Category Archive: Hunt Country Celebrations Wedding Professionals

A Surprise Engagement Proposal

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Luis called and said he wanted to do a surprise proposal in front of family and friends.  He and his long-time girlfriend had just bought a house and they were throwing a house-warming party.

He would gather everyone together to toast the new house and then pop the question.  I would be an old army buddy he invited to the party.   It went perfectly!  She never suspected that I was a photographer as I mingled with the guests.


As Luis was thanking everyone for coming to the party he got down on his knee.  It was a fun and emotional moment and I was honored to be there to capture it.

How to Achieve Work-Life Balance When Planning the Wedding

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Let’s face it: planning a wedding can be really, really difficult, especially when you put a lot of pressure on yourself to make sure everything is just perfect, from A to Z. Of course, that’s normal, to want everything about the Virginia wedding you’re planning to be dreamy – but you shouldn’t allow wedding planning to interfere with your personal and professional life.

How to achieve work-life balance when planning the wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Do wedding planning tasks in your lunch break – but ONLY if this works for you. It works for some brides, it doesn’t for others because some of you may feel that you’re left hung up on wedding planning tasks when the lunch break is over, distracting you from everything you are supposed to do for work.
  • Leave your work at the door. Try, as much as possible, not to mix your professional life and your personal life – not during the wedding planning process, and not outside of it. For example, one mistake many brides to be make is leave their work email address to wedding vendors – but although that may make sense because you are easier to reach on your work email, it mixes your work duties and your wedding planning tasks too much and it can cause serious burn out.
  • Leave the multitasking behind you as well. We know you feel that multitasking allows you to do multiple things at once – but that’s not necessarily true. What you are doing, actually, is extending the time needed to get each of the tasks done. Instead of focusing on the tasks one by one, you are taking all of them at once, causing yourself a lot more stress and anxiety over getting each of them done (and thus making it harder to focus).
  • Manage your time better. If needed, use a time management or project management app – visualizing your tasks and organizing them can really help, no matter what kind of job you do (or what kind of wedding you are planning). Asana is a good example here (they have a free option, and it could work very well for this purpose.


Booking the right wedding specialists in Virginia can help you run a smoother wedding planning process – so don’t hesitate to come and see the members of Hunt Country Celebrations. You will not be disappointed!

The Backyard Wedding Tips You Absolutely MUST Know

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Summer is almost here – and that means all the splendid outdoor weddings of Virginia are on their way as well! Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we couldn’t be more excited about the amazing wedding season ahead of us!

If you want to have a summer wedding, and if you want your event to be sweet and intimate, you might be considering the idea of a backyard wedding. That’s really amazing, and it can be a real success!

To help you out with this, we have gathered some of the essential tips you should know when planning your dream backyard wedding – read on and find out more.

  • The location of your backyard does not necessarily have to influence the style. So if you own a house in Virginia and you want a backyard wedding inspired by Hawaii, you can totally pull it off. This makes a lot of sense if that’s what you dream of doing – and it’s even more fitted if you actually have ties to Hawaii (e.g. you spent your childhood there). The key here is to make sure you create a good balance between the local elements and the elements of your dream location/ sentimental location.
  • Likewise, not all backyard weddings have to look the same. From nautical themed backyard weddings to Birds and Butterflies weddings, everything can be done in a backyard as well. It’s just that you usually do it on a smaller scale than you would at a wedding venue. As long as you combine pieces that remind people of your chosen wedding style, your event is bound to be a success!
  • Last, but not least, backyard weddings don’t always happen in actual backyards. If your backyard is way too small even for a small wedding, or if you live in an apartment, it makes a lot of sense to rent a small wedding venue that will help you create the same cozy and comfy vibes of a backyard wedding. Remember though: you really want to stick with a small venue if you don’t have a large guest count – the larger the venue is, the more estranged and “cold” the event will feel if there aren’t enough guests to fill in the spaces.


Looking for the best wedding specialists in all of Virginia? They’re all in Hunt Country Celebrations’ members’ list – so come check them out and work with the best of the best in the entire area!

Salon Montage – Because Brides Deserve the Very Best

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wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. There are different events where the Bride would want to look her bestMost wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or celebrant. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception.

