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the bride’s guide to have and to hold 2016 ¡ Complimentary

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the bride’s guide to have and to hold

my dad and me with the debut wedding issue in 2012

Dear Friend,

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Jennifer L Prince CREATIVE DIRECTOR Stephanie Budd

This past year, I've learned a lot about

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Anthony Andrews

love. It adds so much to our lives, yet

Jawansa Hall

sometimes we go through hard times due

Katie Lester

to the fact that we do truly love someone.

Jennifer Prince

This 2016 wedding issue I am dedicating

Schuyler Somers

to a man that I love dearly. My father. The

cover photo: Lindsey Hinkley Photography

man who taught me about adventure and

clutch, the girl’s guide to everything essential is a

gave me my ability to remember numbers.

bi-monthly publication. To contact us for

A man who fostered my entrepreneurial

advertising, comments or questions: please email

spirit and cheered me along in life. And a

info@theclutchguide.com or call 434-851-2224

man who passed away in January, leaving a hole in the lives of many – namely my mom, his grandchildren and myself.

Copyright 2016 by 7 Hills Publishing. Contents within are for informational purposes only and may not be copied in any way in whole or part without written

Dad, thank you for all you have been to

consent from clutch. All views expressed are that of the

me and for your continued influence.

authors and not necessarily that of clutch. Advertisers

Thank you to you and mom for teaching

are not inevitably endorsed by nor can clutch be

me about love and sticking to it for over

held responsible for their services. The information

50 years of marriage. You are greatly missed! Love you, Dad.

contained within is deemed to be reliable at the time of printing. Our pictorial material has been used in good faith with permission from the advertiser, photographer

And to everyone else, I wish you love -

or source, yet clutch cannot be held responsible for

and much happiness - in your lifelong

infringements arising out of such usage. As much as is

journey together.

humanly possible, wholehearted attempts have been made for our publication to be as accurate as possible, and we hope that those who read it realize the purpose of our publication is to bring about thought and creativity to its readership.

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INDUSTRIAL DUSK DREAM an inspired bridal session

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REAL WEDDING a soft, modern event

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5 THINGS GUESTS LOVE AT WEDDINGS

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WINDOW TO MY HEART a Lynchburg styled shoot

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PREFERRED VENDOR LIST

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FESTIVE BRIDAL SHOWER

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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH designing an heirloom

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DRESSING TO KILL a guide for the groom

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DESTINATION ST. SIMON’S ISLAND

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WEDDING BUDGET WORKSHEET

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ROSE QUARTZ BRIDAL SESSION

Photography by Amy Nicole

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Industrial Dusk Dream Bridal Session

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Experimenting with juxtaposition offers a refreshing, unexpected style - especially when it comes to wedding inspiration. Take the theme of industrial elegance where harsh, useful objects such as worn, thrift store hardware elements are paired with the freshness of a stunning bride all in white. As a natural, refined spin on the tarnished feel of industrial times, copper colors are combined with dusk - both in the subtle hints of blue and the time of day.

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VENDORS Cake - Rebekah Gibson Floral Design - Perfect Arrangement Gown - Celebration Bridal Hair Stylist - Hair Designs by Jessica Invitations - A Paper Wedding Jewelry - Ramona Coleman Makeup Artist - Makeup by Ashley Model - Sophia Hahn Photography - Gaudium Photography Styling - Rebekah Gibson Venue - Glencliff Manor

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Real Wedding

Damien & Victoria SOFT, MODERN WEDDING

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his couple has a love for downtown Lynchburg and it’s revitalization, so it’s no wonder their wedding has such a fabulous twist! Choosing a modern color palette of gold, white and black peppered

with earthy bold colors, this event coupled softness with an industrial look in so many ways. Even their venue - a super secret space in downtown Lynchburg - has the feel of a factory, yet natural elements such as trees (that were planted in Victoria’s dad’s yard post-ceremony) were brought in to create an intimate, more delicate space. Damien and Victoria also bucked some traditional elements and created an event that was all their own. From not having attendants (due to a large family and too many friends to pick from) and skipping traditional reception dances to having Victoria’s parents give speeches, their day was full of sentimentality and fun!

