Ginny & Andrew- Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia

Ginny & Andrew- Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia

Ginny and Andrew had an absolutely beautiful wedding at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, which is easily one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Hampton Roads! Ginny and Andrew envisioned classic, romantic floral designs, with lush bouquets and centerpieces filled with lots of beautiful blush, champagne and ivory blooms! For the flowers, we used eucalyptus with ranunculus, garden roses, spray roses and cafe au lait dahlias in the bouquets and centerpieces- I love how the bouquets and blush hand-dyed silk ribbon streamers paired effortlessly with the beautiful mauve-inspired bridesmaid dresses- definitely a favorite of 2017! The Hermitage Museum had the most beautiful string lighting set up outside, and Ginny, Andrew and all their guests danced away under the stars- it was magical! Their wedding day was photographed by Compo Photography who did such a wonderful job! Check out the end of this post for a list of all the vendors who brought Ginny and Andrew's wedding day to life- and enjoy! :)

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Taylor & Tyler- Mount Ida Farm Charlottesville Fall Wedding

Taylor & Tyler- Mount Ida Farm Charlottesville Fall Wedding

Taylor and Tyler had an absolutely beautiful wedding at the Lodge at Mount Ida in Charlottesville, Virginia, one of new my favorite wedding venues!! The weather in early September on their wedding day was absolutely perfect, with sunshine, a light breeze and gorgeous mountain views! Taylor envisioned neutral, organic floral designs, with greenery garlands draped down the long tables at Mount Ida, and we used eucalyptus with anemones, garden roses, ranunculus and dahlias in the bouquets and centerpieces to make her vision come to life. I love how the bouquets looked up against the beautiful blush bridesmaid dresses, and the gorgeous gold accents (even gold flatware!!) paired SO well with a champagne linen for the round tables!  The reception space at Mount Ida was absolutely perfect, filled with ethereal, neutral details, and even some fun pops of acylic, for the table numbers and escort cards! Their wedding day was photographed by Birds of a Feather Photography, who did such a wonderful job, and I also loved working alongside Hitched by Heather, who planned their entire wedding day!! Check out the end of this post for a list of all the vendors who brought Taylor and Tyler's wedding day to life- and enjoy! :)

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Where to Wed: My Top 10 Venues of 2017!

Where to Wed: My Top 10 Venues of 2017!

Virginia is such a lovely place to call home, and I am always so excited to visit new wedding venues all over the state to design flowers for my sweet brides! I have been to many different venues throughout the last several years, and I thought it would be helpful for any of my engaged readers to share my top 10 favorites (it was SO hard to choose), and features I love of each!! That way, you can use this as a guide if YOU are still searching for that perfect wedding venue for your big day! So, in no particular order, here are 10 wedding venues that are sure to impress! 

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Meghan & Zach- Norfolk Botanical Gardens Wedding

Meghan & Zach- Norfolk Botanical Gardens Wedding

Meghan and Zach had an absolutely beautiful wedding at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, one of my favorite wedding venues in Hampton Roads! They were married on a rainy July day, but luckily with a great venue like the Botanical Gardens, their wedding ceremony was easily transferred indoors, and it was SO lovely! From the first time I talked with Meghan, I just knew we would be friends! She is a teacher, a puppy mom, and a lover of succulents, all some of my own favorite things too :) She envisioned neutral flowers, in shades of white with varying types of greenery and succulents. We used flowers like garden roses, veronica, stock, and more to give the bouquets and arrangements a textured, whimsical look. I also tied off their bouquets in textured grey silk ribbon streamers, and Meghan's bouquet was seriously one of my most favorite I've ever designed, and it smelled heavenly!! Their wedding day was photographed by Valerie Demo Photography,  who did such a great job, and I also loved working alongside by good friend, Sterling, of Sterling Dawn Events, who planned their wedding day!! Check out the end of this post for the vendors who each played a part in Meghan and Zach's wedding day- and enjoy! :)

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As Seen on Style Me Pretty- Erika and Josh's Engagement Session!

As Seen on Style Me Pretty- Erika and Josh's Engagement Session!

Josh and Erika are two dear friends of mine, so when they asked me to design the flowers for their engagement session, I was honored! I also had the privilege of designing the flower arch and bouquet for Erika when Josh proposed over at Pippin Hill, in Charlottesville, (literally that day was a DREAM), and designing the flowers for Erika's bridesmaid brunch over at the Quirk Hotel (again, literally such a fun day), so when they asked me to be a part of this day, I just knew it would be perfect! Erika has impeccable style, and always looks like she stepped straight out of a magazine, and Josh looks so dapper in that suit jacket! They each have their own businesses, with Erika running Erika Lynn Photography, and Josh running Joshua Bryan Weddings, where he is filmmaker, but they frequently help each other out on wedding days, by assisting/second shooting, and you can just tell that they are such a unified team!! When they told me that Annamarie Akins was their wedding photographer, and that she was shooting their engagement session in Downtown Richmond, I was SO excited! And, Style Me Pretty loved their session too- so much so that it was featured on their blog this past summer! See the vendor credits at the end of this post for the full details, and check out the feature on Style Me Pretty here: https://www.stylemepretty.com/2017/07/05/modern-city-chic-engagement/

Enjoy this special blog post! :)

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Amanda & D'Angelo- Morais Vineyard Wedding

Amanda & D'Angelo- Morais Vineyard Wedding

Amanda and D'Angelo were married on a sunshine-filled July day,  at Morais Vineyard near Fredericksburg, Virginia! The very first time I talked with Amanda, I just KNEW we would have such a blast working together!! She is a very talented wedding photographer, and she had so many creative and unique ideas to make her and D'Angelo's wedding so special!! Amanda and D'Angelo's wedding was filled with white and blush florals, including the most dreamy peonies that filled Amanda's bouquet, the ceremony flowers and the centerpieces, and they smelled AMAZING. A huge fluffy peony bouquet was Amanda's "must-have", and I was so excited for her to see her beautiful bouquet once she arrived to the venue that day!  Their whole day was filled with FUN details, like having a Kona Ice Truck for guests after the ceremony (such a good idea), huge balloons that spelled out "Boyce", welcomed guests to Morais Vineyards, and Amanda's stunning outfit change into a gorgeous rose gold dress during the reception! And of course, being a dog mom myself, I loved that Amanda and D'Angelo included their 3 dogs in the festivities as well. All the amazing details of their day were captured perfectly by the sweet and talented Hope Taylor Photography and I loved being able to work alongside her and an awesome team of friends who all work together frequently, which always makes wedding days run so smoothly! Check out the end of this post for the vendors who each played a part in Amanda and D'Angelo's wedding day- and enjoy! :)

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