Elegance in Bridal Show The Richmond Elegance in Bridal Show provides an elegant ambiance where you can meet the leading wedding professionals in an intimate environment. Come enjoy a fabulous fashion show, get help from our wedding seminar, see the latest wedding cake trends and win prizes. The first 500 brides/grooms will receive honeymoon trip certificates and the first 300 swag bags. The next show takes place June 23 at the beautiful Holiday Inn Koger Center. Doors open at noon. Tickets are $10 at the door and $7 in advance. Visit us at eleganceinbridalshow.com or call 804.675.2900 for more information. Richmond Wedding Experience You read, research, like, share and pin, but now what? There's nothing like experiencing it all in person. At the Richmond Wedding Experience, you can explore all of your options, make informed decisions and have fun while you do it. See amazing fashions and chat with Richmond's most trusted wedding professionals. Taste the cake, smell the flowers and experience it all in one place. The show takes place on August 25 and January 5 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Show hours 11 am until 5pm. For details, visit www.WeddingExperience.com . Enter promo code RB and save 20% off tickets. The Richmond Wedding Expo The Richmond Wedding Expo will be back at the Hilton Hotel & Spa at Short Pump, located at 12042 West Broad Street, on Sunday, July 14 from noon-4 pm. Now in its 19th year, Richmond's longest-running bridal show will feature over 80 of Richmond's most trusted wedding professionals in the elegant hotel ballroom. Speak with vendors, sample tasty delectables, find inspiration and everything you need in one setting. Register online at RichmondWeddingExpo.com and receive VIP entrance (11:30 AM) to the show. Admission is $10 per person.
Beauty & Health
Ciao Bella Salon Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life. Schedule an appointment at Ciao Bella Salon, and let our professionals assist you in looking and feeling your best. Next to your dress, your hair and make-up are the most memorable parts of your dream-come-true wedding! Our stylists will make sure your look holds up and carries you through the rest of your exciting day. Contact us at 804.744.3337, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit us at www.ciaobellasalonva.com , 13541 Waterford Pl. Midlothian, VA. 23112. Lou Stevens Glam Squad Award-winning hair stylist and make-up artist, Lou Stevens has been credited by Virginia's top wedding professionals as defining the profession of bridal stylist. For over 21 years, Lou's "Mobile Salon" service has consistently created the most beautiful and natural images for both traditional and contemporary brides. Lou Stevens and her "Glam Squad" of nine stylists continue to bring their specialized "on location" services to all areas surrounding Richmond, Virginia including Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, The Greenbrier Resort, and destination weddings. http://www.loustevens.com Nesbit Salon and Spa Nesbit Salon and Spa is Richmond's premier salon for bridal services. Nesbit offers a spacious and serene 11,000 square-foot-facility that is perfect for any size bridal party. Nesbit's bridal package offers trial appointments to ensure your hair and makeup is absolutely perfect for your big day! Nesbit Salon's talented stylists and makeup artist stay current on the latest wedding styles and trends. Additionally, Nesbit's award-winning spa provides nail and pedicure services for your bridal party. While getting pampered on the day of your wedding, you and your party will enjoy complimentary champagne and delicious cupcakes made by Fresca on Addison. Contact Nesbit's bridal coordinator, Heather at (804) 355-8775 ext. 1 today to schedule your bridal appointments for your special day! www.nesbitsalon.net Dr. Ellen Shaw De Paredes The Paredes Institute For Women's Imaging is led by Dr. Ellen Shaw de Paredes, a world renowned expert in breast imaging and breast cancer diagnosis whose expertise is only surpassed by her compassion for her patients. The radiologists at the Institute are experts in the interpretation of mammography and in breastinterventional procedures. Their comprehensive services include digital mammography with computer-aided detection, breast MRI, breast ultrasound, bone densitometry, and a full spectrum of breast interventions including stereotactic ultrasound, and MRI guided biopsies. Patients meet the radiologist and receive the results of their mammogram in person. If additional evaluation is necessary, the diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound maybe performed during the same visit. Their emphasis on utilizing technology and expertise to detect breast cancers early helps them meet their goals — to improve the outcomes of women faced with this disease and to provide superb quality care to their patients. The newest addition to our practice, Dr. Victor Paredes, specializes in gynecology and laparoscopic surgery. For appointments, call 804.523.2303 Dr. Baxter Perkinson & Associates Since Dr. Perkinson began his dental practice in 1970, many changes have occurred. Materials, techniques, medications and technology have all improved and enhanced dental care beyond any expectations he could have imagined over 40 years ago. Dental disease prevention, sedation and pain control, cosmetic restorations, dental implants and invisible braces are just a few services that did not exist in previous generations of dental care. This is truly the platinum age of dentistry. Dr. Perkinson is proud to say that his 11 offices, located all around the Richmond area, offer state-of-the-art dental care in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. New dental patients and emergencies are welcome. The practice provides dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, dental