Home Sweet Home

House Warming How To: From the day we started house hunting, I was already excited to throw our house warming party. Once the date was set and the invites had gone out, there was no going back. I was obsessed, as a party planner should be. Now that the food is all gone and theContinue reading “Home Sweet Home”

Weekly Wedding Words: Photo Ready, Engagement Shoot

Engagement shoot prep: I love a good photo shoot! Being a bride and the “star of the show” it is a given for me that photos need to be taken to capture us in a setting outside of the wedding. There are so many different venues, backdrops and outfit options for shoots like this. FromContinue reading “Weekly Wedding Words: Photo Ready, Engagement Shoot”

Weekly Wedding Words: The Bride I wanted to be

The Bride I wish I could be This morning I stumbled across The Knot’s new Podcast called XOXO. I listened to the story of Country Star, Russell Dickerson and his wife Kailey’s, story about their wedding. Listening to them speak, they sounded so chill and easy going as a couple. They talked about the detailsContinue reading “Weekly Wedding Words: The Bride I wanted to be”

Weekly Wedding Words: All the changes

Oh the things that change: 4 months out…it is officially June, marking the start of summer and summer weddings. While my own wedding is not until October, I am starting to see and feel the excitement from those Brides who are ready top walk own the aisle in only a few weeks! Yesterday I walkedContinue reading “Weekly Wedding Words: All the changes”

Summer Shoe Show

Am I the only one who has so many shoes that when the season ends I pack up my boots, mules and Uggs in exchange for sandals, flip flops and summer heels? While unpacking my summer shoes I felt the instant need for an update! So if you find yourself in search for some newContinue reading “Summer Shoe Show”

Weekly Wedding Words: Styled Shoots

When I got into the business of wedding planning a new world of inspiration opened up to me, Styled shoots. I had no idea that they were a thing, some of the best content I was looking at on vendors sites was from styled shoots rather than live weddings. For a vendor, it’s a greatContinue reading “Weekly Wedding Words: Styled Shoots”

Summer Getaway

Summer getaways: Is there anything better than a weekend Getaway? The weather here in VA is beautiful, the sweet spot of spring/summer as I call it. Being born and raised in VA, I know this perfect weather won’t last long. I am itching for a good weekend getaway! This time last year our getaway wasContinue reading “Summer Getaway”

The Dirty Blonde Stylist: Day of Coordinator

  Is your wedding day rapidly approaching? Are you drowning in a sea of wedding details? Are you unsure how you are going to complete all the items on your wedding planning checklist? Let’s be real for a second, you cant do everything the day of your wedding. I know so many brides who haveContinue reading “The Dirty Blonde Stylist: Day of Coordinator”

Mother’s Day RVA

Real Life Inspiration: My office over looks a beautiful lake, all day long people stroll around the lake and I can turn my head to look at them anytime I feel like it. Today I saw a woman in scrubs pushing a stroller with her toddler son standing on the back bar between her andContinue reading “Mother’s Day RVA”

Weekly Wedding Words: Snail Mail

As a planner and a person, I have always enjoyed things that come in the mail. There is something so cool about getting a letter in the mail when everything else is so instant in today’s world. I always love to send my brides welcome gifts, postcards and Christmas cards just as a little somethingContinue reading “Weekly Wedding Words: Snail Mail”