The Beautiful Bridal Bouquet

Planning a wedding is exciting, time-consuming, and sometimes stressful. Since all eyes will be on you, in your wedding dress as you walk down the aisle, brides put a lot of thought into what kind of bouquet to carry. After all, a stunning…

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Grooms and their groomsmen are starting to show their fun side by accessorizing their tuxedos or suits with funky socks. Traditionally the groom and groomsmen match their sock color to their suit or tuxedo.  But lately we’re seeing an…

Walk Into Your Wedding in Style

We all remember the magic of those glass slippers that the beautiful Cinderella wore to the ball.  But do we think those glass slippers were really as comfortable as the movie portrays?  The story certainly confirms the connection between…

Rainy Days and Rainbows

After months and sometimes years of careful planning, a rainy forecast on your wedding day can feel like a major annoyance.  This is especially true if you have been planning an outdoor wedding.  However, there are some superstitions and various…

To Veil or not to Veil

There are many aspects of a wedding that give us goosebumps here at Brix and Columns Vineyards. One of those is a glowing bride with a beautiful, traditional-style veil, flowing in the breeze, as she heads down the aisle to say her wedding vows.…

Rice throwing, a long-standing tradition

The last time you attended a wedding, did you toss rice at the newly married couple or did you celebrate their marriage with bubbles, real rose petals, sparklers, or even streamer sticks?  It was likely one of the other options, since rice…

Virginia Governor's Cup 2020

Guess who showed up in Richmond last week? My mom has no idea that I sneaked in the car to make my own appearance at the Governor’s Cup Gala, but I did! I donned my best suit and snuck right in under everybody’s nose. It may seem like a…

Another Dynamic Duo: Wine & Chocolate

It’s Valentine's Day, and I am especially missing my favorite snuggler. It is always hard to lose a friend, and when you look up to someone like I looked up to Winston, the loss feels even greater. We were almost inseparable and the only time…

Hallielujah! We Have a Sparkling!

Almost all of you know my big brother Winston, but not all of you know that I have another older brother and a few older sisters scattered around the United States (and world!). I don’t get to see them very often, but when I do, I cover them…

Structure: Not Just for Buildings!

Boy, oh boy, over Christmas, Mom and Dad went on a vacation, and the three of us boys had the adventure of a lifetime!  Ryland, Winston, and I invited Erin and her daughter Halla to stay with us for the two weeks our parents were gone, and…

Wyatt's Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,  I’ve always tried to be a good boy, but sometimes it is hard because there are so many fun things to get into. Earlier today, I wanted to show Winston what a good boy I had been, so I pounced on him while he was taking a nap…

'Tis the Season for Giving Thanks!

One of the most wonderful aspects of Thanksgiving Day is that it prompts everyone takes a minute or two to list some of the things they are grateful for in their lives. With a wonderful life like mine, it isn’t hard to list all of the people…