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Wednesday, December, 4, 2013  |  In the News
holiday wreaths, pottery barn

"TIS THE SEASON".....if you are in the RVA area on this Saturday, December 7th, make sure you stop by our "Holiday Pop-Up Shop" at Pottery Barn at Short Pump Town Center!  I'm so excited to have the Laura Hooper Calligraphy and wedding stylist, Dana FitzGerald join me...we'll have lots of holiday pretty to share with you and sweet treats from Candy Valley Cake Company....hope to see you there...xoxo


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Friday, January, 18, 2013  |  Flowers & Décor

Happy Friday Guys....yesterday I featured the floral details from our "Peach, Aqua, Red and White" color palette shoot with Katelyn James Photography....and as promised, more beautiful details from the shoot....the details are truly "key' to your wedding day and how fun to have a blank canvas and design all those special details that will come together and tell your wedding story!  Dana Fitzgerald did an AMAZING job coming up with the story board for this shoot...she's so talented and I always enjoy working with her and yes, this is seriously a lot of hard work and long hours but it's so worth it!  Enjoy!!!

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Thursday, January, 17, 2013  |  Flowers & Décor

Yesterday I shared a "sneak peek" of the style shoot from Katelyn James' workshop....Katelyn captured soooo many beautiful images and today I want to focus on the floral inspiration for the shoot.......the tablesetting....bouquet...floral halo and the bout!....our color palette of peach...aqua...white and red came together so beautifully and I hope you all will enjoy all the pretty inspiration....Enjoy!!!

(p.s....for those of you that live in RVA and shop at J.Crew, yes, that's Liz, our model...Liz, "little liz" is what I call her, is my stylist at J.Crew...love ya Liz and thank you Ryan...you both are AMAZING...xoxo)

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Wednesday, January, 16, 2013  |  Flowers & Décor

Happy Wednesday Guys...I'm doing my "happy dance" today...back in November, my style partner in crime, Dana FitzGerald and I had the pleasure to style our sweet friend and AMAZING photographer, Katelyn James' fall workshop....as always, Dana and I had a lot of fun and yes, a lot of work and we could not have pulled it off without the help of an AMAZING group of wedding artists and a little later today, you can see the full shoot over at Green Wedding Shoes....so make sure you check out GWS later today to see all the lovely inspiration....I'll be sharing more at the cafe on tomorrow so stay tuned and a huge thank you to all that made our day a fun one....xoxoxo 

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Tuesday, July, 24, 2012  |  Flowers & Décor
orange, pink, and yellow inspiration board

A few weeks ago, the lovely ladies at the Pottery Barn here in Richmond, asked me to be a part of their wedding event and of course I was more than thrilled to participate....being a fan or Pottery Barn and getting to meet new brides in a gorgeous surrounding...YES PLEASE!!  So, I immediately called my girl Dana, amazing stylist that she is and told her all the good news....{fyi..to all the lovely brides, if you are having trouble creating beautiful inspiration for your wedding day, Dana is your go-to-girl}...Dana suggested that she would put together four "style boards" to set the tone of the JMFlora Design table...OMG...Dana ROCKS!!!

My friend and AMAZING photographer, Tori Watson of Marvelous Things Photography was on hand to capture a few images of all the pretty inspiration!!

From Dana....."Call them what you prefer -- an "Inspiration Board, ""Mood Board," "Style Board," "Story Board" or "Photo Collage" putting images of pretty 'things' together to create a cohesive, well thought out vision is just plain ol' fun!

So when Janie called and wanted to talk about her Pottery Barn event I was ecstatic that by the end of our conversation I had the task of creating four boards for her event. My goal was come up with four distinct color boards to inspire Janie to create four different bouquets for essentially four different 'types' of brides.


This board below was inspired by my friend and illustrator Jane Kirby. Both Jane (herself) and her work-- especially her watercolors inspire me.  Her painting of "Felicia" (the red haired image of the woman below) and her "Fuchsia Heels" was my starting point. I extruded the color palette from Jane's work by using Color Hunter and off I went using similar colors Jane did and creating what I thought would be launching point for an artsy "Jane" wedding (I know how you love Paris and macaroons Jane!).

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Monday, July, 16, 2012  |  Weddings
summer bouquets with peonies

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!!

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Monday, July, 16, 2012  |  In the News
Reverie Magazine

Happy Monday Guys....it's going to be a such a fun week at the cafe....oh, yes, every week at the cafe is truly a fun week, but this is my "birthday week"....so, I'm just gonna have to make this week about me....don't you think I should.....at least a few days...don't you think!! 

And, how fun to start the week with our beautiful feature from Reverie Magazine Summer 2012 issue....if you haven't checked it out, you need to hurry over and see all the prettiness.....it's truly a lovely publication and we are thrilled to be a part of it....thanks to the lovely ladies over at Reverie and check back a little later to see more beautifu images from the shoot and the story behind "Summer Loving"....xoxo

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Thursday, July, 12, 2012  |  In the News

Hi Guys...I'm so excited to share that me and the "Dream Team" are featured in the Summer 2012 edition of Reverie Magazine....we are so excited to be included among the beautiful pages of inspiration....so hurry over to check it all out and I'll be sharing all the images at the cafe next week...thanks to the lovely ladies at Reverie for including us and I want to thank my "Dream Team" of amazing wedding artists for making this possible...xoxo


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