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Breathtaking Photography with Magnolia Weddings + A Giveaway!

Choosing the right photographer to capture your Big Day? Sooo important.  Which is why we’ve set up a sweet little meet ‘n’ greet with one of faves, Erich of Magnolia Weddings.  Think beyond breathtaking images from a photog that knows everything about capturing those moments you will cherish for always. We adore him, loves… scroll below for just a sampling of his amazing work.

With over a decade of experience and sooo many gorgeous weddings already photographed, Erich at Magnolia Weddings prides himself on not only documenting your special moments perfectly, but by being there for YOU in every.which.way possible.  I’m talking the calm your nerves, tie your bowtie, find your bouquet type of assistance that only comes with the knowledge and know-how of someone who has years of understanding couples and their Big Day moments.  Not to mention that Erich will really get to know you and your love, so that he can capture those special little nuances the two of you that you might not even notice are happening. Sooo awesome, no?

Ready to begin your journey with a photographer that will walk with you step by step throughout your day and capture every second of HAPPY?  Contact Erich at Magnolia Weddings today to set up a consultation. Trust us, it will be the best decision you’ll make.


What: Magnolia Weddings is giving away an engagement shoot or wedding photography credit worth $450!

How: Simply follow Magnolia Weddings on Instagram, tag a friend in a comment and use the hashtag #StyleMePrettyGiveaway!  The contest ends this Sunday, June 12, 2016. Good luck, loves! xo


This Inspiration Session is Where Modern Meets Boho

Modern design tends to be sleek lines, cool colors and the philosophy that less is more. Bohemian design, on the other hand, is all about rich colors, bold patterns and romantic whimsy. The two styles seem complete opposites, but this inspiration session from Clane Gessel and Linen + Lilac proves opposites attract. See how lush florals transform this concrete setting in The Vault!

From Linen + Lilac… Imagine the tulle fog rolling in through the Berkeley Hills on a cool summer evening, surrounding an intimate wedding dinner at the iconic Claremont Club and Spa’s outdoor arbor. Inspired by the rich blue of the hotel’s Hillary-Tenzing room balanced by a softer rose quartz, we drew style inspiration from the hotel’s new modern interiors while giving a nod to the traditional feel for which the Claremont has always been known. An elegant bar backed by Maryanne Moodie’s intricate weavings, delectable bites on modern Heath Ceramics place settings, and a little woven throw for each guest to stay warm while enjoying cocktails and good company, all nestled under a sea of loose, romantic hanging greenery, is the ideal setting for a private wedding celebration or elopement with just your nearest and dearest.

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Photography: Clane Gessel Photography | Event Design: Linen & Lilac | Floral Design: Bowerbird Atelier | Wedding Dress: La Soie Bridal | Cake: Ma Petite Maison Cake Design | Stationery: Bowerbird Atelier | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Makeup: Tylar Leonard | Hair: Taylor Cercone | Venue: Claremont Club & Spa | Furniture Rentals: Blueprint Studios | Glassware + Flatware: Billy Ella | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Place Settings: Billy Ella | Place Settings: Heath Ceramics | Social Catering Manager, Claremont Club & Spa: Claremont Club & Spa | Weavings: Maryanne Moodie

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Design Your Dream Day with WED School + A Giveaway!

We’re big fans of Shannon Leahy (read: she’s awesome), so when she told us she was launching a fab WED School to teach each and every one of you how to plan + design your Big Day like a pro, well… happy dancing ensued.  Think a self-study training platform that will walk you through the creative process + develop your unique sense of style to design a day that is totally chic and totally you. YES.

We all love Shannon Leahy and her stunning, stop-you-in-your-tracks weddings, so signing up for her WED School (aka, Wedding & Event Design School) to learn everything there is to know about creating a breathtaking event is sort of a no-brainer.  I’m talking tips and tricks the pros use, plus step by step tools that will give you that cohesive + professional + beyond breathtaking day you’ve always dreamed of… one that will leave all of your guests talking with each and every gorgeous detail.  It’s awesome.

So what are you waiting for, loves?  Head to WED School today to sign up for your very first course, Event Design 101.  You’ll learn the skills you need to throw the greatest wedding ever, plus master all sorts of celebrations, from gorgeous dinner parties to intimate anniversary parties to baby showers and more. In other words?  You’ll be planning like a pro in no time at all.  Contact them NOW to get your party on.


What: WED School is giving a free event design course to one lucky winner! (Value $399)

How: Simply leave a comment below telling us which aspect of your wedding planning experience your most excited about!

Who: One lucky reader, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 22, 2016.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

Photography (Top to Bottom): Josh Gruetzmacher (Image 1, 2, 5) + Silvana Di Franco (Image 3) + Sasha Gulish (Image 4)