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Flower girls. They are adorable, plus they add an element of fun to the wedding day. But sometimes the expense of a one-time wear for an expensive dress just isn’t practical. One company, Rainey’s Closet, has amazing choices so that you can put your mind at ease and rent flower girl dresses instead!

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Rent Flower Girl Dresses with Rainey


  • Valdas - Every girl dreams of having such a dress. They really like such things, and they look fabulous with such dresses. For celebrations it is really worthwhile to rent such a dress.

  • Kansas Bonanno - oh my the aqua tutu dress is beautiful! My friend is getting married next year and my girls will be in her wedding, I’ll have to remember this for when its time!

  • jenna - We love using Rainey’s Closet! We rent for family photos and christmas dresses as well! Makes so much more sense than splurging on a dress they’re going to outgrow!

  • Jennifer - Such a smart choice for family photos! Their stuff is so beautiful. πŸ™‚

  • Crystal - Where was this post when I got married? πŸ™‚ Finding flower girl dresses was the hardest part! And they were so expensive!

  • Pat - What a great idea to rent flower girl dresses from Rainey’s Closet. It’s kind of like men renting tuxedos.

  • Gladys Parker - Those flower girl dresses are so beautiful! When my son was getting married they had my two granddaughters as flower girls. My daughter and son in law had to shell out some big bucks for both girls dresses. Renting would have been an excellent idea.

  • kumamonjeng - Flower girls steal away every attention in a wedding!! So it is really important to dress them well! Those flower girls in the pictures look so adorable!

  • Adriana - I love this idea. They should have come up with something like this sooner lol

Our smartphones always seem to be within reach, so why not use yours to help plan your wedding day? Whether they are wedding specific free apps or ones that you can merely tweak for your special day, there are plenty out there from which to choose.

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Free Apps for Every Bride Planning a Wedding | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Kasey - Definitely can attest to all these apps being so helpful! Makes our bridelife so much easier and happier haha πŸ™‚

  • AnnMarie John - I love that you’re sharing this because it could really help brides while planning their wedding. It’s also awesome that these are all free!

  • jenna - Oh! These would be so helpful for any bride!!

  • Pat - It’s great brides today have access to free apps that can help make planning for their wedding less stressful.

  • Elizabeth O - A great post of tips for free apps that brides can use. This is such a lovely idea and I am sure it will help many brides to be out.

  • Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers - I needed these apps when I was planning my wedding 10 years ago. It is hard to believe it has been that long already.

  • Holly - This is a great list. I love the apps you picked. I’m going to have to try some of these for sure.

  • Ashley - Mint is a great app for keeping you on budget. We started using it years ago and it was great for helping us adjust our finances.

  • Hey Sharonoox - This is such a great idea for new brides to be. I just pinned it!

  • Lindsay - I wish I would have had this list when planning my wedding. Instead, I had a stack of bridal magazines from floor to ceiling. I really think Mint and EverNote would be handy for organizing and staying on track of the budget. So important!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc - This is a great resource, and thanks for including non-wedding related apps too. I will check into those and see how they would make my life a little more organized.

  • Alison Rost - I think it’s pretty awesome that you’re sharing these because apps make life more convenient for everyone! Brides will definitely love these suggestions, not only are they helpful but they’re free as well.

  • Esme Sy - With so many competition with venues and dates I wouldn’t mind getting the upper hand with these apps. Even the free ones here sound awesome with their features.

Believe it or not, this couple was worried about how they would do in front of the camera. Their plethora of amazing photos from their William and Mary engagement session prove that they are naturals. So adorable!

William and Mary Engagement Session | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Seanna - I love this! They look so happy and cute together. πŸ™‚ Also I love your website’s design. The pale blues and purple colours on the left side of the page are gorgeous! Absolutely enjoyed your photos.

  • Kristy Bullard - I love this photo shoot! Everything – from the blue shoes to the ring in the acorns – is perfect!

