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Awards season is here, so why not celebrate? Of course, these DIY wine charms can be personalized with anything, such as names, destinations, and the like, so feel free to be creative with these Oscars worthy, handmade charms.

Air Dry Clay DIY Wine Charms Oscars Party Golden Globes Reception | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog Handmade Craft


  • Michael - So cute. I like how it adds fun to the table and not only to the wine container. Great idea, as long as you have the appropriate raw materials.

  • Liz Bayardelle - These are so adorable and so easy to make! I can think of so many uses for them that don’t even involve wine glasses, come to think of it.

  • melissa major - These charms are brilliant, they would be perfect for parties and things like that, so much fun and also rather unique too

  • Elizabeth O - Looks so great as well as beautiful. Thanks for sharing the method. I will try it at home.

  • Gervin Khan - I like that wine charm it so unique and beautiful. I will try to make that as a gift for my sister. Thank you so much for sharing this method with us.

  • fashionandstylepolice - I like the look of the wine charm. So beautiful. I would like to have that here.

  • Enricoh Alfonzo - thanks for the tips and tricks shared.
    my mom and sister would love this!

  • Garf - So cute. Great addition to the table settings…

  • aisasami - I share this with my friend who owns a restaurant. She will be interested and might include it in special occasions.

  • John Sallie - Now this something my daughter would love. She loves to entertain with plenty of style.

  • Jenn - This is such a great idea! I love how easy they are to make, might have to have a go myself for an Oscars themed summer party!

When I first heard about this styled shoot, I couldn’t even fathom what a wedding would look like at the Lynchburg Hillcats baseball stadium. Once I saw it, I was truly amazed to see how the baseball theme was incorporated so beautifully and tactfully. There are so many lovely and creative ideas. I can’t wait for you to see!

Lynchburg Hillcats Baseball Styled Wedding Shoot | Hill City Bride Virginia Lynchburg Weddings Blog


  • Irene hill - How can I get this mag? I’d love to have a few.

  • Jennifer - Irene, hi! Are you local to Lynchburg, Roanoke, or Charlottesville? I can be sure you get some – or I could mail you a few. Let me know! My email is [email protected]. Thank you!

If you don’t know, my daughter got married in October. What a wonderful day! It was fun to plan and then see it all come together to create such lovely memories. We did a lot of DIY planning, which included using Etsy wedding vendors. I’d love to show you some of our projects today!

How We Used Etsy Wedding Vendors | Hill City Bride Wedding Blog


  • Cris - These are such amazing ideas! I really love those lavender cones!

  • Maysz - What a great plan for wedding and also the pictures are stunning 🙂

  • Lauren Porter - I had never thought about using Etsy to do so many DIY wedding bits, what an amazing job you all did – gorgeous photos!

  • Clarice - Etsy is a wonderful place to look for resources. I was able to use a couple of Etsy vendors too for my sons birthday party.

    Anyway, I shared your post to my best friend who’s about to get married. This is very helpful.

  • Monidipa Dutta - My sisters brother in law is getting married soon. This vendor thing will for sure help him.

  • David Elliott - I didn’t realize that Etsy had wedding vendors. If I had known such a thing back when I got married to my ex, she would have loved it. Was a great wedding nonetheless. And it looks like a beautiful wedding there.

  • fashionandstylepolice - Lovely bridal ideas here. I am a huge fan of anything rose gold. Rose gold earrings are so beautiful.

  • Hannah Marie - I would do this too if I’m getting married. haha! I love all the choices you made, so fab!

  • Christopher Mitchell - Well, I really wish I read this BEFORE I got married this summer, haha!

  • Gamma - Etsy – vendors? I did not know too?! Thank you for this information!

  • Jessica Camerata - What a beautiful wedding! Loving all the details especially the Junior Mints, my fav!

  • Colleen Wisniewski - Love the lavender sachets and the monogram napkins! So cute.

Spring means warmer temperatures, a little bit longer days, and pastel hues. And when it comes to weddings, sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit. And that is exactly what this team did with this beautifully styled shoot! I love the juxtaposition of using autumn tints as unique spring wedding colors. So gorgeous, and I can’t wait for you to see!

Autumnal Styled Shoot with Unique Spring Wedding Colors | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Liz Bayardelle - This is such a unique wedding for so many reasons! Her dress is so beautiful but isn’t one of the typical dresses you usually see, the color scheme is wonderful, and the pictures are fantastic!

  • Kemi - That cake is so divine with the floral arrangement! Simple but beautiful. Beautiful colours and I love her dress…and the flat lays are just BEAUTIFUL!! I love them all!

  • Steve Shakeshaft - I love the photography!
    My wife and I had a simple wedding so it always amazes me the effort others go to to make their day extra special 🙂

  • Eloise - I absolutely LOVE the Spring color wedding you’ve shown… It’s stunning! Your photos are beautiful and I would love a wedding like this some day.

  • aisasami - Wow, this is beautiful! I have never been to a themed wedding but I love this idea. I love her bouquet!

  • Karen Monica - I simply love every detail of this wedding. The dress, the cake and the flowers are all so beautiful.

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and that means it’s time to get creative and come up with fun ideas for your love. Well, take a peek at these inexpensive date ideas that you can do any time of year (well, at least when it’s chilly for some!) that are sure to create memories and keep you on budget.

