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.

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

 

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.

some recent work…

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'”  ~Robin Williams

{bouquets by me!; photos by katie stoops)

happy mother’s day

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

I had fun creating this quick + easy Mother’s Day D.I.Y. for Oh Joy! Hope you’ll pop over and have a look!

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Happy Mother’s Day Mamas! xo

{photography by katie stoops}

mi amor

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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Lovely images taken by Katie Stoops at the Jose Villa workshop in Mexico. Styling by Joy Thigpen.

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}

not so cookie cutter

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Thank you so much to Nonpareil Magazine for including Merriment, Katie Stoops, and Jenny of Sweetest Thing Bakery in Issue #3! See the entire issue here…it’s full of to-die-for ideas in the theme of something old/something new. Our article, “Not so cookie cutter,” imagines what retro, childhood favorites (chocolate sandwich cookies, pinwheels and checkerboard cookies) look like at a modern wedding.