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In 2018, I worked at lots of new-to-me wedding venues, and it was so fun traveling around Virginia celebrating my sweet couples and designing for them! Last years Where to Wed blog post was such a hit that I decided to highlight my favorites from this year! I have been to many different venues throughout the years, and I thought it would be helpful for any of my engaged readers to share my 2018 top 10 favorites (it was SO hard to choose), and features I love of each!! That way, you can use this as a guide if YOU are still searching for that perfect wedding venue for your big day! So, in no particular order, here are 10 wedding venues that are sure to impress! 

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Virginia is such a lovely place to call home, and I am always so excited to visit new wedding venues all over the state to design flowers for my sweet brides! I have been to many different venues throughout the last several years, and I thought it would be helpful for any of my engaged readers to share my top 10 favorites (it was SO hard to choose), and features I love of each!! That way, you can use this as a guide if YOU are still searching for that perfect wedding venue for your big day! So, in no particular order, here are 10 wedding venues that are sure to impress! 

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People say that flowers don’t last forever, but the way they make you feel does! Flowers truly have a way of transforming a wedding, and whether you are having an outdoor fall wedding or an indoor elegant soiree, florals always enhance the wedding space with their beauty! However, most couples don’t often think of flowers as being long-lasting days, weeks and even years after their wedding. While the actual flowers may not be around in 20 years, the memories, the scent and maybe even the actual plants themselves (see my tip about succulents below) will be!! Enjoy these tips on how to enjoy your wedding flowers long after your wedding has come and gone!

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This warm weather we have been enjoying lately has me dreaming of beautiful spring weddings, and I am getting SO excited for another full year with lots of pretty blooms!! For any brides wondering what flowers are in-season during your springtime wedding, this post is for you! I am sharing some of my favorite springtime blooms for weddings, and I am wishing that my computer had scratch-and-sniff capabilities, because springtime blooms always seem to be the most fragrant! Ahhh… spring is almost here! Enjoy!!!

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Congratulations to all the couples that have become newly engaged over the holidays! This is such a FUN and EXCITING season of life, but I know as a past bride myself, it can also be stressful! Unless you have an event planning background, designing and executing a Pinterest-worthy wedding can be overwhelming, so I wanted to share a few tips with you today on what to tackle first (after you’re done celebrating of course!) The very best advice I can give is to first go get a manicure; lots of people are going to want to see your new bling!! 

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The days leading up to your wedding can be filled with last-minute errands, confirmations with vendors, emails, phone calls, and guests RSVPing wayyyy after they should have, which can be super stressful for you, the bride! Instead of worrying about the details of the day, it’s best to simply focus on enjoying your last few days as a “Miss”, stress-free! So whip up a mimosa, or grab a cup of coffee, and read about some ways you can avoid stress leading up to your wedding day!

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As a wedding floral designer, do you ever feel like your floral recipes fall flat? Ordering flowers for your weddings doesn't have to feel overwhelming anymore! I've created the Foundations of Floral Recipes guide for you to learn about each type of flower to include in your wedding designs, so you can confidently plan your orders and create beautiful garden style arrangements every single time! Grab your guide below. (it's free!)

FOundations of floral recipes