Labor Day weekend is such a bittersweet time here in New England. Sure, we all love a long weekend, who doesn’t? But it’s that whole symbolic end of summer thing that I have a problem with. Of course, fall is just about the prettiest time here with leaves turning and pumpkin picking and the whole apple cider thing, but in the back of everyone’s mind is the fact that it’s no doubt getting colder and right around the corner is winter…But I’m getting waaaaay too ahead of myself! So here’s to enjoying your Labor Day weekend festivities, end of summer and all, no matter where they may be and don’t worry your pretty, little heads because we’ll be taking a break from our own festivities on Monday to share some inspiration here and on all ten of our local blogs. Here’s a sweet, little e-session from Cade Bowman Photography to tide you over til then! xoxo

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From Cade Bowman Photography: Mike and Laura will be celebrating the start of their life together on June 9, 2012 in Raleigh, NC. Laura went to school at the University of Virginia, and since they spent much of their dating life in the area, they decided to travel up to Charlottesville, VA for their engagement shoot. Barboursville Vineyard lends itself well to engagement shoots. Nestled in the Virginia mountains, the landscape is to die for. The ruins of former Governor Barbour’s mansion, which was designed by none other than Thomas Jefferson, add to the charm of this stunning landscape. Finally, we headed over to UVA’s campus where Michelle Smith pulled together many details and colors that the couple will be incorporating into their wedding day.

Photography: Cade Bowman Photography / Styling: Michelle Smith / Location: Barboursville Vineyard

If you missed any, here are all of our pretty posts from the week:

a pink and white Seattle stunner
a pretty as can be New Zealand wedding
an elegant DC affair
a gorgeous yellow infused San Francisco fete
a fabulous black and white Netherlands soiree
a geek-chic photo shoot
a pretty as can be ballroom Columbus wedding
a day full of seven gorgeous weddings
a brilliantly pretty Sonoma wedding
a super gorg Brooklyn soiree
a pretty, feminine photo shoot
a stunning Alexandria affair

Some fabulous links from around the web:

A fun and easy DIY feather bout via 100 Layer Cake
A pretty round up of fall inspired bouquets via One Lovely Day
A super sweet paper suite via Sparkle and Hay

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Little Black Book members…

Botanica International Design Studio
Daniel Usenko Photography
Stacy K Floral
Hartmann Studios
Touch of Style, Event Coordinating & Design
Belle Fiori, Ltd.
Rosalind Miller Cakes
Lillian and Leonard Wedding Photography
Just Jack
First City Events
Barbara’s Brides
RAD Studio
Ambiente
Wychmere Beach Club
Bass is Loaded! Mobile DJ, LLC
Generation Events

To apply to become a member of our LBB click here. We’d love to hear from you!

Have a pretty, pretty weekend! See you back here Monday morning! xoxo