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Hello friends! It’s gift-giving time, and I have a few personalized gifts for newlyweds that will knock their socks off. Whether you need a gift for the holidays, the actual wedding, or just for fun, here are 8 customized gifts that feature the bride and groom. So fun!!

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Personalized Gift Ideas for Newlyweds Couples | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Liz Bayardelle - Oh my goodness, these are all so adorable! My best friend just got married this past November and I have half a mind to give her all of these for Christmas.

  • Melissa - This is such a great list! I really love the stamp that is such a unique idea.

  • Laura Dove - Those paper dolls are adorable!! I love these ideas, all so personal and unique! Saving for future reference!

  • Regularlee - My favorite is the embroidery ones. I’d love to get those!

  • Surekha Busa - Wow, that’s all cute ideas. I wanna make one with my baby. I wanna have it all. But the water color thing is really my beat.

  • Chloe @callmecoco.co - These are amazing ideas, I love the cookie cutters and the stamps!

  • Aia - This is great. So timely. My cousin will get married this Christmas and I don’t know what to buy them. I guess I will try the Cross Stitch Couple.

  • Michael Satterfield - These are really cool, giving me some gift ideas for the couples in my life. Also good to keep in mind if I have a future wedding…

  • Jessica Lynn Martin - My brother in law is getting married at the end of this month. We are still looking for a gift for him and his bride to be. These are some really sweet and beautiful ideas.

This DIY heirloom wedding is filled with details that mean so much. Why? Well, this happens to be a wedding that I was highly involved in at The Aviary in Lynchburg Virginia. Family weddings always take on such a special tone, and get ready to bear with me as I share how special this day really was!

Vintage Heirloom DIY Wedding at the Aviary in Lynchburg Virginia Purple Lavender | Hill City Bride Wedding Blog


  • Liz Bayardelle - This was obviously such a wonderful and lovely event! I absolutely loved the first look series (both of them) and the way you did front/back shots of all the bridesmaids!

  • Laotia - Those pictures are amazing and the venue looks nice as well. I really like how these photographs have captured the groom and bride, they look so happy.

  • Vicki Warner - Jennifer, Everything is so elegant and lovely. So many special touches. Just beautiful!
    Aubrey looks so happy, as does Jacob. Give them our best wishes in their life journey together.


  • Zina - Such a romantic post, with amazing photos! I love the preparation before the wedding and I have spent these moments with my beloved friends and family of course! Such a beautiful post!

  • Jennifer - Thank you so much, Vicki!!! It was such a fun day. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hard to believe you watched her so many years ago!

  • Ann F. Snook-Moreau - Purple is my favorite color so I am loving the flowers and cake! I also like the groomsmen’s style. Congrats to your whole family!

  • Laura Dove - Oh WOW what beautiful photographs! What a gorgeous wedding, those flowers are so beautiful too!

  • Karla - Congratulations on the wedding of your daughter. She really looks happy! Kudos to the whole team. This is one of the prettiest wedding I’ve ever seen.

  • Jessica Lynn Martin - The pictures of the wedding are gorgeous! The whole wedding team did a wonderful job. I love the shade of purple that was chosen. Congratulations to the couple!!

  • Nadia Hasan - First of all Congrats!!! What a huge milestone for your family! The wedding decor, attention to detail, pictures all have come together beautifully. I like how it was simple yet elegant, with the perfect blend of personal touches.

  • Gill Trotman - This is hands down one of the best DIY weddings I have ever seen. The ceremony, venue, and reception seemed so elegant, and there was so much thought put into every little detail. The bride and groom look so happy! Congratulations!!

  • Dalene Ekirapa - Aaaw! This is so beautiful! They are such a cute couple and I really wish them all the best. I’ve never heard of a DIY wedding but wow! They did it here!

Pink is a favorite color all year round! And this shoot incorporates it beautifully. With fun touches like pink donuts and a beautiful hair change, I hopeย you experience no ordinary love in pink today!

No Ordinary Love in Pink Styled Shoot | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Monidipa Dutta - The photographs are beautiful. I must say you have great talent. Impressive. You have left me speechless as usual..

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra - What a lovely wedding photo shoot! The flowers are amazing! I love the map, the donuts, and the three-tiered cake! Beautiful couple too! You definitely captured every moment, every emotion in such an artistic way!

