Virginia Bride Luxury $100,000 Dream Wedding
Virginia Bride Magazine in partnership with an exclusive set of wedding professionals awarded one lucky couple the wedding of their dreams.
The winning couple was married on Sunday, July 10, 2022.
Feedback from the couple:
We wanted to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to our beautiful wedding! We wrote and gave thank you cards prior to the ceremony but wanted to give our thoughts post ceremony as well. We were amazed!! Our guests (including virtual attendees) have been raving about the wedding all week. We are still on cloud nine and want to express our sincere gratitude. Thank you again for giving your time, talent, & gifts for our wedding day. We knew it would be a fabulous event but you all exceeded our expectations. We hope that you all are overwhelmed with the amount of business and prosperity you’ll receive for each of your businesses! Each and everyone one of you are talented and deserve the best!
The following services are what is included for the giveaway, any additional services or items not listed with the following services will incur cash fees that the winning couple can arrange with each vendor.
The Wedding Gown: Choose from one of designer Martin Thornburg’s Luxe Collection – That’s My Dress Bridal.
Tuxedos: Tuxedo by Sarno – six tuxedo rentals for the groom and his party.
The ceremony and reception: (10 hours total time) at Morais Vineyards, all tables, chairs, for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
*A minimum purchase of wine is required.
Wedding coordination: All For You Events & Envision events
– Unlimited meetings in person or phone or by video chat with the couple to ensure all plans are in place
– Assist with vendor selection and referral
– Vendor negotiation
– Assist with wedding theme
– Assist with floor layout
– Assist with rehearsal coordination
– Vendor management
– Create detail timeline for “day of”
– Complete set up on “day of”
– Assist with setup/breakdown on “day of”
– Execute wedding timeline “day of”
Wedding Planning & Designing: Exceptional Events by Elisa
– Wedding pro referral for each category needed
– Wedding pro and contract negotiations
– Wedding pro meeting scheduling
– Accompanying “clients” to appointments
– RSVP tracker
– Planning event logistics
– Coordinating venue tour
– Designing floor plan
– Detailed timeline
– Wedding pro contact list
– Assisting with stationery design
– Tablescape design
– Assisting with floral design
– Favor design
– Coordinating rehearsal (day prior to event)
– Assisting with rehearsal dinner
– Executing “set up”, “day of” and “tear down” of event
Planning & Coordination Services: Krystal Reese Events
Photography: Butterfly Photography – 8 hours photography coverage, photographer and assistant, USB of all wedding photos/ mini engagement session ( up to 45 min with one enlargement for reception as complimentary).
Ceremony or Cocktail Hour Music: Bialek’s Music LTD – strings or harpist.
Reception DJ: Bialek’s Music LTD – DJ AA Rock.
Ceremony and Reception Highlights: Hercules Entertainment –Master of ceremony (bilingual Spanish/English if needed), international DJ, gobo/monogram projection, “Dancing On A Cloud” dry ice machine effect for couple’s 1st dance, (2) cold spark machine (indoor fireworks effect) for the grand entrance and various parts of the event, (16) up-lights, and (2) moving heads (spot lights) on standing truss.
Videography: Glass Jar Films – Full day coverage including one minute teaser, raw ceremony and reception speeches, pro grade audio, ariel drone footage, filmed in 4K, digital delivery, glass jar keepsake.
Invitations: Via Paper Boutique – 30 boxed invitations
* 50 table menus
* Seating chart/display for 50 guests
* Welcome sign
* Bar menu
* 2 specialty table signs (ex. memorial sign, dessert menu, etc)
* 10 table numbers
* 50 place cards
The Wedding Cake: Le Cake Boutique – 3 tier for 50 servings.
Dessert table: Cakes by Happy Eatery Bakery – Dessert table for up to 50 guests.
Save the date cookies: Seriously Sweet – 2 dozen decorated cookies.
The Catering: Zesty Gourmet – appetizers, and food, limited staff for 50 guests.
Hair and Make-up: Luxury-Brides & GlamFace By Khatera – Bride’s hair & makeup along with the mother of the bride and mother of the groom.
Wedding Night Stay: The Mayflower Hotel – Complimentary one bedroom suite for the wedding couple night of wedding with breakfast the following day.
Weekend stay: Tysons Corner Marriott and Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park – Weekend stay (Friday and Saturday night) with breakfast for 2.
Favors for rehearsal dinner or gifts for wedding party: KK&S Designs – 20 Luxury chocolate apples and 20 luxury Hershey Bars.
The floral: SolEvents Floral – floral for the reception.
Floral Design: I Do Weddings with Love – designing a unique, elegant, beautiful ceremony design using lots of organic flowers and greenery to create a storybook wedding site where your marriage becomes official with family and friends. A beautiful entrance to the Bridal Suite and Foyer Stairwell where your memories will begin for the day.
Bridesmaid Getaway Weekend: LeFay Cottage at Little Washington. Enjoy a getaway with the girls’ at a fairytale and magical Wedding Venue: LeFay Cottage at Little Washington, Virginia. Two-night stay for up to six guests.
Complimentary dinner for 2: Sequoia. A complimentary dinner for two.
Romantic Weekend Getaway: Sonesta Suites. Romantic weekend getaway for the couple includes breakfast and a bottle of wine – can be used prior to the wedding or afterwards.
The Dinnerware, flatware, glassware, barware, table linens: Sammy’s Rentals – for up to 50 and dance floor.
Custom charcuterie boards: Oh Graze Away – While the wedding party gets ready for the ceremony custom charcuterie boards will be provided:
– 1 grazing table for the bride and her bridesmaids (ladies)
– 1 grazing table for the groom and his groomsmen (gentlemen)
– 1 cocktail hour gazing table for 50 guests
The honeymoon: The Inn at Cotton Hall –Enjoy a three-night stay at the Inn at Cotton Hall! A beautiful, secluded bed and breakfast located in the lowcountry of South Carolina. The property boasts a beautiful 10,000 sq. foot home that was built in the 1930s among 716 sprawling acres. Your stay will include a daily continental breakfast and a happy hour upon arrival. While visiting Cotton Hall, enjoy local activities that can be coordinated with the in-house concierge. Room will be selected based on availability.
Beverage: La Michoacana – 4 different fresh waters for up to 60 wedding guests.
Floral for the cocktail hour: True Love Designs
Outfit: Marian Style – Outfit for Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom.
Event Décor: Z Event Décor – Choice of a decorative ceremony backdrop or canopy.
Staffing Services: Perfect Choice USA – Staffing services for bartending, wait staffing and staffing for the wedding.
Wedding Feature: The wedding will be featured live on Fox 5 DC and will also receive a four-page print feature in Virginia Bride Magazine’s spring 2023 issue.