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Tassels and Tastemakers Wild West Inspired Party

When a team of talents join forces for a party like Tassels and Tastemakers you just know you are about to see some serious pretty. Particularly when the party is hosted by Be Inspired PR with vendors like Mindy WeissBeth HelmstetterFound Vintage RentalsKarson Butler Events and 24 Carrots (just to name a few). With a wild west theme executed to complete perfection, these images from Troy Grover make us want to break out a big ol’ yee haw!

From Be Inspired PRThis Spring, we hosted our 5th semi-annual Tassels and Tastemakers party at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles. The top wedding professionals flew in from all over the country and even came as far as Canada and Hawaii to attend the event! The theme was “Wild West” and everyone was encouraged to wear their cowboy boots and hats to really get into the spirit! All were greeted with a custom sheriff badge name tag and a letterpress guide to the night from  Underwood Letterpress sporting a “sexy cowboy” on the front. Throughout the night, guests took line dancing lessons with the live country band, “The Whiskey Woos” by Van Tuyl Entertainment, enjoyed cold beer on tap and visited the “braid bar” by 10.11 Makeup for a true cowgirl hair style! The Saloon, designed by Karson Butler Events, served up delicious honey whiskey lemonade from 24 Carrots Catering and Tres LA kept the guests full with delicious appetizers and a panini station! The dance floor sparkled with custom market lights and comfy lounges designed by Beth Helmstetter. And guests really felt like they were in the Wild West with  Mindy Weiss’ custom teepee lounge and dinner table. Found Vintage Rentals brought in all of the amazing rustic style furniture to transform the space and Hidden Garden Flowers and Art With Nature created incredible floral displays! The space was dotted with custom rope signs with the event’s custom hashtag, #TasselsandTastemakers, and the hosts’ Instagram handles created by Pitbulls And Posies ! Guests could also make a custom flipbook to take home at the Flipbooth in front of a “Go Buck Wild” backdrop designed by The Venue Report! Sweet treats were served up by both Sweet Lucie’s and Hannah’s Bananas for a perfect dessert combo. Attendees were encouraged to network with each other by posting a photo with a new friend and were entered to win the “Selfie Shootout” – a giveaway hosted by The Venue Report for a one night stay at the beautiful Rancho Valencia! And of course, everyone went home with an amazing swag bag! Troy Grover and Cloudless Weddings were there to capture all the amazing details! It was a night to remember and we are getting excited for our next event in NYC in the Fall!

Photography: Troy Grover Photographers | Videographer: Cloudless Weddings | Catering: Tres L.A. Catering | Band: The Whiskey Woos By Van Tuyl Entertainment | Venue: Carondelet House | Braid Bar: 10.11 Makeup | Chocolate Covered Bananas: Hannah's Bananas | Cocktails And Bar: 24 Carrots | Dance Floor, Indoor Lounge, Dessert Courtyard Design: Beth Helmstetter | Dance Floor, Indoor Lounge, Dessert Courtyard Florals: Art With Nature | Dinner Table, Teepee, Braid Bar, Beer And Wine Bar Design: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants | Entryway, Saloon, Cocktail Bar Design: Karson Butler Events | Event: Tassels and Tastemakers | Host and Production: Be Inspired PR | Ice Cream: Sweet Lucie's | Logo: East Six | Paper Goods: Underwood Letterpress | Photo Booth: Flipbooth | Photobooth Backdrop: The Duo Studio | Photobooth Backdrop Design: The Venue Report | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Rope Signs: Pitbulls And Posies | Saloon, Dinner Table, Photobooth Backdrop Entryway, Braid Bar, : The Hidden Garden | Swag Bags: Loverly | Swag: Art Prints: Minted | Swag: Cookies: Milk Jar Cookies | Swag: Dress Designer: Pas De Deux Bridal | Swag: Invitation: Engaging Papers | Swag: Lip Scrub: Sara Happ | Swag: Make Up App: Priv | Swag: Mason Jars: Let's Tie The Knot | Swag: Ring Wipes: Bling Wipes | Swag: Toffee: B. Toffee | Swag: Venue: The Colony House | Swag: Western Cookies: Beverly's Best Bakery | Table Menus: Lehr And Black | Teepee: Revelry Event Designers | Wine: ONEHOPE Wine

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Patina Wedding + A Giveaway!

Dreamy weddings?  They’re sort of our business here at SMP.  So when it comes to drop-dead gorgeous affairs that make our hearts sing, our obsession starts and ends with Patina Wedding.  From their expert culinarians to their fab mixologists to their amazing planning team, this, loves, is a group of wedding gurus that knows a thing or two about making your day totally stunning + totally unique.

A literal dream team of all things wedding, Patina Wedding can take those visions that have been dancing in your head and turn them into a serious reality.  Think custom dessert stations meets fabulous drinks meets the prettiest celebration you have ever seen and you are sooo on the right track.  And with Patina Wedding, each and every affair they touch is yours and yours only, so that every magical moment of your day speaks 100% to you and your honey.  We love that.

Contact one of Patina Wedding’s amazing Wedding Specialists at 213.972.3673 or to start talking about your perfect day.  You can celebrate your “I do’s” in a location of your choosing, or select one of Patina Wedding’s breathtaking locales, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  No matter the venue, you can rest assured that Patina Wedding and their extensive network of vendors will craft a day that you never dreamed possible… and then some.


