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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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What’s New at Tang’s

Tang's, face masks

Provided by Tang’s Bridal A Christmas Carol from Tang’s Vice President Kenny: ‘Tis the season to mask for Safety fa la la la la la la la Mask yourself and mask your neighbor fa la la la la la la la la Wear the mask with HEPA filters fa la la la la la la la la Mask up for the holidays with some festive facemasks at Tang’s Alterations! Starting at $12.50, you can protect yourself and spread spirit, not germs. Each mask comes with a HEPA filter that lasts for three weeks if worn daily. Silicone ear adjusters can be put on the elastic straps for better fit. Tang’s has a variety of patterns and designs for kids and adults (you can also bring your own fabric!) Come visit to see their full offerings. Follow Tang’s on Instagram @tangs_alterations. …

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Tang’s Sample Sweep Sale

Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress

Provided by Tang’s Bridal Tang’s Bridal is hosting our first everSample Sweep Sale on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021! We are sweeping out select styles at this pop-up event as we are preparing for even more newness in 2021 (including a new studio!), THE LOGISTICS: The dresses will be displayed two doors down from us in Canterbury Village (formerly the Experimac Computer Store). Try-Ons and Purchasing will take place in our main location (8675 Sudley Rd., Manassas VA 20110). We will have 45-minute time slots from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Call 703-393-8458 to reserve your spot! We want to serve everyone in the safest manner possible and provide the best experience. Each bride may bring one guest maximum and face masks are mandatory. DRESSES! There will be nearly 50 dresses at the sale ranging in price from $175-$1,600. If you’d …

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Catering by Uptown: Ready to Help You Plan the Perfect Wedding

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Catering by Uptown Catering by Uptown is not only a caterer, but a full-service wedding planning business. You’ll be in good hands with Catering by Uptown’s team of five wedding planners, whether you’re looking for a small casual wedding or a large elegant wedding. With Catering by Uptown, you also have seven different venues to choose from in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. Before the Big Day You’ll first meet with a member of the sales team, who will set up a virtual tour at the venue of your choice. They will assist you in writing up a proposal and coming up with a package that meets your needs and your vision for your special day. Once that’s all set, you’ll start to work with the planning team. Catering by Uptown’s planning team is like a …

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Design and Decor with Compassion

Amoda Decor

By Dominique McIndoe Sponsored by Amoda Decor What sets Amoda Decor apart from the average decorating business is their motivation of compassion. This Wedding Wire award-winning, luxury event and floral design company specializes in creating beautiful settings for weddings. They also have a knack for making a lasting impression. A Dream Turns Into Reality Amoda Decor was founded by Pooja Mittra in 2017 with the help of her sister Gitanjali Bhagia. The company is based in Ashburn, Virginia and they service clients within a three-hour radius. For three years, Mittra’s premier decorating service has provided décor and floral arrangements for weddings including corsages, bridal bouquets, centerpieces, floral arches and other components to make a wedding charming. With that, Mittra says, comes a special and personal duty to their patrons. “We want to be able to connect with our clients and …

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Kid Care Anywhere Provides Childcare During Weddings, Other Events

Kid Care Anywhere

By Katrina Wilson Sponsored by Kid Care Anywhere Kid Care Anywhere is a childcare service available for corporate and social events in the DMV, allowing attendees to enjoy the event – especially weddings. Backstory Shonna Smith is the owner and founder of the business. Smith’s background is in software engineering. After the birth of her daughter, she noticed that it was not easy to attend tech events. There were not many conventions that provided onsite childcare. She also noticed a lack of women panelists at these events and realized an absence of onsite childcare may have affected these events. In 2012, she started Kid Care Anywhere to help women in any profession, especially tech, to have more opportunities to attend events without the worry of childcare. She started the business with the intentions of allowing convention goers the opportunity to …

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Micro Wedded Bliss at Residence Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes

