Classic Multicultural Wedding at Black Horse Inn Virginia | Lacey & Marc

Happy holidays everyone! I have been on a major blogging hiatus during a wonderful busy wedding season, however I am so excited to dive back in and share more of our 2018 weddings! Kicking off with this beautiful one from this past May.

Lacey and Marc, who originally met at their local church group, had a classic, thoughtful celebration that included meaningful details as nods to their cultures and travels together. Marc proposed at the top of a mountain in the Scotland highlands, once he and Lacey reached the peak.

We focused their wedding design concept on reflecting their love and nature and the outdoors, as well as complimenting the natural beauty of the venue, The Black Horse Inn in Warrenton, Virginia. Guests were seated at tables named by cities all over the globe that had a special place in their story. Their wedding took place on derby day, so it made perfect sense for Lacey ride into the ceremony with her parents on horse & carriage (not to mention the Black Horse Inn’s beautiful stables fit the bill!). Grove Lettering Co. designed double sided ceremony programs, with a Chinese translation on the reverse side for Lacey’s family and friends who traveled in from her home country. Their ceremony was officiated by their Reverend from the church where they originally met. Following dinner, Lacey changed into a traditional red Chinese wedding dress to honor her culture. Guests danced the night away and enjoyed the specialty Scotch bar, a nod to the location where they we’re engaged.

Enjoy these beautiful images captured by Rebekah J. Murray Photography, and check out the full vendor team at the bottom of this post!

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Venue | Black Horse Inn

Photographer | Rebekah J. Murray Photography

Event Designer | Sarah Kazemburg Events & Styling

Hair and Makeup | Metropolitan Makeup

Florals | Growing Wild Floral Company

DJ | Black Tie Entertainment

Catering | Market Salamander

Stationary | Minted

Calligraphy | Grove Lettering Co.

Horse & Carriage | Harmon’s Carriages

String Musicians | Atoka String Quartet

Wedding Cake | Market Salamander

Elegant St. Patrick's Day Wedding at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel | Emily & Mike

My 2018 wedding season kicked off with Emily and Mike's wedding on the bay in Annapolis, Maryland and it was one for the books. Emily and Mike met by sheer luck out with their friends one night in Baltimore, just before last call. They exchanged numbers and soon thereafter, Mike asked Emily out on their first date. One date lead to another, and the rest was history! 

When Emily first came to me, she described how she wanted to transform the ballroom at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel into a light, ethereal and romantic setting. We also wanted to include subtle, playful nods to St. Patrick's Day that aligned with that vision. Look ahead to these stunning images by Dyanna LaMora, and I would say mission accomplished!

Dunkirk Designs created a custom crest with mini shamrocks for their wedding programs, favors and cocktail napkins. We drew attention away from the ballroom's dark carpet with gorgeous draping and uplighting around the perimeter of the ballroom by Event Dynamics. Luxe rose velvet table linens adorned guests tables topped with romantic florals by Love Blooms DC. You could feel the love and joy in the air as guests danced and celebrated the new Mr. and Mrs. Crist. These two are truly lucky in love and I'm so happy to have been a part of their special day!

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Venue | Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

Photographer | Dyanna LaMora

Wedding Planner & Designer | Sarah Kazemburg Events & Styling

Wedding Dress | Garnish Boutique

Hair and Makeup | Weddings by Sage

Florals | Love Blooms DC

DJ | District Remix

Cupcakes | Kupcakes and Co.

Rentals and Decor | Select Event Group and Event Dynamics

Programs, Favors & Day of Stationary | Dunkirk Designs

Calligraphy | The Lettering Well

Invitations | Minted

Men’s Tuxes | The Black Tux

Bridesmaid Dresses | ASOS

Whimsical, Garden Inspired Virginia Wedding - Brianna & Ben

I'll always remember Brianna and Ben's wedding as a testament that rainy wedding days can truly be magical. They might say that rain on your wedding day is good luck, but its also the most incredible light for photos! If you don't believe me, just look ahead to these stunning images captured by Stephanie Dee Photography.

Brianna and Ben go way back to being high school sweethearts, and their love stayed strong through college while living in different states, through graduating and beginning their careers. When I began working with Brianna, Ben was stationed in Hawaii and the next time they would see each other was their wedding weekend, making it all the more special. To add to the excitement, Brianna would be moving to Hawaii to join Ben just after the wedding day!

We created a soft, romantic wedding design that would compliment and enhance Airlie's lush, secret garden-like setting. I loved the added contrast from pops of black and white anemones throughout the florals by Floral and Bloom. Brianna is already gorgeous on any given day, but she made an absolutely stunning bride and its obvious she and Ben are crazy about each other. A big congratulations and Mahalo to Brianna and Ben, who I know are having an wonderful newlywed life in Hawaii! See their full vendor team at the bottom of this post! 

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Photographer | Stephanie Dee Photography

Planner & Designer | Sarah Kazemburg Events & Styling

Venue and Catering | Airlie

Floral Designer | Floral & Bloom Designs

Hair Stylist | Styled By Anna Fazio

Makeup Artist | Makeup By Kevan

Wedding Gowns | Love Couture Bridal  & Betsy Robinson Bridal

Wedding Invitations | Paperless Post

Wedding Cake | Incredible Edibles

DJ | Marquee Artists

Videographer | Mwendo Weddings

Rentals | Party Rental Ltd. & Main Street Weddings

Wedding Favors | Honolulu Cookie Company