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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