Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone who made 2010 so wonderful for I Do Details and Events, we couldn't have done it without your support! I hope that everyone has a fantastic New Year and I look forward to an AMAZING 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Anna Elyse

While working on an inspiration board for a client, I stumbled upon Anna Elyse's adorable website, and their Spring 2011 collection! If you are looking for bridesmaid dresses that are cute with a southern flair, then you need to check it out! Some of my favorites are the short Jackie O with ruffle bodice, Mini length Bloom, and Audrey with the Sweetheart Bodice! The colors are stunning, and there are so many options to choose from!
Happy Shopping!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Secret Santa Holiday Party!

Every year my girlfriends and I get together and have a Secret Santa party. This year we decided to spice it up a little bit and do a a dinner party as well! I decided to host and wanted to make it a special and fun evening for all of us girls! After meeting with Jodi from Connie Duglin Linens, my color scheme came into play which was a silver and a deep wine color. My inspiration went from there. Anna from Nuage Mulberry did the beautiful menu cards as well as place cards which really added an elegant touch to everyone's place setting and Karisa from Nectar Floral Design did the AMAZING flowers that were on the table. We hung crystals from the ceiling which added an extra sparkle to the table and played in nicely with all of the candlelight and glassware. Some of the favorites from the evening was the food, gift exchange, company and friendship, and of course the hot chocolate bar to go! We all had a blast and I wanted to share some pictures from the evening!
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010


The Twistband - Wholesale
Picture from

I was recently in DC for an Erin McDermott trunk show and while Erin and I were shopping through Georgetown, I came across my new favorite thing! The Twistband Hair Tie! Erin had sold them in a boutique that she once worked in, and she highly recommend it, so I thought that I would give it a try. Every girl out there knows how hard it is to find a great hair tie and this one not only does the trick, but looks super cute on your wrist! I was even more excited when I was reading my latest Real Simple Magazine (LOVE by the way) and it was listed as a 2011 Life-Changing Product! Be sure to check them out on their website, and what a perfect gift!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Welcome to I Do Details!

I would like to welcome Kristin and Edwin to the I Do Details Family!
They met because Edwin was friends with Kristin's brother and ended up being roommates with him and 2 other guys. They had many mutual friends, and then became friends themselves. Eventually they realized that they really liked each other and started dating.

Edwin took her to the SunDial Restaurant in Atlanta where they shared a wonderful conversation about their future, and after dinner he proposed!
They are looking forward to seeing what God has in store for them as a married couple, and the comfort of knowing the constant companionship. They are also really looking forward to starting a family!
I Do Details is so excited to be a part of their big day in September!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Closet Edit!

One of my presents from my adorable husband for my birthday was a closet edit session with Melissa Lamkin! I was so excited and didn't quite know what to expect, considering my closet is kind of a mess :) Needless to say, I am OBSESSED with my new closet and it has made my life so much easier! Everything is super organized and I was able to pass on some things that I just didn't need anymore! Melissa did a wonderful job of going through things with me and helping me piece together outfits that I never would have thought of piecing together! So if you haven't asked for anything for the holiday season, I would strongly suggest a session with Melissa!

Monday, November 29, 2010

McGill Rose Garden and Nectar!

Looking for a beautiful spot in Charlotte to have a quaint ceremony and reception, bridesmaid luncheon, or afternoon tea? Look no further! The McGill Rose Garden in Noda  is the perfect spot! It is a beautiful and an intimate setting for any event. Karisa is the owner of Nectar whose floral shop is on site at the McGill Rose Garden. Her shop is adorable and she is super talented when it comes to floral arrangements! Be sure to check them out or visit the garden when in bloom, it is beautiful!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Cookie Recipe!

