Here at Style Me Pretty, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for. It’s been a year of beautiful real weddings, amazing love stories, and we count ourselves so very lucky to be on this journey of inspiration right alongside you. So as that turkey finishes up in the oven, we invite you to immerse yourself in a tablescape roundup chock-full of festive pretty. From our SMP family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
We’ve seen our fair share of al fresco lovefests, but there’s something about this garden affair that takes California pretty to a whole new level. Simple yet chic, Coastyle Events crafted a day filled with lush greens by Feather Acres and contemporary touches. Combined with the talent of Troy Grover behind the lens and video captured by Renéemudd, you can guarantee that every moment will be beautiful.
From Troy Grover Photographers…A wish-I-was-there type of wedding. From the moment you entered the lush gardens, you immediately felt the warmth and love dedicated to the details of the nuptials, paired with a contagious energy from all of the friends, family and bridal party (there were 24!) gathered to celebrate the adorable couple.
The wedding was simple, yet elegant, pulling in old elements like the bride’s grandma’s 1940′s cake topper with contemporary touches of woodfired pizza, long, ticking-striped runners & branded, san-seriffed stationery. Much of it was the DIY handy work of the bride and her mother, and far from looking DIY at all. The bride designed all of the wedding stationery, made the farm-to-table runners, modern table numbers, and dusted every mid-century modern pizza stand with a fabulous gold finish. The bride’s mother arranged the bridal party’s bouquets along with the boutonnieres and was the vision behind the amazing oversized lanterns that paved the aisle to the old fern that covered the alter.
The ceremony was serenaded with live music from the bride’s two uncles and sister who’s 3-part harmony was nothing short of incredible, which set the mood for the entire evening.
As the evening transitioned into a gazebo lit reception stranded with whimsical market lights, the remainder of the night was idyllic— speeches-epic, dance party-unbeatable, and happy couple? Just watch the video… quite possibly the happiest newlyweds you’ve ever seen!
Photography: Troy Grover Photographers | Videographer: Renéemudd | Event Planning: Coastyle Events | Floral Design: Feather Acres | Wedding Gown: Custom Tailored Pronovias | Invitations: JoniJo Prints | Catering: To The Point | Catering: Bottaro Wood Fired Pizza | DJ: DJ- ITM Entertainment | Bridal Party Hair & Makeup: Vow Studio 101 | Bridal Party Jewelry: Jill Michael Jewelry
I adore watching wedding videos. But to be able to watch your video, on your actual wedding day, makes my sentimental heart skip a beat. Amari Productions captured the beautiful wedding of this adorable couple and shared it with everyone there for a same day premiere! Imagine watching and realizing the fun gets to continue right where the film leaves off; I can’t think of a better happy ending.
From Amari Productions… They couldn’t stop smiling. As soon as Caryn & Zane saw each other they lit up with these big, beautiful, genuine, joyful smiles. They were the kind of smiles that you could see, and knowing nothing else about the couple, know they were madly in love. They were the best kind of smiles, and they never left for the rest of the day.
To cap off this wonderful wedding, we had the honor of showing a Same Day Premiere. If you’ve never heard of a Same Day Premiere, it is exactly as its name implies. We edit and show your wedding film AT YOUR WEDDING. How? Well, think of a top hat. Now, imagine a magician (complete with coattails and a curly mustache if you will) pulling a rabbit out of said hat. Got that? Ok, replace the rabbit in that scenario with a wedding film and that’s pretty much how it happens.
Same Day Premieres are one of our favorite types of wedding films. Everyone is right when they say your wedding day is going to fly by. So we love being able to sit you down with all of your family and friends surrounding you so that you can see what the heck just happened! (Spoiler alert: YOU GOT MARRIED!) Then (and this is the ultimate kicker), after the film ends and you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow, this really has been the BEST DAY of my life”, the lights come back on and you realize: YOU’RE STILL THERE! Your parents, your bridal party, your best man and maid of honor, everyone that matters to you most is still there, ready to make more memories together.
Photography: Becca Rillo Photography | Videography: Amari Productions | Floral Design: Sweet Blossom Designs | Wedding Gown: Sarah Seven | Hair & Makeup: Designed Elegance | Ceremony Venue, Reception Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano | Coordination: Rachel Salas
A savored morning complete with breakfast in bed and sweet kisses – I am absolutely smitten with our SMP blogger bride Saffron Avenue and her e-sesh captured by Jenna Leigh. Not to mention the autumn picnic fueled with wine and cheese that followed. One glimpse of the cozy gallery and you will be longing for a Sunday morning with your special someone, I guarantee it.
From Saffron Avenue… Surprisingly enough my fiance and I were actually not going to get any engagement photos taken. We both are very camera shy and also did not have it in our wedding budget. After collaborating with Jenna Leigh on a couple past blogger bride shoots (and becoming friends) I realized that it is worth every penny and could be a lot of fun.
After setting a date, I had to come up with a unique idea for our little shoot. I thought about having it at a tennis court (where we fell in love), dressing up to the nines and creating a sultry mid-century shoot, or just keeping it simple.
That’s when I realized that we should keep it personal and really capture who we are. Since I still wanted it to be unique I thought a lifestyle shoot would be perfect for us. We both work from home and are such homebodies that we started the shoot at home, in our bedroom, drinking coffee and eating pastries.
After finishing our coffee we got dressed up and had a cozy little picnic in the park, which included a bit of wine and cheese! I don’t think we could have picked a perfect Fall day in Wisconsin, the sun was shining, the weather was perfect, and the leaves were falling.
We couldn’t thank Jenna enough for capturing who we are perfectly. Cheers to the final 6 months of planning and enjoying every last bit of it!
Photography: Photos By Jenna Leigh | Venue: Private Residence