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!

March 2018 Newsletter
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Choosing the Perfect Venue

Ashley Thomas Photography, Hilton Garden Inn

It's time to pick a venue for your dream wedding! If we listed all of the amazing venues that we just can't get enough of, this newsletter would be five pages long. From beachfront venues to historic buildings, Hampton Roads is full of incredible locations for your dream wedding day. 

The location you choose for your reception will depend on the ambiance you're trying to achieve, your guest size, and of course, your budget. First tip? Visit the Facebook page and website of the venues that catch your eye and narrow them down to a small list. From there you can set up tours of each locale. 

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Photo by Hampton Roads Event Rentals, Historic Boxwood Inn

When you're trying to find the perfect wedding venue, it's important to cover all your bases! Style Me Pretty has a great list of questions you should ask your potential wedding venue, including one of the most important: What dates do you have available?

If you have a special date in mind, like an anniversary or holiday weekend, the first step if you love a venue is to check the date. A lot of wedding venues book up to a year or MORE in advance. Before you fall in love, make sure your dream date is available. If you're not tied to a date, and can be flexible, your options may be a bit more open. 

Photo by: @ccountryatheart1
Wedding Day Transportation

There are so many gorgeous churches in Hampton Roads for your ceremony. And if you plan to have your ceremony at a church and your reception at another venue, you're going to need transportation! If you have your wedding in the beautiful Colonial Williamsburg, you could use a horse and carriage to get from one place to another. If not, you might need to rent a limo or classic car! Here are some of our favorite limo companies in Hampton Roads:

Featured Vendor
Deep Creek Landing Marina

Crystal Belcher Photography

Located on the waterfront of Deep Creek Harbor, the Deep Creek Landing Marina is a beautiful, outdoor/indoor venue for your wedding. With stunning water views, your ceremony would take place overlooking the harbor. 

With gorgeous greenery in the ceremony space to an incredible deck space for the reception or cocktail hour, there are plenty of spaces to utilize!

Check out their website to see even more amazing photos of the space.
Real Weddings

Katy and Joe's English Garden inspired wedding was featured on 
Tidewater and Tulle! Their guests enjoyed beautiful views of the inlet with a ceremony and reception at The Water Table.

Some of our amazing vendors were involved in this wedding:

Planning: Carolyn Celeste Weddings

Lighting: Stage Right Lighting
Wedding Dress & Headpiece: Tara Keely from Ava Clara Bridal 
DJ: Boardwalk Entertainment

Other incredible vendors include:

Photography: Kelley Stinson Photography; Florals: Flowers Wayne Jones; Stationery: Jordan Cotton; Catering & Rentals: Chef by Design; Wedding Cake: Gette Bakes Cakes; Makeup & Hair: BridesMade; Videography: Michael Blankenship; Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank; Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade; Live Band: Jangling Reinharts
Upcoming Events

Vivid Expressions Design Studio Open House The last Vivid Expressions Design Studio Open House was such a success that they're hosting an encore event! Learn how to plan beyond the Pinterest board on March 24th from 11-4. RSVP via their website.

Chesapeake Spring Bridal Expo The next Showbride event is coming up at the Chesapeake Conference Center! Tickets are $10.00 each or purchase a party pass that allows up to 5 people, including the bride for just $25.00. The event is March 25th from 2-5. Register at Showbride's website!
Photo_ Kirstyn Marie 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!

"I love that you are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together" -A.R. Asher