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Runway Report

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Get inspired by two real weddings—one a Tangled tale, the other outdoor elegance

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Contents

1264 Perimeter Parkway Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454 757-422-8979 CoastalVirginiaMag.com Publisher Randy Thompson Editor Melissa M. Stewart Editor-in-Chief, Coastal Virginia Magazine Angela Blue

Fashion

Features

42 Autumnal Blast

A Fresh Fall Color Palette Makes Our Seasonal Shoot Quite Striking Photography by Michael Dragon; Styling by Misty Prewitt

Departments Knot Notes

31 Simply Southern

A Suffolk Shoot Studded With Vintage Touches Mixes The Past And Present To Create A Look That Never Goes Out of Style Photography by Nicholas Woosley; Styling by Sharon Royster

36 Green Bash

An Eco-Friendly Wedding That Everyone, Including The Earth, Can’t Help But Adore Photography by Michael Dragon; Styling by Misty Prewitt

10 The Big Bloom—Three Top Wedding Flower Trends Call For Arrangements That Are Anything But Structured. PLUS: 13 Forever Etched—Personalized Gifts For Your Bridal Party Or Registry That Show It’s Best To Impress; 14 Runway Report—Get Inspiration For Your Wedding Look From The Latest Designer Gown Collections; 16 At Your Service—Three Questions To Ask When Planning A Military Wedding; 18 Shine On— Matrimony’s Metallic Trend Has Certainly Not Lost Its Luster, So Get Inspired To Make Your Big Day Gleam With These Glitzy Goods; 19 In Trend: Reception Games—Unique Entertainment To Wow Your Guests and Make Your Party Perfect; 22 Custom Maids—Forget Monochromatic Color Schemes.These Bride Sidekicks Make An Impression With Patterns That Pop.

Local Love

24 Happily Ever After—Disney’s Tangled Inspired This Fairytale Virginia Beach Wedding; 28 Southern Sophistication—Blissful Mint And Blush And Flawless Florals Made For A Charming Outdoor Wedding In Gloucester. By Chelsea Sherman

ON THE COVER Model: Lauren Hairston Photographer: Michael Dragon, Dragon Studio, DragonPhotoStudio.com

PRESENTED BY

Fall/Winter 2017

Autumnal Blast A FRESH FALL COLOR PALETTE MAKES OUR SEASONAL SHOOT STAND OUT

Runway Report

This season's top dress trends

Local Love

Get inspired by two real weddings—one a Tangled tale, the other outdoor elegance

Green Bash

An eco-friendly wedding that everyone, including the Earth, can't help but adore

Simply Southern

Vintage touches mix the past and present to create a look that never goes out of style

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Wild florals, metallic must-haves, stand-out bridesmaids, groom gifts, reception games, military matrimony and more

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ARCHES AND HANGING ARRANGEMENTS While f lowers and foliage remain natural and whimsical, there is a trend toward overthe-top installations featuring overgrown greenery and bursting blooms. They may hang from the ceiling or run f loor to ceiling, and these attention-grabbing centerpieces bring the romance and wow factor to ceremonies and receptions.

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Three Top Wedding Flower Trends Call For Arrangements That Are Anything But Structured Forget the days of monochromatic, tightly packed and ball-shaped bouquets only featuring one traditional bloom. Today's f lorals are all about freedom—think foraged foliage, woodland-inspired greenery, and lush and loose bouquets. Here we offer three of our favorite ways to let your arrangements and reception f lowers get a little wild.

GOBS OF GREEN Taking cues from Pantone, who deemed "Greenery" 2017's Color of the Year, weddings are incorporating tons of natural leaves, foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors in a number of ways. Greenery can be used beautifully on classic white cakes, in garlands of foliage stretching down the middle of tables, or as decor in wreaths or on the backs of chairs. Simple sprigs can adorn place settings, or full foliage backdrops can make a statement for ceremony sites or photo booths.

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UNSTRUCTURED BOUQUETS The arrangements that modern brides love to carry look organic verses orderly. Popular bouquets are large, loose and incorporate fresh-from-the-garden f lowers and subtle and earthy succulents. The more natural, the better, including pinecones, leaves and even rocks and sticks. —Melissa M. Stewart

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Gifts For Your Bridal Party Or Registry That Show It’s Best To Impress Virginia Beach couple Richard and Tatiana Watson know that the best presents are personal, so they created a business catered to gifts of love that really mean something. The Watsons recently celebrated five years of running Designs the Limit, an Etsy shop specializing in wedding registry gifts and favors for the entire wedding party. Graphic designer Tatiana starts with a couple's monogram—or any custom design—and uses engraving and sandblasting techniques to etch it into wood, glass, crystal, stone and more. Some of our favorite products are personalized crystal decanters, wine glasses and bamboo cheese boards for the bride and groom or

one-of-a-kind poker or grilling sets that make much-appreciated groomsman gifts. "We love being in the wedding season and being a part of our customers’ celebrations," says Tatiana. "We believe that every gift giving opportunity can become a personalized gift giving experience when you take the time and make the effort to create a custom engraved gift for your gift recipient. A gift is a canvas in our hands, and we transform items into artwork with the personalized touch." To see more from Designs The Limit or place an order, visit Etsy.com/Shop/DesignsTheLimit or email Info@DesignsTheLimit.com. —Melissa M. Stewart

