Curvy Brides Coming to TLC!

by Jeannine SmithApril 20, 2015

Anyone who has shopped for a wedding gown knows that bridal salons stock dresses in sample sizes. Dresses are usually in a “bridal size” 8 or 10. Vanity sizing never hit the wedding gown industry, so these dresses usually correspond to smaller “street” sizes. If the sample is too large, you know you’ll be wearing […]

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3 Tips for Flawless Wedding Day Portraits

by Stephanie MarieApril 17, 2015

With the onslaught of wedding blogs, wedding magazines, Instagram hashtags… the chances that your wedding photos will be published or, at least, readily available for the world to see are high. Add that on top of the hope that your wedding portraits will be cherished images, treasured for eternity, and the fact that you probably […]

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Charlottesville Wedding Venues With On-Site Accommodations

by Jeannine SmithApril 6, 2015

Imagine dancing the night away at a wedding reception, enjoying a scrumptious cake and dessert table, waving good-buy to the newlyweds, and then falling into bed just steps away. When your wedding venue has on-site accommodations, that’s the experience your guests have. Our round up includes a farm with rustic cabins, a large resort, and […]

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Fall Trump Winery Wedding by Aaron Watson Photography

by Stephanie MarieApril 1, 2015

Take fall in Virginia, a slew of fantastic local vendors, and a beautiful setting like Trump Winery and you’ve got the makings of a magical Charlottesville wedding! Maria & Greg’s vineyard celebration is classic Charlottesville at its finest. We LOVE when couples use the chapel at Trump for portraits– it adds a touch of fairy […]

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Bohemian Bridal Inspiration from Lindsay Zovko

by Jeannine SmithMarch 27, 2015

As we look forward to the start of another wedding season, it seems our local vendors are inspired! We have had several teams share beautiful editorial shoots lately and I hope seeing them will inspire brides and other wedding professionals alike! This week’s shoot is from Lindsay Zovko Photography. The setting was Montfair Resort Farm […]

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Late Winter Engagement Session by Robert Radifiera

by Jeannine SmithMarch 25, 2015

With one more winter storm in the forecast, we thought this was the perfect time to share a snowy engagement session from Robert Radifera Photography. Jenny and Mario chose a private horse farm for this charming session. We love the fantastic, turquoise blanket they used as a prop as well as the huge, galvanized metal […]

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Five Tips for Wedding Gown Shopping

by Jeannine SmithMarch 23, 2015

Shopping for your wedding gown can be such a wonderful experience. Between sharing a special day with some loved ones to looking like a bride for the first time, it can provide that moment when “it all gets read.” Anyone who has seen Say Yes to the Dress has a general idea of how an […]

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Best of 2014: Jason Keefer Photography

by Stephanie MarieMarch 20, 2015

We’re wrapping up our Best of 2014 series with one last favorite photographers, Jason and Tammy Keefer! We could rave on and on about Jason and Tammy– not only are they incredible members of the Charlottesville wedding community, but their work is unparalleled; their photography is full of life, capture the most minute but poignant […]

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Rachel & John’s Boar’s Head Inn Wedding by We Are The Mitchells

by Stephanie MarieMarch 18, 2015

There’s nothing that says “Charlottesville” like a beautiful UVA Chapel wedding and nothing that says “spring” more than a pretty pastel pink color palette– and this wedding, photographed by We Are The Mitchells, effortlessly combines both! The dainty florals by Hedge Fine Blooms enhance the romance of the UVA garden and Boar’s Head Inn portraits […]

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Local Wedding Scene Gets NYT Love!

by Stephanie MarieMarch 16, 2015

The Charlottesville wedding community was featured in the New York Times Style section on Sunday– as an illustration about the rise of venue competition in key wedding destinations around the country. There is a growing demand for weddings at notable cultural institutions, quirky urban warehouse spaces or picturesque resorts, farms and vineyards that are easily […]

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