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Let The Games Begin: Your Complete Chic Date Night Party Guide During The Olympics

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Let the games begin! Next up in our fun themed home-cooked dinner inspiration and totally doable tabletop styling ideas with a pop culture twist, Date Nights at Home, series is all about the gold, bronze, and silver with summer tropical flair!

Thanks to lovely photography by Maria Grace Photography, "Let The Games Begin" Date Night is all about celebration of Brazilian-inspired cuisine, friendly competition, and the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. As athletes from all over the world test their endurance and represent their proud nations, you two lovebirds will be rooting your favorite team in tropical chic dinner style!

Glowy Morning Poquoson Engagement Session

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

When Kelsey and Stephen were thinking about where they wanted to have their engagement session with Corrin Jasinski Photography, they both immediately said, "The Farm." Ever since Stephen was a little boy, he had spent hours and hours here, so it was really important and special that he now gets to share this sentimental place with the woman of his dreams (especially when she's gorgeously dressed in red for the occasion!).

This lovely farm in Poquoson has been in Stephen's family for generations, and like the families before, it will one day be given to Stephen and Kelsey. This beautiful sunrise session will be a great memory that they will show their future children and grandchildren to come!

Spotlight Feature On: The Butcher's Son

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Outgoing, glamorous, and imaginative is what Paige and the crew at The Butcher's Son loves about their favorite kind of couple! The Butcher's Son is not just a restaurant nestled in Chesapeake, but it's the perfect venue for those looking for a small, intimate wedding space or a chic rehearsal dinner location with yummy dishes and drinks to delight and a classic modern ambiance to romance.

5 Reasons to Visit Elizabeth City This Weekend

Gateway to the Outer Banks and home to the largest U.S. Coast Guard base in the country, a hidden gem of a small town aptly nicknamed The Harbor of Hospitality shines unpretentiously. From dog-friendly cafés to diverse restaurant food to warm and welcoming locals, the town of Elizabeth City, North Carolina will charm your socks off and beckon you to make its lifestyle a future tradition for romantic getaways with your sweetie -- once, twice, or even a few times a year! Because why not? It's only an hour south of Norfolk!

Thanks to the Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, I had the chance to get to know this special town last month, and so today, I'm sharing the reasons why you should stop and smell the roses (at the local Mariner's Wharf, of course!) in E-City this weekend!

Colorful and Heart-Squeezing Rustic Vow Renewal

Monday, July 25, 2016

Oh, this vow renewal is one that will have you grabbing for your tissues! If these two lovebirds look familiar to you, you're right! We featured Katie and Landon's Fort Monroe elopement last year! Because of health complications, they moved up their original wedding date and turned it into an intimate elopement instead, but because life had thrown them a few other curveballs, they decided they still wanted to celebrate in a big way this past spring at the Woman's Club of Portsmouth.

Throughout their wedding planning, life gave them yet another reason to give thanks. Katie gave birth to their son at just 24 weeks old, and on their wedding day, he unfortunately was still in the hospital getting special care. Nevertheless, he was ever present at their wedding by way of a very memorable "ROAR!" dinosaur patch sewn into her wedding gown as well as a dedicated first dance together shared via a hospital livestream.

We could talk about these details all day long! From the donut cake to soft sage green neckties with tiny polka dots to the rustic decorations to the wildflower bridesmaid bouquets strewn with sunflowers (a floral theme carried over from their elopement!), everything was sweetly captured by Elizabeth Henson Photos. Katie and Landon's vow renewal is a beautiful reminder that life's many chapters are best shared together.

Soak up the #NoWorryMovement Vibes with Sandals

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The tune of The Beach Boys' Kokomo is seriously the only thing playing on your brainwaves as you look out your plane's window and see the Bahamas below. Crystal turquoise blue waters, pale outlines of ocean-kissing sand, and palm trees swaying as if greeting you to the islands become the first of very many warm welcomes ahead. Because once you meet the Sandals Royal Bahamian crew at the airport, they are set and determined on making you feel like you are home away from home in one of the most idyllic tropical getaways you'll ever experience in the Caribbean.

A few months ago, I had the honor of joining my fellow Aisle Society gals for an unforgettable weekend in Nassau to get to know what the #NoWorryMovement is all about through the Sandals WeddingMoons all-inclusive adventure. And today, I'm sharing my top three favorite moments that completely melted my worries away into total vacay vibes and good times!

Sweet Williamsburg Engagement Session at Sunrise

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Michael and Jessica met at the Tang Soo Do program at Virginia Tech, but it wasn't until after they graduated that they became more than friends. Fast forward to several years later, and they are now waiting on the cusp of becoming husband and wife!

From graduation to job changes to moving away from Virginia, the one thing they have had in common throughout this time has been their growing relationship. With Maria Grace Photography behind the lens, they celebrated their love on a beautiful morning at sunrise in Williamsburg. They all agreed that waking up in time for the sun to peek over the buildings and trees was totally worth every minute of sleep lost!

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