Weddings

2022 Coastal Virginia Winter Wedding Showcase

   2022 Coastal Virginia Winter Wedding Showcase When: January 9, 2022 Where: The Founders Inn and Spa Coastal Virginia Bride unites brides and grooms-to-be with the best vendors, samples and information to plan a fabulous wedding in Coastal Virginia. Held…

Take the Cake with these Wedding Cake Trends

The cake—it’s something everyone at the wedding looks forward to, whether it’s watching the bride and groom playfully feed each other the first slice or diving into the decadent buttercream and perfect almond sponge. Thankfully, Coastal Virginia bakers are satisfying…

VB Picnic Co. is Spreading the Love

Just when you thought picnics couldn’t get any more romantic, imagine how in love you would be with casual outdoor dining if the setup, seasonal spread and clean up were all taken care of—by someone else. Twin sisters Abbey and…

Going Green on Your Big Day

Follow these five suggestions to make your wedding more ecofriendly, with small changes that can make a major impact. Send Green Invitations Start your environmentally friendly wedding off by sending out green invitations. Have your save the dates and invitations…

Wedding Trend: Lush Lighting

Among the many details of a wedding, lighting can be an underrated element. How you decide to illuminate your big day can make even the smallest touches shine and set the mood for your ceremony and reception. Get a touch…

Mint Color Scheme Adds Charm to Your Wedding Day

Berta Bridal Evening Collection bridesmaid dress style 19-64. Berta.com Whether you decide to go with a seafoam shade or select a soothing sage, a mint scheme can add vintage vibes, modern sophistication or coastal charm to your big day. This…

CoVa Bridal Showcase 2019 Grand Prize Winner’s Wedding

Mariah & Paul's Wedding Lucky couple Mariah and Paul Friesz were the big winners of the Coastal Virginia Magazine Bridal Showcase 2019 Wedding Giveaway sponsored by Farmhouse Brewing. “There are not enough words to explain how truly grateful Paul and I are to…

Locally Inspired, DIY Welcome Bags

Remember the excitement you felt at your sixth birthday party when the time came to send guests home with the cellophane goody bags you eagerly stuffed with pencils, candy and temporary tattoos? Well, the same giddiness remains for many brides…

Tips for Top Charcuterie and Cheese Tables

Photography by Leigh Skaggs A well-done display of meats and cheeses never fails to look appealing and lure a crowd of sophisticated nibblers at the wedding cocktail hour. But we aren’t talking about a platter of cubed cheddar, some basic…

5 Curated Cocktails for an Evening Celebration

Curating cocktail hour can be tricky. Between hors d’oeuvres, décor and the open versus cash bar debate, we’ve made your cocktail selection easy by handpicking five Virginia-based creations to kick off your reception. Say “I do” to these fruity, bubbly…

Irish-Inspired Wedding at Hampton’s Historic Post Office

Photos by Maria Grace Photography; Styling by Kelsey Leeper with The Historic Post Office Autumn and Ireland come together in this shoot at Hampton’s Historic Post Office. “I was inspired by the cozy and quaint pubs that line the streets…

Brewery Bash: A Wedding Photo Shoot at Elation Brewing

Photography by Valerie Demo; Styling by Misty Saves the Day We are always ready to raise a glass to a venue that stuns visually. For this modern shoot we headed to Elation Brewing, a space with incredible architecture that provided…

Vibrant Norfolk Wedding Celebrates Love and Heritage

Photography by Fowler Studios Who: Shaoli Sarkar, family law attorney, and Alex Katana, analyst for the United States Government When: May 5, 2018 Where: Hilton Norfolk The Main Guest List: Shaoli and Alex were surrounded by 400 of their closest…

Virginia Beach Couple Gets Married at the Oceanfront During Hurricane

Photography by Melissa Bliss Photography​ Who: Tina McCarville, physical therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist at Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists, and Chris Hill, chef, author and adjunct professor at Culinary Institute of Virginia When: Sept. 15, 2018 Where: Ceremony at Star of…

4 Perfect Wedding Proposals

When it comes to getting hitched, everyone seems to put infinite emphasis on the “big day.” But before the oft-complicated wedding planning process begins, the most romantic and long-lasting memories are usually made during the proposal, where the entire journey…

Royal Blue Wedding

Photos by Megan Vaughan Photography Move over, navy. It's time for a much more vibrant blue to take center stage. This hue is sophisticated, yet still elegant, and pairs gorgeously with other bright colors for a spring or summer soiree.…

Wedding Photo Shoot at Kiln Creek Golf Club

Photos by Lindsay Collette; Styling by Misty Saves the Day Your wedding is a dream design all your own, so why not show off your good taste with a clean, crisp aesthetic. These fresh, modern photos with a color palette…

15 Little Ways to Make Your Wedding Stand Out

When it comes to your wedding, little details make a big impact. From decorations to desserts and everything in between, even the smallest elements can make your wedding day unforgettable. Maybe you’ve spent a lifetime dreaming up every aspect of…

Artful Wedding Photo Shoot at Cavalier Hotel

Photos by Will Hawkins Photography; Styling by Misty Saves the Day Here comes the bride, all dressed in ... black. And she couldn't appear more stunning in this ultra-posh formal photo shoot. It may not be a traditional choice for…

4 Ways Brides Can Minimize Anxiety when Wedding Planning

Country farm or downtown? Big bridal party or small? Dinner or heavy appetizers? As soon as a woman says “yes,” the questions start coming, and, along with those decisions—a lot of stress. Wedding planning anxiety is a real problem for…