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Well, it’s safe to say that when an actress plans a wedding, you get something spectacular. And that’s exactly what Jake and Philana’s day entailed – even her name is as unique as their wedding day! From lovely signage to a fun game orchestrated by the bridesmaids’ this day has so many wonderful details. The sprawling estate where they held their wedding seems like the perfect place to wed.

Here is what photographer Aiden Rhaa had to say about their day:

Philana and Jake had a beautiful wedding at historic Lyman Estate in Waltham, MA.  Surrounded by their tight-knit family and friends, this wedding day was filled with joy, hugs, and laughs. The bride is an actress, and this wedding certainly didn’t disappoint! The ceremony was done in a theatrical manner, and there were tons of funny moments set up by this lively couple.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful, sentimental wedding today!

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Despite a threat of rain – sprinkling during the pre-ceremony photos – this couple’s rustic mountain wedding was filled with color and happiness. Plus, the sun broke through the clouds just as Alyssa was coming down the aisle! With their fun, easygoing personalities and sweet stories, their day turned out to be just as they imagined it… especially for Alyssa. “Chris serenaded Alyssa on their first date and surprised her by serenading her at their reception,” explained their photographer, Kami Swingle of NK Swingle.

This couple wanted a location that would allow them to stay the entire weekend, and House Mountain Inn fit the bill. “We wanted to find a venue that would allow us to spend the entire weekend with close family and friends instead of limiting our wedding fun to a single day. [House Mountain Inn] is a beautiful, serene, and rustic location… with the help of the amazing staff it made the weekend an incredible experience and completely stress free,” Alyssa explained.

As fitting for a wedding, the bride describes it best:

As cliche as it sounds, our day was truly touched by love. We had many close personal connections with most of the vendors we chose. The man who married us, Reverend Ira Houck, was my father’s good friend growing up. He married my parents, he married my older sister, and we were so blessed to have him marry us. We couldn’t imagine our wedding without him.  

My ring had diamonds from my grandmother, and Chris’s ring incorporated his grandfather’s wedding band. My veil was made by a very close family friend. All of the centerpieces were hand painted by Chris’s mom.

Chris decided to wear jeans for the wedding because not only was it a little different than your traditional wedding, but it also matched  the overall theme and feel of the venue. Furthermore, he felt that he would be more comfortable in jeans, and it would allow our guests to come comfortable as well. We loved everything about our wedding. We just wish the celebration lasted the entire week!

Sounds so fun! I hope you enjoy taking a peek into this lovely wedding today.

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I love the amount of engagement sessions that are pouring in that just make use of their surroundings. Sometimes, just getting together with your photographer and taking a stroll makes for the most eclectic, interesting sessions as you document your love and your city. Such is the case with Rianne and Brad’s colorful street e-session by PhotoHouse Films. This session takes place in Texas, but any city can serve as a great backdrop for your own walking e-session. Enjoy!

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I know that many of you are recently engaged… congratulations!! One thing you may be wondering is where you start? Well, if you are here on Hill City Bride, we think you are getting started off great, but we also think you should attend the Lynchburg Bridal Expo – it’s just about a month away on February 22nd in downtown Lynchburg.

Let me just tell you how fun it is! The energy and excitement are unmatchable as far as bridal shows go. There are smiling vendors ready to greet you, catering samples, cake samples (my favorite!) and ideas galore. It’s a day to really jumpstart your planning or even just find those last few vendors you need to check off of your list.

Plus, the highlight of the day are the door prizes. The vendors are so generous with what they give away, AND one lucky bride will walk away with a honeymoon. Imagine that! It’s a day full of excitement at what is *hands down* the best, biggest bridal show in Lynchburg.

The cost is $5 to attend, but if you would like to preregister, you can do so by clicking here. All brides who register ahead of time will be entered to win a night’s stay at the Craddock Terry Hotel. It just keeps getting better. Oh, and we will be there too ready to greet you with a brand new bridal issue of clutch, the bride’s guide to have and to hold. We can’t wait! Enjoy the pictures from October’s show below.

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Look fun? We think so! Just click here to get registered. See you on the 22nd!

Get ready for an absolutely gorgeous wedding! The color palette of dusty shale and coral combine perfectly to make for a very sweet affair… not to mention how lovely the bride, Aurora, is. Gorgeous! This couple met at college in St. Louis, and they have family all over the world. The perfect solution for their nuptials was to just have it right in the town they met, and it turned out beautifully. They had a clear day for their classic coral wedding! Take a peek into Nathan and Aurora’s day, which was photographed by Dana Tate, Wedding Photographer.

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