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Join Us Tomorrow! West Elm + Style Me Pretty Pop-up

New Englanders, the time has come to celebrate in true SMP style. We’ve partnered up with West Elm Fenway and we’re inviting YOU to join the revelry THIS SATURDAY! Come share the day and meet our very own Abby Larson, a few fabulous local wedding vendors, and get tips on registering. Join us on Saturday, May 2nd from 12pm – 3pm, click here to learn more and be sure to RSVP!

Meet with local vendors like Mayflour ConfectionsRuth Eileen PhotographyBlackbird DoughnutsLauren Wells Design + Stylingand Petal Floral Design! You won’t want to miss out on the festivities, we promise it’ll be an afternoon filled with fun + fabulousness. See YOU there!

ONGOING GIVEAWAYS…

Minted
Doie Lounge
Patina
Doie Lounge

This week’s DISCOUNTS…

Squarespace
Zola
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

For our California Brides… Giveaways from Silver Time Studios and Rime Arodaky, and discount from Marmalade Sky Films 

For our Midwest Brides… Discount from WASIO photography

For our Southeast Brides… Giveaway from Rime Arodaky

For our Mid-Atlantic Brides… Discount from Goodstone Inn & Restaurant 

For our Tri-State Brides… Discount from IM Photo Studio and giveaways from Rime Arodaky

For our Australian Brides… Discount from Linneys and don’t miss the “Carats & Couture” exhibition going until May 2, 2015!

And our WINNERS…

Congratulations to our Jenny Yoo winner Mariteremilan!

Congratulations to our Sweet Whistle winner Caroline!

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Rustic Summer Wedding at the Barn at the Crane Estate

It’s our lucky Friday, with not one, but two Joyelle West wonders. We loved on this elegant Rhode Island manor wedding this morning and now we’re crushing hard on this Crane Estate beauty. Held at their Italian-style barn, this celebration was bursting with rich jewel tones, reminding me why I so adore autumn weddings. This gorgeous gallery isn’t one to be missed!

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Summer
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Barn
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Rustic

From Joyelle West… Brittany and Brandon had a timeless black and white wedding at the Barn at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. Their ceremony was in the field that was the vegetable garden in the early 1900s, and the reception was in the Italian-style barn. I was in love with the beautiful old garden, the sweeping grounds, and the light we had that day.

From The Bride… My mom and I picked all the décor, we have similar style and she knows exactly what I like so we work really well together. Many things were found on Etsy, my mom found my something blue (a pin with two cats and a blue moon) as well as the antique French mailbox for cards, which were two of my favorite elements!

The chocolate cake was decorated with stars. My cousin Jamie’s girlfriend Krista baked the macaroons, she had never baked for an event before and did such an amazing job, they were delicious and she is such a sweetheart for taking on such a big first job!

Melinda has been my hairdresser for years and I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my hair for my wedding. My loose and pretty hairstyle worked so well with my hairpiece and perfectly complemented my beautiful strapless gown. My hair and my makeup, which I did myself, as well as the cat pin on my bouquet and my perfectly witchy pointy black suede kitten heeled Mary-Janes made me still feel like myself which was important.

Shelley made up the most gorgeous arrangements, especially the urns, which were lined with moss and were part of the garden ceremony and then were moved down to either side of the barn doors. The colors of the flowers were peach, pink, burgundy and white with accents of silver dusty miller and eucalyptus. My bouquet included Coral Charm peonies, Juliet garden roses, jasmine, burgundy ranunculus and silver dusty miller. Shelley designed it so it would mirror my headpiece.

Brandon and I made sure we sat down and ate delicious food together and spent most of the night dancing with each other, which is always our favorite part of weddings. We ended the night with Shout by Lulu, it is one of my favorite songs, I just love her energy and her voice and was so happy that so many people joined us on the dance floor for a happy energetic song before we said our goodbyes. We had perfect weather and an amazing night and Joyelle captured it all beautifully with her stunning photography style!

My advice to other brides would be look at other people’s weddings for ideas but make sure you stay true to your own personal style, surround yourself with people you love and blot your face during the reception (Shiseido Pureness Blotting Paper is the best!) Also, don’t have three martinis the night before your wedding if you only had sushi for dinner and (super cliché) marry your best friend!

Photography: Joyelle West | Flowers: Bow Street Flowers | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cakes: Flour Bakery | Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alexandra Grecco | Hair : Melinda Brandt And Kerri Marland | Wedding Venue: The Barn At The Crane Estate | Cake Topper Stars: BHLDN | Flowergirl & Ringbearer Accessories: J.Crew | Groom’s Suit: J.Crew | Hairpiece: Twigs And Honey

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Elegant Fall Wedding at Glen Manor House

This beautiful Bride’s bouquet just made my list of top ten favorites of all time. Full of Venice orchids, the striking elegance of the all-white florals by the talented Flowers By Semia cascading out of the bouquet stole my breath away and made this wedding a winner immediately. But there is plenty more beauty where it came from, all captured by Joyelle West and this gallery won’t be one I forget anytime soon.

