Jenn + Mike are two of the sweetest, most sincere people we’ve ever met and working with them was an absolute joy from start to finish! J+M were blessed with a delightfully sunny, early spring day in Charlottesville and we can’t think of a more deserving couple. We loved all of the thoughtful details of this wedding, but the memories we’ll cherish most are of the warm feelings of love among Jenn, Mike, their [adorable] families + friends. A special “thank you” to Anne + Bill Holland who captured the emotion + love perfectly. Cheers, J+M! – xo, Kate
Photos ~ Holland Photo Arts
A long weekend is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors + beautiful summer weather. What better way to kick off the season than with a picnic? Pack summery bites [we're craving the watermelon + feta salad below] + fresh lemonade and dress up in your preppy best to welcome the summer season. Happy holiday weekend!
This past weekend marked the opening of the much-anticipated Great Gatsby film and we can’t help but be inspired by the sophisticated feel of the 1920′s. Luxe, gilded details add richness to a Gatsby-inspired affair and geometric art deco touches are the perfect compliment to elegant gowns + ornate paper suites.
We love springtime for many reasons [longer days, warm weather, wedding season], but we especially enjoy seeing beautiful blooms popping up. April’s showers have brought May flowers! We’ve compiled an array of lovely bouquets that suit any style; colorful or monochromatic, large or petite, rustic or refined.
Another season of beautiful gowns hit the NYC runways and we loved browsing images to find a few that stood out above the others. Silhouettes ranged from a modern fitted shape, to a classic fit-and-flare. One common element we adore is the level of detail in the design. From soft pleats to a structured bodice, each gown boasts a little something special to make it fit for a bride.
What better to be inspired by than this lovely Oscar de la Renta look from the Spring 2013 collection? It’s soft + pretty, just like some of our favorite wedding details. The slightly contrasting peachy-pinks + handmade floral appliques keep an otherwise monochromatic look from feeling too one-dimensional. Topped off with simple + fresh makeup, it’s the perfect spring inspiration!
We are excited to share a fantastic sample sale with you! Our friends at Carine’s Bridal Atelier are marking down beautiful couture gowns by 50-75% on May 22-23 from 11am-7pm. Attendance is by appointment only, so contact Carine’s at 202.965.4696 to if you are interested.