By Chelsea Rose Moore
Photos by Yetta Reid Photography
Creating this month’s beautiful cover was truly a collaborative effort. As our annual wedding issue, January’s cover sets the tone for the magazine, which brings to life the stories of the people, places and details focused on making wedding dreams come true. The colors in the cover are soft, carrying whispers of spring and promises of a new year.
This issue features the story of a couple celebrating their marriage with seven weddings around the world. Seven weddings, seven rings, seven anniversaries. You will find their story, and the fascinating stories of others, in the pages of this magazine.
The cover shoot was made possible by the collaboration of talented female small business owners. The cover was shot by Yetta Reid Photography, a Loudoun-based photographer. As a momma of two adorable boys (with a third baby on the way!), she specializes in children and family photography, but she can masterfully shoot anything—from upscale real estate to still life. Her work is pure magic.
The cakes were made by Amanda Wheeler of Signature Sweets by Amanda, a small boutique bakery in Warrenton. The decadent macarons are courtesy of Kim Moehnke of Pure Love Macaron in Ashburn.
The plates were handmade by local potter Talia Olmstead of The White Hearth, whose studio is located in Clarke County. Her pottery maintains an elegant yet rustic vibe. The gold-edged plates featured in the shoot are from her newest addition, the LaRue Collection.
The stunning florals were designed by Lisa Capraro, the event manager at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards. She has an impressive eye for curating floral arrangements! The styling was done by Middleburg Life’s own Chelsea Rose Moore.
Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who brought this shoot to life—and added a little more warmth and loveliness to our January in the process! ML