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Old World Italian-Inspired Wedding Inspiration

This is one of those galleries that gets better and better with every scroll forward. First I pinned this hairstyle, than I went a little wild with the detailing on this dress. And don’t even get me started on Christine Cater’s florals and full design – my fingers can’t keep up with all this must-pin madness! But luckily Sally Pinera did, capturing every romantic piece of pretty – all of them in our Vault right this way!

From Sally Pinera… Sometimes we don’t need to travel great distances to feel otherworldly! In the heart of Napa rests Andretti Winery where a very old world Italian inspired villa lies. With a elegant and sophisticated feel, we set this shoot on neutral tones to heighten the colors that were already at play at the villa. Christine Cater beautifully created a tablescape that was both organic and exquisite. The table was adorned with beautiful Ark tabletops. The bride wore a lace lush gown by Inbal Dror and classy Christian Louboutin shoes.

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Continue the Napa love afffair here!

Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: Christine Cater | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Christine Cater | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Jewelry: Fourtane | Hair + Makeup: Kelly Jones Makeup | Calligraphy: September Letters | Venue: Andretti Winery | Boudoir Attire: Girl With A Serious Dream | Models: Taylor And Derrick | Ribbons: Tono & Co | Tabletop: Flowerwild

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Al Fresco Napa Wedding at The Vintage Estate

I’ve never been to Napa but I know I’d love it. Gather any gallery from the gorgeous winery weddings that have graced SMP’s pages and you’ll be won over before you can say vino. And the latest of these lovelies? This Sylvie Gil gem. Every image shines bright, from the beautiful Bride and her Jenny Yoo decked out maids to the tablescapes that scream rustic elegance. Add in IQ Videography’s film and let’s all just fall more in love than we thought possible with this piece of heaven in our Vault right here!

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From the Bride… We first met briefly at the University of Colorado, but it was not until five years later in Chicago when we met again that we really hit it off. Instantly the two of us were best friends and simply loved being around one another. During our growing and deepening friendship, we realized just how much that we truly loved one another and began dating.

About five fun-filled years later, we were out on a regular date night in the city when Brett popped the question after going to a few of our favorite spots. We always thought that since our love developed where we live in Chicago that we would get married here. However, once we began the wedding planning process and research, we realized we loved the idea of having a destination wedding and celebrating with our friends and family over the course of an entire weekend. After the destination decision was made, it was very easy for us to choose Napa – a place we visit together at least once a year and have a passion for the wine and the lifestyle.

The components that made the entire wedding weekend so special was having personal touches spread throughout the day that are characteristic of the two of us. The groom is a great fan of scotch, and his most important element of the wedding was ensuring that there was a scotch bar at the reception. With the cigars, expansive selection of whiskey, and robust leather couches – it was a huge hit! I was more focused on the smaller details of the wedding, such as having my mother’s wedding dress and grandmother’s brooch tied around my bouquet (that bouquet!), the music, especially the song “Into The Mystic” played during the ceremony, and finding the perfect wedding dress.

We feel so lucky to have worked with all of our wonderful vendors and cannot thank them enough for all they did to make our best day ever, so incredible. We gratefully hired our wedding planner Simone first and she helped us find our perfect vendors. With her intensive help and collaboration, we created the most amazing day of our lives, with the ones that we love the most, that we will cherish and remember forever.

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Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Cinematography: IQvideography | Event Planning: Simone Lennon Events | Floral Design: Max Gill | Wedding Dress: Fifis Tailor And Custom Design | Cake: Perfect Endings | Invitations: Union Street Papery | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: The Vintage Estate | Makeup: Sandy Thinnes | Hair: sHe Artists | Lighting: ImpactSF | Band: Wall Street | Groom's Attire: Loro Piana | Ceremony Music: Garden Strings | Venue: The Vintage Estate | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

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Bridesmaid Dress Shopping Made Easy with Brideside + A Promotion!

Let’s be honest, guys… wedding planning isn’t always easy.  So the last thing you need to worry about? Finding the perfect attire for your bridal party.  Enter Brideside, the fab online boutique that simplifies the process in every way possible with the help of a personal style consultant, an easy-peasy try-at-home program and hundreds of designer gowns to choose from.  They’re awesome, loves.

Your besties are the most important group of ladies in your life, so choosing that ah-mazing gown that will make ALL of them happy is a top priority. We totally get that… and so does Brideside.  Which is why their group of seriously knowledgeable style consultants will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process; answering all of those questions you are SURE to have and being those extra set of eyes you didn’t even know you needed.  Which means that whether your nearest and dearest live right next door, in different states OR across town on an entirely different work schedule, Brideside is here to help with their fabulous online shop and try-at-home program.  We love.

With Brideside, finding that perfect gown is, well… as simple as it is stunning.  That’s because Brideside has hundreds (yes, hundreds) of designer dresses, colors and fabrics to choose from.  They even recently announced their Kelly Faetanini for Brideside Exclusive Collection, a lineup of gowns that makes changing up your bridal party look easy AND fun with six chic cocktail dresses made for dancing the night away + four long skirts to add to the pretty for a more formal look.  It’s basically the greatest thing to happen to weddings since gold glitter and peonies.  We are sooo on board.

So what are you waiting for, loves? Head to Brideside TODAY to register to meet your personal style consultant, invite your besties to view your “closet” and start saving your favorite gowns from Brideside’s hundreds of choices.  Your style consultant will field all of the questions re: size and ordering, then send out samples (they have over 1,000!) in sizes ranging from 00-30 for you to try on at home, bubbly totally optional.  Once you have narrowed down the choices, Brideside will send your gowns right to your doorstep. It’s truly that simple… and that fun.


Brideside is offering SMP readers $20 off dresses using code 20OFFSMPCA!  Offer expires March 31st, 2016 and excludes Joanna August, Jenny Yoo and Donna Morgan collections.