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Wrap It Up Pretty + A Winner

Can you believe we’re wrapping up another wonderful month of inspiration here on SMP?  With so much pretty to peruse on a daily basis, September just flew on by!  And we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait for Fall to really set in… Pumpkin spice lattes, changing leaves and even more gorgeous wedding inspiration is just around the corner.  Exciting, isn’t it?  So in honor of our very last September post, we thought we’d send you off into your weekend festivities with a cute as can be engagement session captured by Lizzi Photography.  With two adorable lovebirds, a bundle of colorful balloons and a picnic in the park, we guarantee you’ll be smiling (and happily reminiscing about those summer days gone by) until we meet again.  Click here for even more!

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From Lizzi PhotographyInspired by vintage styling since high school, all the items used in this engagement session were the couples’ treasures. Lily and Pablo curated these items throughout the years to decorate their future home. They also added their own touch – Pablo’s own sketch pads and animation books. Pablo’s passion for art and animation started at a young age. His passion translated into a career in animation. This artsy couple ensured their engagement session truly reflected who they are.

Photography: Lizzi Photography

If you missed any, here are all of our pretty posts from the week:

a gorgeous Arizona garden wedding
a modern NYC fete
a simply gorgeous Australian destination wedding
a breathtaking Santa Barbara wedding
a romantic Lake Tahoe stunner
a mod brunch inspiration shoot from our friends down under
a pretty yellow infused wedding in Oregon
a full day of seven gorgeous weddings
an effortlessly elegant North Carolina affair
a colorful and pretty Grand Rapids wedding
a gorgeous Saddle Rock Ranch fete
a fabulous garden inspired city fete

Some fabulous links from around the web:

An amazing and edible glittery raspberry glam trifle via Mrs. Lilien
A super fun encrypted save the date template via Martha Stewart Weddings
A delicious donut themed wedding shower…(need I say more?) via The Sweetest Occasion

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Little Black Book members…

Brett Butterstein Photography
The Plantation House
Onteora Mountain House
Absolute Wedding Films
Wyatt Ink
Fantasy Frostings
ELENA DAMY Floral & Event Design
Joielle
Dana Goodson Photography
Derek Wong Photography
Tree Beginnings Eco Favors
Inspired Occasions
Naturally Delicious

To apply to become a member of our LBB click here. We’d love to hear from you!

And lastly, we have a lucky winner to announce! The winner of the YourDreamDress.com gift certificate is Olivia! Congrats lovely lady!

 

Have a pretty, pretty weekend! See you back here Monday morning. xoxo

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San Clemente Photo Shoot by Beauty and the Beach + Diandra Ann Photography

We are celebrating Labor Day the only way we know how – with a big dose of lovely inspiration. And talk about a knock out. This photo shoot is taking rustic to a new level of California cool as seen through the lens of Diandra Ann Photography. From beach picnic to gorgeous succulent-infused tablescape, the ladies at Beauty and the Beach crafted their hearts out with this one and we are eating it up one fabulous detail at a time. From the pretty, pretty florals by Natural Charms Flowers, right down to the delicious dessert spread by Sweet Cream Bake Shop, you can see it all here in the full gallery! Happy Labor Day!

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From Beauty and the BeachI was inspired by the idea of a wedding being a maiden voyage. The concept paired perfectly with our coastal and historical venue The Casino San Clemente. The ocean air has a way of adding patina to everything it touches, that patina provided the broad range of colors we used. There were nods to travel sprinkled throughout the shoot, but we didn’t want the focus to be there. Whether it was an old book, antique silverware, lanterns or a funny little fish it was important that every detail feel like it could be a travel memento.  The style became a wonderful combination of old and new, rustic and elegant.

We collected vintage silver serving pieces and beautifully aged urns to use for the breathtaking florals by Natural Charms. Neallie of Vatne Designs created one of a kind jewelry and accessories sprinkled throughout the shoot. We even dreamt up a boutonniere pin for our groom reminiscent of an antique tie clip or pocket watch.  We collaborated with Sweet Cream Bake Shop to design the beautiful and delicious dessert table. The coconut cake-pops are to die for! Bitsy events crafted a lovely invitation suite that evokes a sense of vintage charm. Hair and makeup was impeccably styled by Beauty and the Beach.

This shoot is full of details highlighted beautifully by Diandra Ann Photography. It was truly a pleasure to work with such a talented team of vendors, thank you so much for helping set this maiden voyage in motion!

Styling: Heather Puhek of Beauty and the Beach / Make-up: Katie Vollmer of Beauty and the Beach / Hair: Katie Vollmer + Heather Puhek of Beauty and the Beach / Photography: Diandra Ann Photography / Venue: Casino San Clemente / Accessories: VATNE Designs / Floral Design: Rebecca Salimpour of Natural Charms Flowers / Sweets: Lisa Lowe of Sweet Cream Bake Shop / Invitation Suite: Bitsy Events / Newlywed Models: Anna & Travis

 

Hidden Hills Wedding by Gabriel Ryan Photographers

This backyard soiree is simply beyond gorgeous with its hints of purple and lavender (check out the chiavari chairs), vintage chic details, and amazing fabric seating chart with chicken wire and mini clothespins. Really, have you ever seen such a pretty seating chart before? Each and every photograph from Gabriel Ryan Photographers has me falling completely head over heels in love with this Calabasas wedding. And lucky for us there is so much more in the gallery!

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From Gabriel Ryan Photographers…I can’t tell you how many times we hear from engaged couples “we would LOVE to have a backyard wedding, but we just don’t know anyone with a cool backyard.”  Fortunately, for Ashley and Cory, Ashley’s aunt & uncle were thrilled at the idea of hosting the wedding at their home tucked away in the hills of Calabasas.  And the fact that their property was the perfect venue… well that was just a bonus.

From the purple chivaris, to the comfy cocktail lounge, to the chalkboard menu and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches, there were just enough details to make the event personal without being overwhelming.  It was obvious that Ashley and Cory wanted an intimate gathering and a rocking’ party where everyone could “make themselves at home.”  And thanks to the guiding hand of Lindye Galloway, a thoughtful offer from a family member and the intentional excitement from Ashley and Cory, their wedding was just that.

Wedding Photography: Gabriel Ryan Photographers / Flowers: Blossom Floral / Event Design + Planning: Lindye Galloway + The Bride / Ceremony + Reception Location: Private Residence in Hidden Hills / Invitations + Stationery: Magpie Paperworks / Wedding Dress: Watters / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Rentals: Town and Country / DJ: Eric Trine / Makeup: Bliss Makeup Artistry

J.Crew and Watters are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.