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This Chicago Rooftop Wedding Takes Love To New Heights

Romantic city views, a blush color palette, and chic black and white accents make this Chicago wedding a must-see. Jazmin and Alejandro teamed up with the incredibly talented Storybook Weddings Chicago to take their special day to new heights, including Mexican traditions to incorporate the couple’s culture. Fragrant Design filled the day with some of the most romantic blooms you’ll ever see. The love and happiness of the day pop in the imagery by Audra Wrisley Photography. Don’t miss every last detail in the full gallery.

From Audra Wrisley Photography… Jazmin and Alejandro fell in love when they met randomly in Jazmin’s family grocery store, nestled in their lively Chicago neighborhood. While working together and planning a wedding may come with some challenges, this sweet couple takes everything in stride and couldn’t let COVID postpone their plans to tie the knot!

They worked closely with Chicago planner Lisa with Storybook Weddings to keep their guests comfortable and safe and celebrated an amazing day toasting to their love and new life together. Adjusting their design scheme to include smaller tables and capitalize on their open-air cocktail hour, the evening was fun and festive and included a few surprises as well!

Featuring a blush pink palette with chic black and white accents, the dance floor was a focal point and centered the evening’s traditional Mexican style dancing. Each guest received a custom champagne bottle at their place setting, and toasted to the couple’s happiness!

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Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography | Videography: bonphotage | Event Planning: Storybook Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Fragrant Design | Cake: Cake Chicago | Stationery: Sugared Fig Paperie | Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Church | Reception Venue: Loft Lucia | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bianca | Catering: Blue Plate | Lighting: Elegant Event Lighting | Entertainment: Buena Beats | Beauty: KMD Hair Design | Beauty: Teresa Marie Makeup | Rentals: BBJ Linen

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How to Match Your Decor to Your Season and Totally Wow Your Guests In the Process

One of the first things you’ll do when you get engaged is start thinking about your future wedding date – the one that will represent a new anniversary in your love story. Maybe you want to keep up with tradition, and set a date for one that already has special meaning for you (the day you remember saying I Love You for the first time, perhaps), maybe you want to choose an entirely new time of year (so you can add yet another heart on your collective relationship-tracking calendar), or maybe you just the vibes and natural aesthetics of a particular season and you want to lean into the look A LOT for your wedding. At Style Me Pretty, we’re huge fans of seasonally-festive affairs: from the beginning, we’ve built seasonality into our site navigation to make it easy for couples to search for spring, summer, fall, and/or winter events, specifically. And when we say that each one has its certain kind of charm, we aren’t kidding. 

Letting that fact inspire the overall design and curation of the products in our Style Me Pretty Shop, we’ve taken special care to make sure that all of the items in our Decor Shop are perfect for ALL seasons. They all have SMP’s signature dose of pretty and delight, but they’re buildable, too, to allow you to put your own stamp on your wedding. And for real, we love seeing how they’re styled!! So, if you’re thinking seriously about a spring or summer wedding, here are some thoughts – we promise that by the time your big day comes around, every single one of your guests will totally get your reason for the season. Enough for them to say “whoa, this floral-infused ice cube (in an equally-enviable champagne bucket) single-handedly made me a believer in the power of summertime soirees.” Yep!


Photo by Sarah & Ben Photography

Photo by Nancy Ray Photography

For your ceremony.

Ever the hype squad behind acrylic ceremony chairs, we love how seasonally-suited seating can totally level up your nuptials. Whether you’ll be exchanging vows indoors or al fresco, your guests are going to be emotional either way, so top off each of their chairs with colorful tissues that match your palette or a floral print that pays tribute to the natural pops of the season. 

Photo by Dmitri & Sandra Photography

For your bar.

Not going to lie, for obvious reasons. guests will always be drawn to the bar at your wedding, but if you’re planning a very seasonally-forward day, you can make your setup all the more welcoming with some thematic touches. Apart from serving up sips that scream summer (a French 75 is 👌), you can hang up motivating metallic signage and then ask your florist if he or she can work some flower guy or girl magic on your spirits station. Cascading greenery and focal blooms are a big mood for any seasonal wedding, but especially spring and summer, so if you can find a place to plant them, then you have our full support!! 

For your statement photo backdrop or install.

One of our absolute favorite items in the shop is our wedding backdrop banner. It’s been used at SO many different seasonal weddings (from a summer lakeside altar arbor to a fall tented reception entrance), and has such chameleon-like appeal, because truthfully, ‘together is a beautiful place to be,’ is appropriate for any season. Style with vase-stacked risers full of flowers for spring or among blanket-rolled hay bales for fall, OR try something entirely Insta-worthy for summer, like a vibrant farmers market motif with cartons of fresh fruit or veggies.

Photo by Ether & Smith

Is a specific season feeling ever-so-perfect for your wedding party? If it is, then you’ll find so many wonderful accents in our Style Me Pretty Shop to flex for your fête. Fingers crossed for exceptional weather, too, because that’s when these pretty pieces shine the brightest!

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Take A Trip Back In Time With This Majestic Royal Wedding Inspiration

With a theme crafted from the pages of history, this royalty-inspired wedding shoot will sweep you off your feet. Rainbow Chan Weddings designed and planned a day that’s equal parts elegant and enchanting drawing inspiration from classical and historical themes. Organic florals by Atelier Josephine bring the concept to life. The beauty of the day shines in the imagery by Artiese Studios. Visit the full gallery for a trip back in time.

From Rainbow Chan Weddings… Employing an evocative palette of royal blue, neutral tones, and a soft beige finish, our stylist had crafted a style that’s undeniably graceful and inescapably breathtaking. Befitting of this regally drawn theme, our planner had specially selected Toronto’s ever-beautiful Omni King Edward Hotel as our styled-shoot space.

Drawing upon an organic and floral feel to set the mood, our stylists had aimed for an exquisite and elaborate, yet simply stated floral theme; with floral arrangements provided by Atelier Josephine.

A beautiful tablescape that spelled out an undeniably royal and regal theme would be essential to our styled shoot, with stemware and plates care-of Chairman Mills, Splendid Settings and Table Tales, and captivating custom-made stationery set by Olumis Calligraphy for each guest. Wedding guests are greeted with a welcome fit for kings and queens. Our style shoot is a celebration of various elements, color palettes, design choices, and essential themes that, when brought together, create a royal and majestic air out of an event space.

