Destination

Mr. and Mrs. Bass – K + J’s Real Wedding

November 19, 2014

NYC couple Karen and Jeremy planned a destination wedding for close friends and family at Pippin Hill Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia.  They wanted to keep the wedding relaxed, and even poked fun at wedding traditions along the way — confetti instead of rose petals, donuts instead of dessert. These unique touches outwardly reflected their personality for all to see.

The confetti canons were a personal favorite, which they had their friends launch as K+J walked down the aisle after the ceremony. Beyond this, they added many details incorporating their own style. Programs were printed on popcorn bags, and their custom logo incorporated a bird (for Karen’s last name Segall) and a fish (for Jeremy’s last name Bass) on all sorts of personalized details (cocktail napkins, drink stirrers, etc.).

At the event, guests danced the night away  with an awesome band (a real rock and roll band) The Dexter Lake Club Band, from Brooklyn and their ended on a sweet note, eating K + J’s cake which was brought down from Momofuku in New York.

Kate Headley did such a remarkable job capturing this wedding, we are totally in love!

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District Favorite: Karen’s parents surprised the couple during toasts by tracking down the stool Karen fell off of while their first date!

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Karen and Jeremy

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Photography: Kate Headley | Venue + Catering: Pippin Hill Farm + Vineyard | Month of Wedding Coordinator: Maureen McKenna at Just a Little Ditty | Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom’s Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren | Hair and Makeup: Moxie Salon | Wedding Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Floral: Nature Composed | Band: Dexter Lake Club Band
Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions | Rentals: Stonegate Event Rentals | Lighting: Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting | Invitations: Swiss Cottage Designs | Favors: Carpe Donut Food Truck

Vineyard Nuptials – R+T’s Real Wedding

November 12, 2014

While their guests slept in, Rebecca and Turner broke tradition and stole away for breakfast together. Taking it all in over a cup of coffee and watching the rest of the world wake up and get their day started, R&T cherished every moment of their wedding day.  A sunny day turned stormy offered a grey skied backdrop to their vineyard nuptials, saying their I-do’s in front of a little more than 100 of their closest friends and family and fur-baby/Best Man- Max.  A graphic designer for the DC World Trade Center, the bride designed all of the fabulous details of their day, letterpressing, watercoloring, die cutting, laser cutting,  assembling and tying  each save the date, invitation, thank you note, liner, ceremony program, cocktail pick and bar sign. The menu cards, escort cards and table numbers were each custom burned using her designs and carried the custom “Max in the Vineyard” and honeycomb motif throughout their wedding. The wedding exemplifies a rustic yet charming celebration. The color palate of blush, aubergine, sage green and linen were the perfect fit and truly tied all of the wedding elements together. The ring bearers, the brides nephews, rocked green chucks with their tan three piece suits and the best “man” (at least man’s best friend”) Max rocked a sage green bow tie. After dancing, guests noshed on made-to-order apple cider donuts and ice cream from Carpe Donut and sent our couple off in sparkling’ style!

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Their favorite moment:

“The actual morning of the wedding Turner and I snuck out to have breakfast just the two of us.  I was at first torn about doing this as I can be a bit of a traditionalist.  But I decided to throw tradition out the window as it had been a crazy few weeks for us before the wedding and we hadn’t had any quality time together.  Looking back I’m so glad we did.  It felt like we had this little secret that it was our wedding day as we sat in the coffee shop eating breakfast amongst strangers going about their regular Saturday morning.  Walking back to the hotel after breakfast we stumbled upon a vintage store with old class rings for 50 cents each.  Turner purchased them for his groomsmen as a funny gift and we confided in the three old women running the shop that it was our wedding day.  Overall it was a nice, quiet and calm moment to have together before the day actually began.”
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Rebecca & Turner
August 31, 2013
Afton, Virginia

Photography: Hannah Colclazier Hudson| Design & Coordination: Danielle Couick, Magnolia Bluebird design & events | Venue/ Food & Beverage/Lighting/Lounge: Veritas Vineyard; Afton, Virginia| Donuts: Carpe Donut | Floral: Nature Composed | Band: Sam Hill Entertainment | Ceremony Musician: Sam Hill Entertainment; Peter Richardson | Print & Invitations: Design District DC | Table Numbers, Menu Cards & Escort Cards: Magnolia Bluebird | Hair & Make Up: Alison Harper & Co. | Sound : The AV Company | Officiant: Rev. Claire Goodman |

Cinco De Mayo

May 2, 2014

I still have mexican fever and it is the perfect time since Cinco De Mayo is around the corner.

Get inspired by some destination wedding decor, details and these Mexican inspired touches!

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 Photo Credit:  CECI new york, Ruffled Blog, Pinterest 

Tiffany and John by Blue Sky Films

August 13, 2012

Almost one year ago I had the absolute pleasure of working with Tiffany and John on their wedding celebration! They met at UVA so it made sense to have their wedding in Charlottesville…and what a wedding it was!

Style Me Pretty recently ran this feature -  and to continue our fun series with my local favorite videographers, enjoy Tiffany and John’s film by Blue Sky Films! It definitely made me a little teary-eyed!

Tiffany and John’s Director’s Cut Highlight from Blue Sky Films on Vimeo.

Upcoming Events & Destination South Carolina Wedding

January 18, 2011

Hi everyone!  I hope that you all had a nice long weekend! Did anyone get to somewhere warm?  Well, if not, today’s Real Wedding wedding will just almost make you feel like you are basking in the sun.

We are a bit of schedule this week with the Monday holiday but I do want to share a few announcements with you first…

First, remember to get your tickets for the Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled Wedding Showcase for this SUNDAY!

Next, the Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show appointments are filling up fast at Carine’s so make your appointments for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday ASAP!

Also, the Lela Rose (love!) Sample Sale at Hitched is this weekend, too — another place you need to visit!

Finally, we announced our new District Favorites over the weekend – an amazing list of vendors that I hope serves as a resource for all of you brides beginning (and continuing) your planning.

Now, onto the sunny pictures and story of Caitlin and Ben, a D.C. couple, whose wedding took place on the “18th on the 18th”: September 18, 2010 at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina on the 18th Lawn at Harbour Town Golf Links overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The brides dress by Rivini was purchased at Carine’s in Georgetown, and the groom wore his Navy “choker white” uniform.

Caitlin tells us, “Marrying into the military, I wanted my “something borrowed” to carry that same military pride and significance, and my friend Lieutenant Kristen Murdock had just the piece. She had just returned from a 7 month deployment in Afghanistan three weeks before the wedding, and lent me a 2-carat sapphire ring that she purchased from a woman selling jewelry in Afghanistan. Having 7 siblings between the two of us, our bridal party was destined to be larger than normal. Our (12!) bridesmaids were outfitted in Lula Kate of Charleston, South Carolina, and the (10!) groomsmen in J. Crew. The two Maids of Honor, my sisters Kelsey and Caroline, wore different Lula Kate dress styles than the bridesmaids. The bridesmaids’ clutches were by Emerson Made.”

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