Bundle of Joy!
Well this past month has been a whirlwind. In this world, there is no maternity leave. I was answering inquiries and emails the whole time I was in labor at the hospital ha. It helped me to not realize what was going on till she told me it was time to push. I actually spent most of the labor at home. It all started on the December 26th around 3pm and boy did it get worse. No sleep, 4 baths and 4 showers later, I finally was ready to say F this, I need to go to the hospital ar
Gina and Caleb - Maria
Ginna and Caleb are an adorable couple from Texas that we had the pleasure of working with this past Spring. They chose to have their wedding in Virginia on the Eastern Shore because Ginna actually spent her summers growing up, running around her family's property here! We LOVE when venues have sentimental value to our couples... Not only are they are Ginna and Caleb madly in love (seriously, we witnessed them sneaking away for walks, dancing, and just radiiiating love throug
Why hiring a wedding planner is an investment!
When you get engaged and are thinking of hiring a wedding planner, the biggest thing that most worry about and the elephant in the room is the cost. Pricing is a touchy subject for event the planner you are speaking to. I know for me, sharing my pricing will always will always make me a little nervous and it gets easier over time as my work and experience have improved over the years. It has become easier to explain why my pricing is an investment. It is not just about the mo
Holiday Inn Stylized Shoot Part 2
We had the pleasure of working with another great, excuse me AMAZING group of vendors for a second style shoot at the Holiday Inn Oceanside. Take a look at these gorgeous photos! Thank you a million times to our photographer, Elizabeth Henson. These pictures are just to die for! Your work is absolutely stunning and we are so thankful you were able to be a part of our shoot!! This particular style shoot was a different concept for the JLE girls as we showcased a hotel ballroom
Holiday Inn Stylized Shoot Part 1
Natural lighting. Open back. Fresh greenery. Swoooooon! Style shoots are always exciting! The design aspect is my favorite part of working the wedding industry. For some, this might come easily. For others, not so much. I fall somewhere in between (thanks to an abundance of ideas but a complete lack of decisiveness). When we were approached to shoot at the Holiday Inn Oceanside, Jamie decided to take a step back and let Jen & myself (Maria) each take the lead styling and show
What to remember when planning your wedding day!
Your wedding will be one of the most important days of your life and the planning is just as important. But when you are getting down to what's important during the planning process, I've learned from planning my clients weddings that there are some ground rules to try and follow and remember. 1. Don't be afraid to ask for help I am the queen of taking on too much and trying to do everything myself. I think I can be like my mom who is a real life super woman and then realize
Morgan and Leland
Some of our favorite weddings are the more intimate ones. And this one happened to be for good friends. It also happened to be the hottest day of the year, but that didn't stop the love from showing! Morgan and Leland are both such amazing, loving, and goofy human beings... truly perfect together. We can't wait to see their video and share it with everyone. Til then check out this gorgeous photos and the new Mr. and Mrs.!! Vendors Florals, Invitions, and Design: Jamie Leigh E
Leigh and Colin
Sometimes we get to plan weddings that are SO pretty and SO special, it's hard not to get attached. Especially when we see all the gorgeous photos from the big day! If you know us, we also stress the importance of details! Small personal touches can really add that extra something to the ceremony and rehearsal space. Paris holds a special place in Colin and Leigh's hearts (p.s. it's where they got engaged!!), so of course they incorporated the "city of love" into their big da
Southern State of Mind
Where do I even begin with this shoot... first of all, we would like to thank Briana Macon of Macon Photography again (and again and again) for these completely swoon worthy photos!! Seriously, we are so excited to finally share these with everyone! What started over a year ago as just a concept for a girly southern styled shoot became this gorgeous array of fresh florals and greenery combined with a soft color palate and girly details. And biscuits! Who doesn't like biscuits
Sara and Stephan
Where to begin with this one? For starters, Sara was one of our crazier brides for sure (not in a bad way!) She kept us on our toes throughout the planning process AND on the day of. But we love her for it! Sometimes our bride's come to us with a lot of ideas in one department, but aren't sure what they want in others. That's where we come in to either rein them back and guide them in a certain direction. Like sometimes they want three different linens! That's where Waterford