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Virginia Waterside Wedding by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride

A Virginia waterside wedding sounds so romantic, doesn’t it? Roy and Adell’s day was just that! From a lovely setting to being surrounded by loved ones and friends, their day is filled with details and a sense of family.

The color palette of aqua with coral is just so happy. The coordinating invitations are perfect, and the anchor is a sweet touch. The sentiment “tie the knot” is perfect for a wedding with a subtle nautical theme. One of my favorite parts is the garland that the groom is wearing… how unique! It’s such a fun twist on the traditional boutonniere. Flower crowns also adorned the heads of the bridesmaids.

This Chesapeake Bay waterside wedding was photographed by Laura of Laura Matthews Photography. Here is what she had to say about Adell and Roy’s wedding…

Adell and Roy brought together their family and friends in an intimate, riverside wedding at The Tides Inn on the Chesapeake Bay. Lovers of the sea and fine wine, this couple’s beautiful celebration focused on what mattered most; their love and bringing together their new family of four children. They didn’t let the rainstorms impede their celebration and luckily, the clouds eased up just in time for their waterfront ceremony.

Sounds so lovely, and you can sense the love for their children in their day. Enjoy!

Accessories by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Gown by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Rings by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Invitation by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Getting Ready by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Groom by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridesmaids by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridal Look by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Ceremony by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Marina by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Day by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Family by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Family on Dock by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Marina Wedding by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Newlyweds by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Lawn Games by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Friends by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Flowers by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Cupcakes by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wine by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Water by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride and Groom by Laura Matthews Photography as seen on Hill City Bride

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Choosing a first dance song is FUN, but the pressure can be on. All eyes are on you and your new spouse… so fun and exciting! Picking out a song doesn’t have to be a hard task. Honestly, I believe that the best thing is to just pick a song that means something to the two of you. Maybe choose a favorite song or something that makes you smile. Be sure that it is somewhat easy to dance to because the genre of music that you choose and the song you pick determine how you will dance. Maybe you and your fiance can have a dance night at home testing out some different melodies… wouldn’t that be fun? I love that idea! Ok, on to our first dance song ideas. I hope that you find something you love!

First Dance Songs as seen on Hill City Bride

Looking for more music choices? We have many fun and different ideas on our Pinterest board. Just click here to check it out!

*photo by Gold Hat Photography*

The father daughter dance is definitely one that brings many a tear to a wedding reception! It’s sometimes hard for a daddy to give his little girl away to another man, but it’s also a time to celebrate life and love. Take a peek at our father daughter dance song suggestions… you are sure to find one that you love. There are many musical genres and eras to choose from along with songs that come from either the perspective of the daughter or the dad. Have fun finding one that you would like to use for a special time with your father.

20 Father Daughter Dance Song Ideas

Craving more music ideas for various parts of your wedding? Then take a peek at the Pinterest board we have been working on by clicking here! We have suggestions for the wedding, reception and more, so be sure to check it out.

*photo by ZA Designz*

  • BJ Williams - I love this list. My wife actually used “I Loved Her First” as her entrance music for our wedding because her dad did not want to do a father/daughter dance (long story on that one) “Butterfly Kisses” is a classic father/daughter dance tune as well

Hot Pink Wedding Inspiration by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride

This North Carolina wedding is full of a fun color… hot pink! It’s a bold color, but it’s also a lot of fun to play with in your color palette. I feel that it perfectly fits this outdoor, lakeside wedding. There are also so many fun details in this hot pink wedding. You will notice the puzzles throughout. The guests signed puzzle pieces as the guest book, which will make a fun keepsake for the bride and groom. Their cake topper was also two puzzle pieces that fit perfectly together. How fun!

Lindsay and Brad also experience a sweet first look together, and the bottom of her shoes have sweet sentiments written on them. I could go on and on about the tank tops and personalized hangers for the bridesmaids, the beautiful florals and the adorable dog, but I’ll refrain and let you experience this beautiful wedding photographed by Christopher Bell Photography. Enjoy!

Bridal Accessories by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Shoes by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Rings by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Shoes by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Hangers by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride with Bridesmaids by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Makeup by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Getting Ready by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
First Look by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride and Groom by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Groomsmen by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Groom by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Programs by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Flowers by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Ceremony Seating by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Outdoor Ceremony by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Dog by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Bouquets by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride Coming Down Aisle by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Ceremony by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridal Kiss by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridal Party by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridesmaids by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Hands by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Cocktail Hour Decor by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Puzzle Guest Book by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Details by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Reception Decor by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Puzzle Cake by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Cutting Cake by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Catering by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Reception Dancing by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Exit by Christopher Bell as seen on Hill City Bride

 

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  • Suarez Bakery - Great post, Jennifer. We were glad to provide the cake for such a beautiful pink wedding.

Your wedding save the date (or invitation) is the first impression that people have of your wedding, and your thank you notes are the last impression. We want you to put your best foot last (so to speak) with our creative thank you note ideas. So, whether it is for your bridal shower, wedding gift or even to thank your vendors and friends who helped out, be sure to take a peek at these creative ideas!

Send out those thank you notes quickly after your wedding shower and before you become a Mrs! We love these from Karly K on Etsy.

Wedding Shower Thank You by Karly K as seen on Hill City Bride

This cute postcard saves postage, looks cute in the mail, and also requires preplanning in utilizing your wedding day photos. What a fun way to thank your guests from Signatures by Sarah.

Signatures by Sarah Postcard as seen on Hill City Bride

Like the postcard idea? Me too! These are from Designed by Brenda on Etsy.

Designed by Brenda Thank You as seen on Hill City Bride

Wedding Paper Divas also has pretty options for sending out a post-wedding thank you using photos.

Wedding Paper Divas Photo Thank You Cards as seen on Hill City Bride

Of course we adore Minted, and they have lots of great designs including these that you can send out right after your wedding (no photo required). Plus, you can order lots and lots of these to use throughout the years as Mr. and Mrs. Also, receive $25 off of $50 from Minted by clicking here!

Thank You Note from Minted as seen on Hill City Bride

It’s always fun to stage a photo from your wedding day to use for your thank you notes. I love this book one from Intimate Weddings.

Book Thank You from Intimate Weddings as seen on Hill City Bride

If you don’t want to wait for your wedding photos, you can always stage a photo during your engagement photos like these ideas from Martha Stewart Weddings and Kiss the Groom. Both are such cute thank you note ideas!

Preplanned Wedding Thank You Note as seen on Hill City Bride

If you like a little something more out of the norm, be sure to check out these fun invites via Etsy.

Offbeat Etsy Thank You Printable as seen on Hill City Bride

Want to have something made quickly? Why not take an Instagram photo and have a Polaroid style thank you card made? Love this… it’s so cute and via Etsy.

Polariod Style Wedding Thank You from Etsy as seen on Hill City Bride

We hope you gained some inspiration! Let us know if you try any of these thank you note ideas or if you have an amazing one of your own. Happy wedding planning!

  • Sheila Markel - I just used Postable for my thank yous and it was amazing. You type the messages on the site and then they print and mail them to everybody for you. Everybody thought the cards were handwritten :)

  • Jennifer - Sheila! I must check that out… it sounds amazing (and so easy). Thanks for the tip. I am sure that many brides will appreciate it.