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How to Plan the Perfect Proposal

You've found the love of your life and you're ready to take the next step. Congratulations! Proposing marriage is a big deal and it's natural to want everything to be perfect. After all, this is one of the most important moments of your life! Here are some tips on how to plan the perfect proposal. 1. Pick a romantic location. This is one of the most important parts of planning a perfect proposal. Think about a place that is special to both of you. Maybe it's where you had your...

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5 Hot Winter Bouquet Trends for Brides

If you're planning a winter wedding, choosing a stunning floral selection will warm up the day. Here are 5 hot trends to keep in mind when choosing the perfect blooms for your winter wonderland wedding. 1. Roses are always a classic choice. Look for varieties with deep red and burgundy shades to add a splash of color to your winter bouquet. Add sprigs of evergreens for added texture.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jess Wysopal (@walkingwindfarmandflorist) 2. Get creative with seedpods. Seedpods add a unique touch to any bouquet, and...

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The Best Gifts to Give Your Wedding Party

Your wedding day is a special day not just for you, but for your wedding party as well. They have stood by you through thick and thin and will be there to support you on your big day. So, what do you get them to say thank you? Here are a few ideas for the best gifts to give your wedding party. For the Maid of Honor: The maid of honor has a big job on her hands. Not only is she responsible for helping you plan the wedding, but...

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Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

Congratulations on your engagement! The wedding planning process can be daunting, but it's all worth it in the end. Once you've tied the knot, you'll be jetting off on your honeymoon—the trip of a lifetime. But where should you go? There are so many amazing places to choose from, and it can be tough to narrow it down. To help you out, we've put together a list of the top 10 honeymoon destinations of 2020. Whether you're looking for a romantic beach getaway or an action-packed adventure, we've got...

5 Catering Ideas For Your Wedding or Event

Your wedding catering should be a reflection of your personal taste and style. Whether you’re looking for something unique or traditional, like food stations or a plated meal, we’ve got you covered with 5 catering ideas to consider for your wedding or event. 1. Food Stations Incorporating food stations into your wedding is a fantastic way to please all guests. You can have a variety of food and themes to choose from, such as a sushi station to a build-your-own pasta station. The possibilities are endless! Not to mention, they’re...

How to Exchange Wedding Vows Like a Pro

Your wedding vows are one of the most important parts of your big day! These words will be remembered long after the party is over, so you want to make sure they're perfect. Here are some tips on how to exchange wedding vows like a pro. 1. Write your own vows. Don't leave this important task to someone else! You can find plenty of resources online to help you get started, but ultimately, your vows should be unique to you and your relationship. If you're feeling stuck, try thinking about...

Dessert Trends for Your Wedding

Your wedding day is all about you and your spouse-to-be. So, of course, you want everything to be perfect! One of the most important aspects of your wedding day will be the food. And what's a wedding without dessert? If you're looking for some inspiration for your wedding day sweets, look no further! Here are some popular trends in wedding desserts. Cakes Wedding cakes come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors these days. If you're looking for something a little different than the traditional tiered cake, consider mini cakes. They're...

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The Top 5 Wedding Registries for Couples to Consider

If you're in the process of planning your wedding, then you know that one of the first things on your to-do list is coming up with a wedding registry. With so many different retailers and websites to choose from, it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to register. To help you out, we've compiled a list of our top wedding registries to consider. 1. Amazon Amazon is a one-stop shop for all your registry needs. For the practical couple, you can find everything from kitchen appliances to bedding to...

Venue Spotlight – LeFay Cottage at Little Washington

Join us on August 28 at the Shenandoah Wedding Showcase brought to you by Hunt Country Celebrations and Shenandoah Wedding Professionals. Begin the day experiencing the enchanting LeFay Cottage at Little Washington, one of the four participating venues.   Photography Credit: Chuck Fazio Photography About LeFay Cottage at Little Washington Where Romance Reigns LeFay Cottage at Little Washington, Virginia, is a quintessential boutique cottage, wedding venue, and lavender farm, set on five idyllic acres at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  A world apart ~ the enchanting cottage milieu is distinctively intimate, disarmingly charming,...

Venue Spotlight – Long Branch Historic House & Farm

Join us on August 28 at the Shenandoah Wedding Showcase brought to you by Hunt Country Celebrations and Shenandoah Wedding Professionals. Long Branch Historic House and Farm is one of the venues included on the tour and we hope to see you there. About Long Branch Historic House and Farm Nestled against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Long Branch boasts some of the best views of the Shenandoah Valley. The Sheila Macqueen garden is an ideal space for traditional Virginia weddings as it surrounds a beautifully groomed ceremony...