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Casual Elegance and Natural Beauty at the Piedmont Club

Piedmont Club

By Dominique McIndoe Sponsored by Piedmont Club Setting the Scene Romantic French doors, wrought iron chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, a spiraling indoor staircase, a beautiful ballroom, expansive patio space, a natural wood bridge and views of green hills, fairways, and the Bull Run Mountains hunt country. What could be a better backdrop to exchange vows and begin the beautiful, lifelong journey that is marriage? Individually-Crafted Weddings As the recipient of the WeddingWire’s Couples Choice Award for seven years in a row (2010-2016), it’s no wonder that Piedmont Club is such a favorite wedding venue in Haymarket and all of Northern Virginia. For over 20 years, Piedmont Club has prided itself in being a sophisticated, stylish and charming choice for brides- and grooms-to-be; their lavish space has been home to many wedding showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. Piedmont …

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A Dream Leesburg Wedding with River Creek Club

River Creek Club

By Gianna Jirak Sponsored by River Creek Club Imagine walking down the aisle in your flowing white gown to your beloved. It is the happiest day of your life. You’re surrounded by love and by the scenic views of the Potomac River and elegant decoration. This may sound like a fantasy, but at River Creek Club, it’s a reality! With their amazing team and top-notch venue space, you will have a dream Leesburg wedding. The Ceremony With the weather warming up, your ceremony will likely be hosted on the club’s gorgeous outdoor veranda. You will have experienced wedding planners at your disposal as well as the luxurious view of the Potomac River to add natural decor. “We’re right on the water which is beautiful, and it overlooks the golf course as well,” said Amanda Gervais, the Private Events Director of …

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Celebrate Your Fairytale Wedding at Chantilly National Golf and Country Club

Chantilly National Country Club

By Dominique McIndoe Sponsored by Chantilly National Golf and Country Club In the Centreville area of Fairfax County lies a 214-acre oasis so close to the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., yet so comfortably and conveniently tucked away. As one of Northern Virginia’s premier private country clubs, Chantilly National Golf and Country Club has been a haven in the Centreville community since its founding in 1959. Their standard of excellence and charm have made them the perfect place for couples to host their dream weddings. Vintage Barn to Country Club Prior to becoming Chantilly National, the country club’s structure operated as a functioning dairy farm. The current barn-like features help add to the aesthetic—rustic, romantic barn weddings have been all the rage these past few years—with potential members and spouses-to-be, says Natalie Eisenberg, private events director for Chantilly National. …

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Stonewall Golf Club: Micro-Weddings and Waterfront Views

Stonewall Golf Club

By Gianna Jirak Sponsored by Stonewall Golf Club Although COVID-19 has transformed weddings and the wedding industry as we know it, Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville is working to make your big day feel as normal as possible. With its waterfront views and fashionable ballroom, as well as their top-notch accommodations, you’ll feel as though you’re having a wedding in early 2020 – with certain health precautions in place, of course. The Magnolia Room Your reception will be held in the club’s Magnolia Room, a ballroom that features floor-to-ceiling windows and “panoramic views of Lake Manassas, shimmering water fountains and the golf course’s eighteenth green.” At night, the ballroom is gently lit by wrought-iron crystal-accented chandeliers, which will undoubtedly add more romance to the occasion. If you hold your ceremony at Stonewall as well, it can be held just outside …

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Catering by Uptown’s Bayfront Club: A Destination Wedding

Catering by Uptown, Bayfront cClub

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Catering by Uptown’s Bayfront Club If you dream of a destination wedding, you may be surprised to learn that you can have one right here in the DMV at Catering by Uptown’s Bayfront Club in Edgemere, Maryland. Beautiful Destination Wedding Bayfront Club sits right on the Chesapeake Bay with beautiful water views. You can have your wedding right on the waterfront, then your reception in the 30,000 square foot ballroom. The ballroom features large picture windows where you get the same water views. Bayfront is close to Baltimore but very removed from all the hustle and bustle of the city, so you feel like you’ve traveled to a faraway countryside location. This picturesque wedding venue is very spacious with a beautiful manicured lawn. It’s perfect for wedding photos! Many couples choose to have their ceremony …

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It’s Time to Bloom with Sonesta

