Carole Keily

A New Line at Tangs: Pronovias of Barcelona

Provided by Tangs Bridal Tangs has announced the inclusion of a new dress line at the Bridal Studio: Pronovias of Barcelona. Since 1922, Pronovias has been the premiere face of bridal gowns across Europe, beginning their international expansion in 1977. Tangs is pleased to include themselves on a short list of North American retailers proudly carrying this luxury staple of European fashion. Tangs has added 12 dresses to their current collection, each one capitalizing on the hottest trends or the greatest classics. If you would like to catch these beautiful gowns and more, schedule an appointment with Tangs today. Call 703-393-8458. The Pickford A 1920s-inpired évassée style in handmade lace is gently fitted over the back and derriere and features a gorgeous chapel train in butter soft tulle. Accessorized with an overskirt, it takes on extra volume for a grand …

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Catering By Uptown Offers Flexibility for Newly Engaged Couples

Catering by Uptown, Bayfront Club

By Amy Falksofske Sponsored by Catering by Uptown You’re engaged! Congratulations! You might be overwhelmed with all the planning that lies ahead, but you don’t need to be. Catering By Uptown is here to take care of all the details for you. They have all-inclusive packages that they can tailor to your budget and your desires for your perfect day. Whether you want to get married in Maryland, Virginia or DC, Catering by Uptown has a venue to suit your tastes and budget. All-Inclusive Package Catering By Uptown’s all-inclusive package has everything. They take care of brides and grooms from the beginning of the planning stage until the last guest leaves the reception. Once you book, you get your own wedding planner that will walk you through the steps to plan your wedding. They will also set you up with …

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Tangs Tips: Choosing the Right Veil for You

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Provided by Tangs Bridal So you’ve found the perfect dress –  now, you need the perfect veil to complete that once-in-a-lifetime look! At Tangs, the staff stocks a variety of the most in-fashion veils for brides from all walks of life. While veils come in many shapes and sizes, Tangs carries the two most popular lengths: Fingertip and Cathedral. These two lengths vary based on the maker of veil, with fingertip lengths running between 38-52 inches and a cathedral running between 118-122 inches. Tangs also creates custom veils beyond their premade selection. Besides length, a bride should consider the details on their veil, and the weight of these details. Why? A weighted veil, whether it’s beading, lace, or sequins, prevents a veil from flying up and about during an outdoor event. This means that a Tangs rep will be likely …

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What’s New at Tangs: The Latest Maggie Sottero Season

Tangs, Maggie Sottero

Provided by Tangs Bridal Even with meeting 20 brides a day, the owner of Tangs – Tang herself – has managed to find the time to head to Salt Lake City to explore the latest season of wedding dresses. Coming soon to Manassas: the freshest collection of Fall 2022 bridal gowns by Maggie Sottero. Maggie Sottero is an Australian bridal line, founded 20 years ago by namesake Lesley Margaret (Maggie), who adopted the name of Maggie Sottero  in honor of her great-grandmother. Maggie dresses are significant for their ethereal, romantic, and timeless silhouettes. While in Salt Lake City, Tang, along with Vice-President Kenny, were invited to headquarters to see what this year has in store. From dramatic all-red bridal gowns to the cleanest crêpe lines you’ve ever seen, these additions to Tangs will make for an exciting bridal season this …

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From Cows to Catered Events

sweeney Barn

By Rachel Nohe Sponsored by Sweeney Barn In the 1930s, Sweeney Barn was a place for milking cows owned by the Birkett family. However, in 2018, the barn was bought by Noel and Alannah Sweeney and transformed into an event center with rustic elegance.  During the renovation process, it was crucial to the Sweeneys that they utilize as much of the original materials as possible while simultaneously modernizing the architecture.  The barn holds historical importance to the area, so its preservation was as important as bringing in modern touches. Andrea Van Wambeke, General Manager at Sweeney Barn, said, “Renovated in 2018, Sweeney Barn has state-of-the-art amenities that will ensure every guest is comfortable on their wedding day.” Location, Location, Location  One of the benefits of the venue is that while the barn itself is rustic, it is located in the …

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Wedding Tips from Tangs: How to Fluff a Train

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Provided by Tangs Bridal and Alterations Train fluffing is an art. If you are in a wedding, whether as a bridesmaid, a mother of the bride, or a guest, this is a great tip to help you be of assistance to the bride on their big day. Have the train prepared on a flat surface Grab every layer of the train within both of your hands. The train should be treated as a full circle, so adjust the placement of your hands accordingly — not too far apart, and not in the center Gently toss the train up in a wave-like motion. Let the train grab the air blow, causing the fabric to pillow and balloon as it falls to the ground. Do not throw the train down. Let the fabric settle and adjust accordingly. This should help you in your …

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Please Excuse the Mess – Tang’s is Expanding!

