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For some reason “hot” pink makes me so happy when it involves weddings. Maybe because it is such a playful color, and it just adds a pop while saying “fun” and “sweet” at the same time. That coupled with the fact that this posting is by the amazingly talented Crystal George of Crystal George Studios is what completes this lovely wedding. Enjoy this posting and Crystal’s sentiments below.

Ashley and Trey are high school sweethearts. Their wedding had fabulous details, and most importantly the day was abundantly full of love … not only Ashley and Trey’s love, but also the love that their two families share for each other.

Cake: Coffey Cakes

Florals: Rod Meek and Co

Photography: Crystal George Studios

Venue: Longwood University

Wedding Planner: Katie Lester

  • Zoe - Oh My this colour scheme is fabulous!

  • Alexandra/bWed Exclusive - Love the color combination! The picture of the bride and the flower is precious!! And the first dance photo is lovely!

  • Cindy - Love how the bride and flower girl both have pink shoes :)

  • Jennifer - Yay! I am glad that everyone likes the colors!!

  • Crystal - I love being featured by you. Yay for blog love!

  • Jennifer - Definitely! I enjoy featuring your beautiful work, too!!

  • Rachel Guelzo McLean (RS Exclusive) - Positively pretty in pink in every way! Gorgeous work as always, Crystal! :)

  • Rachael Eberle - I love the details and the set up for the reception. And you know your man is a keeper when he lets you use hot pink for your accent color! ;) Gorgeous!

The Hill City Bride advertisers are SUCH a fun and talented group, and I want you to know more about them (ok, this was also my sneaky way of finding out more about them myself, too!). They are great people, and I really feel like we have a Hill City Bride family … I love it!

The concept behind “10 in 10″ is to answer all 10 questions within 10 minutes using 10 words or less. Enjoy getting to know a little bit more about Allegra of Allegra’s Studio … she has such an amazing talent and an eye for what makes a great photo as you will see when you visit her website.

Here is her bio in her own words: I’m a storyteller except I tell my stories with pictures.  What would you like your story to say?

10 in 10 by Allegra

What is the one thing you miss about being a kid? Having time to read and imagine.

Do you have any phobias? Ticks.  Really any sort of bloodsucking creature but especially ticks.

If you had to change your name, what would you change it to? I don’t know!  I’ve never thought about it!  I’ve always liked the name Lucy but I don’t think “I” am one…

Cats or dogs? DOGS!

Name one thing on your “bucket list”. Just one?  See a real live polar bear in its natural environment.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? Horse trainer.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Homemade lemon ice cream (not sorbet)!

How many pairs of shoes do you own? My husband would mutter Imelda but let’s just say under 100?

Facebook or Twitter? Yes, you must choose. Facebook, no question.

What would be the title of your autobiography? Everywhere Is Home

Allegra’s photo was taken by her daughter, and Allegra also has an extensive hat collection … how fun! I encourage you to get to know her even more by clicking here to peruse the website of Allegra’s Studio and view her amazing work.


I love looking at wedding details, and I am taking it that you just might, too! A picture indeed does say a thousand words, and it is a lot of fun to be able to sit back and look at beautiful photos while drawing ideas from them for your own wedding or event. Robert and Jennifer’s wedding was captured by Jane Morice of Jane Bradley Photography, and it is great to see this couple so much in love! I wish them a bright and happy future together, and enjoy their images.

Wasn’t that a sweet wedding? I love Jane’s style and how she captured Robert and Jennifer’s day. If you would like to see more of their wedding photos, head on over to the blog of Jane Bradley Photography … you will be glad you did!

Catering – Flavours by Design

Photography – Jane Bradley Photography

Venue – Blue Ridge Community Church

Videography – Lynchburg Live

I love the HCB interns … they are excited about weddings and planning and blogging! When it comes to Madison White, she loves all three, plus she is planning her own wedding. She had the privilege of interviewing Jessica Brown, who is the founder and crafter behind the lovely items of Jesse Ciani. Enjoy Madison’s writing along with the showcase of beautiful accessories made by Jessica.


