The hubs and I snuck away last weekend for a snowy weekend à deux under the auspices of work but with every intention of catching up on zzzzs and eating our little hearts out. I visited with the gang at OEI and toured a few stunning venues recently bought or with which they’ve partnered- great things to come from that group. Phenomenal eats at Madison’s included a velvety velouté and copious amounts of Patz & Hall, a Britt clan fave. After a night in the Highlands, we struck out for Cashiers to visit with my old (but young) gal pal Sarah Jennings from my DC days, whose own hubs and family own Lonesome Valley. No website ever does a raw mountain-y place its justice- it is breathtaking. Valley vistas, swaying spruces, and ridonk food from former BBF chef John Fleer. Fleer’s food at LV’s on-site restaurant/barn Canyon Kitchen was way up our alley- proscuitto salad, housemade pimiento, short ribs with scalloped potatoes, tobacco pretzel chocolate cake (what?!). After snuggling on wee Edward T Jennings, I had to be rolled out of there, almost. In summation: Walton will be hosting her wedding weekend between these two precious towns, for sure. Drink in the beauty of Lonesome Valley below, and ponder having your big day there.
We were so excited to have Kathryn Grady of Snippet & Ink feature one of our favorite 2012 weddings this week. Kathryn’s inimitable style makes her blog one of the very few wedding blogs we read, period . . . everything is so well-curated that it’s truly an honor when she chooses to highlight our work!
Shot by A Bryan Photo, Bridget + Rob’s big day was one of the high points of last year for us. We’re back down at the Ford Plantation again in May and can’t wait to revisit such a stunningly beautiful little enclave outside of Savannah. You can see more of their lovely affair that was featured recently in Southern Living Weddings, or simply browse Kathryn’s favorites below.
I was clearly having a Neoclassical moment when designing for our most recent wedding at the Ford, as featured here. Thought you’d like to see my “before” drawing, where I mocked them up filled with blooms. It was getting a little heavy-handed so we stripped out the blooms in our final design sessions and amped up the brass element; see the close-up of these brass-topped beauties. Our friends at Blossoms did SUCH a bang-up job, as always. We put little ones inside the tent topped by the perfect task lighting, too.
We’re heading back down there today to present for one of our May clients, whose feisty + fabulous style is sure to be showcased well at this gorgeous venue. Wish us well!