Tag Archives: Weddings

Celebrating Excellence: The 2024 Brides & Weddings Weddy Award Winners

The wedding industry is a world of dreams, where every detail comes together to create unforgettable moments. In the heart of this enchanting world lies the Brides & Weddings Weddy Awards, a prestigious recognition of excellence in the wedding and event industry. As we embrace the year 2024, it’s time to celebrate the remarkable winners of the 2024 Weddy Awards, who have gone above and beyond to make couples’ dreams come true.

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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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Sweeney Barn Offers Rustic Elegance

Sweeney Barn

By Dawn Klavon Sweeney Barn is a modern venue in the heart of Manassas, Virginia. Renovated with state-of-the-art amenities, it’s the perfect space for a variety of events, whatever the occasion. With a beautiful outdoor lawn and two levels of indoor space, there are so many possibilities for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Two separate indoor spaces also means that it has a great rain plan in case of inclement weather. Sweeney Barn can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated reception, or up to 300 for a standing, cocktail-style event. A Wedding In A Barn? Really? Sweeney Barn is different from most rustic venues in that it’s centrally located with guest amenities within easy driving distance. Hotels are within 5-10 minutes of the venue. There are rehearsal dinner locations and late-night bars nearby for an afterparty. Dulles …

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Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks

By Dawn Klavon Want a wedding venue that will surpass your expectations? Then say “I do” to the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks. Centrally located in Fairfax near the Fair Oaks Mall, the Fairfax Marriott venue offers a beautiful, open Garden Atrium and comfortable ballroom that accommodates up to 220 guests. There are many benefits to holding a wedding at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks. In addition to competitively priced wedding packages, couples will have the guidance of their experienced Wedding Specialist to guide them through the process. “With over 14 years of events experience, their Wedding Specialist will help create a timeline, plan the menu, and coordinate vendors for setup, all while making the process as easy as possible,” said Lucy Warner, Director of Catering for the hotel. At the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks, everyone is welcome.  …

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From Cows to Catered Events

sweeney Barn

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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