Best of NoVA 2018 Weddings

Best of NoVA 2018

Want to make sure that your special day is everything you’ve dreamed it would be? From the best wedding venue to catering and flowers, here are your fellow Northern Virginians’ favorites.

Ceremony Venue

Belle Grove Plantation
This beautiful National Historic Landmark was built by Major Isaac Hite, Jr., and his wife Nelly Madison Hite in 1797. The Shenandoah Valley site, with lawns, gardens and mountain views, allows indoor ceremonies in the manor house for up to 40 guests and outdoor ceremonies for up to 150 guests. –TM // 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown; bellegrove.org


Karin’s Florist
Karin’s Florist provides personal floral arrangements and ceremony, reception and cake decor. The company promotes open communication and creativity throughout the design process. Established from a vision that pairs trust and expertise with originality and beauty, Karin’s Florist works with clients to make sure their vision is carried out on the big day. –TM // 527 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; karinsflorist.com


Main Event Caterers
The Arlington-based catering company combines personalized food and cocktail menus with exquisite presentation to create a memorable experience for all wedding guests. The company keeps the customer in mind as they create every item from scratch utilizing local resources. –TM // 3870 S. Four Mile Run, Arlington; maineventcaterers.com

Reception Venue

Lansdowne Resort and Spa
The Leesburg destination hotel offers four reception venues, from grand ballrooms to intimate rooms with panoramic views of the Potomac River that accommodate small or large wedding parties and indoor and outdoor options. Covering 476 acres along the Potomac River and near Dulles airport, the spacious resort is the ideal location for an unforgettable wedding reception. –TM // 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg; destinationhotels.com/lansdowne-resort


Stephanie Dee Photography
Stephanie Dee approaches clients she photographs as a friend. She makes it her mission to make each couple she photographs comfortable with her to capture their love on camera. The DMV-based photographer tells each personal love story in her photographs. –TM // stephaniedee.com


Skipper Films
Capture every moment of your special day with Skipper Films. The cinematography company offers full service video production for weddings. The media team provides clients with a documentary-style, cinematic highlight film 15-25 minutes long that covers the entire day. A full length, uncut video of the ceremony and speeches with enhanced audio is also provided. –TM // 312 E. Market St., Unit G, Leesburg; skipperfilms.com

Wedding Cake

Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Lara Halabi opened Fluffy Thoughts in McLean in 2010. The cake company offers artistic, custom wedding cakes personalized for each celebration. Fluffy Thoughts was awarded Wedding Wire’s Brides Choice Award and featured on Martha Stewart’s “Top Pastry Pros” list. –TM // 1320 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean; fluffythoughts.com

Wedding Planner

Pure Elegance Events
This event planning company offers premier wedding and event management services to help clients bring their vision to fruition. The company works with clients from start to finish, helping overcome any obstacle that may arise. Etiquette advice and design management services are offered as well. –TM // pureeleganceevents.com

Winery at Bull Run
Courtesy of Lisa Damico, The Winery at Bull Run

Engagement Photos

The Winery at Bull Run
Lying on 225 acres adjacent to Manassas National Battlefield Park, the 19th century pastoral vineyard in Fairfax County allows for a beautiful view of the Virginia countryside. The winery requires a permit for formal photography that can be purchased online. –TM // 15950 Lee Highway, Centreville; wineryatbullrun.com

Wedding Dress

Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Soliloquy Bridal Couture provides clients with private appointments to help them find their soliloquy, a dress that reveals their inner most feelings and intentions as a bride. The boutique is a Barbara Kavchok flagship that carries the designer’s exclusive collections, but brides can work with store management and staff to create a customized gown. –TM // 754 Elden St., Suite 103, Herndon; soliloquybridal.com

Bridesmaids Dress

Soliloquy Bridal Couture
The peaceful environment in Soliloquy gives bridal parties an opportunity to find the perfect look for everyone. Helpful staff work with bridal parties to make sure every client is confident and comfortable. Bridal parties can also reserve the entire boutique for a night of dress fitting and memories. –TM // 754 Elden St., Suite 103, Herndon; soliloquybridal.com

Tux Shop

Men’s Wearhouse
The shop provides millions of tuxedos and wedding suits that can be purchased online, by phone or in-store. With thousands of color and style combinations, expert stylists will assist you and your wedding party in finding the perfect fit and look. –TM // Multiple locations; menswearhouse.com


Princess Jewelers
Voted a best place to purchase jewelry by many regional magazines, Princess Jewelers has provided exceptional service to customers for over 25 years. With an array of bridal jewelry and goldsmiths on-site to assist in designing customized jewelry, Princess Jewelers has it all. –TM // 529 Maple Ave. W, Vienna; princessjeweler.com

Wedding Band

Bachelor Boys
The high energy ensemble provides the perfect wedding day soundtrack suited to specific needs. The band will tailor their sound to your favorite music and can play for any occasion—ceremony, cocktails or reception. The group invites potential clients to come see them live at a local showcase before booking. –TM // bachelorboysband.com

Wedding DJ

Generation C Entertainment
This DJ and event service company is committed to surpassing customer’s expectation by meeting and exceeding their needs. The company incorporates the client’s musical preference to provide a customized soundtrack that is sure to have wedding guests on the dance floor all night long. –TM // generationcentertainment.com


Dandelion Patch
The Dandelion Patch is about making their customer’s wishes come true and having them leave with a smile, just like the dandelion. The luxury stationery boutique’s knowledgeable and creative staff works with clients to make event planning as stress-free as possible. –TM // 8455 Tyco Road, Suite L, Vienna; thedandelionpatch.com

Popping the Question

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Ninety-five acres of ornamental and native plant gardens is a fitting environment for a romantic moment, such as popping the question. Whether you stick to the beautiful views of the Piedmont hills from the Korean Bell Garden or explore the indoor tropical garden in the Atrium, magic will be made at Meadowlark Gardens. –TM // 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna; novaparks.com/parks/meadowlark-botanical-gardens

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