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Whether you fall in love with our Grand Staircase, the elegant charm of our Ballrooms or the breathtaking view from our Outdoor Terrace, we are Hampton Roads’ finest setting for your Wedding Day. Our award winning cuisine and high level of service has set the standard that others follow. Please contact our Marriott certified Wedding Planner for more information. 235 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 | 757-627-4200 3

Custom made jewelry from 3-D CAD designs… “My custom ring... way beyond my expectations! Never had so many compliments. Thank you!” ~Debbie


matters to you matters to Madison Jewelers!

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The Perfect Beach For That Perfect Day

Breathtaking Scenery Warm Coastal Breezes Spectacular Sunsets Modern Amenities

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scene & heard The bridal scene in Virginia is ever-changing.


By Kim Wadsworth

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on an Elegant WaterfrontWedding‌

Our award-winning team of culinary experts and dedicated staff

bring together the traditions that have created over 84 years of memories. With the Chesapeake Bay as your backdrop, The Chamberlin offers both indoor and outdoor settings and venue spaces for grand or intimate occasions. The Chamberlin will create a worryfree, picture-perfect waterfront wedding that you will always treasure!

Located on Historic Fort Monroe 2 Fenwick Road Hampton,VA 23651

Weddings, Receptions, Dinners, Luncheons, Bridal Showers & More Call Today For Your Personal Tour! (757) 637 - 7200 24

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Make Falling in Love a Historic Occasion at Virginia’s Premiere Wedding Destination

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Guess who’s behind every bride’s wedding day beauty?

Photos: Echard Wheeler

For over 20 years, Kim Wadsworth and her BridesMade team of artists have brought customized makeup and hair design on location for portrait, rehearsal dinner and wedding day requests. We Bring Beauty to You / / 757 617 3587

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Whether you are planning a formal or casual wedding we specialize in creating the perfect cake, cupcakes and display for your event.

Contact us today for your complimentary tasting! 757-560-4856

2165 General Booth Blvd. • Virginia Beach, VA 23454 757.430.8116 • M–F 10–6pm, Sat 10–4pm • Closed Sunday

Perfectly planned for a beautiful beginning.


ecause it truly is your day, you can be sure that we are fully committed to every detail of your wedding. Whether you prefer an intimate gathering or grand event, Double Tree can help you orchestrate the celebration of your dreams. l Fully customizable rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, party and honeymoon packages l Special guestroom packages for the Bride and Groom, Family and Guests l Designated wedding and event planner on staff l Attentive, courteous staff and convenient amenities for your guests

Call our Catering Specialist to begin your journey. 757.437.2022 or email 1900 Pavilion Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 41

The romantic, southern plantation wedding of your dreams is here at historic

Westover Plantation

We offer customized opportunities and magical occasions for romantic celebrations including weddings, vow renewals, engagements and anniversaries.

Photos courtesy of Don Williamson Photography & Tiffany Zettlemoyer Photography


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Swimwear For Misses & Juniors in Sizes 4-24 Large Selection of Coverups, Shoes and Sportswear Jewelry, Accessories and Fine Gifts 307 Laskin Rd. (31st Street) Oceanfront Virginia Beach




Personalized, Full-Service Showroom for the Bride, Groom, Bridal Party, Mothers & Other Special Occasions On-Premise Alterations & Custom Gown Designers Endless Resources from Our In-House Wedding Planning Studio, Floral Designer & Photographer 12 Best Square, Norfolk • 461-1690 •

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Please call for your private appointment today


La Promenade Shoppes, Virginia Beach Top Pick The Knot Wedding Wire Best Bridal Boutique

Winner Best of The Beach Best Vendor Virginia Living Magazine

Your Happily Ever After Starts Here

The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront has a location for every wedding occasion. From a bridal party at our rooftop bar and infinity pool, to romantic beach weddings and grand receptions in the region’s most elegant oceanfront ballroom — you imagine the possibilities and we’ll take care of the rest. To arrange a personal tour with our wedding specialists, please call 757.213.2324. 51



the Perfect Pairing Planning your wedding can be a dream experience, with some unique inspiration and planning tips from Cupcake’s wedding expert, Alison Hotchkiss.

The Signature Wedding Wine

Food Style The food you serve and how you serve it says a lot about how you want to celebrate your big day. There is no right or wrong only what works for you: • Do you want to serve dinner plated, family style or as a buffet? • Do you want a dessert bar featuring your personal favorites? Assorted cupcakes? A traditional wedding cake? • Consider other signature flourishes, such as paper cones filled with French fries or a midnight snack to keep the party going. Cupcake has a delicious midnight snack menu at Looking for some foodie inspiration for your wedding? Visit CupcakeWeddings. com/VirginiaBride to find Cupcake’s seasonal, versatile and delicious menus. Get ready to Love Deliciously!

A Red, A White and Some Bubbles • Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are very popular varietals at weddings right now. • Cupcake Vineyards winemaker Adam Richardson also suggests Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon as your red and white wine choices. • A sparkling wine adds that celebratory element, and Cupcake has two beautiful bubblies: Cupcake Prosecco and Cupcake Moscato d’Asti. • Use our beverage calculator at to help estimate your beverage needs.

