Flower Magazine

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Peach wedding inspiration

 

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Spring wedding inspiration

Thrilled to see Megan and Will’s wedding in the current issue of Flower Magazine. We adore this couple and couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with us. To see more, pick up the current issue of Flower or click over to the online version of the story here.

Southern Hospitality

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014


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In addition to styling Janie Medley’s lovely feature in the latest Southern Weddings Magazine, the SW girls were kind enough to ask me to contribute to a story called “35 tips for a wedding full of southern hospitality.” Naturally, I wrote about something that’s near and dear to my heart — timing. No matter how beautiful the details, how sumptuous the linens, how striking the flowers, a thoughtfully crafted event day agenda is the foundation of your event; anticipating how your guests will experience each moment of your wedding day and crafting an experience with them in mind is one of the most generous expressions of hospitality!

 

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!

Southern Weddings V4 – Williamsburg Wedding Inspiration

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

We’re so honored to not only have a featured wedding in the latest issue of Southern Weddings Magazine, but to have also contributed to an editorial shoot that appears in the magazine.

merriment events wedding planning richmond virginiaOn a hot and steamy day last June, my lovely assistant, Danielle, and I packed up and headed east for Williamsburg, where we met Sierra and Emily from Southern Weddings Magazine and Katie Stoops for a shoot at Colonial Williamsburg.

There are so many beautiful spots for weddings at Colonial Williamsburg. We shot at one of the Colonial houses on the property, and, although that particular house is not available for events, a few houses on the property are available for rental for wedding weekend lodging. Just imagine spending your wedding weekend with friends and family in an historical house on the Colonial Williamsburg property…so cool! You might also consider The Williamsburg Inn on the property for your wedding as well — gorgeous, classic location.

 

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I love this favor, and it’s something that is super, super easy to recreate. We made poppers and filled them with peanuts as a nod to Virginia, which is known for its yummy Virginia Peanuts. Moya Minns with MMInk calligraphed the names, so the favors could do double duty and also function as place cards.

We imagined a couple named Susannah and Gardner Lowell, and developed a story around the two, imaging that both grew up in Virginia and met while attending William and Mary. Our fictitious couple returned to the town where they met to celebrate their wedding with friends and family. Although you can just barely see it in the image above, we incorporated a drawing of the campus’ Crim Dell bridge on the wine label. Crim Dell is also known as lover’s bridge. It’s said that if two lovers cross the bridge together and kiss at the crest of it, they will be together forever. Love that story…

 

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This shot was a happy accident. We intended to shoot the table in a garden, but just as we finished setting the table and placing the flowers, black clouds moved in. We literally had seconds to move the table before the heavens opened. In the end, the alternate location really worked, don’t you think?

richmond virginia wedding Classic never goes out of style, which is one reason why we really adored helping bring this story to life. Thanks to the Southern Weddings team for having us! We had a ball! And without further ado, the fabulous people who made this story happen…

Photography by Katie Stoops; Styling & Floral Design by Courtney Spencer of Merriment, assisted by Danielle Hines; Hair & Makeup by Avenue 42 Designs; Flowers provided by Fifty Flowers; Bridal Gown “Arabella” by Christos; Location, chairs, flatware; cake, petits fours, tarts and ham biscuits – Colonial Williamsburg; Invitation & Program designed by The Lettered Olive with calligraphy by Elizabeth Porcher Jones; Linens - La Tavola Linen; Glassware, plates and some silver trays- Festive Fare; Monograms, menus, place cards, popper wraps, drink sign – Moya Minns of MMInk; Coaster and wine label – Magpie Paper Works; Beau Bar sign – Chocolate Butterbean; Bride’s shoes (“Forbes” by Nina) & colored bridesmaid dresses from Bella Bridesmaid; Ivory bridesmaid gowns by Saja


10 Reasons to get married in Virginia

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Shayna Walker and I are blogging today over at Aisle Dash! Be sure to check it out! Aisle Dash is a wonderful site recently re-launched by my friend Anne. It’s full of beautiful inspiration and planning tips. Thanks Anne!

little white book featured on Richmond.com

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Thank you to Richmond.com for featuring little white book in their article on local design blogs. I’m honored to be in the company of Young House Love, Sunny Goode, Urban Nest and Darling Octopus!

Bride and Bloom – Simply Elegant

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Elizabeth MessinaA few months ago, my friend Janie at The Brides Cafe asked me to help design a table for the current issue Bride and Bloom Magazine, which was photographed by Elizabeth Messina at Veritas Vineyards. We wanted the table to feel rustic but sophisticated, and I think this concept is a testament to the versatility of burlap (one of my favorite materials). I love how burlap gives you a good neutral background.

Merriment Events Richmond, Virginia Wedding PlannerJanie designed some of the most gorgeous flowers. Read more about them here.

Elizabeth MessinaFestive Fare in Charlottesville provided the linens and glassware, while Kristy at Monumental Designs created all of the paper. She is so talented!

Janie Medley JM Flora The Brides CafeElizabeth MessinaI was head over heels meeting Kristine at K. Rose Cakes, who made this stunning cake. I’ve always admired her work.

Merriment Events Richmond, Virginia Wedding PlannerMerriment Events Richmond, Virginia Wedding PlannerMerriment Events Richmond, Virginia Wedding PlannerWe found the placecard holders at A Remark You Made on Etsy.

Merriment Events Richmond, Virginia Wedding Plannerburlap wedding inspirationThank you so much to Bride and Bloom Magazine for featuring our work, and a big thank you to Elizabeth Messina for partnering with us on this shoot!

Bride and Bloom

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Be sure to stop by next week to see more of the pretty table we designed for the current issue of Bride and Bloom magazine.

Kelly + Matt

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Be sure to check out our “love” shoot on Brooklyn Bride today!

A Stitch in Time

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Be sure to visit Once Wed later today to see more from a photo shoot we styled a few weeks ago. Big thanks to our amazing team…Janie Medley of The Brides Cafe, Kelly + Ryan of Kellan Studios, Jen of Miss Pickles Press, Kimberly of Chez Sucre Chez, Erika of Makeup on Demand and John of Amber Grove Inn.