Wedding Showcase at Oatlands

Earlier this summer, we hosted the Hunt Country Celebrations Wedding Showcase at Oatlands Historic House & Gardens. It was a lovely day showcasing the finest Hunt Country wedding specialists and vendors. There was plenty of sunshine and gorgeous wedding vibes. During this styled wedding show, couples were invited to tour Oatlands’ vast beauty and charm while meeting our members. We look forward to seeing you at the next event! Photos by: Mila Jackson Photography [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="2" gal_title="Hunt Country Celebrations Wedding Showcase at Oatlands"] Featured Members AirPac Portable Air Conditioners & Heaters Alya Salon ...

Outdoor weddings in Hunt Country

Outdoor weddings in Hunt Country – What to consider

In Hunt Country there is no shortage of beautiful outdoor spaces. Sprawling mountains, charming vineyards, and countless countryside views. . . outdoor weddings couldn't get any better! So if you’re planning an outdoor wedding in Hunt Country, here are a few things to consider. Weather A big concern for couples planning an outdoor wedding is the weather. While Mother Nature is hard to predict, you can certainly plan around the seasons. Spring, summer, and fall are popular seasons to say I do in Hunt Country. The milder and warmer weather, along...

What to expect during a wedding tasting

What to expect during a wedding tasting

Now that weddings and celebrations are finally back, many couples are once again planning the wedding of their dreams. Part of the planning process (and for some the BEST part of the experience) includes participating in a wedding tasting with a caterer to decide your wedding day menu. And when it comes to planning what food you will serve during your wedding, there’s a lot to consider and many questions to ask. So we put together the following resource on what to expect during a wedding tasting. What’s a wedding...

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer

How to Choose the Right Wedding Photographer

Did you know that choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you need to make when planning a wedding? Your wedding photographs last a lifetime and serve as happy memories long after you walk down the aisle. That’s why it’s important to work with a photographer who gets your “couple vibe” and will provide you with photos that are uniquely yours. When choosing a wedding photographer, here are a few things to consider: Choose a photographer you “vibe” with Fact: Your wedding photographer is the one vendor...

wedding invitation etiquette

Wedding invitation etiquette 101

For couples planning a wedding, it’s important to know when to mail out the wedding invitations, what information to include, and when to set an RSVP deadline. We’ve gathered all the important questions and answers about wedding invitation etiquette below. “When should I mail out my wedding invitations?” Typically, wedding invitations are mailed out six-eight weeks prior to the wedding date. This will give your guests plenty of time to confirm their attendance and make any necessary arrangements. Tip: Before mailing out your wedding invitations, make sure you’ve selected and booked...

Why You Should Plan a Destination Wedding in Wine Country

Why You Should Plan a Destination Wedding in Wine Country There are so many reasons to plan a destination wedding. It’s a memorable way to say “I do” among family and friends in a beautiful setting. Some may think a “destination wedding” means planning a wedding abroad, but there are so many beautiful destinations stateside with the added benefit of not having to worry about travel restrictions. Perhaps it’s time you considered our very own back vineyard. Hunt Country is home to DC’s wine country and has breathtaking venues...

What to expect if you’re planning a micro wedding

Photo: Brittany Dunbar Photography; Micro wedding: A Styled Wedding; Coordination & florals:Wildflower Hill Co. Although restrictions on gatherings will ease in Virginia beginning April 2021, many couples are still planning small wedding gatherings, also known as micro weddings. Don’t let the word “micro” fool you into thinking you need to downplay the details. Recent celebrations throughout Hunt Country have shown that these micro weddings can be upscale celebrations. Here’s what “less is more” looks like. . . It’s all in the details. . . Lavish ceremony backdrops including picture-perfect moongates and stunning...

Five Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Five Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Hiring a wedding planner during the best of times makes sense. But hiring a planner during uncertain times? Crucial. Under normal circumstances, planning a wedding is difficult. But imagine planning a wedding during a pandemic. The last year has been challenging for so many engaged couples who have faced unprecedented challenges; wedding postponements, last minute event changes, lost deposits, and steering through COVID regulations. Glory Barbaris, Founder, Lead Planner and Designer at Wildflower Hill Co. says, “It has never been so important to hire a wedding planner than it is...

Planning a Wedding During a Pandemic

Planning a Wedding During a Pandemic

The pandemic has NOT cancelled love. However, it has brought upon new ways to celebrate. For couples planning a wedding in 2021, it’s important now more than ever to work side-by-side with trusted wedding specialists to help you navigate these uncertain times. As of February 2021, Virginia, including Loudoun County, has limited social gatherings to no more than 10 people for indoor weddings, and effective March 1, 25 people for outdoor weddings. However, as vaccinations are rolled out and the number of cases continue to drop, we’re hopeful this...

Engaged Couples Valentine's Day

Your First Valentine’s Day as an Engaged Couple

Congrats to making it to your one of your first milestones as a newly engaged couple. . . Valentine’s Day. While in the past you may have celebrated with chocolate and flowers, this year is different in a very exciting way. So, here are a few ideas on how to enjoy Valentine’s Day with your fiancé. Establish a tradition There are so many unique aspects about your relationship. So why not pick one and turn it into a fun tradition that you get to relive year after year. For instance,...