  • Kasia - This is such a cute photoshoot. I still don’t really get the engagement photo session idea. I mean it’s not like you get engaged there on the spot so it seems a bit odd to me. But when I get engaged maybe I’ll get the engagement fever and want to do one too lol.

  • Crystal - Wow! These are amazing! Love the building!

  • Brandy - Wow, these turned out gorgeous. What a perfect setting.

  • Emily Fata, www.EmulatingEmily.com - Oh my gosh, this looks like such a dreamy place for an engagement shoot! I love the sunshine, the old buildings… and the couple just looks so happy!

  • Eileen - I loved how their photos came out. I love the light airy color tones, they’re so fresh and dreamy!

  • Niki - The photos are absolutely amazing and what a gorgeous vintage ring!!! Oh my!

  • Pat - What a beautiful setting for an engagement photo shoot. And what special memories are being created here.

  • Preet - I love this photoshoot, everything looks so perfect. They both look so wonderful together. The place, the setup, their outfit is all so amazing.

  • LaiAriel Samangka - They were truly blessed and right on choosing William and Mary engagement session, which turned out so lovely and amazing. I love the whole engagement session and the whole photos are just simply stunning that captured their innate happiness. Happy weeding for them in advance.

  • Heather - These are the sweetest pictures. I know that I get a little nervous in front of the camera, but when you feel comfortable with each other and your photographer the pictures come out lovely.

  • Tahnee - That’s how you feel when you’ve never worked with a good photographer. Soon changes when you see stunning shots likes this. Well done on a fab shoot guys xx

  • Ashley - Omgosh, these photos are gorgeous!!! They did beautifully in front of the camera, I can’t believe they were nervous.

  • Ana - The photos of them are incredible. They are very photogenic and even though they were worried at first, they did very well.

I own a magazine, and one of our writers – Deirdre Serio, an empty nester – wrote about travel packing tips. I thought her ideas were so good, that I decided to share them with you, too! Take a peek at her sage (and well traveled) advice for packing.

13 Travel Packing Tips | Hill City Bride Virginia Travel Wedding Blog


  • Kari @The He Said She Said Experience - These tips are great! I had never thought before about making sure your name and information is on the inside of the suitcase too.

  • Jennifer - Yes! Such a smart tip. πŸ™‚

  • Laura Dove - Great advice!! I do a few of these already, I always tie bright ribbon around my suitcase so I can see which is mine from a way off!

  • Amanda | Sushi and Gelato - Great tips! I never thought of the bubble wrap, that’s interesting. And the baggies are a great tip! You never know when they will come in handy. I use the large gallon size freezer bags to pack socks and underwear, then squeeze all of the air out before sealing them. It saves precious space.

  • Jennifer - Great idea with the baggies! πŸ™‚

  • rara - AC Adapters for other countries is important specially for bloggers who always bring a camera and a laptop..

    Shoes as storage – that was clever.

    Thanks for the tips πŸ™‚

  • Elaine - Some of these tips I haven’t thought of, I’m glad you listed them here! An index card of my contact info would have been perfect when my tag was ripped off my bag on the carousel!

    I’ve also never rolled clothes to pack or rolled outfits together. If that can save me some space, I am all for that!

  • Aditya - Bubble wrap? That is something unique, I will surely try this if I ever go on a trip to somewhere. Maybe I should buy some stuff just to get this bubblewrap. But rest of those tips are surely smart thoughts.

  • Chelsea - Some really good tips here. I love the one about using shoes as stroeage, I get you can get so much extra in the case by doing that when going on holiday

  • Eloise - Love these tips as I am going on vacation this summer! I never would have thought to put contact info ‘inside ‘ my suitcase… I have one outside of it with a bright color, but I’ll have to add one inside too (better safe than sorry)…

  • Gladys Parker - Those are awesome ideas! I never thought of carrying my eye glasses prescription and would be on my way home without glasses. A scarf as a pillow or wrap win win. My fave is the luggage info.

