Images: Katy Murray Photography

It’s taken me an entire week to write this intro. That pretty much sums up how life feels right now. Andy’s been needed on-location for his job, and mine has just been …. crazy. I am really starting to feel the effects of burnout and taking on too much …. as evidenced be being unable to find 5 minutes during the day to write this.

We’re hosting an outdoor hang tomorrow for Evie’s birthday (and mother’s day!) and I am behind on just about everything. Not to mention Teacher Appreciation Week and getting something together for my own mom. I could really use a Time Turner these days. Here’s hoping I catch a break, and that you all are too. Happy Friday.


The goal was to collaborate with a group of diverse, talented, creative vendors to produce a modern black, white and gold wedding design. The inspiration came from the classic colors for New Year’s, but adding a modern twist. We knew that the Old Silk Mill in Fredericksburg, VA, would provide that modern twist we were envisioning.

The foundation of the tablescape was the black velvet linen that added the next level of texture to the look. We then selected white with gold trim chargers and dinner plates to add back some white along with all gold flatware. The look came all together with the flowers. We knew we wanted to incorporate white blooms, but it was taken to the next level when all the greenery was bleached, to produce those white details. The bridal bouquet included some beautiful white peonies, roses, anemone and more.

The custom, modern stationery included a fun twist on the typical menus, and created a custom circular menu card that was placed on each seating. The welcome sign included some of the details from the stationery to tie the whole look together. There was no detail that was overlooked!


Photographer: Katy Murray Photography | Planner: Keyla Alanes Events | Venue: Inn at the Old Silk Mill | Rentals: Select Event Group | Florist: Violet Gardens Floral Design | Cake: Teres Cake Face | Macarons: Sweets by Caroline | Stationary: Designs by Allison Rene | Signage: Segovia Signatures | Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Bride’s Shoes: Valentino | Hair Stylist: Styled by Elegance | Make-up Artist: Vow by Alondra |

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