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Feature on Style Me Pretty | Richmond VA Wedding | Jessica + Stephen

March 14th

Pinching myself today as I think about the JOY of serving clients such as Jessica and Stephen, and checking off a business ‘goal’ of being featured on the FRONT PAGE of Style Me Pretty! When Jessica and Stephen came to me and shared that they wanted to have the reception at Stephen’s parents house, I was elated. We wanted to tell their story in every detail- Stephen was from Virginia, Jessica California with family in VA. Their paths crossed at a VA wedding, and the rest was history. We made sure that we were able to incorporate Jessica’s ‘“West Coast style” with plenty of Stephen’s “East Coast tradition”. This wedding was such a testament to how making all the details come together requires an amazing team that can execute well. So thankful for Nikki Santerre and Heart Stone Films for capturing all of the emotions and beauty of the day in ways that far exceeded anyone’s expectations. For the full list of vendors involved, scroll down to the bottom! Enjoy 🙂

 

 

A Romantic Virginia Wedding Film by Heart Stone Films I Jessica + Stephen .

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What a treat to share a ‘first look’ of the space we designed with the bride and groom. My favorite moment (besides the look of pure joy with Jess, was Stephen saying ‘wow, I can’t believe this is MY wedding, it looks like a dream!’). Made me feel like our team did something right 🙂

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A memorial table for Jessica’s late father, beautiful bar display including His and Hers signature cocktails, a mix of both modern and classic chandeliers, and lovely lounge furniture all made the tent come alive with elegance and joy.

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The couple also met at a wedding, and chose their reception band because they were playing at the event where they met. How sweet to get down on the dance floor to the same band that brought your love together!!

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Photography: Nikki Santerre Photography | Event Design: Alyson Taylor Events | Floral Design: The Proper Petal | Wedding Dress: Watters | Desserts: Sweet Fix RVA | Invitations: Sue Corral Ink | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: A Sharper Palate Catering & Events | Hair and Makeup: Avenue 42 | Calligraphy for Mirrors and Signs: Capital Calligraphy | Calligraphy for Invitations: Sincerely Amy Designs | Lighting and Draping: Blue Steel Lighting | Band: Soul Expressions |  Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Linens: Party Tables | Rentals: Rent Equip | Rentals: Paisley & Jade | Silk Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Specialty Chairs: Perfect Settings | Video: Heart Stone Films

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Romance in the Mountains

April 24th

Oh, what a joy to serve these two love birds on their wedding day. Katherine is genuinely the sweetest person I’ve ever met,and so is her mama! I smile, because they were so gracious to work with me as I just had a baby, and so genuinely welcoming and loving toward my boy! We had SO much fun creating all of the special details she wanted for her wedding day, who wouldn’t love to work with an Art History major? Her color palette was perfect for Early Mountain Vineyards in late spring with lush greens, pops of creams and grays, rust orange, navy, and gold. A little cold snap didn’t stop these two from the excitement of making the most of their special day- we moved the ceremony inside and kept Katherine warm in a cozy fur stole.

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Katherine had her favorite artist in her college hometown create these earrings for her. She also gifted her daddy with a gold dipped version of the ring she gave him as a little girl. Now that I’m a mama, my heart just melted when I saw how special their relationship is- Mr. Moore is a humble and genuine man that loves his family so well- I know a foundation that helped Katherine find a man that shares these same qualities!early mountain vineyard wedding early mountain vineyard wedding

Her something borrowed was this Swarovski crystal headband, and look at the blue on the bottom of those shoes!!early mountain vineyard wedding early mountain vineyard wedding early mountain vineyard wedding early mountain vineyard wedding k+d_details_29k+d_details_32 early mountain vineyard wedding

Mam’s silver chalice and tray was so perfect for taking their first communion as husband and wife!!early mountain vineyard wedding k+d_ceremony_95 early mountain vineyard weddingearly mountain vineyard wedding early mountain vineyard wedding

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The funniest set of groomsment and the sweetest girls. They were such a blast!early mountain vineyard wedding early mountain vineyard wedding early mountain vineyard wedding k+d_details_38 k+d_details_20

Hand stamped place cards sat on top of moss on top of wine barrels. Katherine wanted romantic candlelight throughout the room during dinner, so we gave her just that. Each guest also received a jar of her favorite apple butter!

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A few years before the wedding, David’s dad passed away. Wanting to make sure he was honored and remembered, guests were given cigars to smoke that night in his honor. If you look closely, you can see the boy’s favorite picture- fishing with their daddy. Mrs. Custer also found this framed hand-written paper that had goals for the type of man Mr. Custer strove to be in his briefcase, and it has become a staple in their home. From my time spend with their family, it was amazing to see the legacy he left to his family and all those celebrating that night that knew and loved him. early mountain vineyard wedding early mountain vineyard wedding k+d_reception_38

Guests had a blast dancing to the tunes by this soulful party band, and sending out the bride and groom through a sea of sparklers!early mountain vineyard weddingk+d_reception_176

Photography: Carrie Coleman Photography | Event Planning + Design: Alyson Taylor Events | Floral Design: Petals + Twigs| Video: Peter Von Kahle | Band: Affirmative Groove | Cake: Paradox Pastry | Wedding Dress: Sealed With a Kiss | Hair: Salon Druknya | Venue: Early Mountain Vineyards | Linens: Party Tables  | Paper Goods: Invitation To Party