  • Nikki - I love the idea of rolling a whole outfit together. They would make packing and planning outfits so much easier, not to mention so much easier than digging around your suitcase trying to find that 1 thing you need to complete your outfit. Great idea!

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo - Great tips! I also prefer backpacks for my carry-on. I like keeping my hands free since I always travel with my son.

  • Megan - Ooouuuu I travel so much and I really needed this. Bubble wrap?! Genius. Truly genius.

  • Jane - Bringing scarves is definitely a smart and easy way to travel with style without bringing a lot of stuff.

  • Shruti - These tips cover tiny details that we often forget.
    I am going to save this post for my future reference when I travel.
    I totally agree with same color luggage problems as I have faced it myself. It’s good to have a unique and big enough thing painted, stuck or pinned to our luggage. Feels unnecessary but it’s a good prevention of any mix-up.

  • Monica - Great tips! always love to see what others bring with them. I sometimes feel I bring too much but then I confirm I’m ok not out of the norm πŸ™‚

  • Luci - Really great tips. Making a list of the items and extra bags to put in dirty clothes.

  • Hannah Denton - Oh my gosh yes! Adapters are always something I forget! I’ve saved this list and added it to my iBooks!

  • Sayanti | bingeonbasics.com - All these tips are so so useful. I cannot imagine myself stuck somewhere without a phone charger. I guess that is must before you go anywhere!

  • Komal - Love this whole list! You should add an extra bag for dirty clothes!

  • Alison Rost - I’ve thought of everything here except for the bubble wrap! That’s brilliant and I can’t believe I never thought of bringing that whenever we travel.

Are you ready for a gorgeous wedding? I am! I featured Chris and Caitlin’s big day in ourΒ wedding publication, and I literally BEGGED to feature it after seeing only one photo. Having an urban greenhouse wedding was a last minute switch, but it all came together perfectly. Take a peek at the beauty!

Urban Greenhouse Wedding DIY Farm | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Katie - They did an amazing job with this wedding – everything looks stunning! The greenhouse is such a lovely location too. Beautiful pictures. Congrats to the newlyweds!

  • Dalene - Not only is this such a new concept but it is also lovely! I’ve attended garden weddings but I’ve never gotten the pleasure of knowing about a greenhouse wedding. Anyway, the DIY job done was way too lovely…I mean, the place looks so stunning! All the best to the newlyweds!

  • London Mumma - I love the idea of a Greenhouse Wedding. The whole outdoor greenery will totally brighten up the wedding and I love the whole outdoorsy feel.

  • Jean - This is such a gorgeous wedding, and what beautiful photos that captured the day perfectly! I love the venue and it seems to suit the couple perfectly.

  • Tawnya - Wow, I never thought of having a wedding in a greenhouse! Love the pictures! The only feedback I have is that there are so many pictures that I got lost in reading the text of the article. Otherwise, loved it!

  • Aditya - Well kudos to the idea of a greenhouse Wedding and kudos to those who pulled it off. The greenery will always keep the fresh air in their memories, (pun intended). That is indeed a unique idea.

  • Komal - Ok so this is so cool! I would love a greenhouse wedding! So eco friendly plus beautiful!

  • Sharon Koenig - What a clever choice!! I don’t think I ever could have thought of a greenhouse wedding, and if you suggested it to me, I’d likely have said no… but these photos would’ve convinced me it could be done with grace. The flower arrangements are especially gorgeous!!

  • Alison Rost - It’s so nice to plan a wedding like this. It’s not just about you coming together as a married couple but also about helping the environment. I think it’s amazing!

  • Sam - O.M.G. These photos are BEAUTIFUL!! And I have never heard of a greenhouse wedding, but holy crap what a perfect spot!!! All that gorgeous natural light coming in but at the same time having the same convenience of open shade…how perfect!

  • Msddah - I love this and this would have totally being me if I honestly could have afforded it. I did check out some greenhouses in the area but it was way above our budget. Thanks for sharing!

