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In the heat of summer we can’t help but belt Kenny Chesney’s catchy lyrics,
“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss. It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime.
Sweet
Summertime.”

Lucy-O-Photo Here are the top five reasons we say YES to summer weddings:

1. Sunny Skies & Bright Bouquets– This is the most obvious advantage of a Summer wedding. Summer weddings are full of sunshine and warmth, and of course, allow you to get married outside in a garden courtyard, on a beach, or our favorite, against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tip: When scouting for your venue, be sure there is a rain backup plan.

2. Hello Holiday’s – With a number of holidays in the summer, including July 4th, Labor Day & Columbus Day, you have the opportunity to select a holiday weekend for your wedding celebration.  Your out of town guests will appreciate this, and will likely turn it into a weekend vacation.

Forget a single celebration, plan a wedding weekend. Create an itinerary for your guests with a list of “must do” activities. Getting married in C’ville? We suggest an itinerary packed with winery & brewery tours, local hikes and dinner on the downtown mall.

3. More Sun, More Fun – With extended hours in the summer, you have the option for a pre-party, the party, and the after-party. The celebrations are endless, and what’s better? Most of the activities can take place outside… consider corn hole for a lawn game or host your cocktail hour on the patio. The best part? More sunlight for that killer photograph.

4. Bronzed Beauties – In the summer, we often look and feel our best. With the opportunity to be fit, bronzed and energized, what’s not to love about congregating with your loved ones when you look and feel fabulous.

5. Seasonal Summer Cuisine – Consider your menu. In the summer, fresh & local produce is in abundance. Translation: From the canapes to the entrée, the food will incorporate summer’s flavors at it’s finest. Insider’s Tip: Ask about a special signature cocktail that incorporates a summer garnish. At Pippin Hill, we recommend Sparkling Blanc de Blanc with our garden Lavender. Or, Chef’s favorite – a cool cocktail infused with watermelon.

beautiful-summer-weddinglavender-champagne11-3Pippin-Hill-Cocktail-Hour1407-CanonGreen-0040Screen shot 2014-08-06 at 1.36.37 PM17-2First photo by Lucy O photo
Second – Third photo by Easton Events through Jen Fariello
Four, Five & Eight photo by Easton Events with Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral through Patricia Lyons
Sixth photo by Andrea Hubbell Photography
Seventh photo by Aaron Watson Photography

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