Planning Your Wedding Have You Stressed? We can help!

  

Tips for Planning a Day of Perfection from 
 The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
A planning tip from our Director, Staci Jelley
 

Staci Jelley, Director The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya
Plan a Private Moment
 Just for the Two of You
One thing I can guarantee about your wedding day is that it is intense, and then, before you know it, it’s over.  In most cases the day is jam packed with activities from early morning until the last dance and often times, there isn’t a moment to just breathe and celebrate together the importance of this day for you and your partner.
It may sound silly, but when you create your timeline with your planner, schedule a few minutes for just the two of you.  I have seen this done many ways over the years and each time it has been such a special moment for the couple.
Some ways you may want to incorporate this time into your day are:
  • Consider planning a first look prior to the ceremony.  The moment you see one another for the first time on your wedding day is incredibly emotional, and often times that emotion is lost in the fact that 200 of your closest friends and family are watching it unfold.
  • Book transportation for just the two of you from the ceremony to the reception site.  This will give you a few minutes to reflect on the beauty of the ceremony and calm one another’s nerves before the excitement of the reception.
  • Plan a private last dance.  Have your planner and DJ move your guests outside for the grand exit and take one last opportunity to wrap yourself in each other’s arms and reflect on what a beautiful day you shared as the start to your married life together.

Happy Planning,

Staci

Happy Planning,

Staci
Need help getting organized?
The Bridal Dish by House of Maya has several printable tools to assist.

Rehearsal Dinner Tips From Mannino’s Italian Bistro!

You’ve picked the date, booked the venue and found the officiant. Don’t forget to schedule the rehearsal… and plan the rehearsal dinner. Traditionally, the groom’s family organizes and pays for this event, which is a great occasion for your families and close friends to get to know each other, and for the couple to thank everyone for their support. Some tips:

 
  • With most weddings on Saturday, rehearsal dinners are usually on Friday – a busy night for restaurants, and a key reason to book four to six months in advance.
  • Ask for menu substitutions early. The restaurant may be able to offer an ideal alternate dish, but not if you wait too late.
  • You’ll want RSVPs a week before, so send invites a month or more in advance.
 

Enjoy this opportunity to have a relaxing evening together, sharing stories and toasts, before heading home early for some rest.


 

News & Upcoming Events from
 The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
Book your private appointment online with Pure English Couture Bridal by clicking here!

 


 

Save in April when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!

Eyecaptures Photography

 
With Summer right around the corner, I am dreaming of beautiful beach weddings! Take a look at this stunning Sandbridge Beach wedding.
Mention this newsletter to receive a FREE PARENT ALBUM when you book an album package!
Email Bryan@eyecaptures.net or call 757.563.4997

Beautiful Ocean Views, Great 2016 Deals!

 

The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront has some great deals for our brides in their wedding packages! Packages are available for destination weddings as well!

Wedding Packages Include:

  1. Complimentary night before and night of wedding day stay and breakfast for bride and groom.
  2. Complimentary Fruit and Cheese Display, Champagne Toast and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with cake.
  3. Complimentary Valet and Guest Room Block.
  4. White linens, napkins, votive candles, skirted tables, dance floor and all set up and take down.

**Dates are booking fast for 2017, so call Nancy to book a tour. Also, The Sheraton Oceanfront still has open dates for 2016 and they will provide discounted food and beverage minimums for your wedding, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner and wedding brunch!! **

 

Interested in learning more? Contact Nancy Rosen at 757-431-7586 to set up your tour of their amazing ballrooms that can accommodate up to 350 guests, and tell her

The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you!


 

Dee Akright Photographers

With Dee Akright Photographers you’ll get their artistic eye, attention to detail, and commitment to providing you with gorgeous photos that capture every part of your love story. With over 30 years of experience, you know Dee Akright Photographers do it without any hiccups or disasters!

 **Book your wedding between now and September 30, 2016 and receive a free engagement session.  $250 value !!!**

 Contact Dee Akright Photographers by clicking here to save your wedding date before it’s booked! Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!


 

  River City Graphics 

Offers Completely Custom Wedding Stationary!

Love the look of foil but not the cost or how long the process takes? Then take a page out of Katelyn & John’s book and go faux! Their invitations needed to go out by the weekend, but they wanted to add a little something extra to their wedding suite. River City had the solution: the digital printing process they use creates a subtle sheen that makes a printed faux-foil texture pop just like the real thing, but for a fraction of the cost and a turnaround time of about a day.

 From save-the-dates to invitations to the place cards at the reception, River City will make sure every piece of wedding stationery is designed to perfectly complement your big day. All their design and printing is done in-house, including one of the only letterpress shops in Hampton Roads, giving them complete quality control over the paper, colors and every detail.       

 Already have a design? River City loves that too! Send them your print ready files and they will make your wedding suite come to life.

 Contact Amy at design@rivercityva.com for a consultation. And don’t forget to mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya to receive 10% off your programs when you print your wedding suite with them!


 

Timeless Memories Photography by Kristen
  

Book your wedding at the Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center by June 15th and we will buy your wedding day shoes!

 We have a few dates in 2016 still available and we are booking 2017.

  Contact our wedding specialist, Christine Coakley at 757-213-4388 for more information.


 

Are You in Need of Paper Goods for Your Big Day?


PaperDolls Design offers a wide range of custom wedding stationery, from save-the-dates, invitations and programs to wedding logos, thank you cards and signage! 

 PaperDolls Design focuses on beautiful type and subtle details to make your paper products stand out.  We will assist you in creating the perfect look that will reflect YOU in a style that captures your celebration.

 Contact PaperDolls Designto learn more about custom designs and to schedule your consultation!

 Tell them that The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you and receive 10% off of your paper goods!

 

 

The Royal Chocolate

How would you like to WOW your guests with a table filled with beautiful…not to mention delicious…chocolates?

This is our GOURMET CHOCOLATE BAR and is a gorgeous display filled with truffles, Belgian Chocolates, and a wonderful variety of chocolates from around the world!

 Perfect for groups of 50 or more.  Complete with an attendant for the ultimate chocolate experience!  And ask about pairing with wine, bourbon, beer or other spirits!

As always, get a 10% discount for mentioning you saw us in

The Bridal Dish Newsletter!


 

April Preferred Vendor Spotlight:
 Each Preferred Vendor is hand picked & vetted in the quality of service, expertise, and the overall experience they provide their clients.  Below is just a few of our greats!  

Waterford Event Rentals

Look at these BEAUTIFUL new covers Waterford Event Rentals has for your wedding and event needs. Dreaming of a exquisite table scape? Waterford is sure to make your vision a reality.
Don’t forget they also have runners for your tables too!
Click here to contact Waterford Event Rentals to secure your table linens for your event before they are booked!

Montero’s Restaurant, Bar & Catering

Photo by Macon Photography

Have Great food and a fun planning experience with Montero’s!

If you want to be THIS excited about the food on your wedding day, Montero’s would love to chat with you! They are currently scheduling tastings for weddings in 2016 and well into 2017.

For more information about Montero’s catering services, visit them at www.monterosrestaurant.com/catering!

Click here to contact Montero’s Restaurant and book your catering tasting!



Let Rev. Cory Newell Make Your Ceremony Heartfelt and Memorable!

Rev. Cory Newell is Virginia’s #1 rated wedding pastor and located in Hampton Roads. He has performed over 1200 fun, energetic, and non traditional weddings all of which keep your guests raving. He’s also received awards such as 2015 Top 40 Under 40 Business Executives in Hampton Roads, 2015 and 2016  Wedding Wire’s and The Knot’s Couple’s Choice Award, and is a all around good guy.
Visit him on The Bridal Dish by House of Maya webpage here , or visit his website at www.hamptonroadsweddingpastor.com.

 

And I Love Her Violins

Wedding Ceremony Music

Noteworthy News from Beth, Owner and Violinist of And I Love Her Violins

“String Trios are the perfect option for your wedding ceremony music!  Be sure to book your live wedding music in the early stages of your planning!   Live music from And I Love Her Violins is an elegant way to walk down the aisle and a fun way to entertain your guests during the cocktail hour.”

Get to know us better by viewing our video. Click here!

Thank you Big Dreams Entertainment for the video.

We offer Solo Violin, Violin/Classical Guitar Duos, Violin/Cello Duos, String Trios and String Quartets.

Contact Beth, Owner and Violinist of And I Love Her Violins for all your wedding music needs.


 

Broche Bouquets

 
Broche Bouquets are perfect for beach weddings! No chance of wilting before the ceremony and you’ll have a beautiful keepsake from your wedding day.
Contact Susan Lineberry by clicking here to design your custom Broche Bouquet for your wedding!

 


 

Dragon Studio’s wedding season is in full swing.

 

We’ve been so happy to celebrate with all of our couples every weekend. We have a great year lined up with some amazing couples at gorgeous venues. 2017 is booking FAST so be sure to contact Dragon Studio today about availability.

Check out the latest wedding from Dragon Studio by clicking here. 


Schneider Custom Builders

 

Smart Decision Ahead Of Time Help Control The Costs

Custom builders work hard to make sure their clients get the home they want at a price they can afford. Controlling costs is a responsibility that professional builders take very seriously. A new home is a partnership between the builder and homeowner, and there some decisions that need to be made that keep both partners happy with costs.  The following five concepts will help a new home to come in on time and on budget.

1. Complete the creative process before breaking ground.

2. Choose as many products as possible before work starts.

3. Understand that every item has a cost.

4. Learn to love multiple choices.

5. Leave plenty of lead time.

 The above guidelines are a proven framework for controlling project costs. Following them will reduce stress and help ensure a more satisfying project.

Call Jim Schneider today at 757.819.4466 to learn more.


 

 

Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Are you looking for the perfect place to take your bridal portraits?

Please consider the Hermitage Museum and Gardens for your  portraits.

Brooke Archbell Photography

Colorful and vibrant gardens, view of the waterfront and an amazing historic house, serve as a beautiful and unique backdrop to any portrait. Whether it is a family portrait or bridal, senior year, or an engagement session the Hermitage is the perfect place to have any photograph taken.

To set up a photography session, please contact our Wedding & Event department.

For more information or to check availability of dates, please contact Lil Acosta, Weddings and Events Manager at 757.423.2052 x 211


 Norfolk Idea Center

 
 

LET THE NORFOLK IDEA CENTER BE YOUR

HOME DESIGN TOUR GUIDE

We understand that designing a custom home can be a double-edged sword at certain points along the way. Our design team has decades of shared experience helping homeowners, builders and designers make selections about a new construction or home remodel that are sure to fit the lifestyle and artistic look the family desires.

You will never be shown a catalog or an aisle of products and asked to “pick what you like.” Our approach is very consultative, to get an understanding of your style, your activities and lifestyle, and budget. The Norfolk Idea Center is your high-quality design home design tour guide, helping to bridge the gap between homeowner and manufacturer. We carry the very best products on the market, and work deliberately and carefully to be sure we are matching those solutions with the lifestyle and needs of our clients.

Call Norfolk Idea Center today at 757.351.4550!


 

Stage Right Lighting

Wedding & Special Events

Wedding season is here now and we are ready! Make your dream wedding a reality with our custom lighting & decor!

 It’s your night. Let us set the stage! Contact Stage Right Lighting for your complimentary design consultation today!

 SRLevents.com


 

The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center is the Venue for

Your 2016 Wedding!

 
 

Check out The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center for their 2016 Special Summer Savings for all events held between June-August, 2016  (based on availability)

 Hot Dates include  June 18th, July 16th, as well as August 6th, 13th, and  27th. Book your special event with The Westin on any one of these days and receive 20% off your total bill (prior to final taxes and gratuities)

  Still looking for a venue for the fall wedding of your dreams?

Inquire about their available space for  October 29th  as well as

November 12th and 26th, 2016

 Contact Ashley Loffredo at 757-275-7870 or ashley.lofffredo@westinvabeach.com

for further information.


 

 

Learn more about our Preferred Vendor Directory by visiting www.TheBridalDishbyHouseofMaya.com

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Planning Your Wedding Have You Stressed? We Can Help!

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Tips for Planning a Day of Perfection from 
 The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
The Art of the Emergency Kit
a planning tip from our Director, Staci Jelley
 

Staci Jelley, Director The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya
Ask my friends and family to describe me in one word, and my guess is what you would hear most often is “over-prepared”.  Even before I was a planner, I was a planner, if you know what I mean.
Maybe it was years spent as a flight attendant where at 40,000 feet you can’t run to Target, or maybe I’m just a little crazy, but my Mary Poppins bag of tricks has gotten me out of more than a few jams. Well friends, if you think my purse is full of treasure, you should see my wedding emergency kit!  Now, if you’ve hired a professional wedding planner, you probably won’t have to worry about this, but if you have decided to go it alone or if you are like me and like the security of being over-prepared, here are a few items I highly recommend you bring along for your big day:
Motrin/Tylenol
Fashion Tape
Nail Glue
Nail File
Clear Nail Polish
Feminine Hygiene Products
Band-Aid Friction Block
Oil Absorbent Sheets
Deodorant
Bobby Pins
Contact Solution/Eye Drops
Eyelash Glue
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Mints
Band-Aids
Sewing Kit
Safety Pins
Tide-to-Go
Chalk
Scissors
Crochet Hook (for tiny buttons)
Heel Savers

Comfy Shoes

Need help getting organized?
The Bridal Dish by House of Maya has several printable tools to assist.
 
Noteworthy Tip from Beth, Owner and Violinist of And I Love Her Violins:
“Can you imagine a wedding without music?  Don’t be left out! Be sure to book your live wedding music in the early stages of your planning! Nothing is better than live music for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour!  Live music from And I Love Her Violins is an elegant way to walk down the aisle and a fun way to entertain your guests during the cocktail hour.”
Feel Free to view our video. Click here!
Thank you Big Dreams Entertainment for the video.
We offer Solo Violin, Violin/Classical Guitar Duos, Violin/Cello Duos, String Trios and String Quartets.
Contact Beth, Owner and Violinist of And I Love Her Violins for all your wedding music needs.
News & Upcoming Events from
 The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Traditions Catering!
Click HERE To See What Will Be Served!

 


 Mannino’s Italian Bistro is celebrating Mother’s Day with Brunch – Italian Style! All three locations will be open on Sunday, May 8, 10:30am-2:30pm, with a special Brunch menu. Reservations are suggested!
More details on 

Book your private appointment online with Pure English Couture Bridal by clicking here!


