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Here at SMP, we’re all about professing our love for Brideside, the amazing shop at-home online bridesmaid boutique! Offering you and your ladies an easy-to-use site and top-notch personal stylists, it’s easy to see just why we’re head over heels! Take a peek below at some of the stunning dresses we’re loving for summer and a fabulous real Brideside wedding!

Brideside gives brides + her maids the ability to search for stunning dresses by color, fit, theme and designer — making what could be a super stressful process fun and enjoyable! Featuring designers such as LHC Couture and Wtoo by Watters, the hardest part of picking out the perfect dress will narrowing down your favorites! To be sure fit is just right, Brideside calculates size with a high-tech fit calculator and assigns you a personal stylist to ensure everything is just right! To see how the fit process works, take a peek hereAnd I couldn’t forget to mention the Brideside Box, where three different samples are sent to your home for convenient try-on. Talk about amazing, my dears! 

For even more gorgeous real wedding inspiration, be sure to take a peek over hereMy dears, get this, Brideside is giving SMP readers a FREE Brideside Box for the entire month of June when you sign up for a Brideside personal stylist! Head over here to get started. Oh, and there’s more… 

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The Prize: Three lucky SMP readers will win a pair of Elizabeth Cole Statement Earrings!

To Enter: Simply enter hereThe more you share, the more entries you get!

To Win: Readers must enter before June 17, 2014. Three lucky winners will be announced right here on Friday, June 20, 2014!

Photo Credits: Diana Lupo Photography

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Colorful Vineyard Wedding in the Rain

Coming from a former Bride who’s wedding was all sunshine and blue skies, I must admit, I super duper love rainy day weddings. They just seem so magical and romantic. Plus, they’re loaded with good luck or so the story goes. Now enter a vineyard wedding heavy on the color with blooms by Jaclyn Journey and images by Firm Anchor and tell me you don’t agree. Click here for more.

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Fall
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Barn
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Rustic

From the Photographer… This couple is SUPER in love and have known each other since they were kids! He was a family member of one of her best friends. They would see one another once in a blue moon but nothing ever came of it until their sophomore year of college. Fate happened when he was to take an internship in her hometown of Louisville. Chelsea said this about it “he would also be living with my best friends family during this time. My heart dropped to my stomach. Still to this day I’m unsure why I had that initial reaction, but I guess it ended up being quite significant.” It wasn’t much later when they connected via social media and became friends once he got to Louisville. ” Really, from that day on, our three years of dating began. In those three years, we went through many life changes. We were long distance for a year while we were both at college he moved to Louisville, he bought a house, and many more. So now, three years later, WE ARE MARRIED!”

From the Bride… The biggest inspiration for this wedding was the season of Fall. I LOVE the fall! Bryan & I have had some significant and sweet memories in the fall, and I’ve been in love with this season since I can remember. The season inspired our dessert bar – to serve home made pies. They all came from women who all are significant in some way to Bryan and I – we felt like this was a sweet way to include so many more people in our big day.

I always envisioned myself having my wedding reception in a barn. I dreamt of a simple, rustic, open space strung with many lights. Smith-Berry Winery encompassed every thing I wanted. Our ceremony was originally to be outside, looking onto the winery. Plan B came into play as October 5th ended up being a day for record rainfall – 8 inches to be exact. The barn turned out beautifully!

We both love a good Southern meal. Chuck Smith, owner of Smith-Berry, whips up a feast almost every weekend of the summer. Their property hosts concerts, and he is very well known for his food. People are said to come from surrounding cities just to eat!

Jaclyn Journey, our florist & local wedding stylist, made it easy to trust her to put together something I would love; she did not disappoint! My flowers may have been my favorite detail of the entire day. I loved the simplicity, yet vibrant colors of my bridesmaid’s bouquets and the way they made the navy dresses pop.

Advice for brides planning now: No matter the weather or any hiccups, this will still be the BEST day – you’re getting MARRIED!!

Fav Memories: seeing him for the first time & dancing with my siblings at the reception (somehow only ¾ got the good dancer gene, me not included)!

Photography: Firm Anchor | Floral Design: Jaclyn Journey | Wedding Dress: Rebecca's Bridal Boutique | Invitations: Jen Lenhart | Ceremony Venue: Smith-Berry Winery | Reception Venue: Smith-Berry Winery | Hair: Hali B & Co | Table Numbers: Katie Jury

Mint Blue Whimsical Garden Wedding

I’m just going to come right out and say it – this Kentucky bride is my new style hero. She planned a whimsy-driven wedding so special it could make Alice in Wonderland herself a tad green with envy. Oh, and did I mention she had Whitney Neal and Molly Roberson there to capture every second? It’s a lush, textured mint wedding masterpiece, and you click right here for each and every image!

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Fall
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Garden
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Whimsical

From Whitney Neal Photography…. Samantha and Jonathan’s wedding at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens this past fall was full of whimsy and unique touches. From her custom ceremony arch to her flower girl’s crown, all the details were carefully designed and thought out. The use of soft lavenders, ivories, blues and greens gave the wedding a romantic feel and the touch of gold brought elegance and sophistication.

Samantha wanted a lush and textured bouquet to compliment her lace gown. It was full of dinner plate dahlias, garden roses, tea roses, and dusty miller. Their velvet draped floral covered arch in the botanical garden set a romantic scene for the ceremony. Her bridesmaids wore custom made outfits from Etsy and carried paper pinwheels, made by Samantha herself! One of most personal details from the wedding was Samantha’s jewelry. It was created from love notes Jonathan had written to her over the course of their relationship!

Photography: Whitney Neal Photography | Videography: Molly Roberson | Floral And Event Design: Jaclyn Journey | Cake: Sweet Surrender | Catering: Farm To Fork | Groomsmen's Ties: Debonair Bowtie | Botanical Gardens: Yew Dell Gardens | Bridal Gown, Veil, Belt: Jim Hjelm Blush | Bride's Jewelry: Meghan Coomes Forever Yours Agnes | Bridesmaid's Skirts: Chris Skeever Gowns | Coordination: Essential Details | Flower Girl Dress: Mia Loren Boutique | Ring Bearer Suspenders: Mia Loren Boutique