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I’ve lived in Lynchburg, VA for over 20 years. I love the city, and I feel like I know every nook and cranny when it comes to seeing photos. Yet, I adore the fact that these ultra urban engagement images took me off guard! I had to look through several of them before I was sold on the fact that it indeed was Lynchburg. What a lovely session!

Ultra Urban Engagement Session in Lynchburg Virginia | Hill City Bride Wedding Blog


  • Shoma - This post takes me back to my own wedding! Beautiful!

  • Adriana - oh my goodness, these are some of the most beautiful engagement photos I’ve seen!! Beautiful couple!

  • Elizabeth O - I love seeing engagement shoots. The couple look so happy together and all of these photo’s are outstanding. They will definitely have memories forever here.

  • Lyosha - Beautiful photo session! Probably the most beautiful I have ever seen!

  • Luci - Those are really beautiful shots. I like the richness of the colors and the filter that they probably used that wouldn’t make the pictures too light.

  • Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers - These photos make me wish that I had engagement photos done. I love the cover photo at the top of the post. This is a lovely couple and I wish them a lifetime of happiness.

  • NAOMI - These are AMAZING! So gorgeous – that light, their outfits, their chemistry!! Wow, as a lover of all things city life, this session gives me chills in the best way!

  • Margaret Smith - What wonderful pictures. They captured the feeling of love shared between them for sure.

  • Melinda - I’m definitely more of a nature person, but these pictures are inspiring! I love finding beauty in all places and Lynchburg looks like fun a place I need to come see for myself.

  • Esme Sy - Beautiful couple! Both of your smiles really reflect happiness, it easily compliments the surroundings rather than the other way around. That said, I’m still in awe over these wonderful shots. Congratulations to you two!

  • Noelle Lynne - Ummmm love those leopard shoes and these photos! Seems like they are both really really happy.

  • Ashley | Honey & Pine Co - I love those pictures! That couple is gorgeous and they look so happy together. My sister lived in Lynchburg for a while and loved the city too.

  • Karlyn Cruz - Awww … these are such amazing shots! They look so genuinely in love! They have such lovely smiles and they look so happy! I love this!

  • Amiekay - Oh, this is such a cute photo shoot, and yes, a bit different style-wise than the ones I typically see on your page. But it seems to let the bride and groom’s personalities shine through! I especially love the use of the sun in the backdrops and the way the photographer caught it between their lips.

  • Acupofassamtea - Such great apps for the bride to be. Will share with friends and family who is getting married.

Air plants are all the rage, and it’s no wonder. With the ease of care and our busier lifestyles, they are a great way to add some green while freshening up a home. Take a peek at these super cute, wire air plant holders.

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DIY Wire Air Plant Holders | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • katie werthmann - These are really adorable! I’ve never heard of an air plant, but I love this! Too bad I have three cats and those plants would be destroyed or eaten- and you can’t trust that!

  • Jennifer - I do have to admit that my kitty loves to grab and go with these. I am trying to keep him away. Lol! πŸ™‚

  • ANITA ZYCH - Thank you for this idea. It looks very pretty.

  • Kasia - Oh wow these looks so super cute. They would make such a great gift. What an awesome idea.

  • LaiAriel Samangka - Wow, I never thought about planning to try making a wire air plant holder in the future. I find this a great idea and never heard about this one before. I also love that you actually help us do our own wire air plant holders. Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant idea.

  • Agring - These are really nice. I ‘ve never heard of this before. It’s nice addition decor to my living room. Thanks for sharing.

  • Amiekay - I never heard of air plants before reading this post! How cute are they though? And this is such a simple way to display them. They are definitely an easy way to decorate a table or a room easily and on a budget. (Also, love that you don’t have to water them too often. I have killed many plants.)

  • Basundhara Ghosh - Such a miniature piece of art, and looks easy to do as well. Can be a cute decoration for any room in the house, and you’re also providing an aesthetic environment. Superb !

  • Echoesofhervoice - Such cute ideas! And I think you can place them anywhere in the house. They are also doable. Definitely on my list of to-dos!

  • Elizabeth O - I adore this idea. It is so very creative and looks really stylish! Great job!!

  • Jennifer - You’re welcome! These are super cute. πŸ™‚

  • Enele Ogah - This is such a cool idea. I never really knew anything about them but they are such a creative bunch!

