January 29, 2022

Olivia and Sean are connected to the JALD team in a few ways – Olivia was a bridesmaid in another little ditty wedding (hi, Megan + Jason!) and Sean is the cousin of one of our partners Maureen! So we were beyond thrilled when they asked us to help them plan their wedding (Maureen’s husband […]

December 30, 2021

We made it. The craziest year to date (nay, ever) is wrapped. More weddings than we can count. More backup plans than we ever knew would exist. More marriages starting as safely and soundly as possible despite the uncertainty of this world. As is tradition over here at just a little ditty, we love to […]

November 27, 2021

Shortly after you get engaged the second question that usually starts to pop up (after the inevitable chorus of “when are you getting married?”) is “who will be in the wedding party?” Whether you decide on two loved ones, an entire gaggle of friends and family members, or none at all here are some of […]

October 29, 2021

Welcome to new blog series here at just a little ditty where we’ll dive into the details of one of our weddings! We met Sam + Bob in September of 2019 and began planning their fall 2020 wedding with them immediately. Ultimately impacted by the pandemic, we were forced to postpone their fall 2020 wedding […]

September 4, 2021

As we have just begun our busiest season yet (as everyone in the wedding industry can attest to), we want to take a moment to reflect on what it’s all about. We say this a lot, but the reminders of our core values are what get us through when we’re headed into the 13th hour […]

August 18, 2021

We are very grateful to live and work in an area with so many talented wedding vendors. From lighting designers and tent installers to florists and musicians, Charlottesville is ripe with event experts. One partner we want to highlight that we are especially grateful for are other wedding planners! Yes, even us – a team […]

July 22, 2021

When ending your wedding it’s always fun to go out on a high note. Wether you organically slip away without any pomp and circumstance or gather all your guests for a photo op, we love tailoring the exit to reflect our couples’ style. Below are some of our favorite departure moments over the years. Bon […]

June 17, 2021

After you find your table, you need to find your seat. A lot of weddings and events can accomplish this organically without assigning a specific spot. If all guests sitting at said table are familiar with each other and there are no risks of awkward dynamics or complicated dinner service elements to consider then this […]

May 9, 2021

Motherhood is a strange experience. It’s something you become, not something you are born as or study to be. You truly have no control over when or where or why you become a mother, though you may try, you just do. It’s a biological experience for some, sure, but for others you reach this state […]

April 17, 2021

We are thrilled to share with you a labor of love spearheaded by Jen Fariello, Sherry Spencer (of Southern Blooms) and our very own Marilyn Speight. We hope you find some inspiration for your own microwedding in these images below! For more on this special project, please visit our feature on Style Me Pretty here. […]