implants, sedation dentistry, children's dentistry, periodontics and all of your family's other dental needs under one roof. To find an office near you, visit VAdentist.com Richmond Aesthetic Surgery Neil J. Zemmel, MD , FACS founded Richmond Aesthetic Surgery in July 2007. Dr. Zemmel brings the latest minimally invasive breast, body and facial-rejuvenation procedures to Richmond and central Virginia. Dr. Zemmel also performs many reconstructive procedures of the head, neck, body, hand and breast. Dr. Zemmel graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in chemistry and obtained his medical degree at the University of Virginia. He then completed the competitive six-year plastic and reconstructive surgery training program at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Dr. Zemmel is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Zemmel is dedicated to providing the highest level of patient care on a very personal level. Call 804.423.2100 or visit richmondplasticsurgery.com or vabreastsurgery.com . Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists provides total skin wellness through state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology treatment. Dr. Eileen Kitces, Dr. Edward Kitces, Dr. Melissa Schwarzschild, Dr. Victoria Gross, Dr. Margaret Terhune, and Dr. Suzanne Peck are board-certified dermatologists and are fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology. We specialize in complete skin cancer screening and surgical treatment of skin cancers, as well as treatment of a variety of skin conditions. The Aesthetic Center of Richmond Dermatology & Laser Specialists offers the most comprehensive laser and cosmetic treatment center in the Richmond area. We provide the latest treatments for broken capillaries, rosacea, spider veins, age and sun spots, facial rejuvenation and general cosmetic enhancements. We also offer facials and massage therapies. Please visit us at richmonddermlaser.com or call for an appointment at 804.282.8510. Richmond Plastic Surgeons Cosmedics is a medical spa providing all skin care needs and injectables, such as Botox, as well as massage and skin care consultation. Four of our doctors from Richmond Plastic Surgeons, are board certified and Dr. Mason Williams and Dr. Isaac Wornom and Lewis Ladocsi were recently honored by Richmond magazine as their 2013 Top Docs as chosen by the medical community. With renowned experience from those who know how, Cosmedics at Richmond Plastic Surgeons is here to help. Richmond Plastic Surgeons, Inc. is a fully-accredited outpatient surgical center that meets all of the rigorous accreditation standards of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.
Caterers & Sweets
Catering by Jill Catering by Jill, Richmond's sophisticated catering alternative, is a multifaceted, full-service catering company working to meet the ever-changing needs of today's brides. Excellence in quality and service is their hallmark. Their trained and professional staff will assist you in planning a myriad of events. Whether you require a simple bridal luncheon, an elaborate shower cocktail party, a unique rehearsal dinner, or a truly memorable and spectacular wedding reception, call Catering by Jill. They will make planning your wedding a pleasure. Check out the website at cateringbyjillinc.com . Martin's featuring Ukrop's Kitchen & Bakery You're planning your wedding and want everything to be perfect. Martin's offers several styles of wedding-cake designs to make your dreams come true. They are proud to continue the Ukrop's tradition, offering you 25 years of experience with Ukrop's bakery products. The selection consists of European, traditional and groom's cakes, all available in a variety of sizes and flavors. Each cake can be decorated to match your wedding colors. The wedding-cake consultant would be glad to assist you with your order. Please call to schedule an appointment for a free and private wedding- cake consultation at 804.219.2130, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Make your dreams come true at Martin's, featuring Ukrop's kitchen and bakery. Mosaic Catering Mosaic Unique Events is an industry leader and award-winning catering and event company with over 25 years of expertise in the special-events business. Mosaic gives you the flexibility to customize their services to your specific needs. They combine this with an unparalleled quality and professionalism, impeccable attention to detail, cutting-edge creativity and scrumptious cuisine to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. In a world whose culinary palates are continuously changing, Mosaic strives to source only the freshest ingredients by supporting local purveyors and utilizing the best seasonal product. Be a guest at your next party. mosaicedibles.com A Sharper Palate At A Sharper Palate, it's all about creating an unforgettable experience. From intimate to extravagant weddings, the caterers pay attention to every detail so you can relax and enjoy your event.Whether it's haute cuisine or comfort food you desire, they'll work with you to create a personalized menu, and they will provide stylish table settings and unmatched personal service. Tasteful, professional and delicious — that is the Sharper Palate experience. For more information, visit asharperpalate.com or call 804.553.0495
Strange's Strange's Florist is the perfect complement to your special day. From bouquets to boutonnieres, aisle garlands to table arrangements, Strange's helps you set the decorative mood for your wedding day. Our floral design consultants will be happy to take your vision and bring it to life with fresh flowers, plants or silk creations. With over 75 years experience and four locations, it's no wonder that it's Strange's, every bloomin' time. Call 804.321.2200 or visit stranges.com for more information.
