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Elizabeth Messina Q&A

Can I let you in on little secret? Elizabeth Messina is my girl crush. Sure, Kate Middleton or maybe Jennifer Aniston might be more popular as far as girl crushes go, but for me it's Messina all the way. Not only is she talented beyond anything I will ever understand (her images have literally taken my breath away before - no lie), but she is also caring, compassionate and gorgeous on top of it all. So when I got the chance to ask her a...

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Kirstie Kelly 2013 Wedding Dress Preview by Elizabeth Messina

Clear those schedules wedding mavens. We have a day chock full of Elizabeth Messina and this Queen of Photography is sharing everything from jaw-dropping gowns to her brand new book + a giveaway and right on through to a lovely real wedding. It's Messina Madness. But first, we're diving head long into layers of Dreamy McDreaminess in the form of short dresses, long dresses, pretty dresses, so freaking fabulous we want to eat them...

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Santa Barbara Wedding at the Four Seasons Biltmore by Elizabeth Messina Part II

If Elizabeth Messina had a fan club, we would be her number ones. Sometimes we just want to tag along and hold her camera bag so we can witness that magic being created. Honestly Elizabeth, CALL US. We’re great bag holders. So before we delve into the knock-out cocktail hour and reception we want to feature some of the beauty that is Elizabeth's art-inspired images. Gallery worthy doesn't even begin to describe them. They're...

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Santa Barbara Wedding at the Four Seasons Biltmore by Elizabeth Messina Part I

The minute I laid eyes on this next wedding, I was done. Absolutely, completely, wildly in love done. It's the style musings of Mindy Weiss mixed with the pure, unabashed beauty of Elizabeth Messina's photography that gets me every single time. And the result is total wedding heaven. Like pinch me, is this really my job kind of heaven with a ceremony site that literally stopped me...

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Bridal Shower Inspiration Week: Beverly Hills Shower by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants

This week is Bridal Shower week on SMP, with a sprinkling of the prettiest showers we could get our hands on. And this celebration, planned and designed by Mindy Weiss for her beautiful daughter in-law and photographed by our sweet friend, the crazy talented Elizabeth Messina, is shower perfection. All wrapped up into one absolutely darling, sunshine inspired fete. Overflowing, of...

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Malibu Wedding by Elizabeth Messina Part II

We all remember watching the Royal Wedding. At five in the morning, a laughable amount of tears streaming down our faces. It was a game changer, after all. The kind of wedding that will be remembered forever, that brought the classics squarely back into fashion. The kind of wedding that urged tradition and ceremony, understated elegance and quiet beauty. Much like today's wedding...a game changer in its own right...photographed to heartbreaking perfection by...

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Malibu Wedding by Elizabeth Messina Part I

Every now and then we get our hands on a wedding so breathtaking, so pick-your-jaw-up-off-the-floor beautiful, we can hardly believe our luck. After all, we take pride in finding the prettiest of pretty fetes to fill your days with - weddings that push the definition of gorgeous and capture the spirit of the readers we know and love. And although I fall hopelessly in love nearly every hour on SMP, I'm not sure I've ever fallen quite as hard as I have with today's stunner. The kind of wedding...

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Ruche Photo Shoot by Elizabeth Messina + A Giveaway

I've been struggling all morning long with just the right words to describe this stunning photo shoot in celebration of Ruche's new Enchantment line, but I keep coming up short.  What words could possibly do justice to the FABULOUS combination of Ruche's chicer than chic stylings and the beyond magnificent images...

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Jose Villa and Joel Serrato Wedding…a Heartfelt Congratulations

Everyone knows Jose and Joel. Everyone knows them because of the crazy beautiful work that they do...which is favorited, pinned and shared like wild fire.  They are two men whose raw talent shines through in everything they do. In every photograph captured. In every film documented. But what you might not know is that Jose and Joel also happen to be two of the kindest, loveliest of...

