Rust, Blush and Cream Katelyn James Photography Workshop Shoot

Rust, Blush and Cream Katelyn James Photography Workshop Shoot

Last year, I was so honored and excited to design the flowers for Katelyn James Photography’s workshop styled shoot in Richmond, alongside some of my favorite wedding vendors!! I love the way this rust, blush and cream fall wedding inspiration came together for the workshop- I was so excited about the “flower towers” we used for the ceremony space, and the beautiful tablescape full of lots of gorgeous fall blooms!! For flowers, we used a variety of locally grown dahlias, garden roses, rust amaranthus, and ranunculus, as well as a variety of greens! The silk ribbons and silk table runner were also hand-dyed (by me), and it was fun coming up with the perfect shade of rust (I especially love the way the runner is styled on this table!) Being able to design flowers for shoots for my photographer friends workshops is always so fun, because the styled shoots always have such a great purpose behind them- teaching other wedding photographers how to take better photos and how to hone in on their photography skills! They are also full of beautiful details, and I am always blown away by the thoughtfulness and talent of each of the participants and the photography workshop attendees too! Kat, of Dear Sweetheart Events did such an amazing job planning the shoot, and the other vendors we collaborated with were all incredible!! Katelyn of course did an incredible job capturing all the details and teaching all of her lovely attendees, and I had the absolute best time hanging out with them for the day! I could go on and on about how the entire day was a dream, but I know you want to see the photos now, so enjoy!! Scroll to the bottom to see all the participating vendors!

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French Blue Southern Wedding Inspiration with Hope Taylor Photography

French Blue Southern Wedding Inspiration with Hope Taylor Photography

Last month, I was so excited to design the flowers for Hope Taylor Photography'sworkshop styled shoot, with some of my favorite vendor friends (who also happen to be my friends in real life!!) It was SUCH a fun couple of days, filled with lots of laughter, hugs and hard work, and I love the way this French Blue Southern Wedding editorial came together for the workshop! I don't typically get to design with a blue color palette, so I was really excited to challenge myself and work to bring out more blue hues in the flowers, and those anemones with the dark navy centers were the stars of the show!! 

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Charleston, South Carolina Photography Workshop Styled Shoot!

Charleston, South Carolina Photography Workshop Styled Shoot!

Back in the fall of 2017, I was so excited to be asked to be a part of Callie Lindsey's Photography workshop styled shoot, in one of my favorite places in the world... Charleston, South Carolina!! I love being able to design flowers for shoots for my photographer friends workshops, because the styled shoots always have such a great purpose behind them- teaching other wedding photographers how to take better photos and how to hone in on their photography skills! Hannah, of Hannah Marie Events, planned the shoot, and we decided to play on the natural beauty of the Lowcountry and use neutral white flowers, with pops of magnolia foliage to accentuate all the southern charm that Charleston exudes. The shoot was set outdoors, beneath the lovely draping Spanish Moss, and all the details were just gorgeous! Scroll to the bottom to see all the participating vendors, 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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Southern Wedding Inspiration at the Historic Post Office!

Southern Wedding Inspiration at the Historic Post Office!

I was honored to design the flowers for the most recent Audrey Rose Photography workshop, hosted in Hampton, Virginia at the Historic Post Office! When Audrey and Kelsey first asked me to be a part of this shoot, they described it as southern, neutral and full of lush greenery and gorgeous details, and I was SO excited to be part of the vendor team! Every single detail was absolutely exquisite, and I love the way that their design came to life so beautifully! The attendees at the workshop were definitely in for a visual treat, and I'm sure they all enjoyed learning from Audrey as they photographed the shoot. The Historic Post Office is one of my very favorite venues to work at, and I love how it lends a perfectly neutral backdrop to the photos, and is so elegant and classy! Some of the flowers I included in the designs were Japanese sweet pea, hellebore, garden roses, ranunculus, Jasmine vine, foraged dogwood, and pops of magnolia leaves. Enjoy these gorgeous photos by Audrey and see below for the list of all the participating vendors!

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The Historic Post Office Grand Opening!

The Historic Post Office Grand Opening!

I was so honored to provide some centerpieces for the recent Grand Opening Event of the Historic Post Office, in Hampton, Virginia! It is SUCH a gorgeous venue- perfect for a classic, romantic wedding, and it is also the host venue of our Beautiful Beginnings Wedding Giftaway, with Aaliyah and Shane getting married in March!! I am so excited for them!! :) This venue has definitely captured the imagination of the amazing vendors that collaborated to bring this "mock wedding" to life, and I loved working alongside them, and meeting some new friends! Enjoy these photos of the floral centerpieces I designed, and check out ALL the vendors that participated, listed at the bottom of this post!

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