Photography: ARTIESE Studios | Event Design: Rainbow Chan Weddings | Event Planning: Rainbow Chan Weddings | Floral Design: Atelier Josephine | Wedding Dress: White Toronto | Cake: Finespun Cakes | Invitations: Olumis Calligraphy | Rings: Cynthia Findlay Antiques | Wedding Venue: Rancho Las Palmas Resort And Hotel | Beauty: Windy Chiu | Cake Table and Vintage Louis Chair: Glamorous Affairs Inc. | Chairs Rental: Chair Decor | Flatware/ Napkins: Table Tales | Folding Table: Chairman Mills | Linen Rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor | Plate Rentals: Splendid Settings

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This Mudroom (and the Rest of the Home) Will Stop You Dead in Your Tracks

Welcome to your dream home. It’s a stunning mix of pattern and pastels designed by Bria Hammel Interiors. The wallpaper is insane, the periwinkle is abundant and the mudroom will stop you dead in your tracks…it’s that good. Take the full tour of this Minneapolis home captured by Spacecrafting and just try to pick a favorite room. It’s pretty much impossible.

Nested in highly sought after Minneapolis neighborhood, this 1925 Tudor was completely restored and updated for a young, vibrant, family. The owners, Taylor and Mark, were not afraid when it came to bright colors and playful prints and hired us, Bria Hammel Interiors, to bring their vision to life!

The Living Room
By keeping the walls a neutral white, we incorporated color into the space through the furniture, window treatments, large area rug, and accessories. This space had so many great features built-in (like the bookshelves/window bench and fireplace mantle) that our main focus was to highlight these beautifully crafted areas. It’s a little eclectic, a little preppy, a little traditional and a whole lot of gorgeous!

The Kitchen
Can we just say that we are in love with the gold lanterns? Because we are. They are such a statement piece in the kitchen and pull out the golds in the cabinet hardware as well.

The Dining Room
Taylor and Mark love to host their family and friends over (and how could you not with a home like this?!), so the built-in buffet is a perfect space to place trays and food/drink and also creates a spot for fun accessories when they’re not entertaining. 

The dining room sits aside of their french doors that lead to their backyard which they can open during the warmer months and embrace indoor-outdoor dining.

Guest Bathroom
The most amazing part of small spaces is that you can really put the time and attention into all the details and their guest bathroom is the perfect example of that. There isn’t one detail that we don’t love.

The Master Bedroom
With a baby on the way, Taylor and Mark will definitely need their own cozy, tranquil space to get as much shut eye as they can. In contrast to the other rooms, their master bedroom was truly designed with a calmness in mind and so we went with cool blues, whites, and grays.

The most amazing detail in the room? Mark had Taylor and his wedding vows transcribed by a local calligrapher and framed. Such a thoughtful touch.

Outside of the guest bathroom is their small mudroom that leads to their backyard. Keeping with the eclectic tone of the rest of the home, we had custom tile placed spelling out “hello” that greet guests when they walk in. 

We also added a fun dutch door in blue and built in bench with hooks where they can set a few of their items! We truly love this home and find it so uniquely refreshing!

Photography: Spacecrafting | Bathroom Wallpaper: Caitlin Wilson | Bedroom Chandelier: Restoration Hardware | Blue Tufted Bench: Serena & Lily | Builder: Stephen Longman Builders, Inc. | Gold Mirror: Four Hands | Interior Design: Bria Hammel Interiors | Kitchen Lanterns: Visual Comfort Lighting | Living Room Rug: Caitlin Wilson | Pink Velvet Chair: Anthropologie


A Soft and Welcoming Nursery Filled with Moments Old and New

We have featured a lot of nurseries on SMP Living. Some bold, some demure. Some modern, some vintage. But this nursery, is easily climbing to the top of our “oh-I-love-that-list.” With it’s soft color palette, it’s collected and treasured heirloom details, it’s modern meets beautifully worn sensibility, this little slice of nursery heaven is everything you could want for your little bundle of joy. With a wedding planner mama – Danielle of Elise Events – and Boxwood Avenue Interiors behind the design, we wouldn’t expect anything less! Photographs by Kari Henrichsen.

My husband and I found out we were pregnant in April of 2020, at the beginning of quarantine. I am a wedding planner and all of my projects came to a sudden halt. With our 2020 weddings postponed until 2021, our little girl’s nursery quickly became my one and only design project for the current year.  As a designer, I have always dreamt of what our children’s nurseries would look like someday. I couldn’t have imagined it would have ended up being filled with so many sentimental touches.

We welcomed our sweet girl, Eva Blake, in January and brought her home to a nursery full of intentional design details, sentimental touches and a blush and sage color palette! We had a very clear vision of what we wanted the nursery to look like: muted pastel tones, lots of texture, meaningful details and sweet and sophisticate touches! To help bring everything together we worked with one of my dear friends Chloe, of Boxwood Avenue Interiors. Chloe has a phenomenal eye and impeccable taste. She helped us source items and complete Eva’s room with lots of finishing touches!

One of our most cherished details in the nursery are the baby highchair and cradle. These were given to me 30 years ago when I was a little girl, by my grandmother, who Eva is named after. We took on the perfect quarantine project and restored both the cradle and highchair. After a good sand job, fresh coats of paint and new cushions and pillows – these two pieces not only were the perfect fit for one of the nursery corners, but will give Eva endless playtime when she’s older!

Eva’s nursery will always be so special to us, the beautiful space to which we brought home our little girl. We cannot wait to watch her grow in this sweet and cozy room as she fills it with her favorite toys and creates forever memories. It’s been a relaxing, comfy haven to spend time nursing, rocking and playing together.

Photography: Kari Henrichsen | Artwork over Crib: Juniper | Chandelier: Restoration Hardware | Changing Basket & Pad: Olli Ella | Crib: Restoration Hardware | Doll Crib & Highchair: Restored Family Antiques | Dresser: Restoration Hardware | Elliot the Fawn: Cuddle and Kind | Handwoven Baket set: Pom Pom at Home | Interior Design: Boxwood Avenue Interiors | Maileg Cosy Bambi: Scandiborn | Roman Shades: Alva | Rose Casa Clutch: Olli Ella | Seagrass Baskets: Serena & Lily | Table Lamp: Anthropologie | Wooden Ladder: Magnolia | Wooden Toys/A-z Blocks: Odin Parker

Popsicles Named After Puppies For This Outdoor Southern Wedding in the Gardens of Kaminski House!