Looking for a great cookie recipe for the holiday season, well look no further! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are always a crowd pleaser!
1 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 egg
2 cups of flour
2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 t milk
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 t vanilla
Mix altogether and bake on 350 for 8-12 minutes. The cookies are kind of cake like, so be careful not to overcook!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Marriott Center City

On Thursday night I was able to go to the Marriott Center City for a fun evening of networking with some other planners in Charlotte. Laura and Kristin from the Marriott gave us a fabulous tour of their amazing hotel, where the space is awesome! They have a cigar bar as well as a restaurant called Savannah Red's, where we were able to enjoy the fabulous food! We were able to meet the chef, who creates a fresh menu and is always changing things around due to the fact that they get their vegetables from local farmers! Marriott Center City offers many unique and special elements for any event! It was such a fun night and I highly recommend checking it out!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wish Upon A Wedding~ The Carolinas Blissful Wishes Ball

On Friday night I was able to attend a wonderful event, The Carolinas Blissful Wishes Ball for a wonderful organization called Wish Upon a Wedding! It was held at The Ritz Carlton where we had a delicious meal and tons of fun! There were lots of wonderful people from the industry there and it was great to catch up with them as well as meet some new people. The president of Wish Upon a Wedding Sasha Souza flew in to speak at the event and the stories of wishes that have already been granted really touched the heart. Some of my favorite parts of the evening were the silent auction, the photo booth from Shutterbooth which was a blast, and dancing the night away with two great bands, The Fabulous Kays and The Right to Party Band! Many thanks to the Wish Upon a Wedding team and all of the fabulous vendors that made this night so special!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What a night!

Me, Erin, and Cecily!
Thursday night at Bella Bridesmaid was a blast! It was so much fun to see all of Erin's new pieces of jewelry, mingle with fabulous people, and browse the beautiful dresses that Bella Bridesmaid has to offer! Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by! Congrats to Brooke who won the two hour design session with I Do Details Events!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Erin McDermott and Bella Bridesmaid Event Tonight!

Come join Erin from Erin McDermott Jewelry and Cecily from Bella Bridesmaid as they showcase the latest trends while offering 15% of all purchases! Come enjoy apps and cocktails while shopping all of the wodnerful things that both of these vendors have to offer from 5-8 at Bella Bridesmaid. I Do Details Events is also giving away a two hour design session, so come check it out!
Hope to see you tonight!
Bella Bridesmaid, 2133 Southend Drive Suite 104, Charlotte, NC

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thanksgiving Inspiration Board

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Spending time with family, playing games, overeating, snuggling up on the couch and watching football, and reflecting on what you are thankful for. Some of my friends are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year, and were asking for some table ideas. I thought that I would create an inspiration board to hopefully spark some creativity and ideas for the infamous Thanksgiving table!!! I am a big fan of the neutrals and especially the golds while tying in various natural colors and little details that help set your table apart from others! Click on the link to see my inspiration board on Style Me Pretty. I hope that you enjoy!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Picture That House

My talented aunt Ann, creates these one of a kind house pictures which makes the perfect gift for any occasion! Whenever my friends and I have given this as a gift, the recepient is always so surprised and touched and always has the same reaction, "This is my house!"  All  you need to do is email Ann a picture of the house that you would like her to do, and she takes care of the rest...painting and framing! Please contact Ann for more information.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Meet Gean & Joe!

I first met Gean and Joe at the Charlotte Wedding Connection and just from a few short moments, you could tell how in love they were with one another! When I got the opportunity to meet with them, I realized just how in love they are and how excited they are to start this next step of their life together!
They were first introduced to one another through Gean's best friend, Deanna. They initially crossed paths four years ago, while walking down the street in front of RiRa's. Two years after their initial meeting they were brought back together for a "girls" dinner at Cantina. Her friends had planned a dinner/movie night and Deanna ended up inviting Joe. After that dinner, Joe pestered Deanna for several weeks for her contact information. Deanna gave into Joe's persistence and finally gave him her number. They talked and texted daily, and on March 25, 2008 they had their first date, and have been inseparable ever since.

On March 19, 2010, they were headed down to Atlanta for a quick weekend getaway. Joe recommended that they go out for a nice dinner at the Sun Dial Restaurant, a tri-level dining complex featuring a revolving restaurant, a rotating cocktail lounge and an observatory offering a 360-degree panorama of the Atlanta skyline. They enjoyed a great meal, and following dinner they took a stroll around the restaurant to check out the amazing view. As they were gazing out at the skyline, they began reminiscing about their relationship and how wonderful their time together has been. Joe then got down on one knee to propose, and out of excitement, she shouted, "I do!" 
They are so excited about their upcoming wedding and cannot wait to start their journey together, and I Do Details Events is excited to be a part of their big day!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Perfect Clutch!

