December 30, 2009

happy new year!

we're so excited for 2010 and can't wait to see what good things the new year will bring. wishing you all a very happy, healthy and fabulous new year! xx- jamie & jessica

loving lace!

I seemed to have developed a little obsession with lace. Lace is so soft, so romantic, so sweet... so chic! There are so many ways in which a bride can incorporate lace into her wedding day. I love the idea of a rustic vineyard wedding with old wooden farm tables and vintage lace table runners. Such a fabulous combination. Wrapping simple mason jars and glass containers in lace provides an instant (and inexpensive!) vintage feel. It's all about the little details!

Photo credit~ (photo 1: Inspired by This, photo 2: Snippet and Ink, photo 3: Something Old, Something New, photo 4: Holland Photo Arts, photo 5, 6: 100 Layer Cake, photo 7, 8, 9: The Bride's Cafe)

December 21, 2009

margaret + nathan

Margaret and I met at the Washingtonian Unveiled Bridal Event last January and immediately hit it off. It felt like we had known one another for ages! I loved every minute of helping Margaret and Nathan plan their wedding. Margaret and I focused on the little details and special touches. We wanted their guests to experience something new and walk away feeling as though it was the best party they had ever attended. The day was perfect and I've definitely been feeling withdrawal. Totally normal for me, though! A special thank you to Danielle, at the Ronald Reagan Building, and to Deb Lindsey for the beautiful photos. I also have to give a shout out to Nick Perez, of Multiflor, for the completely stunning flowers. Nick really understood the vision and brought it to life. Thank you to our incredible team of vendors!

December 19, 2009

Let it Snow!

I'm amazed by the snow outside of my window! It's so pretty and couldn't have come at a more perfect time. It was so nice to have a snow day the week before Christmas. Snowmen, baking and present wrapping- such a fun way to spend a Saturday!

November 30, 2009

Sample Sale at Carine's Bridal Atelier!

Mark your calendars, ladies! Carine's Bridal Atelier is hosting a designer sample sale on Sunday, December 6th, from 12pm - 3pm. Designers include Melissa Sweet, Monique Lhuillier (swoon!), Kenneth Pool, Carolina Herrara and more. Gowns can be found for up to 75% off of retail prices! This event is one not to miss. Happy shopping!

November 25, 2009

sneak peek!

Margaret and Nathan are such a special couple. Love them! I wanted to share a sneak peek of their wedding day. It makes me smile to see the way they look at each other :) Stay tuned for more photos of the happy couple!

Photo credit~ Deb Lindsey

November 17, 2009

melissa + wilson

I'm so excited to share a few beautiful photos from Melissa and Wilson's wedding (shot by my dear friend and fab photographer Jennifer Hughes). I had so much fun working with and getting to know this completely lovely couple! I love that I talked to Wilson almost daily... I'm used to doing most of the planning with the bride. Not this time! Wilson was just as involved as Melissa and the three of us had a blast! Melissa and I had Wilson talking gobos, chiavaris and "chic" decor elements :) I feel very lucky to have gained two wonderful friends. I love "y'all!"

November 10, 2009

mindy + eric

How do I begin to describe my love for Mindy, Eric and their beautiful wedding?! I'm finding myself with a serious case of writer's block as I begin this post. I'm filled with emotion as I reflect on Mindy and Eric, our planning journey (I miss it!) and their incredible day. Mindy and Eric share a love that is so genuine. For me it's another reminder of why I have the most wonderful job in the world. I'll never be able to share the full story in a simple blog post so I'll leave it to the photos. A very special thank you to Holland Photo Arts. There is something so special about Bill, Anne and their work. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to work with them. Congratulations, Mindy and Eric! xoxo

November 5, 2009

longview gallery

If you're looking for a fresh and unique space with a city-chic feel, look no further! I attended an event, hosted by my fabulous friend Heidi with Room Service, on Tuesday night at Longview Gallery. Longview is an art gallery with raw event space... a completely blank canvas! The wheels in my head have been turning since the moment I walked in. Exposed concrete, brick walls, open space and an outdoor patio! What could be better?!

Special thanks to Paul, with Imijination Photo