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Burlap is an inexpensive fabric which has been trending on the wedding scene. Many DIY (Do It Yourself) decorators tend to think of burlap as a fall fabric, but decorating with burlap fabric is a great budget alternative year around.


Wedding inspiration from blog.weddingwire.com

Not only is it very inexpensive, but it’s available in a wide variety of textures and colors. Decorating with burlap fabric is limited only by your ideas. From slipcovers to wreaths, burlap is multifunctional and great for rustic themed weddings.


Wedding invitation from ohsobeautifulpaper.com


Ring bearer pillow from etsy.com


Flower girl basket from etsy.com


Cake from stylemepretty.com


Jam party favors from stylemepretty.com


Party favors from marthastewartweddings.com


Table numbers from pinterest.com


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In need of a sweet inspiration? Then, check out these uniquely crafted wedding cakes. I hope it inspires you to create the perfect cake fit for your wedding. It will be one your guests won’t ever forget!


Photo credit(s): pinterest.com; derpcloud.com; weddingcrations.com; oncewed.com; wedding.allwomenstalk.com; recipegirl.com; stylemepretty.com

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Beige is a chameleon, taking on some of the attributes of stronger warm or cool colors it accompanies. Beige is a neutral color with a bit of the warmth of brown and the crisp, coolness of white. It is sometimes seen as dull and boring unless coupled with other colors. On its own, the color beige is a calm neutral background.


Small doses of beige might be added to separate two dark colors to help each stand out.

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Beige can take on some of the attributes of yellow or pink. Try pink with beige for a conservative but feminine look.


Beige with greens, browns, and orange can create an earthy palette.


Black lends a touch of strength and sophistication to beige.


A touch of beige warms up a palette of cool blues without overpowering them.

Photo Credit(s): simplesong.typepad.com; pinterest.com; pauljohnsonphoto.com; projectwedding.com; stylemepretty.com

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The Inn at Willow Grove is a critically acclaimed property, now enjoying outstanding reviews from The Washington Post, Wine Enthusiast, Departures Magazine, DC Magazine, and Washingtonian Magazine, among others.


With an expansive range of venues, including the Hall, the Barn and Ruins, the Inn at Willow Grove is the perfect place for weddings of every style and size, from chic to rustic and from 20 to 200 guests.

The Inn only hosts one wedding per weekend, guaranteeing that your event will be top priority!


The Hall: A brand new space with coffered ceilings, a stone clad gas fireplace and 360 views through French doors that overlook the surrounding countryside and manicured gardens. The Hall offers everything you need for elegant intimate parties for up to 50 guests, including zinc and glass tables, leather dining chairs, and Fortessa china.



The Barn & Ruins: The big red barn is our modern, elegant version of a rustic fantasy. The brand new space offers vaulted wood beam ceilings, a stone clad gas fireplace, automated temperature controls, dedicated restrooms and a warming kitchen.


The Ruins are an added outdoor bonus, they are the enchanting stone foundation of antique bank barn that remain tented through the Spring, Summer and Fall.


Together these spaces can accommodate up to 250 guests.

The Boxwood Gardens: The perfect ceremony space, the gardens are shaded by giant trees, surrounded by blooming shrubs and edged with 100-year-old boxwood. With fountains tucked away and brick pathways leading to the custom pergola, the gardens are a magical setting for celebrations of any size and can accommodate up to 180 guests.


In the restaurant, Vintage, guests will find fine wines and culinary masterpieces infused with the same contemporary flair found in The Inn.


Photo Credits: theinnatwillowgrove.com; weddingchannel.com; weddings.com

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 On February 18, 2012, Virginia Wine Lover Magazine published the winners of their annual Best of Readers Choice Awards. Keswick Vineyards won several of their awards including Best Winery in Central Virginia, Best White Wine, and Best Dessert Wine to name a few.


Keswick Vineyards of Keswick, Virginia sits on a 400-acre Edgewood Estate within a valley of rolling farmland surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. After 100 years, the owners have allowed the property to be used for special events with up to a 200 guest maximum.


You will have access to the entire estate since there is only one event held at a time. Whether on the lawn, by the pool, or under a tent, the pristine grounds lend itself as the perfect backdrop for your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception or corporate event.


Conveniently located a short distance from Charlottesville, your guests will have access to numerous hotel options, restaurants and historical locations such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland and the University of Virginia. 


Photo Credit(s): keswickvinyards.com; weddingchannel.com; tomsandersonphotography.com; vinespot.blogspot.com; zvents.com; charlottesvilleweddingblog.com

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The Westin is defined by modern design, gracious service and a deeply relaxing atmosphere. In 2010, Westin Hotels & Resorts celebrated its 80th birthday, proving that intuitive service and luxurious comfort are never out of style. The Westin name graces more than 160 hotels in 37 countries and continues to drive new ideas and innovative services across the hospitality industry.



Tiffjones 81from WeddingPlanner.com said, “The Westin was amazing! I am so happy that I chose this location for my wedding and ceremony. Everything was classy from the service, the food, and the decor. If I had to do it all over again I would not have chosen another place because no other place in this area can top The Westin’s true elegance!”

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At the Westin you will discover a feeling of wellbeing that touches all the senses, including the scent of White Tea lightly perfuming the air, the sound of local music drifting through the lobby, the exhilaration felt after a rejuvenating workout, or the nourishing sweetness of fresh blueberries and raspberries.



Whether an intimate affair for 10 or a gala for 600, The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center delivers a level of service that is truly above all else.


Photo Credit(s): westin.com; weddingplanner.com; scotthayneblog.com’ keithcephus.com

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The Golden Horseshoe Inn sits in the midst of Standardsville, Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains bordering Shenandoah National Park. Established in 2004, the Golden Horseshoe Inn provides settings for both indoors and outdoors occasions. The area’s warm feel is perfect for any intimate wedding ceremony for 50 guest or less. With their small staff of five, this venue specializes in wedding celebrations. They have won the Bride’s Choice Award in 2010, 2011, and 2012, according to WeddingWire.com.


The inn usually does not accommodate more than one ceremony at a time which will allow your day to be that much more intimate.

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The Golden Horseshoe Inn offers several all-inclusive elopement and boutique wedding packages. Additional items include tables, chairs, floor length linens, champagne toast, flowers, a decadent wedding cake, and a wedding officiate.

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“My husband and I got married at the Golden Horseshoe Inn in August and we wouldn’t have changed anything! The staff at the Inn went above and beyond to make sure no detail was overlooked. They were professional, accommodating, and relaxed throughout the whole planning process and during our wedding day. The staff made sure that our guests’ needs were met, as well as our own. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone getting married who is looking for a small yet lovely wedding. Our guests loved the quaint Inn and the serene setting. I have already told newly engaged couples about this venue and will continue too!”

-Dana & Brent (Wedding 8.28.2010)


Photo Credit(s): www.weddingwire.com; www.nps.gov; www.goldenhorseshoeinn.com; www.goldenhorseshoeinn.blogspot.com


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