The Virginia House was bought in a demolition sale. Someone saw the beauty, elegance, and history in a slightly dilapidated, English Tudor manor house and they couldn't let it be destroyed. Taken down and reassembled across the pond, the house was originally slated to be the west wing of the Virginia Historical Society but plans unfolded differently allowing for the Virginia House to be restored to its original roots on a hilltop overlooking the James River. It was precisely those qualities that saved it which made it the perfect setting for Jessica's fine art bridal portraits styled by Maggie Richard and photographed by Alex Tenser. Jessica looked truly stunning in her Ava Laurenne gown with a bouquet to match the grandeur and drama of the space.
West coast style meets east coast tradition for a Southern soiree that was truly one for the books! Jessica & Stephen's October wedding held on the groom's parents property was everything a bride could wish for. Planned and styled by the ever so talented Alyson Taylor Events, the reception tent was adorned with floral creations big and small, modern and classic chandeliers, handcrafted silk linens, farmhouse tables set to a t, and personal touches to soak in for days. Taylor absolutely outdid herself bringing their vision to life on a grand but intimate scale. From the classic, elegant bouquets to the more natural, organic centerpieces, each item we created was done so with intent to marry the styles of this amazing couple. An absolute dream, we just can't stop reliving the day over and over again through Nikki Santerre's lens. A fine art photographer known for her film work, Nikki brought to light every lace detail, silk fold, and ruffled bloom so effortlessly and with such clear, beautiful definition. Thank you for capturing our work in such a stunning, memorable way that lead to a feature on the front page of Style Me Pretty! Most importantly however, thank you to Jessica & Stephen for putting your faith in us and allowing us be a part of your celebration. Cheers to so many happy days together!
Featured on the Front Page of Style Me Pretty
Photography by Nikki Santerre Photography
Videography by Heart Stone Films
Planning & Design by Alyson Taylor Events
Dress by Wtoo
Hair and Makeup by Avenue 42
Vintage Rentals from Paisley & Jade
Bar Rentals from AFR
Place Settings from Perfect Settings
Linens from Wildflower Linen
Lighting by Blue Steel Lighting
Paper Suite by Sue Corral Ink
Calligraphy by Capital Calligraphy
Photo Lab: Photo Vision Prints
Color, color, and more rich, bold color. We love a bride that loves color! Anna & Brent's beautiful October day was accented with deep oranges, bright raspberries, pops of marsala, and soft blushes working together to add just the right about of fun and flair. Limefish Studio did such a stunning job of capturing every variegated petal and ruffled edge. Anna & Brent, thank you so much for letting us add a little something special to your day and may all your years be just as bright!
March 1st means it's officially spring right?!? With 80 degree temps, our hydrangeas budding, and warm rainstorms, Mother Nature sure has us fooled if it isn't. Here at TPP we are gearing up for our spring season which has us daydreaming of all our amazing 2016 Spring weddings. And Kate & Brett's May day was nothing if not dreamy. Sweet white, blush, and champagne blooms, fresh picked from the garden shapes, and sage greenery for days, their easy disposition could be felt from the florals all the way to the tiniest detail planned and styled by Alyson Taylor Events. Jillian Michelle Photography captured each wonderful moment effortlessly from the most adorable flower girl to Kate owning the dance floor king's table garland and all. Everything about their day screamed joy and we were so honored to be a part of it! Cannot wait for what this season holds!
Sometimes you meet a couple and just know that their wedding is going to be so much fun. Kathy & Alex were one of those couples. Industrial venue, geometric shapes, saturated colors, and pure Richmond touches all came together beautifully thanks to the talented ladies at Glint Events. Every detail from Kathy's floral and crystal headpiece to Alex's velvet jacket spoke to their unique, vibrant personalities. We had the best time working with these two and wish the all the happiness in the world!
Photography by Mary Otanez Photography
Planning and Styling by Glint Events
Dress from Saja Wedding
Hair & Makeup by Bombshell Bridal
Groom's Attire from The Black Tux
Calligraphy by Yellow Door Calligraphy
Paper Suite by Sue Corral Ink
Getting Ready Venue: Linden Row Inn
Wedding Venue: The Frontier Project
There are few things we love more about this job than getting to do flowers for friends' weddings. It's always an honor to be part of anyone's wedding, but there's something extra special when it's for a friend, and Kaye & Michael's big day was no exception. Their ceremony at Monumental Church and reception at VMFA incorporated Filipino traditions, lush eucalyptus and fluffy hydrangeas, calligraphy by the bride herself, and a huge crowd of family and friends. And one thing is for certain - I don't think any client of ours will ever beat Kaye & Michael's record setting boutonniere/corsage order - 45 to be exact. Thanks for letting us be part of your day, friends!