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FAVORITE MOMENT We opened the bar before the ceremony, and asked all the guests to get a drink before heading to the ceremony space because there would be a toast at the end of the ceremony. What completely shocked me was when Damien walked into the ceremony space... all our family and friends literally starting cheering. It was both hilarious and amazing! When my dad and I walked in everyone stood up and clapped and yelled. I just loved how without telling any of them, the whole group knew what the perfect way to welcome us would be. EMOTIONAL MOMENT We had our siblings each read a brief literary passage about love and friendship at the ceremony, and my brother started choking up. Not only did I burst into the sobbing ugly cry, but there was truly not a dry eye in the house. FUN MOMENT We had a confetti cannon at the end of the night that sprayed big, gold confetti all over the dancing crowd. Everyone was laughing so much and loved it.

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VICTORIA’S TIPS Be nice to your parents. Everyone during the wedding planning process, I am convinced, loses their mind at some point, and that can lead to some situations where you are very unkind to those you love. Remember; in the end it will be okay, but your parents want this to be special for you too. So be nice to them, even when they suggest things where you know they have completely lost it. You cannot do everything; hire professionals. Everything takes longer than you think it will. Ask people for help, but pay your photographer (get a good one!), hire someone to do your flowers, and get a capable caterer. Your vendors make your wedding day the way you envision it, while you get to enjoy it. 13


SPECIAL TOUCHES · In Virginia you can get a one-time license to marry people, so Damien and Victoria’s friend, Nick, went through the process and performed their nuptials. · Victoria’s Italian grandmother made pizzelles as wedding favors. · During the reception The Vanishing Virginian was projected onto the wall, which features old shots of Lynchburg’s downtown area.

How they met: They lived in the same apartment building at VA Tech. The dress: It was the second one she tried on! And the cat? The kitty is her dad and stepmom’s cat, Eightball.

VENDORS Bridal Gown - Church Street Bridal Bow Tie - Twenty23 Cake - Montana Plains Bakery Catering - Dish DJ - DJ Thomas Dean & Brandon Burneson Flowers - Sarah Louise Dechow Hair - Sam Gravitt Officiant - Nick Garcia Photography - Holy Union! Rentals - Just Ask Rentals Trees - Southern Landscape Group Venue - private building in downtown Lynchburg

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THINGS GUESTS LOVE AT WEDDINGS

Long after the day is over, your guests will have one thing in mind - how they felt at your wedding. We all want them to walk away raving, right? Here are five things you can do to set the tone and make your attendees feel special and welcomed.


THE EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE

EXCITING ENTERTAINMENT

AMUSING ACTIVITIES

A fabulous culinary experience

Music sets the tone for your

Creating a good atmosphere off of

will leave a lasting impression

wedding - starting when the guests

the dance floor is just as important

for your guests, especially if it’s

arrive and ending with your grand

as having fun on it! Enhance your

personalized. It’s all about the little

exit after the festivities are over. A

guests’ experience with yard games,

things - beverages offered before the

rocking good band or an awesome

a photo booth or a caricature artist.

ceremony, exciting cocktail hour hors

DJ will ensure your dance floor stays

Keep little ones in mind by providing

d’oeuvres, accommodating special

packed all evening long.

a children’s room with activities and a

food diets or creative dessert options.

babysitter, allowing your adult guests

Food trucks or late night bites are

to mix and mingle.

always a crowd pleaser!

