Today’s Vendor Spotlight is all about one of our favorite vendors, Mimi! She owns Whipped Up by Mimi, an artisan cake boutique that focuses on creating unique contemporary cake designs that embody each clients dreamlike vision for their event. Every cake and dessert is made with the finest ingredients from local Virginia farms and grocers. The exceptional and perfected recipes are sure to please range of palettes! Read on to learn all about Mimi, her business and advice for Hampton Roads brides!
Photo Credit: Sarah Street Photography
Today we’re kicking off our first Vendor Spotlight! We love showcasing the amazing Hampton Roads vendors in our Vendor Guide and we’ll be giving you an in-depth look at their work and their ‘why’ with a Q&A right here on the blog.
Kelsey Ann Events is an event planning and coordinating business located in the Hampton Roads area and is designed to help make your special event everything you envision it to be and more! The focus of Kelsey Ann Events is to create classic and timeless events that are laced with love and joy! Kelsey believes that every celebration should be brimming with sweet champagne, belly laughs, all-night dancing, remarkable moments and plenty of x’s and o’s! She’ll make planning and organizing your event stress-free, fun and will work behind the scenes to make sure everything is perfect!
Read on the learn more about Kelsey, her business and advice for Hampton Roads brides!
Photo Credit: Audrey Rose Photography (more…)
You can truly feel the joy and excitement between Sara and Brandon through their Fort Monroe engagement session! Their sweet giggles and the way they look at each other with such admiration is heartwarming! They have been dating for NINE years and complement each other so well. Fort Monroe was the perfect backdrop for their session with the variety it has to offer. From the beach to brick buildings and moats, their session was an adventure beautifully captured by Crystal Belcher Photography.
This elegant boho beach wedding styled shoot opened the doors of creativity! It allowed Shamira of Savy Wedding and Event Planning to put her whimsical touch into full action. Here’s what Shamira says inspired her:
“Typically when you think of beach or bohemian, elegance is the furthest thing from your mind. Our goal in this shoot was to show brides that you can bring touches of elegance to any atmosphere. Keeping in tune with the carefree spirt of the beach, we were able to create a breathtaking experience. We were also able to keep true to bohemian culture by cultivating vintage and repurposed items.”
Photo Credit: Emily Eileen Photography
“There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger!” ― Lewis Carroll
We are so excited to share this Alice in Wonderland styled shoot just in time for the Alice Through the Looking Glass movie premiering in theaters today! Stylists Lane & Brittany from The Signature at West Neck share their inspiration below:
“We knew from the beginning that we wanted to take advantage of the natural beauty & well-kept landscaping The Signature has to offer. Even though the shoot took place in the winter, the overall canvas gave us the perfect setting to create a Whimsical Garden feeling. From there, every dream & thought that came to us seemed to come together as an Alice in Wonderland piece. The delicate, youthful design that our concept consisted of gave us endless opportunities to mix and match some of our favorite upcoming trends.”
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Henson Photos (more…)
Zach and Julie’s Shifting Sands wedding was full of pure joy! These sweethearts live in San Diego and ventured back to Virginia Beach to celebrate their wedding surrounded by family and friends. Zach took the reigns of wedding planning while Julie was in various deployments. Now that is an awesome groom! The navy, coral and ivory details were a perfect palette for this beach themed wedding. Read on for more of this beautiful wedding along with inspiration and wedding planning advice from Julie!
If you’ve ever had questions about venue coordinators vs. wedding planners, today’s post is just for you! What’s the difference? Do you need both of them? Holly, wedding planner and owner of Just Dandy Events, is gracing the blog today to give you the scoop!
Photo Credit: Daniel Pullen Photography
We are blown away by Nicole & Steve’s Hermitage Museum and Gardens anniversary session photographed by Jodi & Kurt Photography and coordinated by Just Dandy Events. The session was styled with personal details from their wedding day and the inspiration from a shared anniversary date with Nicole’s parents is heartwarming.
We LOVE this off beat party wedding in Pungo shot by Elizabeth Henson Photos! Hylin and Pat had a wedding day that reflected their style perfectly; laid back and FUN! A bon fire, corn hole, games and beer made the day a blast! Their pups actually acted as ring bearers and we are swooning over how adorable they are. The wedding party got ready at a beach house in Sandbridge and then headed to a private farm in Pungo for the ceremony and reception. You’ll love this wedding full of personality and character!
Our first installment of the Expert Advice series is brought to you by Courtney Inghram Events & Floral Design! Courtney is a member of our Vendor Guide and she specializes in creating completely custom floral designs that seamlessly pull together the look and feel of your wedding. Today she’s taking over the blog to share the best flowers for your Spring or Summer wedding! Take it away, Courtney!
Photo Credit: Sarah Brookhart Photography
We wanted to kick off the Let’s Wed Hampton Roads launch with a fun and colorful Bridesmaid Luncheon styled shoot in Virginia Beach! Lesner Inn was the perfect setting to host a girls day out with champagne, cupcakes, great food and gorgeous details! Angie McPherson Photography teamed up Holly of Just Dandy Events and our vision truly came to life! We are OBSESSED with how fabulous everything came together!
THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE! After 6 months of working on this top secret project, I am excited to welcome you to Let’s Wed Hampton Roads! A fun, fresh and relatable wedding website for the everyday bride, groom & wedding professional in Hampton Roads, Virginia!
Photo Credit: Heidi Calma Photography