Bride Blog

Childhood Sweethearts Tie the Knot at Chrysler Museum

Photography by Michael and Carina Photography Who: Brittany Pilkington, marketing director for Universal Pest and Termite, and Tanner Baine, sales representative for Beach Ford. When: Aug. 5, 2017. Where: Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk. Guest List: Roughly 100 guests attended…

Adventure-Loving Couple’s Romantic Winery Wedding

Photography by Cynthia Tenney Photography   Who: Courtney Whitlow, media sales representative, and Douglas Bode, IT specialist. When: Nov. 11, 2017. Where: New Kent Winery, New Kent. Guest List: 120 guests traveled from Northern Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York,…

Top Spots for Epic After-Parties

Your sparkler sendoff might have signified the end of the formal wedding festivities, but that doesn’t mean the party has to end. Many couples are now choosing to continue the celebration with an after-party. Because you are generally pretty busy…

7 Ways to Use the Color of the Year at Your Wedding

Ultra violet is the shade that reigns supreme in 2018 according to Pantone. The color of the year starts with purple and adds more blue to create a hue so full of emotion that it makes the perfect wedding day…

7 Bachelorette Party Ideas for Every Type of Bride

The quintessential bachelorette party filled with bawdy entertainers and goodies may appeal to some brides, but for others, the idea of a girls’ night out may ring closer to home than to the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip.…

Artist Creates Paper Flowers that Last a Lifetime

Local artist Nevia Ortiz starts with ordinary items like cardstock, crepe paper, fabric, maps and more and turns them into gorgeous faux florals that remain keepsakes forever. Ortiz, who is self taught, has been making paper petals for three years…

A Cape Charles Wedding Under the Stars

Photography by Dragon Studio; Styling by Misty Saves the Day There’s a Van Gogh quote that says, “I know nothing with certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream.” That’s always been how stylist Misty Prewitt has felt about…

Coastal Couple: A Wedding Photo Shoot on the Open Sea

Begin sailing through life together by incorporating boating or life on the water into your big day in a special way. Relieve some wedding planning stress by taking a journey together on the water, or gift your bride or groom…

A Wedding Color Scheme Bursting with Blue

Photography by Erika Mills Photography; Styling by Misty Saves the Day Survey says that blue is America's favorite color. So it's easy to see why so many brides chose this versatile shade as part of their wedding palette. In this…

Wedding Photo Shoot Pays Tribute to Family Ties

Photography by Caitlin Gerres; Styling by Misty Saves the Day When a couple unifies through marriage, each of their families becomes an important and intricate part of their new life together. So what better occasion than the  wedding to begin…

Filipino Tradition Meets Southern Style in a Gorgeous Garden Wedding

Bride's Gown: Kleinfeld Bridal, New York; Groom's Tuxedo: Army Officer Uniform;  Photography by Andrew & Tianna Photography Who: Jessica Gonzales, Army Engineer Officer, and Travis Coffey, Army Armor Officer. When: May 28, 2017. Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden. Guest List: 180…

5 Coastal Virginia Spots Perfect for a Local Honeymoon

After couples have spent a significant chunk of change on their wedding day, an immediate subsequent expense arises: the honeymoon. Traditionally, this is at least a week-long vacation to some exotic destination. Times have changed, though, and couples are increasingly…

An Outdoor Wedding in Suffolk with Homemade Touches Galore

Photography by Elizabeth Henson Photography; Bride's Gown: Martina Liana; Groom's Tuxedo: Pure English   Who: Brandee Patrell, 3rd grade teacher at Alanton Elementary School in Virginia Beach, and Dylan Turner, HVAC Technician at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning. When:…

Stunning Shoes for Your Wedding

You cascade down the aisle with all eyes on your breathtaking dress. It’s magical, and you are memorable, for sure. But why not send your knockout status off the charts by giving admirers an enticing peek at your truly fabulous footwear?…

Top Tips for Wedding Videography

Wedding videography has certainly evolved significantly from the days of camcorders and cassette tapes. Amazingly, though, the technology changes so rapidly that even in the past few years there have been huge advancements in the wedding video industry. Your video…

Coastal Virginia Magazine Winter Wedding Showcase

The Coastal Virginia Magazine Winter Wedding Showcase was held Sunday, Feb. 4 at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach. Brides- and grooms-to-be and their guests met with local wedding experts and vendors to choose from a variety of…

Coastal-Themed Favors Perfect for Weddings by the Water

When we live in an area surrounded by water, it’s inevitable that many couples exchange vows with sand in their toes, while sailing on boats or with breathtaking coastal backdrops. We love sea-inspired weddings as much as local brides ...…

Top 3 Creative Wedding Catering Trends

Let’s be honest—your guests won’t remember every minute detail of your wedding. But one thing they are sure to go home talking about is the food. If you have any room to splurge, focusing on making sure everyone is well-fed…

A Stylish Vintage Wedding Photo Shoot in Suffolk

Sharon Royster grew up surrounded by antiques and developed an attraction to anything vintage. So, the owner of Chic Unique Vintage Rentals & Events adored creating a quintessentially Southern photo shoot with elements from her Suffolk shop that reflected her…

An Adorable Eco-Friendly Wedding

Going green on your big day doesn’t have to be difficult. Make a plan with our planet in mind by choosing organic flowers, an outdoor setting, farm-to-table food, biodegradable place settings, a litter-free send-off and other simple and environmentally-conscious touches.…

A Gloucester Wedding With Southern Sophistication

Photography by Jessica Ryan Photography Who: Kelly Purcell, patient care advocate at NowCare Urgent Care, and Stephen Best, inspector for the City of Chesapeake. When: June 3, 2017. Where: The Inn at Warner Hall, Gloucester. Guest List: 175 guests traveled…

Disney Inspired This Fairytale Virginia Beach Wedding

Photography by Angie McPherson Photography Who: Chelsea Laurens, doctor of physical therapy student at Old Dominion University, and Jaine Lindo, tax administrative assistant at Cherry Bekaert. When: June 11, 2016. Where: The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach. Guest List: Roughly 160 guests traveled…

Favorite Wedding Inspirations From Autumn

Photography by Dragon Studio; Styling by Misty Saves the Day We beg you to reconsider your notion of traditional fall wedding hues. The tones you will find here—orange, peach, minty blue and olive—feel as crisp and refreshing as an autumn…

5 Ways To Give Back During Your Wedding

Weddings seems to be all about the bride and groom. From hair and make-up to the final send-off, the entire day’s events revolve around the wants, needs and hopes of the wedded couple. Their desire to be the center of…