AN INFORMED INVITEE

A COURTEOUS COUPLE

Keeping your guests in the know allows

Whether your guests are

them to enjoy the event. You can do

local and you see them all

this by providing things like a wedding

the time or they have traveled a long

website, invitation with a map,

distance for your wedding, they

ceremony program, directional signage,

still appreciate feeling welcomed.

printed menus and much more. Even

Valet gifts such as a bag of goodies

an order of events - which includes

in the hotel room when they arrive,

the times for dinner, cake cutting and

personal conversations with each

the sparkler exit - will help guests

guest at the reception, and a follow

understand how your event will flow

up thank you note, will leave the

throughout the evening.

longest impression.

Katie and Schuyler are the wedding experts behind A Little Party, an event company specializing in unforgettable experiences for brides and guests. Visit their website at www.alittlepartyevents.com. Photos by Visions by Heather Photography

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Window to my Heart A HISTORIC LYNCHBURG INSPIRATION SHOOT

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Lynchburg is a river town steeped in history with a deep love for arts and the community. It is peppered with century old buildings that are mingled within or just a short walk from the downtown area. Point of Honor is a lovely building, which overlooks the river and the city itself. The juxtaposition between looking in one direction and seeing a 200 year old home and then turning 180 degrees and seeing a city shows so much beauty and diversity... and windows are everywhere.

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This inspiration shoot incorporates both a light windowpane theme along with the 2016 Pantone palette, which makes this shoot strikingly beautiful. Our bride and groom are also a real life couple - married for thirteen years with four children. What a joy to treat them to a styled shoot to celebrate their love. Enjoy looking through this peek into the Hill City and into love itself both of which hold our hearts.

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VENDORS Creative Director - Jennifer Prince, Hill City Bride & clutch Co-Creative Director - Lauren McQuillan, Max & Dexter Event Design

Bride’s Shoes - Must Have Shoes (Poetic Licence) Bride’s Jewelry - a Fink’s Jewelers exclusive line Cake - Mrs. Joy’s Sweet Treats Floral Design - Bloom by Doyle’s Gown - Live Trendy or Die Groom’s Attire - R Coffee Ltd. Hair and Makeup Design - Body Works Day Spa & Salon Invitations - Java Marketing Models - Marcell & Jacqueline Photography - Lindsey Hinkley Photography Tablescape Design - iheartDesign Venue - Point of Honor Vintage Rentals - Happily Ever After Event Rental

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PREFERRED WEDDING PROFESSIONALS We adore our vendors and have faith in them that they can provide a great experience for you! Here's a handy list of our preferred area professionals and how you can get a hold of them easily (along with a reference to their ad page numbers).

Photo by Melissa Durham Photography

ATTIRE

ORTHODONTICS

Church Street Bridal - page 28

Central Virginia Orthodontics - page 1

434-847-7751

434-385-4746

www.churchstreetbridal.com

www.bracesbycvo.com

J Crew - page 36 www.jcrew.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS Allegra's Studio - page 28

CATERING Cater This Events - back cover 434-473-5983 The Great Room - page 45 434-455-1301 www.greatroom-restaurant.com

434-384-0138 www.allegrasstudio.com Sterling Life Photography - page 39 434-382-9680 www.sterlinglifephoto.com Visions by Heather - page 44 434-944-1264

FINE JEWELRY

www.visionsbyheather.com

Bowen Jewelry Company - inside

Bouquet by Perfect Arrangement

Photo by Lindsey Hinkley Photography

back cover

SPAS and SALONS

434-845-3495

Body Works Day Spa & Salon - page 28

www.bowenjewelry.com

434-384-9053

Fink's Jewelers - page 9

www.bodyworkslynchburg.com

434-237-6301 www.finks.com

RENTALS Aztec Rental - page 39

FLORISTS Perfect Arrangement - page 17

434-385-5116 www.aztecrental.com

434-944-4816 www.perfectarrangementflowers.com

RESOURCES Bliss, a fine wedding fair - page 2

INVITATIONS Java Marketing - page 2

Jewelry from Fink's Jewelers

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434-851-2224 www.hillcitybride.com/bliss

