A wedding with whimsy

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

This wedding would be all about whimsy and fun! Full of inspiration drawn from Hatch prints. A little bit country meets Anthropologie. Rough hewn wood and worn metals. It could take place in the country just as easily as it could in the city.

{Anthropologie catalog cover; place cards via Real Simple; Hatch print via The Country Music Hall of Fame; Zinnia arrangement via Putnam Place; Cake Topper by The Small Object; Anthro store display; Mailbox via Pottery Barn; Bride in yellow cardigan via MS; I love you card by Yee-Haw; Billy buttons; Red ticking fabric via New Arrivals Inc.}

You say tomato…

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Tomato season is in full flower, and Southerners love their tomatoes. Especially Richmonders – I believe Hanover tomatoes might be as good as gold in these parts.

{antique metal chair; cutlery via Kids Modern; tomatoes via Real Simple; heirloom tomato; Cheree Berry escort cards via MS; vintage dresses via MS; vintage tomato seed packets at Papier Valise; calligraphy by Paperfinger via Homegrown Wedding; couple photographed by Our Labor of Love via Oh So RB; Ring Pillow by Blanc by SDC; Table via MS; still life via Oh So RB}

fall color inspiration

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I love the rich mustard-colored ochre with warm reds and hints of coral orange for a fall bride. Balance these bold colors with touches of black and a warm neutral.

{picture of neko case, painting by vuillard, carmen satin peep toes at j. crew, vintage wallpaper stationery by linda & harriett}

Richmond Wedding Wednesdays #34: A Valentine’s Day Wedding

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
Bridesmaids in Anthropologie dresses from the knot via My Wedding Report;
Teacup from Anthropologie via Duet Weddings; Bouquet be Saipua;
Bride and Groom via Frolic!; Cake photographed for Martha Stewart
via France Palmer (who made the cake stand); Save the Date via Once Wed;

Blue envelope via Design*Sponge



While I made today’s board with no particular Richmond location in mind, I think it would make for a lovely wedding at a cozy cafe. Wouldn’t it be amazing if Cafe Gutenberg hosted events? Or, what about an outdoor wedding at the Valentine Richmond History Center?

Richmond Wedding Wednesdays #30: A wedding at home

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
Invitation by Bird and Banner; Mustang from Jenette and Nicholas’ wedding
featured in Martha Stewart Weddings; Glass bottle at Three Potato Four; Bout at frolic!;
Where did I find that bride?; Bridesmaids via Snippet and Ink; Hands photographed by
Josh McCullock; Dog in Martha Stewart Weddings via Ritzy Bee Blog

There’s nothing more that I like than the idea of a wedding at home. While a wedding of this sort would have its own set of unique challenges (parking, for instance), there’s a lot of freedom in an at home wedding that you don’t always find at a rented venue (you can set up your tables in just about any ol’ way you’d like, wouldn’t have to worry about strict set-up and take-down times, and you wouldn’t necessarily have to go through a licensed baker for all of your sweet treats!). Perhaps you might borrow a tradition from this couple, whose wedding was featured on Snippet & Ink, and ask a few special women in your life to bring a baked good?

Richmond Wedding Wednesdays #11 – 17th Street Farmers Market

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I’m resurrecting one of my very favorite boards I did a couple of months ago for this post about the 17th Street Farmers Market in downtown Richmond.


Bride and Groom via The Brides Cafe; Cake from Martha Stewart;
Girl in Hat via Ruby Republic; Arrangement from Artfool; Sign via Style Me Pretty;
Bride in Yellow Sweater via Style Me Pretty; Bouquet via Brides; Cupcakes via Twelve22.org;
Invitation by Sesame Letterpress; Mai Tai Seat Cushion from Anthropologie

The 17th Street Farmers Market has been a public market since 1737! And, although it’s been through some rough patches in the past few years, there’s really been a resurgence of interest in locally grown fruits and vegetables in Richmond supporting the 17th Street Market and others, like the South of the James Market in my neighborhood!

The Market from Main Street via Flickr


Look at the paintings on the posts inside the market via Flickr!

A reception here could be a lot of fun. It’s a huge open space right in the middle of downtown that would be beautiful decorated with ropes of string bulb lights and long, rectangular tables that would seat guests family style. You could serve locally sourced food and create arrangements from locally grown flowers. You can find lists of farms in Richmond (and elsewhere) at Local Harvest. A bluegrass band feels right.

I love this idea from Julie and Kaori’s wedding featured on Snippet & Ink — vintage toy trucks filled with flowers.



And how great are these note cards?

Other ideas:
A spread of homemade pies for dessert?

Covering tables in vintage fabric?

Incorporating vintage seed packets?

How about gifting canvas shopping bags to your bridesmaids? I love this one

For more images of the market, see here.

For information about hosting an event at the Farmer’s Market, contact Denise Lawus at
Denise.Lawus@richmondgov.com

Picnic in the Country

Monday, March 10th, 2008
Bride and Groom via The Brides Cafe; Cake from Martha Stewart;
Girl in Hat via Ruby Republic;
Arrangement from Artfool; Sign via Style Me Pretty;
Bride in Yellow Sweater via Style Me Pretty; Bouquet via Brides; Cupcakes via Twelve22.org;
Invitation by Sesame Letterpress; Mai Tai Seat Cushion from Anthropologie

New Find: These shoes should definitely be at this wedding.

Also see Julie and Kaori’s wedding at Snippet & Ink for more inspiration in this theme.

A Valentine Wedding in red, black and white

Sunday, January 27th, 2008
paper+cup blog, anthropologie, jcrew, jupiter images