I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

One piece of advice that I sometimes give to brides who ask me about their wedding plans is that every single detail doesn’t need to be a revolutionary new concept–instead, focus on one or two statement elements and make them extra special. I’ve noticed that many weddings I’m drawn to follow that sort of pattern, […]


When my family lived abroad, we went to Virginia every summer to stay with our closest family friends. One of my favorite Virginia summer traditions was when my best friend (see her wedding here!), her sister, my sisters, our moms, and I would dress up, go out to dinner, and take in a show at […]


Anyone who has swooned over The Notebook probably remembers the site of Noah and Allie’s love story–Seabrook, South Carolina. Well, Seabrook is not only the venue of The Notebook, it’s the venue of some real life love stories too, like the wedding of Chicago residents, Meghan and Adam. Both the beach and Spanish moss provided […]



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