Ummmm...okay, I think that I could be in LOVE with these adorable clutches from Davie & Chiyo! They are super adorable and they have tons of styles to choose from for any occasion! Check out their website for the various designs that they have to offer, but these are a few of my favorites! Happy Shopping!

Perfect for a Bride!
Fun, Fun, Fun!
Love it!
Perfect for a bridesmaid or a night on the town!
It comes in all different colors!! Love it for a bride or bridesmaid!
Photo Credits: Davie & Chiyo

Monday, November 1, 2010

Got a door?

Photo Credit: Jeanne Winters
My aunt sends out weekly finds of some of her favorite blogs and I had to share one of her finds this week! It involves an old door and some cork...and easy as pie you have a spot for pictures, place cards, inspirations, notes, reminders...the opportunities are endless! Check out this do it yourself project from The Inspired Room!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Renissance Hotel

On Thursday I was able to attend a wonderful event at The Renissance Hotel in SouthPark. They were showcasing their new renovations which are fabulous! The service, food, music, and atmosphere was amazing and it was a really fun evening! Make sure to check out The Renissance Hotel and all of the wonderful things that they have to offer for any event!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jennifer & Ryan

I am so excited to begin working with the newest clients to I Do Details Events, Jennifer and Ryan!
Ryan and Jennifer met at Taco Mac in Atlanta Ga. They were both there for dinner and he was actually sitting with someone she knew so they were introduced. They were practically inseparable for the rest of the night. After they kept running into each other out, he finally asked her out to a hockey game, and they have been together ever since. Even though Ryan and Jennifer both went to Clemson at the same time and have tons of mutual friends they never met until that night at Taco Mac.

A little over two and a half years later Ryan and Jennifer were driving back to Clemson for the home opening football game and he said he needed to go the field "to take pictures" for work, she reluctantly fell for it and once they got out of the car he got down on one knee and proposed at "the rock" (Clemson tradition). She was completely shocked and said "of course"!
Their wedding is going to be beautiful and tons of fun! I am looking forward to May! Congrats Jennifer and Ryan!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Looking for a hot spot to hold your next rehearsal dinner or dinner party? Look no further! Vivace at the Metropolitan is FABULOUS!!! The food, the decor, and the ambiance is perfect for any event! I was able to attend a networking group there last week and we sat upstairs with the sliding windows open, overlooking the city and enjoying the delicious food. As we chatted I thought of all of the wonderful things you could do there for an event, and what a perfect spot is was! Be sure to check it out!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wow Factor Cakes

Amy from Wow Factor Cakes is super talented and her cakes are delicious!!! I did a mock table for the Charlotte Wedding Connection and used Amy's Wowee Pops for my escort cards and they were a HUGE hit! Anna from Nuage Mulberry made the tags to go around the Wowee Pops and people just loved them! Wowee Pops are so delicious and can be customized to match your colors for your big day, party, or just to have around the house to munch on! Make sure to try these little pops that are truly a little piece of heaven! Thanks again Amy!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wish Upon A Wedding

I am so excited to be attending the Blissful Wishes Ball on November 12th in Charlotte, NC, supporting Wish Upon A Wedding. Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances. This organization offers couples a chance to enjoy a very special day, without any thoughts of existing health or other serious issues, while surrounded by their closest family and friends.

To make the Blissful Wishes Ball a success and to help grant the wish of the bride for the Charlotte Chapter, we need your help! Please take 3 minutes out of your busy day to watch this video, we would love to have your support!
Video credits:
Filming + Editing, Heather Bryson, Carolina Wedding Design and Event Planning Co-Chair, Wish Upon A WeddingSpeaking, Ivy Robinson, Owner/Designer, Ivy Robinson Weddings + Events and President of the Carolinas Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just a Reminder...

