June 2011


We just received the nicest note from one of our bride’s moms, with whom we’ve kept in touch over the past year after their wedding. It touched us so much, and just wanted to share.

I was just looking at the bride who wore her Mom’s dress, it was gorgeous. We were away this weekend for a wedding, the couple and his parents were at [bride's] wedding last summer and we were thinking of both of you at the wedding. We mentioned how we barely knew someone was photographing everything, you did such a great job.

We noticed this past weekend how the photographer was in the middle of everything, even walked down the center aisle of the church during the ceremony at an awkward time.  You both are so talented, so sweet and a pleasure to work with. I know we will cherish our photos and memories even more as the years go by.  I show them to everyone and everyone says they have never seen such gorgeous photos.  I can’t believe it is just about a year. Being in the islands with all the kids at a fun wedding reminded us all of the special day last July.  Thanks again for the beautiful photos and I love seeing the photos and weddings you are doing this season.

We can’t thank you enough for your note and for your timing! In the middle of wedding season, when it can be too easy to feel bogged down with all the non-wedding day tasks that fill our days, receiving a love note like this brings us such joy and reinvigorates our spirits as much as a Bermuda vacation. We’re reminded just how lucky we are that we get to be a part of family history and that our work can touch in ways we can’t even imagine. But we shouldn’t be surprised; we’re touched each and every weekend bearing witness to one of sweetest days in a couple’s lives and the mix of emotions flowing through their parents’ hearts as they watch them enter this new chapter in their lives. If we can capture even just one of those fleeting moments for posterity, we’ve done our job. Thank you for reminding us what’s really important.

We’re very lucky, here in Charlottesville, to have a quality publication created to assist those planning a wedding in the city or one of our many beautiful surrounding counties, in Wedding Planner magazine. This is the third issue, and we are thrilled to once again have one of our favorite summer weddings featured in its pages. Abbie and Jeremy, planned a fun and whimsical 4th of July celebration last year at the lovely and popular King Family Vineyard that featured sunny florals by Pat’s Floral Designs, farm-to-table cuisine from Harvest Moon, short & sweet dresses from J.Crew, some DIY fireworks graphics and Vineyard Vines ties for the gents – especially fitting, don’t you think? Pick up a copy if for nothing else than to read their wild proposal story. We’re pretty certain it’s sure to be optioned for the movies any day now. The issues are free for the taking at a variety of area hot spots, so there’s really no excuse.

Oh, and come back next week, as we celebrate Abbie & Jeremy’s first anniversary with them!

It turns out that in addition to being gorgeous, fun, loving people, our clients are multi-talented! As you’ve probably seen on newsstands (and from last Friday’s post), the latest and greatest issue of Washingtonian Bride and Groom has dropped. And as usual, it’s full of eye candy. So what other goodies can you expect to read inside? Why, how about a wonderfully-written, touching article on Liz’s wedding dress, which also happened to have been the same one her mother wore on her wedding day. This article is by itself worth the magazine’s price. Seriously.

Oh, and her bea-u-ti-ful bouquet and his dashing bout are by the immensely talented Shawn Cossette of Beehive Events!

You’ve probably already picked up a copy, and if not, you really,  really should, of the new issue of Washingtonian Bride and Groom magazine. We’re so happy to have not just one, but two of our fabulous couples featured in this gorgeous issue! Both Nikki and Josh, and Maya and Josh (wild coincidence, huh?) had such beautiful, whimsical and fun parties, how could they not be included? But, we’re so honored and thrilled to be able to contribute alongside some of the best in our local wedding industry.

Thanks so much to our couples for throwing such great celebrations, to their talented planners (ATrendy Wedding for Nikki and Josh, and Simply Chic Events for Maya & Josh), as well as their other incredible vendors who all came together to make the most perfect day for the happy couples and last, but certainly not least, to Jill and her team at Washingtonian for the inclusion. Congratulations to all of our friends and colleagues who were included and most importantly to m&j and n&j!! We love you guys!

Oh, and be sure to check out the blog next week as we highlight an article in the current issue that another one of our sweet brides penned!

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