  • Debbie Jean - What a beautiful wedding! Having it in a greenhouse was a fabulous idea too. They look like such a sweet couple.

  • Akamatra - This is marvelous but you already know that. Excellent photography and whoever decided on the decor should get an Oscar.

  • Rare Earth Jewelry - Congratulations Chris and Caitlin!! Oh my! Such a lovely couple and what an absolutely beautiful wedding! The greenhouse venue, so clever, just gorgeous! Love everything about it, every last detail. Wonderful blog and write up! Thanks so much for the mention.

  • Debby - What a gorgeous wedding. My daughters have started going to many weddings recently and I have seen lots of pictures. This one is stunning!

  • David Allen Elliott - It looks like it was such a beautiful and amazing wedding. I really did love the decorations on all of it. Even the signs had their own cute originality to it all. These are just beautiful pictures of such a beautiful celebration.

  • Lindsay Troncone - What a lovely wedding! Beautiful photos as well! Makes me want to redo my wedding all over again!!

I adore old things, and I have a collection of bottles in all shapes, sizes and colors. I thought – why not use these to hold flowers? Hence, these adorable DIY vintage bottle vases. So pretty! These would make cute decor elements or individual wedding favors, too.

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DIY Vintage Bottle Vases | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Emily Fata, www.EmulatingEmily.com - These vases are so adorable! They’d be so perfect for a spring or summer wedding, or even just to decorate the home with! I’ll have to make some. πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - So true! They are super easy but so pretty. πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth O - These are gorgeous and such a creative idea. It would make a lovely centrepiece or a really unique mothers day gift.

  • Jennifer - I love the Mother’s Day idea!!! <3

  • Kristy Bullard - I love these and actually have a few of them of my own. They give the centerpieces such charm and character!

  • Noelle Lynne - LOVE THESE IDEAS! Seriously soooo sooo simple but super amazing tips, really really LOVE these ideas, going to do it with pine leaves, next time I am in Tahoe at my cabin.

  • Meera - Wow these are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this idea. I gave used small glasses but not bottles for flower decor. It looks lovely on the table. πŸ™‚

  • Adriana - I love DIYs!! These came out super cute, I have to create this for my centerpiece.

  • Luci - I like to find vintage items as well. It adds a little flare to any dΓ©cor. Love your arrangement.

  • Corina - I absolutely love the idea of putting flowers in vintage bottles! I will apply this in my home by all means!

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo - Love those vintage vases, but I’m drawn to the flowers more. Haha! Those flowers are gorgeous, and they come in my favorite color. πŸ™‚

  • Kristi Ann - What a great idea! I love how these look! Will look great for my guest bedroom!

  • mary jingjing lopez - I love the simplicity look it brings. Vintage bottles are perfect as vases for sure, I’ve tried it before too.

  • Jordan Nunamaker - These look so sweet! I’ve been decorating my house with flowers in shot glasses for a while now, but want to class it up a little bit. These look perfect!

  • Mary Burris - I love recycling bottles to use as vases. I think it adds character to the home and decor.

  • Geraline Batarra - Oh wow, I love vases, I have to this in every corner of my house. DIY is a cute and fun idea. I need to try this.

  • Gladys Parker - These are simply beautiful! My father had a grand collection of bottles, although, I have no idea what has happened to them since his passing. I could imagine a sweet, simple maybe old fashioned wedding with these bottle vases on all the tables beautiful!

  • Kasia - This is such a neat idea. I never would have thought of combining bottles together to create such a look. I love all the different sizes and color ones.

  • Elaine - This is so pretty! I love how you put everything together. You have such beautiful style. πŸ™‚

  • Regine L. - I also love old things. The vintage bottles look so cute. Very creative way to reuse old bottles!

This wedding is one that you have to see to believe! If I were to tell you that a couple combined their love for horses and Harry Potter, would you believe me? I didn’t think so! But this couple had a perfectly executed Harry Potter themed wedding at a horse farm. And it’s stunning! If you’re a fan, get ready for some fun wedding details.