We are pleased to announce House of Maya Bridal Salons, the leader in everything wedding in Coastal Virginia, is once again raising the bar to better serve their clients in Hampton Roads!

House of Maya has expanded their selection of consignment and sample pieces once carried at Silk Bridal Consignment Boutique in Virginia Beach.

All upscale consignment and couture samples are now  carried at our

 Privée Bride of Ghent location in Norfolk, Viginia!

On Sunday, May 1st, Privee Bride of Ghent became the store front for our couture samples and upscale consignment. In addition, the darling Silk Studio located in Virginia Beach now serves clients in search of attire for mothers of the bride and groom, women’s special occasions, and bridal party; including tuxedo rentals.  Affectionately, this location will now be called Silk Social Occasion Studio.

Privee Bride of Ghent is a loft inspired boutique located in the chic urban setting of Ghent at 350 West 21st St., Norfolk.

Schedule your private appointment today by calling 757-337-2087.

The Silk Social Occasion Studio is located in Chambord Commons at 2228 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach. Our stylists are excited to work with you.

Schedule your private appointment by calling 757-631-2525.


Save in April when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!

Eyecaptures Photography

 With all of these May flowers in bloom, there is no more gorgeous time of year than now for a Bridal Portrait Session.

All brides who mention The Bridal Dish when booking Eyecaptures Photography will receive 50% off a Bridal Portrait session.

Bryan still has dates available in August and November. Email Bryan@eyecaptures.net or call 757.563.4997


Beautiful Ocean Views, Great 2016 Deals!

The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront has some great deals for our brides in their wedding packages! Packages are available for destination weddings as well!

Wedding Packages Include:

  1. Complimentary two night stay and breakfast for bride and groom.
  2. Complimentary Fruit and Cheese Display, Champagne Toast and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with cake.
  3. Complimentary Valet and Guest Room Block.
  4. White linens, napkins, votive candles, skirted tables, dance floor and all set up and take down.

**Dates are booking fast for 2017, so call Nancy to book a tour. Also weddings booked within 2016 are discounted food and beverage minimums!!**

Interested in learning more? Contact Nancy Rosen at 757-431-7586 to set up your tour of their amazing ballrooms that can accommodate up to 350 guests, and tell her

The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you!


Photo by Preferred Vendor: Dragon Studio

Schedule your catering tasting with Montero’s Restaurant

by May 15th to receive a special offer!

 If you haven’t tried Montero’s Restaurant’s Buffalo Mac N Cheese, you’re missing out!

Book your catering tasting with Montero’s Restaurant by 
May 15th, 2016 and when you book your wedding, you’ll receive FREE Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese shots for your reception.

*50 Complimentary Pieces for Appetizer Hour or Late Night Appetizer, your choice!*

Click here to contact Montero’s Restaurant and book your catering tasting!


Timeless Memories Photography by Kristen

Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center

 Book your wedding at the Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center by June 15th and we will buy your wedding day shoes!

 We have a few dates in 2016 still available and we are booking 2017.

  Contact our wedding specialist, Christine Coakley at 757-213-4388 for more information.


Waterford Event Rentals

20% OFF LACE IN MAY!

 Don’t forget they also have runners for your tables too!

 Click here to contact Waterford Event Rentals to secure your table linens for your event before they are booked!


Are You in Need of Paper Goods for Your Big Day?

 PaperDolls Design offers a wide range of custom wedding stationery, from save-the-dates, invitations and programs to wedding logos, thank you cards and signage! 

 PaperDolls Design focuses on beautiful type and subtle details to make your paper products stand out.  We will assist you in creating the perfect look that will reflect YOU in a style that captures your celebration.

 Contact PaperDolls Designto learn more about custom designs and to schedule your consultation!

 Tell them that The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you and receive 10% off of your paper goods!

 

The Royal Chocolate

 How would you like to WOW your guests with a table filled with beautiful…not to mention delicious…chocolates?

This is our GOURMET CHOCOLATE BAR and is a gorgeous display filled with truffles, Belgian Chocolates, and a wonderful variety of chocolates from around the world!

 Perfect for groups of 50 or more.  Complete with an attendant for the ultimate chocolate experience!  And ask about pairing with wine, bourbon, beer or other spirits!

As always, get a 10% discount for mentioning you saw us in

The Bridal Dish Newsletter!


  River City Graphics 

Offers Completely Custom Wedding Stationary!

 Love the look of foil but not the cost or how long the process takes? Then take a page out of Katelyn & John’s book and go faux! Their invitations needed to go out by the weekend, but they wanted to add a little something extra to their wedding suite. River City had the solution: the digital printing process they use creates a subtle sheen that makes a printed faux-foil texture pop just like the real thing, but for a fraction of the cost and a turnaround time of about a day.

 From save-the-dates to invitations to the place cards at the reception, River City will make sure every piece of wedding stationery is designed to perfectly complement your big day. All their design and printing is done in-house, including one of the only letterpress shops in Hampton Roads, giving them complete quality control over the paper, colors and every detail.       

 Already have a design? River City loves that too! Send them your print ready files and they will make your wedding suite come to life.

 Contact Amy at design@rivercityva.com for a consultation. And don’t forget to mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya to receive 10% off your programs when you print your wedding suite with them!


Dragon Studio is in high demand for 2017 and their calendar is getting filled at a record breaking speed!

  If you are interested in booking Dragon Studio for a 2017 wedding now is the time to contact them. Email: DragonStudio1@mac.com or call @ 757-636-9807

There are still a few dates available for 2016 as well. Contact to check availability.

To see one of Dragon Studio’s latest wedding click here.  You’ll be disappointed if you don’t.


SnapQube is now offering open-air photo booths!

  If you book with SnapQube by the end of June you will get $250 off a three hour or more package.

Click here to contact SnapQube to book your event date!


Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Booking your winter wedding just got even better!

Hilton Garden Inn is offering 20% off all regular priced wedding packages in January or February!

 

 

Click here to contact Hilton Garden Inn!


LeZandra Photography

Have you thought about what you will be gifting your partner before you say “I do”?

One of the great things about having a boudoir session is being able to gift your partner with something they cannot buy for themselves. They cannot go to the store and buy an album of images of you in all of your stunning glory! SO many of my grooms have emailed and called me, thanking me for creating this gift! It takes A LOT of courage to have a boudoir session and they are so happy that their partner chose to do something so huge for them!

                                                                                                                   Model Call :

I am looking for women who are wanting a life changing experience. Maybe you need a confidence boost? You may want to celebrate yourself or a huge accomplishment in your life. Maybe it’s time to stop doing what is expected of you and to reconnect with your inner badass.

I want to meet you. I want to get to know you. I want to help you on your journey. I truly believe that every soul is beautiful. Forget the beauty standards. Say goodbye to what is expected of you. Be brazen and confident. I want to explore this with you.

We are holding a Model Call for EVERY BODY. I don’t care how old you are, what size you are, or what your body type is. I want you to enter our studio and be pampered for a day of inappropriate jokes, a ton of laughter, and rediscovery. We are offering these Model Call sessions at a discounted rate of $125 in exchange for a full permission to share and use your images for our website, blog, or marketing materials.

Click here to contact LeZandra Photography and book your boudoir and Model Call session today!


April Preferred Vendor Spotlight:
 Each Preferred Vendor is hand picked & vetted in the quality of service, expertise, and the overall experience they provide their clients.  Below is just a few of our greats!
We love to build houses – but we also LOVE to take on Small Projects In Your Home
Your family’s dream home isn’t created by accident. It takes a builder team with the proper technique to be able to see a client’s vision and turn it into reality. Take a look at the custom fireplace that was sketched by our lead carpenter and then brought to life – ALL from the homeowner’s own dream! We love the finished product because it reflects the individual style of the family! Nothing cookie-cutter here.Involving a professional, custom builder – even for the small projects that you have in mind – is an investment that may more than pay for itself!
If you have a project in mind, there is no better time than now to make it a reality.
  Call Schneider Custom Builders 757.819.4466 to bring it to life!

Stage Right Lighting

Wedding & Special Events

Wedding season is here now and we are ready! Make your dream wedding a reality with our custom lighting & decor!

 It’s your night. Let us set the stage! Contact Stage Right Lighting for your complimentary design consultation today!

SRLevents.com


Norfolk Idea Center

 
 
LET THE NORFOLK IDEA CENTER BE YOUR HOME DESIGN TOUR GUIDE
We understand that designing a custom home can be a double-edged sword at certain points along the way. Our design team has decades of shared experience helping homeowners, builders and designers make selections about a new construction or home remodel that are sure to fit the lifestyle and artistic look the family desires.

You will never be shown a catalog or an aisle of products and asked to “pick what you like.” Our approach is very consultative, to get an understanding of your style, your activities and lifestyle, and budget. The Norfolk Idea Center is your high-quality design home design tour guide, helping to bridge the gap between homeowner and manufacturer. We carry the very best products on the market, and work deliberately and carefully to be sure we are matching those solutions with the lifestyle and needs of our clients.

Call Norfolk Idea Center today at 757.351.4550!

The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center is the Venue for

Your 2016 Wedding!

 Check out The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center for their 2016 Special Summer Savings for all events held between June-August, 2016  (based on availability)

Hot Dates include  June 18th, July 16th, as well as August 6th, 13th, and  27th. Book your special event with The Westin on any one of these days and receive 20% off your total bill (prior to final taxes and gratuities)
Still looking for a venue for the fall wedding of your dreams?
Inquire about their available space for  October 29th  as well as
November 12th and 26th, 2016

Contact Ashley Loffredo at 757-275-7870 or ashley.lofffredo@westinvabeach.com

for further information.


Dee Akright Photographers

With Dee Akright Photographers you’ll get their artistic eye, attention to detail, and commitment to providing you with gorgeous photos that capture every part of your love story. With over 30 years of experience, you know Dee Akright Photographers do it without any hiccups or disasters!

 Contact Dee Akright Photographers by clicking here to save your wedding date before it’s booked! Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!


ImajjE Jewelry Designs

 We are pleased to announce that ImajjE Jewelry  is now available for purchase at Maya Couture, 12 Best Square, Norfolk!

   Try the jewelry on with your dress, to ensure you are selecting the best design to compliment your look.

All of our jewelry is handcrafted right here in Portsmouth.

 Most of the items you see in the store, or online at www.imajje.com, can be customized for you (i.e. color, size, etc.).

If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, feel free to contact Michelle Wallace

(757)337-7795 to discuss your custom order.


Are you still looking for the perfect place to have your 

Wedding Ceremony and or Reception?

Heather Hughes Photography

Consider the Hermitage Museum for your Ceremony and Reception

The grounds are a picturesque place for a wedding ceremony and reception. Exchange your vows under beautiful trees with the Lafayette River as the background. Perhaps you prefer the Magnolia Love Tree as the setting for your ceremony – a charming location facing the water. If your ceremony is to be small, the gorgeous setting of the Rose Garden is perfect for your marriage vows. Wherever you decide to marry at the Hermitage, you will have an intimate and extraordinary occasion that will compare to no other.
The beauty of the grounds combined with an exceptional view and the breeze off the water will make any event memorable. Plan your cocktail party at sunset or your special dinner under the stars. The Hermitage’s warm and inviting atmosphere makes it an ideal location for weddings and other events.

Any event is made far more remarkable and distinctive when held at the Hermitage. The intimate atmosphere brings a special feeling to all.

All events must be held outdoors. Please contact the Weddings and Events Manager for specific details. All photography sessions must check in at the front desk and require a reservation.

For more information or to check availability of dates, please contact Lil Acosta, Weddings and Events Manager at 757.423.2052 x 211 or lacosta@thehermitagemuseum.org


Learn more about our Preferred Vendor Directory by visiting www.TheBridalDishbyHouseofMaya.com

The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya is a division of House of Maya Bridal Salons

Serving Coastal Virginia and Beyond! 

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Planning Your Wedding Have You Stressed? We can help!


Tips for Planning a Day of Perfection from 
 The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
Put Your Guests First!
a planning tip from our Director, Staci Jelley
 
Choosing the perfect venue for your ceremony and reception!

Staci Jelley_ Director of The Bridal Dish by House of Maya

Staci Jelley, Director The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya

Choosing the perfect venue for your ceremony and reception can prove to be one of the most stressful decisions during the wedding planning process.  One tip we have to assure things run smoothly is to make sure you have an idea on the approximate number of guests you plan to invite before you begin your search!  This will involve sitting down with your fiancé and both sets of parents to make sure everyone is on the same page. Your guest count will dictate the venue you ultimately book, so do your homework up front and don’t fall in love with a venue that can’t accommodate all of your friends and family!
Next step, budget!
Need help getting organized?
The Bridal Dish by House of Maya has several printable tools to assist.
Check out our budget organizer~ happy planning!
A Quick Tip: Your Wedding Timeline and Your Photographer!
by Mike Dragon, Owner of Dragon Studio
 
Be sure to discuss your timeline with your photographer well in advance. It’s the best way to ensure you get all the photos you want. Further, be realistic about the images you desire, especially formal family photos following the ceremony.  And, while Pinterest is great for inspiration, discuss these ideas together with your photographer. Don’t just “recreate” a Pinterest idea, make it your own.  Let your wedding be you… let the day flow and take shape naturally.  Cheers!

A Quick Tip: Your Wedding Timeline and Your Photographer!
by Mike Dragon, Owner of Dragon Studio
Be sure to discuss your timeline with your photographer well in advance. It’s the best way to ensure you get all the photos you want. Further, be realistic about the images you desire, especially formal family photos following the ceremony.  And, while Pinterest is great for inspiration, discuss these ideas together with your photographer. Don’t just “recreate” a Pinterest idea, make it your own.  Let your wedding be you… let the day flow and take shape naturally.  Cheers! 
Dragon Studio special for the month is 10% any package and if you book an engagement session you will get a free guest book!
Visit Dragon at his website below, or click here to view his page on
News & Upcoming Events from
 The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!


The Royal Chocolate is hosting a
Wine and Chocolate Tasting on Tuesday, May 10th from 6:30-8pm.
This event is fun for couples or friends to share some wine and chocolate and learn about both!
Crystal Cameron of Crystal Palate, The Bridal Dish’s Preferred Vendor of Wine Education and Tasting, is doing the pairing and she is amazing!!
Cost is $35 per person.
If you are a Bridal Dish member, mention you saw this ad in the newsletter and get a 10% discount!

