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Of course, engagements can happen any day of the year – even better if it’s a surprise – but here are the ten most common days to get engaged. So fun!

Top 10 Days to get Engaged as seen on Hill City Bride

Here they are in order:

  1. Christmas Day
  2. Valentine’s Day
  3. Christmas Eve
  4. New Year’s Day
  5. The Saturday before Christmas
  6. Two Saturdays before Christmas
  7. New Year’s Eve
  8. The Friday Before Christmas
  9. December 23rd
  10. 4th of July

When did you get engaged? Is a ring in your future? Maybe your husband-to-be will choose one of these dates or go out on his own and shock you. Cheers!

Marsala Wedding Shoot as seen on Hill City Bride

The holidays are upon us, so I decided what better than to pay homage and bid adieu to 2015’s Pantone color of the year – Marsala. Although it was named as the hue selected for 365 days, I feel that this color has staying power – especially when it comes to fall and winter weddings. It’s a color that evokes a sense of comfort and gives a feeling of nature and warmth.

I was beyond thrilled to see this creative shoot, which was a collaboration of several Central Virginia – specifically Lynchburg area – wedding vendors, including Lauren from Max & Dexter {event design}. From invitations and calligraphy to a naked cake and loosely gathered florals, this marsala inspired event has ideas galore. I also adore the style of photography – it’s so soft and ethereal, which perfectly matches the colors and feel of this shoot. Impeccable… enjoy!

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Bridesmaid Cookie Exchange Luncheon

Well, do we have something SUPER exciting for you today. It’s a great idea no matter the season, but oh what fun it is to even think about getting your attendants together for a holiday cookie exchange bridesmaid luncheon? Doesn’t that sound super fab? I’m excited just thinking about it, and I think this posting is so multi purpose. It’s a wonderful idea as a gathering for friends during the holidays (not necessarily bridesmaids), or this can be done for bridesmaids at any time of the year. I love it!

Plus, these ladies got dressed up and had their hair and makeup done for the *styled* event, so of course everything is top notch… the clothes, the looks, the presents, the decor, the cookies. I just can’t wait for you to peruse and gain ideas. And do be sure to look at the looks on each girl – there is a ton of makeup and updo (and downdo!) inspiration here. Woo hoo! Also, jump to the end for more idea and a roll credits listing of vendors. Enjoy!

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Wasn’t that lovely? Now that you have seen the cookie exchange, here are some fun ideas from the shoot via Maribel of EightTreeStreet Floral Design:

  • The cute petite centerpieces were designed in gold mason jars (available at craft stores). Not only do they make great decorations for the tablescape and the cookie table, but your bridesmaids can take them home as a gift after the luncheon. You can include greenery, flowers, or glittery twigs for added decor.

  • You can recycle and reuse all those cuttings from Christmas trees, and fill an urn or compote with different evergreens to design your very own Christmas arrangements. They make fabulous complements for trees if you are hosting your luncheon outdoors or at a friend’s house. Place gifts underneath, and they make the space look festive. Include pine cones and ilex berries if you would like a more wintery look.

  • For gift ideas, we filled a cute box with holiday cheer and useful items for our bridesmaids: thank you cards, gift tags, soft drinks, cookie cutters, and other related themes.

  • This is also a great opportunity to give your bridesmaids their gifts for participating in your wedding… it’s much more intimate than at your rehearsal dinner.

Beautiful! Ok, thank you to the many vendors that participated below:

  • Maribel - Yay, happy holidays, thanks so much for amazing inspiration!

  • Crystal - Such a cute idea! Love it!

  • Renee - This is such a great idea!!

  • Nancy - So gorgeous!

  • Amanda - What an amazing idea! I never would’ve thought to do a holiday cookie exchange as a way to get bridesmaids together!! Fabulous!

Virginia Vineyard Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride

I can’t wait to show you this pastel vineyard wedding today! Why? Well, for one you can definitely tell that this couple is in love, love, love. Alison’s face is beaming in each and every photo – I’m sure that her cheeks were so sore by the end of her wedding day. So sweet!

Also, one of Pantone’s colors of the year for 2016 is Rose Quartz – a hue of pink – and this wedding has pinks galore! I also have to mention Keswick Vineyards. This couple utilized the venue to the fullest with backdrops such as rows of grapes, lush landscapes and an amazing pool. Beautiful! Plus, their spread of desserts is both lovely and delectable. I hope you enjoy this wedding today!

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