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Runway REPORT Get Inspiration For Your Wedding Look From The Latest Designer Gown Collections Looking for the dress of your dreams? We've compiled a few photos of the top bridal trends coming straight from the runway and lookbooks for Fall 2017. Take a peek at these gowns from the latest designer collections, and head to the local bridal boutiques with some inspiration in hand. By Melissa M. Stewart

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At Your Service

Three Questions to Ask When Planning a Military Wedding Photos by Andrew & Tianna Photography

Coastal Virginia is home to a plethora of service men and women from every branch of the military. Many of these service members decide to get married in this beautiful region, making Coastal Virginia a popular place for military weddings. If you are engaged and in the military, here are three questions to consider.  Will you need to plan the wedding long distance? The reality of the military is there is almost always the prospect of having to move. Oftentimes, military brides and grooms are serving at stations away from home when planning a wedding. Planning from a distance can be challenging. If possible, brides should designate a trusted friend or family member local to Coastal Virginia to help by meeting with vendors, checking out venues and coordinating details. Websites like TheKnot.com and the Better Business Bureau Wedding Resource Center can also help brides find trusted vendors from a distance.  Will you be getting married around a popular holiday? Military couples tend to set the date around a holiday when they have scheduled leave time. This makes the days around Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day very popular military wedding dates. If you will be planning your wedding around a popular holiday, make sure you book your vendors as soon as possible. Photographers, caterers, DJs and other vendors are often booked very far in advance during these peak times. Also understand the cost to book venues will likely be higher during these popular times. Discuss with your partner whether a weekday wedding might be an option for you if the weekend prices are very high around your wedding date.  Will you include military traditions in your wedding? Being in the military does not dictate that you must incorporate military formalities into your wedding, but many military couples choose to commemorate their service on their special day. One of the most obvious decisions is whether to dress in uniform. If the groom chooses to dress in uniform, the members of his wedding party who belong to a military branch will generally also wear uniforms. You might ask friends and family who are in the military and attending your wedding to dress in uniform as well. Brides who are service members can of course also choose to dress in uniform, though most forego this option in favor of a traditional wedding gown. If you have other military members in attendance, it is also traditional to seat them by rank during the reception. The saber arch is another military tradition you might consider including. Typically you would need 6–8 service members to create the arch, which creates a walkway for the bride and groom, usually immediately following the ceremony. Service members face some unique challenges when planning a wedding. Fortunately, many vendors in Coastal Virginia have experience working with military brides and grooms and are happy to help accommodate them on their special day. —Chelsea Sherman

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In Trend : Reception Games

Unique Entertainment To Wow Your Guests And Make Your Party Perfect Perhaps one of the most stressful parts of a wedding for the bride and groom is making sure the guests are entertained throughout the day. Between the ceremony, taking photos and making your rounds to greet everyone, the last thing you want to worry about is keeping everyone happy. Planning some exciting games and activities is the perfect way to keep your guests amused during wedding downtime. You can provide games during the cocktail hour while the wedding party takes photos and even during the reception as a break from dancing. Here are 10 ideas for spicing up the party for your guests with games and entertainment at your wedding: OUTDOOR GAMES 1. Cornhole: Your favorite tailgating pastime can serve as a fun game for your guests while they wait for the reception to start. Customize your boards with your wedding date and save them as a memento of the day. 2. Jenga: Everyone loves a good game of Jenga, and you can even use the game as a guest book of sorts. Have your guests sign their names on the pieces or write a word of advice or encouragement for your new life together. 3. Sack Race: Get a few burlap potato sacks and have a throwback to elementary school field days. 4. Oversized board games: An outdoor cocktail hour is the perfect opportunity for a giant game of Connect 4, Checkers, Scrabble or Tic Tac Toe. These games are entertaining and look great in photos. 5. Horseshoe toss: Apropos as horseshoes are traditionally a symbol of good luck for newlyweds, a horseshoe toss is easy to set up outdoors and fun for kids and adults alike.

