Best of 2014- Shoes

Ah, shoes. Another wonderful part of the wedding. I always love seeing what shoes our brides have picked out. A lot of them got smart in 2014 and opted for ballet flats or wedges. I mean, hello, outdoor wedding. There is grass.

And then usually around 8pm, the flip flops are out. Praise.

So here is my ode to the short life of wedding shoes.

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Kemper Mills Fant Photography

 

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Clockwise: Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography | Sam Stroud Photography | Sam Dean Photography

 

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Clockwise: Jessica Schaffer Photography | Brett Winter Lemon Photography | Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Sam Stroud Photography

 

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Clockwise: Sam Dean Photography | Lori Hedrick Photography | Laura’s Focus Photography

 

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Clockwise: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Cricket Powell | Kemper Mills Fant Photography

 

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Clockwise: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Chelsa Yoder Photography | Lori Hedrick Photography | Jen Fariello Photography

Best of 2014- Desserts

I’ll give you one guess as to why I decided to post about desserts this week. Snow. The snow this week has wrecked my regular eating habits so sweet, sweet food is on my mind. If we get anymore snow, you can guarantee that there will be another food related post.

2014 was filled with wedding cake, yes, but cookies, candy, cupcakes, pies and tiramisu as well. Is any else hungry?

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Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography
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Clockwise: Sam Stroud Photography | Marissa Joy Photography | Laura’s Focus Photography
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Clockwise: Cricket Powell | Kemper Mills Fant Photography | n/a
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Clockwise: Sam Dean Photography | Kemper Mills Fant Photography
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Clockwise: Sam Dean Photography | Sam Stroud Photography | Chelsa Yoder Photography
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Clockwise: Sam Stroud Photography | Sam Dean Photography | Laura’s Focus Photography | Sam Dean Photography
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Clockwise: n/a | Sam Dean Photography | Brett Winter Lemon Photography
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Clockwise: Laura’s Focus Photography | Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography| Sam Dean Photography | Lori Hedrick Photography
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Clockwise: Lindsey Schaffer Photography | Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography | Lori Hedrick Photography | Sam Stroud Photography | Kemper Mills Fant Photography

 

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Clockwise: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Brinn Wills Photography | Lindsey Schaffer Photography

 

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Clockwise: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography

 

Best of 2014- Wedding Dresses

I am so excited to be writing the Best of Series once again! It was so much fun last year looking through wedding pictures and this year, we received even MORE pictures. You girls tried your hardest to crash my computer but it prevailed. I will be investing in an external hard drive very soon.

To kick start this series, and the most romantic weekend of the year, we are going to begin with wedding dresses. Can I just say, we have the most stunning clients. I mean, seriously girls, you rocked it in these pictures.

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Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography
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Clockwise: Bret Winter Lemon Photography | Lori Hedrick Photography | Laura’s Focus Photography | Chelsa Yoder Photography
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Clockwise: Rachel Bowen | Lori Hedrick Photography | Kemper Mills Fant Photography

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Clockwise: Brinn Wills Photography | Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography | n/a | Sam Dean Photography

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Clockwise: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Marissa Joy Photography | Sam Stroud Photography

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Clockwise: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Sam Dean Photography | Sam Stroud Photography

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Clockwise: Lindsey Schaffer Photography | Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Cricket Powell | Laura’s Focus Photography | Lori Hedrick Photography

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Clockwise: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Sam Stroud Photography | Sam Dean Photography

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Clockwise: Lori Hedrick Photography | Sam Stroud Photography | Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Cricket Powell | Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Jen Fariello Photography

Keep checking back every Friday for more of our Best of Series!

Best of 2014

Our Best of 2014 series begins tomorrow! Thousands of pictures have been sent, sorted through and are waiting to be enjoyed by all of you! Be sure to check back in tomorrow for our first feature.

