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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!

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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

Ok, before I show you this session, I just want to say that if anyone reading this lives near on in Washington DC, I know you are going to want to run – not walk – to have your own National Portrait Gallery engagement session. Seriously, though – the architecture is absolutely stunning. It makes a GORGEOUS backdrop. I was literally stunned when I saw these images by Kir2ben. Amazing!

Washington DC National Portrait Gallery Engagement Session as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog by Kir2ben

Here are a few things I’m crushing over on this Washington DC National Portrait Gallery engagement session today.


Ok, let’s admit it. We all spend a good deal of time on social media, right? After all, it contains news, pics and updates from friends…not to mention a whole host of memes and kitten videos. But when it comes to your wedding and the socialsphere, tools – especially Instagram – can help you plan, curate and relay information.

Using Social Media for Your Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Blog - instagram, facebook, snapchat, hashtag

all images in this post are by Visions by Heather

Before you start putting information out there about your own wedding details, be sure to think about what you are communicating and how you are getting that information across.


  • Katelyn - Great tips 🙂

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much, Katelyn!!! I appreciate you stopping by! <3

  • Brenda's Wedding Blog - Great Tips – and I’m hearing more and more brides are booking their vendors thru Instagram and Pinterest

  • Jennifer - Yes, actually that is getting to be more and more true. Great to hear from you, Brenda!

Ah! You get engaged and start making plans – and you want a way to communicate with guests. A wedding website beautifully designed with its own app just might be the answer for you and your future spouse. Here are 5 that we think are high on style, so take a peek at our ideas for wedding websites!

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5 Wedding Website Ideas as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Here are five of our current wedding website favorites! Ideas flow left to right as you would read (and start with the palms).


If you love Ireland, beer or just a good time, then this session is for you! What an adorable Irish pub engagement session in Norfolk, Virginia. From pints to perfection, I hope you enjoy Peter and Mattie’s e-session today.

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Norfolk Irish Pub Engagement Session as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog - guiness, beer

Here are some things to adore about this Norfolk Irish pub engagement session!


If you love succulents, rich greens and fresh pinks, then hosting a desert bridal shower just may the be right choice. With a fun color palette (just look at those flowers!) and gorgeous detailing, take a peek at our inspiration board today with ideas from Beau Coup.

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Desert Bridal Shower Inspiration as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog - succulent, pink, green, party, inspiration

Our desert bridal shower inspiration flows clockwise starting from the top left.


  • Nicole - This decor and look is truly stunning it is so elegant and sheek, yet so simple and relax — just as a bride should be! Any bride would love this!

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much, Nicole! I love it, too. <3

  • Jaclyn @ The Dotted Nest - This is gorgeous! I love all the bright pops of color and the personal succulents.

  • Jennifer - Yes, the setup is so fun! 🙂

  • Alex - I love this inspiration. The vibrant colors are great and I love the succulents!

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much! I love the colors, too, and thank you for stopping by! <3

Ah! This Richmond Virginia wedding isn’t only as sweet as can be, but it happens at a botanical garden complete with a greenhouse. What a stunning event. And I am predicting that hues of lavender, plum and purple are going to be big soon – at least they are some of my favorites at the moment. Dominic and Yasmine met in Lynchburg, Virginia at Liberty University. They ended up in the same math class even though he was a music major and she was an education major. After developing a friendship, and Dominic proposed after they graduated. Take a peek at their lovely wedding!

Interracial Lavender Richmond Virginia Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride Blog by Demi Mabry Photography

Here are some of my favorite things about this lavender Richmond, Virginia wedding.


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