  • Rhian Westbury - What stunning photos, I love the bold pink colours throughout. Everything is stunning from the flowers to the cake and the outfits x

  • Nina Nichols - As always, your pictures are stunningly beautiful! They exude too much emotions. So romantic. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mimi - Thank you for publishing our styled shoot! This awesome team of vendors braved chilly temps and crazy windy conditions to make this come to life (although you wouldn’t even know it by looking at the pictures)! We are very honored to have been featured!

I adore weddings with an antique vibe, and this vintage wedding styled shoot is no exception! With hues of blue, white and gold, a historic inn is the backdrop for this beautifully styled event.

Boxwood Inn Vintage Wedding | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • ZehraVictoria - I am in love with this wedding theme! Especially the blue and golden accents are great. I can’t wait til I can plan my own wedding one day!

  • Norafiqin Hairoman - We are planning for our wedding right now and this post is great! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  • Monidipa Dutta - The photographs are beautiful. I must say you have great talent. Impressive. You have left me speechless..

  • Paula - The lighting, the props, and couple look great. These photos are so crisp and clear! I love it.

  • blair villanueva - This wedding is such a gorgeous moment. I like their choices and theme. Classic!

  • Whitney Kutch - How beautiful! I love the attention to detail – the invitations and flowers are absolutely gorgeous!

  • Karen Monica - I simply love the photographs. A beautiful choice of them and everything just blends in perfectly

  • Surekha Busa - I love everything about this wedding, from the bride up to their receptions set up are so beautiful.

  • David Elliott - The wedding photographs are beautiful. I love things vintage anyway. I really love the grooms outfit. It’s just so much fun.

  • Chinedu - This looks stunning! Wow. I love the decor…the flowers, it really makes the day special and memorable. I’m sure the wedding photos were great!

  • Gervin @ Hip Mama's Place - I love the idea of a vintage wedding, what lovely photos! I think that the photography is perfect, great memories captured using this theme.

Ok, folks – I haven’t been saying a lot about this because, even though this is my blog, it’s not all about me. But, I need to give you fair warning that there will be a LOT of photos coming up for one particular wedding and the events that surround it. Why? Well, because my very own daughter is getting married. So exciting! And, of course, with a wedding comes stationery and my daughter loved the selection at Minted. You’ll see her choice below along with a bit about our experience ordering Minted wedding invitations.

Hill City Bride is a Minted partner, and a purchase made through one of our links goes to help our blog and could quite possibly help pay for a wedding.

Minted Wedding Invitations | Hill City Bride Wedding Blog


  • Karen Monica - I just love the invitation. A perfect choice. Congratulations to your daughter. I am sure you are a very excited mother

  • Momsfy - These are some really adorable wedding invitations. Also, with so many customisation options available, we can get what we really want. Thanks for letting us know about it.

  • Kari @The He Said She Said Experience - They are lovely, really unique too. Congratulations!

  • Tonya Morris - Your invitations are just beautiful! I just got married last month and thought the invitations were such an important part of our wedding!

  • fashionandstylepolice - I like sites that are easy to navigate. The last thing I need is wasting time trying to figure out what I need to do when placing an order.

  • Razena - The invitations look fabulous and I can’t wait to see the wedding photos. Although I never had any fancy wedding invitations we did do them for my brother’s wedding. Unfortunately, he insisted that his wife’s cousin do the printing and it turned out nothing like we wanted ๐Ÿ™

  • Kate - Is her name really Prince?? How funny and great at the same time is that! And of course lovely cards.

  • Melissa Bradbury - I bet you are so excited about your daughter’s wedding. I would be the same. Those invitations are gorgeous too!

  • Jennifer - Ha yes! She’s my daughter, and our last name is Prince. It’s a fun name! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jennifer - Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that. Sometimes family means well but it’s not the best option. So sorry! ๐Ÿ™

  • Monidipa Dutta - Your invitations are just beautiful! Next month I’m getting married and I feel how important invitations are.

  • Nina Nichols - Congratulations and best wishes on the wedding of your daughter! I am sure this will be a gorgeous wedding and the photos will be as amazing as the other pictures you took before!

  • Aiai Damigo - Congratulations and best wishes. The invitation really looks great. I like the details and the style!

  • Bushra - The invitation looks awesome… <3 Congratulations on the wedding of your daughter… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • blair villanueva - OMG these invitations are so glamorous like the wedding per se! It gives very good impressions to the guests and for keepsake especially documenting it online.

