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EYE featured on The Knot

Simply honored to share just a little bit of my expert advice on rain back up plans for The Knot recently!


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It’s so important to present options to our couples, and to also have options (Plan B & sometimes C) readily available.

This wedding planner master knows exactly how to keep her couples “panic-free”, allowing for more enjoyable & memorable moments on the big day, with family and friends!!!

Click here to read our advise on how to implement a stress-free wedding day!

Thanks to OFD Consulting LLC for the great opportunity!

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EYE Featured on The Daily Wedding

With this classic, historical Richmond shoot at Tredegar, our team wanted to get back to the basics and create a pure, feminine and sophisticated look. The tent liner with hanging chandeliers was just the perfect setting to create a timeless Richmond surrounding. The coral and gold tones and utterly stunning decor laid out the absolute perfect settings for us to achieve the look we were going for – an elegant and sophisticated space.

Tredegar Shoot

Click here to see more images of this amazing styled shoot on The Daily Wedding blog


Huge thanks to our wedding professional team!

Photography: David Abel Photography // Event Planner: Elegantly Yours Events // Invitation Designer: English Tea Paperie // Linens and Coverings: Glamour Linens LLC // Jewelry: Helena Noelle Couture // Chandelier Lighting: Lighting Professors // Ecletic Rentals: Paisley & Jade // Chair Rentals: Party Perfect // Tent: rent-e-quip inc // Museum: Tredegar Iron Works //Floral Design: Zahara’s Events & Design // Make-Up Artist: Tic Tac Toe Artistry // Hair: J’de Hobbs

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The Do’s & Don’ts for Wedding Etiquette

When it comes to planning a wedding — or even just attending one — there are many elements you have to think about, with proper etiquette taking center stage.  After all, while fashion and decor trends change from one year to the next, the art of etiquette is timeless.

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{image courtesy of David Abel Photography}

The list of wedding etiquette do’s and don’ts could fill a book (or three!) but below, we’ve outlined some of the most common scenarios you can be sure you’ll run into while planning your Big Day.

First and foremost, do remember that not every bit of information belongs on an invitation. Hosting an adult’s only wedding? Plan on sharing this information through word of mouth versus a not so subtle hint on your invite. The same goes for your wedding registry information, which is far better served on your wedding web site or perhaps told to a few close family and friends so they can spread the word.

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{image courtesy of Sarah Goodwin Photography}

In a similar vein, it’s best not to tell your wedding guests what presents you preferred to receive- whether it be a cash gift or that Le Creuset Dutch oven you’ve been coveting.  A comprehensive registry featuring items of a variety of price ranges is always the most proper route.

Additionally, do take the time to send out personalized thank-you notes to your wedding guests. Newlyweds have three months to get their thank-you notes written and delivered, and any time after that would be considered late. What many brides don’t realize is that everyone should receive a thank you- whether they sent you a gift, or simply spent the day with you. With the former, you should also specify within the correspondence how you intend on using that gift.  The key here is not only expressing your sincere thanks but customizing each thank you note to the recipient.


{image courtesy of Carley Rehberg Photography}

Also, try your best not to make things inconvenient for your wedding guests. It may be your Big Day, but your guests are also going out of their way to ensure you have a wonderful time. You need to remember that your friends and family all have to get a new dress, find transportation and take a day out of their lives. They’re more than likely going to get you a gift and in many instances, they are going to need a babysitter for their kids.

Weddings are always a joyous occasion, and while you don’t want to spend all of your time obsessing over each and every little detail, it will reflect well on you if you know your P’s and Q’s from the onset. With a little bit of research,  and perhaps some guidance from the gals at Elegantly Yours Events as your wedding planner, navigating the waters of wedding etiquette can be a breeze.

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A Night at the Theatre: Celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood

A Night at the Theatre, a signature fundraiser held at the Altria Theater on February 25th, gave over 150 guests the chance to hang out with Hollywood icons from the 1920’s to the 1960’s and help Housing Families First move families out of homelessness.

Guests, whom were decked in Old Hollywood inspired attire, enjoyed live music performances from an amazing Cab Calloway impersonator, an impressive silent auction and a sneak preview of Housing Families First, first-ever commercial.


HFF-Night at Theatre

Housing Families First moved more than 225 parents and children into permanent housing this year and I was very humble to be able to share in sponsoring this event with my local Richmond NACE Chapter.

Each guest ticket included a year subscription to Richmond Magazine, which we always enjoy browsing over a glass of Virginia Red.

Click here to see more images from Mary Otanez Photography and Alex Tenser Photography

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