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So, why gift ideas for the travel lover? Well, if you’re anything like me, you love to travel! When I was 14, my dad had a business trip to Germany. As a business owner, he decided to take a month off and have our little family of 3 (I’m an only child) travel Europe for a month. We visited 9 different countries, and it’s safe to say that I’ve had the travel bug since then! From philanthropic trips to China, Africa and Nepal to pleasure trips around the globe, I adore travel and doing so always brings back special memories for me. And when it comes to lasting travel gear, nothing beats leather. So, whether it’s a gift for an avid traveler or you are just looking for something unique for the holidays or a special occasion (or bridal party gifts!). Take a peek at our 10 Leather Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover!

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Leather Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog from Etsy


Getting engaged is exciting, right? You know you want to get married, but the question of “when” adds a fun element to the engagement and wedding proposal process. This couple has such a fun story. Big kudos to the groom-to-be for doing such a wonderful job of planning! I just love all of the emotion in these images of how he asked her to marry him. Adorable!

Virginia Surprise Wedding Proposal as seen on Hill City Bride Blog - engagement, engaged, story


Recently I spent time in San Francisco – alone! I had a full day in the city to do as I wished, so I created a punch list of places I wanted to see and crafted my own personalized San Francisco walking tour. I have to admit that it was fairly vigorous, but I impressed myself with all that I got to see! So, take a walk along with me, and if you ever head out to this coastal city, you can walk this route on your own.

Walking Tour of San Francisco as seen on Hill City Bride Destination Wedding Travel and Honeymoon Blog


I’m somewhat partial to my current hometown – especially when a couple takes the time to have their photos taken at so many landmarks. From the LOVE sign to the waterfall at Hollins Mill, this Lynchburg Virginia wedding is high on style and citywide sites. That’s one reason I decided to feature it in our current wedding issue (take a peek here). So, enjoy the story along with the fun images!

Lynchburg Virginia Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride Blog


  • Jason Park - Holy moly! Virginia just seems like the perfect place to get married and after having a look at the creativity level of wedding photographers over there, I am sure as hell giving a hard time to the ones present here. If anything the entire place seems picturesque and homey!

Here is a tried and true personal favorite recipe of mine. I have been making microwave peanut brittle for friends and family for years. My first try was to make it for my dad. It would be great tucked into a cute little box as a wedding favor or even around the holidays as a special treat while entertaining. It’s also great for gift giving, too.  Although peanut brittle sounds difficult to make, it is AMAZINGLY easy. Truly!!

Easy Homemade Microwave Peanut Brittle as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog - favor, holiday, treat, gift, snack, entertaining


If you’re like me, you may think that the harvest season gets a bad rap. After all, it’s no wonder with stores showcasing holiday decorations in early October! Well, I’d like to convince you to extend your harvest decorations with these 5 Thanksgiving pumpkin ideas to DIY. After all, if you don’t carve your pumpkin, they are more than appropriate for the Thanksgiving season. Take a peek at these autumn finds from around the web.5 Harvest Thanksiving Pumpkin Ideas to DIY as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


After you are pronounced as husband and wife it’s time to celebrate and walk back down the aisle as newlyweds. Why not pick out a fun tune from our list of wedding recessional songs? They are from several different eras and may border on the non-traditional, but why not have a bit of the out of the ordinary to bring joy to everyone? Take a peek at our fun suggestions for your wedding recessional.

20 Wedding Recessional Songs as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog


When it comes to venue styles, one that remains popular is the farm. With beautiful landscapes and a casual atmosphere, it’s no wonder! If there is a usable structure – such as an updated barn – these locations are really popular. Aaron and Taylor chose such a venue for their own Virginia barn wedding, and the results are stunning.

Virginia Barn Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding blog by Michelle Renee Photography


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