  • Azlin Bloor - I love these invitations, they are young cheerful and vibrant! had a quick look at Minted’s site, and you are right, the have such wonderful stuff and ideas! Have a fabulous time at your daughter’s wedding, I’m sure it will go swimmingly well!

  • Jennifer - Thank you! It’s an exciting time for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rosey - Everything you mentioned matters. The most important thing after quality though, is that the site is easy to navigate. If I’m on a site that frustrates me, I don’t care how high the quality is, I’m out. Good to know about Minted!

  • Ali Ash - You’ve really thought out of the box with these invitations. They are beautiful. How thoughtful for parents to offer such lovely invitations to their children who are getting married.

  • Chinedu - Minted wedding invitations sound great! I love how personal and cheerful it looks and the involvement of the workers in the design (in terms of recommendations).

  • Cristina - These are gorgeous invitations. They get everyone so excited for the big day!

I adore creative locations! And this brewery wedding styled shoot takes place at a place that has lovely light, brick walls, and outdoor fun. With so many adorable details, there are lots of ideas for your own event including…waffles!

Adorably Detailed Brewery Wedding Styled Shoot | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Nina Nichols - Glamorous pictures and lovely dress! You’re definitely right about the windows allowing so much natural light which added to the beauty of the brick wall.

  • Tonya Morris - All of these photos are absolutely stunning! The food looked amazing. I just got married a few weekends ago!

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN - These are all beautiful and very creative pictures. I love the ring is pretty stunning isn’t it!

  • Monidipa Dutta - All the pictures are absolutely amazing. And wedding at brewery is a creative idea indeed. I love the ring. The photos are very cool, well planned and well clicked.

  • Christina | From Under a Palm Tree - Omg I love all of this so much! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a wedding being at a brewery! But that’s so awesome. I love all the attention to detail, everything was so cute!

  • Jaime - What a cool wedding location! These shots are so beautiful! Love how different and unique it is!!! XO, Jaime

  • Wendy - Wow. Such beautiful photos. The ring is perfect! and the theme is rather unique. Love it!

  • Elizabeth O - What absolutely beautiful photos. This is such a lovely location and really unique indeed.

  • melissa major - my goodness, these photos are so creative, I am amazed! Looks like a great location with lots of nice food

  • Karen Monica - Love all the photos. Looks so stunning and glamorous. I love the flowers and the cake!!

Planning to propose (or to be proposed to, ladies)? Picking out a ring can be a tough decision – after all, having a ring that is timeless, lovely, and of good quality is important. The brideย will wear it on her finger for a lifetime! When making that decision, choosing earth mined diamond engagement rings that are natural is definitely a smart way to go, which is why I partnered with Primestyle to show you how easy it can be!

Natural Earth Mined Diamond Engagement Rings | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Nina Nichols - I have the simple diamond ring for our engagement and it’s the best jewelry I have. Diamonds will always remain FOREVER.

  • Lexa Fish - Um, yes! I’ve got a very simple wedding band me and my husband exchanged that has each others names on it and nothing else. Definitely going to be dropping hints about some diamonds for the next anniversary!

  • Monidipa Dutta - These rings are really very pretty. I always go for simple ones. I know I may sound weird but I live to buy my own diamonds even if I get married ever I would like to buy my own diamond ring.

  • Ty - These diamond rings are so beautiful. I love the idea of natural and also humane. I’m interested to learn more.

  • Papajackph - Loving your jewelry style. I am a wedding planner and your work will give me ideas about how to advise my future clients.

  • Pooja Kumari - It’s said for a reason that diamonds are women’s best friend. All these designs are beautiful and evergreen.

  • Elizabeth O - There are some really stunning rings here and it is so awesome that they are earth minded too!

When it comes to weddings, blue is such a classic color. And I adore the Wedgewood tones in this Waynesboro wedding. With pink accents and a gorgeous farm setting, this event is definitely one for the books!

Waynesboro Wedding Blue | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • PAD - Such a Romantic wedding, love the couple, both are looking great! Best wishes!

  • Karla - What a wonderful wedding. I love the pastel colors and the smiles on their faces! The bride really stood out!

  • Apolline - Lovely wedding setting, beautiful colors. It is too beautiful for words…did I forget the rings?

  • Monidipa Dutta - The bride looks mesmerizing and both of them look so much in love. Your clicks are as usual incredible.

  • Jessica Martin - I love and adore wedding pictures. I love the colors. We did a royal blue for our wedding. The pictures are just so beautiful of this wedding. Congratulations to the couple.

