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5 Tricks to Keep Your Flowers Fresh Longer

One of the best things about hiring a great florist is that they know all the must-have tips and tricks to ensure your flowers look their absolute best on your big day. Worried that your flowers will lose their vibrancy before you even hit the aisle? Don’t be. Becca from Petal Floral Design shares some secret pro tips for keeping your flowers fresh longer in the video below!

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Florals: Petal Floral Design | Film: Elysium Productions

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Romantic Stone Harbor Wedding

Happy tears? Well, they’re something I’m all too familiar with -especially after watching the Fiore Films below. Because it’s moving words shared from the Bride’s father that’ll have you reaching for a few tissues. A day filled with love, Alison Conklin Photography shared her photos with us below!

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From Alison Conklin PhotographyI hope that you love this wedding as much as I do! It has a beautiful couple madly in love with such sweet details and florals from Sullivan Owen.

Photography: Alison Conklin Photography | Planner: Confetti & Co | Floral Design: Sullivan Owen | Cake: Cake Studio Of Ocean City | Make Up: Victoria Roggio | Hair: Mirror And Mantle | Band: Ebe Amsterdam | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: The Reeds At Shelter Haven | Paper And Invites: Loveleigh Invitations | Photo Booth: Poseybooth | Video: Fiore Films

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Romantic Trump National Ballroom Wedding

We can’t say enough about how fantastic Fiore Films is over here at SMP. Each one of their films has been a delight to watch, and this romantic wedding at the Trump National Golf Club is no exception! Assigned with the task of capturing their niece’s wedding, Fiore Films works their magic (with a special shout out to CLY  BY MATTHEW for the beautiful photos), and you won’t want to miss any of it below!

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From Fiore FilmsThis is a very special wedding for us — the wedding of our own very own deliciously beautiful niece. What more is there to say? Kylee and Anthony you are amazing… and ridiculously silly together! We love you both so so much and are so excited to see this shared with Style Me Pretty fans!

From the beautiful Bride… Anthony and I met on a blind date 3 years ago. As reluctant as I was, I gathered up the courage to go and I’m grateful every day that I did. Anthony, a Long Island born, Italian, sarcastic, sweet but fresh, outgoing personality clicked with my guarded, sarcastic, fun loving, Jersey girl personality. A few weeks later we went on a double date and the rest is history. When you know, you know. We fell in love instantly. We moved in together after 4 months and were engaged 2 years later. The proposal caught all of my friends and family, including myself, completely off guard.

Anthony is in Law Enforcement, allowing him the ability to pull a few things off that we civilians couldn’t. When he was ready to pop the question He had to think of a creative way to surprise me. We had dinner reservations but had to make a stop to meet one of the guys he works with to “drop something off to him”. Before I knew it we were at the beach in Newport, RI (where we lived) where an officer stood with an unlit traffic sign. Shortly after I learned that traffic sign was about to change my life forever. After much negotiating, Anthony convinced me to get out of the car and “Kylee Will You Marry Me?” shined big and bright on the traffic sign. I never thought the day would come and it was such a surreal moment.

Living in Newport, RI at the time with family and friends in New Jersey and Long Island, we decided to get married in Bedminster, NJ at Trump National Golf Club. We could not have picked a more exclusive, beautiful and romantic venue to celebrate the best day of our lives. With countless hours spent on Pinterest, Style Me Pretty, and other wedding blogs I knew I wanted a romantic, elegant fall wedding. Walking into the ballroom at Trump and seeing nothing but chandeliers and ceiling to floor glass windows surrounding the entire room we knew Trump National was perfect for the romantic theme we wanted.

With a year to plan, November 15, 2014 approached before we knew it. We began our day at the private villas at Trump. I stayed in a villa with my 9 bridesmaids the night before where we all got ready the morning of the wedding. Beige and Blanc came to do our hair and make up, while Fiore Films and Matthew from CLY CREATION met us there to start capturing our special day. In no time at all it was time for Anthony and I to do our first look. The entire day from start to finish was a fairytale and so dreamlike. From the moment I walked down the stairs and tapped on Anthony’s shoulder for him to turn and see me was when it all started to get real!