From custom welcome drinks to popsicles named after their pups, this bride and groom had one heck of an elegant, Southern wedding at Kaminski House under the moss-covered trees in the gardens! Carrying the greenery over to their reception with a beautifully decorated tent by RSG Event Designs, it adorned the tables and draped from the tent walls, along with neutral-colored florals.  Madeline Trent Photography captured it all from the bride’s classic Anne Barge wedding gown to the cutest dessert setup and you’ll just have to check it out below!

From Madeline TrentAllie and Sam were married in a romantic, sunset ceremony under the Spanish moss-covered trees in the gardens of Kaminski House, in Georgetown, SC. 

Their December wedding was full of intimate moments for guests to get to know the couple better, including custom welcome drinks and even popsicles named after their puppies!

Allie chose an elegant, southern theme for her reception which included a sailcloth tent in the Georgetown Marina Park. The tent was decked in greenery, neutral colors, and the cutest dessert setup!

The tent had cafe string lights and dripping Spanish moss from the top of the tent, giving guests an outdoor experience on the inside of the tent that was unforgettable as they danced the night away to delicious food and amazing live music with the Travis Allison Band.

Photography: Madeline Trent | Videography: Salt Glass Media | Event Planning: Tara Crammer Events | Floral Design: RSG Event Designs | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Ceremony Venue: Kaminski House | Catering: Cru Catering | Makeup: Classic Beauty SC | Band: Travis Allison Band | Tent: Sperry Tent | Music: Palmetto Strings

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Let’s Get Maui’d! Check Out This Vibrant and Elegant Wedding At Montage Kapalua Bay

Will you Maui me? The wedding of Anh and Josh was effortlessly steeped in natural beauty, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery and romantic atmosphere that Hawaii boasts. Inspired by the sunset hues and the deep blue color of the Pacific Ocean, the couple carefully worked with Moana Belle Events and Mandy Grace Designs to create a day with a matching color palette. One thing is for sure — we just can’t help but swoon over that whimsical circular arch, channeling unity and infinity. Dmitri & Sandra Photography captured each and every beautiful moment of this tropical love story, so head to the full gallery to get swept away.

From Moana EventsOnce Anh and Josh made the decision to get married in Hawaii, they knew what they wanted from the very beginning. They envisioned a special celebration with their closest and dearest on the island of Maui where they could enjoy the atmosphere, ocean breeze and beautiful sunset. 

The beauty of the island lured them in and it was actual sunset hues and the colors of the deep blue surrounding ocean that inspired the color palate for the wedding. Soft colors of apricot, buttery yellows, peaches and creams paired with an ocean blue was a perfect color palate for our backdrop. Anh and Josh exchanged vows at the Montage Kapalua Bay featuring stunning ocean views, pristine lawns and dramatic cliffs as their backdrop. 

An impressive circular ring arch adorned with whimsical florals in the color story of the day created by Mandy Grace Designs framed the couple during the ceremony. The cocktail and dinner reception took place at Merriman’s Kapalua Restaurant which was just a short stroll on the ocean boardwalk across the bay. Both from Austin Texas, they made sure to include their Texas charm in all of their wedding signage like a welcome sign that read “Aloha Y’all”. 

Anh and Josh also incorporated several personalized details in their stationery and menus including cute illustrations of themselves on their invitations, and their sweet pups on their cocktail napkins. 

Guests enjoyed shrimp cocktail and fresh oysters on the half shell during the cocktail hour while sipping on custom champagne popsicle cocktails.

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Edited by Lauren Megerdichian and Carly Zumar

Photography: Dmitri & Sandra Photography | Cinematography: Ohana Films | Event Planning: Moana Belle Events | Floral Design: Mandy Grace Floral & Event Design | Invitations: Emily Mayne Studio | Ceremony Venue: Montage Kapalua Bay | Reception Venue: Merriman's Kapalua | Entertainment: Barefoot Minded | DJ: Maui DJ Services | Artisan Ice Pop: Shaka Pops | Beauty: Meili Autumn Beauty | Decor: Custom Neon | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photobooth: Bamboo Shootz | Rentals: Inspiration Events Hawaii | Rentals: Signature Boutique Event Rentals | Rentals: Table Candy Event Rentals | Signage: Miss B Calligraphy

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Pretty in Pink For These Intimate Nuptials At The McKendrie House in California!

When this couple’s original wedding date had to be postponed due to ya know…they still wanted to celebrate with an intimate celebration at The McKendrie House with their family and close friends. When the bride told her event planner, Charmed Events Group that she always dreamed of a pink moment, they listened and certainly delivered with different shades of pinks throughout from the floral centerpieces by Tango and Foxtrot to the invites with a pop of hot pink! Take a look below at all of Melanie Duerkopp Photography’s beautiful images…and be sure to take note of their adorable ring bearer!

From Charmed Events GroupLike many couples, Cat and Carl had to postpone their wedding and pivot their plans when they were not able to hold their wedding at their venue on their original date. Even though their wedding had been postponed to 2021, they still wanted to be able to hold a ceremony to be legally married on their original date of 8/8/20. Knowing the importance of the date for this couple, we helped them find a private home that was able to provide the space for them to have a ceremony with just their immediate family and a handful of close friends. Since they were celebrating with just their immediate family and pod, we were able to also create an intimate dinner for them to further celebrate their forever with.

Since their wedding celebration is still happening in 2022, we wanted to make sure that the design that we created for this couple would be something completely different than what they and their guests would experience for the celebration next year. The bride was very excited about creating a separate design aesthetic for this intimate celebration as she always had dreams of having “a pink moment” for her wedding. We’re all about creating moments so upon hearing that, we immediately set out to create the most romantic and dreamiest, “pink moment” inspired design for this bride. Pink can be a lot, so it was important to us to be able to draw out the sophistication and elegance of the vibrant pink that the bride was drawn to, by pairing pinks with neutrals for a sophisticated palette.

Some highlights of the day that made the day so unique to the couple include having their pup Chipper be their ring bearer (he was amazing in his little tuxedo!), the couple doing a champagne saber to kick off the dinner, the bride putting in countless hours prior to the wedding in perfecting guava rose cake recipe so that she could make her own wedding cake, and the bottles of rose oil that the bride created for favors for guests that told the story of how the couple first met and how a ladybug appeared at their first date- which is a symbol of love, prosperity and good things to come.

