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Target $200 Giftcard Giveaway!

Now that you’ve had a chance to get organized and inspired for the season ahead, it’s time to announce one very special giveaway to keep this party rolling. Along with our friends at Target Wedding Registry, we’re giving away TWO $200 giftcards, and you can enter right here, right now. So what are you waiting for? Scroll below for details and toss your name in the hat to win big.


TO ENTER: Leave a comment telling us the one Target’s Wedding Registry product you can’t live without.  (One entry per reader)

PRIZE: Two lucky SMP readers receive $200 gift cards to Target to shop ’til they drop!

DEADLINE: Winners will be selected on February 26th.

For terms and conditions, click here.


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Fresh, Farm-to-Table Wedding in Napa

A wedding that feels intimate and cozy, a gathering of loved ones feasting on really amazing food – isn’t that what we all really want at the end of the day? And if you happen to be wearing a gorgeous gown and having all of the festivities captured by K Stone Photography; then it’s even better. Have a look at this day planned by Marisa Nicole Events along with blooms by Valley Flora that really celebrates the true beauty of a wedding – love, family and amazing wine pairings.


From K Stone PhotographySpencer and Shirley did not want an ordinary wedding day. They wanted their wedding day to be authentic to who they are — and more than anything, they wanted to spoil their friends and family.

The couple chose Long Meadow Ranch for their venue, known mostly for it’s amazing array of fresh, farm to table menu and eclectic wines. The day began at the Andaz Napa where the couple prepared and saw one another for the first time that day. From here, the bridal party made their way to Grgich Hills Estate for some wine tasting and gorgeous romantic photos. Every moment of the day, was thoughtfully planned by Spencer and Shirley — they wanted to make sure all of their favorite vineyards were made a part of this amazing day. In the late afternoon, the bridal party arrived to a cocktail hour at Long Meadow, where Spencer and Shirley greeted and mingled with their guests, before the ceremony took place. By six o clock, Shirley had changed into her gown and each guest was seated beneath an oak tree for a beautiful ceremony, followed by an amazing dinner party. The reception had the best of food and

Spencer and Shirley are among the most generous people you will meet. Their wedding day was created around this spirit of generosity. While it was a celebration of their love, they gave back to all of the people around them. Long Meadow Ranch was the perfect venue, providing an amazing menu and beautiful backdrop. Marisa Nicole, designed much of the day, each detail perfectly planned and simply stated. And as their wedding photographers, we are so honored to know this couple. To see their day unfold in front of our lenses and to be inspired by this couple as they gave back to everyone around them.

Photography: K Stone Photography | Videography: Marmalade Sky Films | Coordinator: Marisa Nicole Events | Floral Design: Valley Flora | Reception Venue: Long Meadow Ranch | Hair and Makeup: Christina Chen | Hotel: Andaz Napa | Wedding Venue: Grgich Hills Estate

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Scottish Manor Bridal Inspiration

Set amongst the rugged scenery of Scotland is an inspiration shoot that’ll leave you speechless. It’s romance in the purest form, and with Knot & Pop behind every styling detail, it sort of comes as no surprise. From the linen stationery by Lamplighter London to the rich florals from Pyrus, the gallery from Ann Kathrin Koch is one delicious image after another.


From Knot & PopWith the founder of Knot & Pop, Susie Young, originally from Scottish shores, To The Manor celebrates all that Scotland offers with its honest beauty and stunning rugged scenery. Scotland has a way of capturing your heart forever – the mountains kissing loch-sides, the vivid and lush greenery, the misty mornings and open expanses of untouched countryside. If you are planning a destination wedding then allow To The Manor and Scotland to sweep you away. Shot at Ardkinglas, an opulent Scottish manor house and gardens, with character in every corner, To The Manor encapsulates a sense of theatre and romance in an indulgent setting.

Mixing purple tones with hints of green and a shot of rich red across florals, the palette speaks of a hunter’s haven and sets the scene for an atmospheric wedding. Pheasant feathers and ornamental birds feature as decorative touches, with the stationery by Lamplighter London also including touches of bird and feather motifs. Upon tabletops, a hand-died calligraphy table runner has ‘Love’ by Scottish poet Edwin Morgan inscribed, with stunning florals by Scotland’s finest florists, Pyrus Flowers, placed in copper vases, and a sense of feasting with fruits laid out for guests to graze upon. Beautiful hand-made plates by Love It Want It Buy It, mix with crockery from Helene Millot, with antique silver cutlery holding place names, written on red robin leaves.

