Welcome to the world Miss. Madelyn!

So you might have noticed that I haven’t blogged much this spring and summer and it’s not because we haven’t been busy (we had a wedding 3 weeks after I delivered) but the arrival of a precious baby girl, Madelyn, has limited my time for blogging. My cup runneth over with the love that this little girl gives me. Motherhood has brought a joy that you cannot explain (despite the deliriousness that comes from sleepless nights). Being a mother has given life a greater purpose and even more of reason to constantly challenge myself to show her the woman that I aspire to be, not only as a business owner, wife and now mother.

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xxoo

Stephanie

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Nannette & Charles

It was such a pleasure working with Nannette and Charles to create their dream wedding weekend in Blacksburg, Virginia. Every aspect of the wedding was filled with personal touches from the moment that guests arrived at the hotel until they they left on Sunday after breakfast. A fun color scheme of pink and orange was carried throughout the wedding. Hanging from the doors of the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel were two large letters, “N” and “C” and a custom aisle runner with the couples monogram dressed up the aisle. After the ceremony guests travelled by bus to the German Club Manor for the cocktail hour and recpeiton. Hanging from the beams in the foyer of the German Club were orange and pink lanterns and custom pillows on the couches. The guest tables had white floor length linens with orange and pink criss-crossing runners and white chair covers with pink and orange organza sashes. All deocr and floral element designs were created by Diamond Events.

Chapel doors at Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel in Blacksburg Virginia
Ceremony at Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel
Altar at Virginia Tech VT War Memorial Chapel
Ceremony Programs Pink and Orange
Ceremony at Virginia Tech VT War Memorial Chapel
Bridesmaid bouquet pink gerbera and orange roses
Bridal Bouquet of White gerberas, David Austin roses, ranunculus and stephanotis
Lanterns hung in the foyer of the German Club for a wedding
Memorial Flowers at entrance to German Club ballroom
Small arranagments for mantle of German Club by Diamond Events
Head Table of the German Club set for a wedding
Table centerpieces by Diamond Events with limes
Seating Chart poster for wedding at the German Club by Diamond Events
Tablescape at the German Club by Diamond Events in pink and orange
Table centerpieces at the German Club by Diamond Events in pink and orange
Diamond Events
Coordination, Decor & Floral Design
www.WeddingsbyDE.com
540-650-3900

Erin & Brett

Being involved with Erin & Brett’s wedding from the very beginning, looking for venues, working with vendors and putting together a complete decor and floral package that was exactly what she envisioned, was such a pleasure and so rewarding to see it all come together. After a thorough search throughout Loudoun County and the Hunt Country area, the couple chose Rose Hill Manor to host their wedding. The ceremony was held on the back patio with bright red rose petals lining the aisle and a custom chuppah made by a family friend. The bridesmaids carried white calla lilys and Erin’s bouquet of red roses and mini white calla lilies popped in front her white wedding dress. For the reception the tables were dressed in black linens with a white embroidered overlay and red satin napkins, the chairs had a black chair cover and white satin sash. The centerpieces were groupings of white hydrangeas and submerged in the water were red LED lights which created a glow on the table during dinner. Congratulations Erin & Brett, I hope your marriage is as beautiful as your wedding!

Wedding Ceremony at Rose Hill Manor Leesburg VA
Calla Lilly boutonniere
Red Rose Bridal Bouquet
Rose Hill Manor Ceremony by Diamond Events
Table setting at Rose Hill Manor
Reception Ballroom at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, Virgnia
Crystals on Tree
Crystal on Wedding Tree at Rose Hill Manor Leesburg Viginia
Wedding Flowers
Guestbook Frame
Wedding Rings in Rose

Kallie and Eric

It was so enjoyable working with Kallie in creating an elegant yet fun wine inspired wedding weekend in Loudoun County. The couple chose the Historic Whitehall Manor to host their ceremony and reception, a great Northern Virginia venue that provides multiple locations to have an outdoor ceremony and a beautiful indoor ballroom. The chance of rain weather report turned out to be in their favor with not a drop in site that Saturday afternoon. Kallie and Eric decided on seeing each other before the wedding to take most of their pictures with photographer Rick Martin so they were able to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests. Norm Voss played classical guitar as guests arrived and the adorable ring bearers carried a “Here comes the Bride” sign before Kallie walked down the aisle with her parents. Inside the room was set with light green pintuck linens and beautiful centerpieces made by Tonya Evans of Occasional Flowers. While enjoying live jazz music performed by Norm Voss, guests dined on their delicious meal prepared by Celebrations Catering. The dancing and fun quickly began as dinner came to an end, only stopping to cut the cake made by Connie of Connie’s Cake Creations. The couple danced their last dance to Time of My Life from the movie Dirty Dancing and then shuttles transported the guests back to the hotel in Leesburg to continue the fun. Mazeltov Kallie and Eric you were such a pleasure to work with!

