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As a prior English teacher, I love telling each of my couple's love story. Each story is unique and in a culmination of love and a little planning, the wedding day brings that love to life in front of family and friends. As a lover of heirlooms and legacies, it's a joy to be alongside each of my couples as they create memories that will last forever for their children and grandchildren!

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I know you’ve dreamed of that perfect “Say Yes to the Dress” moment, but the shopping part…it can be overwhelming when you’re presented with a ton of options!

Real Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Gowns

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September 28, 2022

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Let’s talk reception tablescapes. Now, first…what is a tablescape? It’s really just a fancy word us wedding vendors use to describe how a reception table is set up–the florals, the tablecloth, the chairs, the chargers, plates, flatware, glassware, menu, etc. All of those things come together to create the “tablescape.”

Real Wedding Inspiration: Tablescapes

September 21, 2022

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Let’s talk flowers. Now, I am no florist, but I do know what looks great in photographs! Your bridal bouquet brings together your entire bridal look. It is typically the most heavily photographed “arrangement” of the day and can really elevate your overall gallery! A few things to note about bridal bouquets: Be aware of […]

Real Wedding Inspiration: Bridal Bouquets

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September 7, 2022

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Taylor and Andrew tied the knot on a beautiful June evening at Belle’s Pleasure in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Her bouquet by Nana Floral was stunning with vibrant summer colors, variations of pink, white, and pops of yellow. I loved how it was so romantic to compliment her lace-embossed gown with off the shoulder straps and the blush bridesmaids gowns. Andrew and his groomsmen were looking dapper as well in their gray tuxes that were perfect for their summer wedding.

Taylor & Andrew | Married | Sage & Pink Summer Wedding at Belle’s Pleasure | Fredericksburg, VA

July 7, 2022

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After being together for twelve years, Stephanie and Drew tied the knot this Memorial Day Weekend in Dulles, VA. While they are transplants from New England, they now call Virginia home and wanted to celebrate their marriage where they live!

Stephanie & Drew | Married | Navy & Dusty Blue Summer Wedding at 1757 Golf Club | Dulles, VA

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June 8, 2022

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I love when I get to work with people multiple times! Heather was the bridesmaids of one of 2020 brides, so not only did I get to see her again, but I also got to see my previous bride too! Heather and Will are middle school sweethearts. Yes, you read that correctly–middle school. Their story […]

Heather & Will | Married | Blush & Beige Spring Wedding | Adaline Acres | Chester, VA

May 31, 2022

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COVID certainly brought the entire world some challenges, but I think it also brought us a different perspective, a way to think outside of the box when it comes to the way things “have always been done.” Kayla and Donovan’s wedding day and anniversary celebration is a perfect example of that.

Kayla & Donovan | Anniversary Celebration | Brix & Columns Winery | McGaheysville, VA

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May 16, 2022

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As I walked up to Lansdowne Resort where Stephanie and Zac were preparing for their wedding day, the birds were singing and there was a light breeze in the air. They had the perfect spring day for a wedding! I met Stephanie in the penthouse Presidential Suite where she and her bridesmaids and mother were […]

Stephanie & Zac | Married | Early Spring Wedding at Fleetwood Farm Winery | Leesburg, VA

April 15, 2022

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Annie & Brandon’s wedding day was a beautiful documentation of their love for one another. The beginning of the day started with the bridesmaid and bridesman celebrating Annie with mimosas while having their hair and makeup done. The “bartender,” also Annie’s bridesman, even made me a mocktail to enjoy with them! It was a remarkable […]

Anne & Brandon | Married | Early Spring Wedding at Morais Vineyards | Bealeton, VA

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April 6, 2022

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Talk about the best of both worlds…a beautiful, rich holiday-themed wedding with brisk, but not cold November weather and sunshine. Heather and Eric got both on their wedding day!!

Heather & Eric | Married | Emerald & Red Winter Wedding | Morais Vineyards

December 8, 2021