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Glamping Themed Baby Shower

Camping? Not a huge fan, but glamping I can certainly get behind. The ladies of Isha Foss Events + Antonia Christianson Events crafted a gorgeous glamping themed shower for their friend and mama-to-be. Boasting a tee pee gift area, a kayak full of goodies and hearty “cowboy food”, this shower is perfect for celebrating a little baby boy on the way and his gorgeous mama too. See even more captured by Echard Wheeler in the VAULT.

Michelle Kilgore, our honored guest, is a dear industry friend of shower hosts, Antonia and Marcy and an amazing mommy to be! She is a “retired” wedding planner, and together with her husband Jeremy, they own Blue Steel Lighting. Coastal Virginia (and beyond’s) go to event lighting and production company. To say that baby JTK is a miracle is an understatement. After nearly 2 decades together and almost as long trying to conceive a baby, their bundle of joy is finally almost here! The much anticipated birth of baby JTK is one that the wedding and event industry has rallied around, embraced and prayed for. When it was announced that Michelle and Jeremy had a viable pregnancy, Marcy and Antonia knew that this baby (and his parents) would need to be celebrated! And Celebrate they did!

A fun glamping theme was chosen, as a way to embrace both the fun of an upcoming baby boy, but also the femininity of Michelle. (And boy is she gorgeous!) Isha Foss created a gorgeous teepee gift area for Michelle to be spoiled in, and the full camping inspired menu that Chef John created was absolutely delicious! Guests enjoyed cake pops from Patti Cakes, and Michelle got to indulge in gluten free deserts as well! Something that she gave up while trying to conceive baby J. The fun mix of patterns on the Waterford Event Rental linens went gorgeously with the awesome camp inspired centerpieces and wooden details, including the “Camp JTK” sign that now hangs above the babies nursery!

It was an amazing reason for the industry to come together! The most fun memory from the shower was the game. Each guest had a quarter sheet of paper to hold behind their back, and they had one minute to tear out the shape of a baby, without looking. Every one was crying from laughing so hard. Such a fun memory!

Photography: Echard Wheeler Photography | Design: Isha Foss Events | Planner: Antonia Christianson Events | Cake: Patti Cakes | Stationery: RSVP Stationery | Catering: Chef By Design | Venue: The Water Table | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals

Elegant Great Gatsby Wedding in Virginia Beach

The luxury and general aura of the roaring 20’s often serves as inspiration for many weddings, but this beaming couple Did. It Right. With an art-deco inspired invitation suite, ostrich feathers accenting the arrangements and Bride’s hair, and some seriously beautiful custom signage, the opulence of this affair was perfectly captured by Michael and Carina Photography in the full gallery right here!


From Michael and Carina Photography… This is inspiration galore—a Great Gatsby wedding at its most beautiful.

Guests in flapper dresses and head pieces, chandeliers, extravagant florals and a bride in a sparkly wedding dress. Everything was meticulously styled by Emily Weddings.

Red lips and a sophisticated updo were a must. And the feathers in the bridal bouquet and the table center pieces fit the theme perfectly. The guests were welcomed with cocktails and an art deco painting of the bride and groom. The Metropolitan Players entertained with a variety of hits that kept the mood swinging as if it were a party thrown by Gatsby himself.

Jessica and Jack celebrated with their friends and family at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club in Virginia Beach. Their last bride and groom portraits were taken with the green Gatsby light surprising them from behind across the lagoon. The stylish couple made their big exit in a 1920s car.

Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Cinematography: A Vision Quest Production | Floral Design: Isha Foss Events | Wedding Dress: Sottero And Badgley "Celeste" | Wedding Cake: Patti Cakes | Ceremony Venue: St. Gregory The Great | Reception Venue: Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club | Makeup : Makeup By Kim Porter | Hair: Hair By Alice | Band: The Metropolitan Players | Event Coordination & Styling: Emily Weddings | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Lighting & Design: Blue Steel Lighting | Photo Booth: Boardwalk PhotoBooth Company

Virginia Beach Anniversary Session With Fur Babies

You know what makes an anniversary session even better?  Fur babies.  Three crazy cool pups who know a thing or two about being adorable.  Add that brood of awesome to a couple of gorgeous sweethearts celebrating their first year of marriage and it’s what we call the perfect jump start to the weekend.  See it all captured beautifully by Michael And Carina Photography right here.

From Michael And Carina Photography… Ashley and Jeremy are a couple of extremely talented photographers/videographers themselves. To celebrate their first year of marriage, we met them in Virginia Beach for an anniversary session with their three pups! They were proudly wearing flower crowns and showing off their latest tricks. We loved watching them forget about the cameras and just enjoying their time together!

Photography: Michael and Carina Photography | Floral Design: Studio Posy | Makeup: Sarah Rillon Makeup Artist | Event Venue: Holly Ridge Manor | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Wardrobe: Lulu's

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