Bella Rosa Bella Rosa is proud to be named Richmond's best place for brides, bridesmaids, moms, bridal accessories and tuxes by readers of Richmond Bride magazine in the inaugural 2012 "Aisle A List" survey, as well as Richmond's Best Bridal Salon in Richmond Magazine's annual "Best and Worst" survey in 2011 and one of "America's Top 50 Chic Salons" by BRIDES Magazine. Central Virginia's brides rave about the high level of service and unmatched selection of designer special occasion fashions provided by Bella Rosa. Visit their spacious and elegant Richmond location, or their brand new salon opening on Charlottesville's Ivy Road in September2013, for the bridal shopping experience you've been dreaming of. Expert alterations are available in-store, and appointments with the staff of highly trained bridal consultants are recommended. Call 804.855.1000, go to bellarosabridal.com or visit 3979 Deep Rock Road at W. Broad St., next to Capel Rugs. GlassBoat Richmond Bride, an excellent magazine, filled with stories and advice, infused with love, hope, confidence and aspiration. Congratulations to all the brides! For you who may be getting a divorce soon and are happy about it, congratulations to you, too! (Richmond Ex-Bride may be a magazine worth consideration, filled with stories and advice, and infused with aspiration, hope, love and confidence.) Either way, you're going to need a change of clothes and that's why I bought this ad, see? So… look for my ad while you're thumbing through, then type "GlassBoat" in FB to see what we do. Going to our website is a waste of time. HandCraft Cleaners HandCraft Cleaners Specialty Division offers professional and detailed gown cleaning services to prepare for or cherish that special day! We offer several methods of cleaning and will choose the best one for your specific needs. You will receive expert and friendly service with the personal attention you deserve. When complete, you will have a beautiful heirloom to always remember your special day. We will accept your gown at any of our three branch locations. Visit our website to find the one nearest to you or you may contact Dan Thomas, wedding gown specialist, via email ( email@example.com ) or phone (804.212.7683) to schedule a consultation. Dan has over twenty-five years experience and has had extensive training in the art of gown cleaning, restoration and preservation. It's Chic Again! It's never hard to say "Yes to the Dress!" at It's Chic Again! Upscale Consignment. The elegant wedding department features everything you'll need for your big day from the dress to the event, including new and gently used bridal gowns, and accessories. "Thrifty is the New Envy" says owner, Debbie Ooi who brings over 25 years of retail experience to her shop, designed for the satisfaction of both the customer and the consignor. While consignors may bring in up to twenty gently used items at a time by appointment only, shoppers can expect to save 40%-80% on designer apparel, jewelry, shoes, hats, handbags and accessories. In this economy, finding brand names such as Anne Taylor, Talbots, Vera Wang, Armani, Chanel, Tiffany & Co., Prada, Manolo Blahnik, Dolce & Gabbana at such deep discounts just can't be beat. Visit It's Chic Again! at 1225 Sycamore Square in Midlothian, on the web at itschicagain.com or call 897.CHIC Jingles Jingles has been Richmond's premier bridal boutique for over 15 years. They were recently voted by brides to be a 2012 Best of Pick in Virginia Living Magazine. It is a full-service salon for brides, bridesmaids, mothers and flower girls. The sales associates are exceptional at providing that one-on-one specialized service that is so often missing today. Their wide selection of wedding gowns and accessories provides a variety of options for many different budgets. Check the website at jinglesbridal.com for upcoming 2013 bridal trunk shows. Pleiades Bridal Design Studio If you are fortunate enough to have a family gown or to find a fabulous vintage one, then you are on the way to a unique wedding experience. That gown can be restored to its original elegance or restyled to update the look for your style. Pleiades Bridal Design Studio has worked magic on hundreds of vintage wedding gowns for over 40 years. If vintage is not for you, they will design and create a gown from your ideas. Creative consultation is complimentary. Call the studio at 804.340.2966 to set your appointment. Puritan Cleaners Bridal gown preservation from Puritan Cleaners is a wonderful wedding gift. Our specialists can clean and press your gown, removing soil and "invisible" stains that will ruin fine fabrics, trims and decorations. Then your gown will be carefully packaged in a triple-sealed, custom-designed box to protect it from air, sunlight, moisture and insects. It will remain in pristine condition until you open it again. Let Puritan Cleaners preserve your beautiful gown for the next generation. puritancleaners.com Tiffanys Bridal The knowledgeable staff at Tiffanys has one goal: Use old-fashioned personal service to make the once-in-a-lifetime experience of shopping for a bridal gown special and memorable. Located at a spacious new boutique in Ridge Shopping Center since 2009, Tiffanys has received numerous awards under its new management and ownership, including the Best of Weddings Pick by The Knot and recognition as best in bridal wear by Richmond magazine readers in 2010. Offering one of the largest and finest selections of designer gowns to brides for generations, Richmond's oldest bridal store invites you to be part of the tradition: be a Tiffanys bride. For more information, please visit tiffanysbridal.com or follow us on Facebook. To make an appointment, please call 804.273.6303.