  • Lindsay - These are just beautiful and so artistic! I’ve never heard of air plants before, but love this!! Thanks for the detailed instructions. I especially loved the “keep away from your cat” bit, as my kitty Bela eats EVERYTHING green (even fake greenery!). Sadly, my husband will never buy me flowers again after the cat attacked my roses.

  • Laurence - Wow, this is so cute and not so complicated to do. And the materials are easy to find. I need this one for my room, so relaxing with air plants. πŸ™‚

  • Laura Dove - Oh this is such a lovely idea! It looks like something I could actually make myself, I might give it a go!

  • Amy-Lynn Vautour - Woah… what a neat idea! I went more traditional with some decorative vases and mason jars, but this is a really intriguing idea

  • Melanie williams - What a creative and interesting idea – I don;t think my crafting results would look as good as yours though x

  • Alison Rost - I’ve never tried taking care of Air Plants before. This is actually the first time I came across it. I think the air plant holders are lovely! So chic too!

  • Sharon Koenig - These are adorable!! I would love to see what other designs you could do with more wire and some extra time, like maybe making them spring and spiral up, or twisting little stone beads into the design of it somehow.

  • emman damian - Air plants are really popular these days. Thanks for the tips. This is a very good DIY project. My mom loves gardening. I’l share it with her.

  • Jordyn - What an awesome idea! I’m definitely going to be trying this out. πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much, Emman! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - Love the beads idea!! πŸ™‚

  • Michele Dennis - These are absolutely adorable and so unique, I’ve never seen these before. I also love their simplicity!

  • Niki - They look so pretty!! I would love to decorate my bathroom with those cute little plant holders!

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much!! I had fun making them. <3

  • David Allen Elliott - Those are really cool looking I must say. I like that they look like palm trees but they are not. Curious as to how well they grow though. They do look beautiful.

  • Patrice - I love the idea of these! The wire looks nice as it’s gives it a rose gold look. Love it!

  • Idora - How cute are these! I absolutely love air plants and its always awesome to see how creative people get with terrariums and air planter designs, this is so cute and minimal!




  • Chichi - Ah I absolutely love air plants, never got around getting one for my home though!!! These tips will certainly help!!! I love the wire you chose!!

  • Ana Ojha - What a beautiful DIY wire air plant holder! And it creates such a beautiful aura in the decor of the entire room!

  • Lauren Ashley - Oh wow, this is so cute. I love DIY wire air plant holder. It will be a great decor.

Love a moody color palette? I sure do! After a plethora of light, muted tones (which I adore, too!), it’s so refreshing to see darker, earthier tones come into play as you will see in this Richmond, Virginia wedding.

Moody Color Palette Richmond VA Wedding | Hill City Bride Virginia Blog


  • Naomi - Thanks so much for sharing this incredible wedding! Devan did an amazing job planning and designing everything about their day!! The color palette was absolutely stunning – my favorite part was getting to spend so much time taking photos of them throughout so many iconic Richmond locations!

  • Amiekay - Oh, this wedding is so cute! You’re right, the church is such an amazing location. I also really love the shoes and the table names. I’m assuming those are different neighborhoods in Richmond, which I find incredibly fun, personal and clever.

  • Jennifer - I love it, too. The palette and details are so pretty!! πŸ™‚

  • Maria - Gorgeous pics!!! I wish I could go back to my wedding day πŸ’•

  • LaiAriel Samangka - Oh, wow, this wedding is so adorable and lovely!

  • John - Couldn’t agree more! This wedding is so adorable! and looks so much fun. Really love the dress by the way!

  • Kristy Bullard - Love this wedding! The colors are beautiful and the sparkly shoes are just perfect!

  • Cristina pop - The church is indeed amazing! Everything is amazing!

  • Carina - This is a beautiful wedding with gorgeous pictures. Looks like it was a great celebration πŸŽ‰

  • Noelle Lynne - WOW! I love love love this color pallete, gem tones are some of my favorites! What a beautiful wedding, thank you so much for sharing!

  • Shoma - These are such awesome pictures and I love the color scheme!

  • Gladys Parker - Oh my yes, what beautiful colors! These are some fantastic pictures to share and keep as memories. The church looked exquisite along with many of the other backgrounds. Perfect for a winter wedding.

  • Luci - I do love those colors. I like dark and rich colors for myself and I know I would do that for my wedding, whenever that happens.

  • Arra Odeza - Fabulous shoes! Yay! The wedding dress looks simple yet elegant. An intimate wedding that looks perfect and happy.

