Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Becky, Rachael & I recently took a trip to our childhood home in upstate New York. While we were there we decided to have one of our Tre Bella meetings. In this particular meeting, it was decided that I would take over writing the blog. When I started thinking about the blog, weddings and what in the world I would write about, my mind kept going back to family. So I decided to go back to the beginning and start there.

For those of you that know us, you know that we, Becky, Rachael and I, are sisters. As I mentioned before we grew in upstate New York and we like to jokingly refer to our home as a museum to our childhood. Our wonderful parents (who I'll get to later) have kept most of the house the same as when we were younger, so you can imagine why it's easy to get lost in memories. Now before you get the idea that we were a modern version of the Brady Brunch, the three of us had our share of fights, bickering and groundings. Rachael always said we each went through the terrible years - she claims my was the longest, but of course I have to disagree. Like any siblings, we had the moments were we couldn't stand each other (I think at some meetings, we sometimes still have those moments!) but my parents always reminded us that you can always count on your family to be there for you. And after we calmed down a little bit later - well sometime a bit longer - we would be able to remember that as we made up.

Often I get asked why we got into this particular field and I think a large part of it was about wanting to be in an industry that values family. Weddings are all about families...the creation of new, the bringing together of old and the blending of two separate. Each day, we are lucky enough to experience this both within our own family and with the brides we meet each day. Who wouldn't want our jobs?

Till next time,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Carolina Inn Wedding

Check out this slideshow from a recent wedding at the Carolina Inn!

www.docuvitae.com/slideshow/KimandButch (white you are on the site don't miss checking our the rest of the photographer's work!).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thinking of Summer

We are so lucky to have had an incredible season! We have so many great images to share with everyone - we can't wait!

Below is a wedding from the Washington Duke Chapel and Marbles in Raleigh. I loved the green bridesmaids dresses that the bride chose they looked great with the ivories, pinks and peaches.
She chose simple but elegant centerpieces for the reception - 3 cylinders of varied heights w/ tropical leaves, floating candles and rose petals.

For the cocktail tables we used small cylinder vases with bear grass wrapped inside and a floating gerber. I also think flowers on cocktail tables are a nice touch and they don't have to be large just a detail to coordinate with the overall look.