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Say Hello to the Gown of Your Dreams

You can’t work at a place like Style Me Pretty and not be completely obsessed with wedding gowns… and we sooo are. But what we love even more? A boutique that offers a gown for every lady we know, no matter her shape, budget or size. That place is David’s Bridal, your very own slice of wedding heaven with a plethora of beautiful gowns and 60+ years of experience making you look fabulous.  Scroll to check out their new Spring 2017 WHITE by Vera Wang collection below.

Guys, we know looking amazing on your Big Day is a really big deal, and so is being the most genuine version of yourself you can be. David’s Bridal totally gets that, which is why they’ve made it their mission to help you find that gown of your dreams… for you AND your besties. Think awesome online planning tools, totally knowledgeable stylists and expert seamstresses all coming together to make that dress buying journey the best part of planning your wedding.

Not that you need proof of just how amazing David’s Bridal truly is, but just in case you do: check out their gorgeous Spring 2017 WHITE by Vera Wang collection. Think a stop-you-in-your-tracks assortment of gowns that are the definition of stunning with body-defining silhouettes, modern details and crazy cool fabrics. It’s plunging v-necks, beaded fit and flares, ballet-inspired ball gowns, trumpet skirts and sooo much more, all boasting that modern meets romantic aesthetic that Vera Wang is so well known for.

With their insanely beautiful Spring 2017 WHITE by Vera Wang collection, David’s Bridal knows what it takes to make you and your bridal party happy. Not to mention sizes ranging from 0-26 and price points from $998 to $2048 (for brides), $199.95 to $299.95 (for bridesmaids) and $39.95 to $349.95 (for accessories). You can even follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to be constantly inspired. #DavidsBridal #WHITExVeraWang

Make an appointment at one of David’s Bridal’s 300+ stores located across the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and Mexico City and be prepared to fall in love with their breathtaking bridal gowns, chic accessories (hello, shoes, handbags, jewelry and headpieces) and fab bridesmaid attire. Then enter the amazing giveaway below for a $1,500 gift card, because it’s awesome, loves.

the-giveaway

What: David’s Bridal is giving away a $1,500 gift card!

How: To enter, complete the entry form by EOD on March 14, 2017!

For Terms & Conditions: Click here.

Photography: Patrick Demarchelier

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An Engagement With Sophisticated New Yorker Style

Any engagement that ends with drinks on a city rooftop is my kind of photo session. Especially when it’s set in one of the coolest spots in New York City. Nancy Ray photographed these two loves in their DUMBO, Brooklyn neighborhood and you can see their entire session this way in the gallery.

From the Bride-to-be… We moved to the beautiful Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) shortly before getting engaged last year, and we love everything about it-from the waterfront and the downtown Manhattan views to the brick streets. When it came time to pick a spot for our engagement pictures, we knew we wanted to have our pictures taken in a place special to us a couple. We chose our neighborhood because it’s the place where we started the New York chapter of our lives together!

Our wonderful photographer Nancy Ray was able to fly up to New York from North Carolina for the weekend, and we set a date for late October, hoping that the fall leaves would be in full swing. Unfortunately, we woke up the morning of our session to a torrential downpour! Nancy and I talked about rescheduling, but decided to wait a few hours and hope that it would clear up. Right before our scheduled meeting time, the rain completely stopped and the sun came out!

We had a beautiful afternoon walking around DUMBO and braving the Brooklyn Bridge. We finished our session with a glass of champagne on our rooftop, which is one our favorite places to spend our evenings! Because we wanted to be sure we had enough time to take photos before any rain moved back in, we decided to stay in one outfit for the whole session.

I searched high and low for an outfit that reflected my style now that I consider myself a New Yorker, and my DVF dress made me feel stylish while still comfortable. Drew wore a Smathers & Branson personalized needlepoint belt that I gave him when he graduated from law school and his favorite Paul Stuart sport coat. We cannot thank Nancy enough for the beautiful photos!

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Photography: Nancy Ray Photography | Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg | Shoes: J.Crew | Belt: Smathers & Branson | Film Processing: Indie Film Lab | Jeans: Imogene + Willie | Men's Coat: Paul Stuart | Men's Shirt: Kamakura | Men's Shoes: Brooks Brother | Watch: Rolex

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This is How You Do Tropical Elegance in Los Cabos

I’ve got serious spring fever right now and this tropical goodness is just about sending me over the edge. Planned by Esoteric Events, it’s elegance done oh-so-right among palm trees and seaside sunsets that make the sand glow. Pretty dreamy right? And let’s not even get started on the gorg color palette. Just stroll on over to the The Vault for the beauty in full captured by Sally Pinera.

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From Kristin Alexander at Esoteric EventsMonica and JC love to travel and after hearing about the newly built Cape Hotel they took a trip down there from Chicago to visit and fell in love. They wanted their wedding to feel like a Wes Anderson movie and they instantly knew The Cape was the perfect backdrop for it. The weekend kicked off with a daytime pool party followed by dinner and drinks in town. Guests were able to enjoy wonderful food, live music and walk the town together before the wedding the next day. Monica opted for a warm color palette reminiscent of a Cabo sunset with wood farm tables and chairs to work with the venue and the existing decor. With only their closest family and friends in attendance it was a tight nit group who knew how to party and danced the night away to The Cape’s resident DJ, DJ Capri.

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Photography: Sally Pinera | Floral Design: Florenta Flower Design | Dress: Vera Wang | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Makeup and Hair: Blanc On-Location Salon | Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | DJ: DJ Capri | Ceremony Music: Alonso Aguirre | Venue: Thompson Hotel | Planning and Design: Esoteric Events | Rentals: Let It Be Events

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Which of These Invites is the Prettiest? You Decide!

Election season may be over (thank goodness), but we need you to cast one more vote: for the prettiest Minted invitation design of 2017 — The SMP Readers’ Choice. Check out the 10 designs below, then head to our Instagram and comment with the name of your favorite design and #SMPxMinted! The best part? Four, yes four, of you lucky brides-to-be will win a $200 credit to Minted! So, what are you waiting for? Go vote now!

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WHAT: A $200 credit to be used on Minted!

HOW: To enter, simply follow both Minted and Styled Me Pretty on Instagram + comment on this IG post with #SMPxMinted with the number of your favorite design.

WHO: Four lucky winners, chosen completely at random, will be announced on the Instagram post!

WHEN: Giveaway ends on March 4th at 11:59pm EST. For terms and conditions, click here. Good luck, lovelies! xo

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