Caite Hamilton

Caite has been at C-VILLE since 2007, when she started as a part-time proofreader. Over the last 11 years, she's held the positions of Online Editor and Special Sections Editor. Currently the Special Publications Editor of C-VILLE, Caite oversees content in special issues and special publications (ABODE, Knife & Fork, C-VILLE Weddings, Unbound, C-BIZ, and Best of C-VILLE).

Audrey Nguyen and Ben Rosenblum were married on the courthouse steps on May 4. Photo: Meredith Sledge Photography

Love in the time of corona: With their planned weddings on hold, three local couples are making lemonade from lemons

It’s to be expected that one’s wedding day will include a few stressors—the guest shuttle didn’t arrive on time, there’s a stain on the bride’s veil, the band left a crucial instrument behind. What’s less predictable: A global pandemic shuts down the wedding altogether. Here are three local couples embracing the change. May the 4th […]

Clayton Butler. Photo: John Robinson

Bayou-inspired: The Batteau’s Clayton Butler takes a cue from his Louisiana upbringing

Clayton Butler admits that, since working as a dishwasher at Duner’s in the late ’90s, his culinary journey has been “trial by fire.” He’s traveled and trained throughout the United States, including at a Relais & Chateaux establishment in North Carolina, celebrity chef restaurants in Las Vegas, and destinations in Lake Tahoe.  The Batteau owner […]

White Wedding Bounce House provides wedding-appropriate bounce houses, complete with drapery and lighting. Photo: Jen Fariello

Bounce with me: A new vendor is shaking things up

After 15 years in the business and more than 1,000 weddings under their belts, Charlottesville makeup artist Anne Kibler and her husband, Nate, who owns Photo Booth of Charlottesville, were looking to add even more to the local wedding scene. “We wanted something that utilized our artistic and photographic experience,” Anne says. “Something unique.” What […]