Gifts & Home
AAA Flooring AAA Discount Floors located at 4110 W. Clay Street is a one-stop-shop for unique carpet, rugs, remnants & stair runners and flooring needs. We can fulfill the decorating needs of the new "bride and groom." AAA Discount Floors is locally owned and has been in business for 30 years. We have a knowledgeable staff and some have been with the company 25 years plus. We have certified installers and sell only 1st quality goods. 804.353.3337. Derriere de Soie Derriere de Soie is a Virginia-based boutique specializing in fine lingerie, sleepwear and loungewear. We are passionate about helping every woman feel comfortable and beautiful in her own skin. We carry lines that are timeless, fashion forward, and impeccably designed and manufactured. Our buying team carefully selects intimate pieces based on fit, quality and garment construction. We search the globe for innovative inner-wear, keeping everyday working women and sophisticated simplicity in mind. Specializing in bra fitting, we carry sizes 28a to 44i. Give us a call today to schedule your complimentary fitting at 804.484.6005. Kelley's Gift Shop Since 1960, Kelley's has been a favorite Richmond destination, known for offering an extensive and tasteful selection of gifts and decorative accessories. Long recognized for its lavish holiday displays and gifts, Kelley's is equally alluring throughout the year. Whether for home or personal adornment, Kelley's offers unique choices in noteworthy serve ware, lighting, jewelry, garden furnishings, designer floral arrangements and much more. Brides receive special attention, from after-hours registration to personal gift deliveries. Kelley's staff also gives individual guidance to those selecting from the bridal registry. The tradition continues...a gift from Kelley's is always well received. 5601 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23226, voice 804.288.3684, fax 804.282.8053. Macy's Macy's wedding and gift registry has popular, exclusive and quality brands that are a great value and appeal to various styles and tastes. Couples love the convenience they offer with locations nationwide, plus the 24-7 convenience of Macy's. com/registry. Macy's, and all of their consultants, appreciate couples choosing them for their registry, and offer reward programs like Registry Star Rewards, Gift with Registry and Gift with Completion as our way of saying "thank you." macys.com , 800.568.8865. Petersburg Pickers Petersburg Pickers will purchase or consign just about anything that will fit into our fabulous and ever-changing mix of home furnishings, lighting, antiques, art, gifts, designer clothing & accessories, jewelry and more....We buy or consign single items to entire estates. At Kimberly Ann's Petersburg Pickers, one never knows what's in store. Merchandise arrives constantly from local artisans, customers cleaning closets, passersby peddling wares, area homes and estates and the finest purveyors of unusual gifts and home decor. Petersburg Picker's stock moves in and out of the warehouse seemingly through a revolving door. Our giant estate tag sales are held almost every other Thursday-Sunday Kimberly Ann Calos travels near and far seeking out the trendiest, coolest and affordable finds available. 230B Bank Street, Petersburg. (804) 586-1633. www.petersburgpickers.com You! Boutiques Congratulations on your engagement! Your future starts here, where you can select classically chic couture for your wedding gift registry that's All About YOU! We promise distinctive and unique collections for your tabletop and beyond to enjoy and treasure for a lifetime. You will also receive a designer advantage, as we offer complimentary, interior design services and have access to a myriad of other brands not yet found in our store or on our website to help you set up a registry that reflects your personal tastes and lifestyle. Lastly, we have a special gift for YOU! You will receive a YOU! Boutiques gift card equal to 10%* of your total gift registry purchases (*certain exceptions may apply). YOU! Boutiques specializes in, well, YOU! Finally ~ you've found a discerning, one stop shop, that offers classic chic couture - - - > All About YOU! 11800 W. Broad St. Short Pump Town Center Henrico, VA 23233 804-835-6515 www.youboutiques.com
By Invitation Only By Invitation Only, voted best place to purchase wedding invitations in Richmond, is a full-service invitation and stationery boutique located in the Short Pump area of Richmond. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you though the process of choosing or creating your wedding papers. Our incredible selection includes lines from Crane & Co., William Arthur, Vera Wang, Dabney Lee and Envelopments. We offer invitation suites printed in a variety of methods, including engraving and letterpress. Our in-house custom design is complimented by a vast selection of fine papers. We can bring your vision to life from the save the date to the favor tags and everything paper in between! Appointments are encouraged. gobyinvitationonly.com
