5 Things to Do About Your Wedding During This Coronavirus Pandemic

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With more than 100 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Northern Virginia as of March 20, 2020. It’s safe to say that most of us are on edge right and wondering about the uncertain future. The CDC has also advised that weddings be postponed for 8 weeks in the US as of March 15, 2020.

First things we at Hunt Country Celebrations advise that you take a moment to breathe. You are not alone in this new territory and we’ll be here to help you navigate it. Here are a few tips from us on how to handle your wedding at this time.

  • Where Should I Begin?

Contact your vendors as soon as possible. This will give you time to explore all your options and get a view of how your wedding will be impacted by everything. Try not to panic and remember that your vendors know what is happening and will be aiming to help you as much as possible. Review all your vendor contracts and create a simple backup plan. 

  • Create A Checklist That Addresses the Following

Your wedding date and if you will need to reschedule

Your wedding venue and its limits

Your guests and their health

Your insurance policy and what it covers.

  • If You Do Decide to Reschedule

Move very quickly as lots of couples will be doing the same and you want to catch your venue and vendors still available. Create a contingency plan with your venue and vendors so you are not caught unawares again. Take out insurance for the new date.

  • How Should I Communicate with Guests?

If you have a wedding website, place a note on it that points out the following. Whether or not your wedding is still holding, what you are considering at the moment and when you will finally let your guests know.

Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we only want the best for you and your wedding so we suggest that you contact us as soon as you can. We have the experience needed in this industry and will help wherever we can. Contact us today!

Vendor Spotlight – Vida Events

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Coronavirus is still here with us, and everyone is still shocked. No one expected this threat to grow to such a level. Just like everything else, weddings have been hit hard too. But if they get hit even harder, we advise you to still keep making wedding plans. Don’t stop on account of the virus. Yes, you might have to postpone your wedding for at least 8 weeks but hopefully, the 8th week will mark the end of the virus.

You can then go back to the most important matters: Celebrating a new family! So while you’re reading this at home, use the opportunity to think up even better ways to wow and entertain yourself and your guests on the big day. The wedding vendor below could help with a few ideas too, so check them out.

Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we enjoy getting a chance to sit down and chat with some of our favorite wedding vendors. Vida Events took some time out of their busy schedule to answer some questions about their wedding planning business and give advice on keeping the wedding planning process stress-free. So, grab a seat, lean back and enjoy. 

  • How Many Weddings Would You Say You Handle in A Year and What Do You Love Most About It?

We’ve planned and executed as high as 40 weddings before! We have worked in the events industry for several years and we love the pace and dynamics of the industry. It is fun creating problem-solving, dynamic and memorable atmospheres just like our couples want.  We love being a part of their celebration planning and helping alleviate their stress. 

  • What Is Your Best Advice to Avoid Planning Stress for Weddings?

First, you have to give yourself time to enjoy your engagement. The days after that will be a bit harder, so be sure to savor each moment. After that, is when you should make sure to contact us. Our Jade Package is a full coordination package and we’ll get started on your planning with you immediately. The Emerald Package is a partial wedding package and is great for couples who have already done preliminary planning but need help with executing the smaller details. Our Ivy Package is a day-of wedding coordination package. Please note that we have military discounts available for all active and retired members of the armed services. 

  • What Approach Do You Have Towards Wedding Planning That Is Different from Other Wedding Planners Out There?

Well, for starters, all our events are uniquely created and perfectly planned. We learn your story, your vision, and your style so that we can create a special event for you. Getting to know our clients aids us in helping them confidently navigate through all of the twists and turns of the planning process. Whether you want a traditional wedding or a destination wedding we’ve got you covered. We’re easy, smooth and organized. Lots of couples who have worked with us, recommend us because of how impressed they are. You can see this from the reviews left on our page.

