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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.


Your grand entrance awaits – and all eyes will be on you on your wedding day. I (long ago!) actually used the classic Canon in D by Pachelbel, but why not use something fresh and modern? Several of these songs for walking down the aisle brought tears to my eyes just thinking about a bride walking to them – love is such a beautiful thing! Share in the festivities and pick something that is meaningful for your big day’s processional. Enjoy!

20 Songs for Walking Down the Aisle and Processional as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog

photo by Ashley Glasco

Here is our list of suggested song for walking down the aisle for your processional.


When it comes to your e-session, having one as the sun goes down provides the opportunity for such gorgeous light as you will see with Ross and Morgan’s sunset engagement session. Also, this couple adores parks – they are saying “I do” at Pine Mountain State Park, and their Virginia e-session took place at Natural Tunnel State Park. I hope you enjoy their lovely session today with Edwards Photography. Gorgeous! Virginia Sunset Engagement Session at Natural Tunnel State Park as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog E-session

Here are some things I love about their Virginia sunset engagement session.


When it comes to honeymoon travel, many brides and grooms come home with a collection of things to save – ticket stubs, postcards, brochures, maps and more. Why not curate something fun to collect and house all of those honeymoon mementos along with jotting down your thoughts and memories? This beautiful DIY honeymoon travel journal is just the thing!

DIY Honeymoon Travel Journal as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Travel BlogProduct List for our DIY Honeymoon Travel Journal


  • Ashley Triggiano - I LOVE this idea. I have a sketchbook specifically for watercolors, and I tend to add watercolor to my bullet journal, but I’d really love to dedicate one to quick captures of our travels while we’re out! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jennifer - Thank you, Ashley! It really was a journey for me, and I have fallen in love with watercolors now. I appreciate you stopping by!

Looking to add color and a handmade feel to your big day? Why not consider paper wedding decorations? From banners to pinwheels (and hello hot air balloon!), we have our top 5 fun picks just for you.

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5 Paper Wedding Decorations for the DIY Bride as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Here are our 5 favorite paper wedding decorations as you would read from left to right.


I don’t normally feature sessions that aren’t based in Virginia, but I just couldn’t resist this Moroccan engagement session! After all, I know Spencer, and we are featuring her Lynchburg bridal shower (oh so beautiful!) soon. But first, I wanted you to see her stunning engagement photos in Marrakesh. It was always her dream to do a session with a camel in the Moroccan desert, and she and her fiance Brennan made that dream come true. I mean really could it get any better?

Moroccan Engagement Session as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Travel Blog E-session - desert, camel, africa

Why Morocco?


  • Laura - Seriously how gorgeous is this session?!! My goodness!! I LOVE the camel, her shoes, the car, all of it!!

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much, Laura! I’m just in love with this session. 🙂

When it comes to bridesmaid gifts, there are a plethora of options out there. Why not go with something fun and different? I adore the idea of coming up with a sturdy tote filled boozy bridesmaid gifts for the wedding day and beyond. They’ll love it!

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8 Boozy Bridesmaid Gifts They Will Not Wine About as seen on Hill City Bride

Here are our 8 boozy bridesmaid gifts meant to be enjoyed while you are getting ready for your day (and beyond!).


This Lynchburg Virginia wedding has so many gorgeous elements – a stunning bride, the color purple (which I’m really into right now for some reason!) and a puppy. Todd and Anna’s wedding is so lovely, and Anna is an event planner herself.

This couple had almost given up hope on finding “the one” as Todd is in his 40s and Anna in her 30s. They both were on Match.com, which sealed their fate! They bonded over Mexican food and helping others, and after only three months of dating, they became engaged. When Todd proposed, he even gave Anna’s dog, Belle, a rhinestone collar because he had fallen in love with her, too. So sweet! They even had a signature drink at their reception called “The Bellerini” named after the pup, and of course they served Mexican inspired food. This couple and their pup now resides happily in Richmond.

Trivium Estate Lynchburg Virginia Wedding Interracial with Dog as seen on Hill City Bride Blog and Magazine

Here are some of my favorite things about this Lynchburg Virginia wedding today.


As a bride sometimes you want just a little something to wear on your wedding day – not too big, not too small. Our bridal earring ideas are just that! Let your hair, dress and makeup take center stage with these subtle wedding accessory ideas. Plus, I adore the fact that all of these accessories will last well beyond your wedding day look with such classic, yet fun, styling.

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5 Bridal Earring Ideas as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Bridal earring ideas go clockwise from top left.


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