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Ok, well maybe “with a twist” is not the only blog title description we could use … it could be a twist, a wrap or a tuck. Let us introduce you to the most fantastic idea for bridesmaids’ dresses ever. Behold, the convertible dress by Butter by Nadia.

A covertible dress can be worn in a plethora of ways (they say 15!), which is sure to delight any attendant. These dresses are available in two fabric choices (jersey and satin), and they are designed to fit ladies from size 2 to 16 … as in one dress will fit a size two or a size sixteen!!  Imagine not having to fret over sizing and alterations.

One of the best features about this gown is the fact that a bride can choose her color, and then let her bridesmaids decide how they want to wear the dress. It gives women the choice to express their own personal style while still being congruent with the other attendants. In our opinion, it is a win-win for both the bride and her bridesmaids!

The Signature Jersey dress (in red below) comes in 27 colors, and the  Signature Satin dress (in gray below) has 22 available colors.


Lastly we wanted you to see this cute dress, the LuLu Dress, that can be worn four ways. What an adorable dress for a bridesmaid or even for someone attending a wedding as a guest. Many of Butter by Nadia‘s designs are convertible, and we would love for you to check them out.

Although these are not available in Lynchburg (yet), check out Church Street Bridal and Church Street Couture along with Celebration Bridal for your special occasion dressing needs. Also, don’t forget about our giveaway!!

*All photos are property of  Butter by Nadia.*

  • Rachel McLean - Oh my goodness, I LOVE the black and white number. ADORABLE!

    What a fun blog post!

  • Jennifer - I know!! I want to figure out which one of these I want to get b/c it is the ULTIMATE in dresses. Pick a favorite color and wear it so many ways. Choices, choices!!!

  • angie - i love the black and white dress, too!

  • Candace - A bride knows what she wants for her wedding — I love this dress saw it on the show My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. It will make any body type look good.

Ok, I think it is time for another giveaway! This one has been in the works for a while, but Jennifer of Funki Folk Art had a baby in September, so I wanted to be sure to be able to promote her lovely signage once she was up and running again … congrats, Jennifer!! I am very excited to introduce Funki Folk Art to you, and thank you, Jennifer, for being willing to share such a lovely giveaway with the readers of Hill City Bride.

Putting personalization into a wedding is something that many brides are incorporating, and what is better than a personal touch that also serves as a keepsake? That is where the adorable signage of Funki Folk Art Signs comes in.

No matter how many tables are at your reception, you can have the numbers really stand out by having them designed for you. These would even be great for an event venue to have on hand for their brides to borrow.

Imagine leading your guests in the right direction with a personalized wedding sign, and it would also make a great keepsake. So cute!!

Signage can also include the wedding date along with the names of the couple. I can picture the bottom sign hanging in a couple’s house to commemorate their special day. So sweet!

This sign looks so sweet hanging from a gate or even a tree for an outdoor ceremony. Adorable!

These “Mr” and “Mrs” signs are perfect for hanging on the newlyweds’ chairs at the reception, aren’t they? After the wedding they can be hung on sides of the bed or even off of kitchen chairs.

And now after showing off some of her great work, we come to our giveaway … this cute “Just Married” sign.  Be sure to check these out on Etsy along with all of the other fun things that Funki Folk Art can personalize for your special day.

So, here is the skinny on how to enter for this great giveaway, and you can enter multiple times if you follow the guidelines below (be sure to post separate comments each time you do one of the instructions):

1. Comment on this post telling me what you would want on your sign.

2. Tweet the link to this post.

3. Follow Hill City Bride on Twitter.

4. Put the link to this post on facebook.

5. Fan HCB on facebook.

6. If you have a blog, blog about this post, and then come back and comment along with leaving the link to your blog post.

7. Subscribe to the RSS feed.

8. Subscribe to HCB via email.

9. Click on one of HCB’s wonderful vendors, and come back to tell me who you clicked on and why … fun!!

10. If you have another cool way to get the word out about this post, feel free to do so!

Thanks so much to Funki Folk Art for doing such a fun giveaway for Hill City Bride. This giveaway will run through Thanksgiving week and end on Monday the 29th at 11:59 pm. A full 10 days, but be sure to enter now!

Sorry to those who are email and RSS subscribers as this was a duplicate posting, but it was necessary as the original posting would not link. Oh, the wonders of modern technology. Thanks for understanding!!

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