a dreamy thanksgiving table.

This past April, the husband and I tied the knot in Washington, DC. When we got engaged in December 2008, I was living in Alexandria, Virginia {just outside of DC} and the decision to get married in Georgetown was an easy one: we met there as students and the city was easily accessible by almost all members of our family.  At the time, the {now} husband was living in Charlotte, North Carolina and thereby a little disconnected from the wedding planning process.  Luckily, I stumbled upon my photographer, Kate Headley, via Google one fateful January afternoon...and the rest is history.

She led me to an incredible team of wedding vendors {to which I'll introduce to you in future posts} and became one of my most trusted advisors throughout our 16-month engagement.  I'm so happy to call her a friend--one I know I'll have many, many years into the future.

In this week of Thanksgiving festivities, I am beyond grateful for her guidance and love...and for introducing me to Ritzy Bee, a two-woman dream team out of Alexandria, Virginia. When I moved away from the DC area six months into our engagement, I had no doubts that our wedding was in very capable hands. The brains behind Ritzy Bee, Maria and Kelly, spared many a headache and I am blessed to call them my friends, not just my wedding vendors. Their patience, creativity, and understanding made our wedding absolutely perfect.

It's not a surprise, then, that I fell head over heels for the tablescape below...
Photo: Jennifer Davick via Southern Living
Southern Living recently stopped by The Hive at 1511, the home of Kate Headley Photography and Ritzy Bee, along with SIMPLESONG Design. I was so happy to see Maria's face gracing the pages of one of my favorite magazines. Someday, in my dream home, I hope to replicate this gorgeous tablescape. I love the vintage touches--it has a certain simple elegance, don't you think? 
Photo: Jennifer Davick via Southern Living
I smiled when I saw our cake topper {!!!} in the background of the above shot--it's that sweet vintage trophy on the mantle.  
Photo: Jennifer Davick via Southern Living
I fell in love with the idea of stringing our blessings on a piece of twine to incorporate on the table...though I wasn't surprised with the clever presentation so characteristic of Ritzy Bee.  
Photo: Jennifer Davick of Southern Living
In true Ritzy Bee fashion, they didn't stop with the table. {They think of every last detail!} These were the exquisite leftover boxes to send home with guests, complete with a linen bow and an "I'm thankful for leftovers" tag.  

Unfortunately, we aren't headed to my Hoosier home this Thanksgiving. I'll content myself with dreaming of other Thanksgivings--hopefully in the not-so-distant future--where I can try to recreate this fabulous table for our guests. In the meantime, I can admire the work of two of my favorite people.

To see a video of all the pictures from Ritzy Bee's Southern Living feature, please click here

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous photos - and beautiful blog.

    I would love it if you stopped by mine sometime soon.

    Andrea x