434-515-1258

Hill City Bride Wedding Blog - page 35

www.marketwithjava.com

www.hillcitybride.com


Photo by Sterling Life Photography

Photo by Adam Mullins Photography

VENUES Craddock Terry Hotel - page 35 434-455-1500

Make a list of your favorite vendors to contact here!

www.craddockterryhotel.com Edloe Glades - page 31

Location at Kathleen O'Byrne's

434-941-4614 www.edloeglades.com

Photo by Kidd Photography

Entwined Events - page 15 434-933-3300 www.entwinedevents.com Kathleen O'Byrne's Irish Tearoom - back cover 434-439-4480 Timberlake Tavern - page 3 434-665-7435 www.timberlaketavern.com Weddings at LU - front inside cover 434-592-3511 www.weddingsatlu.com

Location at Entwined Events Photo by April B Photography

Thank you also to the many vendors who provided content for our 2016 issue, who are all credited with their respective work.

Location at Weddings at LU

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A FESTIVE BRIDAL SHOWER You’re engaged – congratulations, and let the celebration begin! When it comes to pre-wedding festivities, time spent with your closest friends at a bridal shower creates fond memories. Speaking personally, I adore collaborating – especially with talented, creative wedding vendors. Our local Rising Tide Society’s Tuesdays Together group worked together to bring a mini, beautiful bridal shower to life. From a natural color scheme and fun (and delicious!) detailing, we hope you gain inspiration for your own event.

Photo by Katilyn Becker Photography

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Photo by Jonathan and Hannah Photography

Photo by Rashael Jones Photography

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photos L-R: Jonathan & Hannah Photography, Lindsey Hinkley Photography, Liz Cook Photography

hair . nails . makeup . skin

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on location services available 434-384-9053 ~ www.bodyworkslynchburg.com


Photo by Rashael Jones Photography

Photo by Kaitlyn Becker Photography

LIME PUNCH Ingredients • 1 quart lime sherbet • 1 quart pineapple sherbet • 2 liters ginger ale • 46 ounce can pineapple juice • lemon, lime and cucumber slices • champagne (optional) Method Pour one liter of ginger ale into a large punch bowl. Add scoops of sherbet to the bowl and add the remaining liter of ginger ale and the pineapple juice. Decorate with fruit slices, and top off with a steady pour of champagne to taste. Photo by Melissa Batman Photography

Photo by Sarah Whittcop Photography

Photo by Derek Fowler Photography

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Photo by Jonathan and Hannah Photography

Photo by Holly Ann Photography

VENDORS Host and Co-coordinator – Hill City Bride & clutch Planner and Styling – A Little Party Events Apple Rosettes, Cake Pops, Chocolate Covered Apples – Suzy Q, etc. Attire – Gladiola Girls Photo by K Jugar Photography

Photo by Melissa Batman Photography

Caramels, Cookies and Macarons – Mrs. Joy’s Absolutely Fabulous Treats Engagement Ring – L Oppleman Florals – Bloom by Doyle’s Gifts – Bowen Jewelry Company and Farmbasket Hair and Makeup – Body Works Day Spa & Salon Invitation Suite – Craft Couture Wedding Rentals and Styling – Happily Ever After Event Rentals Rentals and Styling - Vintage Venue – TOOLRY

Photography Team: Derek Fowler Photography Holly Ann Photography Jonathan & Hannah Photography K Jugar Photography Kaitlyn Becker Photography Melissa Batman Photography Rashael Jones Photography Sarah Whittcop Photography

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www.hillcitybride.com . 434-851-2224 . jennifer@hillcitybride.com

Edloe Glades is an antebellum estate with boxwood gardens, broad lawns, and a picturesque lake - a unique, secluded venue with multiple settings for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. We have overnight accommodations for up to twenty. This property has been in our family for generations, and we look forward to sharing our love of it with you.

photos: Melissa Batman Photography

Edloe Glades, Amherst, VA (434) 941­4614 EdloeGlades.com

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A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH creating a custom ring From the day a couple determines they are right for each other, tradition has it that the bride-to-be has something wonderful to look forward to - an engagement ring! But, when it comes to the hunt for the perfect piece, sometimes what a jeweler has on hand isn’t quite the right fit. If a couple wants a unique ring or to incorporate sentimental metals or precious stones, considering a one-of-a-kind design is perfect!

