SMP Welcomes our Advertisers + A Giveaway!
May 14, 2011

Can you believe that all of those April showers have finally led us to May? Hopefully wherever you are, you can enjoy some spring flowers and outdoor gorgeousness. But first, SMP would like to introduce you to our newest advertisers for the month and share a little bit about each of them. They’re great and we’re excited for you to get to know them. Plus, there are even a few giveaways to be had, so get excited! Welcome aboard, Advertisers! SMP is happy to have you along for the ride!

First up is Weddington Way, who is making a huge splash in the wedding fashion industry and has brides and their maids alike singing its praises. And us! Besides their super chic dresses which speak for themselves, Weddington Way has a one-of-a-kind selection and ordering process that is so easy and stress-free, it allows bridesmaid dress shopping to be the fun, bonding experience it should be. Isn't that what we've all been waiting for? Whether you have bridesmaids scattered all across the country, or are just plain busy, with Weddington Way, you can shop for, compare, share and track your options… all online!

Weddington Way

Weddington Way is also having a super adorable Contest with a doozie of a giveaway. And SMP is among the panel of guest judges! In conjunction with the new movie that is coming out, “Bridesmaids” (you know you want to see it!), Weddington Way just launched their “Outfit Your Wedding Party Contest” to take a stand and prove that wedding outfits can be cool! You can check out all the details here…they’ll be giving a $750 package to the winner that includes goodies for the guys, the bridesmaids and jewelry! So jump on it and invite your friends to the contest through their Facebook page, the 10 Brides that invite the most people will get 25% off Weddingway bridesmaid dresses for their wedding party!!

Your wedding is a time to celebrate as a couple and look towards your future together as Mr and Mrs. With St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, you can also help the futures of countless children while you celebrate your day by saying “I do” to fighting childhood cancer.  The St. Jude mission is to find a cure and save children who are suffering from cancer, and they have an absolutely wonderful way of honoring your guests and your new life together. By making a donation in your guests’ names to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you will be giving a gift that not only expresses your gratitude, but will be remembered well after the dancing is over.

St Jude

St Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers and we love how they’ve made it so easy for you and your guests to donate. And they’ve made some pretty darn cute personalized wedding favors so your guests know that a donation has been made in their name!  You can use the personalized scrolls or bookmarks to decorate your place setting, buffet or even around the reception site. Couples can also set up a wedding page or display envelopes on the gift table asking that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in lieu of gifts. Don’t you think this is just the best way to start your life together?

It goes without saying that we go bananas for inspiration boards. It’s the perfect way to formulate your vision and get inspired to make it come to life. Well, Wedding Row has created an app that is perfect for all of you wedding junkies out there…brides, wedding vendors, bloggers, this app is for you!  Wedding Row is the premier wedding tool to log all of your inspirations. And then share them with everyone you know! Your best friend, your florist, the lady you met waiting in line at the coffee shop…the list goes on.

With Wedding Row, style boards are super easy to create for every category you can think of- cakes, photographers, flowers, etc. The Wedding Row App is so intuitive that it can create a board for you using images that you have in each category. Fancy! You can even use it to keep all of your vendors and their contact info together in one organized place and then access their info instantly. Emailing photos on the go to your florist has never been easier! Even the dreaded Budget can be managed with this App. Payments can be tracked so that you know exactly who has been paid and when. So check out Wedding Row's App and go have some fun!

And now its time for some serious Accessories eye candy. After working with brides-to-be for several years on stunning pieces for themselves, their maids and their honeymoon travels, accessories brand Gorjana is launching its very own bridal collection. And it is all sorts of amazing. This brand-spanking-new collection is based on the classic and delicate styles that Gorjana has been known for, while adding stellar details that will add nothing but pretty to your look. With necklaces, bracelets and earrings that are timeless yet contemporary, you and your bridesmaids will be able to rock your wedding day beauties for years to come.


And Gorjana wants to get 1 lucky bride-to-be started on her wedding day look with a sweet Giveaway. 1 SMP Reader will win a necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings for herself (from the Bridal Collection) as well as up to 5 necklaces for her bridesmaids! Lucky bride and lucky friends! In order to enter, simply go to Gorjana’s Bridal Collection, check out the goods and then comment below with what piece you’d love to wear on your big day or gift to your bridesmaids. A winner will be randomly chosen on Friday, May 20th. Full Giveaway Rules can be read here.

You know that house on your block that like EVERYONE is obsessed with? The one that is always perfectly decorated and styled and filled with fun stuff that has you thinking, ‘where can I find that?’ Well we know exactly where to find it, and it's at House 8810.  House 8810 is the place to scrounge up unique and vintage-inspired finds for everything from shower and bridesmaid gifts to wedding décor and got-to-have items for your new nest... and its all delightfully adorable. Serving pieces, kitchen linens, striped straws, retro tablecloths, recipe cards, aprons, owl lamps (everyone needs an owl lamp), you could get lost on this site for days.

House 8810

So now that we all know that House 8810 has about a gazillion things that we need to own right now, we just need to figure out how to pay for it. Well readers, today is your lucky day! House 8810 is offering a Giveaway and a Promo code! 1 SMP Reader will win a $125 credit to use on Just go to their site and then leave a comment below with your favorite item. 1 winner will randomly be chosen on Friday, May 20th! Full rules and reg are right here. And everyone else can enjoy 10% the entire site from May 14th-21st, just use the code: SMP_please10. You can also like their Facebook page to get all the up-to-date info from their blog and specials they offer!

Ahh paper. How can something so simple make our hearts flutter so? Well we aren’t alone in our love for this pulpy wonder, We Heart Paper founded their boutique custom design and letterpress studio with a love for paper, design and letterpress. And their creations are nothing short of showstopping. Invitations, announcements, stationery and business collateral, if you need it, they will create it.

We Heart Paper

We Heart Paper has a beautiful collection of ready made pieces and Invitations on their site for you to peruse through. From modern to traditional and romantic, there are all sorts of options for you to fall in love with. In addition to their already existing collection, We Heart Paper will also do custom design to totally fit your look and vision. So check out We Heart Paper’s site. They heart paper and you’ll heart them!

So there you have it SMP'ers! Our newest Advertisers... we think they're pretty fab and hope you do too! Make sure to take a gander at their sites and have a great weekend!