Wedding Planning Tips

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By Barbara Wade © 2011, All Rights Reserved

Nestled between the hills of America’s wine country and the stunning blue of the Pacific lies the city of San Jose, California. An easy drive from the world-famous Napa Valley, the rich history of San Francisco, and the famous beaches of Monterey Bay, this city is the perfect location for hosting a wedding to remember. You might expect that, with a nickname like “the Silicon Valley,” hotels and other accommodations would be strictly business. On the contrary; this high-tech hot spot offers countless ways to celebrate your love with a sophisticated touch.

Stress-Free Celebrations at All-Inclusive Hotels

For the ultimate in understated elegance, consider a San Jose luxury hotel for your big day. Better boutique hotels in the area offer spa packages, world-class catering, and special room rates for out-of-town guests, which makes planning your big day a breeze. Rather than juggling the timing, transportation, and guest accommodations, let the hotel see to the details so you can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event free from the stress of endless planning. Choose the right venue and even the rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch will be handled with style and grace, creating beautiful memories for everyone involved.

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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.

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