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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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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

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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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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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Home Sweet Home: An Engaged Couple’s Guide to Finding Their Happy Place

By Lisa Beth Miller Sponsored by Long and Foster Real Estate Although planning a wedding is very time-consuming, engaged couples actually do have other important life tasks to tackle. For many, finding the right home is at the top of the list! We talked to Peggy Burke, an Associate Broker with Long and Foster Real Estate about how couples should navigate through this exciting process. “Wow. Where do I start? Like you don’t have enough things on your plate to think about; now you have to think about what kind of place each of you would like to call home. There are so many choices, with the first being whether to rent or buy.  I suggest talking to a Realtor and to a loan officer recommended by your Realtor.  Then you can see what you can actually afford. Another factor in …

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Simplified Soirees: Creating an elegant reception without a traditional dinner

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By Lisa Beth Miller Serving a full dinner meal at a wedding reception is a traditional choice, but honestly, it isn’t for every couple! Some want to simplify the reception, or even host it at a time of day when a huge formal meal wouldn’t seem appropriate. For these couples, there are so many fabulous options! Here are some ideas. For the sophisticated couple who wants to mingle all night, consider a cocktail reception. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails can create a perfect party. Have your caterer include tray passed hors d’oeuvres in addition to a few mini-stations (try sushi or an olive bar). Create a bar area that features some signature cocktails in addition to the standard fare. This format allows guests to try lots of different morsels, plus makes socializing all night a breeze. For the romantic couple …

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Prepping the Perfect Dressing Room

By Lisa Beth Miller Some of the most amazing girl-bonding memories (and pictures) are created while getting ready on the day of the wedding. Many brides arrange to have their hair and makeup done with the bridesmaids in a common location. If this is your plan, be sure the room is prepped properly so that this fabulous beauty-fest is everything you’ve dreamed. Hairstylists and makeup artists will do their best work if they are in a room with good lighting- preferably natural light. There should be an abundance of mirrors, including full length, magnifying, and standard makeup mirrors. If the beautifying is taking place in a hotel or at a venue, request bar stools for your girls to perch upon while they are being made over. Also, be sure there is ample table space for your beauty squad members to …

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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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3 Micro Wedding Details You Can’t Overlook

By Rebecca Jones Yes, you can have a beautiful and meaningful wedding this year! 2020 cannot take away your celebration of love. In fact, 2020 couples have embraced the new concept of the micro wedding.  For those couples who decide to get married this year, micro weddings have become increasingly popular. Micro weddings are smaller in size, usually with a guest count that’s in line with local guidelines. Although your wedding has shrunk in the number of guests, it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the opulence or details. In fact, a micro wedding can be your dream wedding. Go for Fine Dining A large majority of the wedding budget is traditionally spent on catering. But with a smaller wedding and a smaller guest list, your budget has opened up considerably. With that freedom, consider offering more of a …

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Whimsy awaits with Amoda Décor!

Here is a great example of Amoda Décor’s work! “One of our favorite setups that captures a whimsical spirit.” said Pooja Mittra, founder of Amoda Décor . “We love wallpapered backdrops combined with fresh florals and a colorful seating area! It’s time to be BOLD and explore color!” It’s your special event, and the Amoda team is ready to create one HAUTE decor scheme! www.amodadecor.com

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