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Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at Sanderling Resort + A Giveaway!

There are bridal shows, and then there is the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase hosted by Sanderling Resort, a non-stop day of drop-dead gorgeous inspiration set against one of the world’s most beautiful backdrops. Think one talented vendor after another, yummy treats and useful tools to help pull off your dream wedding.  All happening on March 19th, you must add this to your calendar NOW, lovelies.

Saying “I do” at the Outer Banks is always a beautiful thing… especially with the help of some of the most talented vendors you will ever meet.  From cakes to floral to photography, the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase offers up over 30 wedding experts that will help you weave together that luxurious affair you’ve always imagined.  Spend your day sampling tasty treats (hello cake, chocolate and Italian Ice), soaking in your complimentary hair and makeup consultation at The Relaxation Lounge, enjoying the live entertainment and even relaxing with a foot massage.  It’s the wedding showcase to end all wedding showcases and we couldn’t be more excited.

Start making plans NOW to attend the Outer Banks Wedding Showcase hosted by Sanderling Resort on March 19th.  Breathtaking tablescapes, fabulous gift bags and your dream day are sooo waiting.

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WhatThe Outer Banks Wedding Showcase at Sanderling Resort is giving away a one night stay (either March 18th or 19th, 2016) for the Show, plus two tickets to attend! (Value $299)

How: Simply tell us in the comments below why you CAN NOT WAIT to say “I do” on the Outer Banks!

Who: One lucky winner, chosen completely at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, March 11, 2016.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

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Dorothy Draper-Inspired Bridal Tea at The Greenbrier Resort

My love affair with the 1950s started with the poodle skirts of “Grease” and continues now with this charming 1950s-inspired bridal shower tea designed by Strawberry Milk Events and captured by Abby Jiu. Fluffy pink peonies, bowls of bright lemons, charming linens from La Tavola, trays of sweets and the Dorothy Draper-designed room—it all adds up to the perfect party. See more in the gallery.


From Julie of Strawberry Milk Events… Morgan & Jon had their destination wedding weekend at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV this June. The groom’s mother and sisters enlisted the help of Strawberry Milk Events with planning and designing a fun bridal tea in honor of the bride-to-be. We didn’t have to look far for inspiration – The Greenbrier is a designer’s paradise, decorated originally by one of the most famous decorators, Dorothy Draper herself. The hotel hasn’t changed much since since the 50’s – it oozes unique style and whimsy and is known for Draper’s use of bright colors and mixing bold patterns. We wanted the shower to feel very “a la Dorothy Draper” bright, cheery and whimsical…fun contrasting patterns and all. The two story room we choose to host the event was perfect – a striking black and white check floor with yellow floral patterned curtains featuring giant bows flanking the french doors to a sun-filled terrace. A bright patterned linen served as the table base with contrasting black and white striped chargers, gold flatware and hand-lettered menus in hot pink. Mounds of pink peonies and bowls of lemons were combined with gold candlesticks and tall vases of monstera leaves and gold painted pineapples. The tiered trays of tea sandwiches and sweets were also mixed in with the centerpieces to create a true afternoon tea setting. Everything was effortlessly elegant but maintained a sense of fun and playfulness, and vintage style. Ladies were asked to don their chicest sundress and 1940’s jazz crooned in the background while waiters popped the bubbly and friends and family offered up toasts and congratulations to the bride-to-be!

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Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Event Planning And Design: Strawberry Milk Events | Floral Design: Gillespies | Calligraphy: Sarah Bohl Designs | Venue: The Greenbrier | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Select Event Group

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Sperry Tents

Give me a tented wedding any day of the week and my heart is happy.  But give me a wedding celebrated under the sailcloth canopies of Sperry Tents and that’s an entirely new level of pure, unadulterated joy. Think breathtaking silhouettes, solid wood support poles and seriously sweet pennant flags waving in the breeze.  It’s romance meets elegance and it’s exactly how your wedding should be.

There are weddings, and then there are weddings held under the handcrafted goodness of Sperry Tents. Those are the type of weddings where sophistication takes center stage with sweeping panels of genuine sailcloth intricately crafted by sailmakers in coastal New England.  Imagine an array of tent sizes, creative lighting and luxurious floor options seriously perfect for your Big Day, no matter the size of your party.  So whether you plan on dining with an intimate group of 50 or dancing the night away with 500 of your favorites, Sperry Tents’ nationwide network of licensed providers has a tent just waiting for your creative touch… and flare for the amazing.

Contact the Sperry Tents Southeast location nearest you to begin your journey towards your dream wedding.  Offices are now open in Naples and Miami, Florida, as well as Charlottesville, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina.  Happy planning, lovelies!

Photography: IRIS Photography + Al Gawlik Photography + Concept PhotographyNeil Landino

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