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8. Wedding Mad Libs: Who doesn’t love a game of Mad Libs? Write up a customized worksheet for your guests to fill out during cocktail hour. Have the DJ read the best ones between songs at the reception, or post them on your wedding website later. 9. Caricatures: Hire an artist to draw caricatures. Your guests will remember the experience and go home with a personalized souvenir from the day. 10.He said/she said: For this game, the bride and groom will both answer the same set of questions prior to the wedding. The questions can be anything from “What did you think of your spouse after the first date?” to “What do you love most about your spouse?” Have the DJ read the answers aloud and the guests can guess who gave which answer. Your wedding entertainment can be as unique and personalized as you want it to be. Remember that at the end of the day, this day is about you and your spouse. Keep your guests occupied, but also be sure that their attention is on you during the important moments. Plan ahead with your DJ so he or she can keep the party going at a pace you are happy with. Most of all, have fun with it—this day is a celebration of your new life with your other half, so make it memorable. —Chelsea Sherman

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1) Let’s say I’m a bride who just got engaged and I have no clue where to begin. What are the first steps when starting to plan, and how can Sweetwater help?  It is never too early to begin planning! One of the first things to consider is a venue. After choosing the venue you will know what services they offer in-house and can move forward. Sweetwater Cuisine offers a full-service approach with one-stop shopping. Not only do we have a venue, but we provide award-winning catering services, event design, floral packages and entertainment packages on-site. This makes it so easy for brides! If you have chosen another venue, we can provide off-site catering services and can provide rental services, as well. Your vision. Our artistry. It’s a perfect marriage! 2) Tell us a little bit about what sets apart Sweetwater’s Grits to Glam offerings from other caterers.   Sweetwater offers both familiar comfort foods and amazing chef-crafted cuisine that will have your guests raving for years to come! We pride ourselves on beautiful food displays which incorporate the themes you have chosen for your event. Our stations and buffets are carefully designed to enhance your event and capture your vision. We strive to make each event unique. 3) What are some of the food and drink trends that you feel will never go out of style? Since we are a coastal city, you will always find seafood woven throughout our menus. However, we always are finding new ways to incorporate classics. For instance, our crab cakes are delicious and are one of our top sellers, but we also offer crab beignets and crab cheesecakes as options. These are similar flavor profiles, but different presentations. Other classics are filet of beef, fresh seasonal fruit, and artisan cheeses. These stay around in some form, even though presentation ideas are freshened up a bit.   4) Any new surprises or touches in the catering realm that you find could signal a new or lasting trend? While vintage-themed events have been around for several years, we are seeing elements of glamour and nature being added for a modern twist. While we are adding modern gold furniture to our station displays, we are adding wild game to our menus and fern to the bouquets. The place-settings are being transformed with vintage plates, but modern gold flatware and eclectic glassware. The seated, plated meal is making a strong comeback as events are becoming more formal.

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About the Expert Jodi Newland opened Sweetwater Cuisine in 2004, which quickly became one of Hampton Roads’ most sought-after catering companies. Sweetwater specializes in weddings, but it doesn’t stop there. Jodi’s love of serving others spills over into many other areas. Visit her at Sweetwater on the first and third Sundays of the month for their famous Sunday Brunch from 11–3 pm, which is reminiscent of Sunday lunch at Grandma’s. Jodi is also the founder and Executive Director of Daniel’s Grace, a local non-profit that offers financial assistance to families who are battling cancer. She also helped found The Full Circle Project, a program designed to educate underprivileged youth in the areas of culinary and life skills.

What is the advantage to buying a loose diamond? It gives you a great view of the diamond from all angles. We recommend you compare different diamonds side by side in order to make the best decision. Can you explain a bit about the 4 C’s?   Have an expert guide you on the 4 C’s of a diamond–cut, color, clarity and carat weight. Diamonds in the industry are rated in this manner so it is important to understand what you are looking at. How many different stones would you recommend looking at? View a selection of diamonds. You are not getting a true feel for different colors and clarities when only looking at one diamond. As experts in guidance, selection and education it is important to show our clients multiple offerings. Do you ever advocate purchasing a diamond online? We recommend never purchasing a diamond sight unseen. When purchasing online, you see the good and the bad. In our showroom, we keep the top 20 percent of all diamonds mined and manufactured. Diamond specifications may be exactly the same, but two diamonds could look totally different. At the end of the day it is best to buy a diamond with your eyes! Why is having an engagement ring budget important? By having a budget in mind, you will absolutely get the best value for superior cut graded diamonds at Diamonds Direct. Once you have gone through our education process, you will be able to view a variety of diamonds and choose the diamond that is perfect for you.

About the Expert Tery A. Vari, General Manager, has been with Diamonds Direct since 2011. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from The Ohio State University. Tery has been in the jewelry industry for 25 years and holds various honors and distinctions, including one from The Diamond Council of America. Previously, he has held leadership positions at Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and Reeds Jewelers. He is well known in the industry as an expert in training and development. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and family.

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Forget Monochromatic Color Schemes. These Bride Sidekicks Make An Impression With Patterns That Pop. rom bold geometric designs to subtle feminine f lorals, bridesmaid dresses these days are anything but boring. Fashion-forward looks allow you to go way beyond mundane and matchy-matchy choices and instead consider f lattering and fun gowns that bring some attention to your best gals and make them stand out in style. Compiled by Melissa M. Stewart

Allure Bridals Style 1440. This In Bloom collection gown features subtle floral print in shades of pink and yellow. All the Rage, Virginia Beach, StudioIDo.com.