Alright then! You’ve heard it all from Vida Events. They’d love to help you with your wedding and can be reached on +1 (703) 505-9514 & +1 (812) 459-0162. You could also send them an email at [email protected]

Vendor Spotlight – AirPac

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Weddings inside tents are a great experience if done right. But what happens when all your wedding guests want nothing so much as to remain indoors and never leave their homes? Such is the reality the world is facing right now. Coronavirus has everyone locking themselves up at home. Should you join the bandwagon and abandon all your wedding plans? Nope.

We’re not saying you shouldn’t appreciate the significance of this virus, but you shouldn’t let it hinder you from going about living your life. Keep making plans for your wedding and in about 8 weeks, we’re all hoping everything will be back to normal.

So, keep making plans to distract yourself from everything that’s happening right now. You should be more worried about the fact that postponing your wedding means you might have to hold it in unfavorable weather, and that’s where the vendor below comes in.

One thing about life and outdoor weddings is that you can’t control the weather. In the spring, outdoor weddings are beautiful but the weather can be even more unpredictable. You might have even just chosen to have a tent wedding no matter the weather. That’s where you’ll need the vendor that we’ll be talking to in this article. Say hello to Marlena Spence of AirPac who took some time out to share about their business with us.

  • Welcome, Marlena/ Can You Please Tell Us More About AirPac?

In simple terms, we handle outdoor air-conditioning. Our cooling solution makes tent air-conditioning possible. We have an unobtrusive design that works well with any tented or temporary structure.  When you need to air condition a special tent for a wedding, we’re the company to call.

  • What Are the Advantages of Using Airpac For Your Wedding Cooling Needs?

At AirPac, we are very professional and fast. The cooling equipment will be in place and ready well before your event. Our cooling is also modular so that you get and pay for only the amount you need. We do not have an oversized unit for rental. Our equipment is also clean and dependable which would add to the aesthetics of your wedding. When you hire us, we’ll quickly evaluate the situation to determine how much cooling you’ll need. We then offer you purchase and rental options to help you find your best solution. We’re very transparent so you’ll know exactly where you stand, what you’ll need, what you’ll get and how much it would cost you.

  • How Can People Contact You?

You can find us at 888 Shenandoah Shores Road Front Royal, VA 22630. Also, you can reach us through these 2 phone numbers and a fax number. One of our lines is toll-free. We also have an email or you can contact us through our website.

You’ve heard it all from Marlena of AirPac. You can reach them using the following phone numbers: Toll-Free: 888-324-7722 Tel: 540.635.5011. Or, send them a fax using 540.622.2634. You can also email them at: [email protected] and check out their website www.airpacinc.com

Vendor in The Spotlight – Diamond Events

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Wedding planning is a huge part of your wedding and getting the right planner for your wedding can save you a lot of stress. That’s why we’re bringing Diamond Events to your attention today. It’s a great wedding planning company here in Northern Virginia.

Stephanie Dasch is the coordinator, designer, and owner of Diamond Events. Hunt Country Celebrations spent a few minutes talking to her and here’s what she had to say about her enterprise and why it’s so great.

  • How Long Have You Been in The Events Industry?

Exactly 10 years. I love what I do! There is just something about getting to know and staying friends with the amazing couples that I’ve often worked with. I love bringing the vision that the couples have to reality. Helping them realize their dream wedding is priceless.

  • How Do You Help the Couples Make Wedding Plans and Manage Their Time?

Well, with my experience in the industry, I have so much the couple can find use for. I make sure everything stays organized and is on schedule. At Diamond Events, we have the Dream, Princess and Clarity packages which make things even easier.

With the Dream package, you get the full coordination and will be guided through every aspect of your wedding planning-from start to finish. With the Princess package, you’ll receive a nudge in the right direction and a professional to guide you throughout the wedding planning process. The Clarity package is a day of coordination package, but all these packages help to ease the stress and move things along smoothly.

  • What Are Your Favorite Wedding Trends Right Now?

Classic and romantic weddings will always be favorites. Intimate and cozy weddings are also very beautiful and fun to create. Rustic weddings have also become quite popular as more couples are requesting for them. I love working on creating these weddings and the other beautiful themes that there are out there.