Tomorrow is the big day for the Gilt Wedding Shop! It will be open from October 20th until October 24th. Be sure to check it out for all kinds of wonderful deals!
Here is what the next four days have in store:
Day 1: Find your dream wedding dress, shoes, jewels, and tuxedos to complete the look!
Day 2: It's bridal party! Bridesmaids' dresses and more!
Day 3: Honeymoon spots and wedding day must-haves, like your wedding cake and bridal makeup.
Day 4: To gear up for newlywed life, find gorgeous china, bedding, and other wedding registry must-haves.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vendor Spotlight: Classic Party Rentals

I used Classic Party Rentals to rent my silver chavari chairs for my mock table for the bridal show, and they looked fabulous! I have enjoyed working with Classic for various events and they have just about everything that you would want to rent to make your event spectacular!
They are also doing something very special for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every pink cloth that is rented during the month of October, Classic will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. What a great way to support such a great cause.
Thanks again Classic!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vendor Spotlight: Nuage Mulberry

I have blogged about Anna from Nuage Mulberry before, but I just can't stop tell you how talented she really is! I met with her to tell her my vision for my mock table at the bridal show and asked her to do my menu cards, place cards, table number, and the tags for the Wowee Pops! When I got the proofs I was so excited because her design was exactly what I wanted! Everything looked beautiful and it all came together on the table perfectly! My favorite part were the menu cards that we came up with that wrapped around the napkin...loved it! Be sure to contact her as she can customize anything!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Connie Duglin Linen

This is the linen that I used for the show! Pomegranate confetti!
I spotted the most AMAZING linen ever at the Ronald McDonald Fashion Show back in April and from that point on the search was on to find it! With some inside info from the fabulous Melissa Lamkin, I was introduced to Jodi at Connie Duglin Linens. I had the best time chatting with Jodi and browsing all of the wonderful linens that they have to offer! Be sure to check them out and look at all of the wonderful linens and services that they offer! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful linens for the show, they were a huge hit!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This Sunday I was a part of the Charlotte Wedding Connection Bridal Show. It was great meeting lots of wonderful brides and I look forward to beginning to work with some of them! I did a mock table in my booth and it couldn't have been done with out the talents of some of the wonderful vendors in Charlotte. So I thought that I would spotlight a different vendor each day who helped to make my table sparkle!
I used Nectar for my floral arrangement. Karisa is super talented and sweet and I really enjoyed meeting her through this process. Her adorable floral shop is located on N Davidson and her arrangements and ideas are awesome! I look forward to using her in the future!
Thanks again Karisa!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Save the Date for Gilt!

Who doesn't love Gilt!? For those of you that haven't ever experienced it, you need to check it out! It is a fabulous website that offers deals on tons of clothing, accessory, and home designers on a daily basis! However in my inbox today, I received a Save the Date for the Gilt Wedding Shop that opens on October 20th and goes until October 24th. I just had to share this great news with all of you so be sure to mark your calendars and check it out!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Green Kangaroo!

The Green Kangaroo is one of my favorite invitation sites and it just happens to be where I got mine as well :) They have a lot to choose from, from invitations to stationary to Do It Yourself ideas! The best part is that between now and October 15th you get 20% off invitations and save the dates!
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Charlotte Wedding Connection!

I will be participating at the Charlotte Wedding Connection and I am so excited! It is this Sunday, October 10th from 1-4 at the Levine Museum Uptown. Come say "Hi" and check out all of the wonderful vendors in Charlotte!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Congrats to Crystal and Khiem!

Last night I had the privilege of working with Crystal and Khiem to celebrate their big day! It was at the beautiful Palmer Building and it was a good time had by all! Pictures are coming so stay tuned! I wanted to thank all of the vendors who made the night such a success!
Venue: The Palmer Building
Photographer: Thien La Photography
Videographer: Lam Video
DJ: Scooter Abrams from One Stop Live
Caterer: Best Impressions
Florist: Elizabeth House Flowers
Cake: Edible Art
Thanks again for everything!
Here is what some people are saying from that night:
Hi Kate,

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful wedding planner, it is my pleasure to help Khiem and Crystal on their big day. It was also a pleasure working with you as well, I am sure they had a perfect night. I will definitely email you when the photos are ready to view. Thank you very much.
Thien La
It was a pleasure working with you too. I would love to work with you again too.
Thanks again for helping make my job easier last night :-)
Scooter Abrams
One Stop Live!
I don't think that I can thank you enough. Khiem and I are so glad that we were able to hire you as our planner. If I know anyone who is looking for a planner, I most definitely will suggest you. Job well done. Thanks again!
Crystal and Khiem
October 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Mint Museum Uptown!

