Sep 23, 2011

DIY #5 Activities for Children attending a Wedding

For the most part, weddings are adult events. During the day itself, there is a lot of down time for the kids. But there are many ways to add some fun into the day for the children.

Remember their tastes as you choose food and drinks for the various meals that day.
One cute idea to provide some entertainment for the children is a coloring book customized to your wedding. See for a made-to-order book.

Most experts suggest individualized activity bags. You can go to a discount store and buy little paper bags, put the child’s name on each and add stickers, crayons, and other items of interest to the children.

If you have a separate room for the kids, decorate tables, add a TV with a DVD player and get some movies, bring in a Wii game, hire sitters who can help with games such as
Seeking Sitters, 703-662-3172,
White House Nannies, Inc. 703-838-2100,
Andy’s Parties, 703.757.2386,

Many web sites will provide you with great suggestions:

Here is one of the Birkby House’s Event Manager’s favorite stories about a ring bearer: As the little boy takes the rings up the aisle, every few steps he turns around, makes a ferocious face and growls at the crowd. The crowd laughs hysterically but no one understands. Later, when he's asked what he was doing, he seriously answers, "Being the ring bear!"

Sep 14, 2011

What's in a Number? 11 11 11

Special Offer for your Special Day
Friday, November 11, 2011
Weddings on Wirt Street, the small chapel located at 3 Wirt Street NW in Leesburg, is pleased to announce a special offer for ceremonies performed on November 11th. “Our goal is to perform eleven weddings that day,” said Suzanne Fox who manages the venue.

November 11, 2011 (11/11/11) is the next to last date with matching months, days and years until 12/12/12 and then it will be nearly a century until that sequence reoccurs (01/01/2101). Don’t want to wait a month and a year or a century to have a memorable wedding date? The lovely chapel will be available as early as 6AM and as late as 11PM at one-hour intervals for a special price of $111.11 (tax included but not including the charge for the officiant).

You will, of course, need a valid Virginia marriage license and an official to perform the ceremony. You may bring your own clergy or the Loudoun County Clerk of Courts can provide a list of licensed Civil Celebrants. The special is limited to 10 or fewer guests including the wedding couple. Longer and larger events can also be accommodated at a nominal additional charge.

Several restaurants in the historic district will provide gift certificates for post-ceremony meals or refreshments.

If you are interested in having an anniversary date you will never forget,  please contact Suzanne Fox, 703.777.2927 or for more information.
The Little Chapel on Wirt Street, Leesburg

Sep 1, 2011

The Town of Events and Parades, part II

Leesburg hosts a wide variety of downtown events.

On August 19th, the 10th Motorcycle Ride of the America’s 9/11 Foundation, dedicated to first responders nationwide. The foundation raises money for a scholarship program for children of active first responders,

This ride began in Somerset PA, stopped at the Pentagon, and ended at for the World Trade Center site in New York City. On its way to the Pentagon, Leesburg was pleased that it drove through our Town.

An excellent video of the ride through Leesburg can be seen at

A rider’s perspective of the entire trip can be found at