  • Vian - Everything is elegant and beautiful, the wedding dress is stunning. And the venue – wow!

  • Elizabeth O - I really like the colour choice they picked, I think they go together really well and look classy. πŸ™‚

  • Megan - Ohhh my goodness I LOVE this color palette! This is absolutely perfect for an autumn wedding… I’m getting a little inspired πŸ™‚

  • Amy-Lynn Vautour - Beautiful! I’m getting married this summer. This isn’t our style but still stunning nonetheless. I love the way the colors come together and really pop.

  • Daisy - Wow I absolutely love this color palette!!! it’s absolutely gorgeous!!!! I am absolutely in love with that BEAUTIFUL gown!!!!! Everything for the wedding was simply stunning….

  • xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence - What a beautiful wedding! The photos truly captures the mood of the day. Everything looks exquisite and the love of the happy couple shines through and through! xo, Evelyn

  • Heather - My wedding was full of red, which was so perfect for us since it was Valentine’s Day weekend. I’m obsessed with this color scheme. Love the deepness of the colors in the flowers and dresses.

  • Rhian Westbury - Those shoes are absolutely amazing, and I love the deep purples and greens. x

  • Matthew Oluoma - Everything about this wedding is so classy. I love the shoes. Looks so beautiful and the church is also big and clean.

  • Rachel - This wedding looks so fancy and elegant. Great job capturing some special moments.

  • Calleigh - This is so adorable, the color palette is inspiring. And the bride is beaming with happiness, what a great memory indeed.

  • Esme Sy - I’d always go for gold but this time I definitely am sold on those green and blue variants and results. The pictures are all excellent, highlighting everything and the couple looks so rich with love. And that chapel, glorious!

  • AnnMarie John - Love the colors that they chose for the wedding. I think everything else is just as beautiful. The pictures say it all! Such a lovely celebration of love.

  • kartika nair - The wedding picture look gorgeous . And color pop of burgundy and green was really great choice . Everything was just picture perfect I feel.

  • Style & Life by Susana - The inclusion of green is so stunning! Gorgeous photos, and those shoes are to die for!!!

  • Tahnee - What a stunning day with so many beautiful little touches. Thanks for sharing a great post x

Whether you are looking for something quick and easy to make before you head out on Easter Sunday or want to invite the girls over for a relaxing morning of chatting over mimosas, our quick and easy spring brunch is hearty and flavorful.

Bridesmaid Spring Brunch | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Gladys Parker - Everything looks so wonderful starting with the table decor! The Spring Brunch Bakery Blueberry Muffins look scrumptious and the casserole I could eat a piece of right now. Yum! Wash that down with a Morning Mimosa and it would seem like a holiday! Oh, I can’t forget the berries, I love berries with muffins or just about anytime.

  • Preet - The blueberry muffins are my favorite and these look so delicious. All your pictures look perfect, beautiful setup, decor, and the details are all on point. I would love to try your recipe for Blueberry Muffins and Casserole.

  • Lyosha - Blueberry muffins are my favorite! The photos are super pretty and I am sure the brunch as lovely! great details!

  • Kansas Bonanno - Wow this is lovely! Those muffins look amazing and I think it’s a great way to keep a brunch simple and beautifully done.

  • Jenne - I was just thinking I needed a new recipe for blueberry muffins – this one looks amazing! I am not having bridesmaids in my wedding, but I was thinking I needed to host a brunch for the families. All of these recipes are now on my list to try! Thank you!

  • Kristy Bullard - What a lovely brunch! I love that you have sweet and savory options. And Mimosas are always a good idea!

  • Meghna Dixit - Everything looks wonderful. Beautiful decor and amazing recipe.

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - Yay! So glad. Yes, I’ve made each part of this recipe for my family. I especially adore the casserole. <3

  • Jennifer - Thank you! I love things that are simple and do-able. πŸ™‚

  • Luci - All of this looks so delicious. I would have to make this for a brunch for my family soon, I know that they will love it.

  • Daisy - These sound absolutely delicious and like they would be so fun to make! I need to make these with my little boy.

  • Elizabeth O - It all looks incredible. What a lovely idea to have a bridesmaid brunch!

  • Becca Talbot - I don’t think I’ve ever had a “casserole” in the morning before – but this sounds delicious! I’d love to give it a go, and the recipe looks pretty easy to follow too x

  • Ingrid - This is a celebratory breakfast with lovely options fit for a princess. I love the table lay out and the background setting which seems so relaxing.

