Carole Keily

White Dress Event

Lilly Pulitzer white dress

Provided by Lilly Pulitzer-Tysons Galleria Recently engaged? Graduating in a few months? The ladies at Lilly Pulitzer love special celebrations and especially love helping you find the right thing to wear for these special moments! The ladies at Lilly Pulitzer at Tyson’s Galleria know that wedding and graduation celebrations can be a whirlwind of excitement, and honestly, a little overwhelming. So, of course, they are here to help! The White Dress Event will be held on March 16. There will be sips and sweets to enjoy (from the fabulous Nothing Bundt Cakes, Vienna/Tysons Corner) and LOTS of Lilly Pulitzer white dress options to consider for your upcoming events! Their designers have created our most extensive collection of white dresses ever, featuring flattering styles for all Lilly lovers! Whether you need the perfect white dress for your engagement photo shoot, a …

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Love Loudoun Wedding Showcase

Love Loudoun March 24

Recently engaged? Planning your big day? The Love Loudoun Wedding Showcase is on Sunday, March 10 from 12 to 3 p.m.  Whether you are newly engaged or just need to secure a few items on your wedding to-do list, there’s no doubt you will find what you are looking for at the showcase. Where: West Belmont Place at The National, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, Virginia EVENT IS FREE when you register – upgrade to VIP and get more!  

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Sweeney Barn 2024 Open House: Your Exclusive Invitation to a World of Possibilities

Sweeney Barn

By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher, Brides & Weddings If you’re a bride or groom-to-be, an event planner, or a local business in search of the perfect venue to host your next big event, mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience. Sweeney Barn invites you to their 2024 Open House on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at 9310 Discovery Blvd., Manassas, this event promises to be a day of inspiration, connections, and the discovery of the extraordinary. Rediscover History in a Renovated 1939 Dairy Barn Sweeney Barn, a stunning and meticulously restored 1939 dairy barn, stands as a testament to the timeless charm of rustic elegance. Whether you’re planning a romantic wedding, a corporate gathering, or a special celebration, this remarkable venue provides the perfect backdrop for your dreams to come to life. Meet the Experts The Open …

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Exclusive Advertising Offer for Wedding Venues

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Provided by Brides & Weddings Magazine Are you the owner or manager of a picturesque wedding venue? Showcase your venue with Brides & Weddings Magazine and and reach couples looking for the perfect place to say “I do.” Sign up for a visibility package and receive your choice of a FREE SEO review, an exclusive email blast to more than 5,000 brides, or an online sponsored story, each valued at $500! Limited-Time Offer: Act Now! This exclusive offer is available for a limited time. Take advantage of the opportunity to make your mark in the world of weddings. If you are a wedding venue ready to attract couples, is your platform to shine! How to Redeem Make your wedding memories unforgettable and help others create their dream weddings. Join today! For inquiries and to get started: Contact us at, or Book a …

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Eric & Jewel’s Wedding Day at Sweeney Barn

Sweeney Barn Eric & Jewel

Story and photos provided by Wedding Stories by Tania “It was fall 2017 and I (Jewel) moved in on campus at George Mason University for my freshmen year. I met Eric on campus as he was finishing his last year at Mason as well! He showed me around campus and told me where some of my classes would be held. He wasn’t very talkative. He was very nervous, so I did most of the talking. At the end of the day he was so nervous I had to tell him “it’s okay if you wanna hug me”. When we parted, we both knew we wanted to see each other again. That first week we started hanging out almost every day on campus. Then following week, he asked me to come over his house to watch Disney movies and meet his …

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Laurel Hill Golf Club Offers Wedding Packages to Make Wedding Day Just Right

Laurel Hill Golf Club

By Katrina Wilson | Sponsored by Fairfax County Park Authority You always dreamed of a storybook wedding, and now you stand in front of guests inside Laurel Hill Golf Club’s banquet room with your dream décor. You look forward to your photo session with the venue’s golf course as the backdrop to your day. The club is 9,400 square feet and their banquet room can hold 150 people. The event director has worked to help you reach your dream wedding day. Marisa Devin, event director at the club, said that the venue has scenic qualities and an awesome food and beverage manager. Scenic Qualities “Another unique thing is the different overlooks we have. There’s countless spots around the golf course to capture one-of-a-kind photos with gorgeous scenery all around,” Marisa said. The chic venue is surrounded by an alluring landscaped …

