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Tuesday, May, 31, 2011  |  Weddings

Say hello to Mallorie & Davide....they are the cutest couple and their beautiful DIY wedding took place at the Windmill Winery....such a lovely venue...their wedding story is truly GORGEOUS....so many wonderful DIY details and the florals are AMAZING!!!!...capturing all the beauty of their day is Jasmine Amber of Jasmine Amber Photography....Jasmine ROCKS....her work is SO beautiful....I'm so excited to have her stop by the cafe today and share Mallorie & Davide's wedding story with you....Enjoy!!

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Tuesday, May, 31, 2011  |  Weddings

Hi Guys...I'm opening the cafe with one of my favorite wedding events...."The Not Wedding"....it's the Ultimate "Fake" Wedding and if you are in the Atlanta area on July 21st, you must go check it out!  Trust me, you'll love it...it's such a fun and beautiful event...the perfect place to check out "everything weddings"....visit their website to get all the details and in true cafe fashion, one lucky cafe reader will have the pleasure of winning a pair of tickets.....this is an $80.00 value and it includes dinner, drinks, dessert and a slamming dance party.....and you get to meet the most AMAZING wedding vendors........oh, how I wish I could attend.  All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know that you would like to attend....so if you are a bride-to-be and will be in the Atlanta area on July 21st....I would love to hear from you...I'll randomly pick a winner to be announced on Friday morning.......xoxoxo

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Monday, May, 30, 2011  |  Beauty
Hello My Lovelies....Happy Memorial Day to all of you....I hope you all are enjoying the holiday and with it comes the start of "summer fun".....kicking off the holiday season is our beautiful friend and makeup artist extraordinaire, Lauren Napier of Lauren Napier Weddings....we love it when Lauren stops by to share a few makeup tips with us...let's check out what she has to share....thanks Lauren!!!


"The summer’s first holiday has arrived!  It's the start of vacation season and weekend get aways.  As we pack our bags to get out of town, don’t forget to pack the perfect all day, every day multi-use makeup.
 

The La Roche- Posay Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 is a breakthrough daily moisturizer that contains a unique organic UV filter that is highly protective against UVA/UVB protection for all skin tones $31.50

 Laura Mercier’s award winning Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 is a sheer, lightweight moisturizer with SPF 20. The tinted moisturizer is available in 9 shades that can be used in place of foundation for a natural appearance while adding a healthy glow to your complexion. Perfect for a day at the beach or an afternoon BBQ. $42.00 

Cover Girl’s Queen Bronzer in Light Bronze adds a healthy glow and evens a sun-kissed complexion while it’s shine-absorbing powder adds glow and zaps grease. $8.00 

The Christian Dior 5-Color Eye Shadow Palette in Amber Design is my top pick for best all-purpose eye shadow palette. From apricot to chocolate, these refined, versatile powders produce eye-opening definition.This versatile palette can be used to create every eye combo from the daytime nude to the evening smoky eye. $58.00  

Covergirl’s LashBlast Length Water Resistant Mascara is a warm weather, BBQ and beach party staple. It’s water resistant formula gives lashes flex without flaking, and moisture without a mess! $6.00 

The lip-gloss hue I love right now? Orange! Shades of orange are easy to wear, easy to match and easy to blend. Try Nars Lipgloss in Wonder. Orange is a natural tone that looks especially beautiful on all skin tones. The color is bold and beautifully highlights warm or pale skin. $24.00"

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Friday, May, 27, 2011  |  Flowers & Décor

HAPPY FRIDAY GUYS!!.....well, today is truly  a busy day for me...okay, wait, let me take that back....EVERY DAY is a busy day for me!  For those of you that don't know, in addition to writing the blog and designing florals for weddings, I also work a full-time job....yes, I know, crazy right....but, I make it work and coffee is becoming my new"BFF"!....okay, let me get back to the topic of this feature......SO, when I leave the full-time job today, I'm meeting up with my girl Katie of Katie Stoops Photography and we are going to make some pretty magic with a ton of GORGEOUS peonies....I'm so excited...peonies are one of my favorite flowers and they smell oh so good....I can't wait to share all the prettiness with you...have a sweet day guys and I'll see you later today Katie.....xoxoxo


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Thursday, May, 26, 2011  |  Engagement Sessions

Welcome back and say hello to Tracey & Justin....OMG, what a cute couple.....they both have the best smiles..the kind of smiles that make you smile....their sweet love shoot took place at the Third Street Tunnel in downtown LA and at the Santa Monica Pier...although, they did the shoot in CA, they are getting married later this year in Atlanta.....and my girl Elly of ellyB Events is their AMAZING wedding planner...they are truly in "good hands.....I love me some Elly....and capturing all the love between them is Nick of N Phocus Photography.....Nick's work is so beautiful and I love the way he tells Tracey & Justin's story through his images....let's check it all out....Enjoy!!

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Thursday, May, 26, 2011  |  Engagement Sessions

Say hello to Jennifer & Dan....yes, we're featuring their engagement session.....but, they actually eloped one month before the session took place.....and they also call Hawaii their home....their fun "love shoot" was captured by Julie Weisberg of Julie Weisberg Photography.....my BFF, Minie, called me over the weekend to tell me about Julie and to check out her work and I'm so glad she did....Julie's work is seriously beautiful!!....I love her style of shooting and she captured Jennifer & Dan's story so perfectly! You can see the love between them in the images and it's just so sweet....let's check it all out....Enjoy!!

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Tuesday, May, 24, 2011  |  Engagement Sessions

I admit it....I'm a huge fan of balloons and when I saw Erin & David's engagement session, well, it truly made me smile.....You are going to love it!...Erin & David's fun e-session took place right here in Richmond, VA and I'm so excited to feature them at the cafe....they are totally the cutest and most  "stylish" couple.....Erin wore her mother's wedding dress for some of the images...how sweet is that.....their engagement shoot was simply filled with happiness.....I did the "happy dance" when I saw all the beautiful images...and of course I would, their session was captured by two of my favorite people and photographers, Jodi and Kurt of Jodi Miller Photography....Jodi and Kurt ROCK....now if I can just get them to move to Richmond, oh well, I'm trying...but for now, let's enjoy all the lovely images from Erin & David's fun day!!


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Monday, May, 23, 2011  |  Weddings

Happy Monday Y'all.....hope you had a wonderful weekend....the weather here in VA was perfect!  Let's open the cafe with one of the sweetest weddings....the lovely wedding story of Kara & Andy......their wedding is simply SWEET!!...so intimate and filled with the love of family and friends and they rented the cutest cabin in Ashville to hold the ceremony and reception....I love it!...capturing all the love on their special day is the AMAZINGLY talented and she's just a super sweet lady, Emily of  Emily Blake Photography.....Emily's work is always so beautiful and I love her style...let's check out all the beautiful images Emily sent over...Enjoy!! 

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