 

Click here to contact Brenda at The Royal Chocolate for any questions about this event.


The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya 
Welcomes New Assistant Kayla! 
The House of Maya Family welcomes Kayla, recently wed and relocating to this area from Georgia.  Loving everything about her own wedding planning experience and her passion for the wedding industry, adding Kayla to The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya  team has been a perfect addition!

Book your private appointment online with Maya Couture by

Book your private appointment online with Privee Bride of Ghent by clicking here!


 

 Join us at our Spring Cooking Class at 5pm on Sunday, April 24!
 Kempsville location: 4402 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.
Reserve your spot by calling
757-474-4446.
More details on 
The Preferred Vendors of The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya and House of Maya Bridal Salons 
host a military wedding giveaway valued at $25K! 

Go Online to HouseOfMayaBridal.com NOW and Vote for Your Favorite Couple! 
Voting Closes April 25th
Winner Announced on May 2nd

Save in April when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!

Photo by Preferred Vendor: Dragon Studio

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese
We received such a great response about our Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese at the bridal shows this year, that we wanted to offer you a chance to have it for your wedding!
 
Book Montero’s Restaurant catering services by 
May 1st, 2016 and receive FREE Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese shots for your reception.
*50 Complimentary Pieces for Appetizer Hour or Late Night Appetizer, your choice!*
Click here to contact Montero’s Restaurant and book your catering service!

 
 
Getting married this Fall?
Interested in having Eyecaptures Photography photograph your beautiful fall wedding, like this North Carolina mountain wedding?
The only Saturdays Bryan has left are September 3, 24 and October 29th.
Email Bryan@eyecaptures.net or call 757.563.4997

Beautiful Ocean Views, Great 2016 Deals!
The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront has some great deals for our brides in their wedding packages! Packages are available for destination weddings as well!
Wedding Packages Include:
1.       Complimentary overnight stay and breakfast for bride and groom.
2.       Complimentary overnight stay one year later for Anniversary.
3.       Complimentary Fruit and Cheese Display, Champagne Toast and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with cake.
4.       Complimentary Valet and Guest Room Block.
5.       White linens, napkins, votive candles, skirted tables, dance floor and all set up and take down.
**Discounted ballroom rates for these Saturday dates:
 May 21 and 28, October 15 and 22
Also for Friday’s in May and October as well!**
Interested in learning more? Contact Nancy Rosen at 757-431-7586 to set up your tour of their amazing ballrooms that can accommodate up to 350 guests, and tell her

SnapQube is now offering open-air photo booths!
If you book with SnapQube by the end of June you will get $250 off a three hour or more package.
Click here to contact SnapQube to book your event date!

Book your wedding with the Crowne Plaza by April 30th and receive a complimentary “Anniversary Stay” with overnight accommodations and breakfast for two!
Contact our wedding specialist at 757-213-4388 or ccoakley@cpvabeach.com.
Are You in Need of Paper Goods for Your Big Day?

 Are You in Need of Paper Goods for Your Big Day?
PaperDolls Design offers a wide range of custom wedding stationery, from save-the-dates, invitations and programs to wedding logos, thank you cards and signage!
PaperDolls Design focuses on beautiful type and subtle details to make your paper products stand out.  We will assist you in creating the perfect look that will reflect YOU in a style that captures your celebration.
Contact PaperDolls Designto learn more about custom designs and to schedule your consultation!
 Tell them that The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you and receive 10% off of your paper goods!
 

Table Linen Deals Now Until April 30th :
 $10 Off Champagne 
Sequin Linens – $4 Off Champagne 
Don’t forget they also have sequin runners for your tables too!
Click here to contact Waterford Event Rentals to secure your table linens for your event before they are booked!

Booking your winter wedding just got even better!
Hilton Garden Inn is offering 20% off all regular priced wedding packages in January or February!

 

Click here to contact Hilton Garden Inn!


Have you thought about what you will be gifting your partner before you say “I do”?
One of the great things about having a boudoir session is being able to gift your partner with something they cannot buy for themselves. They cannot go to the store and buy an album of images of you in all of your stunning glory! SO many of my grooms have emailed and called me, thanking me for creating this gift! It takes A LOT of courage to have a boudoir session and they are so happy that their partner chose to do something so huge for them!
                                                                                                                             Model Call :
I am looking for women who are wanting a life changing experience. Maybe you need a confidence boost? You may want to celebrate yourself or a huge accomplishment in your life. Maybe it’s time to stop doing what is expected of you and to reconnect with your inner badass.
I want to meet you. I want to get to know you. I want to help you on your journey. I truly believe that every soul is beautiful. Forget the beauty standards. Say goodbye to what is expected of you. Be brazen and confident. I want to explore this with you.
We are holding a Model Call for EVERY BODY. I don’t care how old you are, what size you are, or what your body type is. I want you to enter our studio and be pampered for a day of inappropriate jokes, a ton of laughter, and rediscovery. We are offering these Model Call sessions at a discounted rate of $125 in exchange for a full permission to share and use your images for our website, blog, or marketing materials.
Click here to contact LeZandra Photography and book your boudoir and Model Call session today!

Offers Completely Custom Wedding Stationary!
Too much glitter? No such thing! If it’s all out glam that you want for your big day, why should your invitations be any different? Metallics and glitter are huge right now, and for good reason. Let River City Graphics design and print your wedding suite and we can add the finishing touch with a bit (or a lot!) of shine.
From save-the-dates to invitations to the place cards at the reception, River City will make sure every piece of wedding stationery is designed to perfectly complement your big day. All their design and printing is done in-house, including one of the only letterpress shops in Hampton Roads, giving them complete quality control over the paper, colors and every detail.
Already have a design? River City loves that too! Send them your print ready files and they will make your wedding suite come to life.
Contact design@rivercityva.com for a consultation. And don’t forget to mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya to receive 10% off your programs when you print your wedding suite with them!

From Mozart to Motown!
“There is nothing I like better than collaborating with my clients and discovering each couples unique love of music. From ultra traditional to totally out of the box , we create the perfect musical vision for the most fabulous day of your life.”
-Nancy Monaghan, Owner & Violinist 
Violin ~ Viola ~ Cello ~ Guitar ~Trumpet ~ Solos ~ Duos ~Trios ~ String Quartet
10% discount if you mention The Bridal Dish to Club Violin when booking!!
Contact Club Violin by clicking here!

April Preferred Vendor Spotlight:

 Each Preferred Vendor is hand picked & vetted in the quality of service, expertise, and the overall experience they provide their clients.  Below is just a few of our greats!  

Beach weddings are the best!  Strong winds and chilly temperatures might be the forecast for your wedding day, but  we know you have dreamed of getting married on the beach!  We will brave the elements for you!
And I Love Her Violins plays elegant music for special occasions.  Let the sound of the violin, cello, classical guitar and trumpet make your day memorable!
Enjoy our video and get to know us a little better. Click here!
Thank you Big Dreams Entertainment for the video.
Contact Beth, Owner and Violinist of And I Love Her Violins for all your wedding music needs.

Dee Akright Photographers

With Dee Akright Photographers you’ll get their artistic eye, attention to detail, and commitment to providing you with gorgeous photos that capture every part of your love story. With over 30 years of experience, you know Dee Akright Photographers do it without any hiccups or disasters! 

Contact Dee Akright Photographers by clicking here to save your wedding date before it’s booked! Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Mayanewsletter!


 

ImajjE Jewelry Designs

We are pleased to announce that ImajjE Jewelry  is now available for purchase at Maya Couture, 12 Best Square, Norfolk!

Try the jewelry on with your dress, to ensure you are selecting the best design to compliment your look.All of our jewelry is handcrafted right here in Portsmouth.

Most of the items you see in the store, or online at www.imajje.com, can be customized for you (i.e. color, size, etc.).

If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, feel free to contact Michelle Wallace(757)337-7795 to discuss your custom order.


Schneider Custom Builders 

Consulting with a builder before drawing the plans will save expense and headaches.
Custom homebuilders work in a different world. Each home they build has a unique floor plan as well as lots of products and materials that are, well, custom. Involving a professional, custom builder at the earliest stages of the design is an investment that may more than pay for itself!
With a custom home, the builder can suggest ways to value-engineer the home and to save money on products and materials. Years of experience have taught the pro the most efficient approaches to new home construction, which means the builder’s staff can work with the architect to make sure the plan minimizes waste and can be built cost-effectively.
If you are thinking of building your dream home, there is no better time than now to make it a reality. Call Schneider Custom Builders 757.819.4466 to achieve your dream!

 Are you still looking for the perfect place to have your Wedding Ceremony and or Reception?

Heather Hughes Photography

Consider the Hermitage Museum for your Ceremony and ReceptionThe grounds are a picturesque place for a wedding ceremony and reception. Exchange your vows under beautiful trees with the Lafayette River as the background. Perhaps you prefer the Magnolia Love Tree as the setting for your ceremony – a charming location facing the water. If your ceremony is to be small, the gorgeous setting of the Rose Garden is perfect for your marriage vows. Wherever you decide to marry at the Hermitage, you will have an intimate and extraordinary occasion that will compare to no other.
The beauty of the grounds combined with an exceptional view and the breeze off the water will make any event memorable. Plan your cocktail party at sunset or your special dinner under the stars. The Hermitage’s warm and inviting atmosphere makes it an ideal location for weddings and other events.
Any event is made far more remarkable and distinctive when held at the Hermitage. The intimate atmosphere brings a special feeling to all.
All events must be held outdoors. Please contact the Weddings and Events Manager for specific details. All photography sessions must check in at the front desk and require a reservation.
For more information or to check availability of dates, please contact Lil Acosta, Weddings and Events Manager at 757.423.2052 x 211 or lacosta@thehermitagemuseum.org


 

Norfolk Idea Center

“Design Is Not Just What It Looks Like or Feels Like, Design Is How It Works” – Steve Jobs

Not sure if your style is traditional, modern, or somewhere in between? With our talented design team and extensive product variety, we can help you decide what pieces will make your project come together.We want you to be happy with your home today, tomorrow and in the years ahead. That’s why we ask questions about your lifestyle when helping you select the elements of your new home or remodel. A new baby, an empty nest or retirement… these milestones change the way you use your home, and we are here to help you design a home that works for you through all stages of life.Call Norfolk Idea Center today at 757.351.4550 and let’s talk about your design needs!


The Obici House 2016 Open Dates for Your Wedding:June 4, 18, 25   July 2,9,30   August 13, 20, 27th.Tours are by appointment only. Call Sharon: 757-617-1299.To Contact The Obici House to book your wedding date, click here.

Baxter’s Creative Events is an elite wedding planning company in the Hampton Roads area with over 9 years experience in Wedding Planning and Design.
  Baxter’s Creative Events is currently running a $200 off special for couples getting married in the month of April of whom are needing Day of Coordination.  
To find out more about this special offering and to schedule a free consultation, please contact Sandy at baxterscreativeevents@gmail.com or via phone at
 (757) 470-1735.
Dates are limited, so call soon to schedule your consultation before their calendar year is full!

 

 

Photo by Preferred Vendor: Dragon Studio
The Mansion at Double R Ranch is offering a $500 discount on a 1 day event rentalwhen you reserve your event between April 1, 2016 – May 1, 2016 for future events.

 Click here to contact the Event Coordinator at Double R Ranch for more details.


 

Learn more about our Preferred Vendor Directory by visiting www.TheBridalDishbyHouseofMaya.com

The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya is a division of House of Maya Bridal Salons Serving Coastal Virginia and Beyond! 

KEEP UP WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA! Keep up to date on all of our Preferred Vendors of The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!  Check out our blog & more for fun tips and Preferred Vendor spotlights!

The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya Blog

Follow The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya on Facebook!

Get Inspired on our Pinterest Page!

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Instagram!

Seeking inspiration from real life weddings and other fun wedding tips? 

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House of Maya Pinterest

House of Maya Twitter

Pure English Facebook

Pure English Instagram

Silk Bridal Consignment Facebook

Silk Bridal Consignment Instagram

Maya Couture on Main Facebook

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Privee Bride of Ghent Facebook

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DREAM . DESIGN. CONNECT. CREATE  

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Save in April when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!

Save in April when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!

Heather and Jared Photography
We received such a great response about our Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese at the bridal shows this year, that we wanted to offer you a chance to have it for your wedding! Book Montero’s Restaurant catering services by May 1st, 2016 and receive FREE Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese shots for your reception.
*50 Complimentary Pieces for Appetizer Hour or Late Night Appetizer, your choice!*

Click here to contact Montero’s Restaurant and book your catering service!

With Dee Akright Photographers you’ll get their artistic eye, attention to detail, and commitment to providing you with gorgeous photos that capture every part of your love story. With over 30 years of experience, you know Dee Akright Photographers do it without any hiccups or disasters!
 
Contact Dee Akright Photographers by clicking here to save your wedding date before it’s booked! Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!
It’s beginning to look like the perfect time of year for an Engagement Session.
Click on the photo above to view how Bryan captured Melissa and Nathan’s engagement session!
Mention The Bridal Dish when you book with Bryan to receive 50% off your engagement session.
Bryan still has select dates in April and May available; last minute Brides will receive a discount! Email Bryan@eyecaptures.net or call 757.563.4997

Book your private appointment online with Maya Couture by clicking here!

 

Baxter’s Creative Events is an elite wedding planning company in the Hampton Roads area with over 9 years experience in Wedding Planning and Design.
  Baxter’s Creative Events is currently running a $200 off special for couples getting married in the month of April of whom are needing Day of Coordination. 
To find out more about this special offering and to schedule a free consultation, please contact Sandy at baxterscreativeevents@gmail.com or via phone at (757) 470-1735.
Dates are limited, so call soon to schedule your consultation before their calendar fills up!

 

 

Beach weddings are the best!  Strong winds and chilly temperatures might be the forecast for your wedding day, but  we know you have dreamed of getting married on the beach!  We will brave the elements for you!
And I Love Her Violins plays elegant music for special occasions.  Let the sound of the violin, cello, classical guitar and trumpet make your day memorable!
Enjoy our video and get to know us a little better. Click here!
Thank you Big Dreams Entertainment for the video.
Contact Beth, Owner and Violinist of And I Love Her Violins for all your wedding music needs.
 
