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SMP Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Giveaway!

Summer weekends — is there anything better?! To start this one off right, we’re introducing you all to a fabulous new advertiser to join to SMP family: La Jolla Cove Suites. Named a Top 5 Wedding Venue in San Diego for three years in a row, this stunning hotel offers incredible ocean views that will have your guests swooning.

Overlooking famous La Jolla Cove, this beachfront hotel’s rooftop terrace is perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 225 guests! Offering couples incredible catering by The Abbey Catering & Event Design Company, guest rooms, suites and vacation rentals for guests, top-notch customer service and breathtaking views, La Jolla Cove Suites is a must-see locale. For more information and tons of inspiration, check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


The Prize: One lucky couple will win a 1-night stay in a deluxe ocean view suite at the La Jolla Cove Suites featuring a private balcony with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the southern California coastline. ($399 value!) Stay includes a complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and a one hour bike rental for two. Advance reservations required, based on availability only, black-out dates apply.

To Enter: Comment on this post with why you want to explore the La Jolla Cove Suites. One winner, selected completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on June 26th!  For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck!

Photo Credit: Heidi-O-Photo


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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


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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