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 Jefferson Hotel Elegance of A Bygone Era

Allison Chase Sutherland Features

The graceful circular drive at the entrance to the historic Jefferson Hotel welcomes you to a most remarkable place. Attentive valets greet you with gracious efficacy, and you begin to experience the gentility that awaits you. The grand lobby, also known as Palm Court, with its imposing marble statue of Thomas Jefferson, is overseen by a magnificent Tiffany stained-glass ceiling, …

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 …

Discover the Venue

TysonsToday Staff Features, Wedding Issue 2017

Relish in developing the style of your big day by choosing a space that compliments it best— modern, sophisticated, unique, or rowdy—the perfect venue awaits!