Alfred Sung Style D724P. Full-length, strapless sateen twill dress with slight sweetheart neckline, black bodice and striped shirred skirt with pockets at side seams. Ava Clara Couture Bridal, Virginia Beach, AvaClaraBridal.com.

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Jenny Yoo Collection Watercolor Prints Maia. Shirred, strapless bodice with a sweetheart neckline and A-line skirt with convertible panels that can be raised and manipulated to create alternative necklines and skirt details. A detachable tulle sash that can be used to tie around the waist to create definition and finish the look is included. Ava Clara Couture Bridal, Virginia Beach, AvaClaraBridal.com

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Hayley Paige Occasions 5717. Almond caviar modified A-line bridesmaid gown, with curved V-neckline and natural waist. House of Maya Bridal, Norfolk, HouseOfMayaBridal.com.

Hayley Paige Occasions 5719. Mauve English net over mauve caviar modified A-line bridesmaid gown with draped bodice and natural waist. House of Maya Bridal, Norfolk, HouseOfMayaBridal.com.

Elle Zeitoune Charlie Palm Print Gown. Bold tropical and floralprint, off-the-shoulder, fitted dress with sweetheart neckline. ElleZeitoune.com.au.

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Disney’s Tangled Inspired This Fairytale Virginia Beach Wedding Compiled by Chelsea Sherman Photography by Angie McPherson Photography Who: Chelsea Laurens, doctor of physical therapy student at Old Dominion University, and Jaine Lindo, tax administrative assistant at Cherry Bekaert. When: June 11, 2016. Where: The Founders Inn and Spa, Virginia Beach. Guest List: Roughly 160 guests traveled from Roanoke, St. Maarten, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon and even China. Where They Met: By chance during college when Chelsea was a freshman and Jaine was a senior. One day, they both happened to be visiting a friend in the dorms and met in the dorm lobby. Later that same day, they ran into each other again at Walmart. Chelsea asked Jaine to help her find an item, and he happily helped her search for it. As he searched—or rather, stalled—the two talked and got to know each other. It was the start of their wonderful adventure together. Engagement: Jaine surprised Chelsea by coming to town a day earlier than he had planned for Thanksgiving two years ago. They took a trip to the beach after work, and as they walked through the sand dunes, Chelsea suddenly heard a violinist playing “A Thousand Years” and saw purple petals positioned into a heart shape in the sand. Jaine asked Chelsea to spend the rest of her life with him, and she could not have been happier to say yes. Wedding Wishes: “Disney, Disney, Disney! I wanted it everywhere without being tacky,” Chelsea says. Having a stress-free wedding day was also very important to the couple, so they made sure to find a wedding planner they could trust. Holly Coriell of Just Dandy Events helped make their day go smoothly and took the stress off their shoulders. Having their pastor, Eric Thomas from First Baptist Church of Norfolk, there to provide a powerful message of selflessness and pray over their marriage with their closest friends and family was also one of the most important parts of the day for the couple. What’s Next: After their wedding, Jaine and Chelsea enjoyed a honeymoon at Disney World. Right now, Chelsea is focused on finishing school to become a doctor of physical therapy. “Jaine has been so patient with the demands that are put on me as a student, and he’s always been so supportive. I don’t know what I would do without him!” Chelsea says.

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BRIDE: Gown and tiara—David’s Bridal GROOM: Suit—Bobby Macc TWIRLING HIS PRINCESS: Really, can it get more Disney than that? TWO LANDS APART: Chelsea’s sand was taken from Sandbridge in Virginia Beach, while Jaine’s was from his childhood home of St. Maarten. The sweet words on the unity sand set are taken from Pocahontas. It was appropriate for Jaine and Chelsea, who come from two different countries and who had a long distance relationship during college. BRIDAL BLING: Jaine picked out a yellow sapphire engagement ring for Chelsea. “I just told him that I wanted something small and unique, and he definitely delivered,” Chelsea says. Chelsea handmade the ring boxes bearing the enchanted flower from Tangled. FUR BABY: Chelsea fostered little Lee while working for a rescue in North Carolina. She loved him so much she decided to adopt him. “We are just a little family for now until we decide to have kids one day,” Chelsea says.

DECADENT CHOICES: For dessert, guests could choose from seven different cupcake flavors created by Bliss Bakery. “We wanted a way that everyone could get something they would like and even take some home with them,” Chelsea says. KEEP IN TOUCH: Chelsea found the idea for the Keep in Touch book on Pinterest. They used it for sending thank you cards, as well as sending birthday cards throughout the year. “It has been one of the best decisions of the day for sure,” Chelsea says. CEREMONY SOUNDTRACK: And I Love Her Violins provided the beautiful instrumental Disney songs during the ceremony and cocktail hour. Chelsea walked down the aisle to “I See the Light” from Tangled. BIRTHDAY SURPRISE: Everyone surprised Chelsea with a special cupcake for her birthday, which was the next day. They stopped the reception to sing “Happy Birthday” to her.