Adolf Jewelers For many couples, an engagement ring will be their first fine jewelry purchase. Adolf Jewelers gives you what few jewelers can — five decades of knowledge and trust. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is simply too important to trust with anyone else. So come visit Adolf Jewelers in the Ridge Shopping Center at Parham and Quioccasin or online at adolfjewelers.com. You'll find the ring of your dreams. Carreras As a purveyor of fine jewelry for over 48 years, Carreras Jewelers is committed to providing honest, knowledgeable, creative and unparalleled service. Specializing in one-of-a-kind estate pieces, diamonds, fine gold, sterling silver, colored gemstones and pearls, Carreras always has the perfect gift to celebrate every life event. Carreras also provides detailed appraisals for insurance and estate purposes, jewelry redesign, custom design, repair services and jewelry buying. Located in the heart of traditional Richmond in the historical Libbie and Grove shopping district, Carreras welcomes new and familiar faces. Let the experts at Carreras teach you about making affordable, educated jewelry decisions. Their certified gemologists and knowledgeable sales consultants will help you find the perfect engagement ring to suit you and your budget. Call Carreras or stop by for a complimentary "Diamond 101" session. "If you can dream it, Carreras can create it." In addition to exquisite estate and vintage wedding rings and custom-designed engagement rings and bands, they have exclusive bridal designers such as Peter Storm, Gumuchian, Diadori, Steven Kretchmer, Gabriel & Co., and Whitehouse brothers — all available for preview online. carrerasjewelers.com Diamonds Direct Diamonds Direct's unique concept originated in Charlotte, NC in 1995. Our parent company opened its doors to the public after selling exclusively wholesale to traditional jewelry stores for over a decade. After experiencing how diamonds were being sold to the public in the Southeast, they decided to focus efforts on creating showrooms. Our four retail locations offer the highest standard of quality, excellence, value, selection and education directly to the public, avoiding all middleman mark-ups! The Diamonds Direct bridal powerhouse will revolutionize the way diamonds are sold in the Richmond area forever! Come see us today! www.diamonds-direct.com Fink's Jewelers Fink's Jewelers is proud to bring you the best selection of designer fashion jewelry from the industry's leading names, like David Yurman, John Hardy, Roberto Coin, Mikimoto, Ippolita, and more. We also offer a large selection of designer bridal brands like Tacori, Ritani, Norman Silverman and an unprecedented selection of hand-chosen Fink's diamonds. Combined with friendly and knowledgeable sales associates and customer service that is second-to-none, there's never been a better time to shop at Fink's Jewelers! Visit us at…Short Pump Mall, Stony Point Fashion Park, Chesterfield Towne Center or on the Web at finks.com . Schwarzschild Jewelers Generations of discriminating Richmond brides and grooms have declared their love with a Schwarzschild engagement diamond, and relied on Schwarzschild Jewelers as their source for all things bridal–wedding bands, bridal jewelry, the groom's gift and keepsakes for their ring bearer, flower girls, bridesmaids and groomsmen. You'll find something old, something new and something blue among the beautiful jewels in our designer and estate jewelry collections. Schwarzschild's knowledgeable associates will help you select jewelry that suits your style and complements your wedding dress that you'll wear and cherish for years to come. Schwarzschild Jewelers, Richmond's premier jeweler since 1897. www.schwarzschild.com
Fiamour The premise behind the newly opened Fiamour Lingerie & Intimi is simple — to offer the perfect fit for every woman while providing the ultimate shopping experience. From the warm, inviting décor to the personalized attention, this boutique offers a unique destination for patrons. Specializing in beautiful European and domestic lingerie in sizes AAA-KK, stunning nightwear, hosiery, exquisite loungewear, local homemade bath products and candles and distinctive bridal gifts, Fiamour has something for everyone. For the bride-to-be there is an extensive selection of wedding day lingerie and honeymoon trousseau items. Fiamour also has private space available for bridal showers. Come discover The Beauty in Being You. 3030 W. Cary St. 445-2435
