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Monday, July, 16, 2012  |  Weddings
SUMMER LOVING WITH LYDIA & DAVID
Welcome back to“Summer Loving” with Lydia & David......they are actually married....they flew to Vegas and eloped last year,  July 27, 2011.  Lydia & David are friends of mine and Lydia shared with me, that she wished her and David had "wedding images"......Dana and  I approached them about the shoot for Reverie Magazine, she was ecstatic!  Lydia is such a "girly girl", so, we knew this would be perfect for them.  They are such a fun loving couple and we wanted to express this in the shoot...so, Dana and I went into "planning mode" and after many late night calls....lots of emails and three hours of sleep the night before the shoot.....here's what we came up with!!!

We choose all things that represented “Summer Loving"….yummy color palettes of corals, yellows, pinks and oranges. We decorated the gazebo with orange and hot pink carnations (yes, carnations people!!) and multi-color pom poms and streamers.  The flowers that we used through out the design were peonies, coxcomb, craspedia (billy balls), orange parrot tulips, feverfew, and carnations! 

We also incorporated pretty balloons, lanterns, cherries, and a cake that totally expresses summer loving with all the pretty shades of pink layers. The venue, Historic Mankin Mansion was perfect.  There are so many lovely details on the property...so perfect for a Virginia wedding!
  Let's check out all the beautiful images captured by the AMAZINGLY talented Anne of Anne Robert Photography....Enjoy!!

summer bouquets with peonies

bride and groom

blue plaid bow tie


I have to share with you guys, two nights before the shoot, I'm at the mall searching for the perfect shoes....I'm taking pics of all the shoes I like and I'm texting all the images to Dana for a second opinion...oh, the things that go on behind the scenes of styled shoots...I really need to do a feature on that!!


gold glitter wedding shoes

wedding hair updo


Historic Mankin Mansion has so many lovely spots for photographing....the oversized chess board is one of my favorites!!


historic mankin mansion



The beautiful dresses are by the oh-so-fab and talented, Veronica Sheaffer....the dresses were perfect for Lydia...almost as if Veronica made them for her.....and, we loved all the pretty jewelry designed by  Nina Renee Designs!  Lydia's make-up and hair by style team members Erika Nixon and JD Hobbs....they ROCKED it...as always!!


veronica sheaffer wedding gown

nina renee design bracelet

pink and yellow balloons at weddings



Fun wedding papers designed by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs....such pretty summer colors!











The ladies from Blackbird Bakery did an AMAZING job with the wedding cake....we added the final touches with craspedia (billy balls), cox comb and clematis vine, feverfew and peonies!







Our friends at Pottery Barn let us borrow this cool drink carrier....don't you love it...so fun for a summer picnic!



A fun way to display your seating cards....we used a wooden box filled with carnations....a fun DIY project!






Thanks SO much to everyone for helping to make our "Summer Loving" shoot a sweet success...you all ROCK and and a special thank you to Dana, Anne, Anita and Steve for hanging with me in the heat and humidity to make this all happen...love you guys....xoxoxo

Style Team:

Photographer – Anne Robert Photography
Floral Designer & Styling – Janie Medley
Creative Director & Stylist – Dana FitzGerald
Assistant Stylist – Anita Pouncy
Venue – Historic Mankin Mansion
Wedding Papers – Kristy Rice of Momental Designs
Make-up – Erika Nixon
Hair Stylist – JD Hobbs

Wedding Dresses – Veronica Sheaffer

Jewelry – Nina Renee Designs

Linens – Classic Party Rentals of VA
Wedding Cake – Blackbird Bakery
Lanterns and Drink Carrier Pottery Barn
Groom’s Attire – Men’s Warehouse


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