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ENCHANTED FLOWERS: Chelsea’s bouquet was inspired by the enchanted flower in Tangled and the movie’s iconic colors, plum and yellow. Fluttering Flowers even added an LED light to make the flowers glow just like in the movie. IN REMEMBRANCE: Jaine’s father passed away, and Chelsea wanted to make sure she did something special to have him represented on his son’s wedding day. Chelsea made the special boutonniere photos for Jaine and his brother, the best man, and Jaine’s mother presented them to her sons as they got ready for the wedding. LITTLE PRINCESSES: Chelsea’s goddaughter and cousin shared flower girl duties. TASTEFUL TIARA: Chelsea wanted to feel like a princess on her big day, without doing anything too over the top. The tiara she chose was the first one she tried on. Right away she knew it added just the royal touch she was looking for. LANTERNS: The lantern centerpieces are reminiscent of the paper lanterns at the center of the Tangled storyline. Chelsea loved adding subtle touches from the movie wherever it was appropriate. PERFECT GENTLEMEN: The ring bearers were Chelsea’s cousin and her maid of honor’s son. The older boys who helped escort the guests are children Chelsea has been babysitting since they were in diapers. “They are like family to me, and it was extremely important to me that I included them,” Chelsea says.

Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Maggie Carter Groom’s Hair: Taffi Designz Caterer: Founders Inn and Spa Wedding Planner: Just Dandy Events Violinist and Guitarist: And I Love Her Violins Cake and Cupcakes: Bliss Bakery Music: Astro Entertainment Florist: Fluttering Flowers 7102 REMMUS/GNIRPS

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Blissful Mint and Blush and Flawless Florals Made for a Charming Outdoor Wedding in Gloucester Compiled by Chelsea Sherman • Photography by Jessica Ryan Photography Who: Kelly Purcell, patient care advocate at NowCare Urgent Care, and Stephen Best, inspector for the City of Chesapeake. When: June 3, 2017. Where: The Inn at Warner Hall, Gloucester. Guest List: 175 guests traveled from Chesapeake and Gloucester. Where They Met: Stephen and Kelly met online. They first spent time together in the Outer Banks in July of 2014, and the rest is history.

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Engagement: It was Thanksgiving weekend, and Kelly and Stephen were traveling back up to Harrisonburg, where they were living at the time. On the way back, the couple stopped at Keswick Vineyard. After a romantic day of wine tasting, Stephen knelt down next to the outdoor fireplace and popped the question. “It was raining, so it might not have seemed perfect to everyone else, but it was perfect to me,” Kelly remembers.

Wedding Wishes: “Our wedding was absolutely perfect and everything I dreamed of,” Kelly says. Being surrounded by family and friends at the venue she fell in love with at first sight, marrying the man of her dreams, was all she ever wanted. What’s Next: The Bests have been renovating a house since last October and are so happy to have established a beautiful place to start their life together.

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BRIDE: Gown and veil—Ava Clara Bridal. GROOM: Suit—Jos. A. Bank. THE INN: Both lovers of history, Stephen and Kelly instantly fell in love with The Inn at Warner Hall, which is George Washington’s great-great-grandparents’ home. Wedding guests were able to explore the historic inn during cocktail hour. The wedding party also had the privilege of staying there during the wedding weekend. POPCORN FAVORS: “We wanted something different that people would actually snack on at the end of the night,” Kelly says. They ordered the handmade gourmet popcorn from Northern Neck Popcorn Bag in Kilmarnock.

INVITATIONS: Kelly picked the gorgeous floral invitations out at boutique paper store Papeterie in Kilmarnock. HERE IN SPIRIT: “My dad passed away about 10 years ago, and I wanted him to be part of the wedding,” Kelly says. The photo was a gift from Kelly’s cousin. OUTDOOR WEDDING: “We’ve both always wanted an outdoor wedding. Being history lovers and Southerners, it felt like it was in our roots to get married here,” Kelly says. WREATH: The monogram was a wedding shower gift, which the florist turned into a gorgeous wreath for the front door of the inn.

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GETTING READY IN STYLE: Kelly ordered the getting ready robes for her bridesmaids from Etsy. “I never really thought about there being a theme for the day, but everything ended up being these beautiful florals and coordinating really well,” Kelly says. ELEGANT CAKE: The couple chose a two-tiered cake accompanied by cupcakes from Cakes to Remember. The cake was a layer of key lime and a layer of coconut flavor. RECEPTION: The venue provided all the necessities for the reception, including tables, chairs and table covers. “They did a beautiful job and made the day that much easier,” Kelly says. SOFT FLORALS: Kelly has always known what her wedding colors would be. When it came time to plan, she shared her vision with Williamsburg Floral. They have done many weddings at the venue, so Kelly trusted they would come up with a beautiful plan that reflected her vision for her day. BIG WEDDING PARTY: Kelly’s bridesmaids were a mix of friends and family she’s known forever. “I knew I wanted a lot of friends by my side,” Kelly says. The groomsmen included Stephen’s brother and his close friends from high school and college.

