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Elegant Outdoor Wedding in Kenwood, California

I can spot a Jose Villa wedding a mile away. It's the light. That soft, totally scrumptious light that is a telltale sign a Jose wedding is in my immediate future. But the true beauty of this affair lies in the unabashed elegance and simplicity. The kind that makes you want to kick off your heels, grab a glass of wine and stay awhile. A wildly talented bunch like ...

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California Wine Country Engagement Shoot

Forget everything you've ever known about traditional engagement photos - *ahem* awkward poses, matching outfits - and turn your eyes to this wine country lovefest that'll sweep you off your feet. Styled in the dreamiest of fashions, it's the e-sesh elevated and Patrick Moyer, Twig & Twine, TEAM + ...

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Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding

To say I am speechless over this stunning Hummingbird Nest Ranch affair would be a serious understatement, because this wedding?  It's left me completely at a loss for words.  From the talented team of vendors (think Laura HooperTEAM Hair and Makeup + ...

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Garden Wedding at the Darlington House

I can spot a style conscious bride from a mile away. She's the kind of girl who's obsessed about the details and has no-holds creativity pumping through her veins. She's a bride just like this California beauty who styled her modern garden chic wedding to an absolute T. Modern Bouquet whipped up the florals, John Schnack snapped the goods, and you can reap all the rewards in the...

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Classic Santa Barbara Wedding at Apple Creek Ranch

Whisper Lane Dittoe's name around SMP HQ, and you'll hear the pitter patter of the keyboards come to an abrupt halt. We are borderline obsessed with his work, and this Santa Barbara beauty is the perfect example of why. It's a gorgeous day captured in a way that will make your heart leap, and there is even more gorgeous waiting for you right here.

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Boudoir Session 101 with Lacie Hansen

I'm just going to come right out and say it - I've always found boudoir sessions a tad bit intimidating. Just the thought of stripping down to my skivvies with a camera in the room is enough to send me running the other way. But then I see photographs like Lacie Hansen's and I rethink everything. The way she captures natural beauty is awe-inspiring, and she's...

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Perfect Wedding Day Lips

If you've followed SMP for any length of time, you know that when it comes to beauty, Mar Romero is basically our idol. So when she sent over her video how-to for achieving the perfect pout on wedding day - or any day, for that matter - we listened up and took notes like it was our job. Get ready girls, this tutorial is a total beauty game changer. Want even more beauty goodness? Check out ...

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Tips and Tricks for Styling Your Engagement Session

Mar Romero of TEAM Hair & Makeup is our go-to style maven at SMP. She's amazing, and we basically want to be her. We would have her style and beautify us everyday if we could, so when she offered to share some of her tips and tricks, we jumped at the offer. So if you are a Bride to be stressing out about how to style your engagement session...

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Outdoor Zaca Creek Ranch Wedding

With Ambient Event Design in charge of the ambiance, Seasons Catering in the kitchen, TEAM Hair and Makeup on beauty duty, and Michael + Anna Costa behind their lens' the fabulousity of the day is a no brainer. Throw in a bunch more...

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5 Minute Smokey Eye Tutorial

New Year's is one of those holidays where it's 100% okay to rock an absurd amount of sparkle alongside drama-driven makeup. But when it comes to creating that smokey eye, well - it's not always easy to pull it off just right. Thankfully Mar Romero is here to spill the secrets of achieving the look in five minutes flat. Trust us - you're going to want to bookmark this baby. [iframe //player.vimeo.

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Ojai Wedding at Red Tail Ranch

It may sound funny, but whenever I see a wedding from a team of talents like this bunch, I get a bit nervous. Call it star struck. Because I just know I'll never be able to put words to Joy De Vivre's amazing design or proclaim my love of TEAM Hair & Makeup's work in a way I know they deserve. They are true artists. Thankfully ...

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Flowerwild Workshop With Jose Villa + 2014 Announcements!

Florals are my weakness. There's just no getting around it. Beautiful bloomage can take any wedding to the next level, so when Flowerwild shared the snaps from their latest floral design workshop, we jumped at the chance to share. Along with a few of our industry faves - Jose VillaTEAM Hair & Makeup, ...

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Wedding Day Skin Tips from TEAM Hair and Makeup

When it comes to beauty, Mar Romero knows her stuff. Not only is she hair and makeup stylist to red carpet stars, but she knows how to make any bride feel beautiful from the inside out. So when we asked Mar to share her tips for that flawless wedding day skin, she delivered big time. Armed with her favorite L'Oreal products and...

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San Ysidro Ranch Wedding from Patrick Moyer Photography

If a bounty of bridesmaids in a pretty, neutral palette, groomsmen in pink bow ties and festivities surrounded by the beauty of San Ysidro Ranch doesn't peak your interest then surely church pews from Found Rentals decorating the ceremony spot will do the trick. This is one incredibly good looking wedding crafted by ...

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Ojai Wedding from Lacie Hansen Photography

When a whole troop of our favorite vendors put their expertise to use, the resulting wedding is a show stopper to say the least. Vendors like photographer Lacie Hansen who snaps a mighty fine image, designer Jill LaFleur and florist Camilla Svensson Burns who can mold rustic into something fresh and totally elegant and...

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Elegant Sunstone Villa Wedding from Patrick Moyer Photography

Champagne, sparkles and weddings are some of our favorite things. I think that might be the case for LS Designs and Oak & Owl Florist as well, who crafted this villa affair incorporating all of our favorites – bridesmaids in sparkling gowns, loads of champagne and an alfresco wedding as pretty as they come. And between the images...

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Ojai Wedding from Yvette Roman Photography + Sterling Social

This Ojai Valley Inn wedding starts with really amazing paper goods which is right on par with a designer Bride who also happens to be the wedding invitation guru behind Bliss and Bone. The celebration that followed suit is a study in rustic with a good dose of modern styling from the ladies of ...

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WIUP + San Ysidro Shoot from Brandi Smyth Photography + Winners!

San Ysidro Ranch is one of those places that kind of looks like heaven on earth. I'm talking scenery that looks straight from a movie, and weddings so perfect it could bring you to tears. It's a place made all the more heavenly in the hands of La Fleur Weddings and through the lens of Brandi Smyth. Have a...

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All Things Wedding Google Hangout Starting Soon! #allthingswedding

We hope you all have carved out some time at 2pm EST today because, in about t-minus 10 minutes,  we're hosting a crazy good Google hangout with some of the industry's best. That's five very fabulous, crazy knowledgable guests including Jose Villa, Mar of Team Hair & Makeup...

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Rancho Santa Fe Wedding from Birds of a Feather + Amorology

We tend to think of garden weddings as the new "It Girl" in the wedding world. They're fresh and light filled and wildly beautiful. There's no denying that. But this garden inspired wedding has a little something more. Its secret sauce is a gorgeous blend of classic detailing woven throughout. Those details are the mastermind of Amorology, along with the florals making up that garden feel by ...

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