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Destination Lake Winnipesaukee Wedding

This is the kind of wedding that warms my little sappy heart right up. The kind where details are a plenty, but it’s the smiles on everyone’s faces that really catch my eye. Turn Loose The Art captured all the heart-warming moments of this Lake Winnipesaukee beauty, and you can see them all here.


From the Bride…Growing up summering at Lake Winnipesaukee wasn’t just a vacation for the DeZenzo clan. When Amy and Kevin got engaged, she couldn’t think of another place she’d like to choose for their wedding. Both grew up on the outskirts of Boston, so they and their families began planning for their destination wedding in Wolfeboro, NH at the Wolfeboro Inn.

Amy threw in a few DIY projects, from the favors (homemade blueberry jam picked on the lake island where they have a summer home) to the drink flags and her brooch bouquet. Her dad has spent years fishing at the lake and has a collection of vintage glass bottles found in the depths, so they used those glasses as vases in the reception. Some Etsy finds include the wedding sign and thumbprint guestbook.

When asked what inspired the wedding design, the bride replied, “LAKE TIME!!! No one takes my dad away from the lake during the summer! You can not interrupt lake time! plus I spent every summer up at the lake so it was always the place I wanted to get married at. You saw it, it really wasn’t that hard to convince Kevin that the lake was the location! So the theme was ‘fun’ carefree fun! Enjoying the lake, nature, but mostly enjoying the people/family that you are with. That is the essence of Lake Time!”

Photography: Turn Loose The Art | Flowers: Anne's Floral And Gifts | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Invitations: The Green Kangaroo | DJ: Get Down Tonight | Ceremony & Reception : Wolfeboro Inn | Dessert: Jacques Fine European Pasteries Inc

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Summer Trends with Brideside + A Giveaway!
Here at SMP, the name Brideside has become synonymous with fabulous bridesmaids dresses that your ladies can try on at home! This summer, they’ve got their online shop filled to the brim with gorgeousness  — and they’re hosting an incredible giveaway that you won’t want to miss!
Offering brides a top-notch selection of dresses by some of the best designers out there (we’re talking LHC Couture and Wtoo by Watters to name a few!) and an amazing, easy-to-use shop at-home site, Brideside has it all when it comes to dressing your maids. Letting you and your ladies search by color, fit, theme or designer, Brideside then shops up to three samples straight to your home via a Brideside BoxTalk about convenient. To ensure your picks are the perfect fit, they calculate your recommended size with a high-tech fit calculator, and your very own personal stylist will be sure to confirm size + fit! See how the entire process works right here and don’t miss the fit video here. And this summer? it’s all about the Mix + Match Long Dresses, Beachy Chic look and the Little White Dress.
For some amazing real wedding inspiration, be sure to take a peek over here. Ready to start your dress hunt with Brideside? Well now’s the time, because they’re giving SMP readers a FREE Brideside Box for the entire month of June when you sign up for a Brideside personal stylist! Head over here to get started. Ready for even more fab news?


The Prize: One lucky SMP reader will win a pair of Elizabeth Cole Statement Earrings!

To Enter: Simply enter hereThe more you share, the more entries you get!

To Win: Readers must enter before June 4, 2014. A winner will be announced right here on Friday, June 5, 2014!

Photo Credit: Andreas Photo | Annie X Photographie


DIY Wedding Projects by Wayfair + A Giveaway!

Without a doubt, one of my favorite parts of wedding planning was getting to craft + DIY little projects to really personalize my big day! So I’m really having an I-wish-I-was-still-a-bride moment after my introduction to Wayfair – the one stop shopping destination for everything home! Based in Boston, but available everywhere online, they have everything you could possibly need to craft and create until your hearts content! Take a peek below for a few fabulous DIY ideas.

Offering the largest selection of home furnishings and décor for every style and every price point, Wayfair has you covered when it comes to prepping for your reception and filling up your home with pretty after you’ve said I do!  How cute are these easy to create floral napkin rings? With just a small mix of florals and herbs, they add a bit of rustic charm to your table setting. I’m loving these confetti cones made from vintage paper or script-printed scrapbook paper and secured with double-sided tape. Present them at your ceremony in a sweet wooden box, and voila — an inexpensive and totally unique DIY craft!

I’m seriously smitten with this pinwheel cake topper, held up by a sweet striped straw or wooden skewer! Totally customizable, you could use any paper color or type to make it work with your style. Last but not least, an easy and charming escort card idea using vintage keys! Not only are they creative and unique, but they double as a guest favor! See, Wayfair really does have it all! For full instructions on each of these amazing projects, head over here.

To jumpstart your crafting, Wayfair is offering one lucky reader a $150 gift card to Wayfair! To enter, simply comment on this post with what you’d love to create for your big day with a Wayfair item. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday, June 6, 2014. Good luck!

Products Pictured: Flowers + Flowers | Wood Tray | Cake Stand | Paper Straws | Vintage Keys