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Colorful Spring Bridal Session

Spring, is that you? It’s me Michelle, and I’ve been patiently waiting for you to arrive. Because honestly, I’m more than ready to bid adieu to snowflakes in favor of sunshine. So, until you’ve decided to show up at my doorstep I’ll be seeking temporary solace in this gorge of a gallery from Natalie Bray Photography. And you? Well you’re more than welcome to join. Get ready to spend the day in The Vault!

From Natalie Bray PhotographyWith Spring approaching, we thought a colorful, feminine, and light filled bridal session sounded incredibly refreshing. Spring is a favorite season for many and this bridal session abounds with light, love, and femininity. Planning a wedding, engagement, or bridal session around your favorite time of year can be a wonderful jumping off point for inspiration. We used nature to inspire this shoot & kept it simple and feminine.

Plenty of Petals masterfully created a stunning bridal bouquet that you just want to live in forever. Impeccably crafted nature inspired luxury. The colors of bright pink peonies, orange dahlias, and yellow garden roses, with soft mauve, and blush harmonize perfectly. A wonderful way to add pops of color to any wedding, bridal, or engagement session is to add florals.

The Sarah Seven gown from The Dress Theory San Diego added a feminine romance with it’s lace sleeves and deep v back. The sweeping train added an element of levity. Absolutely gorgeous!
Hair & Make-up were kept simple with an element of natural and clean. The bride’s features were already swoon worthy, so we wanted to bring those out simply.

We wanted the hair to be easily converted to a second look. Which is great for transitioning from a ceremony, then to reception. The Hair and Make-up box did this marvelously. A sun kissed up-do, that easily transitioned to a cascading look with romantic curls.

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Photography: Natalie Bray | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Hair + Makeup: The Hair & Makeup Box | Model: Jacqueline Dubbins | Ribbon : Bellame Ribbon | Wedding Dress Boutique: The Dress Theory

Stunning Bridesmaid Dresses with twobirds Bridesmaid + A Giveaway!

twobirds Bridesmaid is awesome, I don’t need to tell you that.  I mean, gorgeous bridesmaid frocks that can be wrapped in endless ways to flatter ALL body types?  Genius.  From their amazing selection of soft + stunning fabrics to their 40+ color options to their fab new collections, twobirds Bridesmaid is the best thing to happen to weddings since, well… gold, glitter and peonies.  Soak them all in below.

We’ve all been there.  That crazy day of bridesmaid dress shopping that turns into an almost impossible task, because, well… each one of your besties is sooo different.  Enter twobirds Bridesmaid and their insanely gorgeous lineup of convertible dresses.  I’m talking dresses that requires ZERO alterations, are totally maternity friendly and can be worn time and time again… long after the Big Day is over.  Not to mention their lineup of beautiful hues + brilliant fabric options.  It’s a mixing and matching lovers dream with options in jersey, tulle AND rosette.  And don’t even get me started on the many styling options. These dresses are magic.

Ready to begin your journey towards the world’s happiest bridal party?  Head to twobirds Bridesmaid TODAY to peruse the pretty.  And stay tuned for new collection featuring their bridal gown in lace (!), tulle ombre and jumpsuits.  We.can’t.wait.


What: twobirds Bridesmaid is giving away THREE convertible dresses to one lucky bride and her bridal party! (Value $930)

Who: One lucky bride, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 1, 2016.

How: Enter below, lovelies! Good luck! xo

Style Me Pretty + twobirds Bridesmaid Giveaway!


Modern San Diego Warehouse Wedding

This sweet couple is no stranger to the pages of SMP. We first fell in love with their super creative video save-the-date (I dare you not to tear up!) and then shared their darling engagement session set in Joshua Tree National Park. But today, we’re coming full circle with both their wedding images and film that has set the bar for modern-style celebrations. Big thanks to Meiwen Wang and Daniel Lee for capturing the lovefest that’s officially stolen our hearts.



From The Bride…Immediately after our engagement we began grinding away – we planned our budget on spreadsheets, visited various vendors, and searched for the perfect venue. Needless to say, our first venue visit ended up as our venue for the actual wedding. Our venue choice set the tone for our wedding day- chill vibes and fun times without losing sight of the purpose of our wedding. Everything exceeded our expectations, and we have our vendors, family, and friends to thank for that.

As our ceremony and reception both took place at BRICK, it meant that we had to do a flip in between. We are so thankful for everyone who was so willing to help. A tip to wedding couples: Don’t be afraid to ask for help! When people ask “Do you need any help with anything?”, they are genuinely eager to assist in any way that they can.

Although I was skeptic on how everything would come together, the details worked themselves out. From the beautiful flowers by Pick Tulip to our food catered by Phil’s BBQ, and our rentals from Folklore Vintage Rentals and Madmade Designs…we would not change anything about our wedding. We are truly grateful for Meiwen Wang and Daniel Lee for capturing our day so beautifully.

Our favorite moments from the day did only include the ones filled with emotions, but just celebrating with our closest people in the world. The best way for a bride and groom to share love with everyone at a wedding (albiet probably impossible for a big wedding) is to just groove out with everyone on the dance floor. You probably won’t say hi, give a hug, or share a few words with everyone at your wedding. But dancing with many people at once gives all your closest friends and families a shot to share a moment with you on your momentous day.

From Meiwen WangIf I describe Allen & Eugenia in one word it would be LOVED. They are adored, cherished, and dearly loved by everyone around them, and their wedding day was oozing with the joy that they bring to their friends & family. My heart was so full! Everything about their wedding was perfect– the bridesmaids beautiful dark & blush dresses, the insane florals, the Phil’s BBQ buffet (read: the best ribs in the world)– but the thing I loved the most about their wedding was that it was so authentic– beyond all the pretty details & planning they are a couple who understands deeply the meaning of MARRIAGE. That this was just the beginning of their future, of learning to love selflessly and sacrificially and to enjoy each others lives together. It felt so stress-free, so effortlessly beautiful, and so FUN.

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Photography: Meiwen Wang | Cinematography: Daniel Lee | Coordination: Holly Kalkin Weddings | Floral Design: Pick Tulip | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Panoply Cafe | Catering: Phil's BBQ | Makeup: E2 Beauty | Hair: Ellie Botts | DJ: Daniel Botticelli | Groom's Attire: Combatant Gentlemen | Venue: Brick SD | Brass Vessel Rentals: Madmade Designs | First Look: Balboa Park | Getting Ready Venue: Airbnb | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth | Rentals: Allie's Party Rentals | Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Veil: Handmade By Sara Kim

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