Brews and I Do’s—does it get any better than that? We had a blast hanging out with engaged couples (and their supportive friends!) at Hardywood Craft Brewery in Richmond, Virginia last week. After mixing and mingling while noshing on free pizza and beer, attendees got all their wedding planning questions answered by WeddingWire Editor Sarah Zlotnick and Julia Define of Down the Aisle Events, LLC. A great time was had by all! Scroll down for more details from the night.
Hardywood Craft Brewery provided the perfect backdrop for the first of many newly-engaged WeddingWire gatherings in Richmond. From the handsome wooden bars to the delicious ales on tap, the brewery’s Tasting Room is the perfect spot for a casual engagement party or rehearsal dinner.
Pizza Tonight provided a truly delicious assortment of pies for the evening, all of which they baked on sight—in a portable wood burning oven they brought to the venue!
While they were hanging out, guests added any and all wedding planning questions to white boards posted around the room. “Momzillas”, getting ruthless while cutting the guest list . . . no topic was off-limits!
One by one the white board questions were called out, and wedding experts Julia Define of Down the Aisle Events, LLC (a Harrisonburg, VA-based wedding planning company, pictured) and Sarah Zlotnick of WeddingWire were on hand to weigh-in. Couples also got tips on big ways to save money and plan efficiently.
WeddingWire staffers hanging out after the fun! Richmond Community Manager Jamie (center) can be reached at email@example.com if you’re interested in attending future events in the area.
We’re looking forward to having many more WeddingWire events in Richmond and across the country in the coming months! Special thanks to Rutsen Eagle Photography for capturing the event.
Couples in the Charlotte, North Carolina area were treated to a fun night of food, drink, shopping, and helpful wedding talk this week at our WeddingWire Social! Attendees perused Stella & Dot jewelry and accessories, swapped tips with other couples planning weddings in the area, and got an exclusive sneak peek at the 50 Fresh Ideas story featured in WeddingWire’s just-released WinterBook. They were also able to have their planning questions answered by WeddingWire editor Sarah Zlotnick and Charlotte event planner Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design. Scroll down for pictures from the event.
With a versatile main room and beautiful outdoor courtyard, Byron’s South End is a great place for a wedding or rehearsal dinner.
Split Second Sound provided music for the evening, and Heather Bryson of Carolina Event Design was on hand to answer couple’s questions about wedding planning.
Byron’s South End also set out delicious appetizers and drinks for attendees.
Guests posed with props in the ShutterBooth Charlotte photo booth; The night’s gorgeous florals were provided by Flowers by Lingky.
Engaged couples and their friends turned out for the event! If you’re close to the Richmond, Virginia area and interested in attending a WeddingWire Social, you’re in luck! We’ll be hosting a Social at the Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on Tuesday, January 27th. Head to wed.li/wwsocialrichmond for all the details.
Special thanks to Love Shutter Photography for documenting the event!
All Photos by Luminous Moon Photography
Howdy, y’all! We had a great time discussing fall wedding fashion, jewelry trends, and all the other ins and outs of wedding planning at our fab WeddingWire Social in Austin on Monday Night. Held at (and deliciously catered by!) the W Austin, guests were treated to yummy appetizers and desserts, an open bar, and plenty of raffles and giveaways! Also on hand: Stella & Dot’s Austin-based Star Stylist Whitney Fields, who brought a pop-up Stella & Dot jewelry boutique with her! Read on for some of the highlights of the evening.
Hello, fellow brides-to-be! My name is Caitlin, and I’m a member of the editorial team here at WeddingWire. I’m also recently engaged and planning my real-life wedding as we speak. Throughout the entire process, I’ll be giving you insight on my experiences until I walk down the aisle. First, it was wedding dress shopping and all the surprises that come along with, and then, it was registering for surprising necessities. Next up: attending WeddingWire Social DC, a local event that brings together engaged couples.
1. Met New Friends (& Found A Wedding Date Twin) – Yes, it was a happy hour for engaged WeddingWire employees, but turns out, they also brought other brides- and grooms-to-be too! Warning: You will meet a couple who has the same wedding date as you, and you will have to take an Instagram #selfie along with your engagement ring bling.
2. We <3 Our Vendors – We all dished about our favorite vendors, and it was fun to compare notes on who we booked and why.
3. Insider Planning Tips – The #1 must-have tip of the evening: purchase travel insurance. You never know if you will have unexpected bad weather or cancellations.
4. Major Stress Relief – Other than confiding in family, friends, and your bridal party, this was the largest group of engaged couples I’ve been around, let alone in the same room. We became each other’s support system!
5. Free Swag – What’s better than rocking WeddingWire sunglasses and koozies? The a “I’m the Bride!” and “I’m the Groom!” stickers were a fun accessory, too.
To find out more information on hosting your own WeddingWire Social, visit our forums!