Local Wedding Happs, February Edition

February 28, 2014

Happs: n. a quirky term for "happenings" or could be a silly shortening of "happy."
(We'll let you take your pick.)

We're in the end of the peak engagement season, and 2014 is looking pretty awesome! We have the latest in some local wedding news to bring you up to speed about some local pros doing some pretty neat things. :)

Styled Reception Tables to Inspire Brides
Organized by Waterford Event Rentals, Crystal Clear Vision is a unique event where engaged couples will be able to view reception tables fully set by some of the best local designers and coordinators in Hampton Roads on March 15th at the Double Tree of Virginia Beach. Tickets are $5, so head over to their Facebook page to get more info!

Paper Flower Sip 'n' Share by Event Professionals at Wayside Village Shoppes
On March 6th, Vendor Fam Antonia Christianson Events and friend Isha Foss Events are hosting a paper flower workshop open to all ladies, gents, pros, and whoever loves all things weddings in Virginia Beach! This one is free, but be sure to RSVP on their Event page.

Same Sex Marriage Ban Declared Unconstitutional
On Friday, February 14, 2014, Federal Judge Arenda Wright Allen ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. However, this ruling will not immediately make marriage licenses available to same-sex couples in Virginia. Vendor Fam Cherry Blossom Weddings wrote a great informative resource for LGBT couples looking to get married in Hampton Roads this week though!

The Bridal Dish Williamsburg and The Inspired Bride Connect
It's a coming together for the new Bridal Dish Williamsburg and The Inspired Bride this Spring. Much like Maya Couture and the original Bridal Dish in Norfolk, this Peninsula location recently announced the neighborly partnership once new add-on renovations are complete in April. (And with the renovations, the ladies at The Inspired Bride be able to showcase menswear and other bridal-related gowns! It's a win-win for local and out-of-town couples and families!)

New Storefront for Wedding Florist and Vintage Furniture Rentals
Tidewater and Tulle's Vendor Fam, Becky of Roost Flowers, and Mary of Bluebird's Garage set up shop with stylish doors wide open for the Virginia Beach Oceanfront community. With their grand opening on February 20th, this fresh and modern white storefront is lovely in all ways. Definitely be sure to stop by when down on Mediterranean Ave.!

A Look at Hampton Roads History, Couples-Style
And for funsies, around Valentine's, the Daily Press wrote up a fun little look into local history and some famous couples. We're not America's First Region for nothing without some key figures like Pocahontas! Definitely worth a read for a little nod to love in the past.

Know something else that's going on in the Hampton Roads wedding industry for next month's LWH edition? Please send an email to chelsea@tidewaterandtulle.com. Disclaimer: Announcements and news will be posted at the discretion of the editor and its overall benefit to the wedding community as a whole. All news is welcome, but priority is given to Tidewater and Tulle Vendor Fam members. For sponsored posts and paid event announcements, please email for advertising rates.