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Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at Sanderling Resort + A Giveaway!

There are bridal shows, and then there is the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase hosted by Sanderling Resort, a non-stop day of drop-dead gorgeous inspiration set against one of the world’s most beautiful backdrops. Think one talented vendor after another, yummy treats and useful tools to help pull off your dream wedding.  All happening on March 19th, you must add this to your calendar NOW, lovelies.

Saying “I do” at the Outer Banks is always a beautiful thing… especially with the help of some of the most talented vendors you will ever meet.  From cakes to floral to photography, the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase offers up over 30 wedding experts that will help you weave together that luxurious affair you’ve always imagined.  Spend your day sampling tasty treats (hello cake, chocolate and Italian Ice), soaking in your complimentary hair and makeup consultation at The Relaxation Lounge, enjoying the live entertainment and even relaxing with a foot massage.  It’s the wedding showcase to end all wedding showcases and we couldn’t be more excited.

Start making plans NOW to attend the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase hosted by Sanderling Resort on March 19th.  Breathtaking tablescapes, fabulous gift bags and your dream day are sooo waiting.


WhatThe Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at Sanderling Resort is giving away a one night stay (either March 18th or 19th, 2016) for the Show, plus two tickets to attend! (Value $299)

How: Simply tell us in the comments below why you CAN NOT WAIT to say “I do” on the Outer Banks!

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 11, 2016.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo


Little Rock At-Home Engagement Session

If you’re looking for a few reasons to schedule an engagement shoot, look no further than this little gallery captured by Kati Mallory. Set at the couple’s Little Rock home, it’s the very definition of “sweet + simple” proving a no-fuss photo session is still every bit as special. Especially when there’s an adorable pup named Olive in the mix. More fun in THE VAULT.

From Kati Mallory Photo & DesignThe inspiration behind this engagement session was simple – to show off the easiness between Ashley & Malcolm. These two live in downtown Little Rock, an area that is undergoing great changes as it is experiencing a revival, and more and more people are choosing urban living. Ashley & Malcolm are no different, and love that their home is close to so many restaurants and their jobs! They share their home with their sweet puppy, Olive – a sweet and playful cavipoo who obviously adored being in front of the camera with her parents, and can’t wait for them to get married next year in Mexico, where Ashley’s family is from.

As soon as I walked into their bright and airy apartment, I fell in love with Ashley & Malcolm’s style – casual and light with some mid-mod touches thrown in. Everywhere I looked were the sweetest mementos, from a love poem written for them while on vacation, to a chalkboard that Ashley’s been working on to map their family trees. Photographing them was a walk in the park, and we quickly fell into an easy, laid-back afternoon of shooting.

After spending awhile inside, we decided to venture outside and into the beautiful weather! Because of the proximity of their home to our reviving downtown area, a golden parking lot seemed like the perfect fit for the end of the shoot! It was an absolutely perfect day.

From The Bride-to-be…Malcolm & I met in November 2013, when our mutual friend set us up. We started dating shortly after, and were inseparable from pretty early-on. There was a snow storm in the winter of 2013, and as luck would have it, Malcolm got stranded! He decided to stay with me for a few days, and just never left! I thank the snow and ice gods to this day!

We got engaged on a beautiful Saturday morning in June while hiking Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas. Malcolm wanted to go on a hike with the pretext that we had never taken our puppy, Olive, hiking. However, I had other plans for the day! I had been wanting to buy a new toilet paper holder for our bathroom, since ours had broken. I finally agreed to go on the hike, but only on the condition that we went to Lowe’s for the toilet paper holder after! During the entire hike, I talked about nothing but that darn toilet paper holders. You can imagine my embarrassment when we stopped at a nearby pond and Malcolm turned around, reached into his pocket and got down on one knee! He told me that I was his best friend, and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me – if I would have him. I said yes, OF COURSE, and then balled my eyes out. It was so awesome!

And then we went to Lowe’s…haha, just kidding! We went the next day.

Photography: Kati Mallory Photo & Design | Venue: At Home

Sperry Tents

Give me a tented wedding any day of the week and my heart is happy.  But give me a wedding celebrated under the sailcloth canopies of Sperry Tents and that’s an entirely new level of pure, unadulterated joy. Think breathtaking silhouettes, solid wood support poles and seriously sweet pennant flags waving in the breeze.  It’s romance meets elegance and it’s exactly how your wedding should be.

There are weddings, and then there are weddings held under the handcrafted goodness of Sperry Tents. Those are the type of weddings where sophistication takes center stage with sweeping panels of genuine sailcloth intricately crafted by sailmakers in coastal New England.  Imagine an array of tent sizes, creative lighting and luxurious floor options seriously perfect for your Big Day, no matter the size of your party.  So whether you plan on dining with an intimate group of 50 or dancing the night away with 500 of your favorites, Sperry Tents’ nationwide network of licensed providers has a tent just waiting for your creative touch… and flare for the amazing.

Contact the Sperry Tents Southeast location nearest you to begin your journey towards your dream wedding.  Offices are now open in Naples and Miami, Florida, as well as Charlottesville, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina.  Happy planning, lovelies!

Photography: IRIS Photography + Al Gawlik Photography + Concept PhotographyNeil Landino


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