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How to Find That Perfect Wine Country Wedding Venue

Searching for that perfect wine country venue? We’ve got you totally covered. Because today we’re hosting a little meet ‘n’ greet with L’Relyea Events, aka, the experts at finding that seriously stunning locale of your dreams. Think a crazy cool Venue Scouting Package with a team of planners that knows everything about hosting an awesome wedding. Do yourself a favor and scroll for the deets.

Guys, we know finding “the one” – and we’re talking venue – isn’t always easy. We’ve been there done that. Which is why the Venue Scouting Package at L’Relyea Events is just. so. genius.  I’m talking an amazing day of venue tours, lunch AND wine tastings (yum), all with the help of a team of planners + designers that hosts some of the most breathtaking events you’ll ever lay your eyes upon. How does it work? First, the team at L’Relyea Events will meet with you + yours to discuss style, budget and “wish list” items, then they’ll coordinate a day of venue visits (typically 4-5) that totally fits your vision. It’s an amazing way to see just what your wedding day could be, sans the sales pitch. We are sooo on board.

Ready to find that locale of your dreams? Contact L’Relyea Events TODAY to begin the process. You’ll be meeting with some of the most talented planners in the biz AND getting a sneak peek into just what your wedding day could be with L’Relyea Events’ at the helm. It’s what we call a serious win-win.

How to Make Yellow the Star of Your Color Palette

For those of you that are looking for your daily dose of vitamin C, allow us to introduce you to the pretty that is this inspiration from Sylvie Gil Photography. It’s a saturated shoot that’s sure to warm up a chilly afternoon and thankfully we’ve got it all to share in The Vault!

From Carrie MoeI had a painting that inspired me for a long time with reds, blues, yellow and pinks that blended so beautifully. I wanted to try make a color palette that was different and unique but similar to the painting. We added in a touch of orange as well to really give it a pop and I am very pleased how the colors came together. We gave each artist (cake artist, invitation, backdrop etc) the same painting that inspired me and let them each mix the colors and blend them together. With so many combinations of colors it is easy to go off stray but each artist really did a beautiful job of interpreting the colors to them and kept them cohesive. The invitation designer used acrylic paints, the backdrop artist dyed papel picado paper and the cake designer used food paints and they all came together to really work so beautifully together.

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Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Styling: Type A Society | Floral Design: Studio Mondine | Dress: Romona Keveza | Cake: The Whole Cake | Invitations: Yonder Design | Jewelry: Single Stone | Hair + Makeup: LunaBella Make-up and Hair | Backdrop: Karina Puente | Chair Rentals: Abbey Party Rents | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Model: scout model and talent | Stylist Assistant: Anna Lord Studio | Tabletop: Casa de Perrin

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Meet Your Perfect Photography Team in 1,2,3…

Falling head over heels for amazing photography is sort of our thing here at SMP, and when it comes to images that make us stop and stay awhile, we have a soft spot in our hearts for Magnolia Weddings. Their fab photojournalistic approach to your Big Day captures some seriously awesome moments… and all in images that will literally take your breath away. Get to know them below.

With over a decade of experience and a passion for capturing your celebration in the best way possible, Magnolia Weddings is everything you’ve ever wanted in a wedding photography team… and so much more. Think seriously talented photographers who aren’t afraid to step away from the camera, get to know you + yours AND assist you in whatever you may need. Whether that’s calming down the bride before the big First Look or shining the groom’s shoes, so that every shot is perfect.  They aren’t just there to snap your Big Day moments… they are friends that will take care of you. And, honestly? That’s awesome.

Ready for images that you’ll cherish for always? Contact Magnolia Weddings today to begin your journey. You won’t regret it, loves.

Photography: Magnolia Weddings | Floral Design: Vo Floral Design | Catering: Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club | Makeup: Melanie Leandro | Hair: Rose Bouvier | DJ: Justin Nguyen | Venue: Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club