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Vino Backyard Designs + A Discount!

I’m pretty sure my move to the mid-Atlantic that brought out my inner monogram lover, so needless to say, I’m head-over-heels for everything by Vino Backyard Designs. Offering beautiful monogram return address stamps, wooden monograms, custom tags and even personalized leather journals, there’s not one thing in this online shop I don’t covet.

Vino Backyard Designs has items perfect as wedding + bridesmaid gifts. We’re loving the custom wooden tags as a creative way to ask your ladies to be part of your big day! Everything in the shop is beautifully made, with a focus on luxe materials and fabulous customer service. New to Vino Backyard Designs are the incredible, custom engraved leather journals — which just so happen to be at the top of my wish list.


Head over here to start shopping! And get this, Vino Backyard Designs is offering our SMP readers 15% off their purchase in the Etsy store! Simply enter code STYLEMEPRETTY2014 at checkout. Discount valid through December 30, 2014.


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Style your Ladies with Brideside + A Promotion + A Giveaway!

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… 


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

Enchanted Garden Wedding Inspiration

With Spring in full force, I’m dreaming of lush blooms and open airy spaces on the daily. So when this refreshing garden inspiration landed in my lap, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. The Southern sweethearts of Signature OccasionsAu Courant Floral and Lindsay Vallas Photography pulled it all together so fabulously and it’s waiting right here in this pretty gallery!

Visualize amazing florals, hanging greenery, ivory lace, and the overall feeling of being in a dreamy enchanted garden… well that is exactly what you get when talented Southern vendors come together to capture Classic Southern Elegance. We really wanted to do a collaboration inspired by the outdoor garden. Most southern weddings are based on the beautiful surroundings and we wanted to capture that and incorporate the romance that can mean as a backdrop. We selected all local vendors and even a local private residence to emphasize our area and really collaborate as a team. It was an amazing day that highlighted our talents as a group.

From Kristen and Deborah of Signature OccasionsIf you want to create this for your own wedding, the overall goal is to keep things light, soft, and airy when it comes to colors. This also means that when you look back at pictures later it will always seem timeless. The use of the vintage furniture is a key ingredient- thanks to Modern Revival, we had amazing vintage sofas and wonderful pieces throughout the venue. Unique elements like hanging a window as a table or doing something in a different way is always fun.

From Meredith of Au Courant FloralUsing hanging greenery, and multi petal flowers like Juliet garden roses, opened parrot tulips and seeded eucalyptus gives an airy organic feeling. Another key is to not be afraid of texture because it can make any bouquet or arrangement unique. This particular bouquet was finished with textured ribbon like ruffled satin and lace.

From Lindsay of Lindsay Vallas PhotographyEvery bride falls in love with photos in the magazines, so make it a priority to carve out time to have your own photo shoot on your wedding day. That can be having a vintage sofa set in a field or a beautiful garden for photos, but just have an area perfect for you two as a couple. If possible, have professional hair and makeup done too. It will allow you to feel extra beautiful and special on your wedding day.

Photography: Lindsay Vallas | Event Coordinator: Signature Occasions | Floral Design: Au Courant Floral | Invitations: Fresh Ink | Hair Stylist: Nathan's Salon: Kaila Saxton | Grooms Attire: Kinkade's Fine Clothing | Bridal Gown: Bridal Path | Hair Piece: Molly Gee Designs | Rentals: Modern Revival