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Fall
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Manor

From The Bride… Matt and I live in Boston but we enjoy spending our summer weekends in Rhode Island where he grew up. When it finally came time for us to look at wedding venues it wasn’t a difficult choice to make. I had always wanted a garden wedding, and Matt, an avid boater, had always envisioned a location on the water; the Glen Manor checks both of these boxes. The Glen is a really perfect venue for a wedding. The estate and grounds are stunning but still very intimate, which helps to make everything feel more like a big party in a beautiful home, as opposed to traditional wedding venues which can sometimes feel stuffy or impersonal. Matt and I are laid back people and just wanted our guests to have fun.

The wedding vibe we were trying to achieve was laid-back elegance. I love mixing textures and soft color palettes. The tablescapes were created using a variety of champagne, ivory and gold textiles, and a mix of compote and multi vase floral arrangements by the amazing team at Flowers by Semia. The florals they provided for the wedding party were outrageously beautiful – I loved how the bridesmaid’s bouquets worked to tie together their mismatched Amsale dresses. My bouquet was a mix of Venice orchids and Alabaster Roses.

Some of my favorite wedding projects involved the smaller details, like sourcing vintage stamps on Ebay for our invitations, to collecting props that matched our theme. The vintage wicker suitcase used to display the pashmina guest favors was something I found at the Cambridge Antique Market. I loved collaborating with the girls from Darling Creative Co. for some of the finishing touches that really made the wedding feel special. Julie Madden and Kristen Barrett are the creative geniuses behind all of the paper, tags and signage as well as the amazing vintage birdcage which they transformed into a “wishing well.” Kristen and Julie were godsends in the final month before the wedding.

Lastly, a big thank you to Joyelle West for the beautiful photographs, and our “glam squad” Nicole Grecco (for hair) and Nikki Roth (for makeup).

Photography: Joyelle West | Florist: Flowers By Semia | Cake: Scrumptions Bakery | Invitations: Goosefish Press | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Blackstone Caterers | Makeup: The Doll Face Duo | Band: The Silver Arrow Band | Wedding Venue: Glen Manor House | Bridal Boutique: L'Elite Boston | Bridal Boutique: Bella Sera Boutique | Furniture Rentals: Rentals Unlimited Boston | Groom's Tux: Burberry | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Photobooth: Shutterbooth | Signage And Finishing Touches: Darling Creative Co. | Uplighting: Tony Ormonde Productions

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Modern Boston Public Library Wedding

When I lived in Boston, I used to walk past the Boston Public Library on Saturdays in hopes of catching a Bride walk out of that gorgeous building. And spotting a wedding like this one from Corinna Raznikov would have made my entire week. Gorgeously classic and elegant in all the right ways, this gallery is just everything

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Fall
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Library
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Modern

From Corinna Raznikov PhotographyEmily and Ben met in their freshman year of college at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. After cultivating a friendship for three years, they began dating in their senior year and fell deeply in love. After graduation they both moved to Boston and found a strong connection with the city and eventually moved-in together; finally, Ben proposed on an autumn night in front of Boston Harbor.

Having such a passion for the beauty and history of the city, Emily and Ben chose the Boston Public Library as their wedding venue and worked together with James Hansen of the Catered Affair to produce their dream wedding. They had their expectations far exceeded and were overjoyed by how well everything turned out; right down to the tiniest of details.

Emily and Ben did a beautiful job of combining their styles and efforts to plan this modern, fresh wedding. They had so many incredible moments in their wedding from surprising their wedding party and families with a ride on a classic Boston Duck Boat to the Boston Commons, to surprising one of the groomsmen with a personalized cake for his birthday, to Emily walking down the aisle to the song “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory performed by a melodious string quartet from C-Zone entertainment.

The rain that day set a romantic, mysterious, and almost Parisian setting outside in the library’s courtyard. The couple were married under huge white umbrellas in front of the bronze cast fountain which lit up and spouted as they shared their first kiss. Mimosa, an incredible florist, did such a great job not only on the bouquets of soft pink flowers with lovely hints of dusty miller, but also on the amazing centerpieces with hydrangea, orchids and more dusty miller ( I LOVE the addition of this soft fuzzy little leaf in arrangement) atop stacked books to celebrate the venue.

Try and hear that song “Pure Imagination” song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in your head as you feast your eyes on this magic…

Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you’ll see
Into your imagination

Photography: Corinna Raznikov Photography | Videographer: Timothy Bakland | Florist: Mimosa Fresh Flowers | Cake: Cakes For Occasions | Invitations: Jeanette Patenaude designed them and they were produced by Paper Source | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Caterer: The Catered Affair at the BPL | Makeup: Charlotte Phinney | Hair: G2O - Dailin Davila | Band: Sultans of Swing | Venue: Boston Public Library | Bride's Dress: Augusta Jones | Men's Tuxes: Vera Wang | Programs: Wedding Paper Divas

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
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These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
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