TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Judith Kirby

We have our official bios, but here are some fun facts about our team and some photos taken by Erika Lynn Photography.  Judith is a lead planner at Swoon Soiree.  She joined Swoon in 2017 when she moved to Richmond VA.  Judith came from the DC market and was a planner with another company.  If…

The Masculinity of Florals- Dover Hall Richmond Virginia

The Masculinity of Florals at Dover Hall in Richmond Virginia  ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  Our editorial shoot is finally live and I can now share all of the dets.  This was a shoot that I had been thinking about for a while.  I ran through several concepts, watched several vendors, and edited, edited, edited. …

Seven Unique Holiday Proposal Ideas

Did you know that the holiday season is also known as “engagement season?”  Most proposals happen around the holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Years, all the way through Valentines Day.  People are really feeling the love this time of year.  With so much going on it’s a great idea to hire someone to…

Team Spotlight: Josie Miller

We have our official bios, but here are some fun facts about our team and some photos taken by Erika Lynn Photography   Josie joined our team in 2018 and I am so glad to have her as a member of Swoon Soiree.  She has a passion for art, design, and theatre, which has come…

Team Spotlight: Lauren Purcell

We ask our clients and our vendors a TON of questions during the planning process.  I figured it was about time we started answering some of them ourselves. We are sharing a fun Q & A, and some photos taken by Erika Lynn Photography Lauren is the owner and lead designer/planner of Swoon Soiree. What’s…

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…