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Harry Potter Themed Wedding | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Alison Rost - This was such a fun wedding! I think it’s awesome that they went with the HP theme. I loved every single detail.

  • Luci - I love the theme of the wedding, I bet there’s a lot of Harry Potter fans doing that for their wedding. That’s super cute.

  • emman damian - I love how you incorporated the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter in their wedding! I’m stoked! The photos are so beautiful!

  • Apolline - Wow! I cant stop looking at your photos! The design and colors are fantastic!! Congratulations to the couple!

  • Ana Ojha - What a beautiful themed wedding! I thought first that everyone will wear costumes from the world of Harry Potter!

  • sabrina barbante - If a wedding must be a tale, an adventure and a great event, why not be inspired by Happy potter? I wish i could have the shoes or some other gadget with the sentence “after all this time…” “Always”

  • David Allen Elliott - This is such a beautiful wedding and all of the decorations are really cool. My daughter would be so geeked about the Harry Potter theme. It looks like such a lot of fun.

  • Razena - Although I’ve watched the movies I don’t remember many specifics that would make me want to have it as a theme for a celebration. This was very tastefully done and nothing gimmicky at all, it was all very elegant.

  • Komal - This is all sorts of yes! If my boyfriend would up for it I would so do this!

  • Emily Fata, www.EmulatingEmily.com - Oh my gosh, of this isn’t the cutest wedding theme EVER, than I don’t know what is! I love the idea of a HP themed wedding! πŸ™‚

  • Elizabeth O - Wow this is a gorgeous and very tastefully done themed wedding. The attention to detail is exquisite. Beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Sigrid Says - Oh that’s cute! But I wonder, is it usual for you married couples in your culture have different designed wedding rings?

  • kumamonjeng - It is such an eye opening post as I never knew you can have a wedding in this way. This is so special especially the pictures at the stables, such a unique place!

  • Laurence - Wow, I will definitely share these to all my friends who are fans of Harry Potter. Really good theme

  • Jennifer - Sometimes, yes! They go with ones based on taste at times, although the normal thought is for them to match in some way. πŸ™‚

  • Katie Werthmann - I love it! Wish the hp theme was more than decorative but its beautiful!

  • Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated - I’m not into Harry Potter, but even I think everything here is so beautiful! You’ve shown how you can totally have a themed wedding while still keeping it sophisticated and elegant!

  • Anna - I think they balanced the fantasy and the reality just perfectly. It seems like a wonderful wedding and I like the extra twist with the Harry Potter and LOTR elements in it.

  • Roselle Toledo - Harry Potter got popular when I was already married. I’ll definitely consider this theme!

  • Sarah - I love this. Harry Potter is so iconic. I would have loved to have a Harry Potter themed wedding.

  • Idora - Oh my goodness, I am obsessed with this wedding! I also love that little nod to lord of the rings, this couple is EVERYTHING!

  • Idora - Oh my goodness, I am obsessed with this wedding! I also love that little nod to lord of the rings, this couple is EVERYTHING! I’m in love with how Harry Potter saturated this is without overdoing it, what a perfect balance and beautiful execution.

When it comes to wedding advice, why not ask the experts? Former brides, that is! Check out our wedding day tips from local newlyweds.

Wedding Day Tips from Real Brides | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog Advice


  • katie werthmann - When planning my wedding I was already tuned into offbeatbride.com and things like that, and I new that I don’t believe in traditions.
    People were upset that we didnt want a flower girl (I got talked into it by my brother, though). People were upset that we didn’t have a DJ or bouquet toss (please- my flowers were handmade from book pages and took hoursssss- I’m not wasting it). We didn’t have line dances and the sunshine band songs and garter belts.

    It wasn’t in a hall or church, I wore gold and we didn’t have a cake. I said the whole time that just because it’s “tradition” meaning it’s just what’s people do, that’s not good enough reason for me to want it. Honestly, besides the cake everything that is traditional to American weddings is the worst stuff about it to me, so I bucked it all.

