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The School of Styling + A Giveaway!

As a blogger + business owner, I’m seriously smitten with The School of Styling workshop for creatives! Taking place at the Merrimon-Wynne House in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 4-6, 2014, this weekend-long experience will help deepen your knowledge of business and gain experience styling — no matter what your profession.

With a goal of teaching new and established wedding and event stylists, interior designers, photographers, bloggers, prop stylists, and business owners how to design and style a space, event, or photo shoot creatively, The School of Styling is not to be missed! Designed to be well-rounded, the workshop will have a three part curriculum (core sessions, intensive sessions and breakout sessions), featuring incredible speakers and intensives ranging from floral design to table top design!

Without a doubt, you’ll leave The School of Styling with a better understanding of your business + creative abilities as well as some amazing new relationships! Sounds pretty incredible, doesn’t it? Well there’s more!

The School of Styling is giving one lucky winner a few of their favorite styling essentials (candle, mug, print, pencils + monogrammed apron) as well as a 10% off the workshop ticket price! To enter, simply comment on this post by July 10 with why you’d love to attend The School of Styling workshop. A winner will be randomly chosen an announced on Friday, July 11. To register for The School of Styling, head over here. Hurry — registration ends July 14th! 

Photo Credit: Landon JacobHalf Apron: Oatmeal Lace Design | Mug: Jenna Kutcher | Print: B Is For Bonnie Design | Pencils: B Is For Bonnie Design | Candle: Anthropologie

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Timeless Southern Wedding in Chapel Hill

This wedding had us at hello with that bridal gown and, who are we kidding, the shoes are pretty phenomenal too. It’s Carolina Herrera and Valentino meets a classic black tie affair in Chapel Hill. The images by Graham Terhune Photography and video from Life Stage Films showcase chic fashion, blooming trees and peonies galore by Watered Garden and you can find even more right here in the full gallery.


From Graham Terhune PhotographyHeather and Robert celebrated a stunning Chapel Hill wedding in the middle of April. The Cherry trees were in full blossom and the overcast day created the most fantastic light for the intimacy of Heather and Robert’s wedding day. We were impressed by all of the classic and thoughtful details that the two incorporated into their wedding celebration. All of the wedding elements were timeless and created an elegant atmosphere that permeated the entire day.

In addition to their stunning outward appearances, Heather and Robert are two of the classiest, kindest and most genuine couples with whom we have worked. We felt the calmness of their wedding day and it allowed us to photograph in the moment and capture the tender emotions between Heather, Robert and their loved ones.

Heather and Robert’s reception venue was at a private residence in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and it provided the perfect backdrop for the wonderful event. Their gorgeous backyard tent was full of special elements including a magnolia wreath chandelier, baby’s breath arrangements and a sitting area complete with shawls for the ladies. The food served was not only delicious but absolutely stunning works of art.

Photography: Graham Terhune Photography | Videography: Life Stage Films | Florist: Watered Garden | Invitations: Bella Figura via Ply | Ceremony Venue: University Presbyterian Church | Hair: Rachel Radford | Band: Sleeping Booty Band | Baker: Cinda’s Creative Cakes | Bridal Gown: Carolina Herrera | Makeup: Stephanie Sevilla with The Makeup Culture | Venue: Private Residence

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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.