Hair: Rachel Brooks, Bubbles Salons Makeup: Jennifer Bishop, Merle Norman Cosmetics Caterer: A Sharper Palate Cake and Cupcakes: Cakes to Remember Florist: Williamsburg Floral Music: Gwin Entertainment

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SimplySouthern A Suffolk Shoot Studded With Vintage Touches Mixes The Past And Present To Create A Look That Never Goes Out of Style

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Sharon Royster grew up surrounded by antiques and developed an attraction to anything vintage. So, the owner of Chic Unique Vintage Rentals & Events adored creating a quintessentially Southern photo shoot with elements from her Suffolk shop that reflected her Virginia roots.

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“This shoot was very near and dear to me because everyone involved is from the Suffolk area,” Royster says. “I wanted to showcase the talented creatives in Suffolk so that brides-to-be could see that it is a great place to get married. We have cool venues, talented vendors and everything you could imagine to create a dream wedding.” Royster says she continues to meet modern couples in love with a vintage look, whether it’s in the small details or a fullscale, vintage-themed wedding.

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“Vintage never goes out of style,” Royster says. “Mixing the past with the present creates a wow factor that’s hard to beat. I am so pleased to meet and work with couples who share my love for it and want to use it at their weddings.”

Photography: Nicholas Woolsey Photography, NicholasWoolseyPhoto.com | Concept, Design and Rentals: Chic Unique Vintage Rentals & Events, ChicUniqueRentals.com Venue: Vintage Venues, EastSideRides.com | Lighting: Music Makes You Happy, MusicMakesYouHappyDJ.com | Catering: MOSAIC Restaurant, Suffolk, MosaicEdibles.com Hair: Lauren Hiles Hair @ Salon on Pointe, LaurenHilesHair.com | Makeup: Summer Cowan | Cake: Jeff’s Sir-Cakes-A-Lot, JeffsSirCakesAlot.com Bridal Bouquet and Groom’s Boutonniere: C & J Floral Design, Facebook.com/CJFloralDesign | Sweetheart Table Florals: Johnson’s Gardens, Inc., JohnsonsGardensVa.com Gown: House of Maya, HouseOfMayaBridal.com | Stationery: KBuck Studios, KBuckStudios.com | Vintage Car: Lisa and Randy Byrne, EastSideRides.com PR: Misty Prewitt, MistySavesTheDay.com | Models: Randall and Kristen Privette 34

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Green Bash An Eco-Friendly Wedding That Everyone, Including The Earth, Can’t Help But Adore

Going green on your big day doesn’t have to be difficult. Make a plan with our planet in mind by choosing organic f lowers, an outdoor setting, farm-to-table food, biodegradable place settings, a litter-free send-off and other simple and environmentally-conscious touches. Vendors these days are used to working with couples who wish to love and protect each other and the Earth. >>

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Photography: Michael Dragon, Dragon Studio, DragonPhotoStudio.com

Makeup: About Face MakeUp Artistry & Aesthetics, AboutFaceMUA.com

Coordination & Styling: Misty Prewitt, Misty Saves the Day, MistySavesTheDay.com

Hair: Beauty by Sharra, BeautyBySharra.com

Venue: Norfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkBotanialGarden.org Bridal Attire: JeilynĂŠ Santana, JeilyneSantana.com

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Cake: Kadi Bakes, KadiBakes.com

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Flatware: Urban Outfitters

Catering: Marigold & Honey, the cafe at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, NorfolkBotanicalGarden.org

