Author: The Zola Team

interior of Old Metropolitan Hall with long dinner table set with tall flower arrangements, candles, and place settings

Charlottesville Rehearsal Dinner Spaces on the Downtown Mall

Charlottesville is well known for its restaurants and is a prime destination for self-proclaimed foodies (in fact, this city ranked 14th in the nation for most restaurants per capita in 2013). But C’ville isn’t known just for its quantity of restaurants, but for the quality of those eateries as well. Which is why this city is a wonderful place for engaged couples (that’s you!) to host their weddings and all of the fun events before and after the ceremonies—including the rehearsal dinner. To give you an idea of what your Charlottesville rehearsal dinner could look (and taste) like, we’re highlighting the most Read More

bride and groom sitting on adirondack charis in front of a green hedge toasting glasses of bourbon

5 Signature Drink Ideas for Charleston Weddings

When you picture your Charleston wedding, you might envision moss-draped Live Oaks and wrought iron gates. Maybe you think of the sea breeze in your hair and sand between your toes on Charleston’s lovely beaches. Or perhaps the colorful facades of the old Rainbow Row homes are what come to mind. Whatever scenario plays out on your wedding day, we’re sure cocktails will be a part of it. The Holy City’s drinking culture stretches back to pre-Prohibition era, making a signature drink or two practically a necessity for Charleston couples. Since the South has a rich history with spirited libations, choosing a signature Read More

Top 4 Urban Wedding Venues in San Francisco

Oh, San Francisco weddings, the things you do to us. The West coast couples posed against stunning backdrops. The wedding décor that takes our breath away time and time again. The talented local wedding vendors whose creations make our hearts skip a beat. It’s safe to say we’re obsessed. But if we had to pick one element of San Francisco weddings that tops all the others, we’d tell you that urban wedding venues take the wedding cake. Located in the heart of the city and reflective of the hip, culturally cool San Fran aesthetic, urban venues are a popular pick Read More

5 Charleston Wedding Shower Themes and Ideas

Charleston, South Carolina has often been ranked as one of the most beautiful cities to visit in the U.S. If visitors aren’t totally enchanted with the shops and boutiques, local eateries, and historic homes, then the stunning ocean views and world-famous, Spanish-moss-covered live oak trees will certainly win them over. Needless to say, Charleston is a fabulous location for any bride’s or couple’s wedding shower. Thanks to an abundance of color and culture, you won’t be hard-pressed to find things to eat, see, and do in this gorgeous port city. Read on for five fun and locally-inspired Charleston wedding shower Read More

Planning a Bachelorette Weekend in Charlottesville

The flowers are ordered, suits and dresses are fitted, RSVPs are counted, and it’s time for the bride and her squad to celebrate one last time before the big day. Charlottesville, Virginia is the perfect location for a bachelorette party (did someone say “vineyards”?) and with so much to do, you may have trouble narrowing down your choices. For restaurant recommendations, shopping tips, R&R, and, yes, crisp Virginia wine you’ve come to the right place. Friday As members of your commitment crew may be coming from all over the country, it’s wise to keep the first night of festivities casual. Read More