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Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry

Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe what you’re about to feast your eyes on, my dears. Inspired by old world craftsmanship and the jewelry history of Europe, Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry creates truly stunning and unique designs. Each piece is designed by Adam Foster and hand made in his St. Louis, Missouri boutique + studio. I mean, come on, how gorgeous are these sparklers?!

Traveling across the country — and the world — to source incredible stones and to gather inspiration, Adam Foster of Foster Fine Art Jewelry is truly a creative genius. He believes that knowing the source of the materials and the people that cut, mine or make each element of his pieces is crucial to the design process. And we couldn’t agree more. From truly unique engagement and wedding rings to one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets, this line of jewelry is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

Working with clients across the globe, Adam Foster Fine Art Jewelry can help you design something incredible. You can see more of his work in his Etsy shop, as well as on Pinterest and Facebook. To schedule your in-person meeting, give them a call at 314.771.3390 or email info{at}fosterjewelry.com.

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Bliss Weddings & Events + A Discount

As a former Windy City resident, I’ve been following (and swooning over) stunning events and weddings crafted by Bliss Weddings & Events since forever. With over 20 years of experience in luxury event planning, floral design + interior design, the creative geniuses behind Bliss will make sure your big day is totally unique and perfectly planned from start to finish!

Made up of a group of uber-talented planners and designers, the Bliss Weddings & Events team is as stylish as they are creative and fun! And that, my dears, comes shining through in each and every one of the high-end events they design and orchestrate. With a focus on personalizing every event with impeccable style, clever touches and creativity, not a detail is left behind. Guiding couples through the sometimes overwhelming process, Bliss will design every last detail of your event, from florals to lighting to paper goods. Chock full of inventive ideas and contemporary charm, a cookie-cutter event is simply not an option when working with Bliss.

Offering both full planning as well as month-of planning by their fabulous Month-Of Mavens, the Bliss team helps couples create streamlined and specialized events that will have your guests in awe. SMPers, the Bliss Belles and Beau are simply the answer to your event design + planning worries! Ready to get started on your big day? Now’s the time, because Bliss is offering $150 off  contracted month-of planning packages! Simply mention SMP in your email inquiry to redeem discount. 

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Classic Midwestern Fall Wedding

As an Iowa native living on the East Coast, this Cedar Rapids wedding feels like a little slice of home. Complete with a down-home ribs dinner in a prairie lodge and pretty details up the wazoo, there’s a whole lot to love in the gallery from Hannah White waiting right here. Happy Tuesday, SMPers!

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Seasons
Fall
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ChurchLodge

From the Bride… Bastián and I met in a castle in Chile when I was there doing research on love poet Pablo Neruda. Three continents, two years, and a lot of airfare later we made our relationship work, and we knew this day had to be a celebration of all the people who’d shown us so much love along the way.

When you’ve got friends coming in, flying to Iowa from Chile, California, North Carolina, New York and more, you want to show them a good time, and also marry the traditions of all the different places that have made you who you are. We had a down-home Iowa dinner (miraculously, no one had a serious issue with the ribs and the formalwear!) in a prairie lodge, but then for dancing we headed back to downtown Cedar Rapids and mixed it up — a bit of Chile, a bit of Iowa, a bit of the coasts and everything in between. We were so happy to see people meeting, dancing, celebrating, speaking English and Spanish and everything in between.

The whole day was about bringing people together: we rode with our friends in the party bus, and even finished off the night continuing the laughing, talking and celebrating with several guests in our hotel suite! Perhaps it’s not the “romantic” wedding night, staring into each others’ eyes, that many imagine. But for us, the whole weekend was about community, about love in a larger sense.

Photography: Hannah White Photography | Reception Venue: Squaw Creek Lodge | Reception Venue: Shores Event Center | Bride's Shoes: RSVP | Caterer: Catering by LJ's | DJ: Hitting the Mark Entertainment | Church: Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel | Groom's Tux: H & M | Hair Clip: Etsy | Wedding Designer and Florist: Covington and Company