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

Sweeney Barn

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 House offers you the opportunity to connect …

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

Sweeney Barn

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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Eric & Jewel’s Wedding Day at Sweeney Barn

Sweeney Barn Eric & Jewel

Story and photos provided by Wedding Stories by Tania “It was fall 2017 and I (Jewel) moved in on campus at George Mason University for my freshmen year. I met Eric on campus as he was finishing his last year at Mason as well! He showed me around campus and told me where some of my classes would be held. He wasn’t very talkative. He was very nervous, so I did most of the talking. At the end of the day he was so nervous I had to tell him “it’s okay if you wanna hug me”. When we parted, we both knew we wanted to see each other again. That first week we started hanging out almost every day on campus. Then following week, he asked me to come over his house to watch Disney movies and meet his …

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Top Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher of Brides & Weddings Signup for Bridal Buzz newsletter  Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, especially if you have never done it before. From budgeting to vendor contracts to venue coordination, there are so many details to manage. If you are feeling overwhelmed or don’t have the time or experience to handle everything on your own, it might be time to consider hiring a wedding planner. Here are the top reasons why: You are overwhelmed by the thought of planning your wedding. You have never planned a major event or party before. Budgeting is not your strong suit. You are not organized. Vendor contracts and fine print confuse you. You are planning from afar. You don’t have a lot of spare time. You are way behind schedule. Or you are planning a very short …

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Why Hire a Wedding Planner

By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher of Brides & Weddings Signup for Bridal Buzz newsletter  Planning a wedding can be an exciting but overwhelming process, and that’s where a wedding planner comes in. Hiring a wedding planner can bring a level of expertise, organization, and peace of mind to the wedding planning process, making it a worthwhile investment. Here are just a few reasons why hiring a wedding planner is a great decision. Saves Time and Stress Wedding planners have the experience and resources to plan and execute weddings efficiently. They take care of all the details, leaving you free to focus on the bigger picture and enjoy the planning process. Expertise and Connections Wedding planners have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the wedding industry. They can provide insights, suggestions, and creative ideas to make your wedding unique and memorable. …

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Weddings Stories By Tania: 2020 Weddy Award Winner

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Wedding Stories by Tania The spark that started Tania Hossain’s wedding photography business happened in 2011 when she took photos of the preparations for a friend’s Ethiopian wedding. She also took photos of the ceremony at her friend’s request although she wasn’t the official photographer. Her friend ended up liking her photos better, which got her referrals in the Ethiopian, Sudanese and Somalian communities in Northern Virginia. Tania launched her business officially in 2013, specializing in wedding photography. In 2017, she started building a team that now includes five photographers and videographers. She incorporated video into their services in 2019. The Story Behind the Name Tania loves wedding stories and is especially enamored with the “Wedding Storyteller” series by Roberto Valenzuela, which she refers to as her wedding bible. Valenzuela says that, “as the photographer, …

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Wedding Stories By Tania

Wedding Stories by Tania

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Wedding Stories by Tania The spark that started Tania Hossain’s wedding photography business happened in 2011 when she took photos of the preparations for a friend’s Ethiopian wedding. She also took photos of the ceremony at her friend’s request although she wasn’t the official photographer. Her friend ended up liking her photos better, which got her referrals in the Ethiopian, Sudanese and Somalian communities in Northern Virginia. Hossain launched her business officially in 2013, specializing in wedding photography. In 2017, she started building a team that now includes five photographers and videographers. She incorporated video into her services in 2019. The Story Behind the Name Hossain loves to tell stories, so she is especially enamored with the “Wedding Storyteller” series by Roberto Valenzuela, which she refers to as her wedding bible. Valenzuela says that “as …

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To First Look or Not…

By Amanda Baity To first look or not to first look, THAT is the question. “First look” is a term that has developed in the modern age of wedding photography to  their ceremony. Whether or not to have a first look is a decision that many couples struggle with. In the past, the groom waited to see his bride on the wedding day until she walked down the aisle. This tradition originated with arranged marriages. When a couple was chosen for one another they were not allowed to see each other until the ceremony so that they wouldn’t have the chance to back out once they saw what each other looked like. Eek! Not the most romantic origin! Even though couples marry for love today, some still like to uphold this tradition. But more and more couples are deciding to …

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For a Wedding Photographer to Tell Your Story, Start with the Engagement

By Tom Conway Sponsored by Wedding Stories by Tania Wedding Stories by Tania is setting a new standard among the best wedding photographers and videographers in and around Washington, D.C. “We want to have video and pictures to tell the whole story from beginning to end,” said Tania Hossain, the company’s founder and lead photographer. “We want to capture everything special about the day, including all of the friends and loved ones who were there and the moments you’ll tell your kids and your grandkids about.” “Pictures aren’t static things these days,” Hossain continued. “Facebook and Instagram have changed everything. People from halfway around the world can see everything through photo and video as if they were there. That’s why telling the whole story is so important. It used to be these pictures might just hang on someone’s wall, but …

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Tania Hossain Photography Introduces Wedding Stories By Tania

By Tom Conway Sponsored by Tania Hossain Photography Wedding Stories by Tania is a new concept in wedding photography from Tania Hossain Photography, bringing together a top-notch team of photographers and video specialists, expertly combining journalistic style with portrait photography and creative videography to tell your love story the way you want it to be told on your wedding day. “We now have a fully integrated team that will be totally focused on your wedding,” said Hossain. “From engagement photos to the wedding itself, to the deliverables, we’ve made it all super easy, hassle free and a lot of fun for our couples.” Wedding Stories by Tania is an award-winning studio located in Northern Virginia and serving clients primarily within a 60-mile radius of Washington, D.C. They offer special all-inclusive 2019 wedding packages starting at $1,972 and have options to …

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Common Misconceptions About Wedding Photography

rob jinks, photographer

By Rob Jinks Having captured over 100 weddings at this point, it is easy for me to go into a wedding and know the best way to capture it all with images that will last a lifetime. However, I know that it can be scary for the couple; this is probably the first time you’ve done this! It is understandable that you don’t know what your wedding photography experience will be like. Even if you’ve been to other weddings, it is easy to have a few incorrect ideas about your wedding photography. Today I want to answer the five most common misconceptions about wedding photography that I have encountered. “12:00 or 1:00 p. m. is best for our ceremony because there will be the most light.” Even if you aren’t very familiar with photography, you probably know that photos need …

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