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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BayVue Estate Styled Shoot

BayVue Estate Styled Shoot

This styled shoot was an absolute dream to be a part of!!! I was so honored to design the flowers for this blush-inspired shoot, and the team of Virginia wedding vendors that were involved are all absolutely amazing!! :) It's so wonderful to be able to collaborate with like-minded wedding pros and create beautiful inspiration! To top it all off, a few weeks ago, our shoot was featured on Artfully Wed- see that feature HERE!

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An Inside Look At My Small Business!

An Inside Look At My Small Business!

Since I began my small business journey, I have had so many people ask questions about the logistics of it all. I get a lot of questions like "How do you find clients", "What does your wedding work week look like", and "How did you know how to own and operate a wedding business?"

I wanted to address some of these questions in a blog post, by sharing some advice and an inside look at my own small business ownership journey! I am by no means professing to be an expert, but I just want to share what I have learned throughout my own process, in hopes that someone else may benefit from it! Enjoy! :)

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Bride Talk: 5 Ways to be Stress-Free Leading Up to Your Wedding Day!

Bride Talk: 5 Ways to be Stress-Free Leading Up to Your Wedding Day!

The days leading up to your wedding can be filled with last-minute errands, confirmations with vendors, emails, phone calls, and guests RSVPing wayyyy after they should have, which can be super stressful for you, the bride! Instead of worrying about the details of the day, it's best to simply focus on enjoying your last few days as a "Miss", stress-free! So whip up a mimosa, or grab a cup of coffee, and read about some ways you can avoid stress leading up to your wedding day!

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Why You NEED a Wedding Planner!

Why You NEED a Wedding Planner!

Any bride can tell you-planning a wedding sometimes feels like a full-time job. When I was planning my own wedding, I was finishing up my Master's degree, working, and maintaining involvement in college clubs, and activities, and wedding planning just felt like an extra task that I didn't always feel like completing! I needed someone to keep me on-task, and help me make major decisions as an unbiased third-party. I needed someone to assist me with color palettes and affordable design options. I needed someone to help me pick out the very best vendors within my price range in my area. And, I needed someone to help me keep track of the 1 TRILLION details that I thought I could handle, like how many chairs we needed, how much space between tables was necessary and the ever-changing guest list. By the time I realized that I was too stressed out and NEEDED the help, it was too late and the planning process was over. I know you may not be convinced based on my personal story alone that you need a planner, so here are just a few reasons why you need for a professional assistant leading up to your big day!

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