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October 2017 Newsletter
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Planning a Fall Wedding

Fall is becoming a very popular time to get married. It used to be the spring that attracted couples, but the fall is turning out to be our vendors busiest season! Why is there a growing interest in fall weddings? 

The weather tends to be fairly mild in the fall in Virginia. Spring weather can be very hot. Even a May wedding can leave your guests sweating. September, October, and November weddings tend to be cooler but warm enough to still have an outdoor wedding. 

Plus, who doesn't love the changing leaves and beautiful scenery of outdoor wedding venues. Here are some amazing outdoor locations for your fall event!

Dragon Photo Studio
Fall Florals

Spring and summer floral arrangements and bouquets tend to be vibrant and bright, full of bold color or pastels! Fall florals are richer, deeper in color and embrace the jewel tones of nature. The featured photo is a centerpiece designed by Black Iris Floral Events.

We also love the growing trend of incorporating a plethora of greenery into your wedding florals. Here are some of our favorite local florists!

Jeff's Flowers Of Course
Norfolk Wholesale Florals
Virginia Beach Florist
Vivid Expressions, LLC
Andrew & Tiana Photography
Falling for Fall Decor

Some brides love to embrace all things fall, including pumpkins and leaves and even Halloween! We saw a beautifully Halloween inspired wedding recently that is linked below. 

However some brides want to steer away from the literal and just have a nod to the season. You can easily do this with florals and the amazing perks of your venue. For example, The Water Table has a beautiful fireplace that provides a warmth to the beach venue.

Featured Vendor
The Obici House is a historic mansion located in Suffolk, Virginia at Sleepy Hole Golf Course.  It was once home to the founder of Planters Peanuts; Amedeo Obici and his wife Louise. This venue is filled with chandeliers, original stained glass windows, columns, tile and woodwork. With both indoor and outdoor options The Obici House is the perfect setting for a fall outdoor wedding. We absolutely love this wedding they hosted recently photographed by Jessica Ryan Photography. The bride and groom had an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception! We love the gorgeous fall colored florals. 

Jessica Ryan Photography

Grant & Deb Photographers
Real Weddings
Several of our preferred vendors were a part of this beautiful, romantic fall wedding at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club last fall. We love the gorgeous florals that embraced the fall season and the use of jewel tones in the decor.

The pictures from Grant & Deb Photographers are beautiful and were featured on Borrowed and Blue!

Our preferred vendors involved in this wedding include:
Lighting Design: Stage Right Lighting & Special Events
Gown: Studio I Do
Entertainment:  Astro DJ Entertainment

Other vendors include:

Planner: Sunkissed Events
Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals
Flowers: Roost Flowers
Grant & Deb Photography
Upcoming Events

The annual Virginia Wedding Week is only a few months away! Get your tickets now for this fun event. 

Learn more by visiting  Virginia Wedding Week's  website.

When: January 5-9, 2018

Where:  Norfolk Waterside Marriott with a welcome cocktail party at Waterside

Ticket Info: There are several ticket options! Head over to the Virginia Wedding Week's ticket page to see all of the choices. 

So many of our preferred vendors are already signed up for a booth! 
Are you a vendor that is not yet signed up? Head over to their website and register to join in on this incredible wedding event!

Our Latest Issue is Here!

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!

Make it your goal to create a marriage that feels like the safest place on earth." - Greg Smalley