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Elegant Glenbrook Club Wedding in Nevada

For starters how adorbs are these flower girls?! Talk about cuteness overload and the best party is that these darlings are only the beginning of the gorge that lies in this gallery. Because Virgil Bunao was behind the lens of this majorly elegant affair planned in the hands of Summit Soiree and you’ll want to see it all in THE VAULT!

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From Virgil BunaoI’ve been to the Lake Tahoe area before, and luckily for me, it was another wedding I worked on previously with Summit Soiree (they have some of the best brides!). I seriously had a huge case of the blues after leaving the area; Lake Tahoe is just brilliant and the landscape is a photographer’s dream. When Summit Soiree informed me that I had an inquiry to do photography for Katie and Erik’s big day in Glenbrook, I was extremely overjoyed and so pumped to head back.

I arrived in Glenbrook on a Wednesday, left on Monday, and was able to cram all of the festivities and the scenery in that short amount of time. Katie and Erik and their families met up with me, and they were such good folk. Their rehearsal dinner was in the midst of the beautiful nature scenes of Lake Tahoe with such a laid-back feel. Their wedding was no different. The day was as perfect as it could be; great weather, no clouds, and the sun was shining off of the surface of the blue waters. Katie and Erik chose to have their ceremony in front of the lake and from every angle, there was a perfect shot.

Their design elements was the ideal accompaniment to the surroundings. They incorporated greens and creamy whites, fern leaves and branches and rustic browns and tans; everything tied in very well with the nature scene at the Glenbrook Club. Ashlie and Heather from Summit Soiree did a great job at executing the vision Katie and Erik had for their wedding day, and I had a blast photographing it and especially Mr. and Mrs. Mcdonald. They made my stay in Lake Tahoe another wonderful experience, and it was a treat on its own to be in such a beautiful place, helping beautiful people make new memories.

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Photography: Virgil Bunao | Event Planning: Summit Soiree | Floral Design: Thran's Flowers | Hair And Makeup: Tahoe Beauty | DJ: Moonlight Mobile DJ | Ceremony Music: Avalanche Music | Transportation: Reno Tahoe Limousine | Venue: Glenbrook Club | Rentals: Camelot Party Rentals | Tent Rentals: Celebration Party Rentals | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Vendor: Allure Bridal

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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

You’ve spent months planning your wedding day attire… from the dress to the shoes, you’re completely covered.  So when it comes to choosing a getting ready outfit, you want something just as glamorous. Enter Doie Lounge, a lineup of seriously stunning robes that will make you look as beautiful as you feel the morning of. Think super soft modal jersey, patterned silk and gorgeous colors.  They’re awesome.

Eco-friendly and totally functional, each Doie Lounge robe is produced locally in Los Angeles with natural and sustainable fabrics and features an inner and outer tie, so you can rest assured they won’t slip off unexpectedly.  Not to mention, they look ah-mazing on girls both short AND tall, and are available in sizes x-small to x-large, so they are more than perfect for of your besties. Oh, and those lovely eye masks?  Soooo fabulous.

From the Big Day to every day after, getting ready (+ lounging around) with Doie Lounge robes is as easy as it is beautiful with bulk order options and fabulous one-on-one customer service.  Yep, simply email Founder, Sara, at and she’ll be happy to answer all of your questions, plus talk color options.  How amazing is that?

Visit Doie Lounge today to start your journey towards a picture-perfect wedding day.  And for even more inspiration, check out Doie Lounge on Instagram, Facebook and Twitterplus see all of their real weddings here.


WhatDoie Lounge is giving away one beautiful robe – winner’s choice! (Value $148)

How: To enter, simply visit Doie Lounge and leave a comment below telling us your favorite robe!

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, January 8, 2016.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

Image Credits:  Valorie Darling Photography (Photography, Photo 1-3, 5-6, 9) + Artistry by Danika (Makeup,Photo 1-3, 5-6, 9) + Trace Henningsen Bridal (Hair & Hair Pieces,Photo 1-3, 5-6, 9) + Callaway Gable Studios (Photography, Photo 4) + Charity Swords Photography (Photography, Photo 7) + Weddings by Scott & Dana (Photography, Photo 8)


Blogger Bride Boxwood Avenue’s Dalmatian Themed Bridal Shower

Hi SMP friends! It’s Chloe again, visiting you from Boxwood Avenue. I think it’s safe to say a good party incorporates a fun activity, good food, and great friends, which perfectly sums up my bridal shower! It was a beautiful day held at the Depot Distillery in Reno, Nevada. Their house-made vodka was used in my specialty cocktail, and the food was absolutely delicious! The day was made special by so many little details, but one of my favorites was the XO cocktail napkins that Hibiscus Linens designed for me!

When it came to deciding what type of bridal shower I wanted to have, I knew I wanted to implement Dalmatians and flowers. They happen to be two of my favorite things. That, of course, and a few DIY projects. I also knew I wanted to give my guests something to do, aside from the typical games and activities, because I am not a huge fan of the games that are traditionally played at most showers.

I settled on some DIY flower arranging, a photo booth, and “laundry tip” cards where guests could share their best piece of laundry advice. I set up a large table full of greens, flowers, and vases, and let my guests create their own arrangements, and the best piece of advice I received was to, “find a good dry cleaner!”

During the planning process, I had a blast creating all sorts of things for my shower. I even sewed the Dalmatian print pillows you see in the photos. I’m a sucker for miniature animals, so I, of course, had to utilize those mini Dalmatians somehow! I ended up using them as place settings for my bridesmaids. My girls spent the morning making beautiful bouquets, and afterwards, we let the guests vote for who made the best arrangement. We all had fun using the photo booth which featured a backdrop of (silk) flowers. I got the idea from my wedding planner, A Savvy Event. All in all, I had a wonderful bridal shower, and I will cherish the moments I shared with my favorite ladies for the rest of my life.

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Photography: Melina Wallisch Photography | Event & Floral Design: Boxwood Avenue | Event Planning: A Savvy Event | Venue: The Depot Craft Brewery Distillery | Desserts: Josef's Vienna Bakery | Linen Rentals: Camelot Party Rentals | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | XO Cocktail Napkins: Hibiscus Linens

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Chloe MacKintosh

Blogger Bride