Sweeney Barn’s Summer Open House 2024

By Katrina Wilson | Sponsored by Sweeney Barn All engaged couples, industry experts, event planners or local businesses – save the date for Sweeney Barn’s Summer Open House. Saturday, July 27 is the open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sweeney Barn, 9310 Discovery Blvd., Manassas. The staff at Sweeney Barn wants everyone to experience the renovated 1939 dairy barn. This is a great opportunity for couples to meet industry experts and vendors. Tours of the venue for prospective couples will be given on the hour. Those interested in attending the open house should RSVP here. Partners for the event are: Best Face Forward What better way to get some wedding glam than with skin, makeup and hair artists? Catering Reserved A full-service catering business to provide you and your guests with tasty cuisine. C&G Event Rentals and Service Rent …

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Planning Your Flower Budget

By Lisa Beth Miller When planning your wedding, it would be difficult to avoid spending a large sum on flowers, as they are woven into many aspects of the celebration. Flowers and decor traditionally take up around 15% of the wedding budget. This, of course, is flexible, depending upon how much the couple chooses to utilize flowers! Here are a few ideas to consider as your budget: Bridal bouquets and toss bouquets are fairly traditional and necessary. Brides who love flowers can go all out with an extravagant bouquet, while minimalists can certainly keep it simple! Brides could even opt to use the “real bouquet” as the toss bouquet to save a few dollars. Just keep in mind that the bride’s bouquet is one of the most photographed floral arrangements of the day! Don’t skimp too much! Bridesmaids’ bouquets are …

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Sweeney Barn 2024 Open House: Your Exclusive Invitation to a World of Possibilities

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By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher, Brides & Weddings If you’re a bride or groom-to-be, an event planner, or a local business in search of the perfect venue to host your next big event, mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience. Sweeney Barn invites you to their 2024 Open House on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at 9310 Discovery Blvd., Manassas, this event promises to be a day of inspiration, connections, and the discovery of the extraordinary. Rediscover History in a Renovated 1939 Dairy Barn Sweeney Barn, a stunning and meticulously restored 1939 dairy barn, stands as a testament to the timeless charm of rustic elegance. Whether you’re planning a romantic wedding, a corporate gathering, or a special celebration, this remarkable venue provides the perfect backdrop for your dreams to come to life. Meet the Experts The Open …

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Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke: A Long-Time Manassas Bridal Boutique

Tang's Bridal

Provided by Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke  Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke is a long-time Manassas bridal boutique.  What sets Tang’s apart is that they are a one stop complete bridal experience! From meeting your stylist for the first time in their private, exclusive bridal studio to making your wedding dress vision come to life with Xiao-Yin with our in-house alterations, Tang’s is with you every step of your bridal journey. Xiao-Yin, an artist and master seamstress, is the owner of Tang’s and has over 25 years of experience. Her team takes the time to educate brides about wedding dress styles, so they really know the dress they are falling in love with. During alterations, Xiao-Yin shares many tips and tricks with brides like how to sit and walk up and down stairs in their wedding dress! Tang’s …

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T. Rose International Bridal Shows Have Everything Engaged Couples Need

Provided by T. Rose International LUXE WEDDING PLANNERS WILL BE SPECIAL GUESTS AT RICHMOND SHOW ON SUNDAY, MAY 21 A live wedding photo shoot and a session with renowned wedding planners will be among the highlights of the upcoming T. Rose International Bridal Show, which returns to Richmond on Sunday, May 21, from 12-3 p.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott, 555 East Canal Street. T. Rose Bridal Shows offer engaged couples everything they need under one roof. The show is held in an intimate setting with elite wedding professionals curated for their unique offerings to appeal to the distinct tastes of diverse Richmond area brides. See the latest trends in bridal fashion, themes and décor, and get inspired by fresh ideas that you’ll only see at a T. Rose Bridal Show. No two T. Rose Bridal Shows are the same. …

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Join Us at Love Loudoun This Sunday!

Love is in the air, and it’s time to plan your dream wedding. If you’re a bride-to-be looking for inspiration and expert advice, join us at Love Loudoun: A Wedding Showcase. Presented by Visit Loudoun, Love Loudoun is a one-of-a-kind wedding showcase that brings together the best and brightest in the industry. From wedding planners and florists to caterers and photographers, you’ll find everything you need to make your special day unforgettable. The event will take place at the beautiful The National Conference Center, West Belmont Place 18980 Upper Belmont Place Leesburg, VA 20176, on Sunday, March 12th, 2023. Doors open at 11:00 AM, and the event runs until 3:00 PM. Here’s what you can expect: Meet and mingle with top wedding vendors in the area Get expert advice from seasoned wedding planners Sample delicious food and drink from the best …

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More Than Pretty Pictures

Rob Jinks Photography

By Dawn Klavon Adventure-based wedding and elopement photographer Rob Jinks doesn’t just want to take pretty pictures. “We will go so much deeper than that — giving you images that actually feel and look like real life,” Rob said. “We help you look your best without any harsh posing and without turning your wedding day into a production.” Rob’s photography business specializes in serving couples who love the outdoors and having an adventure. Photos might be on top of a mountain, or in the heart of a city. No matter where couples choose to get married, Rob wants them to experience their day to the fullest, with no awkward posing, just authentic moments. To get on Rob’s schedule, he advises booking an average of six to twelve months out, but encourages couples to reach out, no matter where they are …

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Catering By Uptown Offers Flexibility for Newly Engaged Couples

Catering by Uptown, Bayfront Club

By Amy Falksofske Sponsored by Catering by Uptown You’re engaged! Congratulations! You might be overwhelmed with all the planning that lies ahead, but you don’t need to be. Catering By Uptown is here to take care of all the details for you. They have all-inclusive packages that they can tailor to your budget and your desires for your perfect day. Whether you want to get married in Maryland, Virginia or DC, Catering by Uptown has a venue to suit your tastes and budget. All-Inclusive Package Catering By Uptown’s all-inclusive package has everything. They take care of brides and grooms from the beginning of the planning stage until the last guest leaves the reception. Once you book, you get your own wedding planner that will walk you through the steps to plan your wedding. They will also set you up with …

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From Cows to Catered Events

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By Rachel Nohe Sponsored by Sweeney Barn In the 1930s, Sweeney Barn was a place for milking cows owned by the Birkett family. However, in 2018, the barn was bought by Noel and Alannah Sweeney and transformed into an event center with rustic elegance.  During the renovation process, it was crucial to the Sweeneys that they utilize as much of the original materials as possible while simultaneously modernizing the architecture.  The barn holds historical importance to the area, so its preservation was as important as bringing in modern touches. Andrea Van Wambeke, General Manager at Sweeney Barn, said, “Renovated in 2018, Sweeney Barn has state-of-the-art amenities that will ensure every guest is comfortable on their wedding day.” Location, Location, Location  One of the benefits of the venue is that while the barn itself is rustic, it is located in the …

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Please Excuse the Mess – Tang’s is Expanding!

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Provided by Tangs Bridal and Alterations Tangs Bridal and Alterations is doubling their store space, taking over the next-door unit (previously home to the African Market, who are re-settling further down the block). The expansion will feature – A private bridal alterations area – Extended work space for the seamstresses and tailors – Double the room for wedding dress storage – New display areas – A suit and tux showroom – Ample space and dressing rooms for daily alteration appointments These expansions, changes, and transformations will occur slowly over the next few months, so be patient with Tangs as they adjust accordingly!

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Piedmont Club – A Picture-Perfect Place

Piedmont Club

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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