Our hearts are SO aflutter today! It’s Valentine’s Day, which means, first off, hopefully you are celebrating the day with your beloved. Second, it means that we’ll be receiving a freshly minted batch of newly engaged ladies–what a great day! We are so beyond lucky to be featuring a Valentine wedding shot by Adam Barnes and designed our FAVORITE southern planner, Easton Events. This wedding is a stunner and is sure to fill you up with all sorts of love on your day.
If you want to see more images of this gorgeous wedding, head over to the sweet as pie, Southern Weddings!
Luke and Blair’s love story and engagement is so sweet, we just had to share: During the summer of 2008 I was living in Virginia and Luke was in Manhattan. I planned a trip to New York for a weekend to see my best friend from home and my dear friends from college—a real girls weekend that included a trip to the Hamptons. Saturday afternoon found us at Cyril’s– a restaurant on a 2 lane highway that at about 4:00 p.m. becomes THE place to see and catch up with all of your Southern friends who live in New York, or, like me, were just visiting the Hamptons. And there I saw him–tall and handsome. Although we had gone to college an hour away from one another in Virginia, had both attended the Carolina Cup horse races for years in his South Carolina hometown, and had a zillion friends in common, it was not until June 2008 that we actually met one another. It was love at first sight. Luke proposed on a Tuesday evening. Just us. The best surprise of my life and the reason that I now love Tuesdays the most. Later that evening, we met all of our friends at the Soho Grand hotel to celebrate. They all knew and had been waiting for the announcement—it was such a dear surprise and one of the best memories of my life.
Lovely vendors that helped create this wedding —
Photographer: Adam Barnes // Videographer: Meet Cute // Planner: Easton Events // Ceremony venue: Bride’s Parents’ Home // Reception venue: Bride’s Parents’ Home // Florist: Rod Meek, Lynchburg, VA // Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker: Magnolia Foods // Caterer: Avenue Foods // Rentals: Skyline // Linens: Festive Fare; Tavola // Lighting: Skyline // Paper Products: Rock Paper Scissors // Calligraphy: Kendall Rose // Bride’s Dress: Oscar de la Renta // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil/Jewelry: Oscar de la Renta (Veil)/Kiss the Ring New York; Estate (Jewelry) // Bride’s Shoes: Valentino // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ciarla // Furniture: Avista // Band: Mo’Sol // Chairs and stools: AFR // Vintage car: Albemarle Vintage