Chargers: Pier 1 Plates: Joanne Hudson Basics Wine glasses: Refresh Glass

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Joyful Send-offs Helps Couples Create Memorable and Litter-Free Wedding Finales Last summer Laura McKay spent about five hours on a remote barrier island off Virginia’s coast and picked up more than 300 balloons and ribbons. "It was a real eye-opener!” says McKay, Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program Manager. "Clean-up events just in Virginia from 2010–2014 documented almost 5,000 pieces of balloon litter." In 2013 the Virginia Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program held a marine debris summit which led to the creation of a Virginia Marine Debris Reduction Plan. The program quickly zeroed in on the deadliest debris to marine wildlife, and balloons were an obvious target. According to CZM, balloon litter poses one of the greatest risks to marine animals in terms of ingestion and entanglement. Balloons are mistaken for food such as jellyfish by sea turtles, and the ribbons on balloons are a major entanglement threat to birds and other animals on land and on the sea. Further research led to an understanding of who plans balloon release events—and, most importantly, why. Katie Register, director of Clean Virginia Waterways and co-lead of this effort noted that, “Weddings are of course happy occasions. Balloon releases are also planned for sad events, like memorials. Doing this research was necessary to inform what we hope will be a series of successful campaign and education efforts to reduce balloon releases and litter.” Findings led to the Joyful Send-off campaign kicking off in August 2017. Before launching, it was important that campaign leaders spoke and listened to brides about what a wedding sendoff ceremony meant to them. The campaign encourages send-off activities that provide memorable, joyful, picture-perfect, and litter-free alternatives to balloon releases. “We hope that brides and grooms will learn that all released balloons become litter and will not organize or participate in a balloon release in the years to come,” says Virginia Witmer, Virginia CZM Outreach Coordinator. Joyful Send-off is a project of the Virginia CZM Program funded through grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program and Office of Coastal Management and with technical and financial support from Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University, as well as contributions from many others. On the website JoyfulSendoff.org, engaged couples will find many fun, memorable and picture-perfect send-off ideas. All of the ideas engage family and friends in a memorable celebratory send-off and have the added benefit of being litter-free. Some popular options include creating a curtain of bubbles or ribbon wands in a couple's wedding colors imprinted with their names and wedding date. "Making these wands together with family and friends prior to the wedding can be a fun and quite meaningful activity," says Register. "Bells can be added to the end of the wand so a joyful noise accompanies the waves of color during a wedding send-off. In the spring, flower petals offer a myriad of delightful color to a send-off, and in autumn, fall leaves against a bright blue sky are an amazing backdrop to a send-off. All of these send-off activities result in beautiful wedding pictures. "We have spoken with many future brides and grooms and heard that there is great interest in having a beautiful ceremony that is also respectful of the environment." says McKay. "It is a legacy a couple can start together at their wedding—and grow and share throughout their marriage." And the partners in the Joyful Send-off campaign are committed to helping and protecting and preserving Virginia’s environment. "Not only is this a goal of the programs we work for, but every day we each enjoy the natural beauty that Virginia has to offer," says Witner. "In the future, we hope to walk down the beach and in the waves, and find not balloons and other litter, but shells and other treasures from the sea." —MMS

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Autumnal Blast A Fresh Fall Color Palette Makes Our Seasonal Shoot Quite Striking

We beg you to reconsider your notion of traditional fall wedding hues. The tones you will find on the following pages—orange, peach, minty blue and olive—feel as crisp and refreshing as an autumn evening. The Woman's Club of Portsmouth provided an elegant backdrop for our color scheme, and gowns from Milk & Honey Bride, a boutique catering to brides of all shapes and sizes, rounded out an unexpected seasonal showcase that you will surely appreciate. Look ahead for autumnal inspiration. Photography by Dragon Studio; Styling by Misty Saves the Day

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Gown: Mikaella by Paloma Blanca, an offthe-shoulder dress with natural lace with over latte lining, sweetheart neckline and fit and flare silhouette with scallop edging.

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Gown: Milk & Honey’s exclusive Julep collection, a sheath silhouette dress with Chantilly and Venetian lace with a sheer back and v-neck.

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Gown: Lillian West by Justin Alexander, a geometric, handplaced lace dress with a sweetheart neckline and fit and flare silhouette. Accessories: Ti Adoro earrings and headpiece. Bel Aire waltz-length veil.

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Gown: Mikaella by Paloma Blanca 2017 collection, a dress with crepe bateau neckline and drop waist with a semi-full, airy tulle skirt and light horsehair hem. Accessories: Blossom veils and accessories hand-beaded veil and sash. Bel Aire silver and crystal hair vine.

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CREDITS Models: Lauren Hairston and Kimberly Faison Photography: Michael Dragon, Dragon Studio, DragonPhotoStudio.com Coordination & Styling: Misty Prewitt, Misty Saves the Day, MistySavesTheDay.com Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth, WomansClubOfPortsmouth.com Bridal Attire: Milk & Honey Bride, MilkAndHoneyBride.com Hair: Amanda Pruitt, Mystique Salon & Skin Spa, MystiqueSalonAndSkinSpa.com Makeup: Amy Brox, Mystique Salon & Skin Spa, MystiqueSalonAndSkinSpa.com

Florist: Black Iris Floral Events, BlackIrisFloralEvents.com China: Bed, Bath & Beyond, BedBathAndBeyond.com Paper/Calligraphy/HandLettering: Ceindy Doodles, Ceindyton.com Cake and Desserts: Kadi Bakes, KadiBakes.com Jewelry: Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge, EitherOreStrawbridge.com Backdrop: Katherine Hallberg Design, KatherineHallbergDesign.com Vintage Rentals (Chairs, Tables, Olive Glassware): Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals, MadHatterVintage.com F A L L / W I N T E R 2 0 1 7 C O A S TA L V I R G I N I A B R I D E

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A Resource Guide of our advertisers.

