Venue Tour: Oak Ridge Estate

Oak Ridge Estate is an 1802 estate out in Arrington Virginia.  The estate was acquired at the turn of the 20th century by Thomas Fortune Ryan, a Nelson County native who had become one of the 10 wealthiest men in the nation. He made several alterations to the buildings and grounds – adding a formal…

The Best Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

It’s almost the busy time for bridal boutiques.  Most bridal boutiques will really ramp up after the holidays when all of the new year’s gowns come in and the brides really start getting serious about dress shopping.   Here are some tried and true things to consider before heading out. 1. Wedding Dress sizes are…

Groom’s Details

With all of the focus on the Bride and all of her details, it’s easy to overlook the Groom.   Groom’s details play a large part in telling the narrative of a wedding day.  They spend time curating their look and putting their details together too.  Those items should be showcased. Here is a list…

Venue Tour: Burlington Plantation

There is a new venue in town, and it’s a looker. Burlington Plantation is technically located out in Charles, City, but I’m pretty sure we can group that in with Richmond Venues.  This venue is gorgeous.  The stables have been converted into a gorgeous ballroom.  High ceilings, natural light, chandeliers, I could go on.  There…

How to Be The Best Wedding Guest

1. RSVP on time: For anyone who has ever planned an event, whether it be a birthday party or a full size wedding, you know the struggle.  People just don’t respond to RSVP’s anymore.  As our culture moves toward more casual interactions, RSVPs are being caught in the crossfire.  If you receive an invitation you…