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Joyful + Romantic OC Anniversary Session

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes this beautiful Orange County anniversary session captured through the lens of Ashley Kelemen. Five years after saying “I Do,” Caroline, from Lovely Paper Things, and her handsome hubby celebrated their love (and their sweet new addition to the family, Walter) with a joyful and romantic photo shoot. Enjoy all the loveliness here.

From Caroline of Lovely Paper Things… Sometimes I feel like I hit the jackpot. No, really, I’m not sure how it’s even possible to feel this much love, but I know I’m lucky I do. Some people wait their whole lives to find that person who always makes them smile, who propels them to another level of goodness they didn’t even know they had in themselves, and who stands by their side, always. I was lucky I found my love early in life, and it still never ceases to amaze me.

How it’s already been eleven years since we met in high school, and became friends, I don’t even know, but I’m sure happy we did. Some people say your wedding day is the best day of your life. And in so many ways it is, and ours was beyond wonderful; seriously it was a dream come true in every way. We glowed with happiness and so much love for each other; and our friends and enormous family traveled from all over the world, coming together to share in our joy and it concluded with an epic dance party and oodles of giggles. But you know what? I’d say that every day you build you life together, every day you stand up for that person you love, every day you make them smile, and feel loved, those little days, over the years begin to add up. And soon you are celebrating a love that is deeper than what you could have even dreamed of on that amazing day years ago.

And then along came little Walter, who completely exploded our hearts with even more love, kisses and giggles than we knew what to do with. I’m one lucky girl to have this family beside me.

For our fifth wedding anniversary we wanted to do something special. Working in the wedding world, I’m so lucky to have the most amazingly sweet and outstandingly talented friends and so of course it just felt right having them come together to create this beautiful celebration of love. And all I can say was it was magical, and we will never forget it!

Photography: Ashley Kelemen | Floral Design: Sweet Marie Designs | Dress: Adrianna Papell | Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup Artistry & Hair Styling | Film Lab: Indie Film Lab | Paper Goods: Lovely Paper Things

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Romantic Orange County Wedding

Draped in pretty pink hues and some of the most romantic details you will ever lay your eyes upon, this gorgeous affair is just what you’d expect from the geniuses known as LVL Weddings & Events.  From the beautiful blooms crafted by Floral Occasions to the yummy treats from Eco Caters, it’s one magical moment after another captured by Sargeant Creative.  See them all right here

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From LVL Weddings & Events… Location that was the first priority for these Orange County Natives. Erin and Brad had envisioned their wedding outside with touches of nature, but still holding true to the romance of their day. They didn’t want something too rustic or shabby chic but romantic with lush greens and tons of trees. When we showed them The Quail Estate, which is nestled in the hills of Orange County, it was the perfect location for these two.

Their color palette choice was blush and ivory tones with pops of navy in the paper goods, groom’s suits and table numbers.

Photography: Sargeant Creative | Event Planning: LVL Weddings & Events | Floral Design: Floral Occasions | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Cake: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Invitations: Wide Eyes Paper Co. | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ivy And Aster | Catering: Eco Caters | Hair And Makeup: Vanity Belle | Band: The Night Shift | Groom's Attire: Evolution Of Style | Transportation: Best Chauffeured | Wedding Venue: The Quail Estate | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

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These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
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Silver Time Studios + A Giveaway!

Loves, it’s time you met Silver Time Studios, the talented team of e-session geniuses that are about to change your entire world.  Think a fab boutique studio offering full-service (+ drop-dead gorgeous) engagement session packages featuring set designs, props, wardrobe, makeup AND hair.  All you have to do is bring the one you love and prepare to pampered in true Hollywood style.  Sounds good to us.

At Silver Time Studios, worrying about the logistics of your e-shoot is a thing of the past.  That’s because the amazing team at Silver Time Studios has everything you need to make your engagement session dreams come true, right in their very own downtown LA studio.  And whether your style is classic, casual, vintage, romantic or glamorous, Silver Time Studios has a package that is perfect for you and yours, complete with a beautiful album.  They’ll even book transportation and scout outdoor locales!