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We consulted with Robert Moses,

what you would like - both in budget

Master Jeweler at Bowen Jewelry

and style. You can peruse Pinterest

Company, to demystify the process of

and also take a peek at what rings

having a custom ring - engagement

are already in the store to gain

and/or wedding - designed. It isn’t as

inspiration. Also, be sure to think

difficult or as expensive as you might

about any precious metals and/or

think! Bowen’s does all of the steps

gemstones you already have that you

in house, which makes it economical

may want to incorporate. Bowen’s can

along with the assurance that

work within your budget to design a

everything is handled in one location.

ring that is just right for you. After

Before you head out for a custom

you have an idea of what you want,

ring, be sure to have some idea of

you’re ready to head on out!

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Based on the couple’s ideas and inspiration, a concept is

sketched, which can be viewed in store or emailed. A price estimate is also included.

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Once the design is approved and the cost is assessed, any metal

or stones the couple would like to incorporate can be dropped off.

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Wax - which comes in a tubelike form - is selected and carefully

carved into a wax ring.

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The wax ring is adhered to what is called a “sprue”, and a type of

plaster called “investment” is poured around it so that a form can be made.

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Once the investment is set, the wax is melted and vacuumed

out, which leaves an impression of the carved wax ring inside. The investment then becomes the plaster mold into which the precious metal is poured in order to cast the ring.

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The metal is melted, and a centrifugal caster is utilized to

thrust the liquid into the mold. The process of centrifusion quickly forces the metal into the mold, which takes about 30 seconds.

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The investment with the cast ring inside is then immersed

in water, causing the plaster to disintegrate, leaving a rough ring.

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The ring is then filed, smoothed and polished. Hand engraving

can be added if desired.

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Stones are set into place.

Voila! The ring can then be picked up, and the proposal can be underway

Always fascinated by the process of creating, Jennifer Prince especially enjoys the estate collection at Bowen.

Photos by Michelline Hall Photography

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April B Photography

Lauren Paige Photography

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DRESSING TO KILL

a lesson in men’s fashion

A well fitting suit is an essential rite of passage for any man, but for even the most seasoned gentleman making a choice can be overwhelming with so many options and styles offered. We consulted with the creative power duo from Twenty23 to give the guys a crash course in everything they need to know to select the perfect suit.

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FOUR BODY TYPES

THE SHORT CALL

THE BEEFY CUT

THE TALL ORDER

THE BIG BOY

When you’re short, lines matter. To create an elongated appearance, wear a darker suit with soft vertical pinstripes. A jacket with two buttons and double vents will also help.

No padded shoulders for you! Use large lapels and a slightly longer length jacket to help balance the wide upper body and smaller waist. Dress pants should also be pleated and cuffed.

You’re tall and lean. Heavier materials mixed with light colors and check patterns will make you appear more stocky. Avoid dark colors and the Short Call’s pinstripes.

Vertical lines and darker colors create a slimming effect. Single vent jackets that are tailored to you will keep you looking streamline. Also use lighter weight materials.

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NECKWEAR NEEDED A men’s suit is simply incomplete without a bow or neck tie. No matter the occasion, carefully choose your neckwear to accentuate, but not distract from, your overall look.

SELECTING SLACKS

Suit trousers are the base of your look. They should sit at the top of your hip bone a little below the belly button. The aim is to have minimal drape so that your pants appear comfortable but not baggy. The Big Boy will want a full or half break in the legs while the Short, Beefy and Tall gentlemen should lean towards a quarter or no break.