  • Corina - Oh honey these blueberry muffins look absolutely delicious! I could eat a bunch of them! And the pics are great!

  • Rose - What a fun brunch. I love the menu including the mini Mimosa. I can see this being a great start to wedding celebrations.

  • AnnMarie John - It would be nice to arrange a brunch for the girls especially to catch up and talk about the wedding plans. I think these are lovely ideas!

  • Emily Leary - What great suggestions for a luxurious bridesmaid brunch! The photos are beautiful and those blueberry muffins look delicious!

For bridal shower and wedding gifts, you may want to go off script a little bit. In my day registering was all about china and flatware, but my favorite thing is to get the couple things that are useful and practical. I believe I have a wonderful solution for the perfect bridal shower gift idea viaΒ Grove Collaborative!

This post is done in partnership with Grove Collaborative, which I wholeheartedly believe in – my mom does, too! Affiliate links are scattered throughout. I promise I genuinely love their company, the products, and the excitement of receiving useful household supplies each month. You will too!Β 

Bridal Shower Gift Idea | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog with Grove Collaborative Coupon Code


  • Kristy Bullard - I love Meyer’s cleaning products! My niece is getting married in July. This would be a great gift for her. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • Josie - I LOVE the Grove products! This would have been a great idea in hindsight. I’ll have to recommend it to my cousin who is getting married! πŸ™‚

  • Amiekay - Oh, this is a wonderful gift idea! These items are useful and unique, which means the bride won’t be getting duplicates and you know she’ll use them! (Unlike that third set of cutlery someone bought her!)

  • Jennifer - Perfect! It’s great for anyone who has a home. I love the products for cleaning!! πŸ™‚

  • Kasia - This sounds like a lovely idea for a bridal gift. How convenient that the deliver it all. I think most of us could use a wonderful gift like this. I haven’t heard of this service so thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa Rios - I love Mrs. Meyers! These are great nontoxic products and I would totally use them for a bridal shower gift.

  • adriana - These are amazing gifts! I love Meyers cleaning products and would highly recommend them!!

  • Lisa - What a unique and absolutely usable gift idea! Can’t think of a bride that would enjoy using these. What better way to begin a new life than with non-toxic products? I think it’s fabulous!

  • Karishma - What a lovely gifting idea. So very unique, so the bride to be definitely not going to get a duplicate of this one. And I think the freebie scents of mint, lilac and peony sound so much fun too. I’m itching to get myself one of these sets πŸ™‚

  • Luci - I love all of those brands. They work great and they don’t have a harsh smell. Grove Collaborative seems like a really great service for a new bride or mother so they wouldn’t have to go to the store if they are busy.

  • Geraline Batarra - Such a cute and fun gift idea. These are amazing cleaning product. I may need to have them all.

  • Karla - Love these products! Totally a must have in every home. Great idea for a bridal gift! πŸ™‚

  • Basundhara Ghosh - Beautiful as well as useful gift. I guess it is always a bit tricky to choose a correct bridal shower gift, and suggestions alike this are really helpful.

  • Megan @ RenaissanceGirl.org - I love that more and more people are moving towards more eco-friendly, natural based cleaning products. These even look gorgeous too!

  • Jennifer - Yes! So true. πŸ™‚

  • Pujarini - Great tips and amazing pics. Love that you have recommended eco friendly products.

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo - I’m not familiar with the brand, but their products seem to be very promising. I would definitely appreciate gifts like these. πŸ™‚

  • Alex - Great idea. Definitely a unique gift. And the images look amazing!

  • Lindsay - Beautiful gift ideas. When you are deep in the midst of wedding season, it can be a challenge to come up with a unique and personal gift. I often go off a bride’s registry, but like to pair that with something more sentimental and personal. This is perfect.

  • Tara - Super cool – I love gifts that you can actually put to use!

  • Elizabeth O - The subscription service would make a lovely bridal shower gift. The products sound really good too, I like that they don’t contain harsh chemicals!

  • Iva Ursano - What a lovely post!! I think everyone struggles with bridal shower gifts. This is great! I love the smell of lilacs myself and that’s probably one flower I miss from Canada.

  • Gladys Parker - I have heard wonderful things about Mrs. Meyers cleaning products and I really should get at and order some. I love lilac, when I was a child we had huge lilac bushes than lined our driveway.

  • Preet - What a beautiful post. All the pictures and ideas sound so good. Mrs. Meyer’s spring range looks amazing, I would love to try the products out. The subscription service would also make a lovely bridal shower gift.

