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Checking Things Off The Wedding Planning Checklist!

12/2017 / by Christy Hooker posted in Wedding Blog, Virginia Weddings

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Happy Anniversary Bryan and Christy!

11/2017 / by Christy Hooker posted in Wedding Blog, Virginia Weddings

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Today I am sharing a little different story than my typical stories. Instead of just sharing wedding planning tips to help you on your wedding day, I am sharing a special story of my own – my wedding. Today marks the two year’s of marriage for Bryan and I. This time, instead of planning tips from a wedding planner’s point of view, I take a voice as the bride on her wedding day! All photos in this post are from our own wedding and were taken by the fabulous 88 Love Stories.

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How To Re-purpose Your Wedding Décor

11/2017 / by Christy Hooker posted in Wedding Blog, Virginia Weddings

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What? It’s already the two weeks into November? Where has the time gone? With all the fun we’ve had during the 2017 wedding season, there comes a time where every good thing has to come to an end. I know, it’s a sad but true fact that we all have to face! For you, recent Mrs., you have a new job that you may or may not have thought of pre-wedding day. With all the excitement and planning put into your big day, there was a lot of custom items and personal touches made to make your wedding day that much more special. However, those beautiful elements are now lingering in your dining room floor packed in boxes. And with the holiday season right around the corner, bulky boxes is not what is needed for entertaining in your new home. So, while you are anxiously waiting for those stunning wedding photos to arrive, take a look through our take on ways to repurpose your wedding décor.

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Good Morning Beautiful!

10/2017 / by Christy posted in Wedding Blog

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That’s what my husband said to me this morning. Such a little phrase, but it means so much! With a crazy schedule as ours, it shows the moment he takes to show that he notices me and pauses to present me a smile. While this may sound cheesy, just hear me out. I want every morning to be that wonderful; however, sometimes I get caught in the daily tasks that keep overwhelming my “to-do” list. No more rushing through life as if it is a routine – take time to enjoy the moments.

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Wedding Ceremony Series: When Two Become One

03/2017 / by Christy posted in Wedding Blog

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Welcome to our new and first series on the blog! For the next few weeks, we are going to take our focus to the wedding ceremony and break down each piece for you. Styling your perfect wedding ceremony one step at a time.

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Wedding Ceremony Series: Beautiful Backdrops

03/2017 / by Christy posted in Wedding Blog

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Welcome to our new and first series on the blog! For the next few weeks, our wedding planning team will take our focus to the wedding ceremony and break down each piece for you. Styling your perfect wedding ceremony one step at a time.
Last week we focused on the ceremony aisle, today’s wedding ceremony focus is on the wedding alter. The backdrop for your “I Do’s” is the focal point before, during, and after the wedding ceremony. As a wedding planner, I believe every element needs decoration; however, if you only choose one piece – this would be it! Your guests are drawn to the wedding alter, because they are facing it from the moment they walk in the door. Creating the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony, can be a simple task or it could take a few more moving pieces. Take a look at some options below that have all swooned our hearts into happily ever after.

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"Follow the Yellow Brick Road"

03/2017 / by Christy posted in Wedding Blog

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Welcome to the second post of our new series on the blog! For the next few weeks, we are going to take our focus to the wedding ceremony and break down each piece for you. Styling your perfect wedding ceremony one step at a time.

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Welcome to Our Wedding Ceremony Series!

02/2017 / by Christy posted in Wedding Blog

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In every event throughout your life, everyone says that first impressions make lasting impressions. With your wedding being one of the most memorable days of your life, you want that first impression to be a WOW statement for all of your guests including you and your soon-to-be spouse. As I discuss the ceremony with my couples, I get a mixture of viewpoints of what will take place. For some, it’s just another step to get them to a major party, but to others it’s a memory that they want to cherish for a lifetime. Either way, it’s my job as a wedding planner to make it beautiful.

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Honoring Lost Loved Ones

02/2017 / by Christy posted in Wedding Blog

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The moment you get engaged you get the urge to tell everyone you know - mom, dad, siblings, grandparents. And you should! After all, you are about to celebrate the most wonderful day of your life! However, sometimes the one person you want to share in this joyous occasion is no longer around. With your wedding being one of the most important days of your life, you want to capture all the happy moments. We have collected a handful of different ways for you to share your most precious marriage while honoring your loved ones that have passed in recent years. Take a look below:

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The Inside Scoop! Why Hire A Professional Makeup Artist

02/2017 / by Christy posted in Wedding Blog

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Whether you’re a classic, glamorous, or vintage bride, there is a makeup look just for you! We have asked one of our most respected makeup artists in the industry to answer a few questions about wedding day makeup and what inspires her to be a makeup artist. Kirsty Wingfield of Richmond Makeup Artist, is one of many that we value in the wedding world! Check out what a makeup artist can do on your wedding day and the journey you will share while planning your big day!

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