What: Patina Wedding is giving away $2500 towards your dream day, plus free upgrades, toasts, dinners and discounts on party favors!

Who: To enter, simply build your Pinterest wedding board and take a short quiz!  Click here for all of the details! #PatinaRingOnIt


Romantic Valentine’s Day Inspired Engagement Session

Shot at the fabulously fun Je T’aime Beauty Studio, this couple truly got in the spirit in this adorable Valentine’s Day-themed engagement session from Kim Le Photography. Complete with cascading paper hearts, whimsical touches, and so much cuteness, click through the gallery here so you can feel the love!

From Kim Le PhotographyA flirty and fun Valentine’s Day engagement session is filled with love, light and laughter.

Photography: Kim Le Photography | Hair & Makeup: Beauty By Angelina | Bride's Attire: Morning Lavender | Shoot Location: Je T'aime Beauty

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Jim Hjelm Trunk Show

Mark your calendars, SMPers.  The new Fall 2015 Collection from Jim Hjelm has arrived and every beautiful piece is debuting at the JLM Couture Flagship Salon in West Hollywood, CA.  I’m talking a trunk show to end all trunk shows with one stunning gown after another from a designer that knows a thing or two about bridal beauty.  Debuting from May 15th – 17th, this is what we call a total must-see.

From breathtaking ball gowns to romantic A-Lines to sleek, modern beauties, the new Fall 2015 Collection designed by Hayley Paige is what bridal dreams are made of.  Think silky smooth fabrics, intricate details and the loveliest of hues, all coming together to create some of the most elegant + show-stopping gowns you will ever lay your eyes upon.  Now team those amazing gowns up with a staff that knows everything there is to know about fabulous customer service + making you feel GORGEOUS and it’s “perfect bridal gown” in one, two, three.

Contact the JLM Couture Flagship Salon TODAY to reserve your space at the Jim Hjelm Trunk Show happening from May 15th – 17th.  Believe me, loves… you don’t want to miss a minute.



Elegant Downtown Los Angeles Wedding

This stunning outdoor wedding in downtown Los Angeles is filled with modern details, clean design, and personal touches we can’t get enough of! And those gorgeous purple florals? Forget about it! Christine Choi Photography captured all the pretty for us here, and we can’t stop staring! Click through the full gallery to see it all, and we bet you won’t be able to stop either!


From the beautiful Bride…We wanted our wedding to be simple, yet classic and elegant, just like us! With both of us being from Los Angeles, our family and our home are important to us, so we wanted to have a local wedding. Choosing our venue was an easy choice, we walked into the Maguire Gardens, looked up at the trees, the skyscrapers, and the gorgeous LA Central Public Library and knew that this was where we wanted to be married. We also love good food and the city life, and the Maguire Gardens had everything we were looking for.

When we planned our wedding, we wanted everything to be simple, but enjoyable for those who attended. We didn’t want a lot of fuss or flashy elements, but we were looking for good food, good service and a warm atmosphere for people to relax and have a good time. Neither of us are very religious, and we are from two different backgrounds, so we chose a lightly spiritual officiant to perform the ceremony. Choosing purple as our wedding color was a no-brainer, as it has always been my favorite, and it gave a good contrast to the rest of the decor. Having the simple, yet classic theme, we made sure that our guests focused on the flowers, food and the company, so our tables were minimalist, with fresh flowers, crisp white linens, gleaming cutlery, and small white boxes with Godiva chocolate wedding favors.

We were thrilled with our wedding! Everything went smoothly, the weather was beautiful and it turned out even better than we hoped. It was truly our dream wedding and we have wonderful memories that we will treasure forever.

Photography: Christine Choi Photography | Event Planning: Live Love Create Events | Floral Design: Paradise Florist | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Cake: Cafe Pinot | Invitations: Minted | Shoes: Nina | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Cafe Pinot | Hair and Makeup: Neihule Salon | Lighting: Ambience Lighting | DJ: Michael Joseph Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Cafe Pinot And Los Angeles Central Public Library | Groom and groomsmen's Attire : Ryder Tux | Hairpieces: Royal Accessories | Music: Rock Strings

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This, loves, is exactly how we like to spend our weekends: with an entire portfolio of pretty courtesy of the seriously talented Sergey Green.  Think one breathtaking image after another filled with the sweetest moments you will ever lay your eyes upon and you are sooo on the right track.  It’s SoCal beauty meets a photog that knows a thing or two about capturing every amazing moment… and we can’t get enough.

From Sergey GreenThere is nothing that can keep me away from shooting photos. It’s in my nature. I have been a wedding photographer for over eight years now and have worked on over 350 weddings. It’s not easy to keep the passion going for many people, but with every year I love doing what I do more and more.

Every single event or shoot I do carries the unique style and unique people involved in it. That’s why I like photographing in a photojournalistic style and capturing true people and true emotions in the most beautiful way possible. When you hire someone to capture the best day of your life, it really has to be that feeling: “He’s the perfect photographer for our wedding!”

Welcome to the family, Sergey!  We are so happy to have you! xo