Choice Entertainment Choice Entertainment is on a mission to raise wedding expectations. Our DJs do so much more than play awesome music and bring the fun! They spend the time to get to know you and help create a celebration full of warm and engaging moments that stop time, engage your guests, and create the memories of a lifetime. They coordinate with the other professionals, and lead your " wedding team" to make sure everything goes as planned. Book one of our exciting bands and rest assured that our exclusive reception Planning Guide helps you communicate your vision with the band. Every detail is covered in advance, leading to a smooth celebration and lots of fun! www.choiceentertainment.com TNT Limousine TNT Limousine is Richmond's premier chauffeured transportation service! We offer a fleet of town cars, stretch limousines, limo buses, and more! Our mission is to provide the most satisfying service our customer has ever experienced. We pride ourselves in the safety, cleanliness, punctuality, and professional and courteous drivers. Whatever you need, we can deliver. Call TNT at (804) 965-0990 or visit www.tntlimousine.com . You'll be glad you did!
Hayes & Fisk Photography Hayes & Fisk Photography is one of Richmond's most sought after portrait and wedding studios. Their personal approach to their exquisite finished products makes every client feel right at home. Every single portrait session and wedding day is custom designed to match their client's personality and desire. Design consultations are always complimentary and portrait installations are included with a smile. If you are looking for that perfect portrait art installation, fairy-tale wedding album or a simple portrait memory as a gift to yourself or a loved one Hayes & Fisk is the perfect place to find it. Travel available. hayesandfisk.com or 804.740.9307
Bridal Consulting by Naomi As an event coordinator, Naomi can assist with every detail of your wedding, from selecting a site for a reception to identifying a caterer, a photographer, a florist or a band. She has access to resources to find the right services to meet the bride's needs and her highest expectations. Naomi can share her expertise in guiding the bride to creative answers for every part of planning and executing that special day. Contact her at 804.270.1237 or visit naomimeyer.com . Elegant Party Plans We are a full service planning + design company, so we can help you with everything from selecting the perfect venue and vendors to creating dramatic backdrops and head tables. Our studio is located on the corner of Cox Road and West Broad Street in Henrico's West End. We are passionate about what we do, and that is paramount to us creating a unique and fun planning experience for you. Let us help you step-by-step so you can revel in the moments instead of the details! Visit our site www.elegantpartyplans.com for more information or email Kim@elegantpartyplans.com for a complimentary consultation. Events by Elizabeth Palmer By creating a full-service event planning company, Elizabeth can solely focus her energy on each individual client and their specific needs. From choosing coordinating color palettes, to organizing multiple vendors leading up to and on the wedding day, Elizabeth will create and execute an exquisite and perfectly polished wedding. She will gently lead you in the right direction, helping you pick each vendor that specifically fits your needs as a bride that complements your dream. To schedule your free consultation or to learn more, please contact Elizabeth 804.305.6997 or eventsbyelizabethpalmer.com Richmond Bridal Association The Richmond Bridal Association is the only group of wedding businesses in Richmond that requires a professional standard for membership. To apply for membership, a business has to have had an active business license for two years, put full-time hours into the business, and have the required number of recommendations from current RBA members and previous clients. Our member businesses are established, respected, and screened for you. Central to RBA is our Code of Ethics. This requires that each member pledges honesty and integrity, an understanding of his client's needs, and to comply with the standards of the association. richmondbridalassociation.org
Covington Travel At Covington, we understand that your destination wedding and romantic honeymoon is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Our vacation advisors have first-hand knowledge of resorts, cruise lines and destinations world-wide. We manage every detail of your trip, from selecting the perfect honeymoon destination or wedding venue to arranging reservations and events, making your trip as carefree as possible. As a proud member of Virtuoso, we provide you with preferred pricing plus perks and amenities not available to the general public. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804.747.7077 (Innsbrook) or 804.344.3244 (James Center.) www.covingtontravel.com or http://www.covingtontravel.com/vacation-travel/tours-and-packages/sandals-resorts/ Talbot County Talbot County, Maryland, invites both engaged couples and newlyweds to experience the romance and charm of Easton, St. Michaels, Oxford and Tilghman Island. Set against the magnificent Chesapeake Bay, the county's sophisticated small towns, idyllic country byways and wide array of activities offer the perfect wedding or honeymoon destination. Revel in the timeless beauty of Talbot County, a destination blessed with an abundance of rich history, memorable restaurants and romantic inns. For more information, visit www.tourtalbot.org or call us at 410-770-8000.