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Brideside + A Discount + A Giveaway!

Fact: we love Brideside.  And by “love,” I mean we are completely obsessed with the fabulous online boutique that makes choosing bridesmaid gowns the easiest part of planning your wedding.  Imagine a wide selection of amazing designers, a personal stylist and an easy-peasy ordering process that will make you (and your besties) soooo happy.  Beautiful bridesmaid gowns without all the drama?  Yes, please.

With Brideside, it simply easier to find those perfect gowns for your bridal party, and all from the comfort of your very own home.  Think one gorgeous collection after another in every color, fabric, style and shape you want.  Simply sign up online to get the pretty party started.  Here’s how it works:

Meet Your Stylist - Browsing gorgeous bridesmaid frocks online just got amazing with the help of one of Brideside’s FREE personal stylists.  Think of them as your very own wedding-style expert who will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process, from helping you create a “closet” of unique + oh-so-chic styles to keeping track of all of the specifics.  And Brideside is even introducing Jenny Yoo gowns in March, which means even more amazing styles to choose from.

Invite Your Besties to Your Brideside Closet - Now that you and your stylist are filling your Closet with some of the prettiest frocks imaginable, invite your bridal party to view your choices for those much-needed second opinions. And when you add or share a favorite, your stylist can see all of the happenings, so she is totally in the loop.

Throw A Fabulous Fitting Party - Once you have narrowed down all of the wedding loveliness to three must-have styles, Brideside will send them to you or your bridesmaids in a Brideside Box!  That means an at-home fitting party with shoes, jewelry and a little (or a lot!) of champagne.  Soooo fun.

Order “The One” - Now that you’ve chosen the perfect gown, you can work directly with your stylist to be sure everyone is fitted properly and that dress of your dreams is ordered for each and every one of your ‘maids.  Oh, and it’s shipped directly to you.  It’s seriously awesome, and seriously stress-free. Seriously.

Can’t wait to get started with Brideside?  Visit their website now or, if you live in Chicago, make an appointment with a stylist here.


Brideside is giving our readers an EXCLUSIVE 15% off when you use code “SMP15″ until March 31, 2015! Even better? When you sign up here by March 6th, Brideside will pick one winner to receive a $450 credit towards her bridesmaid dresses! The winner, chosen at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, April 3, 2015.  For terms and conditions, click here. Brideside offer cannot be combined with any past or future offers. Offer not valid on Joanna August or Donna Morgan collections.  Good luck, lovelies! xo 

Bride & Bridesmaids Image: Aneris Photography


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Roses + Rings Event at Mervis Diamond Importers

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so the timing couldn’t be better for the Mervis Diamond Importers Roses and Rings Event from February 7-8, 2015. Not only will there be a large selection of designer rings to try on + experiment with different looks, but there’s discounts and special pricing as well! Something sparkly is calling my name…

Be sure to make some time to check out the Mervis Diamond Importers Roses and Rings Event — your fingers will thank you! Happy shopping, lovelies! xo



Traditional Washington, D.C. Wedding at the Hay-Adams Hotel

Elegant and timeless with some fun personality-packed details thrown in for good measure, this D.C. wedding captured by Marcella Treybig Photography will make your heart happy this Monday morning. From the Bride’s gorgeous gown to that sprinkle-covered cake, this gallery is overflowing with pretty.

From Marcella Treybig PhotographyThis wedding was traditional and elegant, but was also filled with lots of fun details that showcased the couple’s personal style and uniqueness. A few of these personal touches were: sea food apps & entree (gourmet tuna wraps, salmon sashimi, Alaskan King Crab salad, etc.), signature cocktails, her favorite flower- Peonies, and a wedding cake covered in rainbow sprinkles & bow ties. The Catholic ceremony was held in a church setting in Georgetown University DC at the Dahlgren Chapel, while the reception was held at The Hay-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. This wedding was so much fun and I enjoyed every minute of capturing this couple’s special day. Another big personal touch was the band they selected, The Dream Team, from NYC. The band played at the MOH (and sister of the bride’s) wedding the previous year. They were such a hit that Meghan & Patrick (Bride and Groom) flew them all in to stay and perform for their wedding as well. While looking through this album, you can really see the love and excitement they were feeling that day. An interesting detail! The brides wedding dress had a detachable train! So she’s not actually wearing a second dress, it’s the same dress, just without the fluffy big train. 

Photography: Marcella Treybig Photography | Floral Designer: Philippa Tarrant | Wedding Dress: Hitched Salon | Cake: Kendalls Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Dahlgren Chapel | Reception Venue: Hay-adams Hotel | Makeup Artist: Madeline Wade | Hair Stylist: Madeline Wade | Band: The Dream Team | Mens Attire: Bonobos | Bridesmaid Dress: BCBG Max Azria | Floral Hair Veil: Philippa Tarrant | Groom Getting Ready: Hay Adams Hotel | Private Residence :Bride Getting Ready: Georgetown DC Home | Wedding Dress Designer: Anna Maier Ulla-Maija

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