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Charlottesville Bachelorette Party Ideas

She’s bought the dress. She’s found the caterer. She’s analyzed each minute detail. Let’s face it—she’s probably a little stressed. Give the bride a respite from all that planning with the perfect weekend getaway: a little wine, a little relaxation, and a whole lot of bridal bonding with her best friends in Charlottesville, VA. The city of Charlottesville is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The local culture is rooted in tradition but has a modern sensibility. Home to the University of Virginia, it possess a rich intellectual and cultural life, as well as strong ties to Read More

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Charlottesville Wedding Favor Ideas

So, your wedding is in Charlottesville and you’re trying to find a way to send your guests off from your big day with a little “thank you” for being a part of it. Wedding favors can be difficult to choose, but Zola is here to help. Our advice? Buy local. Charlottesville has so many incredible local farms, artisans, and producers; we promise this town won’t let you down. Impress your friends and family by offering them a wedding favor that will remind them of the great memories they made in Charlottesville during your wedding weekend. We hope you and your Read More

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Charlottesville Bachelor Party Ideas

Your buddy is about to head down the aisle, so now’s the time to start thinking about nailing down the details of his Charlottesville bachelor party weekend. Sure, you could just wing it, but you’re a good groomsmen and don’t wanna risk disappointing your soon-to-be-married friend with a bachelor party that falls flat, right? Of course not. Typically that would mean spending a lot of time with Google, but today, you’re in luck: we’re well acquainted with the best places around town to stay, eat, and play. So check out our handy C’ville bachelor party guide, and you’ll be on Read More

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6 Stunning Backdrops for Charlottesville Engagement Photos

Feels like a bit of a whirlwind, doesn’t it? It probably seems like just yesterday you laid eyes on each other and fell deeply in love. Now, as you look at your engagement ring and go over the proposal again and again in your mind, you’re in disbelief that this is really happening—you’re getting married! We bet you never want to forget what you’re feeling at this very moment. We also bet that you want to be able to have mementos that bring you back to this special time in your life for years to come. Are we on to Read More

Charlottesville Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas

Wedding welcome bags serve two major purposes.  First, it’s a major thank you to your out-of-town guests for traveling many miles to join you as you celebrate your Charlottesville wedding. Second, you’re welcoming guests to your beloved city, and you want to show them exactly why you love to call Charlottesville your home. So how do you show your wedding-goers a little slice of your town? By gifting them with a goody bag packed with local treats that you and your partner love, too. For a one-stop welcome bag shop, head over to the epicenter of all things artisanal, local, Read More

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9 Tips For Great Bridal Makeup by Charlottesville Makeup Artist

Getting married? Terrible at makeup? If you happen to be one of those brides who has little to no makeup experience, you might be getting rather nervous about how your wedding day beauty routine is going to go down. Bridal makeup is important for making sure you look like the natural, beautiful woman you are in your wedding photographs (rather than a washed-out apparition or a shiny disco ball), so it’s wise for you to think ahead about your bridal makeup at least a little bit. But before you actually begin sweating, hold up: one of our favorite Charlottesville makeup Read More

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The Most Beautiful Churches in Charlottesville to Wed

While many Charlottesville couples choose to take their vows amid sweeping vineyard views or surrounded by the Blue Ridge mountains, there are still plenty of brides and grooms who are committed to having a church wedding. There are a number of beautiful and historic churches in Charlottesville, so to lend a hand to those couples who still haven’t decided on a place of worship for their nuptials, we’ve done a bit of research and scoured our archives for the most beautiful churches in Charlottesville at which to say “I do.” UVA Chapel 1619 University Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903 We’d be remiss to talk Read More

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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

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

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8 Unique Charlottesville Wedding Venues

When people think of Blue Ridge weddings, what comes to mind are the plethora of gorgeous Charlottesville wedding venues. For all of the vineyards, estates, farms, and event spaces, Cville has no shortage of places to host your wedding and reception. Though each venue is just as stunning as the next, the city offers plenty of variety for couples of every style, budget, and background. We’ve done the hard part for you by culling from our archives to bring you the eight most beautiful wedding venues for couples who choose to say “I do” in Charlottesville. Old Metropolitan Hall We’ve said Read More