Archive for February, 2011

I couldn’t be more excited to finally blog this. Its been a long time coming and something we are oh-so-excited about.

We absolutely love what we do and this is no exception. Its so exciting to be able to offer another twist on our business. Another avenue for those on a budget who still want a classy look with the convenience of someone else doing the hard work. Thats us. Thats what we love.



Glen, Glen, Glen …

February 3, 2011


It’s a Glen Durrell kind of day around here. This was another show stopper of 2010. Not only in decor and details, but again, another genuinely spectacular couple. These two are adorable in every sense of the word. When you see them together you get sucked right into their little ‘love bubble’. Karen and Trenton – YOU’RE THE BEST !

Such great style this woman has !

Reminds me of an angel.

“Stunning”. There just really isn’t another word for it.

Now, THAT’S how you wrap a gift. Gorgeous.

I LOVE these two pics. So much personality. So much happiness. So much Karen and Trenton.

I could write “GORGEOUS” after every single picture !

I am crazy about the angle of this shot. Well, in reality, its everything about this shot that I’m crazy about. Nice capture Glen !

Another one of my FAVORITE bouquest of 2010.


And now for the stunning decor …

There is always SO much hesitation with brides when we mention the color ‘black’. We usually get that kind of side ways look like ‘are you for real?’. Yes, we are. Black is not depressing. Black is not morbid.

Black is classy.

Black is an amazing backdrop to make the colors you love pop. To really show the details and add a classiness to your event that other colors just simply can’t.

So classy. So elegant.

I have a special connection with the “R” in the background as I hand painted it for this wedding. It was definitely one of my favorite components of the room.

Simple and Bold.

Karen, you are simply breathtaking. <3



The Happy Couple

February 3, 2011

I titled this ‘The Happy Couple’ because thats exactly what they are. They were such a delight to be around from the very first meeting until the very last time we saw them. A sheer delight. Truly utterly in love. It was beautiful to watch and still gives me that warm fuzzy feeling when I see the photos. Speaking of the photos, a huge thank you to Glen Durrell for capturing this day and for capturing their personalities in every photo. Another wedding that I’m crazy about. Enjoy ….

I love this woman. Her smile is absolutely infectious !

One word : “Magical”

This was the head table arrangement, constructed mainly on site as you would not believe the weight of it ! It was such a gorgeous focal point to the room !

Ria and I were both ecstatic when Christina and Karim loved the idea of artichokes in their arrangements. We always love switching it up a little. Straying from the ‘typical’ wedding flowers that, understandably, most brides go for. Artichokes, chicks and hens and amaranthus !?! Did I just die and go to flower heaven ???

Once again, I HAD to post the food. Thanks to Glen Durrell for getting shots of these beauties.

This is art. No doubt about it.

Manteo sure knows how to represent. Well done.

Alright, time to get the comfies on and have a PARTY.

Good thing the comfies were provided for men and women !

These two had what I would say is the perfect combo for an evening of insanity and fun. They had the infamous Jeff Hay who always knows how to get people moving and get the laughs rolling out one after another. And on top of that they had the photobooth to make sure these memories weren’t lost or forgetten but captured in the most entertaining way. And seriously, can you imagine the photos they must have ended up with with a group like this. (see below photos)

Christina and Karim. We can’t express what a joy it was to be a part of your day and to have the chance

to get to know you two and to be able to witness how head over heels in love you are with each other.

What a beautiful thing.



Summertime Bliss

February 3, 2011

This is one for the record books… on so many levels. I’ve been trying to figure out how to capture all the beauty of it in one blog post. It hardly seems possible. Glen and Cathi Durrell did a spectacular job on the photos, which is nothing short of ‘normal’ for them. Especially considering the time restraints they had to work with to get the photos taken. Standing “O” from me, thats for certain. Alright, time for some photo love. We MUST start with the dress. This one deserves the spotlight for sure.

Did your jaw just hit the floor ? I know. Mine did too.

Not trying to toot my own horn or anything but I LOVE this bouquet !
Stunning, stunning and stunning. Picture perfect day. Picture perfect bride. Picture perfect setting.
And of course theres the Perfect Pictures to capture it all !
Now the food. Seriously I couldn’t skip this part. I tried, but it just wouldn’t be right. Manteo provided the food and let me tell you, it was top notch. Amazing to say the least. There were about five different food stations. All complete with chefs in full uniform cooking up a storm. The smell was to die for. The displays were so spectacular I had to literally hold my hands, clenched, behind my back to stop from eating them. It was no joke. No joke at all.
Alright, I could post a million photos of food but lets get to some decor goodness. Cause there was some serious decor goodness…
The couch of the year. I am in love with this couch like you wouldn’t believe. Pure perfection. Glen, you killed these, as per usual.
There were two seating areas like this in the tent with multiple other areas around the property with huge ‘lounging’ potential. ‘Lounging’ being one of my personal favourite activities at a wedding… and I think many guests would agree with me on that.
My objective in this post was to narrow the photos down to about a dozen and send you all over to the website to see the rest. Clearly I couldn’t help myself. However there are a few more over at the website so feel free to take a peek and wandering a little.
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