  • Jennifer - We had one in our backyard, too! πŸ™‚

  • Lyosha - I have never heard of the brand but your review sounds very interesting! I think I need to try it!

  • Monika - A lovely and ‘fresh’ idea in every sense! You just made me want to buy it all for myself… πŸ˜‰

  • Tahna de Veyra - I get invited to so many weddings I could definitely use this. Awesome, practical list!

  • LaiAriel Samangka - This is interesting and well written. I love the photos as well.

Vacations are something I look forward to all year round. Truly, one week of holiday ends, I get back to reality, and then I’m already dreaming about where we are headed next. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, honeymoon (yay!), or just want to get away together, I definitely would suggest looking at small ship cruises.

Although this post is sponsored in partnership with Windstar Cruises, all opinions and views are my own (and my husband’s). We took our first cruise on the Mediterranean Sea with Windstar 8 years ago, and we had an equally fabulous time on our second journey and truly love this cruise line.

Small Ship Cruises featuring Windstar | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog Destination Travel Honeymoon Journey


  • Iya - Louisa - Looks like you had a lovely time! I would love to go on a cruise one day. ☺️

  • Joline - We’ve never considered taking a cruise but reading about small ship cruises might just change our mind! We didn’t even realize this option was out there. It’s just the right pace we like.

  • Jennifer - Yes! It’s such a GREAT option. Truly! It’s like a luxury hotel that takes you to the most amazing places. We’ve done big boat cruises, which was perfect for us and the kids – but for us as a couple? I much prefer the small ship cruise option. It’s so fun and memorable!! πŸ™‚

  • Komal - I haven’t even heard of this place wow! It’s been ages SK ce I went on a cruise and this one seems lovely!

  • Alison Rost - I think small ships give you a more personal experience especially since there are fewer people on the ship. It’s perfect for people who enjoy their quiet time.

  • Amiekay - I love cruising but have never been on smaller ships like the one you describe here but I think you’ve sold me on trying one out. I love the intimacy you describe and how you get to see behind the scenes; that would never happen on a larger boat!!

  • Jennifer - Yes, so true! I loved it so much. It’s really a different experience to have a small boat. Windstar actually offers a lot of great deals – keep a watch on their site! <3

  • Amalia - I’m so curious about cruises holidays, glad I found your post! I want to go in one but a bit more cosy and this one they you did with Windstar Cruises just seems like exactly what I want! Will have a look into booking, X

  • Jennifer - Oh yay! They often run specials and have destinations all over the world. It’s such a lovely journey no matter which one you choose. <3

  • Eileen - I’ve been on big cruise ships, but I’ve never been on a smaller boat. Your experience sounds amazing and I’d love to try it out!

  • Luci - That does look like a really nice cruise to go to. If I ever go on a cruise I’ll have to check them out. I’d like to go on a small cruise rather than a large one.

  • Jennifer - I would definitely suggest doing so. It’s so fabulous! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly Edgar - Your cruise experience looks and sounds so amazing! Those locations look so dreamy to. What a wonderful adventure.

  • Adriana - OMG this looks so amazing! I haven’t been on a cruise but I like the idea of a small cruise.

  • Akamatra - I would love to go on cruise anywhere! But hubby gets really sick on water and so this isn’t happening for us. Love your photos!

  • Jennifer - Ug, yes! I once got sick, but I’m ok on the cruise ships. There were a few people with those patches on to stave off nausea.

  • Elizabeth O - This cruise looks so relaxing and romantic. I find a cruise is like a lovely adventure, if you dont get seasick at least!

  • Scott - We haven’t done any small-ship ones (yet), only large ones. Although…we have been looking at a couple that go through Europe. Maybe soon!

  • Jennifer - We did the Windstar one where it goes from Istanbul to Athens. It was a FABULOUS trip. They have so many that go through Europe also. Take the plunge! πŸ˜‰

  • Paula Tran - This sounds like such a great time. I really want to go on a cruise someday and your post convinced me that smaller cruises are the way to go.

  • matthew - The cruise looks so cool; i have’t gone on a small cruise before, will definitely try this someday.

  • Ann F. Snook-Moreau - My husband and I are going on our first cruise next month. It’s a large ship, but if we like it we might try a small ship the next time!

  • HilLesha - How fun! I have only been on a cruise once and that was a few years ago. It was exciting, but a bit overwhelming, so I’ll probably go on a smaller cruise ship the next time.