    I would give advice of this: make sure your photographer is legit. Our photos are all crap and there is not one we would hang in our home from him. If you’re using a phone or iPod for music put it in a place where guests can’t go and change the song whenever they feel like it’s their wedding. If you have a friend as your officiant make sure she doesn’t forget to do the VOWS and announces you as husband and wife in a 4 minute ceremony and then says your last name wrong.

    SO despite doing what we wanted, we have no good photos, no vows and barely spent any quality time together just he and I. We will redo it at 4 or 5 years.

  • Kasia - Oh these are some sweet tips from former brides. I havne’t gotten married yet so I can take all the advice I can get lol. I’m terrified of turning into a bridezilla. So these are great. Thanks for sharing.

  • Iva Ursano - Oh I love all the bride tips! What a great blog. Next time I get married (I’m a quintessential optimist) I’ll remember to smile while I’m crying…:) That was cute!

  • Amiekay - This is some really great advice. I would never have thought to have “special” perfume for the wedding and the honeymoon! Scents are so powerful at evoking memories and this is a great way to keep the romance alive. (Also love the smile through the tears advice, super important for emotional people like myself!)

  • Jennifer - Aw, Katie! I’m sorry your experience wasn’t ideal. YES I wholeheartedly agree with you that a quality photographer is key! <3

  • Meera - Wonderful tips on what to look at, when one gets married. Thanks for sharing.

  • ANITA ZYCH - You always have great tips here! Nice article.

  • Cris - My best friend is getting married in a couple of months. I’m sharing this with her, I am sure it will be helpful!

  • Jennifer - Great!! I hope she finds it helpful. πŸ™‚

  • Danielle - My wedding was out-of-town for the majority of my guests. So, I decided to do my wedding on a Friday night. Then, we did a brunch on Saturday morning with the people from out of town.

    It was inspired by my own wedding guest experiences. You can travel so far for some weddings but, don’t even get to talk to the bride and groom.

    My guests loved it!

    Also, we found it less stressful to socialize the day after the wedding because all the planning and work was over.

  • Jennifer - I totally love this idea! It seems like a way to make more of a weekend out of it and create a casual experience where people can interact. Such a fun idea!! πŸ™‚

  • Paula - Gone with the Wine - This definitely took me back on the memory lane for my own wedding! Love it! I used to organise a lot of weddings in a restaurant that I managed for years, and every time I see the wedding couple, it’s so exciting to me. A special day!

  • Agring - What a great wedding tips from the bride. Too bad I’m already married! lol

  • emman damian - I think this is very helpful for bride to be or future brides. Sometimes you get nervous or jitters. A good moral support is really needed on those critical times.

  • Elle Cole - Some of my favorite pictures are outside in nature. These two, look absolutely beautiful in the midst of this natural backdrop.

  • Monika - Funny, if I ever get married, my concept of a wedding is something very private, if not exclusive to the two people who are saying the vows.. so definitely no parties and stress πŸ™‚ But I do love the concept of wedding, just not for me!

  • Dalene - Very beautiful pictures these are. It is really important to always plan ahead for your big day. I love the advice about wearing the special perfume for the honeymoon on special days as a way of remembering that special day. This is so important is strengthening the marriage for sure!

  • Megan - This is so perfect! Going to share this with my bff who is getting married –– always best to get first-hand experience πŸ™‚

  • Heather - Those are great tips. We got married near a holiday but it only made the celebration sweeter. I can imagine the Halloween night being a little crazy.

  • Nayna Kanabar - Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life so it makes sense to enjoy it and put all worries aside.

Whether you just adore beachy vibes or are planning a destination event, there are several coastal California wedding venues that fit the bill. With oceanfront vistas and seaside haunts, take a peek at this curated collection of locations for your own celebration.