Each bride is looking for every detail to be perfect during their wedding day. Jessica Brown, founder of Jesse Ciani, took this to heart in creating her own business of combining unique wedding keepsakes with her love of fashion.

The name, Jesse Ciani, comes from Jessica’s first and middle names (Jessica Ciani). Jessica says of her mother, “She recently confirmed she got the name ‘Ciani’ from a movie she was watching back in Panama. As the closing credits rolled, she saw the name and fell in love with it.”

Jessica lived in New York, which is the fashion capital of the world, and worked at an elite wedding and evening gown designer, but she then decided to move with her husband and two sons to Sacramento, California and knew her career would change. Jessica knew that she was determined to pursue her dream and was able to do so.

Jesse Ciani offers a unique handmade collection that includes ring bearer pillows, flower girl baskets, wedding sashes/belts, photo albums, and more. Jessica makes these handmade collections with high quality fabrics, luxurious trims, and handmade embellishments.

Jessica enjoys fusing the old and new to create a vintage feel to her products, but she also researches the latest fashion in today’s world.

In knowing that many brides are looking for a special touch to create a memorable impression on their special day, Jessica welcomes custom orders to coordinate with a wedding’s theme and colors or the personal style of the bride. All the accessories are handmade by Jessica, and the details are very important to her.

Jessica was inspired when she began designing photo albums to showcase her family photos, which also showed her love of fashion, and it became a conversation topic for visitors that would come to her house when they saw them spread out on her coffee table.

After special order requests from her visitors and spreading her name through word of mouth, she decided to begin selling them. She then was asked to make a photo album for a friend of hers who was getting married, and she also made a ring bearer pillow and flower girl basket that complimented the beautiful photo album. Her friend was overwhelmed.

Clearly, Jessica Brown has the eye for fashion, is extremely creative, and keeps her designs fresh and unique by fusing old and new. Jesse Ciani products are handmade by Jessica in Sacramento, California, she welcomes orders via her website, and she will ship your beautiful finished design right to your location!

Be sure to browse the full website of Jesse Ciani by clicking here, and be ready to have fun browsing through her fun and beautiful bridal collection.

  • claire Gallam - These are so pretty!! ah!

  • Jessica Brown - Thanks Hill City Bride and Madison White for the awesome post. Love it!

  • Jennifer - Glad to feature your beautiful work, Jessica!

  • Jennifer - Glad you like them!! They are so elegant.

  • Erin Stribling - Greatsite! good content

  • Aurelia Peron - Merely wanna say that this is handy , Thanks for taking your time to write this.

Little girls dream of their wedding day … the day when they get to wear a beautiful gown and look their best, and today the “best” includes a lot of things to think about such as hair, makeup, nails, accessories … the list goes on!

I loved these pictures of Meagan as soon as I caught a glimpse of the ones that were taken at City View. She is so stunning, and her bridal look is spot on and flawless to say the least.

Heather Cheatham of Visions by Heather captured her images at City View in downtown Lynchburg … I actually did a get together for the Hill City Bride advertisers there last night, and we all had a wonderful time. It is a fun atmosphere, a beautiful view of the city and the food is delicious (I highly recommend the “white pizza bruschetta” … yummy!). Enjoy these gorgeous images captured there!

I saved my favorite image for last … again, Meagan makes such a gorgeous bride, and I wish her and her beau the best in the future. Heather, thank you again for sharing these with HCB. To view more of Meagan’s bridal session, take a look at the blog of Visions by Heather.

  • Rachael Eberle - Breathtaking photos, Heather! I never would have thought to use City View for a bridal shot, but they are stunning! By the way, it was great to meet you yesterday! :)

  • Linda Hall - Love Is In The Air - Wedding & Event Decor, Cakes & Catering - Meagan was breathtaking! Love Is In The Air was priviledged to have provided the decor for Meagan’s wedding reception at City View. We actually hung the champagne bubble curtains that she is photographed in front of for another reception a month earlier and after we hung those curtains, City View decided that they “belonged” on that front window and they bought them from us!

    Heather Cheatham (Visions by Heather) really caught magic in her lens with Meagan in front of those curtains. Meagan could be a cover girl – she is simply stunning! City View is beautiful – looking in and looking out!