Giddy for Greenery

Friday, January 13th, 2017

We’re giddy for greenery: pantone’s color of the year (and truth be told, we always have been — just check out this green and white wedding inspiration board on Pinterest). This perennially chic shade of green is classic, crisp and perfect for spring weddings. We loved pairing it with the palest shade of blue in this shoot for Southern Weddings Magazine at Tuckahoe Plantation photographed by Katie Stoops.

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To see more, hop over to Southern Weddings Magazine, where you’ll see a full list of vendors who graciously contributed to this shoot.

classic winter wedding inspiration

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

winter wedding inspiration

Although we designed this shoot without a season in mind and shot it on a hot summer day, I’ve always thought this would be such a classic and timeless look for winter bride. The colors are a pretty twist on a classic winter palette, and the sparkling Christos “Arabella” gown and chic boxwood touches all whisper winter. xoxo

Happy First Day of Fall!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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photos by katie stoops 

floral design by janie medley 

planning + design by merriment

 

Patriotic Pattern Play

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

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There’s nothing I love more than a good dose of playful pattern, especially in red, white and blue!

Pictures 1 + 2 Mariliana Arvelo; #4 sunglasses Jillian Mitchell3 + 5 Jose Villa

true blue

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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#1 blue and white suite designed by Smock as seen in Martha Stewart Weddings’ summer 2016 issue; #2  Abby Jiu & Ritzy Bee Events as seen in Brides; #3 Navy wedding photographed by KT Merry; #4 via Pink Pagoda; #5 Honor & Jay’s wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings’ summer 2016 issue

Chinoiserie au Jardin

Friday, March 11th, 2016

green and white wedding inspiration

It’s no secret I’m a die hard fan of Chinoiserie (witness: our china pattern). This chinoiserie-inspired party, designed by Nathan Turner and Mary McDonald for Veranda, is perfection, especially the bar, backed by an elegant gray pagoda and flanked by faux cherry blossoms. Green and white is an eternally classic combination; I love this palette 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.

Christina & Tom’s Charlottesville Wedding

Friday, October 9th, 2015



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Brittany and Andrew featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

 

Fall Wedding Inspiration

 

It was such a joy to help one of our nearest and dearest plan her wedding, which took place on a chilly day last November at Tuckahoe Plantation. Brittany has worked with me for more than five years as my lead production assistant, and as you might expect we’ve been planning her wedding for some time. (Maybe before she found the groom? shhh!) To see more of the details and get the full scoop, pop over to Martha Stewart Weddings!

{photo by Katie Stoops; Invitation Design by Parrott Design Studio}

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

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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