Bridal in the Desert

What an incredible place to shoot! I am so so pumped to head back to Nevada for another wedding this year!


Woodland Whimsy meets Country Club Chic

This wedding was an interesting meeting of formal and whimsical that included lots of natural elements and cool neutrals. We think the most striking detail of the evening was the joy on the bride’s face. Her smile is contagious!



Florist - Floral Fantasies

Entertainment - EV Band

Cake - Pastry Garden

Catering - The Garrison

A Capitol Celebration

Being steps from some of the nation’s most iconic architecture never hurts for photo ops. We loved being able to capture Eric and Josephine’s day in DC against the backdrop of these buildings. We love how they went a step further and thoughtfully incorporated the city and its notable locations into much of their design.

A Geometric Dream Day

Leah and Blake created something truly magical and memorable at Shadow Creek Weddings and Events. Their geometric inspiration was repeated over and over again in the arbor, favors, table numbers, decorations, and even their custom monogram. We LOVE a fully thought through theme. See if you can spot all of the unique touches that branded their event as one of a kind.


Planner- Kim Newton

Venue- Shadow Creek

Caterer- Purple Onion

Florist- Wild Green Yonder

Entertainment- Shockzone Events

Hotel- Lansdowne Resort & Spa

A Plantation Party with ALL the Pretty Details

The dress, the flat lay, the super symmetrical cake decor…so many beautiful things happening here! I think that my favorite is that little blue guy in the bride’s bouquet.


Bryan George Music String Quartet

East Coast Entertainment -Jump Street

Main Event Caterers

Blush Away

Beaumont House Design

What little girls' wedding dreams are made of...

Pretty churches, pouffy dresses, and rainbows.

Venue: Boonsboro Country Club

Cake: Billie's Cakes

Church: Holy Cross Catholic Church

DJ: Official Entertainment

Dress: Gilded Thimble

Flowers: Perfect Arrangements

Hair: Whitney Rosser

Makeup: Jessica Reynolds

Transportation: Touch of Class Lynchburg

Music for Cocktail Hour: Ivy Creek Strings

A Garden Inspired Affair at Montalto

The mountain that Thomas Jefferson named Montalto is a part of the Carters Mountain range and overlooks the former President's home Monticello. It was also the location that Simone and Smith chose to celebrate their love and future life together.  Their garden inspired details and gorgeous classic looks match perfectly with the historic property to create a timeless event.  


Caterer- Harvest Moon

Entertainment- TD Layman

Planner - Kelsey Mayo for Donovan Groves Events

Florals- Floral Images Design Studio 

Details at the Yacht Club

Caitlin and Andrew were married at the Podickery Point Yacht Club in Maryland and they incorporated some of the sweetest details into the celebration.  The pineapple robes are to die for, the keepsake book boxes are a great idea and that cake topper is possibly my favorite of all time.  Great job guys!  


Venue: Podickery Point Yacht Club

Flowers: Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm

 Food: Mission BBQ

A Magnolia infused Country Club Celebration in Long Island

Kyle and Lynea were married at Wind Watch Country Club in Long Island, New York.  We love how they incorporated magnolia inspiration into the stationery and florals throughout their wedding.  Lynne's dress was a total stunner and the mismatched bridal party looked gorgeous all lined up next to one another.  The black and white captures of this event are some of our personal favorites.  




Venue- Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club

Entertainment- Dance Jock Inc

Florals- Flowers by Burton

tationary- Si Design Lof

 Video- Cody Glodfelter 

Classy, Classic Vegas Wedding

David and Allison married in Las Vegas and embraced all things "Sin City" to celebrate their day and entertain their guests.  The black, gold and (pops of) red color palette sets a striking tone that reflects the city's character without being kitschy.  We couldn't love the Elvis impersonator who sang them back down the aisle any more! SO FUN!  Top if off with the epic landscapes surrounding the city and you've got an perfectly played party so representative of this often over-the-top city.  Well done!

Planner- Donovan-Groves Events

Ceremony- Atelier by Square Salon

Entertainment- Harbor Lights

Entertainment- Victoria's Event Productions

Entertainment- Donny Edwards

Favors- Dear June

Florist- Naakiti Floral Design

Gown- Kleinfelds

Transportation- Celebrity Coaches

Venue- Stratosphere

Venue- Wynn


A Badass Bohemian Celebration at Sorella Farms

Sean and Mandy's wedding is an EPIC example of what can happen when you infuse a little bit of personality into your wedding celebration.  The super cool couple chose details that made their wedding a a representation of their interests and tastes.  Everything from the leather jacket to the groom's live performance speak to the badass artists' vibe.  We dig it.  




Wedding Coordinator- A Little Party Events

Venue- Sorella Farms

Caterer- Avenue Foods

Specialty rentals- The Crimson Magpie

Cake/Dessert- Mama Crocketts

Florals- Petal Flower Co.

Videography- Shaking Hands

Ceremony Musicians- Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun

Reception Music- E3

Make Up- Stephanie Paige MUA

Hair- Kristi Coleman

Rentals- True Value

Bride’s Dress- Lovely Bride

Bridesmaids Dress- BHLDN

Groom’s Attire- The Black Tux

Photo Booth- Shutter Nomad

Paper Suite- Minted

Shuttle- Grand Tour

A Styled Shoot in Charleston

We are taking a break in our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a BANANAS styled shoot that we did in Charleston SC a while back.  Inspired by the sea and the south, these shots are physical manifestation of the soul of this timeless city.  Enjoy!

