When it comes to looking beautiful, there’s more to preparing for your wedding day than buying a dream gown, meeting up for makeup and hair trial runs, and getting your body toned. Starting a beauty protocol from head to toe is essential; and it’s never too early to get a regime started for your skin. […]

  “At our winery, we adapt to the tastes of our audience and explore flavors that offer something new and exciting.” – John Wright, Sanctuary Vineyards, the Outer Banks If spirits and alcohol are a part in your reception bar set up, include some regional distilleries, wineries and breweries to support the Southern theme. Let’s […]

I’ve been living in Virginia for 35 years. That beats my native New York years by quite a bit and qualifies me as a member of the “New South.” I’ve tried to merge the best of my big city ways with all the essential traditions of southern charm. I’ve been known to slip a ‘y’all’ […]

It only takes a little imagination to transform an industrial space like Work Release into a romantic venue. Soft draping, floral accents and a rustic garden table scape soften the space, making it the perfect setting for both ceremony and reception. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] credits VENUE AND STYLE COORDINATOR  Patrizia Kroener | Work […]

By Alisa von Dobeneck Food and family make the perfect union at any Southern fete. When there are wedding bells for Southern belles, a spread of heartwarming dishes are a key part of the celebration. From Chesapeake Bay oysters to Smithfield ham biscuits, there is no place better than Southeast Virginia and the Carolinas to […]