Catching Fire

Prepare yourself as I totally geek out over today’s deliciously styled wedding shoot!  We’ve got Katniss.  We’ve got Peeta.  We’ve got the Capital.  That’s right, we have a Hunger Games wedding!  Aaaah!  I apologize, the 13-year-old in me just had a heart attack.  Off the page and into a world of ridiculously talented vendors, this Catching Fire themed wedding is the stuff that sci-fi, post-apocalyptic dreams are made of!  Photographer David Lilly breaks down all the details and the inspiration behind the day: This styled shoot was based on the hit novel and movie series, The Hunger Games Trilogy.  Instead of …

The Other Side

Did you know that Halloween originated in Ireland?  Yup, it’s true!  Well it seems that this lovely group of wedding vendors certainly knew that little factual tidbit.  Styling this spooktacular event after a traditional Celtic autumn tradition, event planner Krystle Peskie explains the significance behind the gorgeous design: Samhain (pronounced Sow-in) is one of the harvest festivals in the Celtic tradition.  It is considered the day that the veil between the worlds is the thinnest.  It is also the “day between the years” since they considered October 30th as the last day of the year and November 1st as the …

The Living meet the Dead

Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls!  Today we have some holiday inspired weddings that are so fabulous, you’ll be dying for an invitation.  Our first event’s creepy beauty will send you on a quest through the woods in search of it!  Here’s what event designer Laura Taylor of Gathered Events had to say about the eery setting: In the gorgeous woods behind the historic Highland Manor, we created this Halloween-styled scene pulling inspiration from antique gothic decor and Tim Burton.  We wanted to create a scene that was lush and beautiful, with a creepy twist.  Antique vessels were filled with gorgeous …

Happy Birthday, Alice!

What little girl hasn’t fantasized about falling down the rabbits hole and into the magical world of Wonderland?  Well for Grace’s 4th birthday party, she didn’t have to fantasize.  Complete with a decadent dessert table, adorable pastel decor, and fabulous tea time centerpieces, this is one important date you won’t want to be late for…   Photography:  Jenna Norman Photography Catering:  Baked Perfection Cookies Venue:  Old Ranch Country Club

Modern Day Pooh

I don’t know about you, but I go nuts when a classic party theme is re-imagined in a unique way!  That’s why I was so excited to see this adorable eco-friendly Winnie the Pooh baby shower.  Complete with bee cupcakes, vintage Pooh decor, and a rustic lodge backdrop, there couldn’t be more modern fairy tale fabulousness.  So next time you’re going for a classic theme, take a book out of mama-to-be Emily’s shower and “bee” unique!   Photography:  Sincerely Liz Photography Cupcakes:  La Bella Torta LLC Venue:  Barack-Falwell Lodge, Lynchburg Virgina

In Your (Lego) Dreams!

Over the decades there has been only a handful of toys that have withstood the test of time… the yo-yo, Barbie, and of course Legos.  So, naturally a Lego birthday is the stuff that childhood dreams are made of!  With a wildly creative party planning mom, little Emery’s 7th birthday bonanza was sure to be spectacular… but with a Lego Wonderland theme, mom just took this fete to a whole new level… Photography:  Sharon Arnoldi Photography Event Planning:  Put A Bow On It Entertainment:  Play Well TEKnologies

Antebellum Bridal Luncheon

With wedding season quickly approaching, the coming days will see a slue of bridal showers.  But how often does a bride throw a party just for her loyal bridesmaids?  If you’re looking to honor your lovely ladies in waiting with a pre-wedding shindig, then take a page out of this fabulous group of vendors’ style book.  Here’s what photographer Nicole Ryan had to say about the inspiration behind this stunning bridesmaid luncheon shoot…Pre-wedding parties are momentous celebrations.  With this premise, we staged a lifestyle shoot that revolves around a very important, but often neglected pre-wedding party:  the bridesmaids’ lunch.  Our …