To see the couple celebrate with such genuine happiness is everything. I recall the groom mentioning in his speech and through happy tears that they never would have thought that celebrating and being married in this way was possible. I think this is a testament to the resilience and power of love that this couple and so many more have experienced during this time. It truly was such an honor to celebrate with them in this way.

Photography: Melanie Duerkopp | Event Planning: Charmed Events Group, LLC | Floral Design: Tango And Foxtrot | Catering: Fraiche | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Location: The Mckendrie House | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals

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A Classic Meets Modern, White Inspired SoCal Home

From where we sit, Mindy Gayer can do no wrong. Need proof? Take a peak here and here and you’ll see exactly what we mean. But this California stunner may have taken Mindy’s mad design skills to entirely new heights. With the perfect juxtaposition of family and function, Mindy transformed an iconic one story Spanish style home into something that design dreams are made of. Read on to see the entire abode laid out in flawless design detail and click here to see the entire gallery with imagery by Vanessa Lentine!

This Spanish Style one Story consists of 5 Bedrooms, 3. 5 baths and clocks in around 3,800 square feet. The goal was to update the space with a fresh, modern palette along with contemporary finishes throughout to bring the once dated and formal interiors into a more current and cozy home for the young professional couple and their 2 little boys. 


And it all began with this stunning entry space featuring an arched, steel door system that will leave you weak at the knees.


With 2 little boys, all design decisions were prioritized with both livability and comfort in mind while making dedicated efforts to not skimp on a luxurious palette and high style design, giving each space it’s own look and feel while creating connectivity among the home.


The kitchen is the main focal point of the home, with our Client being a big cook! She uses her kitchen daily to curate new recipes, and wanted to dream up a DREAM KITCHEN that could double as a fully working and functional kitchen, while also integrating clever & plentiful storage solutions for her many props. We added an updated butler’s pantry for that very reason!


The family room is the space where the family watches movies and plays games and logs their daily snuggles so comfort was key. We designed a room that felt cohesive with the rest of the home while embracing a place that made cozy its mantra.


With pops of color throughout the house, our Client wanted to keep their Master Suite serene and hotel-like. We added touches of interest with textures to play up the understated & sophisticated monochromatic color palette.




In addition to their 2 boys’ room, we dreamed up a playroom that could house all of their toys, books, stuffed animals and art supplies and had custom cork boards made to display all of their little creations as art. An oversized rattan daybed serves as a kid-friendly sofa in here too, with playful wallpaper, textiles and art – all with a nod to So Cal being their backyard!

Playtime is big around our client’s day to day life, so we incorporated a play table in each of the boys’ rooms since each room boasts lots of extra room for playing make-believe, reading books and just about everything else!



The backyard celebrates the indoor/outdoor vibe that most California homes crave. With a fully landscaped yard, we added a faded wood dining table and rattan chairs with white cushions that beg for long dinners and even longer glasses of wine. But don’t worry, with two little ones happily sitting atop, we used a sunbrella fabric which is easy to clean and always looks its best. 

Photographer: Vanessa Lentine | Interior Design: Mindy Gayer | Landscape Design: Houzz

You Can Feel The Love At This Intimate Texas Wedding

Planning a wedding amidst a pandemic isn’t easy, but this couple created the most beautiful of days despite the circumstances. The couple exchanged vows at an intimate ceremony at Ivory Oak, and instead of a traditional reception, they celebrated by dancing under hanging lights and oak trees. The ever-talented J’Marie Designs created sweet floral moments in shades of white and blush. The joy of the day radiates in the imagery by Bear Moose & Fox. You’ll fall in love with every inch of this celebration in the full gallery.

From the bride… Wykeyhe and I met at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He was the star wide receiver on the football team, and I played volleyball. Our first date was to a movie followed by Whataburger and it was so easy to be comfortable with each other. Eventually, I couldn’t help but fall in love with his effortless charm and loving heart.

Years later we planned our wedding in the middle of a global pandemic. Although we had never imagined a wedding during times like this, we knew it would be safest to cancel our reception
and limit our guest count. In the end, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our favorite moment from our wedding day was having our first dance underneath the oaks trees and hanging lights. We were surrounded by our closest family and friends on one of the most wonderful days of our lives. All that we needed that day was each other, so neither of us minded the adversity that had to be faced.

Photography: Bear Moose and Fox | Coordination: Elaine & Lee | Floral Design: J'Marie Designs | Wedding Dress: Signature Bridal | Cake: Veh's Treats | Ceremony Venue: The Ivory Oak | Reception Venue: The Ivory Oak | DJ: Wall Of Sound Productions | Officiant: Pastor Gary Roberts | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Beauty: GlamByPhy | Rentals: King's Party Rentals

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Party Theme Idea: Life is a Circus!

If ever there was an appropriate party theme for a baby shower…Life is a Circus just might be it! This coming from a mom of three so said circus makes perfect sense for what’s to come. With a popcorn and peanut bar, a flame throwing, bubble blowing, impossibly awesome entertainer and basically the best carnival food a girl could ask for, this is all of the party inspo you need. Designed by Ooh! Events with photographs by Marni Rothschild, pop something yummy of your own and dig right in!

This shoot is a “follow up” shoot to a Coastal Bachelorette Weekend that SMP featured!  The mama-to-be, Kate, was our bride-to-be in the bachelorette weekend shoot, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate her biggest milestones with her! Life is a Circus!

This vibrant and fun circus themed babyshower took place at The Bend, a beautiful property along the bend of the Ashley River in Charleston. As Kate’s girlfriends arrived, they were greeted by a true performer to set the tone for the circus! Deena of Good Clean Fun Events played with fire (literally!) and made amazingly huge bubbles.

Guests were seated under our version of a “Big Top”- a Raj tent adorned with colorful ribbon to set the circus theme-and treated to on theme treats by Salthouse Catering. Snacks included mini corn dogs, crudite cups with green goddess dressing, a snack bar with pretzels, peanuts and of course-animal crackers! The light and refreshing Honeydew Melon Cooler topped with cotton candy was as tasty as it was pretty! The ladies then lounged while the mama-to-be opened all of the thoughtful gifts her friends brought.

