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Michael and Carina April 2017 Workshop BTS & Welcome Dinner

One of the most fulfilling elements of design for me is curating a tablescape and then seeing people sitting down at that table to enjoy a meal. When this happens, my first thought isn't, "Will they notice that upgraded flatware?" or "I wonder if they'll appreciate those calligraphy place cards." It's actually, "I hope this table makes these guests feel warm, and comfortable, and joyful." ...

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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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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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Hendry House Wedding in Arlington Virginia | Ally & Derek

Today on the blog I'm sharing an intimate October wedding at the Hendry House in Arlington, Virginia! Our couple, Ally and Derek, got to enjoy some of the best outdoor wedding day weather we could have ever hoped for, as the temperatures were in the 60s and the sun was out all day long... 

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Moody Ballet Wedding Inspiration - Part III at the Branch Museum in Richmond, Virginia

In today's post I'm presenting the final installment of my moody ballet inspiration shoot: the black and white images. Artistic, simple, fluid, and emotive, these film images by Love By Serena have made my heart flutter since the moment I saw them...

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Moody Ballet Wedding Inspiration - Part II at the Branch Museum in Richmond, Virginia

As a follow-up to my previous post from the same shoot, today I'm sharing more photos of our model in the white Elizabeth Dye "Dune" gown. I had scoured different designer websites for the perfect, flowy, movement-friendly dress, and the light silk fabric of this gown fit perfectly...

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Moody Ballet Wedding Inspiration - Part I at the Branch Museum in Richmond, Virginia

You may have seen the photos and video from my ballet-inspired styled shoot with Josh & Serena that was featured on Style Me Pretty. But today I want to show you even more photos, including some that weren't published on SMP...

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