Wedding Planning Tips

By Barbara Wade © 2010, All Rights Reserved

You’ve dreamed about it for years. You’ve walked down the aisle hundreds of times, designed a thousand dresses in your mind and began envisioning your first kiss as man and wife the day you met. Now that the moment has arrived, you know that nothing less than an intimate Alexandria wedding will do. Old Town Alexandria’s rich history brings elegance and class to the most sacred of events and provides the perfect beginning to a long and happy married life.

History and Romance of the South

Alexandria is brimming with southern charm, making it the perfect backdrop for the most important day of your life. Step into the past on King Street, where historic buildings house world-class restaurants and boutique shops – just the place to find that special bridesmaid gift. Spend a leisurely afternoon strolling along tree-lined boulevards or sipping sweet tea at a sidewalk cafe. Before heading back to your hotel, hop aboard a trolley for a fun tour of Old Town Alexandria.

This charismatic city is close to the hustle and bustle of Washington DC, but miles away in lifestyle. The luxury hotels that line the historic avenues provide an atmosphere of romance you can’t find anywhere else on earth. The quaint neighborhoods and charming architecture are reminiscent of times past when southern belles walked these same streets, arm-in-arm with their beaus.

For you and your modern-day beau, an Alexandria wedding is a fantasy brought to life. From the rehearsal dinner to the honeymoon, every minute of your fairytale will be handled with class. Alexandria offers a variety of venues for your ceremony, from understated elegance to modern and unique. Choose the setting that brings out the princess in you.

Your Alexandria Wedding

Your celebration begins the evening before the big event with a rehearsal to ease everyone’s nerves, followed by a scrumptious dinner. Friends and family will raise their glasses to toast your special day and offer last-minute words of encouragement. You and your fiancé will enjoy being the center of attention before you’re whisked away to your private room in one of Old Town’s luxurious boutique hotels to spend your final night as a single woman.

When your big day finally arrives, take advantage of all that Alexandria offers. Indulge your senses with a trip to a day spa for a massage, pedicure and facial. Relaxing aromatherapy will ease your pre-wedding jitters and a manicure will beautify your hands before he slips the ring on your finger. After a day of pampering, you’ll feel as beautiful as you look and you’ll be ready to meet your groom at the altar with all the grace and charm in your dream come true.

You’ve chosen a perfect life partner, a stunning gown, a gorgeous ring. It’s your day. Make it as enchanting as you’ve always imagined with an Alexandria wedding. Alexandria’s sophisticated style and romantic atmosphere combine to form an idyllic setting for your fairytale wedding. Wedding dreams do come true in Alexandria.

Author Bio

Barbara Wade writes for Lorien Hotel and Spa, the premier location for your Alexandria wedding. Visit them online at

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