SMP Welcomes...Our Advertisers!
May 2, 2009

One Saturday of each month, we set aside some time to welcome our advertisers. But the funny thing is, they don't feel like advertisers at all because I genuinely love the companies that we partner with. So for me, it's kind of fun to brag all about the designers that we've decided to show off!



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First up, the AMAZING (and seriously people, when I say amazing, I am hardly doing them justice) invitation designers at Elum. Elum is a letterpress shop located in Southern California, though they sell online and through stores around the country. There are a very, very small handful of shops that can even come close to comparing to the quality and refinement of an Elum design, with fresh, modern art and thick, gorgeous papers...



elum designs



If you can't already tell, I am in love with all things Elum...from their stunning wedding invitations to their perfect thank you cards, gift bags and stationery sets.  Every little bit of Elum is perfection.



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Craig Paulson just might be the next big thing. His photographs are absolutely lovely...joyful, poignant, unbelievably real. He captures the moments with a focus on the emotion and he captures the details with a sense of simplicity and style that we absolutely love.



craig paulson



There are four photographers that work under the Craig Paulson brand, each with their own perspective and sense of style, as well as varying starting price points. What they all have in common, however, is their dedication to the art of photography and to capturing your best day in the most beautiful way.



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Dabney Lee at home will allow your real Martha Stewart to shine through, and we LOVE that. From fun, graphic notepads to ridiculously lovely lucite trays, everything is modern, fresh and monogram-centric. We have become a little obsessed with monograms these days so Dabney Lee is SO up our ally.



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But, the best part about the Dabney Lee brand is that they are launching a new line of invitations and social stationery...and it's PERFECTION!! With bright pops of graphic patterns, paired with oh-so-Audrey typefaces, we are going to be placing our order in the very near future!



dabney lee



Love, love, love. Check out Dabney Lee's website and fabulous blog for tons of eye candy and inspiration!



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Paper Shouts brings fun, modern invitations to your fingertips. They are for the bride who values style, great design and a hands-on approach to ordering invitations. Paper Shouts is a family run business, which is huge, because it completely sets them apart from so many other online shops...each order is tended to with an attention to detail that you can't get very easily these days. Plus, their online ordering system is so thorough, so easy, it's almost a no brainer!



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Oh and all of the designs are printed on 100% PCW recycled, heavyweight (110#), uncoated paper and are shipped with 50% recycled envelopes (30% PCW/20% VF). Ahh, style and substance. Can't be that!



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A perfect headpiece. Earrings that make you swoon. A headband that changes your entire style. These are things that truly MAKE your look and details that turn a pretty bride into a spectacular bride. Well, the girls at Naugi have you covered. From fabulous crystal combs to perfect jeweled headbands, the designs at Naugi are absolutely beautiful.



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There is just something about that last little touch that totally transforms your look. That last little bit of sparkle that makes you feel like you are really ready. And Naugi knows it!



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So a HUGE SMP welcome to all of our advertising partners. We are thrilled to be working with each and every one of you!