July 31, 2009

hello lover

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with pretty wedding shoes. Shoes are such a fun expression of personality. I love to see a beautiful gown with sassy shoes peeking out from underneath. I came across a few fun photos and had to share. Happy weekend!

short dress, bird cage veil and leopard pumps = perfection

July 28, 2009

vintage charm

Meredith and Zack were married on the 4th of July and it was such a sweet celebration. The feel for the ceremony and reception was filled with charm and vintage inspiration. The Virginia countryside was the perfect backdrop... very garden chic. Love! I was so excited when I received the photos from Allison Britton (she totally rocked it). These two look like they should be in a magazine! Meredith's gown is one of the most fabulous that I have seen and her shoes... oh, her shoes. Meredith was the perfect bride~ head to toe. Congratulations, Meredith and Zack and thank you for making me a part of such a special day! xo

I love when bridesmaids wear short dresses with matching shoes!

hair piece = fabulousness

Vendor Love

Ceremony and Reception~ Whitehall Manor
Catering~ Celebrations Catering
Photography~ A Britton Photography
Flowers~ Growing Wild
Cake~ Market Salamander
Ceremony Music~ The Reel Piper
Reception Music~ My Deejay
Dress/Shoes~ Melissa Sweet and J. Crew

July 23, 2009

rustic chic

I feel so lucky to have such amazing clients! Working with and getting to know Olivia was a total joy. She is such a beauty~ inside and out. We instantly connected and became friends and "planning partners." Olivia envisioned a very chic and Parisian inspired party. We used a palette of purple and lavender with touches of soft peach. So lovely. Antique shutters served as seating card holders, a single stem of lavender was tucked in the pocket of each napkin and vines lined the inside of the tent. The most delicious macaroons I have ever tasted (thank you, Lara!) were displayed on vintagey cake plates and we used a chalkboard to replace menu cards. I loved Olivia and Michael's wedding... every last detail. A special thank you to the very talented Heather Z~ the photos are gorgeous.

ps- Olivia and Michael are high school sweethearts. They were married 11 years and 364 days after first meeting. So sweet!

red sole + chucks = perfect combination

Vendor Love

Ceremony and Reception~ Glenview Mansion
Photography~ Heather Z Photography
Catering~ The Catering Company of Washington
Flowers~ Growing Wild
Ceremony and Reception Music~ Bialek's
French Macaroons~ Fluffy Thoughts
Dress/Shoes~ Melissa Sweet & Christian Louboutin (a perfect pair :))

July 21, 2009

sweet summer inspiration

I am completely obsessed with rosettes so when I came across this lovely inspiration board on the Southern Weddings blog, I just had to share! It's so summery, so cheery, so sweet. I love the colors and the rustic charm. I saw the papaya J. Crew rosette dress a couple of months ago and immediately thought it was fabulous. Oh, how I love summertime!

July 16, 2009

summer sample sale

One of my favorite dress shops, Carine's Bridal Atelier, is hosting a mid-summer sample sale on July 23rd. The event will take place from 6pm-9pm and will feature gowns from designers such as Melissa Sweet (love!), Carolina Herrara, Reem Acra, Rosa Clara, Angel Sanchez, Junko Yoshioka and more! Savings up to 70% AND a free veil with purchase- what could be better?! You can RSVP at info@carinesbridal.com or (202) 965-4696. Happy shopping!

July 10, 2009

fun, pink and salsa!

If I had to pick three words to describe Nicole and Scott's wedding day they would be fun (for sure!), pink and salsa! Words can't begin to express how much I adore Nicole. Nicole and Scott live in Miami so our planning was long distance. I met Nicole last summer and we instantly hit it off! We spent a week together visiting venues, meeting with vendors, talking vision and decor and eating ice cream :) I finally met Scott the week of the wedding and immediately loved him! He is the perfect match for Nicole... fun, totally sweet and, of course, handsome!

Nicole and Scott's day was all about family, friends and having a great time. I don't think I have ever seen a dance floor so packed. We're talking salsa! Nicole loves any and all things pink so the motto was "the more pink, the better!" Scott was such a good sport! Jenifer Morris, with Freed Photography, did a wonderful job of capturing just how special the day was. Looking through their photos makes me fall in love with their wedding all over again. Congrats Nic and Scott! xoxo

Vendor Love

Ceremony~ Wakefield Chapel
Reception~ The Hendry House
Photography~ Jenifer Morris with Freed Photography
Videography~ Dolce Video
Catering~ Main Event
Flowers~ Yellow Door
Ceremony and Reception Music~ Bialek's Music
Cake~ Fluffy Thoughts
Furniture Rental~ Room Service
Bridal Hair & Makeup~ KPN Hair and Makeup
Uplighting~ Dan Goldman

July 2, 2009

sneak peek!

I can't wait to share the photos from Nicole and Scott's wedding! Their day was just so much fun... thinking about it makes me happy and giddy :)