a spring wedding at tuckahoe plantation

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

We were so honored to work with M + W on their spring wedding at the venerable and ever beautiful Tuckahoe Plantation, captured here by Katie Stoops. Our sweet clients entertained nearly 300 guests under a sperry sailcloth tent on a perfect spring evening, following a Catholic ceremony at a church nearby. The colors were soft and whispery shades of pale, buttercup yellow, mint green and peach. We showered out of town guests with local indulgences — hardywood beer, virginia cookies (with a heart piped over Richmond!), lamplighter coffee. All in all it was a picture perfect day, don’t you think? Could the perfect weather have had something to do with the bottle of bourbon the couple buried at Tuckahoe a month to the day before saying I do? We’d like to think so.

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To see more from this wedding, please visit Snippet & Ink.

perennially pretty party colors

Friday, June 28th, 2013

colorful fun happy table

Pink, orange and yellow are perennially pretty party colors, but the addition of red, in this table designed by Gen Sohr for Southern Living, is incredible! The wallpaper Sohr used as a runner is brilliant as well! To see more, visit Gen’s blog.

image via Gen’s Favorite as published in the June 2013 issue of Southern Living 

a family affair

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

purple wedding inspiration

I recently had the honor to design my sister-in-law’s wedding. It was such a joy to source so many locally-grown flowers and to work with such a pretty color palette. Nicole and Monty were married at home on a beautiful day in May, among an intimate group of family members. They exchanged vows in a service officiated by my mother-in-law, Monty’s mother, in their backyard. Afterward, we enjoyed a buffet of sweets — blackberry-vanilla cupcakes, lavender macarons, lavender and white cookies (a play on the classic black and white cookie), mini coconut cream pies and chocolate truffles topped with sugared pansies. Special thanks to Eleise Theuer for sharing these lovely photographs with us!

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purple wedding inspiration

purple wedding inspiration

purple wedding inspiration

purple wedding inspiration

artful wedding

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

pink orange wedding inspiration

orange-pink wedding inspiration

I had the pleasure of working with Janie Medley on her table for Artful Wedding, Richmond Bride’s annual event at VMFA, where Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty spoke this year. To read about all of the details, click over to Style Me Pretty LivingPhotography by Jodi Miller

 

Shop the look at Revel

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Have you visited Revel yet? It’s a new blog from the girls at 57 Grand, and today I’m contributing a shop the look story based on Katie and Max’s wedding. Shop the look is like an interactive inspiration board. You can click on the images to purchase the item pictured or one that’s very similar. I hope you’ll stop by today to check it out!

 

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mint crush

Friday, February 17th, 2012

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Loving all pastels these days, but especially crushing on this perfect shade of green. It’s just so soft and pretty. Perfect for springtime weddings.

 

images: impossible print; elie saab gowns via small shop; table, invitation and bouquet via martha stewart weddings

color palette crush

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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Hope you have a lovely weekend! My mom and grandmother are coming to see the baby, and it will be the first time that Birdie meets her great grandmother — so exciting! Before I dash off from the internet for the weekend, I had to share this color palette that I’m dying over right now. A mixture of cerulean, teal, emerald green, grellow (as young house love would say) and a few shades in between, this combo is bright, fun and totally modern. Hope you have a lovely weekend. xo

 

images: 1- J. Crew Spring 2012 Collection via Everything Fabulous; 2- via Ticklish; 3- from Domino Magazine via Once Upon a Tea Time ; 4-paper twine at BHLDN

spring green

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

green and white wedding inspiration

I’m looking forward to spring and the early bloomers…all of those pretty flowering branches that herald the beginning of a new season. This chinoiserie-inspired party flanked the bar with cherry blossoms — those famous trees that draw crowds just to our north in Washington D.C. Spring green and white are an eternally classic combination. Love it not only for a wedding, but for any sort of spring or summer gathering.

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images: The Greystone House Gala featured in Veranda. Photography by Reed Davis.

neon!

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Since neon is where it’s at these days, I asked my creative friend, Katie Kelley, whose neon finds on pinterest caught my eye, to contribute some of her finds here.

 

neon inspiration

 

1. Quirk Gallery neon tote by Brandon Peck 2. Neon pink geo earrings available at Quirk Gallery 3. Small leather triangle necklace from LEIF 4. Butter London 3 Free polish 5. Vibrant yellow ballet flats from TopShop 6. Neon handpainted vintage earrings

neon inspiration

1. Adams brand “While You Were Out” neon notepads 2. 35mm Fisheye camera 3. Hot pink lace washi tape 4. Neon pink chevron favor bags 5. Field Notes notebook three pack from JCrew 6. Neon pink gift tags 7. Mini Flourescent Pink Sharpie

 

neon inspiration

1. Prickly pink cactus place card via Jessi Haack Design photographed by Gabriel Ryan 2. Absolut Mandrin 3. Cake Knives at LEIF 4. Memento Mori mini skull candle 5. Pink agate trivet at LEIF 6. Dissembled geo II 7. Electric cocktail via Pinterest

 

Craving some more neon inspiration? Visit my collection here!

Katie & max in Southern Weddings V4

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

colorful, modern wedding

We had so much fun working on Katie and Max’s wedding, and we’re just loving seeing it in print in Southern Weddings. We’ll save the details behind this backyard affair until later in the year when we do a full post with some of our favorite images captured by Jodi Miller Photography. In the meantime, see more over here in their gallery. colorful, modern weddingPhotography by Jodi Miller Photography; Planning & Floral Design by Merriment; Wedding Design a collaboration between Merriment and the Bride & Groom!