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Yay! I am so excited that our second 2017 Virginia wedding magazine is here. We have so many fun things in store including several real weddings in a range of styles and tastes with words from real brides on how (and why!) they planned their day the way they did. Our pages also contain an inspirational bridal shower along with a surprise proposal caught on camera. So fun!! Add in our advice from wedding bloggers around the globe, a budget worksheet and lots more inspiration, and we are all set. Don’t forget to check out our trusted vendor guide!

Clutch 2017 Volume 2 Lynchburg Virginia Wedding Magazine for Brides

Want to join in the fun? If you are a bride or a vendor, you can submit your weddings here, and if you’d like to get in touch with brides, check out our media kit information here. Oh… and check out our issue online. Just click here to see all of the lovely!!

When it comes to themes, a garden theme is so classic, yet fun. Think lush greenery and hues of leafy colors as you will see in this garden bridal shower inspiration board today. Lovely!

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Garden Bridal Shower Inspiration as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Garden bridal shower ideas flow clockwise starting with the top right image. Enjoy!


Fall weather may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to give up my waterside dreams yet! And this styled shoot at The Tides Inn in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay is just lovely! With fun cocktails and shell details, you are sure to find many ideas to inspire your own beachside event.

The Tides Inn Virginia Wedding Inspiration as seen on Hill City Bride Blog - Coastal, Ocean

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  • Cindy - Thank you so much for the feature! It was a pleasure to be a part of this fantastic team of wedding pros!

  • Jennifer - It was a beautiful event to feature, and you did a lovely job!! Thank you for stopping by the blog. <3

The morning of your wedding, you want to remain calm and have fun with your bridesmaids. Here are 20 suggestions for getting ready songs that your attendants will love singing along to. There are choices from lots of eras and genres, which is the perfect mix for the right amount of fun as you get your hair and makeup done and prepare for your big day!

20 Getting Ready Songs for Your Wedding Day as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog

What a fun list! Here is our list of getting ready songs for your wedding day below.


When it comes to e-sessions, I love it when a couple focuses on their own local area as this couple did. Not only did they utilize Georgetown for their lifestyle engagement session, but they also headed to their new home! Maureen met Tommy at her best friend’s wedding – her bff is also Tommy’s cousin – and they have been inseparable since. They just bought their first home in Arlington, Virginia, and they utilized their house along with Georgetown in Washington DC – one of their favorite places to spend time together.

Washington DC Georgetown Lifestyle Engagement Session as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog by Moreau and Company

Here are some of my favorite things about this lifestyle engagement session in Georgetown and Arlington, Virginia.


Recently, I was able to visit New York City. It was so inspiring, and I think it’s a great place for a modern couple to consider for their wedding (or honeymoon). Be sure to make the Big Apple a part of your big day with our ideas on how to get married in New York City!

Links to NYC attractions are due to our partnership with isango

How to Get Married in New York City at the Library Hotel Collection as seen on Hill City Bride Travel Destination Wedding Blogphoto by Kristy May Photography

Want to get married in New York City? We have ideas for you!!


  • Traci - I love this post! My husband and I went to NYC for our honeymoon in December 2014 an it was magical. We are both from North Carolina and love the city, having visited several times in the past. We stayed at the Park Lane Hotel and our room had a gorgeous view of Central Park. We had such an amazing time being there for the magical Christmas holidays – we can’t wait to visit together again! Thanks for sharing your recommendations for when we do! 🙂

  • Sky - Lovely!

  • Jennifer - Thank you for stopping by, Traci!! NYC is such a great place to go for your honeymoon – I’m glad you visited. So fun!! And yay – I am glad you enjoyed the recommendations. I hope you get to go back soon! <3

We are all tired, right? That’s why we have built in days like Labor Day… and weekends for that matter. Well, I’m planning on getting some R&R, and I hope you are, too. After all, planning a wedding is a lot of work! So here’s to hoping that you get some time off, and be sure to check out these handmade sleep masks to help you relax. They even make great bridesmaids gifts or shower favors. And they’re super cute, too! All of these patterns (and a plethora more!) can be found here, which is an affiliate Etsy link.

Enjoy perusing, and happy resting!

Handmade Sleep Masks to Help You Relax from Etsy as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Be sure to look at other adorable patterns for handmade sleep masks here, and check out more of our finds on Etsy here.

Planning your wedding day look is so fun – the hair, the makeup, the DRESS. But have you thought about nail polish? Your hands will be photographed several times throughout the day – after all, you are showing off a brand new wedding band, and there will probably be images of you holding your bouquet. If you are having an autumn wedding, we found five crush worthy fall nail polishes for you to try!

5 Crush Worthy Fall Nail Polishes as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog Magazine

It’s hard to believe fall is almost here, and here are our 5 top picks for your autumn wedding nail polish. Ideas flow from bottom left to top right.


Wow! Have I got a beautiful wedding for you today. It’s a lovely Virginia vineyard wedding in the spring – you will even see peeks of snow on the ground. There are so many gorgeous parts to James & Christina’s wedding, and I can’t wait for you to see!

Lovely Virginia Vineyard Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride Blog by Vness Photography

Here are some of my favorite things about this stunning Virginia vineyard wedding.


When it comes to getting together with the girls and having fun, the sky is the limit! It’s also the time to just break out from the norm and do something different because… well, why not? Here is our take on tropical bridal shower inspiration with a lot of fun, personalized details via Beau Coup!

This post contains affiliate links, which help keep our blog running and hopefully send me to the tropics (ha, I wish!). 

Tropical Bridal Shower as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog - favors, pineapple, placemats, ideas, pink, green

Tropical bridal shower inspiration flows from top left and follows clockwise.


  • Elise - Yum! I want one of those drinks right now!I have pink glasses that are very similar to those, they were my grandmother’s.

  • Jennifer - Oh, Elise! I love that you have vintage ones like that. I think they are reproducing them now, so hold on to those family gems. So fun!! Thank you for stopping by. <3

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