  • Jennifer - Yes! The smaller ships are more relaxed and WAY less overwhelming. πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - Aw! Just having a getaway is fun. <3

  • Jennifer - They really are! <3

  • fashionandstylepolice - That bed looks amazing. I would love to go on a cruise one day. Maybe when the kids are older.

  • Jennifer - Ours are a bit older, and it’s a perfect time to do so! πŸ™‚

  • Candice - Oh man what an awesome ship. I’ll have to pass this on to my sister. She takes cruises all the time!

  • Anna - I had the luck to try a small yacht when I lived in Dubai with my husband, it’s an incredible experience. It wasn’t a long trip, more of a sightseeing but I absolutely got the feeling while reading your post.

  • London Mumma - I have never been on a cruise before god knows why as I hear its the best way to see the world or should I say open ocean.

  • David Elliott - This looks like such a marvelous cruise. I really want to go on one soon and I have never been. I love the water sports platform. Sounds like it would be a ton of fun.

  • suchi - That does look like a really nice cruise to go to. Need to check them out!!

  • Stephanie - My mother in law loves small cruise ships. She finds them so much more personal

  • Chelsea - I’ve always wanted to on a cruise but the thought of be out at sea on a ship but petrifies me so much. I’m not sure why either. I really need to overcome though as I’m missing out! Maybe a small ship cruise would be better for me

  • Blair Villanueva - One of my favorites is cruising, and the advantages of sailing with smaller ships is so much better. You’ve got the chance to mingle with the crew and more prioritized services for sure!

  • Mary Nicole Galbraith - This sounds like such fun! I am a cruise addict, I hate flying, so cruising is my favorite form of travel. I’ve never done a small ship cruise like this before, but I’m going to have to add it to my travel wishlist! Sounds like such a fun experience.

  • Ashley | Honey & Pine Co - I’ve only ever been on one small ship cruise and it was a blast. Most of the time we’ve gone on big cruise lines but the little ones are so much more of a personalized experience.

  • Jennifer - So true!! And I love the name of your business. Honey & Pine sounds lovely and homey! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - It really is! Thanks for stopping in, Mary! πŸ™‚

  • Michele Dennis - I have never went on a cruise before, mainly due to a fear of open waters and not being able to see the shore…lol! However, I’ve always wanted to go on one. I think I’d like to start out small like a sunset dinner cruise and maybe work my way up from there. You really make the small ship cruises sound so nice and personable!😊

  • Cianie - I would loveeeee to travel with you! You always post some amazing photography!

  • Iva Ursano - Never ever ever never in a bajillion years will you get me on a cruise, let alone small ship cruise…hell no!! But I’m glad you loved it and had fun!..lol

  • Jennifer - Whaaaaat?? You seem fun and adventurous. It really is an amazing time. I definitely know they aren’t for everyone, though. I get it! πŸ˜‰

If there’s one thing I love it’s a good combination, and in this case it’s the perfect blend of photographer, people and location that create an exquisite mountainside engagement session. Take a peek at this adorable couple, and you just have to see how their session ended!

Mountainside Engagement Session | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog by Megan Vaughan Photography


  • Niki - Oh my goodness! These photos are so beautiful! Everything about this is perfect.

  • Cia Black - What a beautiful shoot for this beautiful couple. I agree I love the pop of color that her dress brings to the shoot.

  • Jennifer - Thank you! It really is so lovely. πŸ™‚

  • Sue Tanya Mchorgh - These shots are amazing. The mountain side back drop is beautfiul . I can see the love between these too . So precious.

  • Kristi Ann - These pictures are so amazing! And the couple is just the cutest! You can tell they are meant to be together. You did an amazing job capturing their love and personalities in these pictures.

  • Ithfifi - Absolutely stunning photos, they must be so pleased with the result. As for the couple themselves, they are gorgeous – their love for each other is so apparent and the photos are heartwarming. They look like they enjoyed the shoot!

  • Quirky Homemaker - Gorgeous couple and gorgeous view! Looks like everything came together perfectly for their engagement photos.

  • Jennifer - Aw, thank you! Megan Vaughan took these, but they are great, I agree. πŸ™‚

  • Flora_the_Sweaterist - What a lovely couple! Their love is reflected on every picture. And wow, the location is indeed perfect. Such a view! The sunset shot at the end left me speechless!

  • Jennifer - Yes! Such pretty colors!! πŸ™‚

  • Cindy - The photos are gorgeous and so is the landscape. I agree her dress and side braid are super cute.