I highly recommend that other couples do a first look. It not only allowed us to see each other sooner but we took our pictures before the ceremony. It gave our entire wedding party quality time to hang out in the quietness before the craziness began! And of course helped with my nerves! After the first look and the pictures it was time to walk down the aisle to say our I Do’s.

From that point on the evening was filled with nothing but love, laughter, food, fun, drinks, and dancing. Before we knew it the night was over and we were so sad to see it end. The one thing everyone told us was the day goes by so fast and to enjoy every second of it. And boy were they all correct. Take a minute to cherish the moment and take it all in. Otherwise do what works for you and don’t worry about what others such as parents, friends, and family are telling you to do. Once the day comes there is nothing you can do to fix any little hiccup. Enjoy every moment of it because it literally goes by in the blink of an eye.

I couldn’t be more thankful to have Fiore Films capture our special day. I can’t watch our teaser without crying no matter how many times I see it. Fiore Films is extraordinary and nothing like anything I have ever seen. Not only does she capture every moment and detail of the day but the music she attaches, the lighting, the angles, the emotions she captures are unreal. I’ve seen many videos but I have never seen better work than Fiore Films. I am also lucky to say that Sharrone Calafiore from Fiore Films is my aunt. I was blessed enough to have my own family capture the best day of our life!

Photography: CLY By Matthew | Cinematography: Fiore Films | Floral Design: Jardiniere Fine Flowers | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Invitations: Cherish The Moment | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair And Makeup: Beige And Blanc | DJ: Satisfaction Guaranteed | Groom's Attire: Vera Wang | Wedding Venue: Trump National Golf Club | Music: Marmoset

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NST Pictures + A Giveaway!

We absolutely adore NST Pictures, the fab cinematography team that knows everything there is to know about capturing your wedding.  So when we heard that they were giving away an amazing cinematography package to one lucky-in-love duo, well… we simply had to share.  I’m talking a beautiful trailer film, documentary coverage, HD digital film links (and more!) all wrapped up in that awesome service NST Pictures is known for.  Find out so much more below.


Your wedding day is all about the memories… from that lovely morning spent with your besties to seeing your sweetie for the very first time.  So finding the right team to capture every precious second? One of the most important decisions you’ll make.  Enter NST Pictures, an artistic cinematographer that will expertly preserve those moments in a keepsake you’ll cherish for always. Think a beautifully made movie-like short film with multiple camera angles, enchanting music and HD footage.  Oh, and I mentioned their fabulous giveaway for that one oh-so-lucky couple?  Say it with me, loves: awesome.


Trust me on this one, SMPers: contact NST Pictures today to start your journey.  Their cinematography packages start at just $980 and can be easily customized for all of their Tri-State area, New England, Mi-Atlantic and Southern California couples.  It’s family heirloom in one, two, three… and you can thank us later.

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What: NST Pictures is giving away an all-inclusive wedding cinematography package to one lucky couple, including a full day of coverage with two cinematographers, a trailer film, a feature film, a documentary edit, USB copies and HD digital film links!  (Value $4810)

How: To enter, and for all terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

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Bliss Monique Lhuillier at Gabriella New York

It’s no secret that here at SMP we’re obsessed with all things Monique Lhuillier, so you can imagine our excitement when we heard about their newest collection — Bliss by Monique Lhuillier — which is being debuted at Gabriella New York! Dreamy, romantic and feminine, this stunning collection is not to be missed.

Featuring gorgeous hourglass shapes and waist-enhancing corsetry embellished with delicate lace and ethereal tulle, these gowns scream romantic + feminine. Reflective of a bride who is as classic as she is dreamy, the Monique Lhuillier Bliss collection embraces the modern bridal silhouette.

To see the full collection + to find your perfect gown, set up an appointment at Gabriella New York. And now’s the time to begin your happily ever after, because there is a special 10% discount on all Bliss gowns from June 18-21, 2015! Happy shopping, lovelies! xo

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Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Dress: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon | Bridal Salon: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

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