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Cozy Engagement Session with Saffron Avenue

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

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Glamorous DIY Wedding at the Dayton, Ohio Art Institute

With the perfect amount of charm and glam, this DIY wedding crafted up by the stunning Bride below is one for the books. Why you ask? Well, because not only did she dream up all the swoon-worthy details sitting in this gallery captured by Jenny Haas Photograph, but those amazing take-your-breath-away florals? She whipped those up too. I know, it’s too much – but there is even more waiting for you here.


From Jenny Haas PhotographyMy name is Jenny Haas and I am a Dayton Ohio wedding photographer. I recently shot a beautiful wedding at the Dayton Art Museum with a lot of glitz and glamour so I wanted to share! Heather and Loftur met in college in the states, but since Loftur is from Iceland they lived there for a while. A lot of the guest were from there and it was fun to see two different cultures and traditions come together in one place, and to celebrate one couple :)

Some of my favorite details of the day were the florals, Heather designed them herself [crazy and ambitious!] she did an amazing job! I loved the pops of color and they accented the bridesmaids dresses perfectly. I also thought it was unique that some of the girls wore black gowns and some of them work mismatched pastel gowns. Heather’s gown was simple and elegant.

The tables at the reception were covered with gold table clothes and decorated with blacks and golds. Heather and Loftur made CDS for favors with their favorite songs, and Heather arranged all of the flowers. The Art Institute was the perfect backdrop for all of the details!

Photography: Jenny Haas Photography | Floral Design: Evergreen Flower Co. | Wedding Dress: Duchess Ivy And Aster | Cake: Dorothy Lane Market | Bride's Shoes: Seychelles | Hair: Sweetly Pinned | Tuxes: Vera Wang Black | DJ And Lights : Party Pleasers | Linens, Plates, Silverware : Prime Time Party Rentals | Venue: Dayton Art Institute

15 Jaw Dropping Pink Wedding Dresses

Here at Style Me Pretty, we love a Bride that makes bold choices on her wedding day. With plenty of pink wedding dresses popping up in our favorite weddings and filling our Pinterest boards a lot lately, we’ve decided to choose a few of our favorites from our brand new Look Book. Whether you’re loving something bold and bright, or something on the softer side, we have everything to swoon over below!

Jaw Dropping Pink Dresses
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Colorful Colorado Farm Wedding

When it came to picking a color palette, this Colorado bride took a “go bold or go home” approach. Mixed-and-matched with shades of red, pink, peach and gold, it’s a testament to the power of stepping outside the typical wedding color box with genius vendors like Cori Cook and A Vintage Affair there to help execute to perfection. Brace yourself for a gallery full gorgeous from Brumley & Wells right here.


From Jessica of A Vintage AffairIts like the sun knew it couldn’t compete with the radiance of this colorful glamorous bride. Despite the overcast skies, the day turned out perfect. The timeless romantic invitation with delicate gold foil on a pale pink cotton paper mixed with whimsey red calligraphy really set the tone. Guests were greeted with wine when they arrived at 90 acre farm before walking over to the lovely ceremony site. Liz, from Cori Cook Floral created gorgeous lush asymmetrical bouquets with gold flowing ribbons. The looks perfect with the bridesmaids blush and metallic dresses.

Bringing in a touch of Colorado the sparkling escort cards placed in aspen branches were paired perfectly with mountain scene table numbers. The guests were dancing all night long to music from Diamond Orchestra. The evening was the perfect combination of refined and relaxed. Brumley and Wells captured this lovely day on film. They approach small moments and details unlike anyone else which gives the photos such a defined artistic style.

From The Bride…When we began the design process, I told Jessica and Liz how much I love color. I wanted a bright and happy wedding that was playful, yet elegant. Crooked Willow Farms was the perfect backdrop and the design team delivered on the exact feel I imagined. Liz from Cori Cook Floral created the most amazing backdrop to the ceremony with shimmering gold fabric, a curtain of soft green eucalyptus, and a hanging floral centerpiece, all flanked by gold hurricane lanterns.

I wanted my wedding dress to show movement and not feel overwhelming, so I chose a fitted Sarah Seven gown. The gold lace felt classic and elegant, while the other design elements, such as the unique bodice and crystal belt, made it feel modern and unique. My something blue was a velvet cape that my grandmother made for my mom’s wedding. My something borrowed was an antique pendant that I pinned to my bouquet. My something old was a heart-shaped locket and my something new was a pair of gold spiral earrings that Ben gave me as a wedding gift.

The ceremony was my favorite part of the day. From start to finish, we were surrounded by the people we love most in this world and it felt so intimate and personalized. My dad walked me down the aisle where I saw Ben for the first time that day. I remember thinking how handsome he was and how confident he looked standing at the altar. Ben and I wrote the ceremony together, which was meant to be a true reflection of our relationship and who we want to become as a couple. We chose readings that reminded us of the importance of the decision we were about to make, while also highlighting the need to always stay connected and put each other first. At one point during the ceremony, I looked to my mom, who gave me a reassuring smile, and I thought how beautiful she was.

My brother, who has been a tremendous influence in my life, officiated, and my best friend since middle school, Megan, was our reader. Tim wore his Navy whites and Megan matched our colors in a gorgeous poppy red dress. My bridesmaids, who included long-time friends and my sister-in-law, Morgan, wore blush pink and beaded gowns. Ben’s groomsmen were a collection of friends from each stage of his life—from high school to grad school. The guys looked dapper in their gray suits with navy and brown accents. My nieces, Emma and Addie, were absolutely precious in their chiffon dresses and floral headbands. Instead of flowers, Addie held a balloon with a gold and pink paper tassel and Emma carried a “Here Comes the Bride” sign that I painted.

The second highlight from the day was our toasts. Following a difficult year, my family became closer than ever as we all rallied around my father, who faced health issues. He gave the most heartfelt speech honoring me and Ben among our family and friends. My maid and matron of honor, Juliette and Leslie, followed my dad with a hilarious toast that featured a “Guide to Dana,” which showed how well my friends know me. Ben’s brother, David, kept the laughs coming with a roast of Ben that touched upon Ben’s love of cars (and subsequent speeding tickets) and his use of hair products.

It was a perfect day for so many reasons, but mostly because Ben and I were able to celebrate our love and commitment among so many loved ones.

Photography: Brumley And Wells | Styling: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Event Planning: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Wedding Gown: Yvette By Sarah Seven From A & Be Bridal Shop | Cake: Cake Heads | Invitations: Sincerely Jackie | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Bridesmaids' Dresses: ASOS | Catering: Epicurean Catering | Hair: Alex Cox Hair Design | Calligraphy: Maeve & Peach | Calligraphy: Maeve & Peach | Band: Diamond Orchestra | Suits: Macy’s Alfani | Film Lab: Mammum Film Lab | Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry | Rentals: La Tavola & Butler Rents | Wedding Venue: Crooked Willow Farms

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