Through the month of April, The Royal Chocolate is offering $50 off their Fondue for Two Package for a group of 10 (max seating in store is 20).
 Offer is valid for their To Go option as well.  Regular price is $15 per person.  Great for a get together anytime before a wedding to celebrate or go over plans.
A fabulous location to host a bridal shower!!
 Reservations are required.
Contact The Royal Chocolate by clicking here to place your wedding order.
 Join us at our Spring Cooking Class at 5pm on Sunday, April 24!
 Kempsville location: 4402 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach.
Reserve your spot by calling 757-474-4446.
More details on Mannino’s Facebook Event Page, click here!

From Mozart to Motown!
 
“There is nothing I like better than collaborating with my clients and discovering each couples unique love of music. From ultra traditional to totally out of the box , we create the perfect musical vision for the most fabulous day of your life.”
-Nancy Monaghan, Owner and Violinist
 Violin ~ Viola ~ Cello ~ Guitar ~Trumpet       Solos ~ Duos ~Trios ~ String Quartet
10% discount if you mention The Bridal Dish to Club Violin when booking!!
Contact Club Violin by clicking here!
Photo by Preferred Vendor : Dragon Studio
The Mansion at Double R Ranch is offering a $500 discount on a 1 day event rental when you reserve your event between April 1, 2016 – May 1, 2016 for future events.

 

Click here to contact the Event Coordinator at Double R Ranch for more details.

Join Us in Creating Better Beginnings
When children are removed from a home by the Department of Social Services, their belongings are often collected in whatever is handy.  That’s where Better Beginnings comes in – the program, created by Schneider Custom Builders, provides duffel bags they can use to collect their belongings with dignity.
SCB partners with the Norfolk Department of Social Services (NDOSS) and other local businesses each spring for the campaign.  This year, Schneider Custom Builders will collect new and gently used duffle bags at our showroom location from April 4 – 8, 2016.  The bags will be stocked with age appropriate toiletry items, additional donated items, tagged for a boy or girl, and then delivered to the NDSS for use in the community.
If you would like to make a monetary donation on behalf of the campaign, or if you have any questions, please contact Jill Fox at our office-757-819-4466.
Never underestimate the power of a clean, classic look! When it comes to creating a beautiful, elegant invitation suite, start with the basics of layout and font choice – they’re the easiest places to add a bit of your personality and stay on trend at the same time.River City will make sure every piece of wedding stationery is designed to perfectly complement your big day, from save-the-dates to invitations to programs and place cards. All their design and printing is done in-house, including one of the only letterpress shops in Hampton Roads, giving them complete quality control over the paper, colors and every detail.       
Already have a design? River City loves that too! Send them your print ready files and they will make your wedding suite come to life.
Contact design@rivercityva.com for a consultation. And don’t forget to mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya to receive 10% off your programs when you print your wedding suite with them!
 We Help You Discover The “IDEAS” That Express You BEST!

 

Are you in the early stages of building or renovating your home? One of the many aspects homeowners struggle with when designing their own home is how to marry different elements between rooms or contrasting spaces. This is a challenge our very own designer, Jaime, loves to tackle.  With experience in building and design, Jaime Simpson is the ideal professional for helping you determine the best fit for a room remodel or new build project.
When you have a design project on your mind, we invite you to visit the Norfolk Idea Centershowroom located in the heart of Ghent at 350 West 22nd Street #101B, Norfolk, VA 23517. You can also contact Jaime at 757-351-4550 to schedule a one-on-one appointment. To learn more about all that NIC has to offer, be sure to follow us on the Norfolk Idea Center Facebook page!
The Obici House 2016 Open Dates for Your Wedding:
June 4, 18, 25   July 2,9,30   August 13, 20, 27th.
Tours are by appointment only. Call Sharon: 757-617-1299.   
To Contact The Obici House to book your wedding date, click here.

Book your private appointment online with Maya Couture on Main by clicking here!

We’re excited to share that the NEW Vivid Expressions Event Design, Flower, Decor, and Art studio is open!  Still located in Norfolk they have moved from Downtown to the historic Riverview section with new design consulting, floral design, and art areas within the studio.  Just imagine, your personal Event Designer will work with you to develop your wedding vision, then present you will watercolor illustrations depicting your custom designs and then, once you approve them, bring your wedding vision vividly to life!
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In honor of the new studio and Vivid Expressions’ 10th anniversary serving Hampton Roads they are offering an exclusive 10% off their Event Designer Production package or 10% off of your Watercolor Bridal illustration draw from your wedding picture or even your Bridal gown fitting when you mention you saw this in “The Bridal Dish newsletter” during your consultation.  Availability is limited so be sure to contact Vivid Expressions today to schedule your no obligation consultation.
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The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center is the Venue for Your 2016 Wedding!
Check out The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center for their 2016 Special Summer Savings for all events held between June-August, 2016  (based on availability)
Hot Dates include  June 18th, July 16th, as well as August 6th, 13th, and  27th. Book your special event with The Westin on any one of these days and receive 20% off your total bill (prior to final taxes and gratuities)
Still looking for a venue for the fall wedding of your dreams?
Inquire about their available space for  October 29th  as well as November 12th and 26th, 2016
Contact Ashley Loffredo at 757-275-7870 or ashley.lofffredo@westinvabeach.com
for further information.
Want to be a Changes City Spa Bride?
Click here to contact Changes City Spa to book all your bridal beauty needs!
Photo by Andi and Zoe
Are you still looking for the perfect place to have your Wedding Ceremony? Or Ceremony and Reception?
 
The Hermitage still has a few fall dates available for 2016. We are steadily booking 2017 as well. Any month and day is fine with us, just look at how beautiful this last October wedding turned out. The beauty of the grounds combined with an exceptional view and the breeze off the water will make any event memorable. Plan your cocktail party at sunset or your special dinner under the stars.Any wedding is made far more remarkable and distinctive when held at theHermitage. The intimate atmosphere brings a special feeling to all.All events must be held outdoors. Please contact the Weddings and Events Manager for specific details. All photography sessions must check in at the front desk and require a reservation.
 
For more information or to check availability of dates, please contact Lil Acosta, Weddings and Events Manager at 757.423.2052 x 211 or lacosta@thehermitagemuseum.org
 The Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront loves the look of Courtney and Jason’s fairy tale wedding that made all her dreams come true! Call us to find out more about planning your fairy tale wedding! !
Click here to contact Just Pic’d Juices to inquire about this event!

 

Don’t Miss This Special Mommy & Me Event!
Hannah Hildebrandt Events and Kirstyn Marie Photography invite you to partake in their 30 minute mini sessions on Satuday April 9th! You’ll receive 20+ digital images, print release and an online gallery of your photos with your precious little one.
Spots are limited so reserve yours today by emailing Kirstyn at kirstynmariejordan@gmail.com
Click here to view Hannah Hildebrandt Events page, and here to view Kirstyn Marie Photography‘s page on The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website.

A Quick Tip From Dragon Studio:

Be sure to discuss your timeline with your photographer well in advance. It’s the best way to ensure you get all the photos you want.

Dragon’s special for the month is 10% any package and if you book an engagement session you will get a free guest book!

Visit Dragon at his website below, or click here to view his page on

The Bridal Dish by House of Maya.

www.dragonphotostudio.com

Photo: Dani White Photography
 Broche Bouquets Designed Exclusively for You!
 A Bouquet you can treasure long after your wedding day. Also available; Bridesmaid bouquets, wrist corasages, boutonnieres and novelty cufflinks. 
Contact Broche Bouquets today by clicking here to create your one-of-a-kind custom bouquet!
1-757-575-2711
Womble Photography is running a special on newborn sessions
from now till the end of April.  
No session fee and all high resolution digital images for $249!!  Contact us today!!
757-757-2711 or at www.womblephotography.com
Have an amazing wedding color scheme?
Stage Right Lighting Weddings & Special Events  can incorporate your wedding colors & set the ambiance!
 Matching your bridesmaid dresses to the uplighting color in the room is a fun way to customize your event! 
 It’s your night. Let us set the stage! Contact Stage Right Lighting for your complimentary design consultation today!
KEEP UP WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Check us out on our social media outlets to keep up to date on all of our preferred vendors!  Check out our blog for fun tips and vendor spotlights!

 

Looking for other ways to stay in touch with us?  Check us out:

 

Follow The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya on Facebook!

Get Inspired on our Pinterest Page!

Check us out on our social media outlets for sneak peeks for our trunk show weekends!  Do you follow our blog?  Check it out on our website – we update it with real brides and fun tips!  Want to be featured?  Email Misty your photos with photography credit to misty@houseofmayabridal.com and see if your wedding makes it!
 

 

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Maya Couture Facebook

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House of Maya Pinterest

House of Maya Twitter

Pure English Facebook

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Incredible Savings when you plan with Preferred Vendors of The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya

 

Save when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
Photo by Heather Hughes Photography
Congrats on Your Engagement!
 Are you looking for the perfect place to take your engagement pictures? Have them taken at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens! 
Colorful and vibrant gardens, view of the waterfront and an amazing historic house, serve as a beautiful and unique backdrop to any portrait. Whether it is a family portrait or bridal, senior year, or an engagement session the Hermitage is the perfect place to have any photograph taken.
To set up a photography session, please contact our Wedding & Event department.
*Please note, Hermitage Museum does not provide photographer
For more information or to check availability of dates, please contact Lil Acosta, Weddings and Events Manager at 757.423.2052 x 211 or lacosta@thehermitagemuseum.org

 Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

Photo: Will King Photography
all weddings booked for January or February 2017!
With plenty of dates still available and the biggest discount of the year you won’t want to miss hosting your special day with them!
Click here to contact Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront to secure your 2017 date!
    Amazing new designs are happening at Fluttering Flowers!
This colorful ombré flower wall, would be the perfect ceremony or reception backdrop. Let us help you create your special wedding design or use this wall to feature your wedding flowers!

 

Click HERE to contact Fluttering Flowers

Mention you saw them on The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter!

 Norfolk Idea Center Offers Homeowners
A Partner In Design Excellence
With the wealth of home improvement television shows and websites, homeowners in the planning stages of updating their home or building from scratch are more informed and more discerning than ever.
Selecting flooring, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures, lighting, stone and solid surfaces in person allows families to get a better idea of the look and feel of their options, and coordinate their choices in a single setting.
At the Norfolk Idea Center, our highly experienced design team helps each person navigate through the many home design options in a creative environment that stimulates great ideas and unique concepts. You won’t find any high-pressure sales people here, but we are always available to answer your questions. We offer private appointments after-hours, as well as one-on-one consultations during our showroom hours.
Call us today at 757.351.4550 and let’s talk about your design needs!
Book Your Wedding at the Crowne Plaza Virginia Beach Town Center and WE WILL BUY YOUR WEDDING DAY SHOES!
We are booking dates for 2016 – 2017. Contact our wedding specialist, Christine Coakley at 757-213-4388 for more information.

Say “I Do” To a Day of Links, Laughs and Lotsa Fun!
They say, “Couples that play together, stay together,” and we all know that “they” know what they are talking about!  So join us for the 2nd Annual Astro Invitational Golf Tournament, Thursday, April 28, 8a-130p, at Cypress Point Country Club in Virginia Beach.
Say “I Do” to a fun-filled afternoon of golf and good eats, and it all benefits the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.  Of course, the golf tourney is done the “Astro Way,” so expect some surprises including “wacky golf holes” and dunk tanks!  Grab another couple, or friends and form a team.
The price is $400 and includes 4 green fees, 2 carts, free lunch, an opportunity at prizes and a free team photo!  If you are part of a business, there are also hole sponsorships available for just $175!
 For more details go to AstroDJ.com and click on “Golf Tourney” on the top toolbar.  To play or sponsor, contact Pari Smith @ 460-2224!
Home Renovations Are a Blank Slate
For Custom Building Excellence
We are often asked about the difference between building a new custom home and taking on a remodeling project. To us, the approach is the same.
“I go into a home renovation and ask the homeowner the same questions I would if they were building a new house.” says Jim Schneider, owner of Schneider Custom Builders. “We view renovations with the same blank slate as new construction, just on a smaller scale.”
If you are dreaming about an updated kitchen or adding a bonus room to extend your living area, there is no better time than now to make it a reality. GiveSchneider Custom Builders a call at 757.819.4466 to discuss your project and learn how our design build approach will help you fall in love with your home all over again.
Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter.
With Dee Akright Photographers you’ll get their artistic eye, attention to detail, and commitment to providing you with gorgeous photos that capture every part of your love story. With over 30 years of experience, you know Dee Akright Photographersdo it without any hiccups or disasters!

Contact Dee Akright Photographers by clicking here to save your wedding date before it’s booked! Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!

Live music is the BEST!  If you want the energy, excitement and emotion that will make your wedding perfect, then live music is your only real choice!
And I Love Her Violins plays elegant music for special occasions.  Let the sound of the violin, cello, classical guitar and trumpet make your day memorable!  Enjoy our video and get to know Beth a little better.
Thank you Dee Akright Photographers for the beautiful photo and
Big Dreams Entertainment for the video.
Click here to contact Beth today for all your wedding music needs.
Each Broche Bouquet is special because they are unique to you!
This Heirloom Bouquet includes brooches from family and friends, the Cross on the handle is over 100 years old,  a special keepsake that will continue to be passed down to future family brides.
Broche Bouquets can design one especially for you!
 Will Hawkins Photography is offering 5% off his wedding collections if you mention to him  “The Bridal Dish by House of Maya” when booking!

Click here to contact Will to receive your discount!

Photo by Preferred Vendor Ross Costanza Photography
Booking Season is Here at Montero’s and Our Couples Are LOVING Family Style Service!
If you have ever dreamed of the perfect family style reception menu, but didn’t think you could afford the cost…we have an amazing deal for just for you!
 Book your reception catering with Montero’s Restaurant
 by April 1st, 2016 and receive free family style rentals for your wedding
 (a $4 per guest value).
Visit our Montero’s Page to learn more about us and contact us today to schedule your tasting!
Don’t know what Family Style Service is? Check out our blog here for more information on choosing the service style that is right for your event!
Wedding Season is Quickly Approaching and
Make your dream wedding a reality with our custom lighting & decor!
 It’s your night. Let us set the stage! Contact Stage Right Lighting for your complimentary design consultation today!
  See what Planet Wellness can do for you!
Come in and mention “The Bridal Dish Special” and you’ll get your consultation, exam, necessary x-rays and doctor’s report of findings for only $20!
The Team at Planet Wellness looks forward to helping you feel your best.
Take a Look at Just Pic’d Juices New Menu Items!