Photography: Marni Rothschild Pictures | Event Design: Ooh! Events | Event Planning: Ooh! Events | Floral Design: Ooh! Events | Invitations: J.Lily Design | Reception Venue: The Bend | Catering: Salthouse Catering | Entertainment: Good Clean Fun Events

Traditional Design Meets Southern Charm With a Penchant of Fun and Flair at Rosemary Beach

Rosemary Beach described perfectly by the bride goes a little something like this, “…unlike anyplace in the world, you have the most amazing white-sand beaches with Caribbean blue ocean water, unbelievable architecture that makes you feel like you are in Europe, but with a warmth and charm you only feel in the south“. Talk about a dream!

We truly couldn’t be more in love with today’s gorgeous southern-inspired fête brought to life by Pamela Barefoot EventsSavoir Faire Weddings and Florals By The Sea. Our favorite detail? Their adorable scooter escort display, an ode to the groom’s scooter rental company he created at UNC! See all the awe-worthy moments at the full gallery, captured to perfection by Kati Rosado Photography!

From the Bride… Brent and I initially had a tough time deciding where we wanted to get married. We are both from Northern, VA but Brent wasn’t sold on getting married in D. C. We ultimately decided on Rosemary Beach, FL, a place we had only been on vacation twice before but already felt connected to.

Rosemary Beach is unlike anyplace in the world, you have the most amazing white-sand beaches with Caribbean blue ocean water, unbelievable architecture that makes you feel like you are in Europe, but with a warmth and charm you only feel in the south. Our overall inspiration and design can be summed up (as our wedding planner put it): “Traditional design meets southern charm with a penchant of fun and flair”. It was important to me that the wedding be classy and traditional, but also fun and unique.

I knew I wanted an awesome eye-popping linen, fun place settings, and an escort wall that had meaning to Brent and me. We incorporated a Florida/southern feel with rattan pendants, custom rattan bar, and rattan chargers into a more vivid and bright color scheme with a blue India Amory hand-blocked linens, mix of colorful flowers, and watercolor accents.

We wanted to make sure we had enough time with the people who made such an effort to be in Florida with us and we were able to do that by having multiple events throughout the weekend. A bonfire on Thursday night, a killer rehearsal dinner on Friday with everyone, and of course the wedding on Saturday. Because there were multiple events, Brent and I were able to have actual conversations with every one of our guests. Guests shared stories and advice with us that we wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. Some of my favorite moments are those conversations we had, reminiscing on past times and looking forward to a lifetime together.

Stand-out details:

– Design elements: India Amory linen, napkins, handkerchiefs; 21 Rattan baskets, custom rattan bar and chargers
​- The Escort Wall – Brents first company was a scooter rental company he started at UNC called “Carolina Scoots” he was the “Scooter King” and we would joke that he would answer his phone “Scooters for Rent, this is Brent!”
– UNC Details – The Caroline Inn Chocolate Pecan cookie, The Old Well drinks – Hand Drawn napkins (Yeti, The Old Well, Scooter)

Photography: Kati Rosado Photography | Videography: Alan LeBlanc | Coordination: Savoir Faire Weddings | Event Design: Pamela Barefoot Events | Floral Design: Florals By The Sea | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Invitations: Emily Baird Design | catering: Townsend Catering | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Band: Big Night Dynamite | Wedding Venue: Rosemary Beach™ | Beauty: Gallant Glam | Rentals: H&M | custom linens: India Amory | linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | rentals: Ooh! Events

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This Breathtaking Beach Wedding Is Filled With Cozy Details From The Bride’s Own Home!

This tropical wedding is filled with personalized touches we can’t get enough of, including furniture from the mother-of-the-brides home! The couple teamed up with Anna Lucia Events to create an elegant and extraordinary day. Stunning blooms by Garden District elevate the beachside reception tent to a visual masterpiece featuring white-washed palm trees! Hunter Ryan Photography captures every detail in the most lovely of ways. Take a trip to Florida in the full gallery.

From the bride… John and I met at a dance party hosted by the club both of our parents belong to in Naples, Florida – which is so sweet because it’s actually where John ended up proposing to me too! Our wedding was planned primarily between my mother and our planner Anna Lucia Events, they did an indescribable job.

We had a wall of magnetic seat assignments, but they were far from average. Guests walked up to the wall and were able to pluck gold-trimmed oyster shells with their table assignment on them from a beautiful blue and linen wall!

We wanted people to feel like the Sperry tent structure had been there forever, and as though it was a mix of comfort and style. My mom even brought furniture and decorations from our Naples home to be incorporated into the decor. The mega-talented Ruffino of Garden District elevated our plans with his massive indoor white-washed palm trees, and incredibly even planted greenery along the walk-in!

Photography: Hunter Ryan Photo | Cinematography: Voila Cinematic | Event Planning: Anna Lucia Events | Cake: Hands On Sweets | Stationery: Emily McCarthy | Ceremony Venue: Trinity By The Cove Episcopal Church | Reception Venue: Private Club | Entertainment: Jessie's Girls | Beauty: Salon Teez | Ceremony Florals: Tom Trovato Floral Design | Ceremony Quartet: Vanderbilt Strings | Draping: Swag Decor | Lighting & Rentals: Event Effects | Reception Florals: Paula, Garden District | Rentals: Nuage Designs | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Events on the Loose | Rentals: A Chair Affair | Rentals: Vivant Rentals | Tent & Flooring: Sperry Tent Naples

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Classic Cape Home with Forever Style

There is just something about a New England Cape Cod inspired home. It’s the simple, often white palette. The understated but entirely elegant approach to decor. And this home, designed by Rhiannon and Travis Hageman, the husband and wife duo behind Hageman Homes is nothing if not entirely cape cod lovely. You would never believe that it was their very first build, tucked into a chic neighborhood in Ontario. With photographs by Will Reid, get ready to fall in love.

A classic, cape cod style home in historic Downtown Oakville, the house features a gambrel roof, gorgeous walk out and is fit for a lovely family. With a colour palette of warm whites, soft blues, and gorgeous wall coverings, the house is welcoming and balanced.

This husband and wife team behind the design are incredible .Travis manages all of the construction and Rhiannon completes the interior and exterior designs. They make a wonderful team together and are focused on building beautiful, timeless homes with modern liveability.

Although built as a “spec” house, meaning there was no client involved, the team focused on building their reputation on incredible quality, beautiful design and timeless craftsmanship which you can see in the gorgeous photos.

With a fresh take on Traditional design, the home is a lovely mix of colour, traditional architecture and styling but features a modern sensibility. 

