As American As National Apple Pie Day

Do you love classic apple pie recipes? Yum! With flaky apple pie crust and cinnamon-spiked fruit, it can be a real treat. For those who want to get specific about the type of dessert they are celebrating, each May holds National Apple Pie Day – not to be confused with National Pie Day or National Pi Day. Whether you choose to make your grandmother’s easy apple pie recipe or head out for a slice, here are a few places around the country that serve up their sweets with style!

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Breakfast Wedding Reception with Beautiful Belgian Waffle Cakes

Do you love brunch food? Well, there are so many great ways to incorporate them into your wedding day! Bekah and Jason chose to have a breakfast wedding reception with the most delectable Belgian waffle cakes. They are so lovely. What a fabulous way to incorporate a favorite food into their special day.

Fredericksburg Virginia Breakfast Wedding Reception with Beautiful Belgian Waffle Cakes | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog

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Engagement Photos – 3 Reasons to Have Engagement Sessions

When you get engaged there are so many things to think about. After all, you have a wedding to plan! But don’t leave out taking engagement photos. Many photographers work with you on engagement session pricing – or even include a session – if you book them for your wedding day, so don’t miss the opportunity to work with your photographer.

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Adorable Social Distancing Wedding at Old City Cemetery

Times definitely are different now, but I really appreciate the brides who are sending their stories to encourage others as they are planning. Kelsey and Nick’s wedding caught my eye on social media. Their adorable smiling faces and the purple flowers just made me happy! Hopefully seeing their social distancing wedding at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg will make you feel the same way.

Social Distancing Wedding During Coronavirus | Old City Cemetery Wedding | Lynchburg VA

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Minimalistic Gifts for Mom for Mothers Day & Beyond

Mother figures are important and can take on many forms. Biological mothers. Grandmothers. Mentors. Friends. Adopted moms. They are meaningful to us, and there is no better time to celebrate them than on Mothers Day – and your wedding day, of course! If you are searching for minimalistic gifts for mom, I compiled a list of some of the best Mothers Day gifts around for the lady who loves minimalism. Have fun with my choices of unique gifts for mom!

Minimalistic Gifts for Mom | Mother of the Bride | Mother of the Groom | Hill City Bride Virginia Weddings

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Getting Married at Home – a Front Porch Wedding

For couples who are facing the impact of having their weddings scheduled during COVID-19, one option is getting married at home. It may seem like the simplest wedding ever. But it creates a sense of intimacy and love in a place that is meaningful. One option for an at-home wedding is to host a backyard wedding. This couple chose just the opposite and opted to have their ceremony on the front porch with beautiful results.

Getting Married at Home Front Porch Wedding | Hill City Bride Virginia Weddings

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Fighting Fair with Your Significant Other

Dating, engagement, wedding planning, and being a newlywed are all exciting times of life. Although we like to think of them as blissfully happy – and they are for the most part – you still may have an argument or two pop up. Yikes! Oftentimes unfair fighting in a relationship can tear at its very fibers, so it’s best to have a plan for fighting fair. Avoid unfair fighting techniques, and have a plan of attack before one even starts.

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Lovely Ravens Roost Wedding During Coronavirus

Some couples desire a small, intimate wedding with just a few family and friends. Today’s story is that of a couple whose wedding date was already in a bit of flux. Having a baby on the way encouraged them to move it up a bit. Their Ravens Roost wedding has stunning views, lovely florals, and – of course – love.

Ravens Roost Wedding Overlook Coronavirus | Hill City Bride Virginia Weddings

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Wedding Reception Ideas to Ensure That Guests Have Fun

The focus of wedding ceremonies is all about the couple getting married. That focus doesn’t change much during the reception. All of your guests take part in the after-party,  and you want to make sure that it is enjoyable and memorable for them. Check out these wedding reception ideas to make sure that your guests have tons of fun!

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Intimate White Wedding During Coronavirus

Do you love a soft, white wedding color palette? Muted tones and pastel hues allow this couple and their gorgeous wedding to take center stage. Even in the midst of a pandemic. Many brides and grooms are making changes to their original wedding plans. It’s possible to do so with gorgeous results!

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