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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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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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A Day of Love and Peacocks

Story by The Diva Wedding Planner Photos by B & S Photography Shauntavia met Jamie in the 10th grade. He came to her hometown (Hemingway, SC ) with his cousin for a girls and boys basketball camp, he was already out of school just trying to find his way, came down just to help his cousin with the camp. From the Bride:  I was all into basketball and did not even have boys on my mind. So, Jamie approached me and asked me for my number. At first, I was like nope, I don’t want any boyfriend and he was like okay cool. The next day at camp Jamie asked again, and once again I turned him down. Jamie was determined to get my number so, he asked again, and I finally gave it to him on the last day …

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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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Glamorous Sri Lankan Fairytale Wedding: Shanika & Abir

Story and photos by Haley Shandro of Shandro Photo When Shanika and Abir met, Abir was working as an intern at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in the Psychiatry ward, and Shanika had just started her Psychiatry placement as a third-year medical student in the same ward. Their impressions of each other when they first met were quite the opposite of how they actually feel about each other now. However, their senior colleagues felt that they had a ‘natural chemistry’ and that chemistry developed into a relationship a year later, once they got to know each other better outside of work. Abir proposed on Shanika’s birthday weekend. He surprised her by organizing a romantic date night at the Stanford Plaza in Brisbane, which is situated near the Brisbane River and the Botanical Gardens. The evening started off with …

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Romantic Virginia Waterfront Garden Wedding: Shai & Jacob

Photos and story by Ariel Moriah Photography Shai and Jacob’s romantic waterfront garden wedding was an absolute dream! Located in the heart of Virginia, these college sweethearts tackled all obstacles of the pandemic and celebrated their love with their closest family and friends! Shai and Jacob Q&A: Q: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet? A: Jacob and I met at the beginning of our first year at the University of Virginia. We were both attending an event for a Christian fellowship called Cru. Even though we met during the first week of classes, our friendship truly began later that year, and we didn’t start dating until the Spring of our third year. Q: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique? …

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