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Simply Jia, LLC: Wedding Styling

By Janet Cass | Sponsored by Simply Jia, LLC “I encourage people to consider styling for all aspects of the wedding,” so that the entire wedding journey, from engagement photo shoot to bachelor/bachelorette party to the marriage ceremony, whether intimate elopement or larger, and any other component such as clothing for family members and the wedding party, tells a visually cohesive story. Decisions, decisions So says Jia Zheng, of Simply Jia, LLC. She understands firsthand the myriad details and decisions people face when planning a wedding because she took the lead in planning her own, with support from a venue-mandated wedding coordinator. Her tactful guidance for people navigating their journey to the start of married life is a natural extension of her personal-style coaching service, Simply Jia, LLC. When clients of that service began asking Jia for advice about their …

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Brides & Weddings Cake-Off

Calling all talented bakers in the DC metro area! We are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Brides & Weddings Cake-off, taking place at the picturesque Briar Patch venue, hosted by Women’s Wedding Network on Wednesday, Sept. 13. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Set up must be completed by 10:30 a.m. – event ends at 1:30 p.m. Get ready to showcase your exceptional baking skills and creativity as you compete for the title of the finest wedding cake baker in the region. This Cake-off is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate your talent and gain recognition in the wedding industry. Awards: Best Flavor Most Creative Best Presentation Specialty Attendees Choice Winners will receive a usable badge and be included in a story on Highlights of the Event: A prestigious panel of expert judges from the wedding industry …

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Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke: A Long-Time Manassas Bridal Boutique

Tang's Bridal

Provided by Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke  Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke is a long-time Manassas bridal boutique.  What sets Tang’s apart is that they are a one stop complete bridal experience! From meeting your stylist for the first time in their private, exclusive bridal studio to making your wedding dress vision come to life with Xiao-Yin with our in-house alterations, Tang’s is with you every step of your bridal journey. Xiao-Yin, an artist and master seamstress, is the owner of Tang’s and has over 25 years of experience. Her team takes the time to educate brides about wedding dress styles, so they really know the dress they are falling in love with. During alterations, Xiao-Yin shares many tips and tricks with brides like how to sit and walk up and down stairs in their wedding dress! Tang’s …

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Free Virtual Workshop for Finding Your Bridal Style

Simply Jia

Provided by Simply Jia, LLC Are your bridal clients in need of styling support for their dream dress or bachelorette party? Our local personal stylist Jia is hosting a FREE virtual workshop on Wednesday, July 26 to help brides discover their bridal identity so they can look their best at every wedding celebration – including their big day. Jia is partnering with makeup artist Radiance by Rissel so they’ll talk about how personal style and makeup can help you create a cohesive look at each bridal event. Click the link below to register and please pass this event on to a bride who may be interested!

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Ten Beautiful and Unique Wedding Gift Ideas for the Modern Couple


Provided by Grace Loves Lace Are you looking to spoil your newlywed friends on their special day? Finding the perfect gift for these lovebirds can be a daunting task! Whether you’d like to give them something unique and personalized or respect a set budget, go for a gift that reflects their identity and your friendship. If you were not provided with a gift registry, here are tips on how to find beautiful and unique wedding gift ideas for the modern couple. 1. Spoil your newlyweds with personalized artwork For a timeless and unique gift, consider capturing the newlyweds’ love with a custom couple portrait! It’ll be a beautiful addition to their home and will bring a smile to their faces every time they see it. You should start by choosing an artwork theme that reflects the couple’s personality and relationship. …

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Peacock is Celebrity for Briar Patch Guests

Sponsored by Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Inn | By Katrina Wilson Middleburg’s Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn has a peacock on site that they met in the fall, and he has maintained a colorful presence at the business. The establishment is known for hosting weddings, parties and retreats. It is a pet friendly bed and breakfast, but the Briar Patch family were shocked when a peacock showed up in the fall of 2022. He was eating the cat food for the outdoor cat! Ellen Goldberg, owner of the establishment, said they named the peacock Pete. “Years ago, our two daughters had parakeets – Pete and Polly,” she said. “I loved the alliteration with the P’s and gave the peacock the name Pete.” She said Pete the Peacock has favorite hangout spots on the roof of the main house …

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