A Beautiful Day for a Wedding

Last weekend I attended a close friend’s wedding at beautiful Belle Haven, and let me tell you, it was ah-maz-zingggg!  Everything from the weather to the venue to the food, it was just perfect.  Belle Haven is a whimsical historic estate overlooking the James River.  Check out some of the snaps below of the property.  My classy iPhone pictures don’t even do this place justice.

photo 3


Loved how different all the bridesmaids dresses were.

photo 1

photo 1

This barn above was beautifully restored and hosted as the cocktail reception.

photo 4

Inside the beautiful tent with the most gorgeous flowers from Southern Blooms.


The seating arrangement and favors were put together as one.  The mother of the groom made her famous homemade jam for everyone.  Can’t wait to try it!


The food was unbelievable.  Usually I’m not blown away by wedding food, but this filet, asparagus, and potato au gratin were absolutely sensational.  A flavor party in my mouth.

photo 2

Group shot with my fabulous ladies.

I didn’t end up going with Rent The Runway for a dress because when all was said and done, the dress and necklace I wanted to rent ended up being $85, and I just couldn’t do it.  Knowing I’d spend $85 and have to return it within 24 hours really turned me off.  The dress I wanted was only $45 but they tack on insurance and dry cleaning fees and it adds up.  I think I will try them out though for a black tie wedding I’m going to in October.

How’s wedding season going for everyone else?





Rent the Runway


Happy Hump Day ya’ll!

I have a wedding coming up in a few weeks and think it’s the perfect time to try out Rent the Runway!  If you aren’t familiar, it is a website where you can rent designer dresses, for a fraction of the retail price.  This works out perfect, since I tend to wear a dress once and then it mysteriously ends up in the back of my closest in a rolled up ball.  Below are some options I’m considering.

It is VERY helpful that past customers upload photos and reviews of the dress they wore, which is making it much easier for me to make a decision.  Because we all have been in the situation where a dress look amazing on the website but then when it arrives it is nothing like you ever imagined, in the worst possible way.  I will have a backup dress just in case, but am looking forward to trying this out.

Have you tried Rent the Runway?  Which dress should I pick?