WEDDING WISH LIST

CATERING

Wedding WISH LIST

ENTERTAINMENT

FASHION

We are professional and interactive, Award-Winning DJs proudly serving all of Hampton Roads. COLONIAL DJS 757-865-0020 www.colonialdjs.com

We will make sure your day is as special as you have always dreamed. JEFF’S FLOWERS OF COURSE 300 Ed Wright Ln., Ste. F, Newport News 757-827-5333 www.jeffsflowers.com JEWELRY

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Honeymooning on the beach? Find the ideal swimsuit & accessories for your special time away! MEGS SWIMWEAR 307 Laskin Rd. (31st St.) 2 blocks from the ocean Open Year Round 757-428-7945

Local does not mean “limited” nor “expensive.” At Ames Tuxedos, local defines “special” and “different” and the perfect choice for your men’s formalwear. AMES TUXEDOS 10 Towne Centre Way, Hampton, VA 23666 757-825-3335 • www.amestuxedos.com

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Free Wedding Consultation. Wholesale pricing on the largest selection of fresh cut flowers, silk and wedding supplies. NORFOLK WHOLESALE FLORAL 601 E Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA 23510 757-625-0901 www.norfolkwholesalefloral.com JEWELRY

Come visit us for all of your jewelry needs, from engagement and bridal accessories to repairs and appraisals. EITHER ORE JEWELERS STRAWBRIDGE 2165 General Booth Blvd., #160, Virginia Beach 23454 757-430-8116 www.EitherOreStrawbridge.com

757-565-2955 www.pierces.com/catering.php

FASHION

FLOWERS

FLOWERS

Let all the good food and good times of your Virginia Tradition be a part of your celebration. PIERCE’S PITT BAR-B-QUE

Complete hair and makeup services for your wedding day. SALON VIVACE Locations in Newport News, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg and Richmond www.salonvivace.com

RENTALS

Your Love. Our Passion.

All your rental needs for any special occasion!

DIAMONDS DIRECT 4452 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-837-0288 | www.DiamondsDirect.com

HAMPTON ROADS EVENT RENTALS 4815 George Washington Memorial Hwy. Yorktown, VA 23692 757-890-4700 • www.HamptonRoadsEventRentals.com

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Looking for fun, memorable and picture-perfect wedding send-off ideas? Visit JoyfulSendoff.org. WWW.JOYFULSENDOFF.ORG

VENUE

VENUE

A unique and lovely setting for your affordable, intimate wedding, vow renewal, or elopement ceremony. The Wedding Chapel at The Magnolia House Inn 232 S. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23669 757-722-2888 www.VirginiaWeddingChapel.com VENUE

Enjoy your rehearsal dinner or reception in our private “Portside Room”. FIN SEAFOOD 3150 William Styron Square, Newport News, VA 23606 757-599-5800 www.finseafood.com

“Don’t travel without us.” Trust your honeymoon to our experienced travel experts. CI AZUMANO TRAVEL Virginia Beach • Norfolk • Newport News 757-627-8000 | www.ciazumanotravel.com

VENUE

VENUE

Our unparalleled cuisine, sumptuous surroundings & gracious service will have them talking about your once-in-a-lifetime event for years to come. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 205 Central Park Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-705-5251 | www.sizzlingsteak.com

VENUE

Private intimate dining for weddings, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal showers and other special events. ALDO’S RISTORANTE 1860 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach 23454 757-491-1111 www.AldosVB.com

VENUE

For every wedding—you imagine the possibilities and we’ll take care of the rest. HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-213-3455 www.hiltonvb.com/weddings

VENUE

Understated elegance in the heart of Williamsburg. FORD’S COLONY COUNTRY CLUB 757.258.4120 shay.rybin@clubcorp.com www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Ford-s-Colony-Country-Club/ VENUE

Plan your reception or private party with a view of the York River RIVERWALK RESTAURANT 323 Water St., Yorktown 23690 757-875-1522 www.riverwalkrestaurant.net

Looking for a stylish wedding with rooms for your guests? Book here! DOUBLETREE BY HILTON VIRGINIA BEACH 1900 Pavilion Dr., Virginia Beach 23451 757-437-2022 www.VirginiaBeach.DoubleTree.com VENUE

Weddings on the Water SHERATON NORFOLK WATERSIDE NORFOLK’S ONLY WATERFRONT HOTEL! 777 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510 757-640-2741 (Wedding Specialist) sheratonnorfolkwaterside.com/weddings

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Our wedding team will take care of your every need, from planning to execution. WYNDHAM VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT & SURF CLUB OCEAN GRILLE 5700 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 757-428-4752 | www.WyndhamVirginiaBeach.com

TRAVEL

WEDDING WISH LIST

SEND-OFF PLANNING

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Cheers! Check the one that applies to you. However, ALL of them are great reasons to come to the 5th annual Coastal Virginia WINEFEST.

Engagement Anniversary Just Married Bachelor/ Bachelorette Outing Bridal Shower Know Someone Who Is Engaged

Swimwear for Misses, Juniors & Children

Know Someone Who Is Married None of the above

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JANUARY 27, 2018 VIRGINIA BEACH CONVENTION CENTER CoVaWinefest.com

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Coastal Virginia Bride Fall/Winter 2017-2018  

This fall/winter edition features an Autumn Blast, a fresh fall color palette for fall, a simply southern wedding adds vintage touches mixin...

Coastal Virginia Bride Fall/Winter 2017-2018  

This fall/winter edition features an Autumn Blast, a fresh fall color palette for fall, a simply southern wedding adds vintage touches mixin...