Featured on Aisle Perfect
Photography by Stephanie Yonce Photography
Planning & Coordination by Events by Elizabeth Palmer
Ceremony Venue: Historic Monumental Church
Reception Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Hair & Makeup by Avenue 42
Shaves by Highpoint Barbershop
Stationary Design by Capital Calligraphy
Calligraphy by Yellow Door Calligraphy
Newly engaged and looking for an awesome, interactive way to start your wedding planning? Look no further than the Wedding Crasher's Tour! The tour provides a unique, fun way to see talented Richmond wedding professionals in action and find a little inspiration for your big day. We had the pleasure of being part of Team Branch, last year's Participant Choice Award winner, and loved every moment of it. Industrial elements married with mixed metals and marsala blooms provided the basis for our team's design planned and styled by the talented ladies of LK Events & Design. Even our mouths dropped when we came around the corner to the finished product of Paisley & Jade shelving units covered in flowers and lanterns perched atop a gorgeous Classic Party Rentals tablescape.
From planning to the party, it was such a cool opportunity for couples to get to see what we could really do when given the creative license to make something original and wonderful. We had such a great time being a part of last year's tour that we signed on for another and we would love to see you there! So it's giveaway time. We are giving away a pair of tickets to this year's Wedding Crasher's Tour on February 12th. To enter, email your name and wedding date or time frame to email@example.com. We will chose the winner on Friday. Best of luck and we hope to see you at the Hofheimer in a few short weeks!
Photography by Don Mears
Planning & Design by LK Events & Design
Paper Suite by Page Stationery
Specialty Rentals from Paisley & Jade
Cakes & Desserts by Pearl's
Rentals & Linens from Classic Party Rentals of Virginia
Catering by IK Catering
Photobooth by Richmond Photobooth LLC
Entertainment by East Coast Entertainment
Soft. Romantic. Overgrown. This styled shoot at Salubria Manor gave us the opportunity to create wild, oversized pieces showcasing a style we love and do not often get the chance to use. Curated, styled, and photographed by Nicki Metcalf Photography, each soft line and subtle detail makes us fall a little more in love with these beautiful images.
We're doing our best to beat the wintertime blues on this dreary Monday morning by looking back at some of our 2016 summer weddings! Kelsea and Matt tied the knot at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in July, and they were so laid back and fun to work with. We enjoyed getting to be part of their rehearsal dinner too!
Kelsea had such fun style, and we love how her bouquets turned out - the texture of the succulents and hypericum berries, the whimsy of the veronica and lisianthus, and the yummy scent of garden roses and eucalyptus. Ahhh sweet summertime. So drift back to warmer days with us and enjoy some beautiful shots from Audrey Rose Photography!
The beautiful bride and her burgundy blooms. A ceremony by the roaring warmth of the fireplace. A dinner lit by the glow of candlelight. Lisa and Jimbo's stunning winter wedding was that and so much more. Set upon the gorgeous backdrop of Early Mountain Vineyards, their December nuptials were filled with attention to detail, so much love, and joy filled laughter from the moment he laid eyes on her for the first time. Your day was absolute magic and we cannot thank you enough for allowing us to be a part of it. Cheers to the start of your amazing journey!
Photography by Pattengale Photography
Planning & Coordination by Linda Ha Events & Design
Bridal Gown from Robinson's Bridal
Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Bridal Jewelry by Thomas Knoell Designs
Hair by Brianna Adams
Makeup by Glam Qui
Groom & Groomsmen Attire by Miltons The Store for Men
Rentals and Linens from MS Events
Cake by Sweethaus
Venue: Early Mountain Vineyards
Second Photographer: Sarah Goodwin Photography
Nothing says fresh starts and new beginnings quite like the blessing of having a child so it seemed only fitting to share Allison's beautiful maternity photos with you to help usher in the new year. We have been so honored to be privy to a small glimpses of Allison's pregnancy through flowers. A flower crown for her baby shower, blooms for her milk bath, and another crown for her maternity photos. With every passing event, you could see more joy, anticipation, and gratitude for the amazing gift of motherhood on her face. She welcomed her baby boy in early October and there are no better words than her own to describe it.
"...and now every breath, every smile, every tear, every single ounce of every emotion flowing through my body has come down to this moment...my first child...my son...was finally in my arms. I was in awe of him. It was in that moment that my life, my purpose, my heart would never be the same."
Welcome to this crazy, wonderful world Michael Lockwood and happy, happy new year to you all!
We love a winter wedding! Case in point why Sarah is getting ready for her own in less than two weeks. I mean everything just looks better dusted with a layer of freshly, fallen snow. From rich accents to winter greenery's architectural detail to a special element of glamour, there is just something so enchanting about it all. Styled and photographed beautifully by Alyson Taylor Events and Kathryn Ivy Photography, this shoot was an absolute blast to be a part of. It was an afternoon filled with laughter as we tied plastic bags around the grooms pant legs to protect his shoes and lifted furniture up through a solid two feet of snow all the while being so careful not to leave foot prints in the path of the perfect shot. I can only imagine what all the sledders in Forest Hill Park were thinking watching our comedy of errors. But what seriously breathtaking results now featured on Desiree Hartstock.
