Venue Tour: The Jefferson Hotel

Oh The Jefferson.  The cornerstone of Richmond Va.  The Jefferson has been hosting luxury weddings since 1895.  With the gorgeous Rotunda for cocktail hours, the sprawling staircase for a grand entrance and portraits, and the recently renovated ballrooms, this is a venue that makes a statement.   The Jefferson is managed by a team of…

Venue Tour: The Renaissance

Sarah Mitchell with sknowphoto and I were able to sneak away from the day-to-day grind and tour The Renaissance. I have been working on getting a tour with Tommy and Jon for sometime now but they are literally booked solid. If you have ever met Tommy or Jon, or seen the venue you know why.…

Wedding Dress Code Deciphered

Alright.  You have sent in your RSVP,  booked your accommodations, and now you are staring at the fine print on the invitation that states the dress code.  White Tie, Black Tie, Black Tie Optional, Creative Black Tie, Cocktail Attire, Festive, Dress to Impress, Beach Attire, Garden Party Attire, the list goes one.  With so many…

My Favorite Wedding Trends for 2017

Weddings are tough, and it’s hard to not get mixed up in what is popular and trendy. This is the first social event you are hosting as a couple and it should be something that feels like you.  You don’t want to attend several weddings in the same year and realize that all of your…

Top Ten Reasons You Need a Wedding Planner

10.  You don’t have the time.  The average wedding takes about 200 hours to plan.  Most of the time it takes up to 300-400 hours since you will spend extra hours vetting out vendors, sourcing your rentals, and orchestrating everything.  There are a ton of people to hire. It takes time to find them and…