Cupcake at your wedding! We want you to experience the wedding of your dreams. The Cupcake Vineyards Celebratory Bottle Program helps by elevating your beverages, not your budget, and includes: • Limited-edition keepsake 3L* bottle of Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon • Silver ink pen for guests to sign the bottle • Cake kine set

Ask your caterer or hotel, or visit for more information. For more of Alison’s tips, visit

*One 3L bottle of Cupcake Cabernet Sauvignon is equivalent to 4 standard 750mL bottles. ©2013 Cupcake Vineyards, Livermore, CA 53

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Cu stom Bri dal Pavi lions & Chu ppahs This hand-felted veil, encrusted with 20mm freshwater, baroque pearls by international textile artist Elizabeth Anyaa, covers a bridal canopy inspired by the Sacred Geometry of London-based Keith Critchlow. This unique creation may be mounted in the garden and the veil tailored for a canopy bed. Custom designs available. For more information contact: info @ venuear Prices available on request.


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Let us be your first stop in your wedding planning journey!

A Complimentary Wedding Planning Studio 757-689-8082 Dream. Connect. Design. Located inside Maya Couture at 12 Best Square, Norfolk, VA 23502 61

Oceanfront Weddings at Their Best Experience the wedding of your dreams at the ALL NEW Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel where the glow of the sun on the beach comes second only, to the beauty of the bride. To arrange a personal tour please call our wedding specialist Bernadette Smith | 757.905.6218

Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel 3501 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach 62 63


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The ideal setting for weddings, corporate events and parties.

Specializing in gourmet wedding cupcakes, dessert bars, unique and custom flavors.

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Waterfront Location Catering Choices Spacious Dance Floor Fabulous Fireplace Outdoor Lawn Area

Twisted Sisters Cupcakes & Sugar Shack Café 2408 Princess Anne Road, VA Beach, VA 23456


Happily Ever After. Extraordinary people and life’s occasions are celebrated here. For over 33 years, our unparalleled quality, value and service have made us jeweler for a lifetime for multi-generations of clients. Like true love, our diamond and platinum treasures are designed to last. Always. Call for your complimentary diamond consult.

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Contact Erin Eissens (757) 490-6300 EEISSENS@CYPRESSPOINTGOLF.COM Cypress Point Country Club | 5340 Club Head Road | Virginia Beach 67

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The Vow Bridal Event Is A Celebration Of

Couture Runway Shows Tastings Marketplace Prizes Inspirations

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The 14th Annual Vow Bridal Event February 23, 2014 The Virginia Beach Convention Center 11am - 4pm

For advertisinG & sponsorship inForMation

soCial Media sponsor

To be a sponsor or to participate as a vendor please contact Katherine Byrd: 757-222-3945 | 757-288-9571 73

Hampton Roads’

Finest Bridal registry

(Next to Baker’s Crust) 1628 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach (757) 422-3313 Best of Virginia 2012 Recipient Top Wedding Vendor, 2013, Virginia Living Magazine 74 75

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The Lesner haLL and sunseT deck The WaTerside deck The Lynnhaven room • 757-481-1122 •

If you don’t value trust, why are you getting married? 5th generation jeweller Betsy Hardy brings her family’s legacy of quality, integrity and original design to every bride, every time. trust never goes out of style.

& So BeAutiFul togetHer

243 W. Bute Street Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 624.3920 Historic Freemason Area

Hardys Jewellers be distinctive. 600 22nd St at the Beach • 757.486.0469 79


Norfolk’s Only Waterfront Hotel

Beautiful Space for Receptions of All Sizes We Partner with You to Plan the Perfect Event Pleasant and Accommodating Staff Value Reception Packages Available Rehearsal Dinners and Farewell Brunches Overnight Accommodations for Out of Town Guests

Call our Catering Team at 757-640-2746 777 Waterside Dr. Norfolk Virginia 23510 • 757-622-6664 81

Make an entrance! Arrive in style in one of our vintAge rolls royce vehicles.

Delivering attention to detail that is second to none, from the red carpet treatment to the crystal Rolls Royce champagne flutes and our professional drivers, Sand Shark Limos provides the most elegant arrival and departure for the stylish couple on their wedding day.

SAND SHARK LIMOS for reservations and rates: 757.217.5899 Photo courtesy of MArk rodriguez PhotogrAPhy

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Brides. Bridal Parties. Grooms. The perfect place to get ready for the big event. Hair. Nails. Makeup. We do it all!






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November 2, 2013 Virginia Beach Convention Center

Contact Katherine Byrd at (757) 222-3945 or

Your Hall of Fame Moment Starts Here!

Photos courtesy of Cathy Benton Photography

Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum 206 High Street Olde Towne Portsmouth (757) 393-8031, ext 21

To have and to hold, from this day forward. Heirloom Lockets by Monica Rich Kosann Exclusively at

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“I do” now announce You said

your nuptial details HERE on the pages of Vow Bride Magazine!

Relax for your Big Day! We offer mobile massage for wedding parties ~ We cater to the Hampton Roads Area ~ Customized massages

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Now accepting submissions for the January 2014 edition and for For information and pricing, contact Katherine Byrd: | 757.222.3945

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Bridal showcase two rivers country cluB

Sunday, August 11, 2013 • 12 noon to 4 p.m. Visit our spectacular location on the James River to experience our facilities, services and gourmet food. Williamsburg’s top wedding professionals will be on site. Free admission. Call to register. 757-258-4610 ext. 210 Photo: ZH Studios

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