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Love and Lace Bridal + A Discount!

We’ve long loved Love and Lace Bridal for their incredible selection of romantic and unique wedding dresses. And SMPers, get this, because they love you all so very much, they’re offering $200 off any regular-priced wedding gown purchased during the month of September! OH, there’s more — Love and Lace Bridal has teamed up with Two’s Company in Tustin, California to offer $50 off any veil purchase (when purchasing a dress).

Carrying designers such as Leanne Marshall, Elizabeth Dye, Rose & Delilah, Mikaella by Paloma Blanca and so many more, Love and Lace Bridal has you covered in the wedding dress department. The stunning selection is perfect for the fun, quirky and slightly non-traditional bride!

Head over here or call 949.861.8455 to book your September appointment, and be sure to mention discount code SMP200 when booking! For tons more inspiration and pretty pretty dress pics, be sure to follow Love and Lace Bridal on Instagram


Tustin Wedding by Emily Blake Photography

Oh be still my woodland, rustic, DIY loving heart! This wedding is the epitome of gorgeous and has so many sweet and simple DIY projects that can be easily translated and infused into your own big day. I’m loving their creativity from the plant-stand ladder ceremony backdrop to the beautifully understated table settings. Emily Blake Photography was on hand to capture each and every detail. What else can I say? I’m totally smitten. Click here for more.

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From the bride… It was really important for mine and Scott’s families that this wedding accurately portrayed our personalities, but also be as much fun as possible for our guests. We tried to plan everything so that guests would never be waiting, bored or hungry. We knew photography would delay us arriving to the reception, but decided that dinner would be served at 6:15 p.m., whether or not we had arrived. It was also really important that all the toasts, welcome speeches and first dance, father/daughter and mother/son dances happened while guests were seated and eating dinner. We wanted dancing to be the main focus of our reception because as guests, that is always our favorite part of a wedding.

We made a lot of DIY projects, including homemade apricot preserves in 4-ounce quilted jars (made from my family’s much loved apricot tree we planted 10 years ago) and 16-ounce mason jars tied up up twine and a hand-stamped price tag (for drinking and keeping). All of the flowers for decoration, bouquets and boutonnieres were put together by me and my mother. We also incorporated old lace thrifted from all over southern California as much as possible. My favorite way was stretched and cut to fit in different sizes and shapes on embroidery rings (hung behind us as the backdrop for the ceremony, and on all the windows at the reception). I also thrifted all across Southern California in search of old floral silk robes for us girls to get ready in.

I had always dreamed of getting married in the fall, with autumn colors and turning leaves everywhere. The location for the ceremony couldn’t have been more perfect, with huge cedars and redwoods, surrounded by turning sycamores and blooming lavender everywhere. Our DJ was so wonderful, he played everything we asked him to, and he really tried to get a grasp for the feel we wanted our music to give. I walked up the aisle to Sigur Rós’ “Hoppipolla.” My favorite part of the entire day was saying our vows. We had decided together that traditional vows are good vows. And something our officient pointed out was that almost all of the married couples at our wedding would have used those same vows in the past. By us choosing to repeat those, our guests were witnessing a new marriage that also reminded them of the day they said those same vows. Our wedding could also become a sort of renewal of vows for our married guests. I will never forget the way Scott could hardly whisper his vows and the tears we both had streaming down our cheeks. All of our friends and family are the reason we were able to have such a wonderful day. From helping with DIY projects to being chauffeurs, the people who love us are the people that made our day so wonderful.

Wedding Photography: Emily Blake Photography / Wedding Ceremony: Cedar Grove Park Ampitheatre in Tustin, California / Wedding Reception + Catering: Beach Pit BBQ in (Old Town) Tustin, California / Flowers, Apricot Jam Favors, Mason Jar Glasses + Decor: DIY / Wedding Coordinator: Casey Glass / Wedding Gown: Pronovias / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Hair + Airbrush Makeup: Casey Glass / DJs: Bobby Wooldridge and Matt Heim ( / Custom Matchboxes: The Knot

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