Last night I had the privilege of getting a sneak peak of the AMAZING new Mint Museum Uptown, and when I say AMAZING I mean AMAZING space!! The various options that The Mint Museum offers for an event are so neat and beautiful all at the same time. We were fortunate to be in The Mattye and Marc Silverman Grand Room and Trustees Terrace that was beautifully uplighted and had some very trendy lounge areas, while chatting and tasting delicious foods from some of the wonderful caterers that we have here in Charlotte. The opportunities are endless for what you can do there and I am so excited to have such a wonderful new venue in the Uptown area. Be sure to check it out as it opens to the public this weekend!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Crazy Straws!

Looking for a little something extra for your bar at your wedding or any event for that matter? Look no farther for these adorable crazy straws! For Your Party has great stuff from gift bags to monogrammed napkins to menu cards! Check out their website as well as these crazy straws!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hudson Block Company

I stumbled across these blocks that I thought were so cute!! What a great gift! I love how you can spell your little ones name and add on picture blocks as well! Check out Hudson Blocks on Etsy!

I can't believe my little buddy Landon is six months old today! Congrats Amy and Chris, he has been so much fun and we have enjoyed watching him grow up! We can't wait for all of the memories!!!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cute Finds for Boys and Girls!

I love ETSY! It is amazing what you can find on there and sticking with Baby week on the I Do Details blog, I found two ETSY sites that have adorable things for your little ones!
Check out the adorable ruffled diaper covers for the girls and these sports team onesie's for boys! These are sure to be a hit at any baby event!
Happy shopping!

Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Baby Week!

In honor of one of my favorite little buddies turning six months this week, it is baby week on I Do Details Blog! I not only plan weddings but other events as well! We were fortunate enough to do Amy's baby shower before little Landon was born so here are some photos from such a fun day!
Diaper Wreath

Cake Pop Favors
Little Schaaf clothesline above the presents!
Cake by Edible Art
Baby pictures of Chris and Amy hanging everywhere!
Fabulous cookies by Patricia O'Brien!
Baby Bottle Bellini's!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Melissa is AMAZING!

Photo Credit: Cunninham Photo Artists

Tonight is the night for one of my friends in Charlotte, to show all of you fashionistas what she is all about! Melissa Lamkin will be participating in Fashion's Night Out at Neiman Marcus as one of three stylists competing for the title of Charlotte's Fashion Maven of the year! She is extremely talented and I was able to take a peek at her look book and let’s just say, WOW!!! Her looks are awesome, and I wish that I could take all of them home! I know that she is going to rock the runway and just wanted to say good luck!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Emory and James!

A friend of mine passed along this adorable site, and I just had to share it with all of my favorite people! Don't you always wonder what to do with all of the beautiful invitations that you get? I of course save all of them :), but for some after the event they just toss them. Emory & James enables you to turn those beautiful invitations, tickets, photos, etc. into gifts! What a great wedding, baby, shower, anniversary, or just because gift! Check out the various ways that you can create a creative and sentimental gift that is sure to be forever cherished! Happy Shopping!


Monday, September 6, 2010

I Do Details was featured!

Many thanks to Anna from Nuage Mulberry for featuring me on her blog last week! Check out what she had to say! Anna is super talented and her invitations are gorgeous, so be sure to look at her website as well!
Thanks Again!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Little Something Extra!

I am always looking for ways to spruce up a package or a little gift for an event! I came across Happy Tape, which I think is the perfect solution for that little something extra! Happy Tape is Japanese masking tape that is made out of washi paper and comes in all sorts of colors and patterns! It would be the perfect extra to a little favor box or bag, or even to use when making personalized cards! Be sure to check out their blog for some ideas of how to use Happy Tape!
Happy Shopping!

Monday, August 30, 2010

15 North!

Last week Melissa Lamkin invited some friends and I to try out a delicious new restaurant in Charlotte called 15 North! We had the wonderful opportunity to try various dishes that were all special and unique in their own tasteful way! Chef Brett McKee and Steve Palmer bring their culinary talents to Montford Drive where 15 North is now open! I strongly suggest you check it out and all of their wonderful dishes! Some of our favorites that we tried were the mussels, deviled eggs, burger, pork chops, and the steak and eggs! I can’t wait to go back and try some other fabulous dishes!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

A New Favorite!!!