FULL BREAK

HALF BREAK

QUATER BREAK

NO BREAK

DERBIES VS. OXFORDS Formal shoes with laces are split into Derbies and Oxfords. Derbies are less formal and are distinguished by the fact that the “facing” (where the eyelets are located) is open at the bottom. An Oxford’s facing is closed, being sewn under the vamp, or the top of the shoe. If you are only going to own one pair, go with the Oxford.

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Jawansa Hall and Anthony Andews are the dapper duo behind Twenty23 Haberdashery. These creatives strive to dress gentlemen with style. For more information go to www.twenty23llc.com.


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Destination Wedding

ST. SIMON’S ISLAND, GEORGIA

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

Christ Church This church not only offers an interior that is delightful but

Tucked down on the coast of Georgia is an idyllic locale,

the grounds are interesting with its historic graveyard and

which is part of the famed Golden Isles. Steeped in both

great oaks dripping with dreamy Spanish moss. Right across

history and beauty, St. Simon’s Island is the perfect setting

from the church is a mediation path, which is both serene and perfect for post-ceremony photos.

for a couple looking for a destination wedding filled with beach views and lovely landscapes. A honeymoon may also be in order for the couple wishing to stay stateside yet still experience the luxury of an island vacation. Besides the historical value of the island, part of its charm is due to a building ordinance instituted in the early 20th century. No residential buildings are higher than the tree canopy, which allows the island to retain a quaint, Southern vibe. For couples considering a destination wedding, St. Simon’s satiates a variety of interests and offers a location that will cause your guests to linger on this charming isle.

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Photo by Bobbi Brinkman Photography


WEDDING LOCATIONS Fort Frederica Although a location for a smaller ceremony, this 1700s fort not only offers a lush landscape, but the view of the ocean and the appeal of the stone building itself is intriguing. Minimal setup is allowed on the property, but the allure of a fort wedding is most memorable.

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort For those craving a beachside wedding, The King and Prince is your all-in-one stop for your wedding, rehearsal dinner, and accommodations. The hotel offers several indoor room options for both ceremonies and receptions, although you may choose to say your nuptials on their lush lawn or on the beach itself – which does not require a permit, although the time of your ceremony will be dependent on the tides (there are two high and two low tides each day). Beyond that, the beach and resort itself make for lovely wedding photos. With cozy ocean view rooms and suites, this location is ideal for making your wedding a remarkable event for all involved. Catering via ECHO, the on-site restaurant caps off a culinary delight for your guests!

THINGS TO DO ON THE ISLAND

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

Of course the host of St. Simon’s Island wants your guests to have a great time and stay for a while, but the island also makes for an ideal location to honeymoon. Here are suggestions as far as what your guests can do on the island in addition to what makes St. Simon’s the perfect honeymoon destination. Enjoy the beach. Start your day by observing the colorful sunrise at 7am, and then wile the day away enjoying the sand and surf. 41


REHEARSAL DINNER AND POST-WEDDING BRUNCH LOCATIONS

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

Georgia Sea Grill Looking over the menu, picking just one entrée is difficult due to the plethora of creative options. Their executive chef has a background as a pastry chef, so the desserts are literally to die for. Sandcastle Café at the Pier For a post-wedding breakfast, this staple in a thriving shopping district offers an ample buffet and a mimosa (or bloody Mary) to get your morning started.

ECHO Located on site at The King and Prince, this impeccable restaurant offers well thought out culinary delights for your guests for not only a rehearsal dinner but also a postwedding brunch. Chef James Flack is both knowledgeable and creative with the inspirations for his dishes. Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

Gnat’s Landing This all-American restaurant offers unique dishes, a fun atmosphere and the use of their “gnatio” for outdoor events.

Photo by Chris Moncus Photography

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

Explore local shops. Head to the village shopping area for eclectic stores including souvenirs, antiques and home décor items. A favorite off the beaten path shop near The King and Prince is called Pane in the Glass and features stained glass items along with wares by local artisans. Have a culinary experience. There is no shortage of quality, unique dining on the island. Just see our rehearsal dinner recommendations for ideas! Kayak the marshes. Rent a kayak or take a guided tour (recommended due

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to the changing tides) of the waters to get close with nature and wildlife.