A Pretty Party at Pippin Hill

Catherine and Jeff's wedding was such a classically stunning yet understated affair.  We love the attention to detail in all of the paper and the intricate place settings.  Pippin Hill proved the perfect setting for all of the soft tones and texture.  We were able to create something really special for the client by using the clear skies and beautiful landscape- you'll know what I'm talking about when you see the next to last photo.  And to top it off, this wedding was just as fun a it was gorgeous! (we think that you'll find the final picture in this post evidence of just that)  



Wedding Planner- Donovan Groves Events

Beauty- Carolyn Thombs

Cake- My Cake by Rachel

Entertainment- DJ Tobler

Florals- Blue Ridge Floral Design

Officiant- Denny King

Rentals and Decor- Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting

Transportation- Albermarle Vintage Limousine, Quick's Bus Company

Travel and Accommodations- The Graduate

Venues- C&O Restaurant and Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard




Multiculturalism in the Blue Ridge Mountains

We just love how American and German elements were utilized to celebrate this couple and their love! Both polished and thoughtful, Chris and Annika's celebration at Sierra Vista was a truly sophisticated affair.  The navy and blush attire complimented their custom paper perfectly and the gold touches gave this timeless combination of blue and pink some shine.  We especially love the Koozies that toast the couple in both languages.  Cheers! 




Wedding Planner - A Little Party Events

Venue - Sierra Vista

Caterer - Pumpernickel Pickle

Cake - Cakeview

Florals - Bloom

DJ - Barry Tosh

Make Up - Meg Rhianne

Hair - Jessica Comiskey

Rentals - True Value

Signage & Paper - A Paper Wedding

Transportation - Sunshine Tours

Table Setup - Max & Dexter Event Design

Bartender - Tabby’s Bartending Services

Lighting - Castle Event Lighting

Photo Booth - Shutter Nomad

A Collegiate Celebration in Central Virginia

Samantha and Tyler's wedding was in a word- STUNNING.  Their ceremony took place at UVA's chapel adorned with all the stained glass and they moved to Pippin Hill Winery for the reception that followed.  Even their rehearsal dinner was an impeccably styled affair.  We love how these two UVA alums paid homage to the alma matter through out the festivities. 


Venue- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Planner- Adam Donovan -Groves Events

Organist- Brian Dean Sousa

Entertainment- Plum Blossom String Quartet & The Real Geniuses Band

Invitations- Just Write Studios, DC

Videography- Shaking Hands Productions

Dress- Hitched Bridal Courure

Cake- Rachel Willis : My Cake by Rachel

Transportation- Albemarle Limosine

Lighting- Blue Ridge AV and Lighting

Rentals- MS Events

Welcome Bags- Wedding Welcomes

Hair- Element Studio Amy Vandemar

Make up - Carolyn Thombs

Flowers- Blue Ridge Floral Design- Amy Webb  

Sunday Brunch- Keswick Resort

Subtle Americana at the Belmont Country Club

Nick and Brooke's touches of red, gold, and blue displayed against fall color at Belmont Country Club lend themselves to a subtle nod to Americana.  The bride's unique dress is one of our favorite details- that back!  Check out their exit if you are a bride seeking a sparkler alternative. 

Venue- Belmont Country Club

DJ, Master of Ceremonies- DJ Maskell

Florist- Affordable Arrangements

Cake/Dessert- Aleatra Jones

Officiant- St. Anthony's

Hotel- Dulles Courtyard Marriott

Transportation- Fleet Transportation

Hair- Up Do Specialist, LLC

Make-Up- The Highlight Makeup Artistry

Photobooth- Party Favor Photo

A Curated Country Club Celebration

Bentley and Michael's wedding was an education in understated opulence.  The gorgeous subdued color palette, monochromatic mounds of florals, and touches of gold woven throughout the reception complimented an equally gorgeous couple and their love without stealing the show.  We love all of the thoughtful touches like the custom monogram that graced both their invitations and the dance floor and the portrait that the couple had painted to remember their ceremony.   We also love that the couple opted for a silent disco party because who says that a country club wedding needs to be stuffy!?

Wedding Planner- Donovan-Groves Events

Venue- Farmington Country Club

Entertainment- Horizons Band, Stephen Brownman, Old Metropolitan Hall, Plum Blossoms 

Flowers-  Blue Ridge Florals

Beauty- Anne Kibler

Officiant- R. Charles Grant

Rentals & Decor- Blue Ridge AV and Lighting

Stationery- Rock Paper Scissors 

Transportation- Albermarle Limousine, Quicks

Rehearsal Dinner- The Colonnade Club

Diverse Design in Downtown DC

Marissa and Dave clearly put a lot of thought into creating a look of their own for their wedding day.  The rich colors and glamorous textures all work together to compliment the grand architecture of Georgetown University where they were married.  We are in love with the eclectic bridal party looks complimented by different bouquets that are made of singular components of the bridal bouquet.  The palette is just perfect for a cool weather late fall/early winter celebration of love. 

Coordination: Kim Newton Weddings

Reception Venue: Dupont Circle Hotel

Ceremony Venue: Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University

Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band

Florist: Flowers by Lisa

 Cake: The Cake Boutique

Hair and Makeup: Updo's For I Do's

Transportation: Culdesac Chauffeur Service and Georgetown Transportation Services