Well, you’ve heard it all from Stephanie Dasch of Diamond Events. They offer services to couples in Virginia, DC, Maryland and other destinations worldwide. Reach out to them to help plan your wedding. You’ll be glad you did. You can contact them on the number 703-679-8143.

Vendor in The Spotlight: Bella Villa Antiques and Vintage Rentals

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For your Northern Virginia wedding to be a success, you have to create a great experience for your guests. Creating a great experience means getting every little detail right. For this to happen, you must first choose the right location. Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we have a wide range of wedding venues in Northern Virginia for you to select from.

Next, and just as important, is the wedding decor. That’s where the vendor we’ll be talking to today comes in. Bella Villa offers vintage furniture and decor rentals for weddings in Northern Virginia. We sat down with Rosanna Smith, the founder, and here’s what she had to say about her business.

  • Tell Us About Bella Villa Antiques and Vintage Rentals

Bella Villa Antiques and Vintage Rentals is located just off Main Street in Marshall, Virginia. We have a vast collection of vintage sofas and chairs, tables, crates, barrels, bars, chalkboards, mirrors, doors, and much more available for your wedding needs. If you are looking for the vintage decor and Italian chandelier collection of La Bella Luce, then we’re the company for you. We also do venue styling and offer consultancy services.

  • How Did Bella Villa Antiques and Vintage Rentals Start?

Funny enough, it started with my personal love story. Between my experiences of growing up in Italy and falling in love with my husband who was raised on the Villa Smith Farmette, I developed a love for keeping away antique and vintage treasures. You know, so they can keep telling their stories for years to come. I wanted them to be timeless, so to speak.

  • Great. How Can Your Clients Reach You?

We’re located at 8371 W. Main Street, Marshall, VA 20115. Our parking and entrance are however on Frost Street. We’re open by appointment so all our customers have to do is either call or send us an email to come see our warehouse and make their selections.

Well, you’ve heard it all from Rosanna. To our readers, you can reach them on this number: 571.921.0356. Call or send a text. They’re always ready to tend to you. Or, send them an email here, if you wish: [email protected]s.com. Either way, Bella Villa Antiques and Vintage Rentals is exactly what you need for a wedding to be as unique as they come.

Vendor in The Spotlight- Krysta Norman Photography

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At Hunt Country Celebrations, we understand how important pictures are to your wedding. They capture the happy moments and remain with you long after your big day. That’s why we sat down with one of our favorite wedding vendors.

Say hi to the very talented Krysta Norman of Krysta Norman Photography, an excellent wedding photographer. Krysta specializes in classic Virginia countryside weddings and can be found nestled in Hunt Country in Middleburg, Virginia.

  • We’ve Heard You Really Love the Countryside. Is this True?

What’s there not to love? I also love travel, Italian, vintage dresses, natural light, potted plants.  Haribo Gummies and a host of other things that people love too. To be frank, I’m a wanderer at heart. I tend to pass my time daydreaming about traveling to small, foreign towns and collecting used books and souvenirs along the way.

  • That Sounds Interesting. Speaking of Interest, What Spiked Your Interest in Photography?

I would say storytelling. As a child, I often penned short stories in the margins of my coloring book and as I got older, the need to illustrate grew more and more. This eventually opened up a new space for me to narrate my view of the world. Now, I am a visual narrator who is moved by timeless old-world romance, villages with cobblestones, distant mountains, love languages, open countryside and more.

  • Tell Us About the Wedding Services You Offer

For weddings, I have collections which include an engagement session, wedding day timeline, second shooter, online gallery and print release. If you love vintage, classic and romantic pictures, then I am just the vendor for you. I also love and do photography for destination weddings, so if you’re having one, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at all.

Thank you so much for your time, Krysta Norman Photography a. And to our dear readers, you’ve heard from them and the great services they offer. Why not let them handle your wedding photography? We promise you won’t be disappointed. You can call her on (571) 317 – 0811.