Bridal Showcase

2016 Central Virginia Bridal Showcase For nineteen years, the Central Virginia Bridal Showcase has been a place for top businesses and organizations to provide answers and services to Lynchburg couples who are planning their wedding day. We are inviting you to be part of this spectacular event – with awesome vendors and huge giveaways, the 19th annual Bridal Showcase is an essential event for all brides! Details  When – Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 pm Where – Kirkley Hotel & Conference Center 2900 Candlers Mountain Road Lynchburg, Virginia 24502 Admission – $5.00    

2015-2016 Bride of the…

Kaili Schmelz admits it’s a wacky story, the way she and fiance Aaron Falwell got together for keeps. “It’s really strange,” she said. “This is the part that makes me sound crazy. I can’t not tell this part of the story. It’s the truth, how it all went down.” Before revealing “how it all went down,” here’s how it originally began many years before: Kaili and Aaron met a decade ago in high school. She was a senior; he was a junior. He was dating someone else, but Kaili says when they passed in the hallways their “eyes would lock.” Kaili thought Aaron was cute and told a friend as much in a note—a note she asked Aaron to deliver. “He read the letter and the next day had broken up with his girlfriend,” Kaili said. Fraught with teenage drama, Kaili and Aaron soon broke up. Kaili graduated, moved away, … Continue Reading

Groomed for Success: Getting the husband-to-be involved

Typically, it is the bride who dreams of a wedding all of her life and does most of the work to make her dream wedding come true. This doesn’t mean that the groom can’t help out along the way. From a little to total participation, there is always a way to get the husband-to-be involved. … Continue Reading

Name Change

What’s in your new last name may be less important to you right after the wedding than how to get it officially changed. The process is a bit lengthier than you might anticipate, but we are here to help. Here is how to get a jump on switching your maiden name to your married name … Continue Reading

Because they are ultimately what last forever, the memories are worth planning for.

In this section, something old, new, borrowed and blue—and how to perfectly preserve those items—are all laid out before you, so that years from now they will be as fresh as the memories you still hold in your mind. Be Our Guest: Guest Book Ideas for the Modern Bride By Emily Hedrick When it comes … Continue Reading

If the devil is in the details, consider this section your saving grace.

From pretty pops of pink to inspire to simple ways to use Mason jars to bring elegance to your party, and considerations when choosing food for your rehearsal dinner, this section is all about having an eye for details. “IT MUST BE A SIGN!” Graciously Guide Your Guests with Savvy Event Signage By Laurel Feinman … Continue Reading

Eat To Feel Beautiful

Blushing brides may glow with the look of love—but careful behind-the-scenes grooming is usually also to thank for their beauty. Learn what’s worth the splurge at the spa to get you looking your best, be inspired by glitzy and vintage jewels to rock on your wedding day, and get tips from photographers on how to … Continue Reading

Six Creative Ways to Involve Family and Friends

After the proposal, it becomes all about the planning. Get one step closer to the wedding of your dreams with our calendar, insights, app picks and more. Your Big Day will be here before you know it—so let’s get started. Six Creative Ways to Involve Family and Friends in Your Big Day By Evelyn Hylton … Continue Reading

Finding Your Rhythm: Planning a Winning Soundtrack for Your Day From Start to Finish

Infectious beats bring the timid to their feet and sentimental songs give meaning to nuptial rites of passage. Music can make or break a wedding, but finding the right music for your wedding doesn’t have to be difficult. We’ve asked two local wedding music professionals to weigh in on how to find the best music … Continue Reading

You Don’t Have to Fight Dirty: Some Advice on Handling Conflict

1. Appreciate Your Differences One of the most difficult aspects of a relationship is learning how differently your partner approaches life. Take a simple scenario: you may be a chronic “list maker”—without a written list, your productivity tanks. Your fiancé, on the other hand, hates lists and thinks they only add to the clutter. Neither … Continue Reading