SMP Welcomes Our Advertisers + A GIVEAWAY!
June 12, 2010

We know how extremely difficult it can be to choose the perfect vendors for your dream wedding.  Here at SMP, we are trying to make each decision a teensy-bit easier.  Today, we are welcoming a few of our favorite brands.  We hand select each of our advertisers and take a great deal of pride only partnering up with the best brands around.  Plus, find out about how to enter Nearlyweds! fantastic giveaway.

Finding the right invitation totally sets the tone for your wedding.  That is why we are crazy over the new invitation offerings from Minted.

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Minted has launched over 100 new wedding invitation suites created by some of the best independent designers and curated through their fun design challenges.  They are also the first online retailer to introduce several stunning embellishments and design details.  Yay!  FABulous details include invitation backers, slip-in envelope liners, skinny wrap address labels and minibook cards.  Starting at $147 for 50 invitations, luxurious wedding stationery is now accessible to more brides than ever before...which makes us super excited!  Minted offers a full assortment of wedding stationery, including save the date cards, bridal shower invitations, thank you cards and party invitations.  SMP readers can take advantage of some great deals too!  Minted is offering free wedding invitation backers (code: BACKER) and 3 free samples (code: SAMPLES).  Woohoo!

Are you a Charleston, SC bride?  If so, lucky you!  Lowcountry Park Venues provides the perfect location for your special day!

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Lowcountry Park Venues has the perfect setting that will launch a lifetime of memories.  Whether it’s along the edge of salt marshes, under stately oaks or on the banks of deep flowing rivers.  The Legare Waring House (top) is traditional grace.  At this 1840s home, the walls whisper of legendary parties attended by governors, international dignitaries, and blushing brides alike.  Recently redecorated with quintessentially Charleston colors and furnishings, the grandeur of this home - with its avenue of majestic, moss-draped oak trees - is timeless.

Looking for the perfect view?  Thanks to its perch on the Cooper River, in the footprint of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, The Cooper River Room'snew event space (middle) boasts one particularly breathtaking attribute - the view.  Situated amid Mt. Pleasant's picturesque Memorial Waterfront Park, this venue is unparalleled.

Located along the banks of the Ashley River, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site is known as the birth place of South Carolina.  This historically significant property is now home to a unique new venue, Founders Hall (bottom).  History of the state meets state-of-the-art at this green building erected on the site of South Carolina's first permanent settlement.  Natural light streams in through a glass wall that spans the length of the hall, while a landscaped courtyard beckons guests outdoors.

Now, the hard part is trying to choose just one location!

Hatch My House is an online gift and home wedding registry that helps couples start saving towards a down payment, home improvements or even furniture.

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Hatch My House is the only interactive registry available on the web today.  And the only gift registry where you can build a house while building a house fund at the same time.  It’s fun, unique and makes the task of asking for cash towards a down payment or home improvements a little less intimidating.  We KNOW that you are curious how this all works.  Check out this real registry and see how easy it is!

Customizing your invitations couldn't be easier!  Inspired by the beauty in the natural world, Moontree Letterpress uses these themes to create invitations just for you.

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Moontree Letterpress is a small company that takes pride in every piece of work that leaves their Brooklyn, New York studio.  Their attention to detail and preserving the art of letterpress makes us smile.  As a client, you are an integral part of the design process.  Whether you are looking for a unique one-of-a-kind invitation or a traditional design, Moontree Letterpress can do it all!

When it comes to designing a wedding website, you want choices.  Right?  Well, the fabulous folks at Nearlyweds! have created one of the most stunning wedding websites around.

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Nearlyweds! is the "etsy" of wedding websites.  The amazing technology team at Nearlyweds! powers the wedding website platform but brilliant stationery designers are the ones doing the designs.  Nearlyweds! built an interface for any stationery designer to use that allows them to create a storefront and publish matching wedding websites.  It also allows for custom, private templates, for designers doing custom work.  Now, you can build a wedding website that looks great and is totally personalized to represent you (and your groom!)

If that wasn't enough of a reason to check them out, Nearlyweds! is hosting a fantastic giveaway for SMP readers.  Hoo-ray!   To enter just leave us a comment below and let us know the name of your favorite Nearlyweds! design*.  And for fun, tell us an item on your registry that you don't expect anyone to buy for you.  It can be anything.  Ice-cream maker.  Trash can.  We are just looking for a good story.  Nearlyweds! will pick one lucky reader for a free site + custom domain name plus your registry gift ($100 or less in value). It's that simple.

Make sure to show our newest advertisers a little SMP love by swinging by their sites and checking out everything else they have to offer.  Thank you to all of these fabulous companies...we really appreciate you being here. Welcome to Style Me Pretty!

*Click here to read giveaway rules and regulations.