Photography by Aberdeen Studios

While doing my nightly blog stalking :) I came across a website that just became one of my new favorites! Maihar Design has fantastic things! Their silk ring bearer pillows are beautiful and perfect for a little pillow after the big day! How about those flower petals? They are just adorable!!! I love them for a bride, bridesmaids, flower girls, or even for a night out on the town! Be sure to check out their website, and hopefully you will love it as much as I do!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I Do Details is on The Knot!

It is official! I Do Details is on The Knot!!! I am so excited about this opportunity and thanks so much for everyone's support!  Be sure to check us out!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Supply Soiree

Michelle and I hosted the First Annual Supply Soiree on Saturday night and it was a huge hit! We hit the rooftop of the Metropolitan for desserts and drinks while supporting a great cause. Every guest was asked to bring school supplies to support two local schools in the Charlotte area! We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our friends. As we were dividing up supplies yesterday we were speechless with everything that people had donated! We are both so lucky to have such wonderful friends and family, and want to thank them for coming out and supporting us! Here are some pics from the evening! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Do Details Was Featured!

Erin McDermott of Erin McDermott Jewelry featured I Do Details today on her blog! Check it out and thanks so much for featuring us!!! xoxo,
P.S. Don't forget to check out her awesome jewelry designs!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Meet Jessica and John!

John and Jessica met in Charleston, SC at King Street Grill on a Saturday afternoon in March of 2008. Jessica and a friend of hers were probably there for less than five minutes when in walks John. She immediately thought he was handsome, despite his bright yellow Maryland t-shirt, which is still to-date her least favorite shirt he owns. The only seat available was the seat right in front of her, next to their mutual friend Jeremy. Jeremy introduced them and they talked for what seemed to be the entire time they were there. In that time they realized they had been living less than a block away from each other for the last two years. When Jessica and her friend were about to leave he asked if he could have her number and the rest is history.
John and Jessica hadn't seen each other in a few weeks because she had finals. So as soon as she was done she headed south to Charleston for some post finals vacay. As soon as she got there John suggested they take George (their dog) to the park since he had been in the car so long. They arrived and Jessica immediately became nostalgic as this was the park George and her had been going to since he was a puppy; almost 5 years and John had been with them for the last two. It started out like all the other hundreds of park trips they had been on...George jumping with excitement like a kangaroo, Jessica taking in the view of downtown across the water, John by her side teasing George with the ball. She was home! She had no clue what was about to happen next. About 10 minutes had gone by of fetch and talk when John intercepted George upon his return. Jessica took this opportunity to soak in more of the view but could see them in the corner of her eye. John was down on the ground playing with him and said "I've missed you buddy. I've missed both of you. It's been like 21 days." Jessica laughed and as she turned around she jokingly asked, "you've been counting?" He was down on one knee!
Jessica and John’s wedding is going to be amazing! They are getting married at John's grandparents old farm/plantation in Virginia!Their style for the big day is farm, vintage, simple, anthropologie-esque, laid-back, and romantic.
Jessica and John are most forward to looking at each other as they walk down the aisle, knowing that there about to start a new chapter in their lifetime together, and having an excuse to gather everyone they love together under one tent, laughing and dancing.
I am so excited to be a part of your big day!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Our new puppy Riggins!
I would like to introduce the newest member of our household…Riggins! I fell in love with Riggins and we brought him home on Sunday! As I continue to stare at this precious little pup, it got me thinking of various ways to incorporate your dog into your big day! I know that incorporating your dog is a growing trend, so here are some clever ways that I found on The Knot!

Love giving the pup a bow tie to match the groomesmen ties!
Photo Credit: Eclectic Images Photography
Create a beautiful collar out of flowers!
Phot Credit: Julie Mikos
If you have a dog that can sit still, have them be a greeter to greet your guests like this little one!
Photo Credit: Mel Barlow

You can also have them be a ring bearer!
Photo Credit: Nashan Photo
If you want to get fancy, give them a strand of pearls to wear!
Photo Credit: Rose Lion Photo