Confessions of a Love-A-Holic

Ladies!!! I love the idea of love. Ever since I was a little girl I would watch as many romantic movies as I could, watching beautiful and lasting relationships form over an a two hour span. I watched my parents as I grew and saw the love they shared. Now, I am a wedding photographer […]

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Bridal Lingerie

Part of completing any outfit is what is worn underneath. Proper undergarments provide smooth lines and support so that your clothes look the best they can. Also, lingerie has the effect of  adding an extra spring in your step! The feeling of something pretty hidden underneath your clothes brings a look full circle, and can be […]

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Wedding Cake Alternatives

Couples are looking beyond the traditional idea of tiered wedding cakes and putting their own spin on wedding reception desserts. The big day is a reflection of both the bride and groom’s personality and redefining their wedding cake while adding their own eclectic touch is a great way to show that. Alternatives to wedding cakes […]

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Your engagement…your pictures!

As a photographer I know that we have limits as of what we can do for a bride and groom. Both the bride and the photographer has their own vision about how our pictures should turn out. There is a difference between limitations and control over a photo shoot. Recently I have had brides coming […]

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The Pro’s and Con’s of DIY

Ladies, When you get engaged it is an amazing time full of smiles and maybe some happy tears. You get to tell your family and friends that you and your now “fiancee” are getting married! Life is good…until it’s time to start planning and you realize something…you have a budget! How many of you have […]

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MeeksMakes- Origami Flowers for your Hair

Recently spotted among bridal trends are decorative head-wear pieces. Whether it be a jeweled headband, tiara, or colorful hair clips, brides have been opting for subtle details without a traditional veil. Creator and designer of MeeksMakes, Tomiko Tamashiro, has brought the world of accessories something new and exciting; origami flower crowns and clips to be worn on any special day or throughout […]

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Decoding Wedding Dress Codes

It is always exciting to get a wedding invitation to a friend’s big day. But deciding what is appropriate to wear can leave even the most stylish wedding guest feeling a little flustered. We’ve compiled a guide to decoding common wedding dress codes and included a few tips for what to wear even if there […]

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Win a Dream Wedding in Roanoke, Virginia!

    Virginia Bride Magazine and The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows have just announced their third dream wedding giveaway for 2015-  The Roanoke Dream Wedding giveaway is held in conjunction with their bridal show held at The Roanoke Civic Center on September 21st and the winter show held on January 18, 2015. Here are the […]

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Hydrangea Colors blooming in Spring/Summer 2015

Making waves in the bridal fashion world is a new color family; hydrangea hues! Calm pastel colors range from light lavenders to soft blues, making any bride glow against the colors of spring flowers. Pantone Color: Orchid Petal, Dress by Watters, Image from Style Sight Pantone Color: Xenon Blue, Dress by Monique Lhuillier, Image from Style […]

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British Style for Virginia Brides!

British online wedding accessory retailer Wedding-Chest.com has updated its 2014 collection, adding some amazing ‘Downton Abbey’ style crystal tiaras and headpieces. Wedding-Chest is a global retailer that sells a stunning range of high quality wedding accessories. Everything in their catalogue is designed in Britain and whenever possible it’s also made in the UK. They work […]

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