Drop dead gorgeous weddings, stunning inspiration and the debut of SMP at Home.  Yep, it’s been a pretty fabulous week here on SMP.  So fabulous, in fact, that we couldn’t possibly bid adieu without adding just a little more spice to your weekend festivities.  I’m talking the crazy beautiful stylings of Pretty Little Details and fab photos from Sarah Postma Photography – all coming together in a neon inspiration shoot that is oh-so-perfect for your upcoming nuptials OR that summer party.  So, join us in the gallery for all of the pretty – and then we’ll see you back here on Sunday morning! xoxo

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From Pretty Little DetailsThe concept for this styled shoot was a combination of our love for creative event spaces and color. For a while, we had been brainstorming ideas about developing a chic summer shoot that highlighted the latest color trend: neon. Because neon can be an intimidating color palette, we decided to pair it with gray and white to create a balance. Our combined colors ended up being a perfect fit for the venue we selected, a Philadelphia-area brewery with an industrial feel. We then reached out to other vendors to help create our vision.

For the shoot, we recreated a wedding reception from start to finish, featuring three settings: cocktail hour, dinner and dessert! The first was our “Snack Bar” for cocktail hour, which featured beer bottle escort hang tags, gourmet bar snacks, a vintage scooter and wagon and a bucket of beers with custom labels. The tablescape featured bright, floral arrangements from Roberts Florals, a neon backdrop, colorblocked plates, a neon scarf runner, a chalkboard table number and menu and steel chairs with a neon heart garland. Dani of Sweet Dani B jumped on board to design a custom “Neon Sweets Table” and matching invitation. Teaming up with Carrie of Goodie Box Bake Shop, this adorable dessert buffet featured a delicious wedding cupcake tower set atop a beer barrel, a pink and yellow heart garland backdrop, neon cake pops, a beer and cookie pairing, and marshmallow topped beer mug cookie favors. Dani also created a custom invitation, which was designed to look like a beverage coaster. The element that tied all the settings together? A shiny, bright, neon heart!

The bride and groom, Sorya and John, are a real life couple getting married in 2013. They are so cute together, and their personalities fit the photo shoot perfectly! The bride’s dress was from H&M, but the look was all about her accessories — from the neon heels and jewelry to the unique bouquet! John’s laid back look featured a shirt from Express, a neon pocket square and neon shoelaces. We are so happy with how the shoot came together and it would not have been possible without the help of all the wonderful vendors. Cheers to love!

Photography: Sarah Postma Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope, Pennsylvania / Event Planning + Coordination: Pretty Little Details / Floral Design: Roberts Florals / Sweets Bar, Favors, Invitations + Paper Goods: Sweet Dani B / Desserts: Goodie Box Bake Shop / Beer Labels: Girl In Gear Studio / Chandelier: Whimzy Life / Wedding Dress: H&M / Hair Piece: Leesies Neesies / Hair + Makeup: Pretty Little Details / Groom’s Shirt: Express / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan

And in case you missed any, here are all of the pretty posts from the week…

a gorgeous summer backyard party
yummy grapefruit mint fizz + fab bar cart 
an amazing Burlingame wedding
a breathtaking vineyard affair
an uber-romantic photo shoot
a pretty, pretty Santa Barbara soiree
a crazy gorgeous Sausalito affair
a stunning Virginia soiree
a swoon-worthy Texas wedding
a sweet Tallahassee affair
a modern seaside soiree
a beyond breathtaking American Idol wedding
a day of eight gorgeous weddings

Some fabulous links from around the web…

fun taper candles DIY via Oh Happy Day
gorgeous animal prints via Glitter Guide
fabulous summer picnic kits via Design*Sponge

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Little Black Book members…

A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebrations
Look No Further Entertainment
Alison Howard Events
Modern Vintage Events
Downey Street Events
Events by La Fete
European Floral Design
Trent Bailey Photography

To apply to become a member of our LBB click here. We’d love to hear from you!

An oh-so-friendly reminder…

Attention New York Brides!  If you are looking for a venue for your wedding or rehearsal dinner, be sure to check out the details from The Trump International Hotel & Tower New York’s post found here!

And, last, but not least, we have some winners to announce!

Congrats to the lucky reader, Ellie, for winning a HD Engagement Film compliments of Nostalgia Film!

SMP Florida reader, Nicole, won the engagement session with Lockwood Studios! Congratulations!

Congratulations to SMP New York reader, Meghan, for winning 10% off a wedding gown at The White Gown!

Have a happy, happy weekend, lovelies!  We’ll see you back here on Sunday morning! xoxo

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