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4th of July Americana Inspriation Shoot

The 4th of July is easily one of my favorite holidays. The color palette makes my patriotic heart palpitate, and if you know me at all, you know I am a total sucker for stripes. So when a pretty little shoot like this one lands in my lap, I become happier than I probably should admit. Captured by Cassandra Castaneda, with gorgeous florals from Emmy-Ray Floral and styling by Soirée Event Designs - this gallery is worth a sparkler send off. See it all here.

From Madi Sanders, Soirée Event Designs...Inspired by a romance as sweet and familiar as the taste of homemade apple pie, we desired to capture the beauty of timeless elegance with a nod to American tradition. A stately venue, red and white florals, gorgeous gown and just a little blue sparkle made a festive palette perfect for celebrating July 4th.

Photography: Cassandra Castaneda Photography | Florist: Emily Walters, Emmy-Ray Floral | Gown: Modern Trousseau From Altar Bridal | Invitations: Little Yellow Leaf | Ceremony/Reception: The National Golf Club Of Kansas City | Cocktail Dress: Kirribilla | Hair Accessories: Emmy-Ray Floral And Jewelry Design | Hair/Make-up: Mikayla Crane, BeChic Bride | Models: Emily Kennedy And Jordan Brewer | Rentals: UltraPom Event Rental | Styling/Coordination: Madi Sanders, Soirée Event Designs | Venue: The National Golf Club Of Kansas City

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Gorgeous Fall Wedding in St. Louis

Midwestern charm, meet New Orleans Flavor. As if fall in the Midwest couldn’t get any prettier; add in love, masquerade masks, some beautiful settings from BBJ Linens, the Funky Butt Brass Band, and tree lined pathways ablaze in red, and you have yourself one stunning (and super fun) wedding. Don’t miss Brain Gaadt‘s heartwarming video at the end, and make sure to check out Heather Roth‘s photos of the event here.


From Heather Roth Fine Art Photography…The bride’s parents hosted over 250 guests in their historic backyard property in the Central West End of Saint Louis, MO. The mansion was built in 1908 and was the perfect place for their daughter’s B&W striped and gold wedding. With John being from New Orleans, the reception embraced some of his hometown flair and a few of his favorite things including old-fashioned cocktails + cigars, masquerade masks, a scotch bar, and a kickin’ 6 piece instrumental band – the Funky Butt Brass Band.

Photography: Heather Roth Fine Art Photography | Videographer: Brian Gaadt Productions | Floral Design: The Special Event Florist, Tina Barrera | Cake: Sugaree | Stationery: Paper Patch | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica Of Saint Louis | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Catering: Ces & Judy’s | Bridal Boutique: Fleur De Lis Bridal | Bridal Gown : Judd Waddell | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Cocktail Hour Band: Funky Butt Brass Band | Drapery + Lighting: Exclusive Events | Hair + Make Up: Danielle Style, Annie Heyward | Linens: BBJ Linens | Reception Band: Galaxy Red | Tent + Rentals: Premier Rentals & Weinhardt | Wedding Day Coordination: Perfect Day Wedding & Events, Tami Heroff

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Spring Picnic Engagement full of Blooms

Spring is in the air my friends and so is love with this tulip filled picnic engagement. Styled by Mint Space Design along with imagery, bouquets and cocktails by Lisa Dolan Photography, this just might be the loveliest love session we ever did see. And bonus points for the scrumptious cocktail recipe that can be found over on SMP Living right now. See all the blooms, furry friends and fabulous picnicking you could possibly imagine right here in the full gallery.

Tricia and Steve’s engagement session was spring perfection! It started with the perfect little picnic in the park, followed by a walk through blooming Magnolia trees.

The creative minds over at Mint Space Design created the colorful fresh tulip crown, and designed the entire picnic. The couple enjoyed a Triple Berry Ombre cocktail and French Macaroons. Their pup Ollie also joined in on the fun!

Photography: Lisa Dolan Photography | Event Design: Mint Space Design | Jewelry: Style By Stefani (for Chloe + Isabel) | Brides Bouquet: Lisa Dolan Of Lisa Dolan Photography | Cocktails: Lisa Dolan Of Lisa Dolan Photography | Coordination: Mint Space Design | French Macaroons: La Bonne Bouchee | Park: Forest Park