  • Elizabeth O - The sunset shots at the end are incredible, what a gorgeous memory to capture. These are truly gorgeous.

  • Joanna - They look so in love and you have captured their feelings so well in your photos. I love that you’ve chose the golden hour for this shooting, the light is wonderful in the photos.

  • Heather @thedomesticdiva - What a beautiful location for engagement photos and an absolutely stunning couple. Congratulations! Wishing them nothing but the best.

  • Amber Brault - What an amazing shoot! Cute couple and amazing landscape!

  • Josselyn Radillo - The sunset shots are incredible. Couples in love are so cute!!! Love the photos.

  • Claire - What a beautiful location and a beautiful couple! I cannot wait to do this myself one day, magical!!

  • Peps Goh - Wow, the last few shots are the money shot! I love the colours and how you had your engagement at such a beautiful place. Sadly, in Singapore, we don’t get such beautiful view and height!

  • Kimberly Love - You have a beautiful website. The pictures are great.

They say that navy is the new black. I’m not exactly sure who “they” are, but I definitely agree that navy makes a fabulous neutral. From wearables to decor items, take a peek at these navy blue wedding ideas today!

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Navy Blue Wedding Ideas | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Basundhara Ghosh - This is so beautiful, I can’t even express ! I love how intricate the feather bow tie is, and the dresses of the bridesmaids are all so lovely <3

  • Sneha - I love navy blue color. Thanks for sharing the cool wedding ideas.

  • Jennifer - Thank you for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  • Iva Ursano - I’ve never been a fan of navy blue but these ideas are all gorgeous!! Great blog post Jennifer! πŸ™‚

  • Kasia - I wish I read this post before my sister’s wedding because she was all about navy blue. These accessories would have been so wonderful. Lovely ideas.

  • Meg Cale - Oh I LOVE that peacock feather bowtie. It’s so dapper and chic.

  • Kelly Edgar - These photos are so stunning, I love the details and the gorgeous colors. This wedding theme is so beautiful.

  • Amiekay - I would’ve never thought to use navy blue for anything other than a winter-themed wedding. I don’t know, it just never occured that it could also be a neutral! I love the ideas you have here, and that photo with all the ladies and the palm trees proves it can be done in non-wintery weddings as well!

  • Echoesofhervoice - Gorgeous color combination! I never would have that too put them together. Thank you for showing the beauty in this!

  • hannanabanana - One of my friend’s colors for her wedding is going to be navy blue – I will keep track of this post so I can show her the ideas! I really like the bouquets πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - So glad it is helpful!! πŸ™‚

  • ANITA ZYCH - This looks like a jewels of princess

  • Rachel - Navy blue is a gorgeous colour! I love those earrings!

  • Laurence - Wow, navy blue on a wedding theme is really good!

  • Dena - These are great ideas, and I think Navy Blue is a color that is often overlooked. I like the navy blue suits though. Definitely a nice change.

  • Enele Ogah - Oh my!
    These are so beautiful!
    I just may end up using them for my wedding too!

  • Jonia - I haven’t seen much of Navy Blue for weddings. These are some great options and show how great Navy can look for a wedding.

  • Anne Murphy - I love all the blue! The hair ornament is especially pretty.

Charlottesville, VA has so many lovely places to get married, and this Boar’s Head Resort wedding showcases just that, and Jaden and Lynn were both so perfect on their big day. Enjoy hues of blue and pink for this stunning wedding!

Boar’s Head Resort Wedding Charlottesville | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Jen ~ The Tipsy Mama - What an amazing and beautiful wedding! That venue was perfect and the dress was gorgeous!

  • Whitney - Beautiful!!! My sister just got engaged and I am totally inspired, everything at this wedding was so lovely!

  • Luci - Really beautiful photography. I like that you used natural light. You captured the love in the couple beautifully.

  • kumamonjeng - Boars Head Resort really offer a wonderful and memorable experience. I love the gowns, the hair, the natural makeup, the flowers and most importantly, the location. The photography was awesome too, it captured all the emotions in a wedding ceremony.

  • Evelyn, PathofPresence πŸ¦‹ - Your photos are magnificent, really capturing this day and memorializing it. Congrats to the beautiful bride and groom for find love… and each other πŸ’πŸ’ž xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence πŸ¦‹

  • Jennifer - Thank you! Love by Serena did a great job capturing these. <3

  • eliza - Wow! June is far yet wedding bells are here – this is a winning deal. I love all the pictures – venue and its packages.

