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Organic Black Tie Bridal Inspiration

Dreamy doesn’t even begin to describe these images from Austin Gros. Inspired by timeless affairs, Jessica Sloane styled a fairytale vision filled with elegant Chaviano Couture gowns and organic blooms by Amy Osaba. It’s style perfection and seamless storytelling all the way. See it all here!


From Austin Gros…“Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.” ­ Mary Baker Eddy

A classic bride knows her wedding dress will represent her past, her present and her future. Her dress fuels her imagination when she envisions an elegant, timeless and intimate affair.

She values her heritage and tradition. Carrying her grandmother’s silver to share with her cherished friends and family who joined her on the special day. The patinated silver and pale mint blue balance the old with the new. The flowers cascade over the table, just as the fabric of her dress moves in the breeze. She shares her innocence and joy during this sacred time.

Photography: Austin Gros | Flowers: Amy Osaba | Dresses: Chaviano Couture | Hair And Beauty: Amanda Gros | Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder | Styling And Design: Jessica Sloane ­ | Venue: Private Residence

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How to Build An All-White Bouquet

You might have noticed we’re a bunch of flower junkies around these parts. And while we count every bouquet lovely in its own right, nothing stands the test of time like an all-white bundle of blooms. Want to create the look for yourself? Our very own Abby Larson is here to show you how to build one using our favorite flowers, a touch of greenery, and a little bit of skill.












Spray Tulips
Flower Stem Cutters
Floral Tape



step-1Start by removing the leaves and thorns from the stems of your flowers.

step-2Begin with the largest bloom as your focal point. Once you’ve chosen your bloom, begin to layer in additional flowers and stems around your focal point. For height add longer stems around the outside of the bouquet.

step-3Once you’ve added your blooms into a nice bouquet, reach into the center to pull up any flowers that may have been hidden throughout the layering process.

step-4In order to keep the shape you’ve created you will need to secure your bouquet with floral tape. Wrap floral tape around the stems, this will help keep your flowers in place.

step-5Cover the floral tape by wrapping a ribbon of your choice around the floral tape. Be sure to leave extra ribbon towards the top of your bouquet when you begin wrapping. Continue wrapping the ribbon around the stems until the two ends of your ribbon meet.  Tie the ribbon ends together in a knot at the front of your bouquet.

step-6Use your flower stem cutters to trim the stems at an angle. Keep your freshly prepped bouquet in a vase of water until ready for use.

25 Gorgeous Dresses Under $1000

In this day and age, there are so many stunning wedding dresses to choose from. It can be easy to get swept up in the loveliness and forget all about your budget, but luckily the perfect gown doesn’t have to break the bank. With the help of our brand new Look Book, we’ve found 25 amazing dresses under $1000 that’ll have you looking gorgeous and leave a little wiggle room in that budget. Score!

Dresses Under $1000
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These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
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Social Hour!

If you’re like me, you have quite the to-do list this weekend. Cookies need to baked and gifts to be wrapped. But we can get to all that later because right now it’s time for our special Social Hour. We’ve got lots of goodies to dive into, from our SMP Holiday Magazine, to this week’s Pinterest and Instagram winners. The to-do list can wait, so let’s snuggle up and cheers to the lovely; tis the season after all.

Most Loved Pics of the Week
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Gold Dress, courtesy of Brandi Smyth Photography
Wedding Paper Divas 

This week’s DISCOUNTS…
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

For our California brides… Discounts from Gretchen Gause Photography and Michael Anthony Photography.

For our Tri-State brides… Discounts from Twah DoughertyMyWeddingWay and IM Photo Studio.


Congratulations to our Postable giveaway winner Hayley!