Red robin leaves are layered to also form the table plan, reminiscent of bird feathers, and adding natural texture to the details. Further tactile flourishes appear across fabric flag table numbers, fabric menus and statement hand-crafted shields, in a collaboration between Knot & Pop and Lamplighter London. To move from day to evening, two incredible wedding dresses from UK designer Susie Stone team perfectly, with their dresses always speaking of individuality and absolute luxury. The Grace gown with its intricate rose detailing and ivory palette, contrasts beautifully with the evening allure of the 1920s inspired gown and all it’s embellished glory. Elaborate feather head-pieces by Vagabond Couture and Curious Fair, with jewellery by Maria Nilsdotter and Cornelia Webb add the statement finishing touches, giving an other-worldly feel to bridal style.

From Ann Kathrin KochBeing a wedding photographer is the best job I can imagine. Every week I work with people who are experiencing the happiest day of their life with their very closest friends and family.

I prefer working in a documentary style and shoot on film at every wedding for a few reasons, none of them nostalgic. I love that I am connected to my subject with no distraction like a screen on the back of my camera. I even love that shooting film is difficult. It slows me down and I can really concentrate on exposing the exact moment that matters. Mostly though, I just love the way it looks – incredibly flattering yet vibrant and full of life. Shooting film let’s me create images I love.

Scotland has always fascinated me. With an extraordinary beautiful but rugged landscape and known for endless rain and cold winds it’s not a conventionally pretty place. Yet everywhere you turn it seems as if things are just a little bit more special. The wind is a little stronger, the water a little more cold and the trees and mountains just a bit higher. If you are looking to be enchanted, this is the place to go. Combining the roughness of Scotland with delicate beauty creates just that – a little bit of magic.

Photography: Ann Kathrin Koch | Stationery: Lamplighter London | Hair: Anne Marie McElroy | Cake : Big Bear Bakery | Candlesticks: Classic Crockery | Concept, Styling And Production : Knot & Pop | Dresses: Susie Stone | Feather Head Band : Curious Fair | Flowers : Pyrus | Glassware And Cutlery: Helene Millot | Jewellery: Maria Nilsdotter | Jewellery: Cornelia Webb | Large Feather And Bejewelled Head Piece : Vagabond Couture | Makeup: Julie Diplacito | Mansion House And Gardens: Ardkinglas House | Model: Elaine Fisher At Colours Agency | Plates: Love It Want It Buy It

Classic Romance with a dash of Sparkle

Glamour can mean so many things but for this Rhode Island wedding it’s all about the sparkle. A classic affair with a dash of sequined chevron or peonies by Stoneblossom mixed with gold rimmed glasses and chandeliers strung from the tree branches. Those little details crafted by True Event take this wedding from traditional New England to an affair that truly sparkles. See even more captured by Rebecca Arthurs right here.


From Rebecca ArthursLiz & Alex’s wedding at the historic Linden Place Museum, was inspired by rustic romanticism. A combination of sas and cool, Liz and Alex perfectly compliment each other to make a drop dead gorgeous couple. Their fun personalities came though all day in every detail of the wedding. Rustic farmhouse tables and glowing chandlers transformed the Linden Place Carriage House into a fairytale setting. The flowers by Stone Blossom complemented Liz’s palette of soft vintage hues. With the help of True Event and a team of amazing vendors, Liz’s vision shown through in all of the creative details.

Photography: Rebecca Arthurs | Videography: Buzz Media | Flowers: Stoneblossom | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Julie Song Ink | Caterer: Blackstone | Hair: Salon Acote | Ceremony & Reception: Linden Place | Coordination: True Event | Lighting & Decor: Exquisite Events | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Live Music: The Free Downloads | Makeup : Jennie Fresa | Other Live Music: Mark Greel Music Sambita | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Rentals: Sassafras Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Monique Lhuillier is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Jennie Fresa - Makeup and Skincare Boutiquerie, Buzz Media Company- Wedding Films, TRUE Event and La Tavola Fine Linen Rental are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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