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Allure Bridals Fall 2014 Look Book

My dears, it’s an exciting week here at SMP because we’ve just unveiled our brand new Look Book! Complete with new design, gorgeous + super user-friendly layout and updated filters so all of our brides-to-be can search gowns by silhouette, fabric, neckline and color, the Look Book is taking dress hunting to a whole new level! And first up? None other than Allure Bridals.

At the forefront of Allure Bridals’ Fall 2014 collection is simple, graceful styling. Allure Bridals features four incredible collections, Allure Bridals, Allure Romance, Allure Couture and Madison James, each of which is designed to express the style of every unique bride! Made from luxe fabrics such as light cotton lace, English net, satin and incredible Swarovski crystals, the new Fall designs boast on-trend modern silhouettes and hints of classic Hollywood glamour. Oh — have I mentioned the backs?! The collections feature delicate appliques and special details which are jaw-dropping to say the least.

To see the full Look Book and to start dreaming about your perfect dress, head over here!


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Chic Brooklyn Wedding with the NYC Skyline

This is one of those weddings that only gets more gorgeous as you scroll. Starting with a picture perfect skyline and ending with a gorgeous couple, every image Josh Goleman captured of this festive soiree is city chic done oh-so-right. From the Bride’s jaw-dropping Elie Saab gown to the flowing bouquets by Poppies And Posies, every detail coordinated by Ever Swoon will leave you perfectly inspired.

From The Bride…Even before we got engaged, we both always dreamed of having a whimsical, vintage-inspired wedding. We wanted to create an atmosphere that was festive, not fussy, and the Wythe was the ideal venue. We chose Poppies and Posies for all florals because of their rustic, straight-from-the-garden aesthetic; we opted for a family-style menu to encourage friends and family to mingle and connect with others at their table. We had a pushcart stocked with mini ice cream sandwiches and paper cones with mini doughnut holes so guests could walk and eat and dance all at once. My favorite part of the day? Walking up behind Mike, the New York City skyline as our backdrop, and tapping him on the shoulder. It was our first look. And when he finally saw me for the first time, I thought he was about to plotz. It was the single most blissful moment of my life.

Photography: Josh Goleman Of The Wedding Artists Collective | Videography: Josh Goleman Of The Wedding Artists Collective | Event Planning: Ever Swoon | Floral Design: Poppies And Posies | Wedding Dress: Elie Saab | Wedding Cake: Baked NYC | Invitations: Fourteen Forty | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | DJ For Reception: Beat Train Productions | Desserts: Melt Bakery | Hotel: Wythe Hotel | Music For Ceremony & Cocktails: Elan Artists | Rentals: Patina Vintage Rentals

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Classic Ballroom Wedding in DC at the National Museum Of Women In The Arts

For those of you who dream of elegant ballroom soirees and gowns so gorgeous you could cry (I think we all fall into that category) this beauty from the uber-talented Abby Jiu will have you counting your lucky stars you stopped by SMP today. It’s honestly perfection. Overflowing with gorgeous white blooms and classic styling, this gallery is as good as they get. See even more here.


From Abby Jiu PhotographyAfter Lauren attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and cooking in restaurants, she quickly learned that food was one of her biggest passions. She even wrote her own menu to include her love of classic French food with newer food concepts. Table side choice, local cheeses and seasonal/local produce included in a 4 course plated meal for all. The meal was finished with an organic cake made from local ingredients, a circulating candy cart, Ben’s favorite childhood sweets (root beer floats and ice cream sandwiches) served on the dance floor, and hot cookies, apple cider, and hot chocolate as guests departed. No one was to leave hungry!

Aside from food Lauren found herself very inspired by tiny white flowers. After seeing a picture of tiny white arabicum for floral inspiration, and finding her dress with a bodice full of tiny white flowers, she was hooked! The arabicum flowers made there way into my invitation, all of the printed materials, welcome bag, floral decor, and even into the paper flower decor. Everything that was not based on her love of food, was based on the shape of the arabicum flower.

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Event Planning: A Dominick Events | Floral Design: Amaryllis Inc | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Kendall's Cakes | Catering: Occasions | Hair: Bridal Hair By Remona | Calligraphy: Lettering By Lynne | Lighting: Frost Lighting | Band: Rhythm Collective Of Elan Artists | Ceremony Music: String 4 | Bridal Gown Salon: Carine's Bridal Atelier | China: DC Rental | Food Truck: Captain Cookie And The Milk Man | Hotel: Willard Intercontinental | Linens: La Tavola | Macaroons: The Sweet Lobby DC | Make Up Artist: Beauty Mark | Museum: National Museum Of Women In The Arts | Paper: Cheree Berry Paper | Transportation: Atlantic Mark Services

12 High Neckline Dresses That Are Absolutely Stunning

The elegance of a high neckline wedding dress truly can’t be beat. There’s nothing better than a bride who looks both over-the-top gorgeous while managing to evoke vintage glamour all at the same time. Thanks to our brand new Look Book, it’s easier than ever to get lost in a sea of lovely wedding dresses of every shape and size. With so many stunning options, we chose a few of our favorites below!

12 Stunning High Neckline Dresses
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