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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

Weddings

September 28, 2022

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Weddings

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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Incorporating wedding traditions into your wedding day makes your day uniquely you, which is why I encourage everyone to do something that is special to them.

Real Wedding Inspiration: Traditions

Weddings

September 14, 2022

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Weddings

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

September 7, 2022

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One of the questions you all came up with when I surveyed for content was:
What’s it like working with your spouse? I love this question.

What’s It Like to Work with Your Spouse?

Personal

August 12, 2022

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Weddings

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

Weddings

June 8, 2022

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Weddings

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

May 16, 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

Weddings

April 6, 2022

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Engagements

As you can see, Anne and Brandon’s engagement session was in the middle of the lush summer. So needless to say, I am behind in blogging their session. However, it will hit the press before their wedding this Sunday! These two are so extremely sweet. Anne is a high school teacher and Brandon contracts for […]

Anne & Brandon | Engaged | Summer Session at Oatlands Gardens | Leesburg, VA

March 22, 2022