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Perfect Wedding Day Skin from TEAM Hair and Makeup + A Workshop Giveaway!

Making sure you're bringing your skin A-game to your wedding day is on most Bride's to-do list. It's probably on most Bridesmaids' to-do lists too. Because we all know the best accessory is a fresh faced glow and our resident beauty expert, Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup, is giving you all the low down on achieving the look. Consider this your secret weapon for wedding day hotness. Tips to perfect wedding day skin from...

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Santa Barbara Wedding from XOXO Bride + Miki and Sonja Photography

The decadence of this wedding has me grinning from ear to ear on this rainy Wednesday. From the bride's gown with intricate detailing to the lush greenery surrounding this very handsome couple, XOXO Bride did a beyond fabulous job putting this day into reality. And the stunning work from Miki & Sonja Photography seals the deal for my love of the west coast. That's it, I am...

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Santa Barbara Resort Wedding from Joy de Vivre & Michael + Anna Costa

When a wedding this pretty comes across our desk, it's not just a happy day. It's like this big sigh of "this is why I am never allowed to complain about my job" happy day. Because in life, beauty this rich and layered is decidedly rare and it easily reminds you that even on your cloudiest day, when it comes to weddings, all is good in the world. Designed by the lovely Joy de Vivre with flowers by...

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Santa Barbara Elopement from TEAM Hair and Makeup

As I sit here at my computer on a otherwise normal Monday afternoon, tears are slowly trickling down my face. Those tears? They are from reading this Bride's description of not only her beautiful big day, but also her love. Her through thick and thin, unconditional love for her amazing groom, who happens to be surviving cancer. But on this day, this beautiful day captured by ...

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Santa Barbara Wedding from Lacie Hansen Photography

Santa Barbara is sort of my happy place. Though I've never been there. But sitting in my chilly, snowed-in Boston office, Santa Barbara just seems like warmth and happiness and everything beautiful in the world. And I'm pretty sure that if the universe is listening, it will pick up my house and move it right plop in the center of this little slice of heaven. Hmm, you're probably right. Next best thing? Living vicariously through a Santa Barbara wedding as pretty as this one and the inspiring...

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Boudoir Shoot from Lacie Hansen Photography + TEAM Hair and Makeup

In the land of boudoir shoots, this gem reigns Queen. All at once classy and crazy feminine, photographer Lacie Hansen is taking a unique approach to capturing a Bride au naturel. And it's gorgeous. Jaw-droppingly so and with the help of Mar of TEAM Hair and Makeup who added a dash of sparkle to an already gorgeous Bride, this has shaped up to be one of the...

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Montana Farm Wedding from Jose Villa + Joy Thigpen Part III

And here we go, on to Part III of the amazing wedding that gave our first Style Me Pretty Weddings book life and took it from an idea to an oh-my-gosh, I'm holding it in my hands today moment. The perfect real wedding that Jose Villa and Joy Thigpen sent our way many moons ago, that literally helped turn our book into something real. Because it was so beautiful, we had to find...

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Montana Farm Wedding from Jose Villa + Joy Thigpen Part II

You know, we are lucky. Like really lucky. Because our job is to write about beautiful moments. The kind of moments that people remember forever and ever. And if we're being really honest, it feels a little unfair. As dozens of moms and dads are lost in grief right now and as parents, we find it incredibly hard to continue with the prettiness, when some people are dealing with such ugliness. While this isn't at all enough, we wanted to let you know that we're donating all proceeds from today's...

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Montana Farm Wedding from Jose Villa + Joy Thigpen Part I

It's here! The day our pretty little book hits stands. The day that we've been nervous/happy/excited about for more than an entire year! The day has come and we are literally bursting on the insides with pure and total glee. So today we wanted to do something really special. We got permission from our publisher to give SMP readers an exclusive first look at the wedding that started it all. The picture...

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Santa Barbara Wedding from Aaron Hoskins Photography

This wedding is a study in simple beauty. The kind that can take air plants and mix them with a beautiful lace gown for a look so effortless, you would swear this combo was the norm. And layered on top are images by Aaron + Marisa Hoskins of Aaron Hoskins Photography that showcase a day paired down to the sweetest of moments.

