2016: A Year in Review

It seems only natural to make the first blog post of 2017 a year in review post!

Now that this new blog is up & running (and we couldn’t be more excited for what this year holds), we want to say a big, bold & beautiful thank you to our 2016 clients. To every bride & groom who made this year incredible, to every parent & grandparent who welcomed us into the family, and to every bridesmaids & groomsmen who had us laughing all night long, and to every vendor who made our jobs that much easier (and more fun!)… thank you! You supported our dream to do what we love every day, and we think you’re pretty awesome 🙂

Now, let’s recap 2016’s stunning couples!! (You can view the full blog post for each bride here!) 

Katherine & Aaron kicked off the our year of weddings with a classic, DC affair! (And I’m happy to say you’ll be getting to know this sweet bride a bit more next week – hooray!) Photography by Alisandra Photography

Melissa & David were one of the most joyful couples!! Melissa was so relaxed & there boho-inspired farm wedding was filled with adorable details; and I love that we’re now both #kjbrides! Photography by Katelyn James

Heather & Rob celebrated their rainy wedding at one of my favorite venues: King Family! Her color palette will forever be a favorite of mine because of how bold & FUN it was! She is ALSO another #kjbride 🙂 Photography by Katelyn James

Jessica & Sam had the best of both worlds – They were married in a gorgeous, intimate chapel on William & Mary’s campus – followed by a big, loud, amazing reception! Their wedding cake was an ice cream cake & it’s a detail I think every bride should consider:) Photography by We Are The Mitchells

Lauren & Josh were married on a gorgeous (and I do mean gorgeous) May day! Her bouquet is hands down my favorite (#gimmeallthepeonies) and their dance-the-night-away reception was filled with JOY! Photography by Hope Taylor

Kelli & Vince said “I Do” on their farm in Virginia! I LOVE the fact that they spent an entire year before the wedding getting their farm ready for the big day – talk about dedication!! Their was a big, country-infused dance party! 🙂 Photography by Dimples & Cheeks Photography

Alex & David are close friends of ours, so being apart of their wedding day was amazing! They are champs – the weather was on & off thunderstorms all day, but they didn’t sweat it! I loved how romantic their ceremony felt when we moved it instead, & we loved laughing with friends all night long! Photography by Hockensmith Portraits

Ashley & Justin are another pair of friends – I LOVE being apart of friend’s weddings!! I met Ashley since we both work in the industry & was honored that DSE played a part of their wedding! It was BRIGHT and BOLD and filled with adorable details!!! She is also a #kjbride, too!:) Photography by Katelyn James

Katelyn & Bill had a southern, classic, Williamsburg wedding!! Her family was wonderful to work with, I adored her show-stopping Hayley Paige gown & the pineapples that Amanda Day Rose infused everywhere! Photography by Hope Taylor

Elfrida & Erik celebrated their day at another one of my favorite venues: The Clifton Inn! She learned the art of hand-lettering for their wedding & her sweet, feminine details were gorgeous!! Photography by Andrea Pesce

Emily & Grant had a wedding day for the books!! Not only because Bixby & Pine fly over from Seattle to shadow me, but because they had the best weather, color palette, venue staff & vendors a planner could ask for. Her flowers will be a favorite for years to come & I can’t thank these two enough for their friendship!! (Plus she’s another #kjbride)! Photography by Katelyn James


Andrea & Matthew said “I Do” with Parisian-inspired details paired with the most incredible blooms by Lisa!! They were apart of my first double wedding week (that wouldn’t have been possible with Hannah!), and their romantic images are breathtaking! Photography by Michael & Carina

Clara & Ian ended the 2016 with gorgeous fall weather, beautiful details & a stunning venue! I loved working at Keswick Hall, and am so happy Clara chose the color palette she did! Her pergola is a favorite of mine & I love her lush, romantic details! Photography by Abby Grace Photography

What a year!!! We can’t wait to share what we’re working on with our 2017 couples; Hannah & I still have dates available for a variety of packages, and we’d love to chat with you 🙂 

xo! kat


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