Have you ever wanted to have access to the places we shop at market? Now’s your chance! One of our amazing market vendors has generously opened their doors (well, virtual doors) to the public during these quarantine times. You might recognize their lanterns from some big name retailers, they have the best wicker baskets, and their candles make the very best gifts. We put together a couple of little guides to show you some of our picks to make it easier for you to shop their website.
Details: You won’t be able to actually place your order through their website. Once you are ready to check out, you will need to contact us with your order. We will place the order and can have them for pickup at our office or can have them shipped directly to you for a fee. Please feel free to email any orders to us over on email@example.com
We put together our favorites from Park Hill and divided them into categories to help you shop! If you have time, definitely dive further into the categories on their website. They have so much good stuff! Quarantine has us dying to do some spring/summer decorating so this is the perfect opportunity to do that!
- Heathered Waffle Weave Throw, Grey | 2. Soirée Room Spray | 3. Grace and Gardenia Candle | 4. Cookbook Holder | 5. Petite Vase Collection, Set of 6 | 6. Cotton Apron | 7. Green Crockery Candle | 8. Glass Flower Vase | 9. Clear Coral Glass Bowl
- Small Preserved Boxwood Wreath | 2. Buffalo Check Cloth Napkins | 3. Reclaimed Wood Planters | 4. Olive Potted Topiary | 5. Washed Linen Throw | 6. Botanical Framed Prints | 7. Lanterns, Set of 3 | 8. Botanical Prints, Set of 4 | 9. Large Terrace Planter
- Lighted Spruce Wreath | 2. Plaid and Velvet Square Pillow | 3. Summer Citrus Wreath | 4. Fir Tree Beverage Napkins | 5. Christmas Trees, Set of 3 | 6. Santa Plates, Set of 3 | 7. Place Card Holder 8. Autumn Wreath 9. Lighted Spruce Garland
- Paper Dinner Napkins | 2. Preserved Magnolia Wreath | 3. Glass Flower Box | 4. Willow Jar Vase | 5. Soirée Room Spray | 6. Cotton Apron | 7. Willow Trays, Set of 3 | 8. Glass Box | 9. Cappuccino Mug
April 20, 2019 | Richmond, Virginia
Last week, we recapped Addie and Nasser’s intimate ceremony and dinner that was held on Friday, April 19 and today, we are giving you part two of their wedding weekend — the thematic wedding reception which happened the next day. When Addie began talking about everything she wanted, we were SO excited and thrilled to combine so many different facets of the couple infused into one party. Crystal has deemed it one of her most challenging designs yet – the goal was to combine over 10 different themes that reflected the bride and groom while still creating a beautiful event that worked with all of the various design components. In other words, we did not want it to look like an overwhelming circus of ideas. It needed intentionality and a very detailed design plan.
Addie and Nasser wanted their guests to step into their world. They wanted to include places, activities, animals, music, food. They decided to rent out the Country Club of Virginia and its multiple rooms and make it a true experience. There were three rooms for the main part of the reception that we decided would be great for their main favorite locations. The biggest ballroom played host to one of their fav travel spots – Paris. The next room, a tribute to the heritage of the groom – Morocco. The third room was modeled after their family ranch out in California.
From Addie, the bride: I loved that Crystal and Allie were on board from the get-go about having this ridiculous party. I’ll never forget Crystal telling me she had just gotten off the phone with our “camel guy.” The fact that she had found a “camel guy” was funny enough. We then learned that he was deemed a “non-denominational camel” and I about lost it.
The Country Club of Virginia knocked everything out of the park. The events and catering team there is one of the best we have ever worked with. At our tasting, the chef had signage, props, presentation exactly how it would be at the reception — the whole 9. The best part? We wanted something casual for the Ranch room, chicken fingers, smores and dips to reflect more of an easy mountain vibe. The Ranch Fountain was an all-time favorite something chef worked tirelessly on. He figured out how to take the heating element out of a chocolate fountain and fill it with Ranch dressing. A RANCH FOUNTAIN. It was incredible. Complete with various types of tater tots you could load up with extra toppings. We wanted the Paris room to feel like an open-air market and cafe. Menu items included an array of cheeses and fruits, a seafood tower of fresh shrimp and crab alongside Croque Monsieur and steak frites. The pastry chef created the tastiest and most beautiful macaron towers for our flower market area as well as sweet and savory crepes. Guests were also greeted with a few Beatles themed items (we had a mix of a Beatles tribute band in this space as well as a college favorite band that the bride and groom loved) like ‘I want to hold your hamburger’ and ‘Let it BLT’ sliders. The Moroccan room was a colorful boast of incredible cuisine. From the Moroccan souk station filled with fresh figs, dates, apricots, flatbreads and tomato salad to the tangine display with lamb, merguez sausage and variety of vegetables and cous cous. We also had a Maghrebi tea station with moroccan style tea glasses. I’ll share the after-party menu below and you will love it too!
Scroll through to see all of the incredible details from Addie and Nasser’s big day — part two!
From the bride: After a certain point we wanted a change to younger music so after the band was done we then got people to head down the hall to another venue. There, we had a DJ and included nods to our favorite TV shows, The Office and Friends. We had a Pretzel Day bar, a stapler in jello, Serenity by Jan candles, Dundee awards. We had a sign that said “The One Where Nasser and Addie Got Married,” late night coffee served by a sign for Central Perk and the famous orange sofa. We even had beer pong as a nod to our college days and a putt-putt hole to acknowledge Nasser’s love of golf.
