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New Year’s Eve Wedding Shoot

In my book, black + gold is THE killer combo for New Year's celebrations. And when paired alongside modern stripes and glitter accents, it's enough to leave this Monday morn' feeling more like a Friday afternoon. With the careful styling of  Borrowed & Blue and elegant florals from Events A La Carte, this shoot is filled with New Year's inspiration...

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New Year’s Eve Inspiration Shoot

Believe it or not, New Year's Eve is right around the corner. So before you panic and head to the drawing boards for last minute party planning, have a looksy loo at this elegant 2014 affair brought together by Erica VelascoHouse of Glitter and so many more. It's an inspiration goldmine, but we're just getting started. We've got lots, lots more...

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The Exchange Christmas Dinner Party Shoot

There's nothing like the magic in the air the night before Christmas. It's a special kind of magic that gets us giddy unlike anything else. So when Something Gold PhotographyJuniper DesignsLeslie Herring Events and a crew of fabulous vendors sent over...

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Thomas Bistro Holiday Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Bold statement alert: This holiday shoot is going to be your favorite thing today. I know that's a big exclamation, being Christmas Eve and all, but Sapphire Events, Mrs. Vintage Rentals, Kim Starr Wise, and SO many more talented pros pulled together the...

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Christmas Engagement Session

Not only is this couple flat out adorable, but their engagement shoot is as festive as can be. Opting for a tree farm as their backdrop, these two lovies managed to take their adorableness to a whole new level. The Flower Factory whipped up a stunning bouquet for the occasion and the talented Nadia Hung tagged along to capture. Crank up those Christmas carols and...

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Christmas Love Shoot

With mere hours until Christmas morn', we couldn't help but dish out our favorite festive content all day long. *Enter* this adorable holiday-inspired love shoot complete with acorns, mistletoe  and pretty poms galore. It's all captured through the lens of Brittanee Taylor Photography, and there's SO much more waiting right here. Christmas...

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Christmas Themed Engagement

I'm one of those people who's borderline obsessed with all things Christmas. It's the time of year with magic in the air and romance all around. So a engagement shoot that embraces all the beauty of the season? Well, that's just my cup of tea. Jordan Brittley captured these two lovies in full festive spirit, and there's detail after detail waiting to be shared and swooned in the...

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Holiday Wine Cocktail from ONEHOPE

Let’s face it; planning a Holiday party is often a daunting task. With so many fabulous recipes and ideas afloat it's not difficult to feel overwhelmed. ONEHOPE Wine has taken the liberty to try and help out, if only just a little. Here is a holiday drink recipe that require minimal prep-work (the majority can be done ahead!) and will be sure to impress just about anyone on your guest list in the coming days.

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Decorating for the Holidays from Couture Events

Lately, our weekends have been filled with all things festive, classic, and pretty. If you haven’t yet noticed, we take Christmas very seriously around here (one look at our Holiday party and you know we mean business!). But today, we want to take a little bit of time to celebrate the untraditional. Because, well, rules are meant to be broken (just don’t tell our moms). We decided to...

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DIY Kids’ Art Books

Still looking for the perfect gift for aunts, uncles and grandparents from your children? We think these kids' art books totally fit the bill. Not only are they adorable, but they'll make for a wonderful afternoon distraction for the kiddos. Plus, your family will have them for years. We can't think of anything sweeter! Big hugs to Heidi of White Loft Studio for capturing this product and our sweet little model.

super thin birch wood...

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Hosting a Holiday Cookie Exchange

Diet, schmiet. When time comes to host your annual holiday cookie exchange, calories really and truly don't count (you can quote us on this). In honor of this time-old tradition, we put together a few tips and tricks that may come in handy when planning your yummy soiree. We'd like to thank Melissa Jill Photography and Victoria Canada Weddings and Events for the beautiful imagery provided in the post! It definitely...

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Printable Gift Wrap & Tags

Just because we adore you (and we're in the giving spirit), we've put together a little holiday treat for you and yours: darling, downloadable wrapping paper. You see, cute wrapping paper can be expensive. And sometimes, stores simply run out of the good stuff early! The wonderful thing about SMP goodies is that it's always available and in infinite supply. Plus, we like to think that it's pretty darn cute!

SUPPLIES Printer 8.5x11" white paper White Cardstock Scissors Scotch Tape...

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DIY Tiered Wreath Centerpiece

Great DIY centerpieces can be tricky. First, you're usually crafting something that you've never attempted to make before. Second,  because it's the center of your table you don't want it to be just "so-so." Thankfully, our tiered wreath centerpiece has you covered. Despite its fancy appearance, it's super easy to recreate (we know from first-hand experience!). For those of you with champagne taste on a PBR budget, we think this is a wonderful compromise.

SUPPLIES 3 foam wreath rings...

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DIY Etched Wine Decanter

Here at Style Me Pretty, we like to consider ourselves wine connoisseurs. As you also may have guessed, we have a strong affinity for adorable DIY projects. So when our resident crafting expert suggested creating a marriage of the two for our Christmas Soiree, we (instantly) welcomed the idea with arms wide open. Love of vino aside, our etched wine decanter is ideal for the thoughtful holiday gathering. Anything that can indicate self-service to guests while simultaneously acting as a piece...

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Simple Hanging Wreath

When hosting a party, especially a holiday party, you want to make sure that the ambiance is warm and inviting. This is exactly what these DIY hanging wreaths were made for. Yes, candles on their own are fantastic. But when guests see a few of these beauties hanging around your home, it'll be as if you're casually saying, "Oh, did I forget to mention that I'm an amazing hostess? Sorry about that!" When you're inevitably complimented, of course, you'll act as if it was just something you threw...

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Kransekake for Christmas

Although we try to be on our best eating behavior during the holidays (cue "liar liar pants on fire"), seasonal parties are a reason for celebration. Plus, delicious, home-cooked treats are a time-proven way to show your adoration for your guests. With this in mind, we honed in on three traditional recipes that all can enjoy (dietary restrictions included!).

Kransekake Cake Recipe Adapted...

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Blueprints for a Simple Christmas Soiree

What's made of sugar and spice and everything nice? Why, this afternoon's Holiday Soirée, of course! We know you've been on pins and needles since Thursday's sneak peak, but before diving in we have some ground to cover. First things first, the blueprints. In lieu of a fancy sit-down dinner à la our recent...

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Holiday Gift Wrap Essentials + A Gift Tag Download

Before we dive headfirst into our Wrapping Essentials Guide, we thought we'd revisit one of our all time favorite gift wrapping extravaganzas. That we still reference for its crafty goodness and all out gifting beauty. Designed by the beautiful and oh-so-talented Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings this is sure to get your gift wrapping giddies a going. Oh and there is a...

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Candy Cane Rolls

What better way to start our Sunday morning with fresh from the oven candy cane rolls! A little sweet, a little crunchy - perfect for dessert or breakfast alike. An anytime recipe if you will. Whether you dunk in a nice cup of hot cocoa or enjoy with your morning coffee, these are just the holiday yummies we've been craving. And we owe it all to photographers (and friends), ...

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Leaf Apple Pie Recipe

Chances are you are still reeling from a day stuffed to the gills with great food and lots of family time. Honestly, is there anything better? We think not. And now it's time to throw on that Holiday play list and prepare for a bit more feasting because we all know the best cure for any food hangover is a little hair of the dog and this cure is muy delicioso. It's an adieu to Fall that doubles as a mighty fine Black Friday power snack, the perfect accompaniment to Christmas tree trimming...

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