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The Big Fake Wedding Virginia Beach as seen on Hill City Bride

We’ve all been to weddings before… they make us tear up, experience joy and even eat too much cake (is it bad to say that the cake is one of my favorite parts about a wedding?). If you are engaged, chances are that you have also been to a bridal show. Well, what if I told you that you can combine the two in one? A real live wedding that is actually a bridal show? Ok, well it IS a faux wedding, but it’s a whole new way to soak in a bridal event while seeing vendors in action.

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photo: The Light Company

Enter The Big Fake Wedding – happening all over the United States – which is coming to Virginia Beach on March 10th. So exciting!! Imagine all of the wedding “guests” being future brides and grooms ready to soak it all in and experience what the wedding professionals can really do. From florals and music to light bites all topped off with a dance party style reception, it sounds like a great way to wedding crash all while buying a ticket to the main event.

Oh, and when it comes to the nuptials, this bridal show alternative offers a ceremony in the form of an actual couple doing a vow renewal. How sweet to give a couple the opportunity to renew their love.

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This year’s VA Beach event takes place at the lovely Yacht Club at Marina Shores at 7pm. It’s Thursday, March 10th, which is ingenious – it’s like having a Thursday night out without having to use up the weekend. Perfect!

If you want to find out all of the nitty gritty details (and register!) for this event, just click here where there are a lot more details! It gives you a sneak peek into the color palette and dreamy ocean theme for the evening – think lovely blushes combined with soft sea glass colors for today’s ethereal bride.

Also, I hope to meet you there! I’ll be there hanging out in the Tunnel of Love with a little goodie to give you. SO EXCITED!! Come and experience The Big Fake Wedding. Spoiler alert: there’s a swag bag involved (hope I don’t get into trouble for spilling the beans). See you there! (Register here – I promise it will be fun and inspirational!)

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Plum Wedding Shoot as seen on Hill City Bride

Couples in love often comment on how well they go together – like cream and sugar or salt and pepper. Taking a cue from these fun analogies, Amy Ellis decided to do a fun style shoot based on going together like peanut butter and jelly. It turned out to be so lovely!

Hues of plum, gold and tan intertwine to create a Virginia scene that is both royal and relatable, and real life couple Brett and Julie add so much with their love. I think it’s a great idea to use actual couples for a shoot – they are already comfortable with each other, which makes for a special element in the images.

Also, take note of the faux gold glasses. Just pick up thrifted glasses and paint the bottoms yourself – so cute. Ok, go grab a glass of milk and enjoy this PB&J inspiration today – the hair, shoes and jewelry are fab!

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Vendors:

  • Brittany - Loved being a part of this beautiful shoot so much! Great work, Amy!

Virginia Plantation Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride

I adore a soft color palette! With hues of pink and bridesmaids in a lovely shade of mint, this classic plantation wedding has so many details. And the location – Hewick Plantation – is completely stunning! Including a manor home and a lush landscape, this Virginia wedding venue is the perfect place to say your nuptials.

Be sure to take note of the ring bearer’s adorable sign and the post ceremony bubbles. How fun for their guests to be able to spread joy in the air after Rob and Sami were pronounced husband and wife. And that antique car… so lovely! I encourage you to carefully look at all of their fun details in this beautiful event today as it truly was their “best day ever” (cue cute cake topper!).

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Vendors:

  • Mandi M - I love this! The details are so awesome. Those flowers are gorgeous!

  • Nat Lewis - Stunning photography! Captured the day perfectly!

  • Ashlyn - What a perfect sweet southern wedding!

  • Crystal - Oh my goodness! This wedding is so gorgeous!! Love everything!

Virginia Hay Field Engagement as seen on Hill City Bride

Whew! After a long week, I’m ready to get casual and throw on some jeans and a comfy shirt for the weekend (and honestly, I can’t wait until “just throw on a cute dress season”, but that will obviously have to wait a while). Today’s engagement actually takes place at the groom-to-be’s Virginia farm, which is also the location where this couple will be saying their “I Do’s” soon. So fun! The farm makes a perfect backdrop for this adorable couple’s session by Natural Bliss Photography. And I also have to say that I love the shot of her ring on the barbed wire… it’s the perfect mix of rustic and glamorous. So, get ready for a stroll through the farm with this hay field e-session today. Enjoy!

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