Alex and Zach / Harvest House at Lost Creek / Leesburg, VA

Dear Flower Friends,

Alex and Zach had me at hello.  These two were looking for an intimate celebration channeling her Italian heritage and his cool California vibe.  Alex and I spent a long time discussing the color palette of deep red, pink and blush for their late May wedding.  Using flowers like roses, hydrangea and peonies, we decided on lush centerpieces in aged terra cotta urns.  These classic urns were perfect for the petal rich flowers accented with soft stems of Japanese maple foliage.  While the weather gods decided an outdoor wedding among the vines was not in the plan, Alex and Zach basked in the glow of candlelight and celebrated late into the night.

Photos Elizabeth Fogarty Photography  | Venue Harvest House at Lost Creek Winery  |

Florals Beaumont House Design


Valentine's Day inspiration

Cupid, draw back your bow
And let your arrow go
Straight to my lover’s heart for me
— Sam Cooke

Love is in the air today!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you have fabulous plans that involve some sparkle, shine and of course, flowers. 

Whether it's a hand drawn card from your little one, sassy sentiments celebrating friendship from one of your gal pals or something for your eyes only from your sweet pea, celebrate in style.  In a perfect world, my Valentine's Day would be breakfast in bed, serious snuggling, a long walk with the dogs, a nap and then cooking dinner together.  The reality is breakfast in bed means sharing my waffles with two little white dogs, a walk and then right to making dinner (can you tell who is in charge at Beaumont House?). 

A few days ago, I put together a little inspiration photo shoot with two of my super talented girlfriends - Krysta Norman, the genius behind the lens at Norman Photo + Paper and Cathleen Titcomb, the genius running her 19th century presses at Curious Fox Press.  All three of us thought breakfast in bed with beautiful flowers and a love note would be the perfect way to start February 14th.  If you need some help inspiring the love of your life, hopefully these images will do the trick!

Sending you love and flowers,




Film Photography: Norman Photo + Paper

Letterpress by: Curious Fox Express

Silks:  Silk and Willow