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Something Blue Fall Winery Wedding

When it comes to meaningful details, this wedding reigns king. Case in point? The bride’s “something blue” bouquet made even more beautiful by Lux Events And Design. She had the bride’s family and fiance write one word to describe her, and had each sentiment embroidered on blue silk ribbons. It’s about the coolest accessory a bride could ever ask for, and you can see even more amazing ideas captured by Megan Welker.


From The Bride… Where do I begin? There were so many special details and moments of the day. Let’s start with details. One of my favorite details was my bouquet. My wedding planner surprised me with my “something blue”. She had secretly asked my family and Ryan for one word that described me. She then took those special words from each of the special people in my life and had them embroidered on to hand cut silk ribbons. When she presented it to me, I was filled with tears and joy. It was such a special touch.

A few other details that I just loved was the guest place card display. The winery where we were married made olive oil and each guest received a bottle as there place card. Each bottle was placed in a small linen bag and adorned with a handwritten tag and displayed on a vintage dresser and arch. Each guest got to take home a part of the wineries bounty of olive trees. One of the moments that felt special was being surrounded by my beautiful bridesmaids. Each and everyone of them are so important to me and I am forever grateful for their love and support they show me.

Another favorite moment of the day is when the photographer took Ryan and I out to the middle of the vineyard at sunset. She wanted to snap some pictures of just the two of us surrounded by the beautiful landscape of the winery. Being in the middle of the vineyard gave us a minute to take in the beautiful day and everything that was surrounding us, friends family, and nature!

Photography: Megan Welker Photography | Videographer: Golden Arrow Films | Event Design: Lux Events And Design | Florist: Paradise Florist | Wedding Dress: The White Dress | Cake: Le Le Patisserie | Caterer: SBB Gourmet | Invites: Noteworthy Letterpress | Jewelery: Mark Patterson | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Town And Country | Signs: Laurenish Designs | Vintage Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals | Winery: Sunstone Winery

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Live SMP Interview with Molly Sims!

We count every day a special one here at SMP, but when that day involves our very own Abby Larson interviewing Molly Sims for AOL BUILD? That, dear SMPers, is cause for celebration. She’s catching up with Molly on her new book, top beauty secrets, adventures in mommyhood, and everything in between. We’re live-streaming starting at 3pm EST so you don’t miss a beat, and you can join the conversation in the comments or with #BUILDSERIES










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Hayley Paige Spring 2015 Look Book

We may be in the depths of winter, but our Look Book is brimming over with incredible spring collections that have us ready for wedding season. Case in point? Hayley Paige’s Spring 2015 Collection. Fresh, lively and feminine, this line is as stunning as they come! Get a taste of the prettiness below…

Known for her confident and unique designs that enhance each and every bride’s captivating charm, Hayley Paige does  not disappoint with this new collection. These dresses have a hint of edginess that pair contrasting elements such as twinkle + matte — how amazing is that?! As always, Hayley Paige combines incredible fabrics, amazing detail and beautiful craftsmanship that result in truly unique gowns.
To see the entire Hayley Paige Spring 2015 Collection, head on over to the Look Book. Happy dress hunting, SMPers!
Moody, Romantic Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

Anything Joy Proctor touches turns to wedding gold, so when she came on board to style Kurt Boomer’s recent workshop the results were – no surprise – perfection. Designed with a nod to Old Hollywood, she chose a palette of moody reds, lavender, black and gold and Written Word Calligraphy whipped up a stationery set to tie it all together. Head to the gallery and let the pretty party begin.


From Joy Proctor Design… I had the pleasure of creating a moody, romantic look for Kurt Boomer’s film photography workshop, held at the gorgeous Villa del Sol d’Oro. Inspired by the stunning architecture of the venue, we created a look that paid homage to old Hollywood, highlighted by a color pallete of black, gold, lavender and reds.

For the bride, Jess Wilcox created a playful 20′s curled look, adding a pop of color of color to her lips. We chose a beautiful Paolo Sebastian gown from Nearly Newlywed that complimented the neutral tones of the venue. Designing the stationery with Written Word was the highlight of the entire concept. The handmade black and charcoal papers with the gorgeous gold calligraphy truly set the tone for the entire look.

As a fun way to incorporate the seating assignments, the bar and the cake, we used the Tent Merchants beautiful bar back to display the seating cards, decanters, champagne flutes and cake. The adjoining lounge suite also had a beautiful grammophone and decanter set up for a perfect cocktail lounge space.

The table top pieces from Classic Vintage Rentals were truly spectacular, and added the most sophisticated look to the beautiful oval wood table from the Tent Merchant. Gold rimmed chargers and glassware were complimented by black menus and moody red florals set on the Villas back terrace. The oversized soft purple/grey runner from Silk & Willow pooled on the ground on either side of the table for a dramatic finish to the look.

Photography: Kurt Boomer Photo | Cake: Sweet & Saucy | Stationery: Written Word Calligraphy | Jewelry: Trumpet And Horn | Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox | Bolero: Gibson Bespoke | Design, Styling & Florals: Joy Proctor Design | Gowns: Nearly Newlywed | Models: No Ties Management | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Ribbon & Runner: Silk & Willow | Tabletop: Classic Vintage Rentals | Venue: Villa Del Sol D'Oro