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Provided by Tangs Bridal and Alterations Tangs Bridal and Alterations is doubling their store space, taking over the next-door unit (previously home to the African Market, who are re-settling further down the block). The expansion will feature – A private bridal alterations area – Extended work space for the seamstresses and tailors – Double the room for wedding dress storage – New display areas – A suit and tux showroom – Ample space and dressing rooms for daily alteration appointments These expansions, changes, and transformations will occur slowly over the next few months, so be patient with Tangs as they adjust accordingly!

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A Major Lesson in Wedding Gown Shopping from Lovettsville’s Mini Rose Farm

By Lisa Beth Miller Sponsored by Mini Rose Farm Looking for a fabulous new boutique to shop for your wedding gown? Consider Mini Rose Farm Floral & Wedding Services in Lovettsville, Virginia! Not only does this amazing boutique offer dresses from top designers, owner Joy Suits and her experienced team also offer wedding coordination, florals, and linens for your upcoming event, making a visit to Mini Rose Farm well worth the trip! We talked to owner Joy Suits about what to expect at a wedding gown consultation with her experts. For starters, brides should be sure to allow time for their initial gown shopping appointment. “Every appointment here is blocked off for two and a half hours, however we don’t want to rush the process. So as long as there’s not back-to-back appointments scheduled, we are always happy to spend …

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Wedding Wonders at the Osprey’s

Ospreys thank you to vendors

By Charlotte Flynn The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay hosted a wedding show on Sunday, March 6. This unique and classic waterfront venue held their first wedding show of the year, inviting a number of vendors and guests to explore their options for their future ceremonies. Vendors included A Taste of Elegance, DC Bridal Hair and Makeup, Crystal Dream Entertainment, Girl Meets Cake, SVC Films, and Nichole Haun Photography, showing guests endless options for food, photos, entertainment, and flowers. The venue was packed, with lines of guests waiting outside with more roaming freely throughout the area, the rooms filled with lively music, excited chatter, tasty samples, and photo opportunities. Osprey employees worked tirelessly to assist and answer questions, hosting their vendors with grace and welcoming their guests with ease. “We wanted to have an opportunity to invite clients and people looking …

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Historic Site Celebrates 200th Anniversary with NEW LoveWork Installation

Brentsville Courthouse site

Provided by Prince William County, Virginia Office of Tourism Visitors can enjoy the Bicentennial celebration at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre on April 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for free. Activities include mock trials, historic tradespeople, markets, music, food, demonstrations and more! The highlight of the event is the new LoveWork Installation.

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Wedding Planner Fights for Love in the Ukrainian War Conflict

Ukrainian bride

Provided by Lavi PR After seeing an image of a Ukrainian couple getting married in the front lines, seasoned wedding planner Christine Chang knew that she had to fight for love. Chang is providing a styled shoot to showcase brides that have relocated to America due to the war. She sourced and displayed authentic Ukrainian dresses to showcase the beauty and courage of Ukrainian culture. The message she would like to send is “Love is worth fighting for.” Chang is showcasing authentic Ukrainian dresses with model brides in the studio. She has a small welcome gift and tips on how to make your wedding day extra special. Chang has access to authentic Ukrainian dress makers, affordable wedding venue introductions and connections to Ukrainian food vendors. In response to the war that’s happening, Chang said, “I stand with Ukraine and decided …

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Winter Open House at River View at Occoquan

Provided by River View at Occoquan Head to the Winter Open House at River View at Occoquan to learn more about this premier venue. Open House is Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the River View at Occoquan, 9751 Ox Road, Lorton, Virginia. The River View events venue is located in Occoquan Regional Park. The venue boasts a large wedding and events area that can accommodate 425 seated guests, as well as ample outdoor space. Wedding parties will have access to a private Hospitality Suite and historic Scale House Cottage to prepare for their special day.

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