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MISSY AND DERRICK WEDDING

May, 2009 in Heritage Hunt Country Club Gainesville, VA

"Our wedding was great, and we're looking forward to our one year anniversary next month!"

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Ceremony: Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club
Reception: Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club

Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Chantel's Cakes & Pastries

506 Shaw Road
Sterling, VA, United States

"The cake at this bakery tastes great and is definitely affordable. We visited another bakery first, and they wanted twice the price for a cake that didn�t taste nearly as good. The staff at the bakery were helpful and willing to decorate my cake with the design I had envisioned. The cake was delivered and beautiful on our wedding day. We also ordered a grooms cake in the shape of a beer mug. It was hilarious, and everyone got a good laugh out of it. I would definitely recommend this bakery to others."

Florist:

Tysons Flower Affair

8605 Westwood Center Drive
Vienna, VA, United States

"After meeting with two other florists who pushed me to spend too much or were unresponsive, the staff at Tysons Flower Affair were wonderful to find. This shop is a small family-owned business. The husband, wife, and mother who run the store are very nice. Although the mother does not speak much English, she is a great flower designer. She has great suggestions and ideas, and the wife is more than willing to assist in translation. They are also so friendly that I felt very comfortable expressing my true feelings and ideas. I met with the mother and wife for an introductory meeting. I told the ladies I was looking for a specific color of flower and the look I was trying to achieve. I also provided vases I had already bought for the center pieces. They both had many suggestions for everything I needed flowers for, including center pieces, ceremony arrangements, bouquets, and corsages. Anytime I did not like something, they were more than willing to make another suggestion. I enjoyed my visit so much, and the price was unbelievable reasonable compared to the other places that I booked them right away. They were wonderful in trying to help me achieve the perfect center pieces and find the exact color I was looking for. I returned on several occasions to look at sample flowers they ordered for me. They did this until I was happy with the one I chose, and they did not add on any additional charges. Any time I had a question or suggestion, I emailed it to them, and within a day, they always replied and were very helpful in putting my idea into action or letting me know if it would not work. They also made the perfect flower pieces for my hair, and because I was so busy the day of the wedding and my hotel was close to their shop, they even delivered my hair flowers that morning to the hotel so I wouldn�t have to go get them myself. This was an unexpected and much appreciated service they provided me. The day of the wedding, they delivered the flowers themselves and set up the centerpieces perfectly. I would have to say I was genuinely impressed and am very happy with my decision to use them as my florist. I will definitely suggest them to friends and return to them for special occasion flowers in the future."

Jeweler:

Charleston Alexander

Falls Church, VA, United States

"The service we received at Charleston Alexander was superb. We were greeted and helped right away, and the staff went out of their way to explain everything to us about diamonds. They also showed us a number of diamonds and many rings until we found the perfect ones. I've been back to have my rings cleaned quite frequently. I go every time I have plans to leave town or am going to see someone special. They always quickly clean it for me and inspect it for my warranty. The extended warranty is definitely worth it. I have even been able to have my rings resized for free because it's included in the cost. This was great because I lost 25 pounds before the wedding, and I was scared I was going to lose my engagement ring. Also, the rings are very high quality and exquisite. I get compliments all the time. Once again, everyone there goes out of their way to be friendly and helpful. I definitely enjoy doing business with them more than any other jewelry I've visited in the DC area."

Photographer:

Rachel Smith Photography

Gainesville, VA, United States

"Rachel Smith was an absolute joy to work with for both our engagement photos and wedding photos. Although she is based in Maryland, we took our engagement photos in DC and our wedding was a ways out in Virginia, so she is willing to travel to you. I can�t express enough about how professional, charismatic, and easy to work with she was. She was on time and willing to try all the different types of shots I suggested. Our engagement photos are absolutely fabulous. We had our photos taken around the National Mall near the Reflection Pool, Lincoln, WWI, and WWII Memorials. The late change in the leaves of November this past year made the backdrop to all of our photos amazing. Although we only had an hour to work with her, I think she may have taken around 400 or more photos. She not only captured us but also the beauty of nature surrounding us. I will continue to enjoy these photos for years to come. Although we have not received all of our wedding photos back yet, the slideshow she provided us and the few photos she sent me for newspaper announcements are fantastic. My husband and I are both down-to-earth realists, but she managed to capture the enchantment of our wedding. I am astonished at how gorgeous the photos are, and am so glad we chose Rachel to be our photographer. We will definitely use her again for future important life events."

Ceremony:

Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club - Ceremony - 6901 Arthur Hills Drive, Gainesville, VA, 20155, United States

Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club

6901 Arthur Hills Dr
Gainesville, VA, United States

"Heritage Hunt is a beautiful venue with two options for outdoor ceremony and reception. We chose to have our ceremony in front of the Marsh Mansion which is about a mile down the road from the clubhouse. It was gorgeous, and the mansion was a great backdrop for our wedding. The clubhouse reception area was also wonderful. It was very spacious and gave us enough room to move around to greet all of our guests. The cocktail area and balcony were great for keeping our guests entertained during our wedding photos. Katie Simmons was a great contact leading up to the wedding. She was always responsive and willing to work with me on any ideas I had for the ceremony or reception. When Katie was unavailable (due to her own wedding :), Leah stepped in and was just as great. During the reception, the wait-staff were superb in catering to our needs, making sure we received our food first so we could carry on with everything else while the guests were eating. The only complaint I have about any of the staff was how rude the front desk woman was to one of my guests during the cocktail hour. Her snide comment could have been kept to herself. There is no reason to upset a guest. The value for the cost at this venue was outstanding. We visited around 20 different wedding locations before deciding HHCC was perfect for us in beauty, space, and cost. It's especially perfect if you are looking for a large place with a reasonable price. It is also great because they have catering on site, and they are willing to work with you on menu. They are also willing to look into getting specialty items for the bar if that is something you are also interested in. The only other complaint I would mention would be that they did not save us any of our cake. We had a three tiered cake and a groom�s cake which is way more than enough for all of our guests, and none of it was saved for us. If you would like to keep cake after your wedding, definitely make arrangements for it prior to the day. Overall, the evening was incredible, and our guests have told us numerous times how our wedding was the most beautiful, Hollywood-like wedding they have ever been to. This would not have been possible without the decent price of HHCC, the flexibility of the staff in meeting my needs, and the natural beauty already at the country club. I highly recommend booking this venue a year or more in advance. We booked over a year in advance, and we had limited dates to choose from."

Reception:

Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club - Reception - 6901 Arthur Hills Drive, Gainesville, VA, 20155, United States

Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club

6901 Arthur Hills Dr
Gainesville, VA, United States

"Overall, the evening was incredible, and our guests have told us numerous times how our wedding was the most beautiful, Hollywood-like wedding they have ever been to. This would not have been possible without the decent price of HHCC, the flexibility of the staff in meeting my needs, and the natural beauty already at the country club. I highly recommend booking this venue a year or more in advance. We booked over a year in advance, and we had limited dates to choose from."

Hotel:

Embassy Suites Tysons Corner

8517 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182, US
703-883-0707

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