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Anniversary Styled Shoot as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog

“The inspiration for this shoot came from watching the masquerade scene in the movie Phantom of the Opera. I love the elegance of pairing black and gold, and have always thought that masks add a bit of mystery and drama. The event designer added in some fun feathers and it really gave the whole event a different look,” said photographer Judith Soule. It’s so true! From glittering gold and soft feathers to tone on tone accents, this shoot has many ideas for the couple looking to add a little drama into their wedding day.

What I love:

  • The little metal flourishes in the flowers are so unexpected and lovely!
  • An artist live painting your ceremony is SUCH a creative idea – it is so interesting and leaves the bride and groom with such a fun keepsake.
  • The white and gold tone on tone cake seems like a simple one, but I adore how complex and textured it is. Beautiful!
  • Nods to a theme can be so much more powerful than being so literal – feathers and masks are carefully placed to give hints of the Phantom of the Opera theme.
  • The round menus are not only pretty but they add a unique touch that mimic the shape of the plate.

Get ready for some fun ideas in a beautiful setting. Enjoy!

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Engagement Session as seen on Hill City Bride

Shannon and Ryan are quintessential Virginians through and through! This couple has a long distance relationship – with her being in Loudon County and Ryan in Charlottesville – yet they are getting married in the bride’s quaint hometown of Bedford. For their engagement session, they met up with photographer Bethanne Arthur (on a super hot day!) in the historic area of downtown Leesburg, VA. I’d say they have the state covered!

What do I adore about this session?

  • The color! Turquoise doors, red clothing, pretty flowering bushes. It’s filled with pops of fun, happy colors.
  • Historic Leesburg definitely has a variety of backdrops to choose from, and this couple utilized them to their fullest. From greenery walls to sidestreets and brick walls – this session has a fun assortment of textures.
  • A round solitaire is such a classic pick for an engagement ring. Shannon’s ring is both beautiful and timeless. Love it!

I hope you gain ideas for your own Virginia e-session today – enjoy!

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Rose Quartz and Serenity Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride

Lynchburg is a river town steeped in history with a deep love for arts and the community. It is peppered with century old buildings that are mingled within or just a short walk from the downtown area.

Point of Honor is a lovely building, which overlooks the river and the city itself. The juxtaposition between looking in one direction and seeing a 200 year old home and then turning 180 degrees and seeing a city shows so much beauty and diversity… and windows are everywhere.

This inspiration shoot incorporates both a light windowpane theme along with the 2016 Pantone palette, which makes this shoot strikingly beautiful. Our bride and groom are also a real life couple – married for thirteen years with four children. What a joy to treat them to a styled shoot to celebrate their love.

Enjoy looking through this peek into the Hill City and into love itself – both of which hold our hearts.

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Virginia Plantation Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride

Lindsey and Ian met in high school – and have been in love ever since. It’s no wonder that their wedding has been highly anticipated by family and friends alike. What a celebration! Their day had a threat of rain, but a last minute decision to continue with an outdoor ceremony was perfect – a lovely setting and just enough cloud cover so that it wasn’t a scorcher. With shades of mint and peach and lots of DIY elements, Ian and Lindsey’s day was just perfect!
What do I love about their day?
  • Lindsey’s shoes are such a classy way to stay comfy on a day that is oh so hard on the feet.
  • That first look! It’s always fun to see a groom’s reaction, isn’t it?
  • Mint is used in such a lovely way, and it compliments each bridesmaid perfectly!
  • I always love a good play on words, so the saying with the mint favors (along with the hue of green that was used throughout the day) is just so fun!

I hope you enjoy this beautiful setting and event today!

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Virginia Anniversary Session as seen on Hill City Bride

This session is so sweet! Couples get engaged – and get photos – and then they get married – and get photos – but how often do couples have photo sessions AFTER the wedding? I love the idea! Gabe and Temi ventured out to Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia with photographer Melissa of Melissa Desjardins Photography to celebrate. The couple wanted to somewhat relive their wedding day, and the result is so stunning!

Here is a bit of the couple’s story about how they met: Temi and Gabe met while in college; she was a freshman and he was a sophomore. Temi lived in a dorm on the second floor, and to her surprise – Gabe was actually the first floor RA. The rest is history!

I adore so many things about this session!

  • “The champagne bottle was actually a wedding gift from a friend, and she wrote a note to drink it after our first year of marriage,” said Temi. What a GREAT idea for a wedding gift!
  • Who doesn’t love big, pink balloons – they added an element of fun to the session.
  • Temi’s red shoes are a focal point and add in just the right pop of color!

I hope that you are inspired to celebrate your love today – whether you are engaged or have been married for decades. So fun, and enjoy this beautiful cornfield anniversary session today!

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  • Melissa - Thank you so much for sharing one of my favorite shoots – and so different! An anniversary, but also revisiting that special day, wearing her dress. They were so much fun, I LOVE it!

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