Photography: Will Reid Photography | Builder: Hageman Homes & Interiors | Interior Design: Hageman Homes & Interiors

A Gadsden House Editorial Teeming With Monochromatic and Modern Elements

Modern couples who love a good monochromatic moment – this one’s for you! Today styled shoot from The Luxe Bride took place at the ever so charming Gadsden House in Charleston, featuring the most adorable couple ever. Juniper & Jasmine Designs incorporated bleached blooms for a whimsical touch that proves a neutral palette can be anything but boring. See the full gallery captured by Courtney Bowlden to pin your fave details!

From Courtney BowldenWe were inspired by monochromatic and modern elements for this editorial shoot. Layers of neutrals, with a stunning crafted tabletop, acrylic chairs, and textured flowers with hints of milky whites, copper, taupe, and black accents. 

From a design perspective, we wanted to show that neutrals can be anything but boring if done the right way. In place of greenery we incorporated bleached blooms for a whimsical feel, like the stardust, fern, and ruscus. The stationery was on handmade paper with modern calligraphy finished with a bronze wax seal, vellum menu’s, and place cards tied with velvet black ribbon. The bride’s dress by Emily Kotarski was paired with a hand painted cathedral length cape with puff sleeves. The cake was textured using neutral tones, extra tall tiers, finished with wafer paper sails and edible gold flakes with black taper candles. The terracotta palette was perfect for this minimalist look.

Photography: Courtney Bowlden | Event Planning: Pure Luxe Bride | Floral Design: Juniper & Jasmine Designs | Cake: Flowerchild | Invitations: Studio R Design | Groom's Attire: M. Dumas & Sons | car: SC Express | the gadsden house: Gadsden House

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Peek Inside the Home of this Celeb Fashion Blogger and Mama of Two!

We’ve been obsessed with fashion blogger, Amber Fillerup of Barefoot Blonde for years now, following along with her crazy good hairstyles, chic fashion sense and of course, her journey as a mama to two sweet babes. But today? Our obsession has turned to her gorg NYC apartment—made pretty with the help of Joss & Main and Becki Owens. From the pink couch in Rosie’s nursery to gilded details like this, have a peek at the full tour in The Vault!

From Joss & MainWe recently helped Amber Fillerup of Barefoot Blonde revamp her NYC Upper West Side apartment, including her master bedroom and nursery for her 10-month-old, Rosie. We chatted with Amber about the new spaces and her latest happenings. You can also shop the look at Joss and Main now through November 1.

1. It’s clear you have a knack for fashion. How does your personal style translate into the design of your home? Are the two similar?

Amber: Definitely!!! I have very different styles depending on what I am feeling that day and I definitely think it’s that way for my home. Sometimes I want clean and bright whites and other days I want a pink couch and mint walls!

2. Pulling together a room—easier or more challenging than pulling together a wardrobe?

Amber: Much harder! So many more components and harder to “try on”.

3. You’re now a mother to two children under the age of three—how has that impacted your design style?

Amber: Well, I try to stay away from white. Asking for orange fingerprints! But it has stayed mostly the same – I am okay with things getting a little messy and have accepted that pieces might get a little worn in because of the kiddos. I don’t ever want our home to feel “off limits” to the kids.

4. New York apartments are notoriously tiny. What are your tips for making the most of limited square footage?

Amber: It is really great to find nooks and crannies for storage! We have a shower we don’t use and so we put bookshelves in there and store stuff. We try to get dressers with a lot of drawers. But most just two words – THROW AWAY. Can’t have too much junk in NYC!

5. Walk us through your daughter’s nursery. What do you love most about the space?

Amber: Oh, I love the light! And shag rug. And of course the pink couch. I just love how girly and feminine it feels. Rosie has such a sweet personality and I feel like her room really suits her. She loves to just sit on her furry rug and play with her toys.

6. And your master bedroom? Was there anything the room had to have?

Amber: I loved the white dresser. It was like a breath of fresh air when we got it! We previously had a wooden dresser (we still have it but just in a different room) but this white one just made the whole room feel airy.

7. Do you have any favorite pieces? Items that really make the room?

Amber: I love lighting, so again I really loved Rosie’s light fixture as well as the lamps! I think light fixtures pull the whole room together and put the cherry on top. It is always the most exciting part to me!

8. Tell us about your morning routine. When you’re not taping a tutorial, where do you get ready?

Amber: I get ready wherever the kids are playing. I go in my bathroom and put all the makeup I want to use that day in a bag and I go into the nursery or main room – wherever they are! I usually am sitting on the couch doing my makeup and Atticus loves to “help”. I let him put on my powder and blush, haha.

9. Before we go, we have to ask—what style of braid are you loving for fall?

Amber: I am still loving boxer braids! But have also loved a simple side braid with lots of volume on top!


Photography: Nicole Gerulat | Furniture & Decor: Joss & Main | Interior Design: Becki Owens | Style Director, Joss & Main: Donna Garlough

Meaningful, Romantic Details at Arrowhead Hill For This Pilot With The Coolest Escort Card Display!

Today, we introduce you to the sweetest couple (we’re serious, read their engagement story!) with a romantic and incredibly meaningful wedding day. The bride who loves to travel and the groom who just so happens to be a pilot incorporated details throughout their day at Arrowhead Hill, like a luggage tag escort card display and engraved compasses for place cards. Timeless and bold florals from Remi and Gold were placed throughout from a ceremony arch to delicate centerpieces and Wed and Prosper planned it all, exactly how the bride envisioned. Take a look below to see Courtney Leigh Photography’s stunning imagery and start dreaming up what personal touches you’re going to add to your day!

From the Bride…How did Alex Propose?
Our engagement day… Alex told me he was heading to fly a trip, he played the part and everything by wearing his uniform and packing his bag and everything. I had no idea what was coming. That afternoon, I had gotten dressed up because my mom and I were heading to a baby shower. On the way home from the baby shower, my mom pulled into Alex and Is favorite park. It is where one of our first dates was, as well as where he asked me to be his girlfriend 3 years prior. I remember my heart dropping and knowing as soon as she turned in. I started crying happy (and probably nervous) tears knowing what was waiting ahead. My mom handed me a piece of paper that said “Ahead is our future…” After getting myself together I got out of the car and walked down a (very long) sidewalk and actually ended up walking past the whole setup. I heard Alex’s voice from behind as he asked where I was going. I turned around and saw a beautiful setup waiting for me. It had two journal entries, one where Alex had expressed how he wanted to marry me after our first date that he had written years prior, and one that he wrote on the day of our engagement. It was the most sentimental and special moment. He then took us to one of our favorite bakeries where all of our family and friends were for a surprise engagement party! A lifetime with Alex was everything I had dreamed of. 

