do you pin?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

I’m so super addicted to pinterest. Several months ago, a client encouraged me to join, and I did, having absolutely zero idea what the hype was about, but it’s truly one of the most useful tools that’s been introduced online in a long time. It satiates my need for visual organization in a major kind of way. Gone are the days of organizing + cross referencing thousands of images on my desktop.

I believe my obsession devotion has paid off since merriment has recently been recognized as a tastemaker in weddings + events! I’m pinning handfuls of boards thematically for weddings — from color stories, to paper details, to Richmond focused wedding inspiration. The classic board has to be one of my favorites though.

Classic wedding ideas Phillipa Lepley wedding gown pinned here via Love My Dress; mint juleps photographed by Kate Headley via Calder Clark pinned here; bouquet designed by Matthew Robins via The Bride’s Guide pinned here


But, lately, I’ve been obsessing over pinning ideas for baby. From baby shower inspiration to a generalized board with all things bitty.

yellow baby shower inspiration

Do you pin? Would love to see you over at pinterest!


Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Some of my favorite posts from around the web…

Emily gives you a behind the scenes preview of the shoot we did for Southern Weddings in Williamsburg here.

Are you curious what a wedding planner does?

Have you visited the pop up shops at 100 Layer Cake? This week, our friend Julianne Smith of The Garter Girl is holding a flash sale.

Love the recipes Tara Guerard shared on Design*Sponge last week.

What creative wedding invitations you have my dear!

word of the week: cantina lights

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Cantina lights, which are tiny globe-like bulbs that you might associate with European cafes, can be hung in most any pattern or configuration you can dream. Also called cafe lights or bistro lights, these pretty string lights, require more labor (and time) to install than more standard forms of wedding lighting, so be prepared for higher costs, but they really do make tents and outdoor spaces sparkle!



images: Jose Villa via Snippet & Ink; Skyline Tent Company; Sarah Yates Photography via Once Wed

pretty color palettes #12

Friday, July 15th, 2011

For today, a sea inspired palette ….

sea inspired wedding palette

image via lonny magazine

china inspired details

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

blue and white wedding inspiration

Loving these classic blue and white inspired details! Perfect for a classic Richmond wedding.

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For more blue + white inspiration visit my board on pinterest!


images: 1 + 3 photographed by Meg Perotti; 2 Carolyne Roehm; 4 + 5 Jose Villa; 6 The Caketress; 7 + 8 The Lettered Olive via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Bella Bridesmaid Trunk Show this Friday

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

So excited for the July trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid this Friday featuring the work of Kendra Scott (whose jewelry I adore) and Kara Kihm, who is a local Richmond designer. Hope to see you there!

summer vacay

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

anthropologie summer

Hey friends! Sorry for the silence. I’ve been doing a lot of lounging and vacationing over the past week. And, now I’m playing a game of catch up! I’ll be back here next Monday refreshed and rejuvenated with a week full of posts! Thanks for indulging my need for a few days of respite from blogging : ) Hope each of you had a happy holiday weekend!


image from anthropologie’s 2011 swimwear look book via coco+kelley

pretty color palettes #11

Friday, June 24th, 2011


color palette wedding ideas

image: Vintage floral textile design by Luli Sanchez

happy first day of summer!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Summer inspiration


images: chance; dress via patterson maker; flair via matchbook magazine’s tumblr; sperry tent via kate parker weddings; lobster festival invitation designed by Peter West; just married flag photographed by justin & mary photography via style me pretty