I Feel Pretty
If you’ve never heard of Style Me Pretty, you are either a.) not married or engaged b.) a boy. SMP is the ultimate wedding blog, as in you will need to set aside a good three hours if it’s your first visit. They only feature the most lovely, detail oriented and unique weddings, which is why I was so excited to be able to attend the soiree celebrating their first (I say first because I pray there will be more) book with Liz!
We arrived at Grettacole as the first bottles of bubbly were popped. Saying we were early is an understatement- we were literally the first people there, which pretty much never happens to me, as I am perpetually ten minutes late for life. I do like to be able to capture the details before the crowds arrive, so I snapped some pics while we were waiting for the fun to begin.
|the cookies & cream will change your life.|
If you’re wondering, those are cake truffles. They look like cereal but they taste like the holy grail of desserts. Liz and I may have each eaten more than one. Thank you Delicious Desserts for creating a new obsession.
After some mingling, SMP creator Abby Larson took the stage- or I guess chair- and did a reading from her hot off the presses book. Afterward, she was nice enough to open up the floor and answer whatever questions the masses had.
|note the immersed iphoners in the background. including me in pink, obv.|
I always knew I loved weddings (especially given my roots as a photographer’s daughter and an internship with an event planner) but Abby’s words of wisdom would inspire anyone, regardless of their affinity for planning out of the box nuptials. As someone who is in a bit of a quarter life crisis, I found myself most moved by her tales of how she started with a simple idea and turned it into not only a business, but her dream job as well. When she spoke about her pre-SMP days, I found myself thinking “omg! I’m going through the exact same thing!” But the difference is, Abby actually got off her butt and did something about it.
To see for yourself, see how Abby so thoughtfully answered one audience member’s question so thoughtfully:
|um, can we be wedding/real housewives besties? okay thanks.|
On our way out, Liz and I grabbed our brand new autographed copies of the SMP book.