  • Elizabeth O - Boars Head resort looks so idyllic for a wedding. I imagine it would look stunning in any weather too!

  • Holly Lasha - Oh how lovely is this?? I love the details. Such a fun and festive idea.

  • Candice - What a sweet and lovely little wedding! That venue is lovely <3

  • Annemarie LeBlanc - What a beautiful wedding! The bride is stunning! I love her wedding gown with all the lace detail. I like the conservative cut too. The venue had the perfect setting to complete this memorable event.

  • Jennifer - It is so pretty!! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - Thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Twinspirational - What a beautiful wedding. You are such a talented wedding photographer. Love that last shot of the couple – perfect way to end the post.

  • Ann F. Snook-Moreau - This looks like a gorgeous place for a wedding. Both the indoor and outdoor spaces made for beautiful photos they will surely treasure!

  • Jennifer - Yes! Plus, they are both so adorable. πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer - Oh yay! This was one of my favorites. <3

  • Michael Satterfield - Beautiful wedding and the photography is so amazing. Love the location and styling of everything.

  • Nayna Kanabar - What a beautiful wedding in a spectacular venue. Amazing wedding dress, decor and all the photos are beautiful from start to finish.

  • Style & Life by Susana - These photos are so incredibly stunning!!! What a gorgeous wedding, such a romantic setting. Amazing photography work!!

  • Jennifer - Thank you! This is one of my favorites. <3

  • Nathan Reid - This is a very lovely wedding. And this photos are amazing. I think the location is great too.

  • Sacha - Oh my goodness this is soooooo beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing day! Wow!

  • Kallia - Everything is perfect and stunning! The bride looks amazing and great job on the photographer those pics look awesome! The Boar’s Head Resort looks elegant as well!

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

Did you see our last key project? I’m in love with these tiny keys and the projects that can be done with them. If you don’t like an aged look, then making a painted key necklace may be just the right thing for you. You can use whatever colors you’d like for this adorable, easy DIY project.

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DIY Painted Key Necklace Vintage Metal | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Cia Black - I really love the vintage feel that is inspired by this basic and simple little trinket that can add the perfect touch for a wedding.This would be so cute with an attached table seating card.

  • Quirky Homemaker - What a cute idea for a bridal party gift! Love how the little vintage key necklaces turned out.

  • Noelle Lynne - What a wonderful craft idea, I really really love that you also included Etsy links (love this shopping platform, really really cool)!

  • Jennifer - I love supporting other makers! <3

  • Jennifer - Thank you! I really like mine and plan to make more. <3

  • Ashlee | She Can Social - This turned out so gorgeous! I love the shabby chic look, definitely a cute addition for a wedding.

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much! It’s on my to-do list to make more. <3

  • Melinda - What a cute, simple, and inexpensive project! This would make a fun activity at my daughter’s 10th birthday party!

  • Miljana - Omg, what a cute necklace!

  • Journa Ramirez - Making your own accessory looks so fun for me. I am going to try this as soon as possible!

  • Kelly Edgar - What a great DIY idea, looks like something fun to do and the the end result is so pretty!

  • Elizabeth O - This is a lovely and creative idea, it looks really easy to make too. Well done!

  • Lisa Rios - This is so cute! I think it would make for a great group activity or gift.

  • Jennifer - A group activity is a great idea! πŸ™‚

  • Razena - I love seeing such creative diy projects because I have the creativity of a doorjamb. The aged look is very pretty with the gold and light blue and makes an attractive piece.

  • Jennifer - Ha! This really is an easy one. πŸ™‚

  • Doreen Pinto - A great idea as I have many old keys around my home. Never bother to throw them away, great post to try

  • Twinspirational - What a great DIY project. Love the pictures and video.

  • Jennifer - Thank you! I love doing the videos with the local TV station for sure. <3

  • Laurence - oh wow, this is so artsy necklace πŸ™‚

  • sian ryan - Such a simple and chic idea, would make gorgeous and unique keepsakes for guests and party bags!

  • Jazmine - Thank you for this informative article. Will have to try making one of my own.

  • Jennifer - So true! I love them as favors. <3

  • Jennifer - They are super easy to make! πŸ™‚

  • Angel Strunk | Next Level Blogging - This is so cute! I love making jewelry and I may try this as an ankle bracelet charm.

  • Monika - Love it! Such a great idea.

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