 

Whether you are wanting to lose a few pounds or just looking for a pick me up,

Just Pic’d Juices is certain to have something just for you on their menu!

A family owned Juicery, located in the Best Square Shopping Center, their mission is to create some of the freshest and healthiest custom juice blends in Hampton Roads without sacrificing taste.

Using pesticide free produce, their low speed masticating juicer extracts the most nutrients possible out of the fruits and vegetables you select.

 

Visit their Bridal Dish by House of Maya webpage here to get a current special of

Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off“!

LeZandra Photography

Why Every Woman Should Experience a Bridal Boudoir Session.
There is no doubt that getting marriage marks the beginning and end of an era. Choosing a partner that adores and understands you for all of your strengths and imperfections and chooses to love you through it all is one of the best experiences one will ever have in their lifetime.
Your partner loves you for you, so why not show them how much you appreciate them by displaying your vulnerability, passion, and sensuality in images that the two of you will look back on for a lifetime?
Boudoir sessions are an incredibly intimate experience. Having a bridal boudoir session right before you say “I do” not only marks the beginning of a new life with your partner, but an emergence of a new and more confident you. You are able to explore all that you love about yourself and celebrate the woman you have become. You have probably spent months getting your mind and body ready for the wedding, take advantage of it!
You will never be as you are, right now, in this moment, again in your life.
Why not celebrate it?
Click here to book your Bridal Boudoir Session with LeZandra Photography!
FRESH, SESONAL, LOCAL, & DELICIOUS!
Spring is just around the corner & we couldn’t be more excited!
Let us create a customized menu for your event with FRESH LOCAL ingredients!
Contact us at 757.496.3900
The Royal Chocolate is offering  a gift certificate for a Chocolate Fondue for Two Package ($30 value) with any wedding related purchase of $150 or more!

Contact The Royal Chocolateby clicking here to place your wedding order.

Check Out the New Look and Feel of Eyecaptures.net, We Just Relaunched it with Fresh New Content!
Also, come by Mayapalooza today Saturday, March 5, to visit Eyecaptures Photography in person!
A Quick Tip From Dragon Studio:
When planning an outdoor ceremony consider the time of day to leave plenty of time for photos before the sun sets.
The best time for outdoor photographs is one hour before sun set.
Visit Dragon at his website below, or click here to view his page on

 

Baxter’s Creative Events is an elite wedding planning company in the Hampton Roads area with over 9 years experience in Wedding Planning and Design.
  Baxter’s Creative Events is currently running a great special for brides and grooms getting married in the month of March and April of whom are needing Month/Day of Coordination.
To find out about this special offering and to schedule a free consultation, please contact Sandy at baxterscreativeevents@gmail.com or via phone at (757) 470-1735.
Dates are limited, so call soon to schedule your consultation before their calendar fills up!

 

Beautiful Ocean Views, Great 2016 Deals!
The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront has some great deals for our brides in their wedding packages! Packages are available for destination weddings as well!
Couples who book their weddings before March 31, 2016, will receive a two night complimentary stay for their wedding weekend!
Wedding Packages Include:
1.       Complimentary overnight stay and breakfast for bride and groom.
2.       Complimentary overnight stay one year later for Anniversary.
3.       Complimentary Fruit and Cheese Display, Champagne Toast and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with cake.
4.       Complimentary Valet and Guest Room Block.
5.       White linens, napkins, votive candles, skirted tables, dance floor and all set up and take down.
Interested in learning more? Contact Nancy Rosen at 757-431-7586 to set up your tour of their amazing ballrooms that can accommodate up to 350 guests, and tell her The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you!
The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center is the Venue for Your 2016 Wedding!
Check out The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center for their 2016 Special Summer Savings for all events held between June-August, 2016  (based on availability)
Hot Dates include  June 18th, July 16th, as well as August 6th, 13th, and  27th. Book your special event with The Westin on any one of these days and receive 20% off your total bill (prior to final taxes and gratuities)
Still looking for a venue for the fall wedding of your dreams?
Inquire about their available space for  October 29th  as well as November 12th and 26th, 2016
Contact Ashley Loffredo at 757-275-7870 or ashley.lofffredo@westinvabeach.com
for further information.

River City Graphics Offers Completely Custom

Wedding Stationery!
Your wedding invitations should be just as unique as you are! Just look at all the different styles represented on their new wedding wall – whatever look you’re going for, River City can make it happen! It is their mission to really get to know each River City Bride and tailor every piece of stationery to reflect her personality.
From save-the-dates to invitations to the place cards at the reception, River Citywill make sure every piece of wedding stationery is designed to perfectly complement your big day. All their design and printing is done in-house, including one of the only letterpress shops in Hampton Roads, giving them complete quality control over the paper, colors and every detail.
Already have a design? River City loves that too! Send them your print ready files and they will make your wedding suite come to life.
Contact design@rivercityva.com for a consultation. And don’t forget to mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya to receive 10% off your programs when you print your wedding suite with them!
by Kim Wadsworth
At Kim Wadsworth for BridesMade, we’re all about beauty on the big day. Our team travels everywhere to ensure that brides and their entourage are makeup and hair perfect. An added service offered is staying on, once beauty services are complete, to assist in dressing and styling the bride.
With 20 years under her ‘sash” as bridal editor, as well as a makeup and fashion stylist, Kim Wadsworth and team partner Vania O’Shea can remain to ensure every detail is “editorially” perfect.
We hand-steam gown overlays, wrinkled veils, sew dress repairs, and make practical suggestions months ahead so that brides are comfortable throughout their event.
Even the most sparkly of shoes can loose their luster without Dr. Scholls gel inserts. A backup flat is also encouraged but be certain your bustled hem doesn’t drag and snag with a lower heel. Make beauty + comfort your priorities to guarantee a stunning day. Find out more at kimwadsworth.com
Creating Extraordinary Events One Engagement At A Time
We delight in knowing our clients feel comfortable and
confident on their wedding day, and we can’t wait to design an experience
 that has you feeling the same way, too.
*Offering a Spring Wedding Special on all dates before June 30th, 2016*
 

For more information on how As You Wish can help you plan and coordinate your dream wedding day email Brandi, or give us a ring!

1-757-575-2711
 To inquire about packages and your wedding date please click the Contact section of the website.  Be sure to mention you found us via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter and find out what other discounts might be lurking in our neck of the woods.  Please feel free to check our work out at www.womblephotography.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.
It’s school formal season again!  The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles regulates passenger for hire activities. The Royal Coach Limousine Company wants you to be aware on what to look for when hiring a limo or party bus for your kids big event.
Contact Royal Coach Limousine by clicking here,
 and view the DMV’s list of licensed and insured companies at
From Mozart to Motown!
“There is nothing I like better than collaborating with my clients and discovering each couples unique love of music. From ultra traditional to totally out of the box , we create the perfect musical vision for the most fabulous day of your life.”
-Nancy Monaghan, Owner and Violinist
 Violin ~ Viola ~ Cello ~ Guitar ~Trumpet       Solos ~ Duos ~Trios ~ String Quartet
10% discount off any booking in 2016
Contact Club Violin by clicking here!
   Congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples!
Let Blue Steel create a little magic in your reception design.
Hanging glass globes create the illusion of floating candles. This custom installation creates stunning visuals both in person and in photographs. Call or email Blue Steel Lighting Design at 757.816.1939 or bluesteelprolighting@gmail.com to set up a complimentary design consultation today.
Now booking 2016 and 2017 wedding dates.

Are You in Need of Paper Goods for Your Big Day?

PaperDolls Design offers a wide range of custom wedding stationery, from save-the-dates, invitations and programs to wedding logos, thank you cards and signage!
PaperDolls Design focuses on beautiful type and subtle details to make your paper products stand out.  We will assist you in creating the perfect look that will reflect YOU in a style that captures your celebration.
Contact PaperDolls Design to learn more about custom designs and to schedule your consultation! Tell them that The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you and receive 10% off of your paper goods!

 

To Contact The Obici House to Make Your Reservation, click here or call 757.335.2773.

 

KEEP UP WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Check us out on our social media outlets to keep up to date on all of our preferred vendors!  Check out our blog for fun tips and vendor spotlights!

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Follow The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya on Facebook!

Get Inspired on our Pinterest Page!

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 Check us out on our social media outlets for sneak peeks for our trunk show weekends!  Do you follow our blog?  Check it out on our website – we update it with real brides and fun tips!  Want to be featured?  Email Misty your photos with photography credit to misty@houseofmayabridal.com and see if your wedding makes it!

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The Latest Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter!

Save in November when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!

Photo by Preferred Vendor: Marie Violet Photography

What Is The Bridal Dish by House of Maya?

At House of Maya, we believe that we have a responsibility to our brides well beyond selling them their gown.  One of the ways we continue to service our clients throughout the wedding planning process and even into their journey together as a married couple is through a franchise of The Bridal Dish.
We represent the best vendors in Hampton Roads and the services we provide are completely complimentary for all our clients.  Our planning studio, located inside Maya Couture Bridal Salon on Military Highway in Norfolk has an incredible amount of resources for you to browse.  From album samples and displays to our resource books and vendor binders, all the information you need to plan your wedding is available at your fingertips.  We also have resource binders in the other four House of Maya Bridal Salons and all of our Bridal Stylists have been trained on who our vendors are and what they offer.
You can browse in the studio or on our amazing website, follow us on social media, call us for recommendations or make an appointment with Staci or Brandi, our wedding specialists, so that they can help marry you with the perfect vendors for your wedding day.
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The Bridal Dish by House of Maya is Thrilled to Welcome One of Their Newest Preferred Vendors:

River City Graphics!

Graphic Design and Printing Services

Located just west of Town Center at
 4920 Cleveland Street, Suite 101
 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Give Amy & Lindsay at River City Graphics a call at 757-519-9525 for all of your custom graphics and wedding stationary needs!

Thank You ProTones Lighting and Sound!

Many thanks to new Preferred Vendor
 ProTones Lighting and Sound for inviting us to be a part of the Color Us Engaged Bridal event this past Sunday. We enjoyed meeting so many happy couple at the show and can’t wait to connect you with our Preferred Vendors.

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Make Your Special Day Stunning

with Scrumptious Desserts from Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts.

 Creators of French Macarons, Wedding Cakes, Exquisite Dessert Buffets and More!
 Located in Downtown Norfolk, VA! 501 Botetourt St.
Photo by Ashley Lester Photography

  Blue Steel Lighting Design is Simply Amazing!

  Any venue, whether traditional or modern, can be completely transformed into something amazing for your big day. Call Blue Steel Lighting at 757.816.1939 to see how they can bring your vision to life. This image is from a Gatsby themed wedding at The Norva in Norfolk, Virginia. By combining string bulbs and other lighting elements, the venue was softened and the charm was brought out seamlessly.
Still putting together the final details for your Winter Wedding? Blue Steel is still running their Winter Wedding Special. For couples getting married from November 2015 – February 2016, mention this newsletter and all new contracts will get 10% off of a custom lighting package!
Call 757.816.1939 for an in studio consultation, or contact them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website!
(Offer valid on new contracts only and not valid on current signed contracts.)

Mannino's Feast of the Seven Fishes 2015

Make Plans to Join Mannino’s Italian Bistro on Sunday, December 6, at 5pm for a Wine Dinner Like No Other!

A Christmas tradition from southern Italy, the annual Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner will be held at Mannino’s Italian Bistro’s Oceanfront location (3420 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach). For $77.77 per person, you are treated to seven seafood-based courses, created by Executive Chef John Mannino, with wine pairings from Sommelier Daris Gavin. See this year’s menu on their Facebook Event Page by clicking here.
It’s a celebration you don’t want to miss! Call 757-390-2580 to make your required reservation by December 1. Visit them on The Bridal Dish by House of Maya here!

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The Hermitage Museum and Gardens

 At the Hermitage Museum and Gardens, you get it all.
Colorful, vibrant gardens, views of the waterfront, and an amazing historic house serve as a beautiful and unique backdrop to any portrait.
Whether you need a family portrait, bridal, senior year, or an engagement session, the Hermitage is the perfect place to have your photograph taken.
For more information, click here to visit their website.
  The Hermitage

Casablanca

The Countdown is On!

Maya Couture is Hosting a Casablanca Bridal Trunk Show November 6th Through the 8th.

This soft tulle gown with beaded bodice is just one of many included in the show.
To make an appointment to try on this gown and many others,  click here to book online or call Maya Couture at 757-461-1690 for your bridal appointment.
Can’t wait to see you there!

Need a Stand to Pair with Your Perfect Cake? Distinctive Event Rentals Has What You are Looking For!

Distinctive Event Rentals has a variety of cake stands in assorted sizes to accompany and accentuate your cake. While you are at it, why not pair the stand with a specialty linen that will make the cake POP and catch every eye in the room?
Distinctive Event Rentals has a wide array of linens, china, flatware and glasses available to make your event just as grand as you had envisioned! Contact Distinctive Event Rentals by clicking here for more information, or to set up an appointment.

Planet Wellness is Offering a Special for the Month of November!

Planet Wellness has moved into a Brand New larger facility in Virginia Beach!
To celebrate, they are offering a new client special valid for the month of November.
They will be discounting any new Personalized Weight Loss Program 15% from it’s original price.
Planet Wellness‘s November Special is valid at both of their weight loss locations.
Call (757-410-2793) and mention the Bridal Dish Only Special to schedule your Free Initial Consult today! The Initial Consult is normally a $99 dollar value!

Thanksgiving Buffet at Cypress Point Country Club!

 
What better way to relax and enjoy your family than to have Thanksgiving dinner taken care of!
 
Treat your loved ones with a delicious variety of classic Thanksgiving dishes at Cypress Point Country Club’s buffet.
 
RSVP for 11am-2pm Thursday, November 27th!
 
Don’t forget to mention to Cypress Point you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter!
 

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A Fall Exclusive from

Marie Violet Photography!

  Marie Violet captures the perfect modern, romantic, elegant look on your wedding day.
Marie Violet Photography is running a special until January 1, 2016 to receive 10% off Wedding Collections.
All weddings must be booked by then to secure the 10% discount!
Contact Marie Violet Photography at 757-214-1424, and mention you found her via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter.
Visit her Facebook page by clicking here.

