Where & When: Bridal Edition
If you’re more nervous about the first dance than you are about the ceremony, get a tip or two from the pros at the Wedding Dance Workshop Sunday at 3:30 in the Wedding Dance Specialists’ Alexandria studio. The fee ($25) for the 90-minute class gets you instruction in the basics of dancing with a partner plus a few slow dances. It’s a great way to ease into private lessons—attendees get discounts for future classes. And don’t worry—you don’t have to trade partners. Sign up online here; directions to the studio will be given once you’ve registered.
Envisioning a green wedding that has nothing to do with the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses? Get tips on hosting an eco-friendly wedding at the Blue Ridge Bridal Boutique Show at Morven Park (17263 Southern Planter La., Leesburg) Sunday from 1 to 4. From compostable flatware and cutlery to carbon-minimizing photo albums and Green Globe-certified travel on the honeymoon, this is good place to start planning a globally conscious wedding. And forget gyms or auditoriums—the Boutique Show will take place on the outdoor Croquet Court. (The 218-year-old Morven Park estate, with its Greek Revival mansion and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, might be a good site for your ceremony, too.) Tickets are $12 each, $20 for couples. Register for the show—a Zero Waste event—here.
There’s nothing like wedding planning for finding great free tastings. Foxchase Manor (8310 Chatsworth Dr., Manassas) is holding an open house and tasting with R&R Catering Thursday, October 29, from 5 to 8—and it’s free. This is R&R’s 20th year providing open-house tastings. Reserve your spot by calling 703-369-3638 or visiting here.
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