Award for the best bridal attitude officially goes to Cait who's bright and beautiful October wedding would have shone through even the drizzliest days. Despite the threat of a hurricane, Cait and Jake were all smiles on their big day popping in and out of the rain to share the sweetest of moments captured by Natalie Jayne Photography. Their love for one another simply pours from every photo. And with blooms in deep plum, bold raspberrys, and soft peach, there was no way they could have gone wrong. After all, "if a little rain is good luck, then we are going to have the best marriage ever." Cheers to sunny skies and weathering life's storms together! Thank you for letting us be a part of your celebration.
There is something magical about winter. Bare birch trees, evergreens, appreciating what nature has to offer even in its quietest moments. Bringing those elements into my home has always made the season feel warmer and more inviting. So when we had the opportunity to be a part of eothen's Prism Wreath Workshop last December, we couldn't pass it up. Katie is such a gracious teacher with a warm energy and an ease about her. She fostered an open, inviting space to create bringing in natural elements from her home in California along with foraging here in Virginia to provide the tools to create something really beautiful. If you ever have the opportunity to learn with her, take it. Thank you Katie for sharing your craft and passion with us! We cannot wait for an opportunity to learn with you again. And quick confession, I may or may not still have mine hanging because it's almost as beautiful dried as it was fresh and green.
It's Small Business Saturday so it felt only appropriate to share some of our favorite captures by Michael Simon Photography from the 2016 Scout Guide Launch Party. A collection highlighting some of Richmond's premier independent businesses, The Scout Guide provides a resource for consumers looking to buy locally. The Guide has a little bit of everything from salons to event planning services to clothing boutiques. We've had the pleasure of working with The Scout Guide Richmond for the past two years and can't say enough about the dedication and excitement that Editor Cheney Edmunds brings to the table. This year's event planned seamlessly by Glint Events brought together rustic and feminine elements to perfectly compliment the venue's style. Congratulations on a beautiful guide and get out there today in support of your local, small businesses!
You know it's going to be a good one when you overhear the groom say, "it doesn't even matter if it rains. It's going to be perfect." Lauren & Brian said "I do" on a drizzly, October day but no amount of rain could have dampened their absolute joy or the love pouring out of every detail. This gorgeous boho wedding at Keswick Vineyards was full of natural ease, marsala toned goodness, personal charm, and fun. Beautifully photographed by Betty Clicker, theirs is a day we were so thankful to be a part of. All the best Lauren & Brian! May even your rainy days be silver-lined with something beautiful!
Lauren & Grant's day was awesome. Lauren looked stunning. Grant was dapper. Joy radiated from the newlyweds and their best people. The weather held just long enough for their riverside ceremony. And their blooms pop right off the page. Theirs is a wedding we would have loved to attend! So much personality and so many sweet, personal moments that This Rad Love could not have captured better. Cheers to a life of loving each other well Lauren & Grant and thank you for allowing us to be a part of it!
Some of my most cherished memories are from Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens: endless summer afternoons playing, concerts with my family, countless GardenFest of Lights, and my own engagement. So when I heard Lindsay & Clay were getting married there, I knew it was going to be amazing. Shades of pink, Carolina blue dresses, a fully blooming garden, and all the joy a wedding day should bring fill every gorgeous photo taken by Nicki Metcalf Photography. Planned and designed by Maggie's Misc Events, every detail complemented the beautiful setting and garden party feel. We even heard a little summer thunderstorm couldn't stop the party. Although, I'd expect nothing less from two Chapel Hill alums. Thank you for inviting us to be a part of your celebration Lindsay & Clay. May your days be filled with love and your skies always be Carolina blue!
Photography by Nicki Metcalf Photography
Planning & Design by Maggie's Misc Events
Dress from New York Bride Bride and Groom of Raleigh
Bridesmaids Dresses from Azazie
Suits by The Black Tux
Hair & Makeup by Bombshell
Cakes and Desserts by Kakeaclicious
Featured on Borrowed & Blue
Brittany & Mark's Keswick Vineyards wedding was an instant favorite. Through multiple iterations, color changes, and style shifts, Brittany's pure excitement was so apparent and the final product could not have been more beautiful. A true combination of elements we love, their day was a marriage of classic beauty and modern accents effortlessly captured by Aster & Olive. An antique Paisley & Jade mantel filled with white blooms created the perfect ceremony focal point amongst the vines. Flower crowns for everybody is definitely a mantra we live by and her maids looked stunning in shades of white and lavender. To top it off, Brittany's oversized bouquet with yards upon yards of bespoke Frou Frou Chic ribbon was simply magical. Thank you, thank you for trusting us to be a part of vision and your day Brittany & Mark! Sincerest wishes for all the best.
A summer wedding accented with pops of peach and pink is always a classic beauty. Planned and styled by Maggie of Maggie's Misc, Stephanie and Mike's Independence Golf Club wedding was the kind of party you wanted to be a part of. Warm smiles and personal details filled their gorgeous June day that we were so thrilled to play a part in. Thank you Annamarie Akins for capturing every ruffly edge and petal filled piece so beautifully. Cheers to years and years of laughter and love!