Intimate Garden Wedding

After almost eight years in a long-distance relationship, Maddie and Adam were married in their hometown of Virginia Beach surrounded by their closest friends and family. To say that their wedding and marriage was worth the wait would be an understatement! One of their favorite experiences is dining outdoors in the summertime, so they decided on an al fresco feel for their outdoor reception at The Francis Land House. Their families were involved in every aspect of the planning process from contributing antique handkerchiefs to oyster shell place cards and handmade oak wedding wands. Adam is a chemist and an avid home brewer, so the couple even made their own beverages! In lieu of floral centerpieces, tables underneath the tent featured greenery garlands on long family-style tables. The crowning touch? A luscious cake from Jaime’s Bakeshop, who had been creating the cakes for Adam’s family celebrations for as long as he can remember. Every moment of this heirloom day is exquisite and beautifully captured by Nikki Santerre!

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Photography – Nikki Santerre | Ceremony Venue – Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church | Reception Venue – The Francis Land House | Floral – Flutter Flowers | Wedding Planning – The Bridal Dish by House of Maya | Stationery – Minted | Catering – Montero’s Restaurant | Bakery – Jaime’s Bakeshop | Rentals – Affordable Tent Rentals | DJ – Hey DJ | Hair Stylist – Shakeia Kelly from G Patton Salon | Makeup Artist – Dhalia Edwards | Bridesmaids Dresses – Bill Levkoff | Gown – Tara Keely from Pure English Couture & Bridal | Bride’s Shoes – Jack Rogers

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Welcome To The Weekend

As we end the week early, we just wanted to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! We hope your extended holiday weekend is filled to the brim with good food, fun, family, and friends!

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Classic Southern Winter Wedding

Robert and Mary Kathryn were married at Mary Kathryn’s childhood church in their hometown of Columbia, SC. They set out to create a winter atmosphere full of candlelight and warmth, and selected The Hall at Senate’s End, with its exposed brick walls and large patio, for their reception. Theirs was a celebration full of personal details and cherished family mementos. The bride’s watch was a wedding gift from her grandfather to grandmother, her rosary and lace handkerchief were gifts from her baptism, and the lace monogrammed tablecloth on the cake table was passed down from her great grandmother. Cricket Newman Designs created beautiful winter florals with lisianthus, seeded eucalyptus, hydrangea, and rosemary foliage. The snowy white blooms were perfect for the season! The bridesmaids’ mix and match dresses in shades of blue are exquisite. We are simply in love with every lovely detail in the images from Ashley Seawell!

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Photography – Ashley Seawell | Ceremony Venue – St Joseph’s Catholic Church | Reception Venue – The Hall at Senate’s End | Floral and Event Design – Cricket Newman Designs | Stationery – PRINT chas | Calligraphy – Lydia Robins Hendrix | Videography – Life In Rewind | Catering – Dupre Catering | Bakery – Parkland Cakes | Band – The Maxx | Transportation – Southern Valet | Ceremony Musicians – Janet Marks and Becky Patrick | Hair Stylist – Laura Humphries | Makeup Artist – Cille @ Pout | Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Yoo, Dessy, Bari Jay, and Jim Hjelm from Sash Bridesmaid | Gown – Irina by Christos Bridal from Fabulous Frocks | Bride’s Shoes – Brian Atwood | Suits – Brooks Brothers

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Vintage + Gothic Wedding Inspiration

Set against the mythical backdrop of the Appalachian mountains, as a gorgeous spot in Asheville called Homewood, today’s inspiration shoot is equal parts vintage romance and gothic glamour. A vintage gown, dyed the palest of lavender by LWD Couture was the start of a positively regal bridal look. A cathedral veil and crown headpiece completed the ensemble. Vintage calligraphy by 7 Ton Design + Letterpress Co., keys, taper candles, custom-designed sparklers from Susie Saltzman, and the dark wood of the venue enhanced the beauty of the scene, created for the aptly named Fabled Gatherings Workshop. Florals by Floressence Flowers in rich shades of burgundy and coral bring a unique spin to traditional fall colors. Every image from Jameykay and Arlie Photography exudes regal romance!

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Photography and Styling – Jameykay and Arlie Photography for the Fabled Gatherings Workshop | Gown and Styling – LWD Couture | Coordination – Lucky Penny Creative | Cake + Treats – Ruth and Ranshaw | Floral – Floressence Flowers | Venue – My Beloved Homewood | Jewelry – Susie Saltzman | Calligraphy – 7 Ton Design + Letterpress Co. | Hair and Makeup – Wesley Bolden | Model – Courtney Lakin

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Welcome To The Weekend

As Thanksgiving approaches, we have been busy planning our tablescapes, dinner menu, and preparing for house guests and travel plans. In the midst of our hectic schedules, it has been so important for us to remember the meaning behind next week’s holiday. We are so thankful for so many reasons, but in the wedding world, we feel grateful to share the work of the industry’s best and have a community of members in our Vendor Guide that we truly believe are family. Before we say farewell until Monday, we could not end the week without introducing you to our newest vendor guide members! Cassi Claire creates bright and happy wedding photographs for joyful couples in love! She is based in New Jersey but has a case for wanderlust and will travel anywhere to capture your celebration. Tessa Kim is known for her vintage inspired veils accessories, and intimates, perfect for the modern bride. We hope you have a fabulous Friday!

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