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Oh So Inspired Retreat Giveaway!

Wedding pros, gather ’round. Because our friends behind Oh So Inspired are giving away a free spot to this year’s amazing retreat and you – yes, YOU – have a chance to win big. I’m talking three days of intimate, hands-on learning with fellow creatives all across the country, not to mention the setting in California’s wine country. Ready to enter? Read on for details below!

About the retreat… Set in the heart of beautiful California Wine Country, Oh So Inspired will be held at the Luxurious Ramekins of Sonoma. We have planned a 3 day gathering, after which you’ll walk away with a wealth of knowledge having participated in a variety of interactive lessons that you’ll be able to implement in your business. We’ll take you through a floral class, sketch lesson, calligraphy tutorial, culinary cooking experience, and you’ll also get to partake in a styled photoshoot ( at a secret location ) alongside one of the Nation’s top photographer. In addition to all the education, you’ll get a chance to hear stories of inspiration and humble beginnings from successful entrepreneurs, as well as bond over fire-side chat. Sounds like your cup of tea? Cozy up with us this November and indulge in learning, renewal, and honest to goodness growth; take your business to a whole new level and create life-long connections.


THE PRIZE:  One ticket to the 2014 Oh So Inspired retreat in Sonoma, California. (Travel and accommodations not included)

TO ENTER: Follow Pinterest board instructions above.

TO WIN: Winner will be chosen 10/10/14 and contacted via email.

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Weddings Unveiled

As the days begin to shorten and the temps start to drop, it can only mean one thing: fall weddings are upon us! California brides, get ready to gather tons of inspiration at the Weddings Unveiled event from 11am until 2pm on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center. This free bridal + wedding fair will get you on your way to planning your dream wedding!

This incredible free event (yes, free!) will help couples get a head start on their planning to-do list! All held in a beautiful setting filled with amazing inspiration, Weddings Unveiled will feature live music, a couture bridal fashion show by Bridal Galleria as well as 40+ top wedding professionals! This show is basically a one-stop-shop, where couples can check out incredible cakes, caterers, florists, invitations, music and even honeymoon destinations! Be sure to mark your calendars for September 14, my dears.

Not only will there be tons of amazing vendors, but there will also be giveaways, raffle prizes (such as 2 VIVO fascinators and a Motives gift bag) and special discounts, including 10% off invitations at Hyegraph Invitations & Calligraphy! For more information on the event, check out the Weddings Unveiled Facebook Page, and to RSVP, head over here!



Romantic Outoor Wedding at Annadel Estate in Sonoma

Sonoma weddings always seem to dance on the side of lovely. But this one. Well, this one is both lovely and innately personal – handcrafted by California’s finest of course. Photographed by Kate Webber with design by A Savvy Event and florals by Nancy Liu Chin – this celebration is exactly what we preach on SMP. Make it beautiful, make it personal. Click here for even more.


From the bride…We wanted to have a destination wedding so that we could extend the wedding celebrations and enjoy a full weekend of wedding festivities with our family and closest friends. Sonoma, California was a natural choice as Craig and I bonded over our mutual love and passion for great food and wine. We envisioned our wedding weekend filled with delicious meals and great local wines in a beautiful setting where everyone truly felt like a part of the celebration.

Craig and I are both foodies and much of our planning focused on the food and wine. Our inspiration was “French country” – an homage to Paris where we were engaged – and we worked with an amazing team of vendors who helped bring our culinary vision to life!

This was a foodie wedding with a twist –I have celiac disease and cannot eat gluten, and both Craig and I are lactose intolerant; so it was important to us that our menu was inclusive of all dietary restrictions. We designed a menu that was gluten and dairy-free – including our wedding cake buffet! It was our big fat, gluten-free, dairy-free dream wedding. “Magical” was the word so many of our guests used to describe the weekend – and it was just that; we had our perfect ending.

Photography: Kate Webber Photography | Floral Design: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | Cake: Gluten Free Sweet | Invitations: Laura Hooper | Jewelry: Mozaffarian Jewelers | Catering: The Girl & The Fig | Lighting: Twilight Design | Makeup & Hair: It’s A Date | Planning & Design: A Savvy Event | Rentals: La Tavola | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals | Wedding Venue: Annadel Estate Winery

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