Thanksgiving: A Wyatt's Eye View of Gratitude

Gratitude is a funny thing. On some days it is incredibly hard to find and on others, it seems as if my heart overflows. The really funny thing about gratitude is that the more you have, the more you find - it is a magnet for itself! Despite…

Circle of Love

“With this ring, I thee wed” is commonly heard during the exchange of vows at a wedding ceremony.  The wedding ring has been an emblem of love through time, an agreement between two parties to love and cherish one another for the rest…

Little and Loved

Practically everyone has been to a wedding where the charming little ring bearer or flower girl steals the show as he or she walks down the aisle in their adorable outfit. What many of us do not know, is how these traditions began. While there…

The Beautiful Bridal Bouquet

Planning a wedding is exciting, time-consuming, and sometimes stressful. Since all eyes will be on you, in your wedding dress as you walk down the aisle, brides put a lot of thought into what kind of bouquet to carry. After all, a stunning…

Putting Your Best Foot Forward

Grooms and their groomsmen are starting to show their fun side by accessorizing their tuxedos or suits with funky socks. Traditionally the groom and groomsmen match their sock color to their suit or tuxedo.  But lately we’re seeing an…

Walk Into Your Wedding in Style

We all remember the magic of those glass slippers that the beautiful Cinderella wore to the ball.  But do we think those glass slippers were really as comfortable as the movie portrays?  The story certainly confirms the connection between…

Rainy Days and Rainbows

After months and sometimes years of careful planning, a rainy forecast on your wedding day can feel like a major annoyance.  This is especially true if you have been planning an outdoor wedding.  However, there are some superstitions and various…

To Veil or not to Veil

There are many aspects of a wedding that give us goosebumps here at Brix and Columns Vineyards. One of those is a glowing bride with a beautiful, traditional-style veil, flowing in the breeze, as she heads down the aisle to say her wedding vows.…

Rice throwing, a long-standing tradition

The last time you attended a wedding, did you toss rice at the newly married couple or did you celebrate their marriage with bubbles, real rose petals, sparklers, or even streamer sticks?  It was likely one of the other options, since rice…

Virginia Governor's Cup 2020

Guess who showed up in Richmond last week? My mom has no idea that I sneaked in the car to make my own appearance at the Governor’s Cup Gala, but I did! I donned my best suit and snuck right in under everybody’s nose. It may seem like a…

Another Dynamic Duo: Wine & Chocolate

It’s Valentine's Day, and I am especially missing my favorite snuggler. It is always hard to lose a friend, and when you look up to someone like I looked up to Winston, the loss feels even greater. We were almost inseparable and the only time…

Hallielujah! We Have a Sparkling!

Almost all of you know my big brother Winston, but not all of you know that I have another older brother and a few older sisters scattered around the United States (and world!). I don’t get to see them very often, but when I do, I cover them…