Sisters- there’s no other bond like it. The three of us are so different - we have unique interests, we married very different men, we went to different colleges and studied different things and pursued different career paths. Yet if you get one of us on the phone, you can’t tell us apart. We all laugh at the same things, love the same musicals and have the same tender hearts toward our family. Our shared history was the beginning but our continued friendship has been forged in long distance calls, taking vacation days to make the drive, inviting each other into our friend groups and weekends and dinners, having the tough conversations, staying even when staying is uncomfortable or inconvenient, and lots of laughing. What a joy to witness our Kirby girl wed her love last month! Photo by @clickawayphoto, florals by @mallory_joyce (the eldest sister 😉)
Muddy autumnal tones bringing the mood for last week’s rehearsal dinner. Love it when clients take a little risk and go for a unique palette! 🍂
GIVEAWAY 🍽 Emerson James is giving away up to 12 place settings for a Thanksgiving or holiday gathering, along with a mini portrait session with @elisabricker and a floral centerpiece by me, @mallory_joyce! 📷💐 TO ENTER: like this photo, make sure you are following @emersonjamesrental @elisabricker & @mallory_joyce, comment your favorite EJR piece or collection, and tag 2 friends! ••• *Must redeem before December 31st and be located within 30 miles of Charlottesville*
Fighting the Sunday scaries looking back on these maids bouquets 🍇
Berry and wine tones for the beautiful Jillian today at @pippinhillfarm with @simplychicwed 🍇
This week is allll about color - if you’ve been watching my stories, you know! - so I’m throwing it back to this all white gorgeousness. Some of my favorite ingredients showcased in this textural bouquet! Photo by @ashley.p.cox with planning by @donovangrovesevents 🕊
Taking care with the small details - natural beeswax candles, hand thrown ceramic candlesticks, potted plants in aged terra-cotta. This is what my dining room table would look like except for the grabby toddler hands... 🤷🏻♀️
Sweetest little moment captured by @sarah___ingram. 🕊
Sometimes my job is to exercise restraint And celebrate simplicity. So grateful for creative partners who have such excellent vision- @lemersondesign, looking at you! Photo @sarah___ingram
Mary and Armani married yesterday and I had the privilege to flower for them 🌿
Back to my favorite ceremony view today to flower! Loved this laid back, grassy garden vibe from earlier this spring with @donovangrovesevents and @ashley.p.cox 🌾
Branchy sculptural autumnal goodness for my sister and her husband’s intimate ceremony on my parents’ veranda. Plus a cozy table for 10 with gorgeous place settings from @emersonjamesrental 🍁
All the tangerine and rust hues and funky texture for my sweet sister this weekend!
I don’t always get to decorate cakes, but when I do, I like to make them 🔥 ... more to come (better than my iPhone 😂) from the talented @vickigrafton
September is our busiest month - just wrapped a gorgeous wedding with @eastmadeco, now prepping for my sister’s big day this weekend, followed by a highly anticipated @pippinhillfarm wedding to close out the month. Squeezing my people in between the running around as much as I can! Stay tuned to see James kill it as a flower girl this weekend 🤞🏻 Photo by @amynicolephoto
For Alissa. 🌿 With such a talented crew yesterday at @thecliftonweddings! Planning by @eastmadeco, photography @vickigrafton, paper @shotgunningforlove, hair and makeup @annabreeding, tabletop rentals @emersonjamesrental, rentals @mseventscville, linens @bbjlinen. And could not do my job without my incredible team @cultivateeventco, @kristinaoh_, @shelbynspillar, @wagabag - y’all rocked it!
✨ Even the backs of bouquets deserve their moment ✨
Posting two days in a row... who dis?! Must be because my inbox is full of gorgeous images from @sarah___ingram 😏
So long sweet summer 🌅
Earlier in my career, I thought there were flowers I’d never use- ones that were too funky looking or not my ‘style’ - like rudbeckia (seen here)! How small minded I was! What a fun night celebrating the rebrand of @rachelmayphoto at @thecliftonva!