Not all love stories start off with instant attraction. Just ask Callie, who did not hit it off with Eric when they first met at McGrady’s Pub in Charlottesville, Virginia during the Georgia vs. Florida game. Since they were rooting for opposing teams, Callie was, naturally, NOT a fan of Eric. “I would visit Charlottesville occasionally and he would always come over and ask if I wanted to get a drink with him. I refused,” Eric’s future bride says. Although she consistently turned him down, Eric was determined to get her to go out with him. He eventually reached out through Facebook, which turned into phone calls, FaceTime chats and finally the first date. Which turned into the second date. Then the third, fourth…twenty-seventh, etc. Until that magical day when Callie walked down the aisle in a gorgeous lace Anna Maier gown from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon, accessorized with her mom’s veil, sister’s bridal sash and grandmother’s rosary in her bouquet. “Our wedding was exactly what we wanted,” recounts Callie. “It was such a wonderful feeling to look at each other, know that we were married and surrounded by so many people who love us.” It’s true. Persistence always pays off, right Eric? We couldn’t be happier for the couple, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness. Thanks Adam Nyholt for the lovely photos!
Photos: Adam Nyholt Photographer | Bridesmaids Luncheon: Brennan’s of Houston | Bridal Gown: Anna Maier from Joan Pillow | House Party Attire: Houston Bridal Gallery | Invitations: Katie & Co. | Stationery & Registry: Bering’s | Baker: Who Made The Cake! | Lighting: Bright Star Productions
You’ve got your special someone, the ring, the dress…now it’s time to choose your registry items! Say goodbye to basic white dishes and get ready to dine on regal, metallic-accented dinnerware with pops of color. Who wouldn’t want to eat a delish meal with golden utensils? If you can’t wait to plan brunches and dinners for two, we’ve got your fix. Trust us, these are eight items you’re not going to want to leave out of your registry. Happy shopping!
1. Royal Crown Derby Bristol Belle Teacup & Saucer: Royal Crown Derby 2. Royale de Limoges 5 Piece Setting: Bering’s 3. L’Objet Han Espresso Cup & Saucer: Kuhl-Linscomb 4. J.L. Coquet Hemisphere Dinner Collection: Kuhl-Linscomb 5. Michael Aram Palm Cheeseboard & Spreader: Kuhl-Linscomb 6. Herdmar Desire Goldplate Flatware: Gumps 7. William Yeoward Gold Leaf Dishes: Kuhl-Linscomb 8. Royal Crown Derby Bristol Belle Accent Plants: Royal Crown Derby
Our signature event, the I Do! Soiree, took place last week at The Corinthian and let’s just say—it was one hell of a party! From the fabulous flowers and tablescapes, to the haute couture bridal fashion…it truly was a dream come true. Guests were greeted with fine wine, and a swag bag full of luxury goodies for all of our engaged couples. Our production and editorial team went on a serious beauty and skincare haul to hand-pick the must-have items to get you through your big day. BIG thanks to all of our amazing swag bag sponsors:
We hope everyone enjoyed their swag bags filled with tons of goodies made with love, from us. You can view the lovely pics by Civic Photos here. Sad you missed out? Don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated for the next I Do! Soiree!