Whitehall Manor Bluemont Virginia Wedding
Chuppah at Whitehall Manor Wedding
Here comes the bride sign at Whitehall Manor
Bride and Groom at Whitehall Manor Ceremony
Whitehall Manor Wine cork Placecards for Wedding
Whitehall Manor Wedding Reception
Whitehall Manor Wedding Reception
Centerpiece
Centerpiece Flowers at Whitehall Manor
Wedding Topper of Flowers at Whitehall Manor
Wedding Cake at Whitehall Manor

Reception Venue
Whitehall Manor
Bluemont, Virginia
Wedding Coordination & Decor
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
Caterer
Celebrations Catering
DJ & Live Entertainment
Norm Voss Entertainment
Florist
Occasional Flowers
Tonya Evans
Cake Baker
Connie’s Cake Creations
Photographer
Rick Martin Photography
Officiant
Ron Patrella
Rehearsal Dinner
Lansdowne Resort

Natalie Gibbs Photography

I had the joy of sitting down with photographer Natalie Gibbs to chat and get to know one another. I can’t wait to work together! Here are some FAQ’s off of her website:

Q. How would you describe your style?
A. I aim for unobtrusive, photojournalistic coverage of wedding events, but I also pose formal group photos and portraits as needed. I strive to keep a candid feel to even my posed shots. My focus is on emotional (or funny!) moments in addition to the standard wedding shots. I also really love shooting details.

Q. Are your photos edited?
A. Yes. All my photos are edited. That’s partly what gives them “pop.” I do not like the look of unedited photos, so you won’t see them on your disc. I always shoot in RAW format and use a combination of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to finish the files. I do additional retouching on any prints you order, as well. I try to keep my processing bright and colorful, but natural looking. I’m not into heavy texturing, tinting, or unusual special effects. I want your photos to look timeless.

Q. How long will it take to get our photos?
A. The maxium time is six weeks. I try to get them done earlier whenever possible, and I always post a few of my favorites to my website in the days following your event, so you’ll have a few select photos ready to view when you return from your honeymoon.

Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes. I do ask a $150 travel fee (or 1 night’s hotel room) for any weddings outside a 100 mile radius of Christiansburg, VA. Depending on your wedding schedule, an additional night might be needed, as well.

Q. What is your favorite part of the wedding?
A. I really love the moment when the bride and groom walk away together for the first time as husband and wife. They always look so proud and happy.

Q. Would you consider shooting a same-sex wedding or commitment ceremony?
A. Yes, absolutely.
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Susan & Tom

The weather the week before the wedding had been unusually rainy and cold for October in Washington D.C. and that Saturday the constant rain didn’t let up for even a second, but you would have never had known by looking at Susan and Tom’s face. The couple chose St. Mary’s Catholic Church in historic downtown Alexandria, Virginia to hold their ceremony, a beautiful church with arched ceilings and stained glass windows. Afterwards guests travelled to the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Maryland right outside of Washington D.C. The reception was held at the Moon Bay Restaurant in the atrium of the Gaylord. The wedding party crossed over the bridge to make their grand entrance. Guests then found their place card votive and made their way to their seats. Gorgeous floral arrangements were designed by Belinda Cooper of Floral Society and the scrumptious cake was made by Alexandria Pastry Shop. Guests were treated to a delicious dinner buffet, endless sides, salmon, filet, lobster, and chicken, there was something to please the taste buds of each guest. Pat Curran of Davis DeeJay’s did a great job keeping the reception flowing and getting everyone on the dance floor. At the end of the night the festivities continued to the rooftop, Pose Lounge and Nightclub. Congrats Susan and Tom, thanks for sharing your day with us!

Wedding at St. Mary's Catholic Church Alexandria Virginia
St. Marys Catholic Church Alexandria Virginia
Ceremony - Exchanging of Rings
Wedding Program
Moon Bay Restaurant
Guest book frame
Votive Placecards
Votive Placecards Setup
Moon Bay Restaurant Patio area
Tall Floral Centerpieces
Table Centerpieces
Table Centerpieces
Candles
Wedding at Moon Bay Gaylord Hotel National Harbor Maryland
Moon Bay Restaurant Gaylord Hotel National Harbor Maryland
Wine Cooler Moon Bay Restaurant Gaylord Hotel National Harbor
Dance Room
Wedding Cake
Flowers

Ceremony
St Mary’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue
Moon Bay Restaurant Gaylord Hotel National Harbor
Mark
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
DJ
Davis DeeJay’s
Pat Curran
Photographer
Torre Photography
Martin Torre
No Photography Shown
Videographer
The Pro’s
Derrick
Florist
Floral Society
Belinda Cooper
Cake Baker
Alexandria Pastry Shop
Transportation
Alliance Limousine Service