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Santa Barbara Wedding at the Bacara Resort from Christine Farah Photography

Normally I try to find some clever way of introducing each wedding but honestly, all I can tell you is that this wedding is GORGEOUS. Like hold your breath, can't stop staring at it kind of gorgeous. And although it's not really a Halloween wedding, it has that whisper of all out glam, of soulfulness that we're craving today so we thought it was the perfect addition to our Halloween lineup. With photographs from Christine Farah, you should...

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Jose Villa + Jill La Fleur Workshop Photos from Wendy Laurel

When Jose Villa and Jill La Fleur hold a workshop, beautiful things happen.  Amazingly beautiful things. Like gorgeous displays of floral perfection from Flowerwild, a cake (almost) too pretty to eat from Maggie Austin Cake and these mesmerizing images...

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Santa Barbara Photo Shoot at Bacara Resort & Spa from Elizabeth Messina

Elizabeth Messina. Honestly, the intro could end there. It's all you really need to hear to know that this feature is going to be be-yond. That the images are going to be breathtaking works of art worthy of the most prestigious of art galleries. Am I gushing? Perhaps, but she's worthy of every word. And this shoot at the gorgeous Bacara Resort & Spa would be worthy of...

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Santa Barbara Engagement Session from Lacie Hansen Photography

This engagement shoot from Lacie Hansen Photography is so beautiful on so many levels I just can't even handle it. The sands of Santa Barbara make for some of the prettiest of pictures, but the images of this adorable couple in the trees as the sun sets behind them are real contenders for the most lovely photos ever. If this e-session is any indication for what the wedding will be like, then sign.me.up for even more of the romantic and...

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Mag Rouge Photo Shoot from Jose Villa

Oh Jose Villa. You make me speechless each and every time I run into your breathtaking images. It never fails. And I am pretty darn sure that the rest of you in SMP land share that sentiment. Because his images are that of photography magic. A talent I'll never be able to put words to, but I will always jump for joy when I get to spend any amount of time gawking over the gorgeous that magic creates. This cover shoot for the newly launched...

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Santa Barbara Wedding by Michelle Warren Photography

Get ready for the most gorgeous, most quintessential Santa Barbara wedding you've ever laid eyes on. We're talking a pretty lace dress, loads of fluffy white florals, pink and blue touches and the prettiest Spanish architecture ever. Yup, we're totally smitten with this one! Michelle Warren Photography captured all the classic details and there's SO much more where this came from.

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Santa Ynez Wedding Photo Shoot by Mark Brooke Photography + Rani Hoover Inspired Weddings & Events

What do you get when you combine a team of talents, the gorgeous Sunstone Winery in Santa Ynez and some seriously beautiful inspiration? Apparently you get layer upon layer of photo shoot perfection. Pick your jaw off the floor perfection. Pin every picture perfection. Every romantic detail of this Italian villa meets California sunshine shoot was carefully curated by...

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Vintage Santa Ynez Wedding Photo Shoot by Mireen Kierzek Photography

Oh film photography, how I love thee. And film photography by Mireen Kierzek Photography that captures the gorgeous work of Pitbulls & Posies, Twine EventsHey there, Cupcake! and ...

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Santa Barbara Wedding by Erin Hearts Court

I'm a girl's girl. The kind that loves pink and peonies and all things ruffled. So when I saw this next beauty, I blushed and swooned and did all of those girly things I do when I see something I really love. This wedding is California chic with Audrey Hepburn style. It's classic and timeless and yet warm, cozy and full of that laidback elegance we've grown to adore on SMP. With photography by Erin Hearts Court that seems to tell the...

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{MAG}rouge Photo Shoot by Jose Villa

We've had a pretty wonderful Tuesday here on SMP.  Not only have we spent our entire day basking in the glow of some seriously amazing wedding inspiration, we have the honor of wrapping it all up with a downright GLORIOUS photo shoot by the oh-so-brilliant Jose Villa - and all in celebration of the brand spanking new second edition of the {MAG}rouge online magazine.  Life is...

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