Welcome to The Hampton Roads Wedding Guide Newsletter where you can plan the wedding of your dreams from start to finish. From inspiration to checklists and planning articles, to the best wedding professionals in Hampton Roads, it's all here!

December 2018 Newsletter
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A Look Ahead to 2019!

Skylar Wyatt Photography

And just like that, it's almost 2019! This year has been full of incredible moments. From new partnerships (some of which you'll see throughout this newsletter), to amazing bridal expos and shows, we've met some incredible people, from vendors to brides. Sharing in the successes of our vendors means the world to us. We revel in their accomplishments and cheer them on from the sidelines, hoping they find success but also joy in this industry. After all, we have to work together in order to make a wedding happen.

A photographer won't have beautiful photos of their evening weddings without expert lighting.

A bride's look is only half complete with a gorgeous wedding gown- she needs the hair and makeup to go with it.

A venue can be beautiful in its own right, but it needs a skilled coordinator to put all the pieces together. 

It is this teamwork that we hope to nourish into the new year. We hope to show that the Hampton Roads wedding industry is strong, creative, immensely talented, and cooperative. 

To our vendors, both current and future: We are here for you. Through the busy months and the slow ones. In the new year we hope to continue highlighting the work you do and if there is ever anything in particular you want us to share for you, send it our way! We are excited to start highlighting the amazing reviews you receive once a week on Facebook and hope they'll bring a smile to your face.

To our brides: We hope we can make the wedding planning process just a little bit easier. We know you want this day to be perfect, and together we can make that happen. From our online tools to our extensive vendor list, we hope to be your one stop shop for all things weddings! We will work hard to make sure you know about all the amazing bridal shows in Hampton Roads and the work our vendors are doing throughout these amazing cities. 
Celebrating New Partnerships
Daissy Torres Photography

We've been so thrilled with the new vendors who have chosen to advertise with HRWG, from venues to photographers, we've gotten a great mix of professionals who can make magic happen with their talent. Welcome to the Hampton Roads Wedding Guide:

The Lighting & Sound Company
Daissy Torres Photography
Oceanaire Resort Hotel
Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront
VB National on the Green
Lasting Impressions Florist & Gifts
The Main Event by Emily
Will Hawkins Photography
Signature DJ's
Brian Charles Films
Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg
Kaplan Parish at Saint Bede
American Rover
Black Pelican Seafood Co Greenbrier
Complete Weddings + Events
Gigi's Cupcakes
Hilton Garden Inn Kitty Hawk
Scratch Bakery
Spirit of Norfolk
Rockmaster Entertainment Group
Youmans and Company

A Wedding for Every Season

Kathryn Ivy Photography

We love how all of our awesome vendors are able to embrace each wedding, no matter the season or elements that come their way. Through rain, 100 degree temperatures, and snow, they've shown that Mother Nature has nothing on their talents! In this particular shot above, makeup artist Kim Wadsworth made sure that her bride's makeup could last throughout the cold weather and snowy conditions. Do you know how red your face gets when you're outside in the cold? Bride Caroline looked stunning despite the cold, snowy weather.

Featured Vendor
Lasting Impressions Florist and Gifts

Ryann Winn Photography

Lasting Impressions Florist & Gifts is an award winning florist in Hampton Roads. Located in Chesapeake, they have stood the test of time by hand delivering amazing florals all over Hampton Roads. Their bouquets are stunning and always arrive ready for you to walk down the aisle- no work needed!

DCPG Photography & Design

Dragon Studio

Real Weddings
The Chrysler Museum of Art can be described in one word: stunning! This venue is perfect for the bride who is looking for a chic, modern wedding or a classic, traditional day. Photographer Will Hawkins took these amazing photos that not only highlighted this couple's day, but also really captured the beauty of the museum.

Will Hawkins Photography

One of our favorite planners, Baxter's Creative Events, coordinated this wedding and made sure everything was perfect for the bride and groom.

Will Hawkins Photography

The lighting from Stage Right Lighting in the reception space was so unique and really highlighted the high ceilings and beautiful architecture of the space. Fluttering Flowers did an amazing job with the red and white floral color scheme!

Will Hawkins Photography

Other Amazing Vendors

Upcoming Bridal Shows

Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase
01/13/2019 @ 11:00 am -  4:00 pm
Norfolk Scope Arena & Exhibition Hall

January in Chesapeake Bridal Expo
01/20/2019 @ 2:00 pm -  5:00 pm
$10 per person or purchase a bridal party pass that allows up to 5 people for $25
Chesapeake Conference Center

Love Story Bridal Expo
01/27/2019 @  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort

Eleise Theuer Photography
Check Out Our Latest Issue!

The latest issue of Hampton Roads Wedding Guide is available in  over 50 locations throughout  Hampton Roads as well as digitally on our website. For a complete list of where you can find a copy check out our website! 

In our latest issue you can learn more about all of the incredible vendors we have featured, from venues to photographers to delicious catering options. Plus, you can learn some great tips for your big day!

"Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day."
-Barbara de Angelis