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Growing up I loved making cake from the Betty Crocker box, I’d spread the icing on with a spatula and my while my cakes tasted pretty good to me they looked terrible.  Usually they were lopsided and the icing looked like a five year old smeared it on.  I really had no idea that cakes…

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  • KristinFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:24 am

    Thanks for the feature Melissa!

  • Krista {Bayside Bride}February 23, 2012 - 11:52 am

    Wow! These cakes are absolutely amazing! Especially the Mad Hatter one! All those tiny little details in one cake!

Thank goodness no one has made me pick a favorite venue yet because that would be like choosing a favorite child or dog in my case!  This week I’m bringing you a venue that is simply stunning from beginning to end.  It is one of my top 3 favorites but I’m not saying anymore then…

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I think couples in Fredericksburg are lucky to have such an amazing wedding venue right in their back yard!  Whether you are looking for a rustic indoor ceremony space or have your heart set on an outdoor ceremony Stevenson Ridge can accommodate your wishes.  I’ve had the opportunity to shoot not only weddings like Jolie & Greg but styleshoots…

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I’m thrilled to bring you another beautiful Virginia wedding venue!  This week I’m featuring Historic Mankin Mansion located in Richmond, Virginia.  One of my favorite weddings of the year took place here!  The grounds of the mansion are stunning, it reminds me of an outdoor garden you would find at a castle.  There were no…

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I’m back this week with a look at beautiful venue set right on the Occoquan river!  Whether you are a fan of the water or a golf enthusiast Osprey’s Landing has it all.  They offer great outdoor and indoor ceremony options and a killer bar area for your guests to party the night away.  Seriously…

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