Norfolk Idea Center Open House

Thursday, November 12, 2015 3pm to 7pm

Norfolk Idea Center invites you to join them as they celebrate the opening of their newly redesigned showroom located in the historic Norfolk Ghent business district! The Norfolk Idea Center is a creative space filled with ideas and products to stimulate thoughts for design concepts unique to you.

 Local builder and business owner, Jim Schneider created this space for the homeowner, design professionals, and builders as the perfect IDEA to become reality. Meet Jaime Simpson, their Project Designer, and learn more about how the Norfolk Idea Center Design team can help you.

Make plans now to join them for food, door prizes, and experience the many products that will change the way you think, work, and live! For more information, give them a call at 757-351-4550 or visit them on their website by clicking here. They look forward to seeing you there!

The Fabulous Fall Bridal Extravaganza

The Fabulous Fall Bridal Extravaganza! Sponsored by The Bridal Dish by House of Maya

November 5th, 7-10pm
Imagine a night out with your bridesmaids and/or closest girlfriends celebrating your engagement, sipping cocktails, being served hearty hors’ doeuvres , dancing to a live Dj, and potentially winning free services for your big day, by participating in a series of clever, hilarious bridal games, like bridal survival and battle of the bridesmaids.
If this sounds like fun, you are in the right place! The Fall Bridal Extravaganza is a unique event designed just for you, a fun, adventurous bride, who likes to win free stuff, and enjoys a memorable night out with the ladies.
Throughout the event we’re giving away amazing prizes worth over $5000 in value. You could win a free engagement session from Maria Grace Photography, a free photo booth for your wedding from Big Dreams Entertainment, or two free tickets to The DIY Bride: A Hampton Roads Wedding Planning Workshop!
Your bridesmaids are key to helping you take home one of these amazing prizes so tell them to mark their calendars for Thursday November 5th, and meet you at Traditions Catering in Chesapeake Virginia. Register today at www.weddingcorner.tv/events.
See what our attendees had to say about the last event by clicking here. We can’t wait to see you there with all your girls!

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Fantastic Savings With Mystique Salon And Day Spa!

Mark your calendars for Mystique Salon and Day Spa’s biggest gift card special of the year,
 Saturday, November 28th.
Buy a $100 gift card and get a $50 gift card FREE! (Limited to 2 per customer).
This offer is for in-salon purchase only,  not on-line.  Stock up and use these toward your bridal hair and make-up services for your wedding.  Book now for 2016 weddings!

Impression Bridal Trunk Show at

Maya Couture on Main

Now – Nov. 8th!

Choosing an Impression gown means falling in love with a design that not only flatters your figure, but also features exquisite detail to perfectly highlight your personality.
More than a dress, a wedding gown provides a complete picture of who you are in a single moment straddled between your past and future.
Whether your bridal style be romantic, sophisticated or traditionalist,
 Impression designs with treasured silhouettes and modern sophistication to celebrate both time-honored roots and newfound beginnings.
Click here to schedule your bridal appointment with Maya Couture on Main!

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Marathon Collection with Pillow Talk Boudoir!

November 15, 2015 Holiday Series
Ladies, Christmas is just around the corner and why not surprise the one you love with the most incredible, beautiful, sexy and intimate gift you could give!
  A Pillow Talk Boudoir session is all about empowering you and finding your true beauty, you are gifted with an experience that will last a lifetime and images that you can both look back years from now and enjoy!
 Pillow Talk’s Boudoir Marathon sessions are 45 minutes in length include professional hair and makeup and a stunning boudoir suite.
They help you with everything from selecting the best outfits to helping you pose like a supermodel! Just come enjoy and let them pamper you from head to toe!
Call Pillow Talk Boudoir at the studio 757.214.1424 to book your session.
Visit their website by clicking here to get inspired!

Cheers to 10 Years with Montero’s Restaurant!

 Montero’s Restaurant is hosting 10 Days of Giving to celebrate their 10 year restaurant anniversary! For 10 days in November, 10% of total restaurant sales will be donated to 11 local organizations.
Get a taste of Montero’s cuisine and hospitality & join them in giving back to the local community at the same time!
Visit Montero’s on The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website by clicking here!

You’ll Love the Constants Wharf Grill at Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront!

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 Located in the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, this waterfront restaurant offers the perfect location for gathering with friends and family for rehearsal dinners or send off brunches. Constants Wharf grill is available for reservations or private events.
Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter!

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Book with Waterford Event Rentals in November and SAVE on Ivory & White Rosette on Mesh!

Still looking for the perfect linens to compliment the big day?  Waterford Event Rentals has a gorgeous selection of linens, and when you book their gorgeous ivory and white rosette on mesh by the end of November you’ll get a phenomenal deal!  Be sure to contact them today to secure them!

Waterford Event Rentals has a huge selection of linens if you’re still looking – whether it be sequins, lace, or other amazing textures and colors, you won’t be disappointed when you meet with the ladies at Waterford to complete the look for your wedding day.
Contact Waterford Event Rentals here to set up your consultation today!

Schneider Custom Builders:

Have You Seen Our Interactive Gallery?

At Schneider Custom Builders, we take pride in the unique, quality products and materials we use to build and renovate homes. We also love to make the design process as easy as possible as you for the homeowner. SCB’s interactive Gallery allows you to hover over features in some of our favorite spaces to see the models, colors and other specs of the brands we use. Take, for example, this photo of the kitchen in our Eastern Shore Roundhouse – click here to learn more about the aspects of the room that appeal most to you.

Visit the Interactive Gallery to explore the amazing spaces that Schneider Custom Builders can build for you. When you’re ready to start your custom home or renovation project, we will be too! Contact our home building and remodeling professionals online or call at 757-819-4466.

Save on your Winter Wedding with Preferred Vendor, Dragon Studio!

Dragon Studio is in high demand, and when you book with him and mention that you found him via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya, he’s got a great deal if your wedding is January 1-March 31, 2016!  All weddings that are in that date range will be given a 5% discount on any wedding package!
Want to learn more?  Check out his page on The Bridal Dish website and see even more of his awesome photos!
 
Secure your date before it’s gone – they definitely won’t last long!

Tacky Light Tour Time with James River Transportation!

It’s not too early to book your Tacky Light Tour with James River Transportation.  The most popular nights fill up quickly!For more information, visit the James River Transportation website.

  To request a quote just CLICK HERE.
Photo by preferred vendor, Dragon Studio

Make an Appointment at House of Maya’s Newest Location,

Privee Bride of Ghent!

 
Privee Bride of Ghent offers a truly private appointment for brides, and with amazing exclusive designers like Rivini, Simone Carvalli, Marisa, and Victor Harper, you’ll find a plethora of styles that can’t be found anywhere else in Hampton Roads!
Already have your bridal gown?  Privee also has a large selection of bridesmaids dresses from The Dessy Group, Jenny Yoo, Alfred Sung, and Lela Rose to complete the look for your girls for their big day.
Even better? Privee Bride of Ghent carries Jim’s Formal Wear, the nation’s leading tux retailer, and offers designers like Michael Kors and Calvin Klein to keep your groom and his groomsmen looking sharp for the big day.
Mention this newsletter or bring it in for 10% off your bridal order!

Book Your Holiday Europe Trip with Travel Pros!

Travel with Travel Pros to Germany, Switzerland and France this year during the Holidays!
Experience the magical Advent and Christmas markets in Switzerland and France, and seeing the Hohenzollern Burg castle in Germany!
Travel Pros changes lives, one vacation at a time!  Not only are they a preferred vendor of The Bridal Dish by House of Maya, but they were voted Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for 2015!  Contact them today to plan your Europe experience!

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Make Your Holiday Party Stunning with Fluttering Flowers !

 
Have you met Debbie Pence of Fluttering Flowers yet?  She creates some of the most beautiful floral designs you’ve ever seen!
10% discount on floras for corporate parties in the month of November and December when you mention
She would love to meet with you to consult on some of the amazing things that she can offer.  Fluttering Flowers can bring to life the vision that you’re looking for!

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Club Violin Hampton Roads

Providing first class wedding ceremony and cocktail hour music even in 20 mph winds at the oceanfront in Corolla 10.10.15! Club Violin’s battery-powered amplification means they can play anywhere!
Contact Nancy for a consultation – mention you saw them in The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter and receive 10% off your booking for 2016!

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Want Beautiful Bridal Shower Cookies Like These? Warm Wishes Welcome Bags Has Them!

Planning an upcoming bridal shower? Or still need favors for your wedding? Let Warm Wishes help! Their cookies taste as good as they look!
Contact Warm Wishes Welcome Bags by clicking here for a custom cookie platter or individual favors!
Plus, don’t forget to check out their selection of welcome bags for your hotel wedding guests!

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This Engagement Session You Have to See from Eyecaptures Photography!

Too cute for words! Click on the photo to take a look at this utterly adorable engagement session Eyecaptures Photography captured out in Portsmouth last month.
This couple had their name in lights!
Visit Eyecaputres page on The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website by clicking here!

Classy Event Rentals Does Custom Pipe and Drape!

Have a unique event space? Want a custom look? Classy Event Rentals does custom color pipe and drape work! Take a look at the custom work they did in the photo at this wedding at the Portsmouth Women’s Club.

Karen and Elizabeth at Classy Event Rentals will guide you through making the right decision for your event or wedding. Their reasonable pricing per foot includes rental, delivery, and break-down! 

Whatever your venue vision is, these ladies have a talent for bringing it to life! Contact them today by clicking here, and mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya!

Let Broche Bouquets Custom Design Your Bouquet!

Whether you’re having a boutique hotel wedding, or a rustic outdoor ceremony-Broche Bouquets are custom designed for YOU. What a wonderful keepsake from your wedding day!
What a more fun and unique way to style your wedding than with a Broche Bouquet. Susan at Broche Bouquets can customize your bouquet to represent you personally and complement your wedding day. They are beautiful for years longer than using fresh floral!
Click here to contact Broche Bouquets to customize your one of a kind bouquet, and mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!

  Homecoming, Prom & Formal at Maya Couture on Main!

YES PLEASE!!! In L❤VE with this Mon Cheri Prom two peice! The sequin tribal top is so on trend and perfect for homecoming or any special occasion!
Know of anyone needing a homecoming or prom gown? Send them over to Maya Couture on Main! It is THE place in Hampton Roads to shop for your gown!
 Click  here to schedule an appointment to try on this gorgeous 2 piece gown as well as many others!!

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Our Latest October Newsletter with The Bridal Dish by House of Maya!

Save in October when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
Photo by Kirstyn Marie Photography

What Is The Bridal Dish by House of Maya?

At House of Maya, we believe that we have a responsibility to our brides well beyond selling them their gown.  One of the ways we continue to service our clients throughout the wedding planning process and even into their journey together as a married couple is through a franchise of The Bridal Dish.
We represent the best vendors in Hampton Roads and the services we provide are completely complimentary for all our clients.  Our planning studio, located inside Maya Couture Bridal Salon on Military Highway in Norfolk has an incredible amount of resources for you to browse.  From album samples and displays to our resource books and vendor binders, all the information you need to plan your wedding is available at your fingertips.  We also have resource binders in the other four House of Maya Bridal Salons and all of our Bridal Stylists have been trained on who our vendors are and what they offer.
You can browse in the studio or on our amazing website, follow us on social media, call us for recommendations or make an appointment with Staci or Brandi, our wedding specialists, so that they can help marry you with the perfect vendors for your wedding day.
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Club Violin Hampton Roads

Providing first class wedding ceremony and cocktail hour music even in 20 mph winds at the oceanfront in Corolla 10.10.15! Club Violin’s battery-powered amplification means they can play anywhere!
Contact Nancy for a consultation – mention you saw them in The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter and receive 10% off your booking for 2016!
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Want Beautiful Bridal Shower Cookies Like These? Warm Wishes Welcome Bags Has Them!

Planning an upcoming bridal shower? Or still need favors for your wedding? Let Warm Wishes help! Their cookies taste as good as they look!
Contact Warm Wishes Welcome Bags by clicking here for a custom cookie platter or individual favors!
Plus, don’t forget to check out their selection of welcome bags for your hotel wedding guests!

Don’t Let Yourself Keep Suffering. Take Care of Your Body with Planet Wellness Chiropractic!

You can schedule an hour massage for only $50!
Call 757-410-2793, or contact them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website.
Located at:
1409 Kempsville Rd. Suite A.
Chesapeake VA 23320

eyecapturesThis Engagement Session You Have to See from Eyecaptures Photography!

Too cute for words! Click on the photo to take a look at this utterly adorable engagement session Eyecaptures Photography captured out in Portsmouth last month.
This couple had their name in lights!
Also, come out and Visit Eyecaptures Photography’s Booth at the Color Us Engaged Bridal Event on Sunday October 25 from 1-4 to take advantage of our 20% Bridal Show discount!

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Wine online anytime with The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Wine Expert, Sommelier

Crystal Cameron of Crystal Palate!

Crystal invites you to learn about the world of wine from the comfort of your own home on her new digital wine education channel. Crystal is offering 50% off her annual membership for the first 250 subscribers!
 
For only $24.95/year you’ll receive access to Crystal’s wine 101 video vault! Crystal Palate covers everything from how to read a wine label to proper wine storage and shows you why you shouldn’t hold your glass like Olivia Pope. You’ll also receive Crystal’s perfect pairings, tasting notes, travel guides and so much more!
 
Membership quickly pays for itself! For just a couple of dollars a month you’ll become a better taster, feel more confident with your next wine purchase, save time and money and impress your friends, family and colleagues with your new-found wine knowledge.
 
This exclusive offer expires on October 15! SUBSRIBE TODAY BY CLICKING HERE!
Photo by Tara Liebeck Photography, styling by Jamie Leigh Events

Simone Carvalli

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October 16th-26th at Privee Bride of Ghent

Bringing you its newest Haute Couture collection, Simone Carvalli emphasis on sophisticated silhouette, exquisite Swarovski crystals beading design, luxurious silk fabrication and contemporary applications of classic style.
Simone Carvalli represents creativity and finest quality with beautiful executed design, which shows true value.
Discover what innovation and authenticity mean to you, make Simone Carvalli your dream wedding dress. Book your appointment online with Privee Bride of Ghent here!

Classy Event Rentals Does Custom Pipe and Drape!

Have a unique event space? Want a custom look? Classy Event Rentals does custom color pipe and drape work! Take a look at the custom work they did in the photo at this wedding at the Portsmouth Women’s Club.
Karen and Elizabeth at Classy Event Rentals will guide you through making the right decision for your event or wedding. Their reasonable pricing per foot includes rental, delivery, and break-down!  
 
