strawberry fields

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Strawberry season starts in Virginia in April. Loving these sweet berry details, especially the story behind Jenny’s bouquet…so sweet!

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photos: 1- bouquet designed by Shawn Cosette, photographed by Katie Stoops; 2 -photographed by Jonathan Ong for Eat Drink Chic; 3 – bouquet designed by Shawn Cosette, photographed by Katie Stoops; 4 – Martha Stewart Weddings; 5- via The Bride’s Cafe tumblr

seaside inspired

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

seaside wedding inspiration

Today I’m dreaming of a color palette inspired by the seaside….

photos: chevron rug at calypso st. barth; seahorse scientific print via NOAA; girl getting makeup via scotch & scones photographed by marcia; pencils photographed by heather pauline via creature comforts;  umbrella via east by south

ideas for a classic late spring wedding in virginia

Friday, March 11th, 2011

sperry tents virginia skyline tent

There is nothing on earth that I love more than an outdoor wedding. The opportunities for personalization are endless when you’re outdoors. Tacky ballroom carpeting? No problem out here. Clashing color palettes. Nope. Not here. The world is your oyster under a tent. And if I were choosing a tent, I would certainly, hands down, no question choose a Sperry Tent. And, then I’d order blonde folding wood chairs (to match the wooden tent poles in the Sperry, of course).

outdoor wedding ideasUm, how fabulous is this idea from (pun intended) Everything Fabulous? Ikea stocks wicker chests similar to the one pictured here.

outdoor wedding furniture

Broadway: one of my favorite furniture sets for outdoor parties. Perfect for lounging about during cocktail hour, while you watch friends play lawn games and sip on a mint julep. Yum.

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Speaking of lounging, varied ways to partake in sunshine and the iced cold bevs are welcome. Simple blankets with pretty pillows are a win. And, everybody loves kites, right? And bocce ball. Or how about a friendly game of badminton on the lawn?  (p.s. I am madly in love with everything about this wedding)

Happy weekend everyone!

photos: Sperry tent image courtesy Skyline Tent Company; Sofa via American Furniture Rentals; Cooler via Everything Fabulous via House and Home Canada December 2010 via Heidi Claire; Chris and Tim’s wedding via Martha Stewart Weddings

delicate dots

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

swiss dots

Aren’t these dotted details just perfect for spring?

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{french net veil via martha stewart; hobnail milk glass via My Sweet and Saucy photographed by Elizabeth Messina; Swiss dot gown by Carolina Herrera, photographed by Melissa Musgrove, via Martha Stewart; wedding cakes via Martha Stewart; bride with bouquet via Martha Stewart; gown by Ivy & Aster photographed by Elizabeth Messina}

boutique tents

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

I’ve been nursing an obsession with Boutique Tents lately. Obviously I’ve got some beachy/moroccan/ikat thing going through my mind, and these tents are fueling the obsession.

{the chinois tent designed by Blue Moon Events and photographed by A Bryan Photography}

preppy meets moroccan

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

moroccan preppy wedding

I’m dreaming of an event that’s a little bit preppy and a little bit Moroccan. It all started when I saw that seahorse motif in Mr. Boddington’s studio several weeks ago. I’d love to pair it with a blue ikat pattern.


{1 – picture by me in mr. boddington’s studio; ikat fabric from the lil bee; J Crew bracelet via Style Court; flower arrangement originally from Domino Magazine via inspired to flower}

summertime dreaming…

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Today I’m dreaming of warm days, summer colors and yummy fruity drinks


{table & watermelon salad both from martha stewart; flowers via martha stewart; auga frescas via ruby press originally from matt bites; wedding via country living}

garden brunch wedding inspiration

Friday, February 5th, 2010

I had such a good time working on this little piece of inspiration I pulled together for The Wedding Shoebox. Valerie asked me to dream a little bit: if I could do it again, what would my wedding look like? I’d never in reality re-do my wedding. It was perfect just the way it was, but since we’re dreaming…I’ve always loved the idea of a intimate brunch wedding at a garden (maybe Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond in the spring). Because, really what’s better than yummy pastries & mimosas, not to mention a color palette that’s soft and dreamy?

viv&ingrid’s Carnival of Sweets

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Ruby Press threw a Carnival of Sweets at Miette to celebrate viv&ingrid’s ten year anniversary. I think this might just be the perfect sweet treat to end the holiday week! Enjoy!


{photography by Kristen Loken; Flowers by Cherries}

Inspiring me today…the not wedding

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Beautiful florals and styling from The Not Wedding. Browse the gallery here.

{photography by Our Labor of Love, flowers by Amy Osaba}