An Afternoon Tea in Paris
It’s Paris, so we can agree it’s a lovely idea, right? Recently a group of creatives went to Paris for adventure, photographs, and the sheer joy of being there. Starting their journey as complete strangers, they ended up traveling kindreds. VDDCo. was delighted to be a part of this trip by hosting an afternoon tea from afar…
Making time for friendships
It’s a funny truth: what seems urgent isn’t always what’s most important. And yet, so many things feel urgent on a daily basis, don’t they? It can be easy to swing from one pressing task to the next, go to bed, and then repeat. Planning and enjoying a beautiful day with friends can initially feel frivolous. Afterward, though, we find ourselves walking away with such renewal, a new spring in our step, and the realization that meeting with kindreds was just what we needed. There’s just so much beauty and joy in it!…
A kindreds outing to Fields of Flowers and Petite LouLou
One of our biggest dreams here at Virginia Dare Dress Co. is to bring more beauty to everyday life, and a great way to accomplish that is through friendships and time together in person…
We were thrilled to be included with a shoot dreamed up by Black Twine – an exciting new company that helps you throw a party by sourcing all the styling and decor you’ll need for each themed event…
“…in life, it is often the tiny details that end up being the most important.”
VDDCO: Hello! We are excited to have you with us today. So, what exactly is protocol and etiquette?
ABIGAIL: Yes! So, they’re slightly different but a lot the same. Protocol refers more to the business and military side of things. Etiquette is also used in professional settings, but we mainly think of etiquette in terms of social settings–what it is perhaps expected.
Etiquette helps to put your mind at ease, gives you more confidence in nearly any setting, and helps you to be more aware of the comfort and feelings of other people.
“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”
-Louisa May Alcott
If home is where the heart is, then the heart of the home must be the kitchen. Whether pancake breakfasts or late night conversations, we can all agree that the kitchen is a comforting and delightful place to gather. It tends to be the room that holds quite a bit of a home’s magic and memories because there’s nothing quite like food to bring us together…
“…if we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”
– Lemony Snicket
Have you ever wanted to start a business of your own? It’s an exciting journey to take, but it can feel daunting. Unknowns abound, and those unknowns can either cause us to pull away in hesitation, or lean in with the grandest of hope for the future and belief in our abilities…
“As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”
Whether you are an artist yourself or strictly an admirer of beautiful things, we believe in cultivating an appreciation for pieces and places that draw you in, inspire, and leave you the slightest bit breathless…
Friendships built through shared work and a common goal are special friends, indeed.
Watch a video recap!
Since nearly the beginning of our company, there have been a handful of giving and creative women who have been by my side for this journey. As we’re preparing to gather again this Friday for our second team weekend (hooray!), I’m thinking back to several months ago when we had our first one…..
“Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things”
– Chaim Potok
Did you know that a warm beverage and a soft chair are research-proven to help us be more comfortable around one another?* It’s true. And whether you prefer tea or coffee, there aren’t many things more reassuring than a mug in your hands and kind conversation nearby…