A Middleburg Wedding

I just finished three days of wedding festivities for A & B at a family horse farm and vineyard in Middleburg, VA.  What an amazing couple and spectacular setting for a wedding!  We kicked off the weekend with an intimate dinner in the house. Saturday featured a day-long Southern-style BBQ with lawn games, hay bale lounges, and a whiskey bar. The wedding ceremony took place nestled by some trees (where the couple had carved their initials) in a field.

Here are just a few photos from the beautiful weekend!

Seattle Highlights

I have recently returned from a week in Seattle and a successful corporate event for one of my clients.  It had been 12 years since I last visited Seattle, and while a lot has changed, it still felt like the charming, small city I remembered.  I added the weekend so I could check out some of the sights around town.  Here are just a few snapshots of some of the highlights.

I wish I could take credit for planning this, but the weekly sailing regatta just happened to pass by my client’s celebration dinner at Aqua.

Followed by a truly spectacular sunset.

The off-site excursion planned for my client to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was informative and inspiring.  I particularly liked this display of charitable intentions and ideas to inspire change.  Visitors fill out their own blank cards and hang them on this “tree” and are then encouraged to take someone else’s with them to take some kind of action.  The selection ranges from “I support…” to “How have contraceptives changed your life?”

The recently opened exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s work at Seattle Center is one of the best art exhibits I have ever seen.  Not to be missed if you are in town!

Seattle is definitely a town for foodies as well.  We enjoyed fabulous meals the whole week.  From local favorites like Walrus and the Carpenter to downtown hot spots like Lola and Wild Ginger, the flavors reflect the seasonal, local produce, bountiful local seafood, and various Asian influences.  Of course, wandering through the famous Pike Place Market is enough to inspire anyone.

A Summer Beach Wedding

This past weekend I was in Stone Harbor, NJ for my client’s wedding.  Ashlynn and Gregg were an absolute pleasure to work with and their wedding was AMAZING!

My good friend and staff assistant, Rebecca, did an adorable post on her blog Urban Flip Flops about the quaint town of Stone Harbor with a few pics from the wedding.  Check it out here.

I can’t wait to share the photos from Rodney Bailey when they are available.  In the meantime, here are a few quick snaps I was able to take.

The beautiful beach at Stone Harbor.

The adorable welcome bags.

The super cute and preppy monogrammed Oxfords the bride gave to her bridal party (and one for me!):

A very relaxed Father of the Bride:

The fabulous getaway vehicle taking the Wedding Party to the reception:

A sparkling send off:

Rebecca and Jason at the Hay Adams

Rebecca and Jason were an absolute pleasure to work with and their wedding couldn’t have been more perfect for them!  The team at the Hay Adams did an impeccable job, as always, and from all the smiles in the photos, it is evident that a good time was had by all.

I really loved the old European manor house and garden romance we were able to weave throughout the event.

Head on over to Michael Connor’s blog to check out all the fun.

Wild, Wild Woolly

via Woolly Mammoth Theatre

I am thrilled to once again be helping with the Woolly Mammoth Spring Benefit Bash.  This year’s event, Wild, Wild Woolly, will be held on April 21 at the newly renovated Fairmont Hotel into the Victorian era American West.  Attending cowboys, outlaws, lawmen, saloon girls, dapper gents and elegant ladies will find a Silent Auction filled with unique experiences and items, a custom-designed multi-course dinner from the Fairmont’s acclaimed chef, and a fabulous after party featuring the Wil Gravatt Band, provided by Hill Country BBQ.

Check out my guest post over on the Woolly blog and be sure to buy your gala ticket and Best of the Best raffle ticket today as this event always sells out!