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River Oaks Wedding Inspiration in Charleston, South Carolina

Recently featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty: Our main wedding inspiration styled shoot from our second Michael and Carina Workshops, this time in Charleston, South Carolina!

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Au Revoir, 2017!

Today is New Year's Eve, 2017, and we're bundled up at home under plenty of blankets, trying to avoid the 19 degree chill outside. There is a thin coating of snow on the ground that just won't melt, and we're munching on leftover Christmas cookies before noon. Today is a relaxing one, giving me some time to reflect and look back on what a truly incredible year 2017 has been for East Made... 

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Boudoir Session at the Retreat at Cool Spring

Last April I worked with Michael and Carina Photography to style a few shoots for their workshop at the Retreat at Cool Spring, in Bluemont, Virginia. Luckily for us, the Retreat boasts the most romantic and wonderfully decorated master bedroom, which is the most inspiring place to hold a boudoir session ...

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Fluttering Spring Bridal Inspiration at North Point Plantation with Rachel May Photography

Flower petals fluttering down from trees in springtime have always captured my attention; that snow-like quality of delicate, unique little things journeying from above is so beautiful. This past spring I was able to collaborate with Rachel May Photography, drawing inspiration from early spring's fluttering petals and dogwood trees, and it yielded one of my favorite editorials to date...

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Painting Lifestyle Anniversary Session with Allie Dattilio

One of our spring weddings (that I'm looking forward to sharing soon!) was with the bubbly and talented Nicki Metcalf Photography, with whom I also collaborated on a lifestyle anniversary session last December. Nicki approached me months before with the idea to do a painting shoot, which I loved. Artists always inspire me, and I love watching them create and work, so I started searching for actual Maryland-based painters, rather than hiring models as "painters."

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French Inspired Wedding at Tudor Place, Washington DC

I'm excited to share some publication news from last week as I had my first feature on OnceWed as East Made Event Company! ... Last fall, I was lucky enough to curate a team of some of the most respected and talented wedding vendors in the DC area to bring this vision of an elegant, French-inspired, al fresco, fall wedding to life, and I have to say - each and every vendor absolutely did a stunning job...

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Virginia Countryside Wedding in The Plains | Stephanie & Max

Oh where to even begin with this gorgeous, meaningful, fun, stylish, curated, elegant wedding, recently featured on Style Me Pretty! Stephanie and Max were such a dream couple to work with - Stephanie caught my attention immediately, even from our initial phone call, with her descriptions and vision of clear-top tents, farm tables, linen runners and candlelight, and neutral and grey bridesmaids dresses from Jenny Yoo in crepe de chine fabrics. Add to this a Vera Wang gown, calligraphy and full paper goods by Stephanie B Design, florals and greenery from Sweet Root Village, and film photography by Julie Paisley, and I knew this would quickly turn into one of my favorite weddings of my career...

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Autumn Riverside Wedding Inspiration with Michael and Carina Photography

I'm so excited to share these gorgeous film photography images by Michael and Carina Photography of an autumn wedding inspiration styled photoshoot that I created for a two-on-one film photography workshop that Michael and Carina held last fall. Thank you so much to Style Me Pretty for featuring this fine art wedding inspiration on your blog!

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