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Inspired by the Sistine Chapel, this wedding inspiration is for the fine art bride. Lush florals, sumptuous textures, and a touch of the divine set this wedding at Early Mountain apart!

Wedding at Early Mountain Vineyards

November 16, 2023

Bride sitting on a loveseat covered in flowers holding a pomegranate at Early Mountain Vineyards

Do I need a wedding planner? How much does a wedding planner cost? What does a wedding planner do? I answer these questions and more. A must read for any newly engaged couple!

A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring a Wedding Planner

January 24, 2023

Bride enters white wedding chapel.

Take a peek at this luxe Estate at River Run wedding for inspiration for your big day! A must read for couples getting married in Virginia.

Luxe Estate at River Run Wedding

June 23, 2024

Wedding bouquet on vespa at Estate at River Run

Should you tip your vendors?The short answer is yes!! However, the longer answer is it depends. Keep reading for the full wedding vendor tip guide!

Wedding Vendor Tip Guide: To Tip or Not to Tip: Wedding Vendor Tip Guide

August 23, 2023

Get a peek at Lizzie and Cole’s green and white vineyard wedding. A must read for couples looking for inspiration for your own Charlottesville wedding!

Lizzie + Cole’s Valley Road Vineyard Wedding

June 21, 2023

Black and white photo of bride and groom embracing covered in her veil.

“You should look like you on your wedding day. You are beautiful in your own skin.” Learn how to get that perfect wedding makeup with Evergreen Beauty owner, Lyssa!

How to Get Perfect Wedding Makeup

May 4, 2023

Do you dream of a destination wedding, but dread the idea of planning a cross continental wedding? Get a behind the scenes look to inspire you with a destination wedding in the Virginia Wine Region.

Roman Holiday: Destination Wedding in the Virginia Wine Region

March 28, 2023

Newlyweds in vintage black corvet driving into the sunset

Is every vineyard venue starting to blend together? Don’t worry! There is a venue for you. Read to find out my picks for the 5 best unique wedding venues in Virginia!

5 Unique Wedding Venues in Virginia

March 6, 2023

Stone manor house with a bridal couple embracing in the driveway

Must read for newly engaged couples! Your fairytale wedding awaits at The Estate at River Run. Read and see our tour and review of this RVA wedding venue!

Venue Tour and Review: The Estate at River Run

February 20, 2023

Brick estate surrounded by rolling hills and a circle drive.

Catch up with the ladies of Lemon Drop and see what we have going on, and what’s in store this year!

January in Review

February 6, 2023

Monogrammed L and D logo with lemon at the center

Take a tour of Hazy Mountain Vineyard and Brewery, and discover everything you need to know before you book Charlottesville’s latest wedding venue.

Hazy Mountain Vineyard and Brewery: A Wedding Venue Review and Tour

January 30, 2023

Lamppost in front of mountain view