Best of 2014 Series

 

Kemper Mills Fant Photography

 

Twice as Nice Valentine’s Day Deal

Are you still in search of the perfect venue for your wedding? We still have several 2015 and 2016 dates still available at Sundara! Until February 28th, we are excited to offer a “Twice as Nice” booking incentive, alongside our in house caterer, Blue Ridge Catering. Save the Date by February 28th for a complementary Crystal Chandelier installed for your reception AND a Late Night Sweet Treat for all of your guests to enjoy! Think cheesecake lollipops, macarons, strawberry shortcake trifles, & more!

Twice as Nice Deal

Best of 2013: Wedding Details (Part 2)

It’s our last day looking back at our 2013 weddings. It’s getting me more excited for this upcoming season!

First up, our favorite puppies!

Garden weddings in Virginia
Top: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- n/a

Outdoor weddings in Virginia
Top: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography
Left: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography
Top Right: Photography- Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography

Outdoor weddings in Virginia
Top Left: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Top Right: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography | Florist- Petal Pushers
Bottom Left: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Top Left: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography
Top Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography | Band- Blue Moonshine

Garden wedding venues in Virginia
Top Left: Photography- Josh Lopez Photography
Top Right: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography
Middle: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography

Best wedding venues in Virginia
Left: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography
Top Right: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography
Middle Right: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography

Best outdoor wedding venues in Virginia
Top: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography
Top Left: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography
Right: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography

Destination weddings in Virginia
Top: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography
Top Left: Photography- Stephanie Klein-Davis
Bottom Left: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Top Right: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography

The two pictures above are the cutest! The groom surprised his new wife with a serenade. He sang the Avett Brother’s song January Wedding but changed the words to September Wedding. There were tears in my eyes that night.

Gotta love some good signage. Chalkboards were huge this year.

Creative wedding signsLeft: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography
Top Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Middle Right: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Best of 2013: Wedding Food

Part 2 of our food is up today! These pictures look so good, I’m drooling. There’s nothing like some good food that makes your wedding spectacular. At least for me.

Fun wedding food at SundaraLeft: Photography- Sam Dean Photography | Caterer- A la Carte
Top Right: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Caterer- Center Stage Catering
Middle Right: Photography- Josh Lopez Photography | Beer brewed by the Groom
Bottom Right: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Popcorn provided by family

fun wedding reception menuTop Left: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography
Top Right: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography
Middle: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Caterer- Center Stage Catering
Bottom Left: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Caterer- Blue Ridge Catering

elegant wedding food
Top: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography | Caterer- Blue Ridge Catering
Bottom Left: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Caterer- Center Stage Catering
Bottom Right: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Best wedding caterers in VirginiaTop: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Caterer- Center Stage Catering
Top Left: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Caterer- Center Stage Catering
Bottom Left: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography
Top Right: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography | Caterer- Blue Ridge Catering
Bottom Right: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography

best wedding reception caterers
Top: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Caterer- Blue Ridge Catering
Left: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Caterer- Blue Ridge Catering
Top Right: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Caterer- Center Stage Catering
Bottom Right: Photographer- Laura’s Focus Photography

Best of 2013: Bridal Party Fashion

You can’t have a wedding without your favorite people standing behind you! These kids are pretty fashionable too. I mean, check them out.

bridal fashions
Top: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography | Bridesmaids- Alfred Angelo
Bottom Left: Photography- Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography | Groomsmen- Men’s Warehouse
Bottom Right: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Bridesmaids- Ann Taylor | Groomsmen- Men’s Warehouse

wedding fashions in Virginia
Top: Photography- Josh Lopez Photography | Attire- n/a
Middle: Photography- Stephanie Klein-Davis | Attire- n/a
Bottom: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Attire- n/a

elegant wedding fashions
Top: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography
Top Left: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography
Right: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography | Groom’s tux- Jos. A. Banks

wedding styles in Virginia
Top: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Bridesmaids- Bill Levkoff | Groomsmen – Nordstrom, Jon Varvatos
Top Left: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Bridesmaids- Reflections Bridalwear
Bottom Left: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography | Bridesmaids- Alfred Sung | Groomsmen- Men’s Warehouse
Top Right: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography | Bridesmaids- Alfred Sung | Groomsmen- Frontier Classics

bridal party fashions
Top: Photographer- Sam Dean Photography | Bridesmaids- JCrew
Middle: Photographer- Sam Dean Photography | Bridesmaids- JCrew | Groomsmen- Suit Supply, Men’s Warehouse, Brooks Brothers, Charles Tyrwhitt | Ring Bearer- Vineyard Vines | Flower Girls- Etsy
Bottom: Photographer- Sam Dean Photography | Ring Bearer- Vineyard Vines | Flower Girls- Etsy

Aren’t those little kids the most adorable thing you have ever seen?

