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

Mimi and Clarke’s winter wedding featured in Virginia Living

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

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Designed around the idea of “golden glow,” Mimi and Clarke’s winter wedding was a bright light last February. From the long stemmed hurricanes, embellished with gilded poet’s laurel that maids carried during the ceremony in place of traditional bouquets; to the Rosa Clara beaded wedding gown Mimi wore; to their grand entrance into the Rotunda at the Jefferson to 300 adoring friends and family; to their getaway in their treasured 1979 Volkswagen Westfalia van, Mimi and Clarke’s wedding was so classically elegant but very fresh and original. We feel so fortunate to have been a part of it. Thank you to all of the people who expertly brought Mimi and Clarke’s ideas to life, most especially Jeanette McKittrick Floral Design, La Tavola (who despite some of the worst winter weather in the middle of the country got our linens to us on time! thank you!), Jimmy Harris at The Jefferson Hotel, Jen Fariello Photography, Amanda Robinson at Sweet Fix, Ms. Mo of Mo’Soul (represented by Sam Hill), Jimmy Oliver Event Technologies, Parrot Design Studio, Ave 42, and, most especially, my team. Please rush and get a copy of Virginia Living Magazine to see this wedding and many others that took place in the Commonwealth.

 

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blue christmas

Friday, December 16th, 2011

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I’ve noticed this color a lot this year — nearly every Christmas card we’ve received has hints of soft blue-green. It’s so striking and a bit unusual for holiday decorating, which is why I think I love it so much. What colors are you using this year?

 

images: 1 + 4 photographed by Katie Stoops, styled by me for Southern Weddings V4; 2 via Martha Stewart; 3 via; 5 designed by Snippet & Ink

happy new year!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Hope your night is filled with lots of sparkle!

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{1 – Sunday Suppers; 2 –  via I don’t think Prada is the answer; 3 – The Knot; 4 – Martha Stewart market party via Couture Parties}

a holiday soiree

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

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{photography by katie stoops; flowers by janie medley; styling by merriment events; calligraphy by pretty pen jen; croquembouche by sweetest thing bakery}

holiday wedding inspiration

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

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Holiday weddings are near & dear to me…my husband and I were married on December 30th! I love this grouping of images. They’re right for the holidays, and take advantage of holiday greens, but don’t scream Christmas.

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{1 – blackberry farm via apartment therapy; 2- martha stewart; 3 -; 4 – alison events; 5 – jamie grenough photography & atelier joya design & flowers via style me pretty}

on entertaining

Monday, December 13th, 2010

“I believe that entertaining should be a genuine extension of who you are, not a stuffy catering company and forced conversations. For me, it’s about a house full of fun and laughter.” -Deb Lloyd, creative director of Kate Spade as quoted in Elle.

{image via Lonny Magazine}

winter flower inspiration from Studio Choo

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Hello lovies…today I have pretty muscari, violet and paperwhites made into sweet and simple winter bouquets from Studio Choo.

Don’t these winter flowers look lovely in Studio Choo’s birch vase set? Birch is such a great material for winter weddings.

Be sure to also check out Jill + Alethea’s post on forcing paperwhites at Design*Sponge too.

{all images courtesy Studio Choo}

blue and yellow inspiration

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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{first row: love poster by Made by Girl; cattleya bouquet by The Treasured Petal photo by One Love Photo; second row: centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings; third row: blue gown at far left by LulaKate; bird cake topper by Ann Wood Handmade}

A New Years Eve Wedding

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I’m love-love-loving Claudia’s sparkly gown and all of the pretty timepiece details in this New Year’s Eve wedding captured by Grazier Photography.