Inexpensive Date Ideas for Valentines Day and Beyond Budget Friendly Dates | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog Valentine


  • Elizabeth van der Bij - So many great ideas! Thanks!!

Are you planning an engagement session? I hope so! Many wedding vendors and former brides will tell you that it’s a great idea. It helps you to relax in front of the camera along with aiding you and your photographer to get used to each other. It sets you up for success for the big day! This rustic farm engagement session is just one example of a lovely time with an adorable couple who clearly enjoy each other’s company.

Rustic Farm Engagement Session | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Weddings Blog


  • Michael - Great setting really. It doesn’t matter where you do it but if your people are good.. They’ll produce. I like the color especially. seems so peaceful

  • Gena - This photoshoot looks so beautiful! A friend of mine got engaged last night and I feel like she should have one, especially here in Texas!

  • Surekha Busa - The pictures are so nice.. I really love how they are so comfortable with the camera.

  • Geraline Batarra - These photos are so lovely.. You did a good job, they look so sweet and sophisticated with each of the photos.

  • Liz - Wow! A very refreshing and lovely view. What a perfect idea for a prenup or engagement session. I had been seeing ideas about this type of session but this one looks natural and fresh.

  • Lyosha - looks so romantic and sweet! farm makes everything feels like home even if you have never been a farm girl(like me). great photos too!

  • Monidipa Dutta - The colors are really somber and pretty and the photography is indeed awesome. As usual Wow.

  • Gill Trotman - Great photography skills! The lighting in each photo truly enhances the beauty of the young couple. It’s also nice to see how they brought their personality to the camera (as seen in the college jersey photos) and weren’t afraid to be themselves in front of the lens. Nice post! Thanks for sharing.

  • vidya - simply beautiful – each and every pic.. seeing photos like these make me want to drag myself and the family out to do a photoshoot like this

  • Whitney Kutch - What beautiful pictures! I feel like you really captured their personalities! <3

  • Razena - I really loved the close up photos of the ring on the flowers. It is such an idyllic and beautiful setting, perfect for lovers.

  • Tescha Chetty - Wow. I kept browsing your website. It is so pretty. I love the colours that you use and the photography is simply gorgeous:)

  • Jocelyn Brown - What gorgeous photos and the photographer captured the love and sweetness this couple has for each other. Love everything!

  • Laura Dove - Ohh wow these are gorgeous ! What a great setting and the lighting is beautiful at this time of year! I love how happy they look!

  • fashionandstylepolice - What a cute photoshoot. I love the photos a lot. That ring is simply stunning.

  • Christopher Mitchell - Oh wow, those pictures are absolutely beautiful! Great stuff!

It’s February, and that means that Valentine’s Day is upon us! And if you are searching for Valentine’s Day cocktails, just end your search now! Featuring flavors of coffee and chocolate, these can satiate any sweet tooth. Plus, they are frozen, so it gives you even more of an excuse to snuggle up to your love.

This post is in collaboration with SakeOne, a US-based company that produces amazing sake!

Valentines Day Cocktails Frozen Milkshake Sake Coffee | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog Drink Recipes Valentine


  • Brandy - These look like delicious cocktails to enjoy for Valentine’s Day! I’d totally try them over here on my kid-free weekend.

  • fashionandstylepolice - These are so beautiful. Great for Valentine’s Day. I would love some of these for myself.

  • David Elliott - I would have any and all of these. But the sake kissed milkshake sounds too amazing. I’m definitely going to have to try this out.

  • Bob - Wonderful post!
    My wife and I got married at Paradise Wedding Chapel and I highly recommend it!

When I think of Virginia and quintessential traditional colors, blue comes to mind, of course! And Chris and Jennifer perfectly executed their wedding using this classic hue. I know you will get a lot of ideas from this blue outdoor wedding in Alexandria, VA. Enjoy!

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Blue Outdoor Wedding in Alexandria Virginia with Perfect Details | Hill City Bride Blog for Ideas and Inspiration


  • Erin Tetterton - This is beautiful! Love the images you chose. 🙂 ….and that blue is PERFECT.

  • Jennifer - Thank you for sending it my way!! There is SO much to love about their big day. So so pretty – and so much thought in the details (and the photography of them, too!).

Valentines Day is just around the corner, and that means gift giving! This year give something heartfelt (get it?) to your significant other or even your friends with our heart inspired gifts for Valentines Day.

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Heart Inspired Gifts for Valentines Day | Hill City Bride Virginia Wedding Blog


  • Karla - I’d love to have those PEGBOARD SHELVES! They are perfect for my room. I love this list. I didn’t know heart-shaped tea bag exists!

  • Life of Nomads - Love love these ideas!!! Thank you for posting ideas about guy and girls and YOURSELF! how cute is that idea?! The tea bags are so perfect for me and hubby. We love tea nights on non-alcohol nights =)

  • Nina - I think my favorite out of all of them are the peg shelves. They look like they’d really come in handy. They’re also just so cute!

  • Jade - Oh I love the heart shaped tea bags! It can bring you comfort and warmth and it’s cute!

  • Staying Afloat - Love the uniqueness and originality of some of these gifts! Also, the DIY component of some of them is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  • fashionandstylepolice - Great gifts for Valentine’s Day. I am feeling very inspired now. Need to get my gifts sorted.

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