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers the perfect setting for weddings, receptions and prewedding events. The beautiful sculpture garden is an ideal venue for an outdoor wedding or reception.The contemporary canopy protects guests from inclement weather. Receptions can also beheld in one of two ballrooms. Additionally, The Gumenick Family Gallery provides a unique gathering space in an art-filled three-room art gallery. For more information, call 804.261.ARTS (2787). Europa Europa offers unique and unforgettable events for your special occasion. They serve Italian and Spanish cuisine and specialize in rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and bridal parties. They can accommodate cocktail parties from 15 to 200 guests and seated dinners of up to 75 guests in one of two newly remodeled private-dining rooms. The event planner and chef will work with your individual ideas to create a night to remember. Complimentary parking after 5 p.m. 1409 E.Cary St. in historic Shockoe Slip. 804.643.0911; europarichmond.com . Gather GATHER is housed in an 1850s general store and is imbued with the perfect ambience and charm for a memorable event! A home décor, accessories and unique gift shop specializing in new, vintage and antique, we transform our space into a personalized backdrop for your rehearsal dinner, shower, or party. Our large downstairs can accommodate a sit-down dinner or more casual fare, while our delightful patio, bedecked with bistro lights and bubbling fountain, provides additional space for outdoor pleasure. Our original 20-foot counter serves as the perfect buffet, while our kitchen makes catering a breeze. Prop rental also available. Call for details! www.shopgather.com The Hard Shell Located in historic Shockoe Slip, The Hard Shell is known to locals as one of the best seafood restaurants in town. The private dining room accommodates up to 55 guests and the full restaurant holds parties up to 125 people. The Hard Shell serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with patio dining available. TheHardShell.com The Hard Shell at Bellgrade Located in Midlothian, The Hard Shell Bellgrade features private dining options for parties up to 225 guests. The restaurant boasts four private dining rooms all equipped with LCD projectors and screens. Ample parking and patio dining are available. The Hard Shell Bellgrade serves dinner and Sunday brunch. TheHardShell.com Hilton Richmond Short Pump What a treasure! This venue has something for everyone in Richmond's most desirable location. Allow their team of seasoned professionals to create your perfect wedding reception. Your out-of-town guests will enjoy spacious guest rooms, or time together around the fire pit on the patio. Plan a day of beauty at Aura Spa & Salon. Shula's is ideal for rehearsal dinners or farewell brunches while you visit with family and friends at this very special time. 804.777.9000 The Jefferson Hotel Known for its stunning Grand Staircase and majestic ballrooms, The Jefferson has hosted Richmond's most memorable weddings since 1895. Guests are dazzled by the beauty, gracious hospitality and exceptional food and beverage, while the happy couple relaxes and enjoys the event executed with perfection to fulfill their every wish. Call 804.649.4612 or visit jeffersonhotel.com for additional information. The John Marshall Ballrooms The John Marshall opened in 1929 as the largest hotel in Virginia. Its rooms welcomed Elizabeth Taylor, Mary Tyler Moore and Elvis Presley, as well as Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter. After sitting vacant for over 20 years (save a few attempts to open) the building recently underwent an $80 million renovation to restore it to its original grandeur. It now offers a lovely venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate parties, and special occasions with a pre-function space and two magnificent ballrooms. Homemades by Suzanne manages the ballrooms and provides all on-site catering. Please contact us: email@example.com or 804.775.2323. Maggiano's Little Italy Maggiano's is the perfect venue to host your wedding event including: engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions, or day-after brunches. Whether it's an intimate, candlelit ceremony and dinner or a lively reception with guests dancing the night away, Maggiano's Little Italy® can deliver that special day you've always dreamed of. You'll enjoy the wedding of a lifetime with the great food, warm hospitality and beautiful setting you deserve. We'll provide you with a personal Banquet Manager to help you plan and execute a flawless event from start to finish. 