Photo by Chris Moncus Photography

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

OTHER WEDDING IDEAS Transportation Whether needing to get your wedding party from here to there on land or for a sightseeing tour on the ocean, Lighthouse Trolleys is the way to go. Wedding Favors Located in the main shopping area, the Savannah Bee Company offers not only delectable thank you gifts for your bridesmaids (think an ensemble of luxurious body products) but they can also provide favors. A jar of specialty honey is the perfect way to thank your guests for their attendance on your special day and pays homage to the owner’s island roots. Introduced to St. Simon’s Island via a press trip, Jennifer Prince looks forward to taking her family back for a much needed respite.

Rent bikes. Ocean Motion is just a short walk from The King and Prince, and the island is very bike friendly. Peruse on your own, and be sure to include a ride on the beach itself! Take a boat tour. Lighthouse Trolleys can take you on a lovely tour of the ocean, including unique bird sightings and a jaunt underneath the lovely Sidney Lanier Bridge. Tour St. Simon’s Lighthouse. The view from this 1800s beacon is spectacular, but a tour includes an informative and interesting education about lighthouses in general, which is well worth the time spent.

Photo by Jordyn Michelle Photography

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WEDDING BUDGET WORKSHEET

Grab a calculator and your fiancé, and get ready to have some fun! Be sure to have a budget number in mind before starting this worksheet. What is your total budget for your wedding? $ Look at the budget breakdown below. Break your budget amount down according to the percentages below, and write the number next to it. (Quick math review - to get the amount for your reception, multiply your budget number by .45, and write the number next to the line. Follow suit with the other budget categories.)

Reception - 45%

HERE IS WHAT EACH CATEGORY INCLUDES.

Flowers and Decor - 10%

Reception - site rental, catering, cake, equipment rentals, beverages

Photography and Videography - 10%

Flowers and Decor - bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, arrangements for ceremony and reception, decor rentals, lighting Photography and Videography - photography, videography, prints, albums Planner or Coordinator - 10%

Planner or Coordinator - wedding planning services, day of coordination

Music - 8%

Music - ceremony musicians, cocktail hour music, reception music, sound

Bride & Groom’s Attire - 7%

system rental, dance floor rental

Cushion - 2%

Ceremony - site fee, officiant fee

Ceremony - 2%

Stationery - save the dates, invitations, programs, menus, place cards,

Attire - gown and alterations, tuxedo, accessories, hair and makeup

thank you notes, postage Stationery - 2% Rings - 2% Transportation - 1%

Rings - bride’s wedding band, groom’s wedding band Transportation - transportation for bride and groom, transportation for wedding party, valet parking Gifts - wedding attendant gifts, welcome baskets, favors

Gifts - 1%

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Have a talk with your fiancé. What are the 5 things that are the most important to you on your wedding day? Make a list! You may want

Considering your 5 things, tweak the suggested percentages as to what you see fit. Be sure they add up to 100%! Then, using your new percentages, calculate the monetary amount you can designate towards each category. Reception -

%

$

(such as parents).

Flowers and Decor -

%

$

1.

Photography and Videography -

%

$

Planner or Coordinator -

%

$

Music -

%

$

Bride & Groom’s Attire -

%

$

Cushion -

%

$

Ceremony -

%

$

you attain those 5 most important

Stationery -

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to include the opinion of others

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So, how did you do? Talk with your fiancé and discuss your new budget. Happy planning! Want to share? Use Instagram and tag @hillcitybride.

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One of Pantone’s colors for the year is Rose Quartz, and it’s the perfect hue to incorporate into your special day. Whether it be in your wedding gown, invitations and/or florals, the color adds such a softness and femininity, which is stunning for any wedding.

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