April 22, 2013

Monica + Andy’s Keswick Hall Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal dinners are the best. They let you into a couple’s past, present + future. Their closest friends and friends gather to honor them, to toast them (sometimes to roast them!). I love hearing stories of the past, how friendships were made and kept.  It’s just a little preview of the good times to follow.

Below you’ll find a glimpse into Monica + Andy’s rehearsal dinner at Keswick Hall. Thanks for Aaron Watson for the beautiful photos... and to Maureen McKenna for being my wing-woman!

And stay tuned for their wedding pictures…

April 16, 2013

Laine + Rob on Martha Stewart today!

What’s not to love about Laine + Rob’s stunningly sweet Montpelier wedding?!

Martha Stewart clearly loved these images from Jodi Miller too — check out the rest of Laine’s images here!

Ceremony Altar and vintage details provided by Stonegate Event Rentals.

Thanks to Laine + Rob for sharing their big day… the colors, textures and venue all came together in one brilliantly beautiful celebration!!!

Congratulations to the new Mr. + Mrs.!

April 6, 2013

a Charlottesville Wedding Gift

I am honored to be a part of the Charlottesville Wedding Gift — a contest that will throw one lucky Charlottesville couple the wedding of their dreams.  Vendors from across our community are donating their services  – every detail will be taken care of: from the venue and photography to the planning and decor. We are pooling our resources and our time to create an event of a lifetime for a lucky local couple.

Interested in entering the contest? Head over to our website www.ACharlottesvilleWeddingGift.com, grab your honey and tell us your story. We’ve got some amazing judges standing by ready to read your entries and select our winner. Contest opens today and closes on April 15th. And the fun begins now!

{Update! You can hear our radio interview here!}

April 6, 2013

loving winter

Winter gets a bad rep. And it’s obvious why. It’s cold (most places). It’s dreary (not in California!). The trees are bare and the only flowers you see are the ones you have to buy.

But winter also means the turning of a season. It means snow (usually!) and it means warm fires, hot apple cider and movie nights. It’s one of those seasons that I always grin and bear, but it seems to go as soon as it’s arrived. And it always makes spring look pretty darn good!

So, although it’s February, and still very wintery in Virginia, I wanted to share one of my favorite styled shoots… you guessed it…from winter!

Elisa B teamed up with Stonegate Event Rentals and Sugar Magnolias {among a lot of other talented people} to create this styled shoot. It makes winter look glamorous + sexy. Almost desired. And before too long — the grass will be greener, the air warmer and even the flowers will start to bud. For now - I’m loving these photos and the warmth from within them.

So cheers to winter, and all that it has to offer!