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10 Wedding Books to Add to your Library

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Books, books, books. It's no secret we're bibliophiles around here, so it was about time we did a book roundup of some of the best wedding-related goodies out there! From fiction to practical to just plain fun, we are recommending some fab new additions to that home library of yours. And with summer time coming up soon, stock up that beach bag with some great new reads all with love, engagement, and wedding bells in sight... perfect for the newly engaged!

Modern Classic Founders Inn Military Wedding

Monday, May 23, 2016

Cade and Diana's story begins on their first day aboard the USS Gonzalez when they met as officers in the Navy. Since the Navy and Virginia Beach were the catalysts that brought these two together, they knew that they wanted a local wedding at the Founders Inn. As with all military love stories that are full of ups and downs, Diana even found herself out to sea until just seven days before the wedding! Yet everything was arranged beautifully for when she came back, from her gorgeous mermaid bridal gown to the elegant touches that echoed her Mexican heritage.

Captured by Karyn Johnson Photography, we love that they wove classic wedding details such as a cascade bouquet with stargazing lilies along with the families' rich Catholic history in shades of fuchsia, silver, and black. In front of their closest loved ones, the bride and groom exchanged vows with Mexican wedding traditions in mind such as the Wedding Lasso and the Arras (or "13 coins"). Ending with a romantic last dance and a fun modern glow stick parade, Cade and Diana's day paid homage to their careers, family, and their future together.

The Berry Sweetest Strawberry Wedding Ideas Ever

Thursday, May 19, 2016

With tomorrow being Pick Strawberries Day and the Pungo Strawberry Festival in Virginia Beach on May 28-29th, that means strawberry season is in full swing here in Virginia! Whether you're having a strawberry-themed bridal shower or buying out all of the red gingham fabric locally to make your favors, we have picked the "berry" best inspiration from around the web for you strawberry lovers out there!

Modern Ombre Pink and Teal OBX Wedding

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Oh, that ombré pink wedding gown! Zach and Katie's Outer Banks wedding not only immediately caught our eye because of her epic dress, but also their story. Bonding over craft beer and the outdoors, it all started outside at the Smithsonian in DC. Since Katie was an art history major, Zach took her to the National Gallery of Art to experience art through her eyes... and so you know the bride was bound to have a gorgeous masterpiece of a gown when it was time to say I Do!

With a groom's dream of an Outer Banks wedding, these two lovebirds chose a destination celebration at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, and Chelsea Anderson Photography highlighted everything from the smallest detail to the most important – the love between Zach and Katie on a beautiful cloudless late summer day. With fun elements from banjo-driven music (and a pup named Banjo!) to custom craft beer glasses, each part of the day spoke to the lively atmosphere of this quintessential colorful wedding!

Spotlight Feature On: Capture Photography

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Involved, in love, and quirky is Jenny and Allison's, the dynamic duo behind Capture Photography, favorite kind of couple! Based in Richmond and serving Hampton Roads and beyond, these two ladies sure do love a good road trip, especially when it comes to weddings and their fab couples!

Nautical Navy and Blush Virginia Beach Wedding

Monday, May 16, 2016

While Jennai and Sean live in Northern Virginia, they both knew they wanted the Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach for their destination wedding... especially with the gorgeous waterside views of Wolfsnare Creek as their backdrop. Coordinated by A Lively Affair and captured by Caitlin Gerres Photography, their nautical wedding day was highlighted with blush and navy accents throughout.

Classic navy blue and white striped ribbons and linens, golden ship wheels as table numbers, and white lanterns were all the perfect nautical touches. And oh yes, we love that Jennai's envy-inducing Kate Spade shoes with a bow completed the look! This wedding definitely has us setting sail to sunnier summertime celebrations.

Quirky and Fun Wes Anderson Themed Wedding

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Film director and screenwriter Wes Anderson was the unconventional inspiration that characterized Stefanie and Jonathan's wedding at the Woman's Club of Portsmouth. Known for his distinctive visual and narrative style in films such as Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and the Grand Budapest Hotel (just to name a few!), the couple's choice of bold yellow and light blue was a reference to the fun color palettes the director loves to use in his films.

Captured by Blush Wood Studios, guests, donning vintage fashions nodding back to late 1970's aesthetic, posed in front of handmade photo booth walls set to depict various Anderson movie scenes (one even with the iconic "Boy with Apple" painting from Grand Budapest Hotel!). The wedding party stoically posed for portraits as a nod to much of his directorial themes of comedic seriousness. Let's just say this is the ultimate when it comes to Wes Anderson meets wedding world!

From the vast array of symbolic props, such as framed movie quotes on the tables, to antique keys, to personalized "Zissou Society" cuff links given to the groom, to playful billy ball flowers in bouquets, everything for these two lovebirds' special day gave life to this perfectly quirky chic wedding and pays ultimate homage to one of the greatest American directors of our time.

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