Best wedding fashions
Top: Photographer- Lori Hedrick Photography
Top Left: Photographer- Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography | Groomsmen- Men’s Warehouse
Bottom Left: Photographer- Chelsa Yoder Photography | Bridesmaids- Alfred Angelo
Right: Photographer- Lori Hedrick Photography

wedding fashions at Sundara
Top: Photographer- Laura’s Focus Photography
Left: Photographer- Sam Dean Photography
Top Right: Photographer- Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Bridesmaids- Bill Levkoff
Bottom Right: Photographer- Sam Dean Photography

Best of 2013: Wedding Shoes

Every girl loves a good pair of shoes, right? I mean, I do. You should see my closet.

Anyway, you have to check out these shoes. They are so scrumptious.

fun wedding shoes
Top: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography | Shoes- n/a
Left: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography | Shoes- n/a
Top Right: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography | Shoes- TOMS
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography | Shoes- TOMS

wedding shoes
Top Left: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography | Shoes- n/a
Top Right: Photography- Stephanie Klein-Davis | Shoes- n/a
Middle: Photography- n/a | Shoes- Fibi and Clo New York
Bottom Left: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Shoes- n/a
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography | Shoes- n/a

comfortable wedding shoes
Top Left: Photography- Sam Dean Photography | Shoes- n/a
Top Right: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Shoes- Badgley Mischka
Bottom Left: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Shoes- Nine West
Bottom Right: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography | Shoes- JCrew

beautiful bridal shoes in Virginia
Top: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Shoes- Emmy Shoes
Left: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography | Shoes- DSW
Top Right: Photography- Chad Bowles Photography | Shoes- n/a
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography | Shoes- n/a

These guys and their colorful socks.

colorful sock at weddingTop: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Bottom: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography

Best of 2013: Wedding Details (Part 1)

There were so many great details to share with you that we had to split it up between two posts! Our brides put so much effort into making their wedding day special. Can’t wait to share it with you!

great wedding ideasTop: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography

decorations for the weddingTop: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography
Top Right: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography | Florist- Gloriosa

The couple below met in South Africa and had a face painter decorate everyone’s faces with traditional African face art. I love those details that make weddings super special.

fun wedding ideasTop Left: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography | Face Painter- One World Face Paint
Top Right: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography | Face Painter- One World Face Paint
Middle: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography

table decorations for weddingsTop Left: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Top Right: Photography- Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography
Middle Left: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography
Middle Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography

creative wedding ideas at SundaraTop Left: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography
Top Right: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography
Middle: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography

decorate your wedding for funTop Left: Photography- Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography
Top Right: Photography- Josh Lopez Photography
Middle Left: Photography- Carly Arnwine Photography
Middle Right: Photography- Josh Lopez Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Sam Stroud Photography

romantic wedding ideasTop: Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Decorations: Creative Occasions
Top Left: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Middle: Photography- Logan Wallace Photography
Top Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography

creative wedding notesTop Left: Photography- Chelsa Yoder Photography
Top Right: Photography- Sam Dean Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography
Bottom Right: Photography- Lori Hedrick Photography

This top picture is one of my favorites. The brides sister wrote a skit for her toast about how the bride and groom met. One of the most thoughtful, and hilarious, toasts ever!

wedding skitsTop: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography
Top Left: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography
Bottom Left: Photography- Laura’s Focus Photography
Right: Photography- Kemper Mills Fant Photography