How did you decide on colors for your wedding? And floral inspiration
I knew I wanted three things when deciding on the theme of our wedding: timeless, elegant, and detail-oriented. Down to every detail, everything on our day had a purpose. In everything Alex and I do, we value meaningful detail. I knew I wanted to incorporate dove gray throughout our wedding, as well as soft linen with our calligraphy touches and table runners. I knew that I wanted our florals to be timeless but bold, and I told our florist, Remi and Gold, our color inspiration, but at the end of the day really let her go with it. One of my favorite moments from our whole wedding was the altarpiece. The florals were out of this world dreamy and truly more than I imagined. Our close friends sang “King of My Heart” during our private communion moment, and the words on the linen piece were lyrics to the song.

What made you incorporate certain special touches or traditions into your wedding day?
We wanted everything on our day to be cohesive and meaningful. God is the foundation of our relationship so we wanted everyone to hear the Gospel shared during our ceremony from our officiant and through worship during our private communion moment. Alex and I both have a big passion for travel, and he is a Pilot so it made the most sense to incorporate that part of our life into our day. Halfmoon Lettering really helped us bring this vision to life through every last detail. Our programs were inspired by passports, we had a “travel advice” table with custom postcards that hung on a postcard stand and featured a watercolor drawing of our venue. Throughout all of our paper goods, we had an airplane wax seal. Two of my favorite travel details were the engraved compass nametags and our luggage tag seating chart. All of our guests adored the luggage tags and thought it was incredibly meaningful. We love when our friends send us photos of the luggage tags in action! From the mini pies to the mini cinnamon donuts, our dessert bar was a hit and disappeared quickly!

Do you have a memory from the day that stands out the most?
Getting ready with all of my best girls and having our bridal brunch was definitely super special. The whole morning felt surreal as we watched everything come together throughout the day! One of my favorite memories from the day was our first touch. We did not do a first look, but we both stood on each side of the luggage tag wall and prayed together. In the end I told Alex to close his eyes so I could peek because I was getting so impatient!

Any advice for future brides and grooms that are planning?
Throughout the planning process, one thing I desired was to have timeless designs and photos that we will cherish for a lifetime. I would definitely recommend investing in a good photographer and videographer, the day goes by so quickly and that is what you have to hold onto. My biggest piece of advice, though, would be to incorporate personal touches throughout your day; there is nothing more special than having a unique wedding that is thoughtful and catered toward your passions and unique visions.

What was most important to you and your groom for your wedding?
Our biggest desire for our wedding day was for our guests to feel thought of and loved and hear the Gospel. We wanted to make special memories and party with our closest friends and family, which we were able to do thanks to the Cottages onsite at Arrowhead Hill. It was a blast being able to spend the weekend with all our friends and family! Hot Sauce band out of Austin, TX also threw an incredible party – one we will never forget! We danced and partied the night away with our favorite people!

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Photography: Courtney Leigh Photography | Videographer: Jake Austin Films | Event Planning: Wed & Prosper | Floral Design: Remi and Gold | Dress: Brickhouse Bridal | Cake: Becca Cakes | Invitations: Sugared Fig Paperie | Ceremony Venue: Arrowhead Hill | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Birdy Grey | Catering: City View Catering | Band: Hot Sauce | Tux: The Black Tux | Custom Luggage Tags: Half Moon Lettering | Hair and Makeup Artist: Etoilly Artistry | Luggage Tag Wall: Exquisite Details by Raquel

Moody and Eclectic San Francisco Townhome

We are big proponents of color, and this super swanky San Francisco townhome – designed by Nina Jizhar and photographed by Vivian Johnson – doesn’t just use color, it uses BOLD color balanced with intricate details and classic accessories. And then to top it all off, there’s a chic modern kitchen that captures the timelessness of the space with the modernity of the design. Take the tour below!

The homeowners have been in this place for 15 years and haven’t done any updates. They are world traveler and collect many items from their travel. The mix of their personal collection of artwork and objects make this home special, as it truly reflects the homeowner’s aesthetic and eclecticism.

The kick off of the project was days away from us being put in lockdown mode back in March. Like many other homeowners during quarantine, our clients wanted to move forward at full speed while they are sheltering in place in their second home. We took over the tradesmen’s coordination carefully: electrician, fabricator for the backsplash and marble sink, wallpaper installer, painter and millworker for the custom built-ins in the office.

We completed the project in 6 months including furnishings installation thanks to my clients who are super decisive and entrusted us with the whole process.

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Photography: Vivian Johnson Photography | Design: Nina Jizhar | Floral Design: Seva Floral

This Editorial Inspired by Strength and Confidence Presents a Fresh Take on a Neutral Palette

An editorial inspired by female strength and confidence? Um, heck yes!! Today’s styled shoot from Kaleb Norman James Design features inspiration at every turn – from the romantic gowns to the ethereal stationery suite from Paper Birch Designs.  Shades of green, soft whites with pops of light brown made up the color palette of this day – brought to life through organic floral arrangements lush with toffee roses, accented by natural wood and leather textures throughout the tablescape. See all the heavenly details at the full gallery – taken by Koman Photography!

From Kaleb Norman James DesignThe concept we put into this design was to focus on strength. A singular female model whose confidence and pride could shine through and stand tall, independent of anyone else.

For the details, the idea was to have a fresh take on neutrals, focusing largely on shades of green, soft whites with pops of light brown brought in through the toffee roses, natural wood and leather textures throughout the tablescape and paper goods. They added to the sense of strength to the overall softness of femininity of the rest of the design.

Photography: Koman Photography | Event Planning: Kaleb Norman James Design | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Stationery: Paper Birch Designs | Shoes: Gucci | Hair and Makeup: Kohnur | Gowns: Lovella Bridal | Painted Backdrop: JRD Artshop | Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Catalog Atelier

Here’s Why an Intimate Wedding Size Allows For Every Guest to Feel Spoiled!

