1-15-14 Finding THE Wedding Dress

I am very excited for my dear friend and hairdresser, Alyssa!  Just before Christmas, her boyfriend asked her to marry him and she said YES!  In the several years that we have known each other, she has, much like a bartender, heard about my ups and downs as I sit in the chair, getting an inch or two trimmed off my hair.  Now, after several years of her both listening to me gripe and helping my appearance, I finally got to return the favor.  Miss Alyssa needed a dress and I knew just where to send her.  To Maureen at Blush Bridal, of course!

So a few weekends ago, we trekked to Blush Bridal with Mom, Sister, Mother-in-law-to-be and Sister-in-law-to-be.  Now luck would have it that Sister-in-law-to-be, Amy, happens to be a photographer and wanted to capture the event on camera.  Check out Photography by Amy Nicole at her Facebook page: facebook.com/photographybyamynicole

How great is it that Alyssa will have photographic memories about finding her wedding dress?

Here are some of the special moments.  I will try NOT to show the dress.  We don’t want Chip to sneak a peak at the dress.  Though I don’t expect him to spend much time on my blog.   ;  )

I would also like to mention that there is a look.  There is a look that each bride gets when she knows she has found her dress.  It’s a cross between goofy, happy, nervous and ecstatic.  And Alyssa had the face.  Makes me tear up every time.

Blush Bridal Boutique

Finding a wedding dress

Wedding dress shopping with Mom

Bridal Accessories

1/3/14 – Wedding Room Blocks – What’s it all about?

I have touched on this subject before, but I have several clients working through questions concerning their Wedding Room Blocks so I thought I would tackle the subject again.  It’s been a while since I worked at a hotel property, so I had my dear friend and industry expert, Charity Martin Miller, Front Desk Manager Read More…

12-17-13 Styled Shoot Winter Wonderland

I have to say it again.  I am a lucky girl!  I get to work and build relationships with talented and fun people all the time.  This past week I did a styled shoot with a group of my favorites.  After our first failed attempt at the shoot, we regrouped and headed to Oak Hill Read More…

12-16-13 The Boxwood Winery

Now this is a cool winery!  I thoroughly enjoy all the rustic wineries.  The Virginia countryside is ideally suited for it.  But Boxwood is just unapologetically modern.  I love it!  It’s a refreshing change from their rustic winery neighbors. This winery is not open for weddings.  But considering that I do other events, particularly corporate Read More…

12-11-13 Site Tour – Quattro Goomba’s Winery

One of my November goals was to visit some new wedding venues.  If I don’t know a venue, how can I recommend it to my clients? So I headed up Route 15 and popped in to Quattro Goomba’s Winery.  It is a lovely, relaxed property on the line between Prince William and Loudoun Counties in Read More…

12-10-13 Small Holiday Party

I have a small holiday party that I plan for a local Senior Living facility each year.  It is a pretty relaxed event and nothing over the top, but I love being part of it.  What I really love about the gathering is that, in an age were Senior Living facilities often have a dubious Read More…