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Useful Links

Reception Venues:

Raspberry Plain, Leesburg, VA A beautiful mansion with an imposing circular drive, carriage, house, huge glass addition on the side, and plenty of room in the rear for the ceremony. Maria will make sure your day goes as planned. This is one of Washington's most popular wedding locations and is booked well in advance, so call as early as you can. Web site: www.raspberryplain.com

Foxchase Manor, Manassas, VA Foxchase is the place if you have a large group (300-400) and they can accomodate much smaller weddings as well. They are very experienced, well located, and have excellent facilities for the caterers. www.foxchasemanor.com

Rose Hill Manor, Leesburg, VA. A slightly smaller and more intimate setting, quite secluded from its surroundings. www.rosehillmanor.com

The Waterford, Fairfax and Springfield, VA. Both Waterford facilities are excellent, they have great service, and are also one of the most popular places for wedding and events in NOVA. www.waterfordreceptions.com

Crowne Plaza Dulles, Herndon, VA 703-471-6700, Jay Bhalla, Catering Director. Recently renovated, this beautiful and modern hotel has a number of banquet rooms which can accommodate groups up to 300 guests comfortably. The staff is experienced and dedicated. www.cpdulles.com

Event Planning for Weddings:

Shelley Poulos Potomac, MD (301) 279-0560
Shelly does everything from planning to balloons with years of experience. She stays until the event starts and has been known to solve some very difficult event-day problems by her personal involvement. The events come off without a hitch and no one ever knows it was hard to do!

Events Extraordinaire, Fairfax, VA, Carin Lomax CMP, (703) 533-5667 Carin is very experienced in both weddings and b'nai mitzvahs, knows the best vendors in town, and can plan and coordinate a very special event for you.

Special Affairs, Exceptional Wedding and Bar Mitzvah planning. Based in Fredericksburg, VA, they also do a lot of events in Northern Virginia. Organized, experienced, and very professional.

Beyond Perfection Consulting, Marshelle Richardson is experienced, professional, and a pleasure to work with! Based in Mitchellville, VA, they service greater Washington and Baltimore for weddings and corporate affairs.
Beyond Perfection Consulting

Event Planning for Indian Weddings:

SJS Event Consultants LLC, New York, NY (917) 742-7449
Sonal Shah has been on television "Who's Wedding Is It Anyway" and has a reputation as a great event planner. She handles quite a few weddings in the greater Washington area and is happy to work with you, whereever you are located. Her elegant weddings are legandary. We have enjoyed working with Sonal and her staff. www.sjsevents.com

Yaadein Weddings, Anjul 571-274-5818, www.yaadeinweddings.com, Chantilly, VA One of the largest and most versatile planners in NOVA.

Shagun Weddings, Manju Mehta, www.shagunweddings.net, 571-277-7912 Also one of our area's largest and most successful wedding planners.

Matheson Communications, Inc., Cliff Matheson, www.mathesonvideo.com, 301-652-5754

That Video Guy/Allan Goldberg (301) 340-7467 Experienced, knowledgable, professional. www.thatvideoguy.net

Fitness Trainer:
Demian Sanchez, NASM Certified Trainer will get you fit and looking your best for your big day. (703) 229-2056 demian_sanchez@hotmail.com

Karin's Florist, Dianne Barbour, Vienna, VA www.karinsflorist.com or weddings@karinsflorist.com. Karin's beautiful arrangements will please and delight your eye. 703-281-4141

Make Up:

Lilly Rivera does air brush or traditional makeup for New York and Washington's top weddings. She's fun to work with and does an amazing job. www.bridalgal.com or BridalGal @ The Wedding Cafe, 16 E. 38th Street, NY, NY 10016


Brian S. Vaughan, Interfaith Minister & Wedding Officiant, Serving the Mid-Atlantic States 540-894-1918. Lives in Orange, VA bvaug15@cvalink.com Brian is a sensitive, caring minister with an easygoing style.

Celebration Cakes, Pamela Hutzell,
www.fabulousweddingcakes.com, 703-371-3247, 540-636-4995

Custom Cake Design, LLC, Gaithersburg, MD www.CustomCakeDesign.com

Patriotic, magnetic Flags for your car or other metallic object: www.MagnetFlag.com

Parks for Portraits - Two parks I recommend are:

Meadowlark Gardens Regional Botanical Park, Vienna, VA www.nvrpa.org/parks/meadowlark/index.php

Great Falls National Park, Virginia Side, Great Falls, VA www.nps.gov/grfa