From the bride: Southern Posies took every wild idea we had and brainstormed ways to add on to it, make it better, and then found all of vendors to supply all our needs. They found us a camel guy, a photo booth girl, a Beatles band, a Dumbledore impersonator, a DJ, a photographer, a videographer, multiple design and lighting companies, places to rent putt-putt holes and Eiffel Tower statues. The amount of time, dedication, and organization to pull this off must have been insane but on top of that they handled everything with such grace and never once lost it when we changed our minds or when things didn’t run as planned. I’m so grateful that I got to spend nine months planning with this team. I miss them all the time and want to get married again just so we can have an excuse to hang out and plan ridiculous themes while eating Chick-fil-a.
Vendors and Creative TeamPlanning, Design and Florals: Southern Posies
Friday Venue: Home of the Bride
Friday Afterparty Venue: Quirk Hotel
Saturday Luncheon Venue: Home of the Bride
Saturday Reception Venue: Country Club of Virginia
Photographer: Nancy Ray Photography
Videography: The Paperboys
Friday Stationary / Paper Products: Ink Sugar / Katie Blackwell
Saturday Stationary / Paper Products: Kara Anne Paper
Placecards (Friday): Sarah Burkeen
Friday Catering + Bar/Beverage: Commonwealth Club
Saturday Catering + Bar/Beverage: Country Club of Virginia
Saturday Luncheon Catering: Portico
Cake: Great American Cookie Company
Entertainment (Main Band): Otis Wedding
Entertainment (Beatles Band): Abbey Road
Entertainment (DJ): Eastcoast Entertainment / DJ Patrick Zurn
Entertainment (Photobooth): Eastcoast Entertainment / Richmond Photobooth
Entertainment (Sound Tech): Eastcoast Entertainment / Cruz Productions – Joel
Entertainment (Dumbledore): MSE Productions
Camel: Private Owner
Caricature Artist: Stage Right Entertainment
Rentals (French Cart): BD3
Rentals: Paisley & Jade
Rentals: CE Rental / Festive Fare
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Rentals: Ampa Events
Rentals and Production Build Outs: Mosaic
Linens: Nuage Designs
Linens: La Tavola
Tent: Skyline Tent Company
Beauty: Lou Stevens
Brides Gown: Tiffanys Bridal
Travel: James River Transportation
Travel: TNT Limousine
Valet: DayStar Valet
Lodging: The Graduate
Camel Stir Sticks: Etsy
Hi friends! Happy April Fools Day! We don’t have any tricks for you today but we are making your Easter table completely fool-proof!
We are not ignoring the fact that this Easter will look different than pretty much every Easter before but we are trying to make it feel as normal as possible. It is my first married Easter and I am so sad we won’t be able to spend it with family but I am definitely going to put on a nice dress, get fully ready (for the first time in weeks) and we are going to make the most out of it.
We decided this year to partner with Mariée Ami to bring you the most beautiful curated Easter Table. Mariée Ami came out with a line of gorgeous linens and napkins (visit their line here https://amiavie.com/) to make entertaining beautiful and most importantly easy. We reviewed the linen options and put together the most colorful selection of spring flowers that will surely bring a smile to your face. We have three arrangement size options and Mariée Ami has four linen options and six napkin options. They also have the CUTEST bunny napkin rings.
Flowers are for pickup only in the Mariée Ami office in Birmingham, Alabama and the Southern Posies office right outside Montgomery, Alabama. Linens, napkins, and napkin rings are able to be shipped.
Much love and Happy Easter friends,
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Twinkle lights, moody blues, whimsical flowers….these are just a few of the words we used for the inspiration behind this gorgeous rehearsal dinner. We wanted to transform the rustic features of the space to southern elegance and full of personal details for the bride and groom. Wild arrangements of blues and greens in concrete containers gave off a more masculine vibe alongside gorgeous, feminine table settings, gauzy silk runners, soft candlelight, the most perfect blue linens and textured napkins, and the cutest personalized cookies. My personal favorite part was the kids table we did complete with mini chiavari chairs and the sweetest toy trunk filled with dolls and pirates reminiscent of the groom’s childhood toys. And how about the paper products we had designed? It was the perfect touch of masculine and feminine in our opinion.
Inside, we softened the space with flowing ivory drapery tied back with some gorgeous blooms, and oh my what a transformation! It’s amazing what a little drapery and some pretty uplighting can do to a space, not to mention the large floral focus and custom chandelier to greet guests right as they walked in for a night to celebrate family, friends and the sweetest love of an adorable couple.
Planning, Florals, and Design: Southern Posies
Photography: Courtney Woodham
Venue: Rustic Acres
Cake: Cake Designs
Catering: Rustic Acres
Specialty Table Linens: BBJ Linens
Specialty Napkins: La Tovola Linens
Lighting and Drapery: Mariée Ami
Rentals: Brendle Rentals
Silk Table Runner: Ink Sugar
Cookies: One Smart Cookie
Entertainment: Ben Norris
Slideshow: Chris McCoy
Stationary + Paper Products: Maribeth Thomas
Calligraphy: Marsha Lassiter
Hey there friends! Welcome back to Proposals, Planning, and Posies! This week, Anna is giving yall a little inside info on planning a wedding with a shorter engagement. I hope you brides to be whose wedding day is fast approaching will find this post super helpful!
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