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Brides & Weddings Magazine Volume 16 No. 1

Here at Brides & Weddings, we spend a lot of time talking about weddings, looking at weddings and writing about weddings. We include content from all over the globe to help inspire you as you plan your wedding. Our website, www.bridesandweddings.com, is the go-to resource for Northern Virginia brides and grooms. There, and here you will find the people and places to make your perfect wedding day. You can use keywords that reflect your wedding vision in our search bar and discover the best in Northern Virginia wedding professionals. Or, you can sign up for our newsletter to receive special offers and calendar of events — from bridal shows to bridal shops. Read our blog, enter contests and follow us on social media for the latest information.

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Brides & Weddings Volume 31

brides and weddings magazine

Here at Brides & Weddings, we spend a lot of time talking about weddings, looking at weddings and writing about weddings. We include content from all over the globe to help inspire you as you plan your wedding. Our blog is the go-to resource for Northern Virginia brides and grooms. Here, and in our print magazine, you will find the people and places to make your perfect wedding day. You can use keywords that reflect your wedding vision in our search bar and discover the best in Northern Virginia wedding professionals. Or, you can sign up for our newsletter to receive special offers and calendar of events — from bridal shows to bridal shops. Read our blog, enter contests and follow us on social media for the latest information.

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The Hottest Wedding Dress Boutiques in Northern Virginia

Saying ‘Yes to the Dress’ is the highlight of wedding planning for most brides. It also sets the mood for the entire wedding after you have selected your venue! Here is are the best bridal boutiques and dress shops in Northern Virginia. Amy’s Bridal Boutique “Why should I consider Amy’s Bridal?” you may ask. Well, for starters, it’s been a staple in the community since August 2008 and has developed into a one-stop boutique for all your wedding needs. Amy Domenech, the owner, has thought of everything and eliminated a lot of unnecessary steps in the process. Amy’s Bridal Boutique has the resources and capabilities to take care of you, the groom and the bridal party. “My boutique has all sorts of things to offer,” Amy says. “I love many aspects of weddings and we are ever changing. Wedding gowns are my specialty. However, we also offer bridesmaids dresses, tuxedo rentals, gown preservation, accessories, …

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Top Country Club Wedding Venues for Northern Virginia

Majestic architecture, manicured landscaping, sparkling waters and elite service are some of our favorite aspects of a country club wedding. From the traditional bride to the modern bride, or even the rustic bride, these Northern Virginia country club destinations offer breathtaking beauty that will suit any theme. Read on to discover the magic each venue has to offer! Chantilly National Golf Club Northern Virginia brides have a plethora of beautiful wedding locations to choose from, but if you love golf, the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club is a perfect choice. Located in Centreville, it features a gorgeous Ed Ault-designed golf course with a traditional par-72 layout as well as a fun practice facility which includes a chipping green, putting green, bunker area, and even a 275-yard driving range. If golf isn’t your wedding theme or favorite activity, you can …

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Local Couple Uses Rescue Puppies as Bouquet Alternatives for the Wedding Party

By Delia Engstrom | Photos by Roman Grinev Photography Brides have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to wedding planning-such as picking a venue, deciding on flowers, or choosing a photographer. For Emily Murrell, an Operation Paws for Homes (OPH) volunteer, there was one decision that was especially ruff. Murrell knew she wanted to add a personal touch to her wedding and it only made sense that it would involve some furry special guests. She and her now-husband Brent serve as fosters for Operation Paws for Homes, a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from rural high-kill shelters and places them with loving volunteers, like Emily and Brent, until they can find a forever home. “We have two dogs of our own- a yellow lab named Midas and Brynn, a Catahoula leopard dog,” states Emily, “but we’ve also fostered …

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Brides and Weddings Magazine January 2018 Issue

2018 has begun, and along with the holidays comes PROPOSALS! Since a majority of engagements happen over the holidays, we want to welcome you to Brides and Weddings, where we are as excited about your upcoming nuptials as you are! Our website and magazine is the go-to resource for Northern Virginia brides and grooms. There, and here you will find the people and places to make your perfect wedding day. You can use keywords that reflect your wedding vision in our search bar and discover the best in Northern Virginia wedding professionals. Or, you can sign up for our newsletter to receive special offers and calendar of events — from bridal shows to bridal shops. Read our blog, enter contests and follow us on social media for the latest information. To order a free copy click here. Enjoy & happy …

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BEAUTYCOUNTER ASKS CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP COSMETICS

Did you know the last time Congress passed a major law overseeing the cosmetic industry was in 1938? The law, which is only one-and-a-half pages long, does little to protect our health; harmful cosmetics ingredients are allowed in the products we put on our bodies every day. In contrast to the U.S., the European Union has banned or restricted nearly 1,400 chemicals from cosmetics. It’s safe to say the U.S. is dangerously behind the times. Beautycounter is a beauty brand committed to cosmetics reform and is on a mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone. Beautycounter’s Ingredient Selection Process starts by banning over 1,500 of the industry’s worst offenders. The ingredients used in Beautycounter’s formulas are rigorously and regularly screened to ensure none have links to health like cancer, infertility, hormone disruption, or early puberty. As a …

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