Brides at the Courthouse

28/01/13 2:47 PM

Our trip to Manassas, Virginia and the “Key to the Courthouse” Bridal Showcase was so much fun!

There are were so many brides there!

And so many vendors!

We are never going to be able to choose!

The Co-Host for the Event was

Wedding Event Host

Davis Talley Events & Design

Davis and Talley 2

Davis Talley Events & Designs
Lindsay Davis and Monica Talley
Contact them at 571-721-1538


The Prince William County Division of Historic Preservation


The Prince William County Division of Historic Preservation or call 703-792-5546Β to learn more about this and other historic location rentals

It was a great event and we can’t wait to meet with some of the vendors and brides in the coming months!


The Old Manassas Courthouse

The city of Manassas originated in 1852 at the junction of the Manassas Gap and the Orange & Alexandria Railroads. This Romanesque Revival courthouse was designed by James C. Teague and Philip T. Marye, of Norfolk and Newport News. It was completed in 1893 and served the county until 1984 when a new courthouse was built nearby.


Staircase inside Courthouse




Graphic designed by Raygan Ketterer
Contact her at 540-317-5516


Flowers designed by Brigitte Morrow
Contact her at 703-615-5128 or email at


Flowers designed by Brigitte Morrow
Contact her at 703-615-5128 or email at

We didn’t get a photo of this vendor’s table, but we wanted to make sure we told you about them to!

Half Light Studios
Rachael Boyd
Contact her at 571-201-9537 or email at


Music and Master of Ceremony was performed by
Perfect 4th Entertainment
Chris Campbell
Contact him at 540-746-0405 or visit his blog at


Hair and Make up Stylist
Enlightened Styles
Jacquelyn Rodriguez
Contact her at 540-560-2957


Marine Corps Heritage Foundation / Marine Corps Museum
A Venue for Event is Washington DC
Pamela Dodson
Contact her at 703-649-2350 or


Ciao Bella Photos
Dan or Mona
Contact them at 540-349-0035


Shirley’s Catering


Shirley’s Catering


Shirley’s Catering


Distinctive Cakes and Desserts
Lora Vennettilli Gookin
Contact her at 540-347-9188


Distinctive Cakes and Desserts


Distinctive Cakes and Desserts


Distinctive Cakes and Desserts


Distinctive Cakes and Desserts


Distinctive Cakes and Desserts

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42 Comments on “Brides at the Courthouse”

  1. The Hook Says:

    Looks like fun! Stunning pics!

  2. Thank you! It was great fun!

  3. We need a love button for this!

  4. Haha.. I will see if I can get WordPress to work on that one πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

  5. terry1954 Says:

    those cakes look too beautiful to cut into !!

  6. Yes they did! I loved the last one.

  7. ramaink Says:

    What gorgeous cakes! Looks like a fun event!

  8. They were just beautiful! It was so fun!

  9. John Says:

    Mmmm yum!!

  10. Yes the food was so good!

  11. Jennifer Says:

    Gorgeous, love the cakes, particularly the one with cherry blossom and the plain white with red topper. You’re certainly moving along with your plans πŸ™‚

  12. Thank you! I loved the last photo of the cakes. I love bling πŸ˜‰ We sure are.

  13. Jayne Says:

    Gorgeous! I love all things “Wedding”!

  14. Thank you! It was just so much fun!

  15. Deb Says:

    The cakes are fabulous. Really interesting to see how other places do their Bridal Showcases.

  16. Thank you! I know what you mean! I am always interested in ideas!

  17. Janet RΓΆrschΓ₯ch Says:

    You are doing really well! Love the blogs. It’s like an adventure. Wait a minute….It IS an adventure. πŸ˜‰

  18. Thank you! Yes we have to say it really is an adventure!

  19. Those cakes are very different from our homemade stuff.. πŸ˜‰

  20. Yes, they also take a little more time to make πŸ˜‰

  21. belocchio Says:

    The wedding cakes were works of art. Beautiful. V.

  22. Thank you! I thought so too!

  23. Amy Says:

    Wow, those flowers, beautiful cakes! Thank you for the tour!

  24. You are so welcome! Everything was just beautiful!

  25. Such fun to look at!

  26. It was fun to be there too!

  27. Mama Bear Says:

    WOW! Those cakes were gorgeous!

  28. Thank you! Of course I didn’t make them πŸ˜‰

  29. sarahlouisek Says:

    Gosh, talk about the whole package. That’s it, for sure — everything a bride could want or need for a perfect wedding.

  30. Thank you! That is what we are going for!

  31. Those cakes are to die for…and the roses too. So beautiful. Dianne

  32. Thank you! They were just beautiful!

  33. Debbie Says:

    I love photography. A few years ago, I worked for a photography studio doing videography. One of my favorite venues was (and still is) weddings. I enjoyed the photos here. Very pretty.

  34. Thank you!. I don’t do photography professionally, just for fun. But I love to take pictures, can you tell? πŸ˜‰

  35. Jane Sadek Says:

    Love the wedding portrait highlighting the grooom. You don’t see that much!

  36. Yes, I thought so too!

  37. David Says:

    At least there’s a lot of vendors to choose from.

    More importantly, cookies and cake, a must for any vendor fair. πŸ™‚

  38. Yes, Brett was there to do the taste testing. He didn’t last long after that haha.

  39. Brigitte Says:

    It was great to see you! It was a wonderful turn out!!!!!

  40. How wonderful! We hope you got lots of leads!

  41. There is going to be so much happiness and excitement, when you open! Love that pink cake, with pink flowers and brown stem.

  42. Thank you so much! We think so too! The cakes were to die for!