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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A Colorful Southern Fruit-Themed Wedding: Jacey & Jacob

Photos and story by Kimberly Harrell Photography Jacey and Jacob had their Hidden Pines Wedding this week! Ring the bells because this is a match made in heaven and has been in the works since 5th grade! (Cue all the heart emojis) Carson, the best man, told of how these two exchanged gifts that year and how his big brother gave Jacey earrings even though she didn’t have pierced ears. “Real Smooth” Carson quipped “Glad she gave you another chance” They said I do at Hidden Pines Chapel in Highland Village. I loved the pops of color splashed throughout their ceremony and reception. The chapel where they had their ceremony is absolutely breathtaking! Light-colored walls, high ceilings, huge windows, amazing light, gorgeous florals everywhere- it’s a total dream! They even managed to look great despite a freak thunderstorm! Nothing could …

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Industrial Chic North Carolina Wedding

Photos captured by Summer Brooke Photography Submitted by Tier & Co. The focus of this shoot was to really focus on the intimacy between the couple and portray that through the décor and the photography. The couple actually had to cancel their reception due to COVID, so they didn’t have any sort of real wedding photos to look back on. Once I found this out, I was so glad that we were able to give them some true wedding photos signifying their love and how special their wedding day still could be!

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Glamorous Cathedral Wedding: Mary and Marc

Captured and submitted by Adam and Keli Photography Mary and Marc met in college and a romance started to form. This love story is one that’s been in the making for years and what a sweet day to watch (finally) happen. This was a day for the books, truly. Mary and Marc are so incredibly sweet and madly in love. Mary was a stunning Bride and is just as sweet as can be. They had their wedding ceremony at the beautiful St. Francis de Sales Church. Mary and Marc’s family and friends were just the most wonderful group to be surrounded by and the whole day was just touching moment after touching moment. Mary’s dad’s toast didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. Telling us just what battles we don’t know others are fighting. They closed out the evening …

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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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Destination Wedding in San Diego

Photos and story by Paul Douda Photography Travel bugs a.k.a. Jordan & Mirtza have spent their relationship traveling the world together. They have seen so many sites and Jordan even planned a romantic scavenger hunt around Italy to propose to Mirtza. Being from Louisiana, Jordan & Mirtza had never been to San Diego but have always loved the ocean and the idea of having an intimate seaside wedding with their closest family and friends. It was beautiful to see how many people traveled across the country to witness their special day. Especially during a pandemic! Instead of a traditional guest book, they opted for their guests to sign a globe which they will use to plan future trips and wives. Jordan and Mirtza hosted a simple and beautiful wedding overlooking Sunset Cliffs followed by a reception dinner at the historic …

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Falling in Love Chic Wedding Styled Shoot

Photos and story by Quamina Image Ghartey of Events By Lady J, and Floral Designer, Patricia Sterling of Sincerely PS Events and Design, along with a talented team of industry partners. The combination of fall scenery with beautiful details of bold and vibrant colors added a touch of sophistication to the shoot. We fell in love with a beautiful bold orange chair and built the theme of the shoot around it. We combined bold color palettes of orange, dusty blue, light blue, gray, and accented it with gold. With the autumn weather, we thought we could emphasize the scene by setting up a chic table with an autumnal and glamorous touch. We played with autumn colors in the flowers, invitations, menu cards, and custom macaroons to emphasize the look. To add to the shoot we incorporated a whiskey and cigar …

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COVID-19 Micro Wedding: Lyndsey & Landon

Photos by Tracy Townsend Photography Story by The Event Company Lyndsey & Landon are Bethune-Cookman University college sweethearts. They got engaged in December 2019 and wanted to wait until Lyndsey graduated from grad school before they were married. June 5th was just after she was due to graduate. Wedding plans were in the works when Covid-19 hit. Lyndsey and Landon made the decision to postpone their wedding to December 2020. They then decided that even though the wedding moved to December that it was important to them to move forward with that date (this decision was made two weeks before the date). The plan was to do a small vow exchange in a small neighborhood park. I reached out to some local friendors who willingly offered their services. This included a full video production livestream from Omarvelous Productions through Facebook …

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