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Claire Pettibone Boudoir Session by Elizabeth Messina

What do you get when you place photographs by Elizabeth Messina alongside the prettiest of French lace, silks and embroidery a girl could ever dream of wearing? Well, my lovelies, you get the new Heirloom Collection that Claire Pettibone is debuting. Right here on SMP. And gorgeous doesn't even begin to cover it. I have to say, I am admittedly a little shy when it...

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Elizabeth Messina Editorial Shoot

We all know that pretty much everything that the lovely Elizabeth Messina does turns to wedding gold, but this next shoot...it's not simply gold. It's sparkly and rich and layered with so many textures of beauty that I can hardly contain my wedding giddiness. Gold times about a million. Elizabeth shot the feature for the on-newstands-now edition of Munaluchi Bride, THE most...

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San Francisco Photo Shoot by Elizabeth Messina Photography

In the wedding photography world, Elizabeth Messina reigns Queen and she has a trail of beautiful, heart-palpatating images to prove it. So, of course, we jumped at the chance to feature a photo shoot she recently worked on for the equally fabulous San Francisco Brides Magazine. To say it is breath-taking is a complete understatement. Envision...

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Jose Villa + Joel Serrato E-Session by Elizabeth Messina

So what does one of the world's most talented wedding photographers do when it comes time to shoot his own engagement? Well, he hires Elizabeth Messina whose photographs can make even the bitterest of hearts crack into a huge wedding smile. This, my friends, is the e-session of Jose Villa and...

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Inspire Me Pretty Florida

Happy Wedding Wednesday Florida!  We've been sharing all kinds of brillant and beautiful weddings from all over Florida but now we want to get a little inspiration from all of you!  To get the ball rolling, I'll share an inspiration board that I've been dreaming about recently.  A board fit for Florida's vivacious, vibrant attitude and appetite for the big and the bold.  In return, I would love for you to use ...

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Bakery Engagement Session by Elizabeth Messina + Giveaway

Rachel Zoe is back on which means that I unwillingly start repeating her little catch phrases and all I can think to say about this absolutely, positively adorable e-session that Elizabeth Messina sent our way is...it's major. Seriously major. Pretty much everything that the ridiculously talented (and so so sweet) Elizabeth Messina sends our way gives me butterflies, but I actually squealed out loud when I saw this little gem of an...

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Love Shoot by Elizabeth Messina

Trust me when I tell you are about to enter into a world of cuteness... picture perfect pedals, adorable accessories, and a truly darling couple. As if that weren't enough to make us light headed, the bride-to-be is none other than Leila Khalil, the super stylish, sweet-as-can be owner of Be Inspired PR and the genius behind the beautiful blog Inspired by This. AND (yep...

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Santa Barbara Wedding by Kristin Banta

Okay, two very important things about this next wedding. One. The designer, Kristin Banta is awesome. She's crazy talented, insanely sweet AND she just happens to be the official event designer for...wait for it...Patti Stanger, THE MILLIONAIRE MATCHMAKER! Which is like ridiculously cool...

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Chewing the Cud + Elizabeth Messina

Any day that chewing the cud cozies up with Elizabeth Messina is a really good day in my book. These two ladies are what I consider to be THE most talented artists in our industry...with Viola designing the most beautiful wedding invitations and paper goods, and Elizabeth photographing in the most romantic...

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Valentine’s Day Wedding

It's Valentine's Day! Which to a wedding blogger means that it's a day of total gorgeousness and unabashed romance. Not necessarily of the pink and red variety. When we laid eyes on this insanely gorgeous wedding, photographed by Elizabeth Messina, designed by Lisa Vorce and with florals by Mindy Rice, well. Let's just say we...

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Engagement Session by Elizabeth Messina

We just couldn't resist this adorable engagement session from photography goddess Elizabeth Messina. Every shot is pure, warm, and completely charming.

And since we were on the subject of accessories earlier today... check out the bride's cute-as-can-be hairpiece...

A little about the couple from Elizabeth...

They were so sweet...

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