By Kate Anderson Sponsored by Residence Inn by Marriott Fair Lakes   Turn your micro wedding event into a macro enchanting experience at Residence Inn by Marriott, Fair Lakes. You might be asking, “What is a micro wedding and why should I want one?” A micro wedding is an in-style festivity that caters to less than 50 guests for a more intimate, less stressful, budget-friendly, but still beautiful event. Celebrities and influencers alike are participating in this trend all across the world. Somewhere between elopement and a big bash, micro can be just as lovely in setting, filled with amazing cuisine and drinks, and as festive as a macro wedding, only better. There are no crowds, yet family and friends celebrate with you; there’s less stress, less to plan for; and much, much better on the budget. It just comes …

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River Mill Park in Occoquan: A Scenic, Open-Air Option for Weddings

River Mill Park, Occoquan

By Erin Pittman Sponsored by Town of Occoquan Every couple looks for that perfect venue for their ceremony and reception — one that provides beautiful backdrops and memorable photos. And nowadays, many couples are searching for beauty paired with fresh air and enough room for safe social distancing. River Mill Park in Occoquan fits all of those criteria. Rent River Mill Park   River Mill Park in Occoquan is a gorgeous 1.1-acre riverfront park on the west end of Occoquan. Reservations include reserved access to the LOVEwork sign and landscaped terrace, event pavilion, private event signage and crowd-containment stanchions. Couples will also have access to a stunning river view, power hookup for portable Wi-Fi and sound systems, the historic footbridge and waterwall, hand-cut stone walls, brick pathways and restrooms. Seat up to 100 guests, comfortably and safely outdoors. Exchange vows …

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Country Charm Meets City Convenience at Sweeney Barn

sweeney Barn

By Erin Pittman Sponsored by Sweeney Barn When most people picture a barn, they don’t imagine gorgeous interiors, climate control, an elevator and the perfect place for elegant weddings and receptions. But at Sweeney Barn, that’s exactly what guests find. The History Sweeney Barn was built in 1939 as a dairy barn. The life of a farmer was rough, eventually leaving the barn abandoned and Prince William County took over ownership. “The county was trying to find someone to renovate the barn, but keep the unique architecture, and turn it into something that would bring economic development to Prince William,” said Andrea Van Wambeke, general manager of Sweeney Barn. In came owners Noel and Alannah Sweeney, an Irish couple with a love for bringing new life to historic buildings. The couple kept the true flavor of the barn, minus the …

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Making a Marriage at The Osprey’s

Sponsored by The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay By Marianne Weaver The staff at The Osprey’s at Belmont Bay take each wedding personally. Not only do they prepare for the actual day of the wedding, but they’ve added some new options that let the couple incorporate a bit of their wedding day into their everyday married lives. Day Of Event The indoor venue can accommodate 146 guests for a seated dinner with a dance floor. Weather permitting, ceremonies are held outside. The wedding party follows a flagstone aisle to a pergola framed by an unobstructed waterfront view of Belmont Bay and the Occoquan River. While guests are making their way to the ceremony space, both the bride and groom and their parties are relaxing and getting ready in their own spacious—and separate–suites. Their dedicated event director is out and about making …

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For Arbonne Clients

Provided by Cheryl Fischer, Arbonne Independent Consultant Hello Preferred Clients! EVERY Preferred Client – yes EVERY ONE – can select a free item this month with a $150 order! And of course, all orders of $150+ receive FREE shipping as well (and that’s always true)! Not shopping at a discount yet?  Ask me about what this is.  No minimums, 20% discounts or more, special offers, healthy mind/body/skin. #brilliant Drop me a note or order online!

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Bayfront Club Provides Couples, Guests Backdrop of Chesapeake Bay

The Bayfront Club

Sponsored by Catering by Uptown By Katrina Wilson Overlook the Bay Catering by Uptown is more than a catering service. They have a choice of venues for couples to choose from. One of their Maryland venues, The Bayfront Club, is their newest option for those looking for a waterfront wedding experience. Instead of traveling out of the country for a wedding by the water, this venue allows couples to stay in the DMV area.  Located near Baltimore, this location is adorned with a green lawn, plush shrubbery and trees that are like the frame to the quintessential day. The venue’s brick road leads the bride to the long dock that extends the couple into the breathtaking aura of the bay. The inside of The Bayfront Club is a ballroom that holds up to 300 guests for a seated dinner. The …

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