Welcome to the Belles Blog! Belles and Whistles is a new event planning company specializing in weddings, events, and other social occasions in and around Richmond, Virginia. Visit us to find inspiration, reviews and direction for your big event, and of course to keep up with the fun things we are working on at Belles & Whistles.

Jennings, founder and owner of Belles and Whistles, has spent her career learning the ins and outs of event planning and honing her design aesthetic.  On September 19, 2013, Belles and Whistles was debuted in an intimate launch event that showcased her eye for design and attention to detail.  With Jennings’ unique vision, and help from a host of sponsors, we transformed a rustic barn into a polished space perfect to gather about 100 guests to celebrate the launch of this much-anticipated company. 


Meriturn Farm--Ashland, Virginia

Meriturn Farm--Ashland, Virginia

Drawing from the earthy tones the wood barn and landscape offered, we used a neutral color palette interchanged with vibrant pops of navy and chartreuse that added a cheery effect to the rustic setting .

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It’s the combination of the smallest details that have the biggest impact on the tone, atmosphere and ambiance of the event.  From the wooden slabs decked with a waterfall of fresh fruit, to the chalkboard signs highlighting “sweets, savories and sips,”  china tea cups of tomato basil mac and cheese, and gorgeous lighting- we seamlessly integrated numerous personal touches to create a distinct event. 


A huge thank you to the many sponsors that helped make the launch party a success: 

Designs by Ron- Floral Design

Smoking Barrels Brewing Company- Bar

Paisley & Jade- Furniture

Classic Party Rentals- Linens & Glassware

Heather Swenson- Artist

The Flyin’ Pig- Catering

Groovin’ Gourmet- Catering

John Marshall Catering & Homemades by Suzanne, Inc.- Catering

Cassandra Ellison- Invitation Design

Page Stationery- Letterpress Printing

Rick Schaffer, The Jangling Reinharts- Music

A Meyer Photography- Photos

Sweet Fix Custom Cakes & Dessert- Favors & Decorative Cake

Merrymaker Fine Papers- Logo Napkins


Belles and Whistles offers a variety of services and packages from day-of coordination, to planning an event from start to finish. We strive to get to know each client and create customizable packages based on their individual needs.  We want you to have the event of your dreams, with all the Belles and Whistles!