The summer issue of C-VILLE Weddings is on stands now. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Five ideas we love. What’s trending in cakes. A local org to babysit during your wedding. Tips for buying the groom’s ring. Why rain on your big day isn’t necessarily a
It all started with location. Kendall Priddy and Tito Smith-Harrison knew they wanted to host their spring wedding at her family’s farm, Brushy Hill, and, from there, the whole “farm chic” theme took shape. “We both wanted to be dressed up, but relaxed and comfortable at the same time,” Kendall
“We wanted our wedding to embody all that we love about Charlottesville and Virginia,” says Laura. To that end, they incorporated it wherever they could: bluegrass music from The Bellevue Rhythmaires, plenty of Southern staples on the menu and a classic Virginia country club backdrop (with its
Narrowing down the look and feel of any occasion is a test—especially a wedding day!—and Claire and Will had as difficult a time as any. They ran through different theme options: Where The Wild Things Are? Boutique hotel? One that combined the beautiful with the beastly? “There were times,
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Take your cues from these brides on everything from transportation to wedding day décor. For your bouquet (above) Your wedding day might feel a little stressful, but this bride had a little trick to ease her way down the aisle: She included
It’s 45 minutes before the wedding ceremony. Your perfect up-do is up. Your airbrushed makeup is cover-model worthy. Your mother helps you slip into your custom-designed wedding gown, carefully laces it up and is tying the final bow when you hear it—the sound of priceless organza tearing. Your
It’s easy to go crazy with the scanner when you’re high on your engagement and planning a life together: That’s the throw pillow you’ll rest your head on while you watch movies together; that’s the wine cooler where you’ll store bottles for romantic nights in; that’s the toilet brush holder
Brangelina, Bennifer, Kimye. Celebrity gossip magazines were making Instagram-appropriate hashtags before hashtags were even a thing. Now it’s one of the most fun ways to inject personality into your big day (and wrangle your guests’ photos while you’re at it!). Here are a few we like from the
Not sure how to diplomatically ask that your guests’ children be excluded from your wedding? Hey, we don’t judge, but it might be easier just to hire a sitter. A new service is making that easy. Founded by child care professional Lisa Skillman in December 2014, Local Nanny Network guarantees
Ooohs and aaahs are normal for women’s wedding ring sets, but the same attention isn’t given to men’s wedding bands. In the spirit of gender equality, we spoke with Rob Matthews, store manager of Fink’s Jewelers, about the top five things men should know before buying their bling of wedded
After Kathy Watkins and her now wife moved to Orange, she decided to take a few months off from working before exploring the job market. “I got bored really fast,” she says, and when she saw a sign in a storefront for cake decorating classes, she signed up. “I come from a family of bakers […]
Only one thing stands between you and a perfect wedding day: your shoes. And we’re not talking comfort—we’re talking style! Think Louboutin. Think sparkle. Think like these brides, who had the good sense to put a little spring in their steps.
Candice Cloos said she met Patrick Haney the old-fashioned way: “in a dive bar.” Truth be told, she was trying to disentangle herself from a conversation with another man, when she noticed Patrick and shouted, “There you are!” “Without missing a beat, he played along that we knew each other,
Although they didn’t know it at the time, Katie Castillo and William Deibler spent their high school years in houses just a few miles away from each other. But it wasn’t until Katie had graduated from the University of Virginia and moved back home that mutual friends introduced her to William.
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Ask Rachel Stinson about the early days of her courtship with Nathan Vrooman, and she says, “We were covered in sticky grape juice for the first three months of our relationship.” Not surprising, considering the pair had moved to Charlottesville to help their parents start vineyards and
Three wedding photos sit on a small side-table in my parents’ home. The one of my mother, circa late 1960s, has held my wonder and awe since I was a child. Nearby are pictures of my sisters—just as beautiful and radiant as my mother. While mine isn’t there (because it doesn’t yet exist), my
Tavola cook Ian Redshaw fell in love with Allie McGrath when they were both students at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. The pair dated for six years, and last spring Ian decided it was time to propose. When asked why, he said simply, “She’s my everything.” And to make
“I do.” Those words have a special meaning for Dave Norris because when he hears them, his workday is coming to an end. Which is a very good thing, but not for the reason you’d guess: The former mayor of Charlottesville is a freelance wedding officiant, specially chosen to be the person who has
Look out on an empty field, and you’ll likely see trees and grass, perhaps some wildflowers and a wandering deer or two. Ben and Dickie Morris, however, take in a much bigger picture: Nestled amidst the natural setting, the Morrises envision a living/dining room, complete with cozy couches,