Richmond Wedding Wednesdays #16 – A Watermelon Festival Wedding

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
Last Sunday, Richmond celebrated at its 25th annual Watermelon Festival in Carytown, and this week, rather than base an inspiration board off of a particular Richmond location, I based a board off this event. Each year the shops lining Cary Street design beautiful windows for the festival. One of my favorite stores, Pink, filled their window with a Frieda Kahlo watermelon theme – the inspiration for this board.

Anthropologie Catalog Cover; Black & White Bouquet; Frieda Kahlo

painting via The City Review; Mantilla veil via ebay; Bride photographed
by Simply Bloom Photography; Spanish Lace; Photograph of Entryway
via Herndon Fine Art; Wreath by Ariella Chezar; Bouquet via {frolic!}
originally from MS weddings; Elie Saab for Pronovias Gown (2008 collection);
Mariachi Band; Mexican wedding cookies via Epicurious

Although my friend Susan told me that pink is strictly off limits for weddings, I think pink used this way is much more sophisticated than it normally is. And, the orange and gold tones balance the pink so it’s not saccharine.

Richmond Wedding Wednesdays #2 – Japanese Gardens at Maymont

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

All of Maymont’s gardens are beautiful, but I particularly love the Japanese gardens.

I really struggled deciding which color palette to use because I imagine there are many ways to do a beautiful wedding at this week’s location. I thought about bright pink and orange, and I considered turquoise. Ultimately though I went with blush pink, a very muted orange and champagne.

Tree with Lanterns and Paper Flowers from Krislyn Design;
Pink Hat Cake from April Reed; Pink Cabbage Rose Bouquet from MS;
Shoes photographed by Chris Blott via Sarah Kaye;
Glass Jars on table from The Green Vase; Amsale Gown;
Umbrellas via Getty Images; Wish Tree
(for guests to write wishes to the couple) via Brides


Paper cranes would also be a really nice touch for this wedding. The legend of the crane from Tansu Style: “In the Japanese, Chinese, and Korean tradition the crane is a symbol of peace and long life. It is believed in these traditions that folding 1000 origami paper cranes makes a wish come true. In Japanese weddings, the bride who folds 1000 origami cranes before her wedding ensures a prosperous and happy marriage. The folding of 1000 origami cranes is also frequently done to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary.”


You can find event planning information for Maymont here.

Blushing Bride

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Clare College Gardens; Fall 2006 Gown by Oscar de la Renta via Brides.com; Black and White photo via Martha Stewart; Pink Gown via Martha Stewart; Bouquet via Brides.com; Ringer Bearer pillow via Rebecca Thuss; Cleopatra Perfume by Tocca (it smells lovely); Tara Jones Calligraphy

Modern Beauty

Thursday, February 7th, 2008
monique lhullier spring 2008 gown; bouquet via brides.com; french veil via brides.com; luichiny shoes via zappos; chanel black satin nail polish; art deco engagement ring; marc jacobs for louis vuitton spring 2007 show; monique lhullier spring 2008 gown