“Whether planning and designing for 10 guests or 50, the goal is to leave guests feeling spoiled with thoughtfulness, love, and sharing together. No detail goes unnoticed. No experience is lost, and each guest is impeccably cared for, no matter who they are“… we couldn’t agree more, Krissy! With COVID restrictions still being a major factor in 2021 weddings, it’s important to remember the positives. Intimate weddings are a great way to have every one of your VIP’s feel the most special. With personalized details to creative seating arrangements – the options are truly endless. Head on over to the full gallery from today’s Villa Terrace shoot to get inspired, all take by Clary Pfeiffer Photography!

From Krissy CampbellDuring this post-COVID lull in international travel, we’ve seeing couples searching for the perfect space for an intimate wedding while a destination celebration in Europe or otherwise is on hold. In response, we’ve begun the search stateside for the European-inspired timeless style and glamour that these sophisticated and thoughtful couples have hoped for in a wedding venue. In the process, we’ve discovered gems like the Villa Terrace that still give post-pandemic weddings a fresh take on the luxury, high-end experience. Based along the sparkling midwestern lakeshore of Wisconsin, the Villa, named Sopra Mare, or “above the sea” in Italian, transports guests to a new kind of destination celebration. One look through this stunning space and you’re lost in the Italian Renaissance era and Mediterranean countryside right amid the urban-based Terrace Avenue. “It […] points away from the street, turning inward to its courtyard, terrace, and garden. It speaks of intimacy, subdued elegance and domesticity quite unlike anything else along Terrace Avenue,” said the Friends of Villa Terrace.

Staring into the Renaissance Gardens from the Terrazzo Della Luna (Terrace of the Moon), this location begs to tell the story of a couple with love for travel and culture. A couple who desires to reflect their connection to the natural and European architecture while inspiring their wedding guests to discover for themselves perspectives and stories beyond their own – “to see from someone else’s window”…to celebrate places and people that may surprise, challenge and inspire. Whether planning and designing for 10 guests or 50, the goal is to leave guests feeling “spoiled” with thoughtfulness, love, and sharing together. No detail goes unnoticed. No experience is lost, and each guest is impeccably cared for, no matter who they are. The moment the invitation hits the door, a window into the celebration space has been created. The color story and surroundings tell of the space and the soul of the anticipated experience. We wanted no less for this villa celebration as the invitation suite and handmade paper goods tied the soft warm tones of the Villa with the neutrals and cool romantic blue hues derived from the “wallpaper” room and hand-painted dressing room, where you see the bride spending a few quiet moments leading up to her celebration. The “wallpaper” room was quickly one of the first spaces we fell in love with for this lovely couple. It features stunning lake views, a carved limestone fireplace surround, and exuberant French wallpaper from the Zuber & Cie company. 

Designed in 1832, the pattern of the room’s wallpaper is Décor Chinois (Chinese decoration). The wallpaper is a wood-block print by 387 wooden boards carved the same year. The panoramic scene features 10 panels and utilizes 57 colors of ink. Zuber paper is still printed in this manner, and the paper maintains its status as a work of decorative art. You can see why this space is reflective of the thoughtfulness and artistic value that the couple has in creating an experience for themselves and their guests. Fittingly, we used the wallpaper pattern as a basis for the seating assignments for each one. A European-inspired space like a villa or estate has the detail, the history, and the romantic timelessness that is key to an opulent yet inspired celebration experience. We pulled from the space to choose stunning Anne Barge and Millia London gowns, which the bride wore at various times throughout her wedding day. The sleek and sophisticated Anne Barge gown and its accessories were the perfect style for the bride’s ceremony attire. In contrast, the champagne Millia London gown made its debut on camera and graced her impeccably as the evening went on. The natural tones of the bride’s makeup, classic hairstyle, and beautiful vintage rings spoke to the authenticity yet high-end aesthetic of the couple. The groom’s attire flowed right alongside her as he wore a black tux without the vest as a showcasing of their bold yet straightforward approach to fashion and design. The ceremony and celebration itself drew inspiration from the natural surroundings of the gardens and villa courtyard. The stunning floral design had quite warm and neutral tones, subtle pops of deep blue berries, and meadow-like greens that sprung naturally from around the couple during the ceremony, in the bridal bouquet and dinner table arrangements. The floral movement and dynamic reflect the romance and strength of the couples’ appreciation for natural beauty and delicate architecture and style. As the evening progressed beyond the sweet vows, applause and laughter resounded from the black-tie guests, a couple of which were also showcasing fashion-forward Millia London evening gowns. The moments beyond this were laced with details through and through…from cocktails in the terrace garden to the beautifully styled charcuterie, delicious menu (also listed on blind embossed paper nonetheless!), handwritten name cards, and toasts all around. The place settings were also designed to replicate the feeling of an elegant Renaissance-era meal with linen napkins cleanly placed at the left side of each delicate piece of china and silver flatware. The linen and place settings’ simple and clean tones led the eye inwards and upwards to the floral design and conversation movement across the long banquet-style table. The dinner was wrapped up with cutting a delicious four-tiered cake with white chocolate pieces for another more modern yet clean detail. At the same time, macarons were another lovely nod to their tie to varieties of culture and cuisine. And as the sun went down, there’s no more timeless way to capture love than in the flickering candlelight and moonlit sky. What better place to end the night as the couple’s silhouettes danced on the terrace surrounded by their closest family and friends? All this said, despite this strange season, we look ahead at the incredible opportunities to find the places that give us space to reflect and capture a couple’s story…to create bold statements in timeless strokes of beauty. Villa weddings both near and far help us re-envision the “new” post-pandemic celebration era, where thoughtful design, diversity, intimacy, and destination experiences are everything.

Photography: Clary Pfeiffer Photography | Videographer: Vaughter Films | Event Planning: Krissy Campbell | Floral Design: Shean Strong Design | Cake: ECBG Cake Studio | Ceremony Venue: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum | Reception Venue: Villa Terrace Museum | Shoes: Louboutin | Rings: Erstwhile Jewelry | Hair & Makeup: Arch Apothecary | Hair and Makeup: Arch Apothecary | Groom: bmg models | Tuxedo: DuBois Formalwear | Bridal Gown and Accessories: Anne Barge | Bride: 1930's Model Management | Catering & Beverage: Simple Eats Mke | Chair Rentals: A La Carte | Evening Gown: Millia London | Linens & Flatware: Burns | Paper Goods: Plume Calligraphy | Tabletop Rentals: The Festive Frog