Contact Silver Time Studios today for your free consultation and dress fitting.  Your e-shoot is going to be soooo fabulous.

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What:  Enter to win up to $1,000 credit towards an engagement shoot with Silver Time Studios AND get $100 credit on Rent the Runway for one of your outfits during the shoot!

How: Simply Like the Silver Time Studios Facebook page, Like their giveaway post and comment on the post with your Maid of Honor’s name!  Get additional entries by sharing with your friends and tagging @SilverTimeStudios on Facebook and Instagram!

Who: Silver Time Studios will be announcing up to three lucky winners on their social media channels on May 7, 2015! Good Luck, lovelies! xo

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Marmalade Sky Films + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.

Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.

Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
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Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).

To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!

To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).

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Silver Time Studios + A Giveaway!

Loves, it’s time you met Silver Time Studios, the talented team of e-session geniuses that are about to change your entire world.  Think a fab boutique studio offering full-service (+ drop-dead gorgeous) engagement session packages featuring set designs, props, wardrobe, makeup AND hair.  All you have to do is bring the one you love and prepare to pampered in true Hollywood style.  Sounds good to us.

At Silver Time Studios, worrying about the logistics of your e-shoot is a thing of the past.  That’s because the amazing team at Silver Time Studios has everything you need to make your engagement session dreams come true, right in their very own downtown LA studio.  And whether your style is classic, casual, vintage, romantic or glamorous, Silver Time Studios has a package that is perfect for you and yours, complete with a beautiful album.  They’ll even book transportation and scout outdoor locales!

Contact Silver Time Studios today for your free consultation and dress fitting.  Your e-shoot is going to be soooo fabulous.

the-giveaway

What:  Enter to win up to $1,000 credit towards an engagement shoot with Silver Time Studios AND get $100 credit on Rent the Runway for one of your outfits during the shoot!

How: Simply Like the Silver Time Studios Facebook page, Like their giveaway post and comment on the post with your Maid of Honor’s name!  Get additional entries by sharing with your friends and tagging @SilverTimeStudios on Facebook and Instagram!

Who: Silver Time Studios will be announcing up to three lucky winners on their social media channels on May 7, 2015! Good Luck, lovelies! xo

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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

I’ve long been obsessed with the stunning robes from California-based Doie Lounge, which make sure you and your ladies look amazing from start to finish on wedding day! Not only do I love that they’re eco-friendly, locally produced and seriously gorgeous, but they make the most perfect — and practical — gifts for your bridesmaids.

Made of natural + sustainable fabrics, Doie Lounge robes look adorable in “getting ready” photos  and are super flattering on both tall and short frames! Available in sizes xxs to x-large, these comfortable robes seriously stay put with a permanently attached outer silk tie and an interior tie! Available in a beautiful assortment of colors and combinations — including the newest blush robe called Betty as well as to new pastel robes, the Paige and Shirley, which will ship in 2015 — Doie Lounge also offers discounts for buying in bulk (see more here).

These robes hit the pretty jackpot every time. If you’re not seeing the exact color combo you’re looking for, be sure to email sara{at}doielounge.com and she’ll help you come up with the perfect robe for you and your ladies! Also, ask if there are any robes available that aren’t pictured on the site as sometimes there are a few styles hiding behind the scenes. For more inspiration, check out these real Doie Lounge bridal parties, right here!

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The Prize: A lucky reader will win a Lilian Rob from Doie Lounge in any size!

To Enter: Visit the Doie site and pick out your favorite style! Then head back over here and comment below with which one you like best.

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced in the WIUP on Friday, November 7, 2014

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Valorie Darling Photography  Hair: Trace Hennigsen  Makeup: Artistry by Danika | Calloway Gable Photography | BLF Studios | ES Creations Photography | Katie Hall

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