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May2018

30 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

How an Interior Designer Hosts a Party

I am so excited to share today’s feature with you because not only is it filled with awesome entertaining tips that we will all keep in our little arsenal, it’s also highlighting one of my favorite interior designers, Marie Flanigan. Marie’s work is the very definition of elegance, as she approaches each project with a sense …

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30 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

A Modern Eatery Wedding With Handwritten Love Notes to Every Guest

The Bride behind this affair is an interior designer at Harper Gray Design and it makes so much sense when you see the chic restaurant venue.  Mostly because I want my house to look just like this – sleek and modern with a mix of masculine and feminine details, french flair and all gussied up …

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29 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

How To Throw A Big-Ass Party In A Roller Rink

As APW’s junior staff member, I am one of the few people on staff who has never planned a wedding. So when it came time to plan APW’s Ten Year Anniversary Party, I got my first taste of what you all go through. And OMG NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY Y’ALL ARE SO STRESSED. So let …

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29 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Lake Michigan Inspired Affair

The main reason that Sara and Eric decided on the Pilot House at Discovery World for their wedding reception was because of the incredible 360 degree views of Lake Michigan and Milwaukee’s beautiful Calatrava. From almost every spot in the room, you can see the blue waters of the lake with the Milwaukee skyline in …

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29 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

The Light-Filled New England Home of an Interior Stylist

When you flip open most magazines, you see homes that are gorgeous. And wildly unachievable. And that bugs me. Because who can afford to do what most glossies consider pretty? But here on SMP Living, it’s different. You get that same magazine-worthy home though instead of Picasso’s and $1500 bar stools, you get ideas for …

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29 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

When a Florist Designs Her OWN Wedding…Umm, Wow.

I cannot even IMAGINE the stress/joy/omg/YES! of planning your own wedding when you just happen to be a celebrated wedding florist. The fact that you get to choose all of your dream flowers and build a wedding for yourself with no boundaries or limitations seems both thrilling and terrifying all wrapped up into one beautiful …

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29 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

7 Bridal Shower Games You Won’t Hide In The Bathroom To Escape

Let’s talk about bridal shower games. In theory, they’re fun. You’re playing, drinking mimosas (YAS) with some of your favorite friends and family members, celebrating love (yaaay), and you probably have an excuse to wear some super-extra, lacey-ass “The Ladies Who Lunch” appropriate ensemble, which, honestly, we don’t get enough in this day and age. Win-win-win, right? …

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28 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

When Two US Airforce Officers Tie the Knot…and the Result is Magic

Some may say that what we do on Style Me Pretty – obsess over flowers and gowns and pretty things – is insignificant. But that isn’t at all what we do. We celebrate. We celebrate love and family, tradition and ceremony. And on a day like today, where we have the honor of also celebrating …

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28 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Sun Soaked Tuscan Wedding

Even though temps soared well over 100 degrees, Abby and Jeff’s guests were perfectly content celebrating the day. A wedding that dreams are made of. Seriously, who wouldn’t enjoy a yummy outdoor Tuscan dinner party, great Italian wine, surrounded by their close friends and family? Enjoy these sun-soaked images from Les Amis Photo and film …

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28 May | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

My Favorite Memorial Day Finds…On Sale!

For us Americans, Memorial Day is significant in two ways. First and far more important than anything else, it’s our day to honor our Fallen Soldiers. And show our deep, unwavering gratitude to those who have lost their lives defending our freedom. That should and always will take center stage. Second, it’s also our way …

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