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A Beautiful Beginning to Married Life at the Northern Tip of the Shenandoah Valley

By Ashley Claire Simpson  As couples celebrate the beginning of their new married lives, The George Washington Hotel in Old Town Winchester offers a symbolically beautiful spot. As a bride and a groom enjoy the first minutes of their lives as husband and wife, they are at the start of more than their marriage. “We are at the tip of the northern Shenandoah Valley, which is right where the valley begins,” Suzi Smith, Director of Sales and Marketing, said. “Winchester is a very charming and historic place.” The opulent George Washington Hotel, now part of the Wyndham group, in itself is also historic. Built in 1924, The George Washington Hotel has a rich past, and was in 2010 included on the National Register of Historic Places. “Since reopening in 2008, we have been a Wyndham hotel,” Smith explained, “but originally, …

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Shenandoah Valley Golf Club: Receptions with a View

By Marianne Weaver | Photo Credit: Brooke Danielle Photography A scenic drive for guests from metropolitan Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond, leads to the serene Shenandoah Valley Golf Club nestled in the tranquil valley with breathtaking mountain views. Billy and Samantha Handlin chose this venue for their wedding Oct. 15, 2016. “We knew we wanted to be somewhere with mountain views, so I looked at a few venues out in that area,” said Samantha. “When I walked in the ballroom and saw the gorgeous views I was impressed immediately. Then I looked at the size of the venue and the huge dance floor and was sold!” The 27-hole championship golf course is situated on 195 rolling acres of lush fairways and manicured greens. The Fairview Banquet Room, which accommodates as many at 300 guests for a seated meal, has …

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Piedmont Club – A Picture-Perfect Place

If you are looking for a beautiful golf club to host your wedding in Northern Virginia, look no further than Piedmont Club, located in Haymarket. With an 18-hole championship golf course designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio, Piedmont has a perfect atmosphere for golf fans to celebrate their special day. But if you aren’t one, don’t let the golf setting distract you from the impressive landscape and ballroom.

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Stonewall Golf Club Bridal Show

Be sure to visit with bridal vendors at one of the area’s top wedding venues, Stonewall Golf Club, located at 15601 Turtle Point Rd. in Gainesville, Virginia. On Sunday, February 26, Stonewall Golf Club will host the Northern Virginia Bridal Event, complete with champagne, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and giveaways.

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Ranson, West Virginia to Host Bridal Expo

By Ashley Simpson These days, wedding planning can easily feel like a full-time job. Between the engagement and the actual event, there are so many decisions for couples to make and a seemingly infinite number of details to coordinate. Amidst all the time, energy and money that brides-to-be and their families pour into a wedding, the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Ranson, West Virginia, is planning a free event to make the job just a little bit easier. On Sunday, March 5th, the first ever Ranson Bridal Expo will take place at the Ranson Civic Center from 12:00-4:00 p. m. “If only there was one event and one place in Ranson for brides to meet all their local options for big wedding vendors,” thought Emilee Pierson of Ranson, West Virginia, as she tackled her Capstone project as last year …

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Cupcake Dreams | Bridal Shoot

This bridal shoot proves that brides can really think outside the box when it comes to capturing their big day. Even places as simple as this bring a light flirtiness to the photos, capturing the style they're going for while thinking outside the box.

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