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Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge: New and Convenient

By Ashley Simpson The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel of Woodbridge opened in April of 2015 and began hosting weddings just last year, at the start of 2016. As the largest venue in Prince William County, it’s no surprise that the hotel’s wedding calendar is filling up quickly for 2017 – and beyond. “The venue itself is 2,500 square feet,” Event Coordinator Evelyn Vargas said. “We had 13 weddings in 2016, so this is a brand new venue. Everything feels so new and is in such pristine shape.” The Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge, which this year ranked 6th out of 700 of the brand’s hotels nationwide, offers plenty of attractive features for couples planning a wedding in addition to its size and luster. The appeal of a spanking new venue combined with the sheer convenience of the entire process makes the …

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Happily Ever After at Poplar Springs

Poplar Springs has given two couples an all-expenses-paid wedding this fall. Warrenton, Va—On Friday, August 4, wedding venue Poplar Springs announced the winners of its wedding giveaway contest for October 15 of this year. The cutoff date to enter the contest was Friday, July 28 at noon, and the rules originally stipulated that one lucky couple would win an all-expenses-paid wedding to be held at Poplar Springs. A panel of judges interviewed the top three contestants at a cocktail hour reception last Friday afternoon. The panel included General Manager Marianne Postma-Harris, Chris Pearmund of Pearmund Cellars, CEO of Profecta Marketing Lindsey Forsten and Pam Kamphuis, the executive editor at Piedmont Virginian. “Weddings are costly, and we wanted to create an opportunity for one couple who really needed and deserved it,” says Marianne. “We were looking to award one couple with the most …

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Marriott Ranch: A Great Place for Western-Style Weddings

Located in Hume, Virginia, in western Fauquier County, the Marriott Ranch offers brides and grooms a unique wedding site with three different event venues available on their 4,200-acre working cattle ranch. With 25 full-time employees and a pool of seasonal workers, the Marriott Ranch averages about 24 weddings each year as well as scores of other events like company picnics, executive retreats and other social events.

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Sunset Bridal Session | Styled Shoot

Miranda looked like a beautiful, bold, red-head with a soft look in her photos. The shoot took place at "End of the World" in Edmonton, and the sun was slowly setting, leaving the bride with beautiful, warm light, which is super unusual for the winter months. Her champagne-colored skirt was glowing and flowing in the wind, while her bold make-up completed the vintage chic look.

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Chantilly National Golf and Country Club – For a Truly Dedicated Wedding Day

Northern Virginia brides have a plethora of beautiful wedding locations to choose from, but if you love to golf, the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club is a perfect choice. Located in Centreville, it features a gorgeous Ed Ault-designed golf course with a traditional par-72 layout as well as a fun practice facility which includes a chipping green, putting green, bunker area, and even a 275-yard driving range.

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Hidden Creek Country Club: A Hidden Gem for Brides

Less than a mile from the Reston Town Center is a hidden gem many brides may not be aware of: Hidden Creek Country Club. Hidden Creek offers what you’d expect from a country club, like an Ed Ault-designed golf course, but you may not expect the year-round possibilities it offers for brides and grooms to host their weddings.

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