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Let Them Eat Cake!

Whether you’re a fan of chocolate or vanilla, fondant or buttercream, your wedding cake is sure to be the best dessert money can buy! Between you and your betrothed, you may be perfectly in sync or have to compromise on a different flavor for each tier, but the real question is, “How can we top […]

Classically Romantic Black and White Summer Wedding: Emely + Al-Tarik

There were many unique and special things about Emely and Tarik’s wedding day, but one major thing was that their wedding was held on a Wednesday! Almost their entire guest list showed up even though it was on a Wednesday and it was an absolutely gorgeous summer day! Emely did a first look with her […]

Entertaining Guests at Weddings!

As we all know, the wedding day timeline is packed full of items that the couple, wedding party, family and vendors are doing and when. It feels like it is a busy day, because it will be! On the other hand, for wedding guests, the wedding day is a relaxing evening that involves eating, drinking, […]

How To Find The Right Photographer For Your Wedding

The two vendors that you will be spending the most time with on your wedding day are your wedding coordinator and photographer. So, you want to make sure that you form a great relationship and are absolutely positive in your decision before booking them. “How can we be sure?” you ask? Well, let us tell […]

Wedding’s Best Friend! Including Pets on Your Wedding Day

 When you and your betrothed are thinking of who you want to be involved in your wedding, family, whether blood or chosen, is naturally the first to come to mind. If you have any children, they will most likely be in your wedding as a flower/ring bearer or possibly an usher, bridesmaid, or groomsman if […]

Light Blue and Champagne Classy Winter Wedding: Maci + Nathan

Maci and Nathan had an exceptionally beautiful winter wedding on New Year’s Day! It was 70 degrees outside, so they were able to take a good amount of photos outside and had cocktail hour outside on the patio. They shared an amazing day filled with love, laughter, and dancing! The newlyweds started their day with […]

Historic Mankin Mansion Spaces

Historic Mankin Mansion, a Georgian Revival property, dates back to the early 1900’s, when it was built by the entrepreneurial brick maker and founder Edward Thurston Mankin. He not only designed the entire Italianate estate, but was a pioneer for his contribution to architecture in some of Virginia’s finest homes and beyond. Co-owners and wedding […]

10 Desserts We’ve Seen… and 10 Desserts We Want to See!

Wedding Cakes are the ultimate dessert for good luck, pictures, design and of course taste! As good as they are, we have seen some awesomely creative, unique and different wedding desserts these past few years. We have also heard rumors of other desserts that we want to see! So if you are looking for some […]

Our Fave Favors!

After witnessing a day full of firsts as a married couple, crying happy tears, toasting to your love, and dancing the night away, your guests will be sure to cherish the memory of your wedding celebration for decades! Some may have captured photos and videos to share, and a lucky few may have even caught […]

Modern Romance Meets Timeless Elegance: Ali Sue + Xander

Modern, romantic, timeless, and elegant perfectly describe Ali Sue and Xander’s gorgeous wedding day. There were so many beautiful details they incorporated into their day that made it unique to just them. A string quartet began playing before the ceremony to welcome everyone into the garden. They continued with “Julep” playing while Ali Sue walked […]

Things To/Not To Do The Week of Your Wedding!

The wedding day checklist is extensive and while there are many weekly tasks that should be completed, there are some that have to wait until the week of or a few weeks prior. These tasks include hair and makeup appointments, outings with friends and family, food and drinks, packing up décor and alcohol and so […]

I Spy Something Blue!

“Something Blue” has been an inspiration to brides for decades based on the English saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” The blue is specifically to symbolize the bride’s purity, love and fidelity and over the years we have seen some brilliant incorporations of blue into wedding days. […]