Sneak Peek: Martha Stewart Real Weddings Special Issue

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

martha stewart real weddings issue

If you haven’t had a chance to flip through the pages of Martha Stewart’s Real Weddings Special Issue yet, you’re in for a treat!  From new “good things” (always a favorite of mine!), to enchanting floral design, to real wedding features, the special issue, released just twice a year, is rich with inspiration.

peach wedding inspiration

I’m happy to share a sneak peek of one of the weddings featured in this issue —Allison and Tyler’s mediterranean revival affair in Florida. With its pretty peach color palette and a mesmerizing love story (Allison and Tyler met in middle school!), this wedding is the stuff of dreams.


Guided by her father’s philosophy “the more, the merrier,” more than 370 guests feted the couple, while 14 bridesmaids, wearing neutral and blush-colored gowns, accompanied Allison at the altar, and three priests officiated the ceremony. To see all of the pretty details and read more of the story, be sure to pick up a copy of the Real Weddings Special Issue!



Photos by Tory Williams, courtesy Martha Stewart Weddings

The Hook’s Summer 2012 Wedding Special

Friday, July 20th, 2012

merriment events The Hook CharlottesvilleThanks so much to The Hook in Charlottesville (and especially to editor Stephanie Marie) for including me in the summer 2012 wedding special. You can flip to page 26 to read the full story. I’m honored to be included with such remarkable women! Thank you so much again, Stephanie!


Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

I’m so happy for my friends at 57Grand and their launch of REVEL! REVEL features daily styled inspiration for weddings, parties, and home entertaining that is fully shop-able. Readers can select any item on each feature to learn more and can purchase most items instantly.

REVEL will also feature Do It Yourself columns, Expert Question and Answer sessions, and Idea of the Day suggestions for creative celebrating. Head over to REVEL today to get a peek at all of the goodness!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving sweet friends, clients and readers. I have so much to be thankful for. This has been the best year I’ve known so far, truly. From working with the girls at Southern Weddings to partnering with some of the most creative clients, the work I’ve been able to do this year has been so much fun to do . My clients have been such a joy, all so much fun to get to know. I’ve worked with amazingly talented people — from  The Sorrell Company and Kip Dawkins, working on projects for Thibaut and Anna French, to the talented creative people in the wedding community, many of whom I’m lucky to call friends! And, of course, there’s Connally, our sweet baby we welcomed on October 11th — the greatest gift of the year, for sure! Happy Thanksgiving and love to all of you!

{photo by Katie Stoops}

Southern Living Wedding planner and keepsake

Friday, November 18th, 2011

We’re so happy for our friends Maria and Kelly of Ritzy Bee Events on the publication of their new wedding planning book with Southern Living Magazine, available in stores and online at Amazon beginning January 3rd. From Maria and Kelly, “The planner is a guide to planning your wedding…no matter how big or small in size or budget…and is a fresh approach on how to stay organized, what to expect at each step and hopefully (mostly) stress free through the process!”

We’re so honored to be included in their list of inspiring blogs — thank you M + K! If you’d like to enter to win a copy of Maria and Kelly’s new book, visit the Ritzy Bee Blog.

do you pin?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

I’m so super addicted to pinterest. Several months ago, a client encouraged me to join, and I did, having absolutely zero idea what the hype was about, but it’s truly one of the most useful tools that’s been introduced online in a long time. It satiates my need for visual organization in a major kind of way. Gone are the days of organizing + cross referencing thousands of images on my desktop.

I believe my obsession devotion has paid off since merriment has recently been recognized as a tastemaker in weddings + events! I’m pinning handfuls of boards thematically for weddings — from color stories, to paper details, to Richmond focused wedding inspiration. The classic board has to be one of my favorites though.

Classic wedding ideas Phillipa Lepley wedding gown pinned here via Love My Dress; mint juleps photographed by Kate Headley via Calder Clark pinned here; bouquet designed by Matthew Robins via The Bride’s Guide pinned here


But, lately, I’ve been obsessing over pinning ideas for baby. From baby shower inspiration to a generalized board with all things bitty.

yellow baby shower inspiration

Do you pin? Would love to see you over at pinterest!


Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Some of my favorite posts from around the web…

Emily gives you a behind the scenes preview of the shoot we did for Southern Weddings in Williamsburg here.

Are you curious what a wedding planner does?

Have you visited the pop up shops at 100 Layer Cake? This week, our friend Julianne Smith of The Garter Girl is holding a flash sale.

Love the recipes Tara Guerard shared on Design*Sponge last week.

What creative wedding invitations you have my dear!

Bella Bridesmaid Trunk Show this Friday

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

So excited for the July trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid this Friday featuring the work of Kendra Scott (whose jewelry I adore) and Kara Kihm, who is a local Richmond designer. Hope to see you there!

summer vacay

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

anthropologie summer

Hey friends! Sorry for the silence. I’ve been doing a lot of lounging and vacationing over the past week. And, now I’m playing a game of catch up! I’ll be back here next Monday refreshed and rejuvenated with a week full of posts! Thanks for indulging my need for a few days of respite from blogging : ) Hope each of you had a happy holiday weekend!


image from anthropologie’s 2011 swimwear look book via coco+kelley

j.crew shopping event in richmond

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

"j.crew event in richmond"

Hope to see all of my Richmond readers at J.Crew next Thursday evening for a shopping event hosted by Janie at The Brides Cafe. Be sure to rsvp to Janie ( by Sunday if you can attend!