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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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What’s New at Tang’s

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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Want Baby Soft Skin on Your Big Day? Start using this:

It’s your big day. You have a beautiful dress. You paid for a photographer and a makeup artist. You should have the best “canvas” to work on. Here are some products we tried that were sent to us from client  Cheryl Fischer, Arbonne Independent Consultant to get your skin “picture perfect”!   Cleansing Polish Formulated with exfoliants from lingonberry and apricot to gently buff away dull surface skin cells, makeup, and excess oil. This polish was easy to use and left our skin baby soft, and ready to absorb other products. Makeup went on smoother and overall texture felt improved.           Micellar Water No rinse, no hassle. Simply soak a cotton pad with this cleanser to instantly remove daily impurities. Micelles (tiny bunches of molecules) in this formula trap dirt, makeup, and daily grime while coconut …

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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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Event Venue Sweeney Barn: Where City and Country Mix for Modern Charm

sweeney Barn

By Katrina Wilson Sponsored by SweeneyBarn Sweeney Barn was once a barn for cows to live in to produce milk. Now it is a modern event venue in Prince William County where modern city and country meets. The History In the late 1930s and early 1940s, the one-story dairy barn was a home for cows. Current owners Noel and Alannah Sweeney found the barn about 2017. Prince William County owned it at the time. The county wanted someone to renovate the place and would bring economic development to the county. The Sweeneys fell in love with the barn. They started the renovations March 2018 and finished around December 2018. The wedding and events venue have a rustic look with the rich barn history, but a modern aura for clients to enjoy. Andrea Van Wambeke, general manager at Sweeney Barn, oversees …

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Dana Franklin of Divine Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

How to travel now   Join our Publisher, Rebecca Barnes as she talks with Dana Franklin, Honeymoon and Wedding Specialist with Divine Destination Weddings & Honeymoons about travel in today’s world. Learn about safety protocol and what are the deals and hot destination right now! 703-282-8178 – office dana@divinedw.com www.divinedestinationweddings.com Featuring: Destination Weddings, Romance Travel, Fiji, Tahiti, Mexico, Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe, Asia, Africa…we sell the world!

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Tang’s Bridal

Join Brides & Weddings publisher Rebecca Barnes as she speaks with the team at Tang’s Bridal about Maggie Sottero Designs, In-house alterations for wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, tuxedos and more! And their amazing stress-free memorable experience for all. Tang’s Bridal | 703-393-8458 www.tangsbridal.com www.tangsalterations.com https://www.pinterest.com/tangsbridal/  

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A Tahitian Anniversary Surprise

By: Dana Franklin, Independent Travel Advisor, Divine Destination Weddings & Honeymoons I surprised my husband for our 37th anniversary with a 17 day trip to French Polynesia.  We started the trip flying Poerava business class on Air Tahiti Nui for the 8 hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles.  Upon arrival into Pape’ete, the country’s capital and international airline hub, we transferred to an inter-island airline and flew to Rangiroa, one of the outer islands about 220 miles northeast of Pape’ete, where we spent two nights at the fabulous Kia Ora Resort & Spa. We went to the Blue Lagoon where we experienced a motu picnic and snorkeled with reef sharks and 6′ – 8′ lemon sharks! We also did a wine tasting at the only winery in French Polynesia! After flying back to Pape’ete, we boarded the Paul Gauguin, a …

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