Wrap It Up Pretty!
July 22, 2011
We don't mean to brag here at SMP, but have you ever seen this many gorgeous weddings packed into a single week before? Not only have we drooled all week long over inspiration galore, we've also announced the bestest SMP giveaway ever! Like I said, it's been a great week. But before we leave you for the weekend, we couldn't help but share this fun, rooftop party with you because we all know that one of the best parts of getting married is getting together with all your besties for a champagne-filled bachelorette weekend! And what girls night would be complete without glitter, balloons, and bellinis? Created by the geniuses at Proper Measures Event Design and photographed brilliantly by Morgan Trinker, this party is certainly one for the books! Have an amazing weekend, lovelies. See you back here Monday morning. xoxoxo




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From Morgan Trinker: Partly out of frustration with only being able to find tacky pre-packaged bachelorette party fare (inflatable genitalia? no thanks!), and partly because we share a love affair with Kate Spade's colorful, bold, sparkly aesthetic and Kesha's clubbing-and-glitter-filled songs, my friend Stephanie Drake of Proper Measures Event Design and I decided to create and shoot the kind of party we would want to throw a modern bride-to-be. We were originally inspired by Stephanie's own bachelorette party, which was held at the rooftop bar of the historic Redmont Hotel in downtown Birmingham. We didn't know each other at the time it happened, but I fell more and more in love with the idea as Stephanie showed me pictures of herself with her bridesmaids riding in the mirror-walled elevator and dancing with the city skyline in the background.

With our inspiration in mind, Stephanie created an oh-so-modern color story of kelly green and salmon pink against bold black-and-white chevron prints and regal gold accents. She also incorporated traditional party elements like balloons, confetti, glitter, and champagne in a fresh, fun, easy-on-the-cheesy way. We turned to local invitation designer Sonia Davis for our gorgeous paper goods, including invitations, chevron-lined envelopes, and vellum packets of colorful confetti with the evening's mantra, "Throw some glitter, make it rain," printed on the outside.

Our bride and her girls feasted on truffles and bubbly and then danced the night away to DJ Mark's Kesha-inspired music mixes. After kicking off their heels, they retreated downstairs to one of the hotel's plush suites for one last girls-only sleepover. It was the perfect end to a perfect party.

Photography: Morgan Trinker / Design, Styling, and Floral: Proper Measures Event Design / Paper Goods: Sonia Davis / Hair and Makeup: DL Salon / Cinematography: Hampton Road Studios / Location: Above at the Redmont Hotel

If you missed any, here are all of our pretty posts from the week:

a sunny and bright west coast soirée
a cute-as-a-button backyard Philly wedding
a naturally beautiful Montgomery affair
an exquisite Malibu nuptial
a fancy Puerto Rico destination wedding
a romantic and vintage South Carolina féte
a vibrant and bold garden photo shoot
a romantic Nashville farm wedding
a day full of seven gorgeous weddings
a Santa Barbara stunner
a classic and elegant Malibu wedding

Some fabulous links from around the web:

Your favorite wedding blog is now hiring! Check out all the details Backstage!
The sweetest DIY doily and cupcake liner garland via Elizabeth Anne Designs.
The coolest DIY bubble chandelier via 100 Layer Cake.
The most romantic wedding photo shoot in Venice via Grey Likes Weddings.

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Little Black Book members…

Timeless Africa Safaris
Jarrell Entertainment
The White Dress
Citlalli Rico Photography
Cape Creations Catering
Sweet Heather Anne
Mediamorfosis Wedding Cinematography
Kathy Romero Weddings and Events
Punam Bean Photography
Fiona Leahy Design
AMY DeYOUNG photographer

To apply to become a member of our LBB click here. We’d love to hear from you!