804.253.0900 Main Street Station Main Street Station is Richmond's most recognizable landmark, with the clock tower greeting all of those traveling on I-95. Built in 1901 for passenger rail service, the City of Richmond renovated and re-opened the station in 2004, again serving passenger rail, and also offering a unique and beautiful space for private events.With its stunning architecture, gorgeous interior and marble floors, the station offers a space for weddings, receptions, and other private and corporate events. Centrally located in Shockoe Bottom; parking included in rental. Contact 804.523.3328 or firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and more information. The Manor House Dazzle your guests with a ceremony surrounded by the lush array of blooms in several garden locations, or choose the classically decorated ballroom in which to exchange your vows. From the sweeping master staircase to the elegant ballroom and formal gardens, The Manor House at Kings Charter offers a romantic and intimate setting for your special day. Located just 2 miles from Virginia Center Commons, our prices will pleasantly surprise you. Discover us today. 804.550.0020. TheManorHouseVa.com Maymont Maymont, a 100-acre American estate, offers unique settings for weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal portraits. For your wedding ceremony, surround yourself with the romance of the flower-filled Italian Garden or enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of the Japanese Garden. Then celebrate your reception in the elegant Garden Hall or the fun-filled Nature & Visitor Center. Horse-drawn carriage rides, tram rides and special tours are also available. 1700 Hampton Street Richmond VA 23220, phone: 804.358.7166, email: email@example.com, Web: maymont.org , Facebook.com/maymont , Twitter.com/maymont . Mi Hacienda At Mi Hacienda you can create the perfect memorable wedding experience that you have dreamed of. You and your guests will enjoy the unique Spanish architecture surroundings that are ideal for a beautiful wedding. Mi Hacienda features a lighted dance floor and PA equipment including a full bar that will make your ceremony not only beautiful but also memorable and fun. They pride themselves on being able to take care of most headaches you may encounter in your wedding planning. All of their private packages include elegant ice sculptures, table and chair linens, and some floral arrangements. They may also provide full service during which their specially trained wedding staff will serve your guests at their seats. Located at 8250 Midlothian Turnpike. Call 804.560.6994 or visit richmondweddingvenues.com for more information. The Renaissance The Renaissance is Richmond's best kept secret offering a true one-stop-shop wedding experience… Book your wedding reception in class, style, and timeless elegance today! Experience a truly elegant setting at The Renaissance for all of your wedding and reception needs. At The Renaissance you can create the perfect wedding experience. You and your guests will enjoy the luxurious surroundings and beautiful rooms which are ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and bridesmaid luncheons. The Renaissance features extraordinary amenities, including access to fine catering and leading musical groups, complete beverage service, place settings, linens, tables, chairs, staffing, onsite parking, and so much more! Call (804) 649-3373 or visit us at renaissanceva.com . RICHMOND MARRIOTT WEST Cheers to the bride and groom! Richmond Marriott West has witnessed some outrageous toasts given by the best man and the most touching first dance between father and daughter. We invite you to explore our beautiful hotel for your wedding reception. We are located in the trendy Innsbrook area of the West End, where you will enjoy being in outdoor scenery and peaceful surroundings. Your guest list includes the most important people in your life — trust Marriott West to keep them in every comfort while they stay with us. Please call 804.965.9500 for information in planning your joyous day. Sheraton Richmond Park South Hotel Sheraton Richmond Park South Hotel, where dreams come true. With personalized attention, we will make your special day what you've always dreamed about. Host your ceremony in our neutral space, or outside on our grounds featuring a gazebo, grassy knoll, or pond with cascading fountain. At Sheraton you have a team of professionals working for you, anticipating your needs. Our various reception packages, with chef's customizable culinary expressions are designed to reflect your vision, and create memories for a lifetime. In addition to setup, food and beverage, we will also assist with décor, and specialty items. We look forward to scheduling an appointment with you very soon! Call one of wedding specialists at 804.323.1144 and visit us at sheratonparksouth.com The Water Grill The Water Grill, located in Richmond's Carytown District, features a variety of different private dining options. The entire upstairs is available for parties of up to 100 people. The lounge, which features a full bar and fireplace, accommodates up to 30 guests for cocktail parties. The Water Grill's menu boasts a raw bar, fresh fish entrées, beef and vegetarian options. The Water Grill is open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Complimentary parking is available after 5 p.m. Located at 3411 W.Cary St. 804.353.3411. Visit thewatergrill.com