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Finding a Florist

June 5, 2017

The flowers – an imperative detail of your wedding, one that is going to appear in almost all of your photographs and stand out to your guest more so than a lot of the other expenses you debate about. The important thing to remember when hiring your florist is you want to book someone who gets “you.” There are a number of wonderful and talented florist to choose from, but each have their own style and approach. Here are a few thoughts to remember before signing that contract!

  1. Meet with at least 2-3 florists to compare styles, prices and better understand their specific role
  2. In order to present you with accurate pricing and specific ideas, they will need to know your budget, your numbers and your style. It is great to go in ahead of time with an estimated guest count, rough number of tables and number of personal flowers you will need; including bridesmaids, groomsmen, mothers and grandmothers.
  3. What to bring to your meeting: your idea album. Visual aids always help, especially when it comes to floral design. Also bring a swatch of your bridesmaids dress or any other color you hope to use as an accent. There are so many shaded of blush, it’s best for them to have a tangible swatch to compare to.

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  • Audra Wrisley Photography

I Scream for Ice Cream

May 1, 2017

What is more fun than sundae bars, ice cream trucks and boozy milkshakes? Incorporating them into your wedding, of course! Everyone will be pleasantly surprised (and guiltily satisfied) by this sweet indulgence. Give your guests the freedom to create their own ice cream sundae with an ice cream station. From cherries and whip cream to sour gummies and sprinkles, there are toppings for everyone to create their own delicacy. Ice cream trucks are also a fun and interactive treat. Have one stop by for a refreshing “cool-down” during dancing. Don’t forget one of our favorites, boozy milkshakes. They are the perfect late-night surprise to pass through the party and can easily be made kid-friendly.


Photography: Paige Jones + Ruth Eileen


Photography: Marianne Taylor Photography


Cheree Berry Paper x Target

February 17, 2017

Cheree Berry Paper Debuts in Target, on Paperless Post

St. Louis, MO – Cheree Berry Paper (“CBP”), a St. Louis-based, award-winning stationery company serving clients nationwide, announces its first retail collection at Target and its first online collection with Paperless Post.

 The Target collection includes stationery items centered around all things wedding and baby. The baby offering includes announcements and shower invitations as well as day-of accoutrements such as cocktail napkins, straws, and shower games. The wedding offering includes save the date cards, thank you notes, bridesmaid invitations, table décor, and more. Many of these items are new product offerings for Target.

 “It was a natural evolution,” said Cheree Berry, Cheree Berry Paper’s Founder and CEO. “Our custom stationery clients and fans of our brand wanted other ways to access our signature style. The opportunities with Target and Paperless Post provide a way for us to reach a broader audience for more of life’s occasions.”

 Cheree Berry Paper is the first St. Louis-based stationery company to be featured in Target and on Paperless Post. However, the company is no stranger to the national spotlight; Cheree Berry Paper designed the wedding stationery for Chelsea Clinton, baby announcements for Tina Fey, and has consistently created custom decorations for Christmas at the White House.

 The Cheree Berry Paper for Target collection is available online and in stores nationwide; The Cheree Berry Paper for Paperless Post collection is accessible online—and is available in electronic and printed formats.


Fall Foods

November 4, 2016

Now that the fall weather has finally kicked in, it is the perfect time to share some fall food trends and menu ideas to get you excited about the holidays and make you look like a star when hosting a holiday gathering. Bon Appétit!

Pumpkin on Everything (and we mean everything!)

Pumpkin Dip

“Served in a roasted pumpkin, this hearty dip can be eaten on crackers, bread, or baby carrots.” Check out Martha Stewart for a yummy recipe.


Carolina Charm

Pumpkin Pasta (Umm… yes please?)

A quick and simple recipe for a super creamy pasta is a go-to dish for a special evening.


Avocado Pesto

Rigatoni with Roasted Pumpkin and Goat Cheese


Martha Stewart

Roasted Pumpkin Soup


Martha Stewart

Pumpkin, Basil, Goat Cheese and Fig Tart


Country Living

Chili, Chili, and more Chili!

Harvest Chipotle Chili


Midwest Living

Pumpkin, Beef, and Black Bean Chili


Country LivingRyan Liebe Photographer

Slow-Cooker Brisket Chili

Southern Living | Hector M. Sanchez

Incorporating Pumpkin in International Foods

Pumpkin Lasagna

Food & Wine | Photography: Karen Mordechai

Thai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash

Eat, Live, Run

Chipotle Roasted Pumpkin, Mushroom and Kale Quesadillas


Closet Cooking

Back to Basics

You can also incorporate a fall flavor into your everyday meals– pumpkin grilled cheese anyone?

Pumpkin Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Pumpkin Pancakes with Spiced Maple Syrup (Because who doesn’t want pumpkin on their pancakes?)

Real Simple | Philip Friedman Photography

Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers


Peas & Crayons

Meredith and Nick Captured in Action!

August 11, 2016

Venue & Catering- Pippin Hill, Charlottesville, VA | Event Planning & Design – Karson Butler Events | Photography – Ethan Yang Photography | Videography – Monachetti | Hair & Make Up – Amie Decker Beauty | Dress – Monique Lihuillier from Carine’s Bridal Atelier | Band – Black Tie via Washington Talent | Lighting – Blue Ridge A/V & Lighting | Cake – Mahlia Creations | Flowers – Nature Composed| Food Truck – Carpe Donut | Invitations & Paper Goods – Taylor Street Paper | Placecards – DeLovely Details| Calligraphy – Laura Hooper Calligraphy


  • Monachetti

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