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Abby Larson

Editor & Founder

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Admittedly, I have the best job in the world. I spend my days scouring the internet for beautiful things, walking the streets of Boston waiting to be inspired, roaming the aisles of my favorite little bookshop…all day, dreaming about weddings. On any given Tuesday, you might find me on my sofa, hovering over my laptop creating inspiration boards and color palettes, constantly getting sidetracked by all of the beautiful sites I’ve found along the way. Yes, I have a pretty killer job.

And yet, like most things in life, the path to get here has been a long and winding road. With big dreams and brief detours (including a stop at a public relations firm followed by a longer stay at a hedge fund), I jumped head first into the wedding industry, launching a line of wedding invitations called Abby Jean. After three years of blood, sweat and tears (literally) I sold my wonderful little company to Fontaine Maury who could take the brand on to bigger and better things.

As a way to stay connected to my industry, and continue to challenge myself creatively, I started Style Me Pretty….a chic blog for the style obsessed bride. As a blogger, I am forever in search of inspiration…whether it’s my grandfather’s sketches or my niece’s paintings, the perfect pair of ballet flats or a blush colored peony. There are no boundaries for inspiration just as there are no boundaries when it comes to Style Me Pretty.

Again, I have a pretty amazing job.

Recent Posts By Abby

Blushing, Dessert Filled Valentine’s Party at Home

We're pretty sure that Valentine's Day is Style Me Pretty's signature holiday. Our colors are actually blush and bashful (or pink and pink!). But to us, sharing the love is more about the company you keep than anything else, whether that's you and your hubs or a gaggle of your favorite girlfriends. So this V-Day is all about sharing the love. With a...

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Party Idea: DIY Bouquet Bar

We all know what heart-filled holiday is gracing our calendars soon, but my opinion is that a little flower love can be shared any time of the year. For friends stopping by or a cocktail party just for the girls, a DIY bouquet bar is such a sweet gesture and a total cinch to put together. And if you find yourself throwing a little...

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Christmas at The Larsons

Every year, Christmas is a scramble. And this year was no different. Our lives seem to move in a million different directions and finding a day or a moment to embrace the beautiful holiday season is tough. But every year, we do. We put our phones and ipads (or leap pads) away, we crank up Vince Vance and the Valiants and we get to work, decorating a space that feels "us." Well, us on Christmas Crack. So with T minus a few days until Christmas, here are a few easy breezy tips that you can do...

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How to Pay Thankful Forward

My daughter asked me the other day what my favorite holiday was. Clearly hers is Christmas, though it was a toss up between that time the tooth fairy came and her birthday. She also rocks Valentine's Day like it's her job. Anyway, I told her that my favorite holiday was Thanksgiving. I love everything about it. The food. The family. The football. The food. But this year, it's a little more than that... Amidst the chaos and mayhem that seems to be happening more and more frequently within...

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Hostess Gift: DIY Cinnamon Roll Kit

Every November, our family makes a huge batch of cinnamon rolls and delivers them to neighbors to freeze for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning. But this year, we're shaking things up a bit. Because these DIY Cinnamon Roll Kits are TOO much goodness, lovely for holiday gifts or hostess gifts alike. With easy to print labels to boot! PS...more hostess and holiday kit ideas below. INGREDIENTS...

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DIY: Bachelorette Party Goodie Bags

When it comes to wedding festivities you know we're all about the details big and small. So, when my newly engaged friend celebrated her “last fling before the ring,” I knew some adorable DIY party favors were in order. From pint sized bubbly from Sofia Coppola Champagne, to adorable "Hello Pretty" Tote Bags and...

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Easy Tricks for Pulling off the Prettiest Fall Tablescape

I recently hosted a luncheon with the fab HomeGoods team set against the beauty of Claudette in NYC – a restaurant at the tippy top of my design favorites list. At the lunch, I shared ideas on how to add the coziness of Fall to a dinner party with friends and family using an unexpected color palette and tablescape. We were inspired by gorgeous Fall colors and details minus the...

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Entertaining with Abby: Autumn Grilled Cheese Party

When the beloved glossy, Better Homes and Gardens, comes a-knocking...mmm, you crank your party making skills up a notch or two. I'm so excited to share the behind the scenes goodness from our shoot with BHG, a day that was drenched in gorgeous weather, really good cocktails, a pretty awesome crew and did I mention Grilled Cheese? See all of our tips and tricks to host a party of your own below and make sure to check out the October issue of...

