brides in boots

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Don’t you love the look of brides in boots? I’ve seen so many girls in cowboy boots on their wedding days, but I love a winter bride in boots {or booties}. Hope you all have a happy {and warm} weekend.


{first image by One Love Photo, second image by Jason Keefer Photography}

winter wedding inspiration

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

{photography by Calla Evans; images via little winter bride}

winter wedding inspiration: paperwhites

Friday, December 4th, 2009

I just love the look of paperwhites for winter weddings, whether their potted or cut. Their tiny, fragrant blossoms are lovely for bouquets and boutonnieres.

{potted paperwhites via Real Simple; paperwhite nosegay via Brides; boutonniere via Once Wed; paperwhites in pewter via Sunset}

winter wedding inspiration: evergreen

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Seasonal, fresh and local plants + flowers are always easier on the budget and easier to source. I love the idea of using something that’s so abundant this time of year. Evergreen can be simple + rustic wrapped in burlap and twine or dressed up + chic in silver trophies.


{bride with saplings via Lucky in Love; herb place setting (imagine the same place setting with sprigs of evergreen) via Sunset; evergreen bouquet by Holly Chapple Flowers; chair decoration via Country Living; bride and groom photographed by Worthington Photography; evergreen favors via Nurserymen; evergreen in trophies via Southern Accents}

winter bouquets

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Because I was a December bride, and because I vividly remember people saying things like, “oh, there are nooooo flowers in December,” and because I love you winter brides bucking the Spring tradition, I’d love to share some winter inspiration with you. You see, there are beautiful blooms throughout the cold winter months. I’ll be sharing lots of ideas over the next few days.

Today’s bouquets are from Holly Chapple. Holly is one of those amazing women who you look at and think, seriously, how do you do it all?!? She has a big, young family, and she’s constantly whipping up really lovely work, like this first bouquet with pretty red dahlia and hypericum berries.

This evergreen bouquet is made of boxwood, blue spruce, cedar and yew bush. It would be lovely for a rustic wedding, and unlike so many wedding bouquets, this one will last and last (up to six weeks!).

Red ranunculus, coxcomb, pineapple sage and cedar are make a lovely {and unique} winter bouquet.

White snapdragons are clustered in the middle of seeded eucalyptus and boxwood.

And, finally, pink cabbage rose {a favorite of mine} are surrounded by black beauty roses, coxcomb and cedar. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us Holly!

Richmond Wedding Wednesdays #7 – Main Street Station

Friday, May 16th, 2008


Main Street Station, downtown in Shockoe Bottom, is one of my very favorite buildings in Richmond. I-95 runs just beside the station (you can see the shadow of the highway in the picture above). I love to drive that part of the highway just so I can drive by. It looks like something out of a movie. Although the station was closed for 30+ years, it went through a renovation and re-opened in 2003. Amtrack trains picks up passengers at Main Street, which functions as a self-serve train station. You can also rent Main Street for events.

Seating card table by Michelle Rago; Bottega Veneta Fall 2007 ad via
the Newbury Diaries; Money Plant via Emily; New York Public
Library via Snippet and Ink; Invitation by Ceci NY;
Feather bouquet by Michelle Rago; Truffles via Getty Images;
Gown by Lela Rose via Style Me Pretty; Champagne Bottles via Snippet & Ink

I LOVE the idea of blanketing the stairs leading into the station (see below) with tea lights. How beautiful is that image of the New York Public Library above? This wedding feels so modern and sophisticated. I hope you all enjoy it!