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5 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Officiant

Behind all the pretty details we share day in and day out on SMP, there are the little tasks that every bride & groom must do before the Big Day. Hiring an officiant is one of those tasks—and seeing as the ceremony is one of the most important parts of your wedding, choosing your officiant should important too. Reverend Lorelei Starbuck of Sacred Affairs is here today to give us a few pointers! From...

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5 Tips for Romantic Engagement Photos

As a recently engaged bride-to-be, one of the first wedding to-do's on my mind is an e-sesh. Being a wedding blogger, it's sort of a no brainer! But still, the process can be intimidating. So, how do couples end up with gorgeously effortless engagement photos like these? Having a fab photog like Megan W behind the lens is the first order of business. The other lovely...

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Tips for Stress-Free Wedding Planning from A Southern Soiree

We heart the ladies of A Southern Soiree in a big way. These gals leave us head over heels with the pretty details time and again, all the while capturing the spirit of their couples in the most sincere, effortless way. Not only did we have the chance to sit down with these lovely ladies and get to know them a bit better, but we're reporting back with a...

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How to Assemble a Bouquet

Flowers just so happen to be a favorite of my favorite things, and a good floral DIY is much appreciated where this black-thumbed blogger is concerned, so when Tamara Menges offered up five tips to making the most beautiful bouquet, I was all over it. And then I saw the images from Christa Elyce Photography. You guys, gorgeous Tamara taught her cutie pie husband how to pull a...

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12 Tips for a Flawless Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are hands down, my absolute fave. Sandy toes, a warm breeze and the sound of waves crashing on the shore… what more do you need? Well, not much, but there are a few details to remember when you're going seaside and Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach knows best. I'll be pinning every single one of their tips for safe keeping! Tips...

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5 Reasons Every Bride Should Do A Bridal Shoot

From the moment I laid eyes on this shoot, I've been convinced that I need to do a bridal session. It may have been the stunning Priscilla of Orangerie Events that captured my attention or the lovely way that Perry Vaile rendered each portrait so beautifully… but I'm starting to think it was flawless...

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5 Need to Know Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

Whether you're traveling to tropical shores sprinkled in white sand, the rolling hills of Tuscany or the romantic streets of Paris, there are a few extra to-do's to check off the list when planning your destination wedding or honeymoon. Our friends at Honeymoon Islands know better than anyone. From name change to marriage certificates, they're letting us in on a handful of important to-do's!

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5 Tips for Buying Wedding Jewelry

From the engagement ring and wedding bands to your earrings, deciding on that perfect bit of sparkle to make you shine on your big day is no easy feat. But when you're working with a family-owned jeweler like Fourtané, the process is bound to be a whole lot easier. In addition to hand selecting each piece in their collection for brides and grooms around the world, the folks at Fourtané are...

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How to Give an Amazing Wedding Speech from Long Haul Films

The only wedding speech I've ever given was at my sister's wedding. She asked me to do it 20 minutes before the wedding—surprise Melissa! Thanks sis. I was a blubbering mess but one thing is for sure, it came straight from the heart, probably because I didn't have months to dread it. If you're one of the lucky guys or gals asked to make a speech (and ahem, actually have time to prepare for it), you'll want to cozy up to this helpful and if I may add, quite amusing video from ...

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A Vintage Wedding + Tablescape Ideas from Southern Vintage

Vintage-loving brides! We've got just the feature for y'all today. It's a sweet southern wedding complete with some of the loveliest vintage details, thanks to our friends at Southern Vintage, who will be breaking down some of our favorite highlights. Most of all, we love the personal touch that incorporating vintage goodies adds to a wedding and we want to know how to pull it off! Keep reading for the breakdown & tips and then...

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Ask the Expert: Posh Parties

I love picking a wedding planner's brain. They have such a vast perspective on the big picture. They've got their pretty little fingers in every aspect of the process, so, it's no surprise that they get asked some of the top questions. Just ask Heather of Posh Parties, our latest expert! Heather's letting us in on some of her most-asked questions. And if that's not enough, you can ...

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First Dance Crash Course Tips from Dance SPA

Aside from the Bride walking down the aisle, the first dance always melts my heart. It's a sweet moment of pure excitement for the newly weds, with bursting smiles that sum up how deeply in love they are with each other. Swoon. It doesn't get more romantic that that! But, when it comes to prepping for your big debut, you may want to consider some lessons and tips from the pro's, like our friends at Dance SPA. They'll teach you how to dip...

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8 Tips for Finding Your Perfect Wedding Dress with Posh Bridal Couture

Aside from settling on your guest list and sending out Save the Dates, choosing your wedding dress is one of the first steps in your wedding planning experience. We've blogged our fair share of pretty dresses, there's no doubt about that! But we've never really discussed the actual process of finding your perfect dress. So, we brought in the lovely Marie of...

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7 Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding from Rachel Rose Weddings

A destination wedding is probably the most romantic kind of wedding. Whisking away to a far off land with your love and your nearest and dearest to tie the knot. But as some of you may have realized, a destination wedding is not all bikinis and mai tais. Rachel Rose Weddings, Wedding Venues in Spain is here with seven fab tips to make your destination wedding absolutely perfect.

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Wedding Planning Advice and Tips from Valley & Co.

I am super amped for today's post. We are going to get the inside scoop on wedding planning from two totally amazing planners, Nick and Aleah Valley of Valley & Co. Plus this is just the first of many visits from the two experts!  They'll be gracing our blog on a monthly basis to answer your wedding questions.  We'll kick it off with a little introduction from the duo plus their top nine planning tips of all time.  These aren't the...

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Top Planning Tips from Shelby Peaden Events

As exhilarating and exciting as being engaged is wedding planning can sometimes be a tad overwhelming.  Sometimes it's exhausting just trying to figure out where to begin!  Since this is most likely the first time that either you or your fiance are getting married the road to wedded bliss can look a little overgrown and windy without a map.  Luckily for us we get to spend some time today with Shelby Peaden who...

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Wedding Make-Up Tips from Kimtasha

Wedding make-up and hair always tend to be one of the last things brides think about and one of the trickiest to get exactly right.  I can't even tell you how many times I've heard that a bride was disappointed by her make-up trial (or even worse her wedding day make-up) because there was too much make-up or she didn't look like herself or it was just completely off the mark.  Most of us don't spend hours each day primping and preening in front of the mirror so that we can know exactly what...

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