  • melissa cushing - This is such a stunning post and your photography is amazing. I loved this entire look and the beautiful pops of blue throughout. Very pretty and simplistic which is totally my style.

  • Prateek Goel - The couple is so adorable. The bride looks gorgeous, the bridegroom looks smart and off-course other members looks amazing. Hat’s off to wedding photographers.

  • Acha Mercy - The colors are without comparison. This bride is so lovely and her girls too. I wish I was there, lol.

  • Geraline Batarra - Such a very beautiful wedding, from the wedding dress up to their reception are all perfect and beautiful!

  • Jiya - The bride looks like a fairy. Her simple yet adorable looks like so much blessed. I am sure the preparation the theme decor takes a lot of effort – this reminds me of my wedding where the preparation started 3 months before. Indian weddings have so many rituals you see.

  • Laura Dove - WOW!! This is just stunning and your photographs are breathtakingly beautiful! I love the colours here and the theme, it makes me want to get married again!

  • cato - Looks like a great wedding. Nice photos! The photographer did great with the composition!

  • fashionandstylepolice - Lovely wedding photos. The dresses are simply beautiful. Everything looks so perfect. I am green with envy!

  • David Elliott - It is certainly a beautiful wedding there. I really do love the blues there. They are simple and elegant dresses and the men look great too.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc - I love looking at wedding photographs. It is true that a woman is at her most beautiful on her wedding day. This wedding set up is just perfection at its finest.

Ok, I’m going to be frank here. I live in an area that is a little bit…behind in the trends. Thankfully, Pinterest and blogs are available to everyone all over the world, so styles and information are more readily available…but that also means that people tire quickly of trends. What a conundrum! When it comes to your wedding tabletop ideas, I have a few suggestions of small changes to make that can be high impact (and some easier on the budget!). Take a peek!

Simple High Impact Wedding Tabletop Ideas | Hill City Bride Wedding Blog


  • LiveLoveAndAdventure - Such cute ideas! Sometimes little touches can make a big difference, and it’s not always about how much money you spend. Inexpensive can be beautiful as well!

  • Anita | Simplisticly So - Great ideas, for any table decor, really! They will come in handy the next time I’m hosting. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really liked the black and gold plate with the checkered napkin.

  • Sania Ahmed - These are really classy… I recently got married otherwise would have definitely taken some idea from these. Nevermind I will bookmark this for my sister’s wedding ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Nina - I definitely agree about Pinterest and blogs. You can be anywhere in the world and get inspiration. I love the napkins in these ones. They’re so perfect and really set the tone for the wedding guests.

  • Monidipa Dutta - Simple yet pretty. If I ever plan to get married then I will keep these in mind.

  • Melissa Bradbury - There are some stunning pictures and great tips on this page. I love the arrangements!

  • John Sallie - Count me in for both Greenery and Feel of Found. I love the feel of natural.

  • Adam Brock - Beautiful! Nice resource here for wedding ideas. The artful arrangements and designs were fun to look at.

  • Abira Nasir - So elegant and classy. I love all the suggestions – especially choose the same but different. Adding green to your decoration is also a good idea if you really want to keep your decoration alive and happy.

  • Jelena - What wonderful ideas for a perfect dinner. I’ll have to use some and be romantic again!

  • Mayuri Saxena - These are some really cute ideas. I am going to take some inspiration from these tabletop ideas and use it when I host a party. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • David Elliott - Some of these wedding centerpieces are amazing. I really love the elegance of them as well as the simplicity of the design. so beautiful.

  • Chinedu - I love this post! It has given me ideas for weddings, dinner parties…anniversaries. I like the greenery idea and the creativity with the napkins. Nice ideas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • fashionandstylepolice - I am loving the wedding tabletops ideas here. It is making me want to get married again.

  • Jean - These are some really lovely ideas for wedding tables! I had so much fun creating mine for my wedding.

  • Ali Rost - We went to a wedding last year where they had Legos in a bowl in the middle of the table. I couldn’t tell who had more fun with them, the kids or the adults! xx

  • Nidhi Fouzdar - I really love this post. Next year I am having the wedding of my cousin. I’ll pin down this post for wonderful ideas to be executed at her wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nicole Anderson | Camping for Women - Some really lovely ideas included here. I personally like the classic and elegant approach to decorations at a wedding. You really can’t go wrong with that and you have certainly shown some wonderful pieces in this post.

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