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Audrey’s 7th Birthday Party

This year, I told myself I wasn't going to do it. Another at home, soooo much work birthday party for my sweet girl Audrey. It's not that she isn't worth it or that I don't love how they turn out (check out her 1st, 3rd...

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Classic Washington DC Hotel Wedding

Remember that adorable #StyleMeBlooper photo we shared last week? Well, this ladies and gentlemen, is the real wedding behind it. And it just happens to be my beautiful sister-in-law, Jessica. Who I met when she was 17 years old, desperate to get out of the house to go hang out with her friends. Fast forward over a decade and here...

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It’s Here! The Vault — Wedding Planning Just Got Easier

If you haven't already noticed, something is a little bit different around here at SMP! We are thrilled to announce the launch of The Vault, an exciting and innovative new way to search and inspire every detail of your wedding. We promise, planning for your wedding just got a whole lot easier! With millions (yes, millions) of real wedding images in our arsenal, we've developed a way for you to search for exactly what you're...

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Something Blue Event with Tiffany & Co. Recap

We were just a tad bit excited last week when announcing an event we were co-hosting with Tiffany & Co., and let me tell you, it was even more fab than I'd expected. We got to sip bubbly, snack on yummy treats + chat diamonds with Tiffany Chief Gemologist, Melvyn Kirtley. Sound perfect? Well that's because it was. If you didn't get the chance...

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Engage Nizuc Gala

Twice a year, every year, the creme de la creme of the wedding industry comes together to talk shop, to inspire, to trade war stories and to be spoiled utterly rotten by the amazing duo at Engage Summits - the lovely Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce. It's four days of pure wedding bliss. And while I'd love to spill every last detail, I'm focusing instead on the one event that every last one of YOU will find inspiring. Crafted and executed...

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Join us TONIGHT! Something Blue Event with Tiffany & Co.

New Yorkers, the time has come to celebrate in true SMP Style. We're co-hosting a fab event at Tiffany & Co. TONIGHT and you are all invited.  Yes, you.  Plus me.  And a stellar Tiffany expert ready to chat about the 4C's...

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Something Blue Event with Tiffany & Co.

You guys.  You know those days where we have super exciting news to share?  That type of news that is worthy of a rooftop shout-a-thon or two... or three?  Well, today is one of those days, because on June 25th we're co-hosting a fab event at Tiffany & Co. and you are all invited.  Yes, you.  Plus me.  And a stellar ...

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Traditional English Garden Wedding in Shropshire

For a couple who held not one, not two, but THREE celebratory wedding get togethers so that friends and family all over the world could smile alongside them, I would say this duo has tying the knot down to a science. Marrying two gorgeous cultures - both in ceremony and style - gave way to an English Garden style with perfect Chinese detailing. With photographs from Stephen Jerkins Photography and decor by...

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Romantic Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Here at SMP, Boho is the new it girl. She is effortless, elegant, laid back and yet entirely timeless. Wispy gowns and floral headpieces complete her style and there is an innate ode to all things organic. And this inspirational shoot - crafted and photographed by This Girl Nicole Photography with a film from Anna Lord Studio - captures the boho bride to utter perfection.

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Dutch Delftware Wedding Inspiration

This shoot - with gorgeous images from Masha Bakker - is wedding happiness. Pure, good, utterly lovely wedding happiness. From the blue and white wall installation (LOVE btw) to the sweet but sophisticated styling, everything about this little nugget of goodness makes us smile. So if any of you brides are feeling the same way, we can't wait to see how the real deal turns out.

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Central California Rustic Barn Wedding

Burger bar, check. Vanilla, funfetti, and snickerdoodle cakes? Check, check, check. Bride that literally can't contain her joy and an equally smitten groom. Check. All I have to say is thank goodness Peppermint Plum Photography was on hand to capture every last detail so we can pretend like we were there right alongside this adorable pair.

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La Jolla Beach Anniversary Session

Ever wonder what happens when a pair of photographers photographs another photographer? It's usually really, really good even if it is a mouthful. And if you want proof, then spend a moment devouring this anniversary shoot from Orange Photographie, as she spent a day snapping fellow photog Michelle Cross and her husband Colton. Pure magic.

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