Whatever your venue vision is, these ladies have a talent for bringing it to life! Contact them today by clicking here, and mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya!

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Paint Nite at Cypress Point Country Club!

 
Looking for a night of fun? Grab a loved one or bring the whole group and head on over to Cypress Point Country Club for Paint Nite!
 
Every Thursday night at 7pm enjoy your favorite drink while getting your Picasso on.
 
Go to PaintNite.com to reserve your spot, and use coupon code CYPRESS20
to save $20!!
 
Don’t forget to mention to Cypress Point you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter!
 

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Let Blue Steel Lighting Design create something magical for your special day!

Be utterly unique with custom chandelier installations! Whether you are going for a garden party feel, a rustic wedding theme, or something completely different, Blue Steel Lighting Design will create something special to distinguish your wedding.
Still putting together the final details for your Winter Wedding? Blue Steel is still running their Winter Wedding Special. For couples getting married from November 2015 – February 2016, mention this newsletter and all new contracts will get 10% off of a custom lighting package!
Call 757.816.1939 for an in studio consultation, or contact them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website!
(Offer valid on new contracts only and not valid on current signed contracts.)

Book Your Ultimate Diving Experience with TravelPros!

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Submerge yourself in the Caribbean’s most beautiful dive sites! Experience the beauty of the world underwater while basking in tropical lands. Sandals luxury vacations is your answer to a break from the every day hustle and bustle. Book through Travel Pros to have all of your travel needs taken care of!
Travel Pros changes lives, one vacation at a time!  Not only are they a preferred vendor of The Bridal Dish by House of Maya, but they were voted Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for 2015!  Contact them today to plan the ultimate diving experience!
Photo by Preferred Vendor Keith Cephus Photography

Look Your Best This Fall With Mystique Salon And Day Spa!

Have you booked a Hairstylist or Make-up Artist for your wedding day?  What are you waiting for….book professionals for the most important day of your life!  Mystique offers in-salon and on-location services for Bridal hair and make-up. Call us today at 421-2196 or click here to book with us today.
Are you stressed out planning a wedding? Relax at Mystique.  Get the “Fall into Spa” package for $135.  It includes a 60 min. Swedish massage, Spa facial, and a Spa pedicure. This is just what you need!
Mystique is a full service salon.  Are you thinking of changing your hair color for the Fall.  Well come to Mystique!  Tell them that The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you and get 20% OFF your cut and color service with them!
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Let Broche Bouquets Custom Design Your Bouquet!

Whether you’re having a boutique hotel wedding, or a rustic outdoor ceremony-Broche Bouquets are custom designed for YOU. What a wonderful keepsake from your wedding day!
What a more fun and unique way to style your wedding than with a Broche Bouquet. Susan at Broche Bouquets can customize your bouquet to represent you personally and complement your wedding day. They are beautiful for years longer than using fresh floral!
Click here to contact Broche Bouquets to customize your one of a kind bouquet, and mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!

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The Perfect Compliment To A Design!

 How you decorate and design your home is an expression of your lifestyle. Working with an interior design team gives you all the right tools to bring out your unique personality in each room. At the Norfolk Idea Center, we are here to work side-by-side with both homeowners and design professionals to help navigate through the many design options in a creative and relaxed environment.  Our team incorporates the knowledge of both the design and the building sides of a project, to help apply style options in a way that will make the finished space beautiful and functional. We believe in the value that we offer the homeowner and their designer by providing our expertise in the balance of design and construction elements in a home.We are proud of the relationships we have established with interior designers throughout Hampton Roads, and have become a trusted resource for products and ideas.
Give Norfolk Idea Center a call 757-351-4550 or stop by their showroom in historic Ghent in Norfolk, VA to schedule an appointment and find out how they can be a great resource for your home project!

SCB-Beach-Inspired-ThingLinkImg Check out Schneider Custom Builder’s Interactive Gallery!

The whole may be greater than the sum of its parts, but when it comes to a custom-built home the small design details are truly the backbone of a beautiful finished product. With careful selection of colors, wood, tile, cabinetry, countertops, lighting, and appliances, your home tells your own unique story if you choose to work with a builder who offers high levels of customization.

If you aren’t familiar with Schneider Custom Builders Interactive Gallery page, it highlights interesting aspects of some of their completed projects. Simply hover over the picture to see brands, colors, and other item specifications. The photo you see here is one of our most recent additions to this gallery – a stunning living area in a beach-inspired home.
Click on the photo to view the Gallery!

Many of these design elements are also displayed at the Norfolk Idea Center. Give Schneider Custom Builders a call today at 757.819.4466 to start a conversation with them about how they can create a home that is uniquely yours!

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Make Your Holiday Party Stunning with Fluttering Flowers !

 
Have you met Debbie Pence of Fluttering Flowers yet?  She creates some of the most beautiful floral designs you’ve ever seen!
10% discount on floras for corporate parties in the month of November and December when you mention
She would love to meet with you to consult on some of the amazing things that she can offer.  Fluttering Flowers can bring to life the vision that you’re looking for!

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Save on your Winter Wedding with Preferred Vendor,

Dragon Studio!

Dragon Studio is in high demand, and when you book with him and mention that you found him via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya, he’s got a great deal if your wedding is January 1-March 31, 2016!  All weddings that are in that date range will be given a 5% discount on any wedding package!
Want to learn more?  Check out his page on The Bridal Dish website and see even more of his awesome photos!
 
Secure your date before it’s gone – they definitely won’t last long!

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Book with Waterford Event Rentals in October and SAVE on Burlap Runners & Sashes!

Still looking for the perfect linens to compliment the big day?  Waterford Event Rentals has a gorgeous selection of linens, and when you book their gorgeous burlap runners and sashes by the end of October, you’ll get a phenomenal deal!  Be sure to contact them today to secure them!
Waterford Event Rentals has a huge selection of linens if you’re still looking – whether it be sequins, lace, or other amazing textures and colors, you won’t be disappointed when you meet with the ladies at Waterford to complete the look for your wedding day.
Contact Waterford Event Rentals here to set up your consultation today!

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Homecoming, Prom & Formal at Maya Couture on Main!

YES PLEASE!!! In L❤VE with this Mon Cheri Prom two peice! The sequin tribal top is so on trend and perfect for homecoming or any special occasion!
Know of anyone needing a homecoming or prom gown? Send them over to Maya Couture on Main! It is THE place in Hampton Roads to shop for your gown!
 Click  here to schedule an appointment to try on this gorgeous 2 piece gown as well as many others!!

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Let Rev. Cory Newell Make Your Ceremony Heartfelt and Memorable!

 Rev. Cory Newell is Virginia’s #1 rated wedding pastor and located in Hampton Roads. He has performed over 1200 fun, energetic, and non traditional weddings all of which keep your guests raving. He’s also received awards such as 2015 Top 40 Under 40 Business Executives in Hampton Roads, 2015 Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Award, and is a all around good guy.
 

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Book with Womble Photography and SAVE!

 Mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya and get a FREE engagement session, and a FREE flush mount album with select wedding packages. Book your date with Womble Photography before its gone!
 

Destination Spotlight:
Ride with James River Transportation to Asheville, NC!

Fall is always a special time of year at the Biltmore!
Here are a few reasons to Explore Asheville:
-Asheville Treetops Adventure Park
-Whiskey Distillery & Brewery Tours
-Blue Ridge Mountain Opry Dinner Show

For the latest information on these and more, visit the official Asheville website.

Contact James River Transportation to get a transportation quote, 

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Mannino’s Italian Bistro Is Having An App Launch Party!

 You know Mannino’s Italian Bistro is a great location for rehearsal dinners, but have you considered them for catering?
 You’ll have an opportunity to get a hint of what they can do at their upcoming
 “A Night in Olde Towne”
customer appreciation and mobile app launch party!
Limited tickets are available for the Thursday, October 22 event at 606 High Street, Portsmouth, beginning at 5pm. For $20 you can enjoy their pasta station, oyster station, passed hors d’oeuvres, and chef-inspired Italian buffet. Drink tickets are just $2 and include beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail. Live music will be playing throughout the evening. Call 757-966-7522 for reservations, or contact them here and be sure to let them know The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya sent you!
Photo by Preferred Vendor: Dragon Studio

Best Wishes to Phillip and Holly!

Where Better To Have Your Wedding Than At The Hermitage!

When you hold your wedding or special event along the shoreline of the gorgeous Lafayette, it’s unforgettable!
Celebrate your wedding day at The Hermitage amongst the beautiful garden grounds, rich architecture, and open water side views. Visit them on their website here, or by clicking on their page at The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website here!

You’ll Love the River Views at Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront!

With gorgeous views of the Nansemond River, host your ceremony and reception within a walk from each other! Spring 2016 dates are still available at Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront! Contact us to discuss your upcoming day!
Be sure to mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter!

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 The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront has some great deals for our brides in their wedding packages! Packages are available for destination weddings as well!
 They still have November, December and January dates available!
Book in these months and you will also receive discounted food and beverage pricing!
Wedding Packages Include:
1.       Complimentary overnight stay and breakfast for bride and groom.
2.       Complimentary overnight stay one year later for Anniversary.
3.       Complimentary Fruit and Cheese Display, Champagne Toast and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with cake.
4.       Complimentary Valet and Guest Room Block.
5.       White linens, napkins, votive candles, skirted tables, dance floor and all set up and take down.
Wondering what dates they’re still available? Check out the list below!
Dates available on Saturdays in 2015: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 
Sundays in 2015: 10/25, 11/8, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20
Interested in learning more?  Contact Nancy Rosen at 757-431-7586 to set up your tour of their amazing ballrooms that can accommodate up to 350 guests, and tell her The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you!

Let the Trumpet Sound!

 And I Love Her Violins welcomes the new addition of the trumpet for your wedding ceremony music!
  Dr. Stephen Carlson, former principal trumpet with the Virginia Symphony, would love to play for your wedding!  Nothing announces your entrance better than the regal sound of the trumpet.  Paired with the violin or organ you will love the sound of their newest ensemble.
You may also choose from solo violin, strolling violin, violin/classical guitar duo, violin/cello duo, string trio and string quartet.
Contact Beth today by clicking here to book your winter and spring wedding!

Accent Your Wedding with Stage Right Lighting Weddings!

 Getting a First Dance Floor Wash will highlight any dances and toasts that happen during your reception!
 This spotlight will give you that warm glow & will enhance all of your photos! It is one of Stage Right’s favorite lighting staples and the best bang for your buck!  It’s your night. Let Stage Right Lighting set the stage! Contact Stage Right for your complimentary design consultation today!”
Let’s Chat!
757-431-4501
Want to know more about finding the perfect lighting vendor?  Check them out here on The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya’s website!
Photo by Preferred Vendor Dragon Studio

Keep the Party Going with Late Night Appetizers and Montero’s!

 Book Montero’s Restaurant to cater your 2016 wedding by December 31st and you will receive a complimentary passed late night appetizer!*
NC BBQ Sliders, Freshly Baked Cookies & Milk Shots, Vegetarian and Pork Potstickers, Oh my! Late night appetizers are a great way to infuse YOUR personality in to the event and give your guests a majorly memorable bite at the end of the night!
We know just thinking about it is making your mouth water, so call Montero’s today to schedule your tasting and let them know you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!
*50 pieces complimentary, must mention this promotion when inquiring*

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Have Your Holiday Parties at Traditions Catering & Venue!

 Here at Traditions Catering, we would love to host your holiday party! Impress your guest at our carving stations with  Honey Ham and Roasted Turkey Breast dressed in gravy. Have them delighted over the decadent Chocolate Cake with drizzled caramel!

  
Wanting to find a fun new place to celebrate your command or unit Holiday Party this year?  We are the place for you! Keep the party fun with a signature Home-Style Mac and Cheese Bar with topping variety, or our Louisiana-Style Shrimp and Grits station off of our Holiday Hors D’oeuvre Menu!  
 
 
Don’t wait! Book your party now with Traditions! They are almost booked for the season!
 
 
Traditions conveniently has two locations:

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Call Preferred Vendor, Baxter’s Creative Events for an Amazing Wedding Day!

 Looking to find the ideal person to make sure your big day goes smoothly?  Want to see a creative vision come to life?  Contact Sandy of Baxter’s Creative Events!

 Sandy still has a few dates available in October, November, and December, and if you mention The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya, she’ll give you $100 off day-of coordination or $200 off her custom full-service packages!

Book Preferred Vendor Ross Costanza Photography and The Traveling Photo Booth Company and SAVE!

When you mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya and book one of Ross Costanza Photography’s Platinum or Platinum Deluxe packages, you are eligible for a Free Photo Booth rental through The Traveling Photo Booth or $500 off either package!
Still looking for 2015 dates?  They’re available on November 7, 14 and 21, December 5,  12 and 19, so contact them by clicking here before those dates are gone!
Photo by preferred vendor, Dragon Studio

Make an Appointment at House of Maya’s Newest Location, Privee Bride of Ghent!

 
Privee Bride of Ghent offers a truly private appointment for brides, and with amazing exclusive designers like Rivini, Simone Carvalli, Marisa, and Victor Harper, you’ll find a plethora of styles that can’t be found anywhere else in Hampton Roads!
Already have your bridal gown?  Privee also has a large selection of bridesmaids dresses from The Dessy Group, Jenny Yoo, Alfred Sung, and Lela Rose to complete the look for your girls for their big day.
Even better? Privee Bride of Ghent carries Jim’s Formal Wear, the nation’s leading tux retailer, and offers designers like Michael Kors and Calvin Klein to keep your groom and his groomsmen looking sharp for the big day.
Mention this newsletter or bring it in for 10% off your bridal order!

House of Beautiful Flowers Simply Makes Your Event Beautiful!

Dramatic event design is House of Beautiful Flowers specialty. They believe your guests sit at their table for most of the evening, so your tables should be a reflection of what you want your guests to think about your wedding day. Your centerpieces, along with your bridal party’s floral designs, create a mood for your event when combined with the tablecloths, chair covers, sashes, place settings and so on.
Let House of Beautiful Flowers create a stage or dramatic archway for your ceremony, head table, cake table, or any focal area of your event.
Book an appointment with Tawania today by clicking here to plan your floral dreams, and mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!

