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It’s that season – when we are all plotting our decor, costumes and treats for the scariest time of the year, and if you are having a wedding, I have some bootiful Halloween wedding ideas for you today via Etsy. From favors and decor to gifts and items just for fun, I can’t wait for you to see witch things I have in store for you. Muahahahahahaha!! It does just happen to be Friday the 13th after all.

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Bootiful Halloween Wedding Ideas as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Blog and Magazine


San Francisco is a beautiful city – it’s full of culture, and sites we are are familiar with from Alcatraz to the Golden Gate Bridge. When looking for a place to stay – whether for a destination wedding or honeymoon – the lovely Hotel Griffon is a perfect choice! It is conveniently located near the Oakland Bay Bridge and the Embarcadero station, which is just a hop on the BART from the airport. I had a lovely stay, and I can’t wait to share it with you!

The images are via Hotel Griffon, which was gracious to provide hospitality on my San Francisco trip! 

Hotel Griffon in San Francisco California as seen on Hill City Bride Destination Wedding Honeymoon Travel Blog


  • Andrea - What a great few from your room! And yes, San Francisco is gorgeous!!!

  • Jennifer - Yes, I love it!! Thanks, Andrea.

The engaged couple is in love, right? Madly, deeply and forever! So, why not showcase their feelings in a cute way with our love bridal shower inspiration? From a soft color palette to fun elements, take a peek at our fun finds in our second week of bridal shower themes.

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Love Bridal Shower Inspiration as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


If you are looking for something high impact, yet inexpensive, look no further than these cute name tag favors that double as place cards and decor. Too cute! Whether you use them for your wedding or an event, they are just the right amount of personalization for each of your guests. I will also say that this is a very budget friendly project, which we all can appreciate!

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DIY Name Tag Favors as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Patsy - So cute

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much, Patsy!

Did you catch our Smitten with Kittens shoot? It’s adorable! If you didn’t, be sure to check it out here. The girls at A Little Party Events teamed up with Crisp to come up with a delightful mimosa recipe – a Morning Meowmosa (how cute!). I thought it deserved its own post because it’s a recipe and a fun cocktail, so why not? Enjoy this fun concoction, and let us know if you make it or if you have a mimosa recipe (or other recipes!) of your own.

Morning Mimosa Recipe Cocktail Meowmosa as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog Specialty Drink


When it comes to looking your best things aren’t just limited to the bride. Right? Grooms want to look their very best, too!  And with beards being so en vogue, it’s great to tame those facial tresses on and before the big day. We found some beard grooming products for the groom that we think are on par for the guy who wants to stand out for all the right reasons.

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6 Beard Grooming Products for the Groom as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog - oil, comb, shampoo, conditioner, scrub

Take a peek at our favorite beard grooming products. Ideas flow from top to bottom as you would read a book.


I am SO excited to show you our Smitten with Kittens styled photo shoot today! It features a bride getting ready the morning of her wedding, and of course includes… her adorable kittens. How purrfect! I (Jennifer, owner of Hill City Bride) have fostered 19 cats this summer (and counting as we currently have a pregnant momma cat), and so we decided to take advantage of the cuteness and showcase on philanthropy and weddings a bit. We had a wonderful day together, and I hope you enjoy the results. Too cute!

Smitten with Kittens Wedding Styled Getting Ready Shoot as seen on Hill City Bride Blog


  • Alisa Taylor - Beautiful pictures. Loved the kittens. So cute. The pictures have come out really well.

Love the boho look? Adding macrame wedding pieces are just the ticket! With their handcrafted feel and sense of flow, these ideas are so lovely and can be incorporated into your home long after your big day. They are perfect for a boho wedding and home!

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5 Macrame Wedding Must Haves for the Boho Bride as seen on Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

Take a peek at our 5 macrame wedding must haves for the boho bride, and ideas flow from top left to bottom right as you would read a book.


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