SMP Winners!
February 2, 2009

It's time to announce the winners of the Style Me Pretty Inspiration Board Contest that was inspired by one of our reader dilemmas. They were all pretty fabulous, but together with our reader, Alexis, we've decided to award the $500 prize to...

inspiration board winner

Congratulations to Ashley for designing the winning board! Here is what the bride, Alexis, had to say...

Because of all the great designs submitted, I had a tough time narrowing down which board I liked the best. After browsing through all of the boards many, many times I have decided that board VI is my favorite board. (Board X was my second choice with XV coming in at third).  I just love how Ashley took the raspberry color and made it pop.  She used the color in so many different places and in a variety of different ways without it overwhelming the design.  I also loved how the color showed up in unexpected ways.  The place cards were a great example of this.  I loved the color placed next to the wine bottle corks-amazing.  I also cannot get enough of the centerpieces she provided.  They are absolutely stunning.  They look so warm and inviting which is the exact feeling I want to portray to my guests.  I think the chandelier also helps establish that feeling-warm, low light.  Also, the groom's tie and the bride's shoes that were featured were to die for.  Last but not least, I loved how Ashley didn't focus on the vineyard as my theme.  Although I am getting married in a vineyard it does not have much meaning to me. It is more about inviting people in to enjoy the beauty of the Virginia countryside surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I was pleased that some vineyard details were used but that it wasn't the overall theme.

To see all of the inspiration boards and so many others from past contests, click right here!

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We will announce the five winners of the Pancake & Frank giveaway later this afternoon!