Richmond Bride

so long, 2014!

We’re throwing confetti, doing back flips and fist pumping after an incredible 2014! So many monumental things have happened for us this year, so why not recap in a few short words: we launched, we celebrated, we met a famous tv star, we were featured, and we worked, hard.

While we’re missing a few here, we want to thank all of our amazing clients of 2014. We love what we do because of you. You make us look good–oh, you photographers definitely do too!

2014 Wedding Collage[Photography credit, in no particular order because that would be crazy: Seth Roberts, Laura Gordon, PhotoLadyLove, Audra Wrisley, Kristin Partin, Annamarie Akins, Allison Kuhn Creative, Worthington, Enigma, Blue Shutter, PW, Whitebox, James Linkowitz, Katie Wilson, Carly Arnwine]

Our 2015 is shaping up to be better than ever. We are so blessed and lucky to continue to have beautiful clients, rockstar vendors and incredible family that support LK. We are going to ring in the New Year with glitter, boxing gloves and champagne. Lots of champagne.

THANK YOU.

Windy + Lindsay

sofia + aboudi: mint, gold and the globe

Happy Friday ya’ll! We’ve got a pretty one for you today. Nothing better on a Friday afternoon then scrolling through pretty wedding images right?

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I started emailing with Sofia in January of this year. She was living and working in NYC and trying to plan her RVA September 2014 wedding remotely. A tough job to try to do solo right?

That, in and of itself, is quite the task. Add to it, her groom lives in Dubai! Half way around the world people!

Sofia & Aboudi met in Dubai while Sofia was visiting the city on a trip she received as a graduation gift. Several other fate-filled moments brought them together again and they fell in love.

Fast forward though their relationship to this lovely engagement and wedding planning time…

BloemendaalHouseSummer07View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-weddingThe venue was set thanks to her Dad and brother who scouted the wedding location scene in Richmond for Sofia. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Blomendaal House. A beautiful backdrop for an outdoor ceremony in the gardens and then a reception under the tents in front of the house.

But the list of “everything else” was left up to me and Sofia, so we got to work. Without meeting face to face until April, we did a lot over the phone and email. Thank goodness for Pinterest boards!

View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding10612987_760300207342525_5227961407093454746_nMint green and gold was the color scheme Sofia oogled over from the time we began chatting. She toyed with deep purple and gold as well, but for the garden, I thought the mint and gold, with just a touch of peachy blush, would be just gorgeous.  The gold was vital as it played a huge role in connecting Sofia & Aboudi’s Lebanese culture. So we made sure we had plenty of sparkle to go around. Glittery table numbers from BHLDN, ornate gold overlays from Connie Duglin specialty linens on the cocktail tables, gold chiavari chairs from Classic Party Rentals of VA and feather tips dipped in rose gold glitter all acted as little “tips of the hat” to their Lebanese roots.

View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-weddingMary Henry of M Henry Designs worked with us on floral to make sure we were staying honest to the garden we were in, but yet decorating the very blank canvas of a white tent. She hit a home run once again pulling in the whites, greens and touches of blush to pull the look together.

Sofia worked in the film industry in NYC, so a videographer was a no-brainer and she obviously had a list of what type of film she wanted of her big day. I immediately sent her Humanstory Films.  Bill Gaff and I have worked together for almost 10 years now and he was the only filmmaker I would recommend for this job!  Check out their wedding film here.

[I’m a sucker for a sweet Father/Daughter moment.]
View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-weddingView More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-weddingIt pays to have talented friends in the wedding industry. Luckily for Sofia & Aboudi they were in good hands with their photographer friend Carly Arnwine who captured the day so beautifully. And Aly Randolph of Randy Cakes who made the custom cake pops and the wedding cake – she was a busy lady! Both friends did an amazing job on every detail they touched.

1907446_760300414009171_3611784861163483884_n View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-weddingEric Cunningham from Choice Entertainment kept the party rockin’ all night and mixed up some fun Arabic and dance music for the crowd. A surprise belly dancer got the dancing started and the floor was packed all night!

View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-weddingView More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding View More: http://carlyarnwine.pass.us/sofia-aboudi-wedding10703780_760300890675790_693422897598048945_nSofia and Aboudi – you were such a sweet and loving couple. I’m so excited for you and your life together in Dubai. Please keep in touch! Sohotkon! (Cheers!)

Warm Regards,

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Blomendaal House | Catering: Meriwether Godsey| DJ: Eric Cunningham with Choice Entertainment | Photography: Carly Arnwine Photography | Videography: Humanstory Films | Linens & Chaivari Chairs: Classic Party Rentals of VA and Connie Duglin Specialty Linens | Cake: Randy Cakes | Flowers: M. Henry Designs | Ceremony Music: Silverleaf String Duo | Guest & Wedding Party Transportation: Winn Transportation | Planning & Design: LK Events & Design

 

 

an artful wedding

Back in June we had the privilege of showcasing at Richmond Bride‘s an Artful Wedding at The John Marshall Ballrooms. It’s been awhile since either Windy or I were behind a bridal show booth, but it was tons of fun and we met wonderful brides, moms and friends. It also helped that we set up shop right next to the delicious Cakes by Graham! Enjoy a few of our instagram photos we snapped throughout the day. Leave it to us to be so busy chatting with brides we forgot to snap a picture of the whole table. Don’t you ever feel like you need a photographer to follow you wherever you go just to remember to capture memories?

blog1545069_10152465061499303_4872882210258472839_nWe designed our booth with our brand in mind, of course. So LK blue was everywhere! We provided ideas for brides for favors, signature drinks and stationery with a watercolor motif. We popped the centerpiece with our favorite coral charm peonies and other gorgeous blooms by the talented Mary Henry with M Henry Design.  Our vendor friends were incredibly generous to provide wonderful things for us to display. The cake was supplied by Sweet Fix, the stationery and signage was Design Corral and the linen was Connie Duglin. You folks made us look good!IMG_2054.JPG10473614_10152465061569303_5559470891639613001_n10410571_10152465061379303_8396490810679192340_nBonus! We also got to meet and greet with Monte Durham from “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta“! photo

Thanks again, Richmond Bride, for having us! It was a ball!

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