2017: A Year in Review

2017 was an amazing year for Dear Sweetheart Events!!

It was Hannah’s first official year as a Lead Planner and our team while I loved being able to broaden our team, we took a “less is more” approach when it came to our sweet couples. We worked with 9 amazing couples in 2017 and loved that we were able to be focused, intentional and relational with each & every one!

To all of our 2017 couples: thank you so much for trusting DSE to be apart of your wedding day!!!! We are so grateful for each & every one of you & can’t wait to watch your marriages blossom in 2018!!!! Yay!!

Take a look at our Year in Review highlights below!!

Our first wedding of the year kicked off in May with Lauren & Ryan!! These two were married on a rainy day in Bethany Beach but they didn’t let that stop them!!!! Our team had so much fun designing Lauren’s flowers, setting up (and tearing down) the ceremony in the pouring rain (we had to change clothes pre-Reception, ha!) and watching these two kiss in the rain!! See their full blog post here and as always, we loved working with Amanda Hedgepeth Photography!

Next up is a southern soiree at Big Spring Farm with Sasha & James! We love this venue so much & love how Sasha & James transformed the barn!! Working with Blakemore’s Flowers on the design was so much fun & we can’t wait to share their full blog post in early 2018!! See an iPhone peek below!

Our summer wedding of the year took place in upstate New York with Ashley & Jeff! Ashley is a childhood friend of mine, and I played the role of coordinator, florist & bridesmaid for her big day!! It was a busy, busy weekend and I can’t wait to share all the images The Photography Smiths captured!!! For now, see enjoy a preview of what’s to come!

Amanda and D’Angelo were married on a Tuesday in July – yep, you read that right!! But they had a good reason to choose that wedding date & we’re so glad they asked Hannah to be a part of it!!! You can see their full blog post here with all of our favorites by Hope Taylor Photography!!

Jordan & Regan are another one of our amazing Big Spring Farm wedding couples!! These two said “I do” in late September and the weather could not have been more perfect!! Our team planned their rehearsal, designed their wedding flowers & executed their big day; we loved playing such a big role & being apart of their family for the weekend!!! We plan to share ALL their images in early 2018 so be on the lookout for what’s sure to be an extra long blog post then!:)

Our first wedding of October took place on family property in Rockingham County, VA with Kelly & Josh!! Kelly & Josh wanted to focus on family & hospitality and designed a wedding day around that very thing!! Some of the food served at the wedding was actually grown on the farm where the wedding took place – so cool, right?! Just like Jordan & Regan’s wedding, we’re keeping the wedding images a secret for now but plan to share in 2018! Yay!

Our last wedding weekend of 2017 was a double wedding weekend!! Hannah was with Emilie & Brian at their classic, downtown Richmond wedding day! The weather was perfect for October and these two had a big dance party with their friends & family after the “I Do’s”! See their full blog post here by Brett Denfeld Photography!

Katherine & Nick were are second couple that weekend and I’m so, so happy I was able to work with Katherine!! Not only do we share the same first name, but I truly felt like she was a kindred spirit! I worked with her on the design, planning & florals for her classic country club wedding, and her images will forever be a favorite! See the full blog post here by Katelyn James Photography!


Not only did we have an amazing lineup of couples in 2017, but we were also able to stretch our creative muscles and work with a few of our favorite photographers on their workshop shoots!!


In June, our team worked with Katelyn James on her workshop shoot! This was my first styled shoot in 6 months and it felts SO good to get back in the swing of things!!! See all of the gorgeous images here!!

In September, we teamed back up with Katelyn James for another workshop shoot! This one is hands down one of my favorite shoots I’ve ever done, and I cannot wait to share it in full detail!! Here’s a little sneak peek of what’s to come!

In October, our team drove down to OBX for a workshop shoot with Amanda Hedgepeth Photography!! This shoot will also be in the pipeline for 2018! It’s fun, beachy & filled with me and Amanda’s signature color: P I N K!!


It was a busy, busy 2017, but we had so much fun!!! 2018 is already shaping up to be incredible & I can’t wait to share the amazing couples or styled shoots we’re working on!!!!:)

We’ll see you in 2018!!! Yay!

xo! kat & hannah

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