We are very glad that we can be a part of the event that is so anticipated in a brides or grooms life. Our team takes special care and efforts to make the wedding day special for them. Salon Montage specializes in Bridal hair and makeup services. We do in house (In salon and travel to the site) for the wedding; it really depends on the bride’s preferences. Special attention is given to all the details. We also perform Updo’s & Makeup for the family members and the Bridal Party, Hair color, Hair-extensions (Natural hair), Facial including Mehendi-Heena tattoos etc. for south Asian weddings.

“We at Salon Montage believe that on your wedding day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful”. 

Come see us for your bridal needs at Salon Montage located at The Village at Leesburg.

Call us for now an appointment. – 571-918-0640.

Address: 1604 Village Market Blvd, SE, Suite 130 Lessburg,VA 20175
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Top Things You Can Do with the Bouquet After the Wedding

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Your wedding is bound to be one of the most amazing days of your entire life – right? So, it’s completely natural if you want to keep every single keepsake and memory alive – especially your bridal bouquet, such a delicate and beautiful part of the entire Big Day.

What are some of the things you can do with your wedding bouquet after the wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Hang it to dry. Drying your bouquet upside down will help you keep it alive for much longer – it can last for years, or even decades. Once dried out, you also have the option of placing the bouquet in an air-tight container (a preservationist can probably do this for you the best way possible, making sure the shape and the beauty of the bouquet are not affected in this process).
  • Dip it in melted wax. Another method you can use to preserve your Virginia bridal bouquet is by dipping it for a very brief moment in melted paraffin. Our advice is to only use this method if you feel you have practiced a lot with other, much less sentimental blooms – it’s really important not to ruin your actual bridal bouquet doing this!
  • Have it pressed. Pressing flowers is an easy way of preserving your bridal bouquet. Once pressed, you can turn them into a beautiful piece of décor by having them framed (with a glass on top). Imagine how pretty this sentimental item would look in your living room or bedroom!
  • Have it professionally preserved. Thanks to modern technology, your bouquet can now be perfectly preserved in a piece that will always remind you of the amazingness of your wedding day. For instance, many brides choose to have their bouquets transformed in gorgeous glass globes, which they can then display anywhere in their homes.


Looking for a fabulous wedding florist? Or maybe for a wedding designer? Regardless of what type of wedding specialist you may be looking for, rest assured that we have the best of the best gathered at Hunt Country Celebrations. Talented, dedicated, and truly passionate about creating unforgettable events, these people will help you have the wedding you have always dreamed of. Contact them today and you will definitely not regret it – in any way there is!

This Is How You Get a FUN Wedding!

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Your wedding is supposed to be fun – right? After all this is the happiest and grandest event of your life so you definitely want to make sure everyone invited is having a great time.

How do you get a FUN wedding in Virginia? We have some tips and ideas for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Prepare something for the kids. They may be young, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have to be entertained. On the contrary, actually – the more entertained your youngest guests are, the happier they will be and the less likely it will be that they get in any kind of trouble. Consequently, their parents will feel better as well.
  • Don’t serve a three-course seated dinner. That’s perfectly fine if you want to have an ultra elegant and traditional wedding. If you want a fun wedding, though, you might want to re-think your wedding menu and split the dinner in 3-5 smaller meals. Furthermore, organizing a DIY food station is a great idea if you want to combine wedding entertainment and food (the two best things about a wedding reception – right?). From mashed potatoes and toppings to pancakes, these food station can be about anything you want. Your guests will love it!
  • Organize a wine or whiskey tasting. Want to include some high class entertainment into the wedding? If you or your SO are big fans of a particular drink, why not call in a specialist and organize a proper wine or whiskey tasting? Even if they’re not specifically fond of a certain drink, your guests will absolutely love this idea!
  • Arrange a small lounge area. No matter how much they like dancing, your guests may want to take a bit of a break every now and again – and a lounge area is just perfect for that. Nice looking and polished, the lounge area will bring everyone together, helping you make them feel excellent while attending your Big Day.
  • Add a fun surprise towards the end of the reception. It can be something as cute and romantic as you singing a song for your SO. Or it can be something spectacular, such as a fire show created by actual professionals. Either way, your guests will appreciate the surprise!


Looking for the very best wedding specialists in all of Virginia? Well, they’re all gathered at Hunt Country Celebrations! Come visit our members and hire the ones that will make your dream wedding come true!