This post was done in partnership with the San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB. I personally experienced each location, and all opinions are genuine and my own.Β 

Coastal California Wedding Venues | Hill City Bride Destination Wedding Blog


  • Kristy Bullard - These weddings are absolutely gorgeous! I think my favorite is Sam’s Chowder House. I love the photo both with the rustic doors and the chandelier 😍

  • hal - I love any coastal wedding – the wedding images you get are so beautiful – you’re truly talented!

  • Emily Fata, www.EmulatingEmily.com - The coast of California has always seemed like such a dreamy wedding destination. I would love to get married somewhere that gorgeous one day! These pictures just confirmed this all the more! <3

  • Jennifer - Yes! It would be hard to choose just one venue. Ha! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much! All credit goes to the real photographers, but I did pick lovely images, I think. <3

  • Noelle Lynne - I have a few friends who just got engaged, going to pass this along to them!

  • Megan - These spots all look so gorgeous! How can someone even choose?! What a dream.

  • Rachel - This looks so nice. It reminds me a lot of my cousin’s wedding except it was on the completely opposite coast.

  • Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated - All these places are so beautiful! I love the idea of setting a gazebo up at the beach. It must be so romantic to get married like that!

  • Luci - A seaside wedding is something that I need to think of whenever I get married. That is a really beautiful view looking over the beach.

  • Elizabeth O - These locations are all so lovely. I really like the idea of marrying on a beach under a gazebo with the waves in the background!

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo - These are all lovely and romantic wedding venues! Love those photos by the seaside! πŸ™‚

  • Geraline Batarra - What a great wedding venue in California. I have to share this with my friend! She is getting married next year in California, and she will love this for sure. πŸ™‚

  • Esme Sy - This post is just proof enough as the only recommendation you’ll ever need to get into a seat in this place. You picked the perfect three words to describe this, everything I see just sums up to a memorable experience, surely everyone wants their special events to be commemorated or celebrated here.

  • Candice - Oh wow that location gives the best of both worlds…a beach and a beautiful indoor venue! That’s a pretty rare find!

  • Heather - Living in California, we have been to many weddings on the beach. however, these venues really take the cake. Such gorgeous locations for such important days.

  • emman damian - I love the set up and the venue! I also love the couple shots near the beach. It’s amazing!

  • Cris - I love everyone of them. Everything is set up wonderfully!

  • AnnMarie John - I love outdoor and beach weddings and I think it’s awesome that you’re featuring some beautiful ones! It’s a good resource for those planning their weddings in California or those simply looking for inspiration.

  • Adriana - Wow! Looks like a gorgeous venue and the ceremony looked amazing. I love how everything is beautifully set up

  • Gladys Parker - I love all these beautiful pictures of places I would love to go! It would be so hard to decide on just one or two. I have mine finally down to two. Sam’s Chowder House or the Oceano Hotel and Spa. Both because of the beautiful beach, ocean.

  • Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers - We got married in a church setting. It was beautiful but I think a beach wedding would have been a great alternative. I just don’t live near the beach.

    My sister got married outside and it was beautiful but hot.

  • Preet - All these places are so beautiful. I really like the idea of setting a gazebo up at the beach, so romantic!

  • Ashley | Honey & Pine Co - omgosh, those locations are gorgeous! I love anything waterfront though, my husband and I got married on the harbor in Florida and it was stunning.

  • Idora - These locations are absolutely lovely! My favorite definitely has to be Sam’s Chowder House, it reminds me so much of New England, all the while keeping a California vibe xoxo

  • Melinda - These places are beautiful! My hubby and I have talked about renewing our vows once we hit 25 years or so, and we both agree it will have to be on a beach! My grandma was married in the glass chapel in Paris Verdes, CA. Do you know it?

  • Jennifer - I don’t know it, but the name makes it sound like such a lovely place. πŸ™‚

  • Aditi - Wow! All of these venues are so perfect for anyone’s special day, if I had to choose one, I’d go with Sam’s Chowder House.

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