china inspired details

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

blue and white wedding inspiration

Loving these classic blue and white inspired details! Perfect for a classic Richmond wedding.

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For more blue + white inspiration visit my board on pinterest!


images: 1 + 3 photographed by Meg Perotti; 2 Carolyne Roehm; 4 + 5 Jose Villa; 6 The Caketress; 7 + 8 The Lettered Olive via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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

pretty color palettes #11

Friday, June 24th, 2011


color palette wedding ideas

image: Vintage floral textile design by Luli Sanchez

happy first day of summer!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Summer inspiration


images: chance; dress via patterson maker; flair via matchbook magazine’s tumblr; sperry tent via kate parker weddings; lobster festival invitation designed by Peter West; just married flag photographed by justin & mary photography via style me pretty

word of the week: first look

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Classic Richmond Wedding The Jefferson

First look photographs happen before the ceremony. They’re called “first look” because it is the first time you will see each other as bride and groom in your gown and suit. First look photographs are wonderful if you’re tight on time following the ceremony, or if you’d rather spend your time cocktailing rather than photographing. But, they’re nearly crucial during fall or winter months when the sun sets earlier. First look photos allow you to take advantage of natural light outdoors, rather than having to rely on artificial lighting to light your portraits indoors.

above: Ashley and Paul seeing each other for the first time at The Jefferson before their ceremony at University of Richmond. Photography by Don Mears.

pretty color palettes #10

Friday, June 10th, 2011

wedding color ideas

Photograph by Jose Villa

white wedding {shoes}

Monday, June 6th, 2011

white wedding shoes

Shoes in bright colors are wonderful. So are cowboy boots. But when else can you wear a classic white wedding shoe if not on your wedding day?

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images: 1 Katie Stoops Photography; 2 Liz Banfield and Tara Guerard; 3 Leo Patrone via Style Me Pretty; 4 Laura Novak via Think Splendid; 5 Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty; 6 Logan and Joseph’s wedding photographed by Worthington Photography

National Donut Day!

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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Today is national donut day, but it doesn’t have to be the national donut holiday to serve these tasty treats at your wedding. If you’re in Richmond or Charlottesville, you’re in luck. We have some of the best donuts in the country, of course! : ) Last year at an event, we packaged donuts from Westhampton Pastry Shop in glassine bags for wedding guests to take with them at the end of the evening. Country Style Donuts are also dee-lish. If you’re in Charlottesville, maybe Carpe Donuts will make a surprise appearance at your event like it did at Keli and Nick’s wedding?

images: 1 – Designed by Simplesong Design and photographed by Kate Headley via MSW; 2 – from Eunice + Daniel’s wedding featured on MSW; 3 – Carpe Donuts photographed by Katie Stoops and featured in Southern Living Weddings