The 2017 Wedding Issue

TysonsToday Staff Features

Relish in developing the style of your big day by choosing a space that compliments it best, a caterer that can really wow your guests, and a photographer that can capture the memories. Don’t miss the 2017 Wedding Guide! Click the slides below to read our Wedding Guide articles.

Enriching Our Community Through Art: The Katibeh Art Center

Elaine Watt Art & Culture, Arts

The Katibeh Art Center, established to exhibit, sell, teach and promote Middle Eastern Art, is now home to the vision of Iranian artist, Ebrahim Emad. Mr. Emad is a highly trained artist and a proponent of art as the connecting bridge between cultures for a beautiful expression of the depths of human emotion and experience. He wants the gallery to …

Experience Tysons Community Showcase

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Staff Picks

Don’t tell us you missed it!  The community showcase and open house at Basis Independent School in McLean on October 19th was your chance to experience what’s ahead for us, and there’s a lot coming our way!  Area residents and businesses got a first hand look at the new roads (Including Jones Branch Connector)  new parks, sports fields, Capital Bikeshare, …

Enlist the Vendors

TysonsToday Staff Wedding Issue 2017

The vendors you choose really defines your style and makes your wedding your own. These wedding specialists have some rave reviews you’ll want to check out for yourself.

The Options for Rehearsal Dinners

TysonsToday Staff Wedding Issue 2017

Sisters Thai Sisters Thai offers the best authentic Thai food in the area—their original Old Town Fairfax location is a cult favorite among the locals. Every dish has some heat, often from colorful sauces. Besides bursting with potent flavors, the dishes are balanced and attractive to the eye. Enjoy fun drinks and homemade desserts in a whimsical living room atmosphere. …

Hand Mining: One of the Toughest Jobs on Silver Line Phase 2

Dusty Smith Tysons Update

As work on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (DCMP) progresses and Phase 2 of Metro’s Silver Line begins to take shape, some of the toughest work on the project is conducted underground, out of public sight. About 1,400 people currently are working on the project, which extends the Silver Line from the Wiehle-Reston East Station westward through Dulles International Airport …

Red or White, What’s Right?

Linda Barrett Features, Staff Picks, Wedding Issue 2017

A guide to choosing your wedding wines You may know your own wine tastes, yet may have no idea how to select wine for the hundred—or hundreds—of guests who will attend your wedding reception. Don’t worry, it’s not that difficult. And if you are holding your wedding/reception at a Virginia winery, you can rely on the winery’s special events planner …

The Latest Wedding Trends for 2017

TysonsToday Staff Features, Wedding Issue 2017

Couples today want their wedding to reflect their unique story, and they’re finding creative ways to do it. With the variety of venues, dress styles, flower options, food choices, decorations and invitations available, and websites like Pinterest and The Knot to provide ideas and inspiration, couples can mix and match wedding elements to make their day memorable for everyone involved. …

New and Unique Gifts for Newlyweds

TysonsToday Staff Features, Wedding Issue 2017

Finding items to register for can become difficult when you’ve lived an independent life accumulating all the things you already love. Take a look at some of our suggestions for some new and different items you can love together. VivaTysons’s Style & Fashion Editor Lauren Simmons shares her picks.

Last-Minute Details

TysonsToday Staff Features, Wedding Issue 2017

When the big day comes, the last thing you want to do is stress about your appearance. These boutiques have a wide range of beautiful dresses and gowns to choose from—so make a day of it and enjoy their top-notch customer service as you find the perfect dress. And on the day of the wedding, let your stress melt away …