Vista Arenal Canopy Zipline in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Win the Vista Arenal Canopy Site Zipline in La Fortuna, Costa Rica from and Betty Barnes Travel! Other grand prizes include the Massanutten VIP Vacation Passport, and the All-Inclusive Viva 2 Night Viva Wyndham Resort Vacation! Stop by Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Norfolk Airport at 1500 North Military Highway in Norfolk and get winning chance to win this among dozens of door prizes and grand prizes! the Vista Arenal Canopy site and get ready for an experience of a lifetime, ziplining through the rainforest on a series of zipline cables that reach up to 845 meters long! During the tour, you will have amazing views of the surrounding mountains, rivers and the colossal Arenal volcano. Keep your eyes open for toucans, monkeys, sloths, butterflies and different kinds of birds!

Jake’s Smokehouse BBQ at Spring Fling Bridal Expo

Jake's Smokehouse BBQ
Welcome Jake’s Smokehouse BBQ at to the Spring Fling Bridal Expo! By mixing together a casual atmosphere, a friendly full-service staff, good value and great food, Jake’s has established itself as a top BBQ restaurant in Virginia Beach over it’s more than 15 year history. Stop by Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Norfolk Airport at 1500 North Military Highway in Norfolk and meet them here. Check out their catering page at They are located just 5 minutes from the Virginia Beach oceanfront at 1784 General Booth Blvd. Reach them by phone at 757-721-7850. #JakesSmokehouseBBQ #JakesBBQ #JakesSmokehouseBarbecue #DoubletreebyHiltonNorfolkAirport #SpringFlingBridalExpo

Buffet or Sit Down Dinner?

When planning the wedding reception couples can have a hard time deciding between a formal sit down dinner where waiters serve the meal or a buffet-style dinner where guests can help themselves. Here are some factors to consider when making this decision.

Buffet-style dinner:

  • Guest can choose from a variety of food. They are not limited and can also choose their portion size.
  • Buffets are great for casual weddings.
  • Most of the time a buffet-style dinner is less expensive since you safe money on serving staff.
  • Keep the reception space in mind. Is there enough room for the buffet table and guests to walk around?

Sit down dinner:

  • Sit down dinners are a great option for traditional and more formal weddings.
  • Guests do not have to get up and wait in line. This is especially good for older guests or children.
  • You will pay for the exact number of portions that you need.
  • When you have a more intimate wedding with less guests a sit down dinner will work great.



9.22.13 Unique Weddings Bridal Expo at The Great Wolf Lodge

Check out the Unique Weddings Bridal Expo featuring a fashion show by The Inspired Bride, offering appointments with personalized attention, alterations, dry cleaning and preservations. Come see DreamClip Films and number 12, Catch’em, pull up to the front and say hello! Cinema is what “fuels” the passion of creating a wedding film that you cannot find anywhere else! See them and more on September 22nd at The Great Wolf Lodge from 2pm to 5pm!

Bridal Shows are FUN!

Bridal shows can be overwhelming. But you know what?  They are FUN.  Walk around. Looking at gorgeous photography. Smell and touch beautiful flowers. Taste the delicious cakes. See the fashion show. Enter contests. See cooking demos. They are all designed to celebrate you getting married.  Embrace it!  You will meet great vendors and you will get a better feel of what’s out there!Image


Bridal Boot Camp July 28 Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina

YOU will report to BBC 101: Bridal Boot Camp. This 1-hour “primer” is designed to educate, inspire and inform you on ways to maximize your budget, get updates on current trends, and advice how to get the most out of your wedding day, while maintaining your sanity! Not just for brides, but for grooms, mothers of the bride, bridesmaids, guests, or anyone in your wedding planning team.