Wedding Shopping at the Shops at Hilltop

Portrait of a Smiling Bride Holding a Wedding Dress in a Clothes Shop Standing by Her Mother

We often hear how it’s best for couples to celebrate their nuptials in late spring or early summer, when fair weather and sunshine provide a bright atmosphere and enhance the excitement. In Virginia Beach, there’s something to be said for getting married in the fall or winter just as the weather begins to cool and offer the perfect atmosphere for outdoor photos. In fall and winter the skies remain sunny and with tourist traffic light it’s easy to make preparations. In fact, The Shops At Hilltop can help you take care of everything right in one place!

Think about what goes into creating the perfect wedding day: attire, decor, vows, the exchange of rings. Much of what you and your wedding party need is available at The Shops At Hilltop, whether you’re planning a formal ceremony at your church or the Cavalier or a simple gathering on the beach. We’ll help you get started.

Something New…

Popular Hilltop destinations for brides-to-be include All The Rage (Hilltop East, 757-491-1418), home to couture wedding gowns by Allure and Kitty Chen and formalwear for bridesmaids, and Here & Now Bridal (Hilltop North, 757-644-1004), which offers top designer names at great discounts, for the bride on a budget. Both shops provide alterations on-site. 

For family and guests, Hilltop boutiques like Dressology (Hilltop East, 757-428-0900)  Double Take Consignment (Hilltop West, 757-422-3300) keep an impressive inventory of style for everyone in the bridal family.  Is the affair more beachy and dress casual? Stop by The Bahama Shop (Hilltop East, 757-428-2627) for an eye-catching outfit appropriate for the season.

Something Dazzling…

Shopping for your wedding rings may be the most exciting part of planning, as it’s something you do together. The staff at Adele Diamond (Hilltop North, 757-389-8005) and Either Ore Jewelers (Hilltop West, 757-523-1549) have helped many Virginia Beach couples find the right rings to symbolize their commitment.

Looking to add a bit of sparkle to the bridesmaids’ gowns? Be Jeweled (Hilltop North, 757-422-0303) and Jody G (Hilltop North, 757-422-1201) are just two places to try for gorgeous accessories.

Something for Guests…

You’ve coordinated the perfect event.  Now, get some beautiful ideas for your invitations and thank you note from Jacobson’s Fine Papers & Gifts (Hilltop West,  757-422-6595)  and plan your shower and wedding favors with some help from fine chocolatier Forbes Candies (Hilltop East, 757-965-9295.)  And the cake!  Family-owned bakery UrbanCupcakes and more (Hilltop West, 757-222-0213) specializes in wedding cakes that are as beautiful as they are delectable.

Something With Style…

When the big day arrives, you have to look your best! Hair, nails, skin…everything tanned, toned and beautiful. With over a dozen spas and salons alone at The Shops at Hilltop you have your pick of some of the best stylists in Virginia Beach. Book a wedding day appointment to have your hair clipped or curled, a mani-pedi and even a wax.

Need to decompress before the wedding? Why not try the Dream Float Spa (Hilltop East, 757-222-0880) for a unique, relaxing experience that may help you relieve the stress of wedding planning.

Something to Eat…

Wedding plans may keep you busy and hopping from store to store, but don’t forget to take a breather and have a snack. Take a break for lunch at any of the dozen or more eateries at Hilltop, everything from light and healthy at Saladworks to indulgent at Cobalt Grille. You may just find the perfect spot here to have your rehearsal dinner!

Why drive all over Hampton Roads to make arrangements for your Virginia Beach wedding? You’ll find everything you need to say “I do” within The Shops At Hilltop.