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A Micro Movement

When we think of weddings, our imaginations take us to a place of grand and formal celebrations with hundreds of guests witnessing the happy couple proclaim their eternal love. But believe it or not, prior to the events of 2020, yes, we’re referring to Covid-19, many couples were starting to choose smaller, more intimate micro-wedding […]

Shenandoah Cup Gala 2021

The big dogs had a big night out last Friday night…. It seemed fortuitous that Bluestone Vineyard hosted the 3rd annual Shenandoah Cup on a night when Wyatt was having his best friend Gus over for a sleepover. We knew that Mom (Stephanie Pence to the rest of you) had spent months coordinating this event […]

Of Maids and Men

We’ve all been to weddings where the bride and groom have attendants: this number can range from one to multiple bridesmaids and groomsmen. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to the number, other than the desire of the happy couple to include family and friends who have supported and loved them throughout […]

Vine Balance: A Competition in the Vineyard

A few weeks ago, Mom and I were curled up in the living room watching the Olympics. We were both watching Simone Biles do her balance beam routine. Naturally, when I heard that Jesus and Martin were headed to perform some vine balance on the Chambourcin, I was pretty excited. Was I going to have […]

A Confectionery Tale

The wedding cake, wreathed in hand-crafted sugar roses and fresh florals, is sometimes as much of a symbol of the marriage ceremony as the bride’s dress.  Modern cake designs range from subtle (icing patterns that mirror the embroidery on the bride’s dress) to outrageous (cakes resembling activities, things, or places the happy couple shares).  There […]

Something old, something new

Weddings have so many fun traditions tied to them. We always find it interesting to find the impetus behind some of these traditions and to explore their relevance today. We shared a few fun traditions in an earlier blog https://www.brixandcolumns.com/wedding-traditions/, we thought it would be fun to focus on one from back then. “Something old, […]

Fun Facts about the History of White Wedding Dresses

If you are planning a wedding, chances are you’re thinking about what your dress will look like.  With options like length, formality, and color, the choices are almost endless.  You’ve likely pictured the color being some shade of white or ivory, even though some light pastels and bolder undertones have been making an appearance in […]

It’s Trendy

Weddings are personal celebrations that showcase your individual style and ambiance. While each is unique, there are trends that influence how couples spend their energy and money. There are a few common trends that we’re seeing for 2021.  Intimate Ceremonies – These are also referred to as micro, intimate, or petite weddings. There has been […]

Suit Yourself

When we imagine a wedding, we picture a day of celebration of two people meeting their soulmate and choosing a lifetime of happiness together.  We see the bride walking down the aisle, in her beautiful gown, to meet her groom patiently waiting for her at the altar.   Even though the main focus of this vision […]

The Tall and Short of it

Your wedding day can be a time to show off your decorating sense in addition to your fashion sense. Creating a gorgeous space with ambiance can contribute to the feeling of joy, celebration, and happiness at your reception. Centerpieces are an essential part of wedding décor, giving your wedding a personal touch that makes it […]