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February 2020 Newsletter
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Something Blue!

Did you hear, the Pantone color of the year for 2020 is Classic BLUE. Blue is a staple, a classic color that can so often be used just like a neutral and we are here for it! We love every shade of blue and that's what we're celebrating this month. From soft pastels to navy, blue is here to stay and will never go out of style. 

What's your favorite shade of blue? Classic navy can be used in a nautical theme and a sky blue would be beautiful for an outdoor ceremony in the spring. We love the idea of cobalt blue in winter wedding decor and rich fabrics that play up this jewel tone. This wedding season, we're excited to see how brides choose to incorporate blue into their wedding!

Norfolk Wholesale Floral

Blue might not be the first color you think of when you think of flowers, but there are some really beautiful blue florals you can incorporate into your wedding bouquets or decor. Here are some of our favorites, featured in this article from The Knot:

Blue Hydrangeas
Sara Purdy Photography

Blue grape hyacinth
The Canovas Photography

Palm Beach Photography, Inc

Valerie Bolitho Photography

All Dressed in Blue

Remy Thompson Photography
Bride's Dress: Beloved by Casablanca Bridal at Ava Clara Bridal  Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff 

Blue is a perfect color for your bridal party! From classic blue suits to light blue bridesmaid dresses, this color goes so perfectly with so many hues of flowers and pretty much any venue. From a rustic wedding to a downtown event, blue goes with them all! Here are some of our favorite vendors for bridesmaid dresses:

Accessorize in Blue

Heather Hughes Photography

Have you found your something blue? Did you know that brides have always had a something blue because blue represents " purity, love, and fidelity." (Glamour Magazine)

You can accessorize in so many ways. You can wear some stunning blue heels or wear beautiful blue jewels. You could even wear fun blue flats if heels aren't your thing. 

Avenir Bridal Boutique

Iced in Blue

Carolina Cupcakery

We LOVE the idea of incorporating blue into your wedding cake. Amazing bakers can use just the color you want in either added embellishments or icing color! The options are endless for how you could incorporate blue into your statement dessert. You could even opt for a traditional white cake and have a fun pop of blue in cupcakes or cookies on the dessert table!

Cakes by Tawanda

The Cake House

Upcoming Bridal Shows

A Crystal Clear Vision
Date: February 9th
Location: Princess Anne Country Club
Time: 1-4
Tickets: $25 per ticket in advance, $30 at the door.
VIP Tickets: $40 per ticket in advance, $50 at the door. Limited to 100 couples.
Elite prizes for VIP guests, complimentary signature drinks, food & desserts in VIP Only Lounge
Gray Door Photography

The Historic Post Office Showcase 2020
Date: February 23 
Location: Historic Post Office
Time: 2-4
Tickets: $5 via Eventbrite or $10 at the door

Romancing Williamsburg
Date: March 1 
Location:  Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg
2 - 5
Tickets: $10 each or purchase a party pass that allows up to 5 people including the bride for just $25.

Special Occasion Show
Date: March 1 
Location:  Smithfield Center
Time: 2:00 pm -  4:00 pm
David Schwartz 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!

"Once in awhile, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives you a fairy tale"