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I have had the privilege of serving on the ILEA Gala Committee for the last three years – and co-chairing the gala last year with Emily Miller of the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, and again this year, at the newly renovated Cavalier Hotel.  Somehow, I realized that I never blogged last year’s epic event, that […]

May 22, 2018

ILEA gala, misty saves the day, dragon studio

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You guys know that I love stars.  So when Coastal Virginia Bride reached out for their 2018 issue, I got excited at the prospect of doing a star-themed styled shoot (again!).  I wanted to do it differently than the last one (as much as I LOVED the last one).   This would mean I could […]

February 6, 2018

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Working with Caitlin Gerres Photography on our first styled shoot together was SO much fun.  I loved getting to take the inspiration of her family history, her branding colors, and a blanket that her grandmother made her for this gorgeous styled Woman’s Club of Portsmouth wedding inspiration.  Be sure to see all the vendors involved […]

January 26, 2018

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This beach wedding inspiration came of my love for Virginia Beach, where we grew up, and where Chris and I dated, fell in love, and got married.  It was supposed to feel like every beach kid’s dream wedding – a little bit of boho, a lot of color, and a nod to the stars on the […]

January 6, 2017

coastal virginia bride, dragon studio, misty saves the day, beach wedding, virginia beach wedding, martina liana, house of maya, pure english bridal, lynnhaven fishing pier, pier wedding, behind the veil, fluttering flowers

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Erika Mills is at it again with her fantastic photography and grand visions for something extraordinarily special.  When we sat and talked about her next styled shoot, Dover Hall seemed like the best choice – and it absolutely was.  With an all-star cast of vendors to include a breathtaking Austin Scarlett gown from Pure English […]

October 11, 2016

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Oh, y’all. Let me tell you about one of my favorite photoshoots ever.  I definitely fulfilled a dream when The NorVa said “yes” to me styling a shoot there.  I was fortunate enough to have the backing of the amazing folks at Coastal Virginia Bride to get me in the front door.  I will be […]

August 29, 2016