January 27, 2012

from those to these…

A few months ago, Alexis, one of my sweet brides — sent me this big box of clothes. She included a detailed note with the ditty bags she had designed for her friends and family. Using her ties, dresses, pants, shirts and skirt I snipped and pinned (then sewed!) her bags together. Here are a few of the finished products!

January 22, 2012

Liz & Matt’s Montalto Rehearsal Dinner

Here are a few photos from Liz and Matt’s Rehearsal Dinner at Montalto. It was quite an evening and I was thrilled to be a part of it! 

Montalto is the mountaintop just above Montciello, Jefferson referred to it as the “high mountain” while Monticello rested on his “little mountain”. As you drive up to the house you find yourself looking down onto Jefferson’s house and the land surrounding Monticello— it’s absolutely spectacular. So to do an event on the top was very much an honor. Not only are the views of Charlottesville breathtaking, but the house lent itself as an intimate setting for a night of celebration with great food, friends, family and plenty of toasts to go around.

They teamed their rehearsal dinner at Montalto with their wedding ceremony & reception at Castle Hill Barn— It was truly a Virginia experience.

Special thanks to Beehive Events for the stunning decor, the Rock Barn for the yummy eats, and Eric Kelley for these photographs.

{this is Liz & Matt practicing their first dance… stay tuned for THAT video! It’s the king of first dances…!}