Sonesta ES Suites Fairfax Fair Lakes

By Kate Anderson Sponsored by Sonesta ES Suites Fairfax, Fair Lakes Spring is coming and with it, wonderful changes. Birds returning, warmer temperatures rising, and little flower buds turning into amazing blooms. Such is the case with Sonesta ES Suites Fairfax, Fair Lakes, a popular wedding venue for intimate weddings and events. Sonesta is blooming after a winter of change. What was formerly known as a Marriott Residence Inn is now a Sonesta ES Suites blooming with possibilities for your event. Sonesta’s mission is to WOW every guest, team member, partner and community in which they operate by delivering quality, value, and amazing hospitality. From start to finish, you will have the personalized service of an on-property sales team dedicated to your event. These seasoned team members have continued on through the property change of hands to be happy members …

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Country Elegance Nestled in Loudoun County

Briar Patch B&B

By Katrina Wilson Sponsored by Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn The serene, plush and green landscape is the backdrop to your wedding as you view your guests. This is the moment you have been waiting for as you smile and make eye contact with your significant other. As you both stand there together, the Blue Ridge Mountains are the final touch to your charming wedding day. That is what a wedding may look like at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn in Middleburg, Virginia. This bed and breakfast is a wedding venue in Loudoun County with a history that dates back to the early 1800s. Ellen Goldberg, owner of the establishment, describes what makes Briar Patch unique. A View Like No Other Goldberg said the 47 acres of land and 12 bedrooms in three buildings allow brides and grooms …

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Weddings Stories By Tania: 2020 Weddy Award Winner

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Wedding Stories by Tania The spark that started Tania Hossain’s wedding photography business happened in 2011 when she took photos of the preparations for a friend’s Ethiopian wedding. She also took photos of the ceremony at her friend’s request although she wasn’t the official photographer. Her friend ended up liking her photos better, which got her referrals in the Ethiopian, Sudanese and Somalian communities in Northern Virginia. Tania launched her business officially in 2013, specializing in wedding photography. In 2017, she started building a team that now includes five photographers and videographers. She incorporated video into their services in 2019. The Story Behind the Name Tania loves wedding stories and is especially enamored with the “Wedding Storyteller” series by Roberto Valenzuela, which she refers to as her wedding bible. Valenzuela says that, “as the photographer, …

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Be Seated Has You Covered

By Dominique McIndoe Sponsored by Be Seated Just as important as the venue, the catering, the décor, the DJ, and an impeccable dress code, is the overall wedding experience and ambience. Be Seated, a premier chair cover, linen, and specialty chair rental company, ensures that their clients receive that elegant touch for wedding, wedding-related, and special-event needs. About Be Seated Be Seated is a Black-woman owned and operated business in Centreville, Virginia dedicated to implementing their clients’ visions by providing rental chair covers, table linens, Chiavari chairs, folding chairs, chair sashes, and royalty throne chairs for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and bridal showers. The variety in table and chair cover styles, as well as linen and chair ties, show great detail, style, and sophistication. “We take the ordinary and make it amazing,” says Janeen Parrott, creator and owner of the Wedding …

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Introducing Sonesta ES Suites, Fairfax Fair Lakes (Formerly Residence Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes, Fairfax)

Provided by Sonesta Sonesta ES Suites Fairfax, Fair Lakes is proud to join the the Sonesta International Hotels Corporation U.S. portfolio, becoming one of the first-ever Sonesta Select properties in the country and one of the first in Virginia.  Sonesta Select is an upscale, focused-service brand centered on delivering the authentic hospitality Sonesta is known for, while helping guests make meaningful connections in each of our hotels and their local communities. Sonesta is excited to begin to welcome guests so they can see first-hand how the spirit and warmth of our team members shine through day in and day out. The launch of the Sonesta Select helps to expand Sonesta’s footprint in key markets, growing their U.S. presence to to five brands in total and over 200 hotels. From airports to office parks, suburban neighborhoods to busy downtowns, Sonesta Select …

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Wedding Stories By Tania

Wedding Stories by Tania

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Wedding Stories by Tania The spark that started Tania Hossain’s wedding photography business happened in 2011 when she took photos of the preparations for a friend’s Ethiopian wedding. She also took photos of the ceremony at her friend’s request although she wasn’t the official photographer. Her friend ended up liking her photos better, which got her referrals in the Ethiopian, Sudanese and Somalian communities in Northern Virginia. Hossain launched her business officially in 2013, specializing in wedding photography. In 2017, she started building a team that now includes five photographers and videographers. She incorporated video into her services in 2019. The Story Behind the Name Hossain loves to tell stories, so she is especially enamored with the “Wedding Storyteller” series by Roberto Valenzuela, which she refers to as her wedding bible. Valenzuela says that “as …

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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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