Elegant Summer Open House

While it’s always great to have an event on a beautiful sunny day, realistically that doesn’t always happen. September 1st we proved that not even a dreary rainy day will keep us from celebrating another great open house at Sundara!

We cannot thank the amazing team of vendors enough for hosting this event with us:

Catering: Blue Ridge Catering

Floral: Creative Occasions Floral

Photography: Kemper Mills Fant Photography

Cake: Fresh Baked VA

Music: Tim Martin 

Linens: BBJ Linens

Elegant floral decorating all the tables, food stations, cake and an intimate ceremony setup under the tent all designed by the very talented Mark Frye and his team at Creative Occasions Floral created the perfect atmosphere for this celebration.

Blue Ridge Catering put together a delicious menu for the evening; featuring  Compressed Watermelon, Bulgogi Potstickers, Smoked Duck Breast Lettuce Wraps, “Elote” Shrimp and Grits, and much more. The Low Country Paella caused some excitement as the amazing staff from Blue Ridge Catering carried out the large display, and believe it or not it took 4 strong guys to move this from the kitchen to the tent!

Dinner was followed by many sweet treats such as homemade key lime bread pudding and strawberry and corn cookies by Blue Ridge Catering’s talented pastry chef, Joanna Morris along with a delectable cake by Sarah Blanchard of Fresh Baked VA. This stunning blue and white cake stood out for it’s impeccable beauty and amazing taste!

As always, thank you to all of our guests who joined us in celebrating another great event at Sundara!


Photos// Kemper Mills Fant Photography  Venue//Sundara   Catering//BlueRidgeCatering

Floral//CreativeOccasionsFlorals Cake//FreshBakedVa  Linens//BBJLinens Music//TIm Martin


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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Clockwise: Lindsey Schaffer Photography | Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography | Lori Hedrick Photography | Sam Stroud Photography | Kemper Mills Fant Photography


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


Clockwise: Kemper Mills Fant Photography | Rabiah Khwaja Gohar Photography