KEEP UP WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Check us out on our social media outlets to keep up to date on all of our preferred vendors!  Check out our blog for fun tips and vendor spotlights!

 

Looking for other ways to stay in touch with us?  Check us out:

 

Follow The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya on Facebook!

Get Inspired on our Pinterest Page!

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Check us out on our social media outlets for sneak peeks for our trunk show weekends!  Do you follow our blog?  Check it out on our website – we update it with real brides and fun tips!  Want to be featured?  Email Misty your photos with photography credit to misty@houseofmayabridal.com and see if your wedding makes it!
 

 

Looking for other ways to stay in touch with us?  Check us out:

 

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House of Maya Pinterest

House of Maya Twitter

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The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Preferred Vendor Spotlight

The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Preferred Vendor Spotlight:

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“Love Notes From Pastor Cory Newell”

Loving each other forever is joy but sometimes a task.  The “task” part of the relationship often is because of communication, feeling loved, and boredom. While each topic has several layers to it, I want to focus on “feeling loved.”  Couples need many things such as love, touch, communication, affection, sex, dates, and lots chocolate or bacon! These things measure the amount of feeling that we have for each other. We all have our favorites. Do you know what really makes your other feel significant?  Marriage is designed to be a place of mutuality, the place where you serve each other, and the only forum to give to those desires.

The next time you are out at a coffee shop or walking around the boardwalk/beach, ask each other, Do you feel loved by me? What makes you feel more loved? What needs do you have, physical, emotional, or material things?

No one is a mind reader nor should you be.

One of my favorite books to suggest for every couple at any point of their relationship is Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages.

 Who is This Guy?: 

Rev. Cory Newell is Virginia’s #1 rated wedding pastor and located in Hampton Roads. He has performed over 1200 fun, energetic, and non traditional weddings all of which keep your guests raving. He’s also received awards such as 2015 Top 40 Under 40 Business Executives in Hampton Roads, 2015 Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Award, and is a all around good guy. Cory loves Christ, the church, campus ministry, non profits, business organization, marketing, contract law, his family|friends and hiking. He tries real hard to love much, to share everything, and to mobilize many. Cory has his Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty Theological Seminary and resides in Newport News, Va when not traveling. He wears many hats for several ministries, businesses, and non profits including dishwasher, door greeter, teacher, and leader.

Visit his website at www.hamptonroadsweddingpastor.com


Follow me on twitter or my personal Facebook. Check out My Wedding Pastor Facebook Page or my my new wedding Pastor website here.

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Save in October when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish by House of Maya!

Save in October when You Plan Your Wedding with The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
Photo by Kirstyn Marie Photography

What Is The Bridal Dish by House of Maya?

At House of Maya, we believe that we have a responsibility to our brides well beyond selling them their gown.  One of the ways we continue to service our clients throughout the wedding planning process and even into their journey together as a married couple is through a franchise of The Bridal Dish.
We represent the best vendors in Hampton Roads and the services we provide are completely complimentary for all our clients.  Our planning studio, located inside Maya Couture Bridal Salon on Military Highway in Norfolk has an incredible amount of resources for you to browse.  From album samples and displays to our resource books and vendor binders, all the information you need to plan your wedding is available at your fingertips.  We also have resource binders in the other four House of Maya Bridal Salons and all of our Bridal Stylists have been trained on who our vendors are and what they offer.
You can browse in the studio or on our amazing website, follow us on social media, call us for recommendations or make an appointment with Staci or Brandi, our wedding specialists, so that they can help marry you with the perfect vendors for your wedding day.

10446475_10101472230096438_7746937127186311308_nLet Rev. Cory Newell Make Your Ceremony Heartfelt and Memorable!

Rev. Cory Newell is Virginia’s #1 rated wedding pastor and located in Hampton Roads. He has performed over 1200 fun, energetic, and non traditional weddings all of which keep your guests raving. He’s also received awards such as 2015 Top 40 Under 40 Business Executives in Hampton Roads, 2015 Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Award, and is a all around good guy.
  

Classy Covers for Oct flattened

Check Out Classy Event Rentals Newest Chair Covers!

Classy Event Rentals now has 11 exclusive colors of spandex chair covers to choose from and many chair band color options. Add a fresh and modern twist to your event with these covers!

 

Want a different look other than the sleek spandex covers? Classy Event Rentals offers beautiful cloth and specialty linen options as well for chairs and tables. Karen and Elizabeth will guide you through making the right decision for your event or wedding.
  
 
Whatever your style is, these ladies have a talent for bringing it to life! Contact them today by clicking here, and mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya!

Winter Wedding Special!

Let Blue Steel be your “Something Blue” this winter!

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  Blue Steel Lighting Design is now offering a promotion for couples who will be getting married from November 2015 – February 2016.
 
 
It might be COLD outside but this deal is HOT!
 All new contracts will get 10% off of a custom lighting package.
Offer valid on weddings from November 1, 2015 to
February 29, 2016.
   
{Offer valid on new contracts only and not valid on current signed contracts} 
Get in on the deal before it’s too late! Click here to check out their page on The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website!

 Happily Ever After Starts With The Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront

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Booking your reception with the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront just got event better! Book by December 31, 2015 and take advantage of 10% off all of their existing wedding menus. Sweeten the deal when you get ready on site with a customized amenity for the bridal party!
Must mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Newsletter when contracting.!

Wine online anytime with The Bridal Dish by House of Maya Wine Expert, Sommelier

Crystal Cameron of Crystal Palate!

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Crystal invites you to learn about the world of wine from the comfort of your own home on her new digital wine education channel. Crystal is offering 50% off her annual membership for the first 250 subscribers!
 
For only $24.95/year you’ll receive access to Crystal’s wine 101 video vault! Crystal Palate covers everything from how to read a wine label to proper wine storage and shows you why you shouldn’t hold your glass like Olivia Pope. You’ll also receive Crystal’s perfect pairings, tasting notes, travel guides and so much more!
 
Membership quickly pays for itself! For just a couple of dollars a month you’ll become a better taster, feel more confident with your next wine purchase, save time and money and impress your friends, family and colleagues with your new-found wine knowledge.
 
This exclusive offer expires on October 15! SUBSRIBE TODAY BY CLICKING HERE!

Mannino’s Italian Bistro Is Having An App Launch Party!

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You know Mannino’s Italian Bistro is a great location for rehearsal dinners, but have you considered them for catering?
 You’ll have an opportunity to get a hint of what they can do at their upcoming
 “A Night in Olde Towne”
customer appreciation and mobile app launch party!
Limited tickets are available for the Thursday, October 22 event at 606 High Street, Portsmouth, beginning at 5pm. For $20 you can enjoy their pasta station, oyster station, passed hors d’oeuvres, and chef-inspired Italian buffet. Drink tickets are just $2 and include beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail. Live music will be playing throughout the evening. Call 757-966-7522 for reservations, or contact them here and be sure to let them know The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya sent you!
Photo by Tara Liebeck Photography, styling by Jamie Leigh Events

Simone Carvalli

Trunk Show

October 16th-26th at Privee Bride of Ghent

 
Bringing you its newest Haute Couture collection, Simone Carvalli emphasis on sophisticated silhouette, exquisite Swarovski crystals beading design, luxurious silk fabrication and contemporary applications of classic style.
Simone Carvalli represents creativity and finest quality with beautiful executed design, which shows true value.
Discover what innovation and authenticity mean to you, make Simone Carvalli your dream wedding dress. Book your appointment online with Privee Bride of Ghent here!

What A Shot From Eyecaptures Photography!

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This Bride and Groom had a vintage World War 2 fighter plane, and a 1968 Rolls-Royce.
Check out their wedding on the Eyecaptures Blog or click on the photo!
 Come out and Visit Eyecaptures Photography’s™ Booth at the Color Us Engaged Bridal Event on Sunday October 25 from 1-4 to take advantage of their 20% Bridal Show discount!

Beautiful Ocean Views, Big Savings!

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 The Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront has some great deals for our brides in their wedding packages! Packages are available for destination weddings as well!
 They still have November, December and January dates available!
Book in these months and you will also receive discounted food and beverage pricing!
Wedding Packages Include:
1.       Complimentary overnight stay and breakfast for bride and groom.
2.       Complimentary overnight stay one year later for Anniversary.
3.       Complimentary Fruit and Cheese Display, Champagne Toast and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries with cake.
4.       Complimentary Valet and Guest Room Block.
5.       White linens, napkins, votive candles, skirted tables, dance floor and all set up and take down.
Wondering what dates they’re still available? Check out the list below!
Dates available on Saturdays in 2015: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19 
Sundays in 2015: 10/25, 11/8, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20
Interested in learning more?  Contact Nancy Rosen at 757-431-7586 to set up your tour of their amazing ballrooms that can accommodate up to 350 guests, and tell her The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you!
Photo by Preferred Vendor: Dragon Studio

Best Wishes to Phillip and Holly!

Where Better To Have Your Wedding Than At The Hermitage!

When you hold your wedding or special event along the shoreline of the gorgeous Lafayette, it’s unforgettable!
Celebrate your wedding day at The Hermitage amongst the beautiful garden grounds, rich architecture, and open water side views. Visit them on their website here, or by clicking on their page at The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website here!

Let TravelPros Book Your Sandals WeddingMoons Party!

Your honeymoon begins the moment you call to the moment you say “I do”
A Sandals WeddingMoon® marries the wedding and the honeymoon, so after you’ve exchanged your vows, you can begin your happily ever after. Romance abounds at the resorts made for love, and you’ll find endless ways to enjoy your time together, from suites so exotic and romantic, we named them “Love Nests Dream Suites”, to intimate dining beneath the moonlit sky, hand-in-hand strolls along the beach, and every land and water sport under the sun. Best of all, it’s all included.

Travel Pros changes lives, one vacation at a time!  Not only are they a preferred vendor of The Bridal Dish by House of Maya, but they were voted Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for 2015!  Contact them today to plan the perfect WeddingMoon!

Planning a Destination Wedding?
Let Broche Bouquets Custom Design Your Bouquet!

broche editedMost brides planning a destination wedding just want to relax and enjoy their day and beautiful surroundings. Wouldn’t it be reassuring to know that at the location of your wedding, your bridal and bridal party’s bouquets are perfect and how you want them?
What a more fun and unique way to style your wedding than with a Broche Bouquet. Susan at Broche Bouquets can customize your bouquet to represent you personally and complement your wedding day. They are easy to pack and will be a beautiful keepsake for years longer than using fresh floral!
Love the photos on the right? Susan did these for a couple who married in St. Croix!

Click here to contact Broche Bouquets to customize your one of a kind bouquet, and mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!

Homecoming, Prom & Formal at Maya Couture on Main!

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Want that extra special gown that is different that the others? Maya Couture on Main just received this beautiful Terani Couture gown and it is definitely a show stopper!!
It’s absolutely perfect for homecoming or your next formal event. Click  here to schedule an appointment to try on this gorgeous 2 piece gown as well as many others!!

 

 

Allure Fall 2015 Trunk Show October 9th-11th at

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Allure Bridals pursues excellence in design and irreproachable craftsmanship to create a gown worthy of a bride’s most treasured moments.
Allure designs blend rich fabrics like satin and lace, and is all about the details-beading, floral appliqués, dramatic backs, and perfect draping. Every gown features details to set it apart and make the bride shine.
Book your appointment online by clicking here before this Trunk Show packs up!

Let the Trumpet Sound!

And I Love Her Violins welcomes the new addition of the trumpet for your wedding ceremony music!
  Dr. Stephen Carlson, former principal trumpet with the Virginia Symphony, would love to play for your wedding!  Nothing announces your entrance better than the regal sound of the trumpet.  Paired with the violin or organ you will love the sound of their newest ensemble.
You may also choose from solo violin, strolling violin, violin/classical guitar duo, violin/cello duo, string trio and string quartet.
Contact Beth today by clicking here to book your winter and spring wedding!

Look Your Best This Fall With Mystique Salon And Day Spa!

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 Have you booked a Hairstylist or Make-up Artist for your wedding day?  What are you waiting for….book professionals for the most important day of your life!  Mystique offers in-salon and on-location services for Bridal hair and make-up. Call us today at 421-2196 or click here to book with us today.
Are you stressed out planning a wedding? Relax at Mystique.  Get the “Fall into Spa” package for $135.  It includes a 60 min. Swedish massage, Spa facial, and a Spa pedicure. This is just what you need!
Mystique is a full service salon.  Are you thinking of changing your hair color for the Fall.  Well come to Mystique!  Tell them that The Bridal Dish by House of Maya sent you and get 20% OFF your cut and color service with them!

Accent Your Wedding with Stage Right Lighting Weddings!

 
 
Getting a First Dance Floor Wash will highlight any dances and toasts that happen during your reception!
 This spotlight will give you that warm glow & will enhance all of your photos! It is one of Stage Right’s favorite lighting staples and the best bang for your buck!  It’s your night. Let Stage Right Lighting set the stage! Contact Stage Right for your complimentary design consultation today!”
Let’s Chat!
757-431-4501
Want to know more about finding the perfect lighting vendor?  Check them out here on The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya’s website!

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Your Time Is Already Taken With Designing Your Wedding.

Let Norfolk Idea Center Design Your Home!

Wedding registries have changed dramatically since department stores began offering them in the early 20th century. No longer limited to china, silver, and crystal, today’s wish lists include trips, cash, and gift certificates for products and services that will help the couple as they embark upon their new life together!Norfolk Idea Center has a design team with the design knowledge and resources available to equip every visitor with the perfect solution for their home. They enjoy the opportunity to offer unique ideas for the newlywed couple that will enhance their unique lifestyle and the journey that is ahead. Give them a call 757-351-4550 or stop by their showroom to learn more about their exclusive Design Consultation Services and the Gift Certificate available for the happy couple in your life.
Photo by Preferred Vendor Dragon Studio

Keep the Party Going with Late Night Appetizers and Montero’s!

 
Book Montero’s Restaurant to cater your 2016 wedding by December 31st and you will receive a complimentary passed late night appetizer!*
NC BBQ Sliders, Freshly Baked Cookies & Milk Shots, Vegetarian and Pork Potstickers, Oh my! Late night appetizers are a great way to infuse YOUR personality in to the event and give your guests a majorly memorable bite at the end of the night!
We know just thinking about it is making your mouth water, so call Montero’s today to schedule your tasting and let them know you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!
*50 pieces complimentary, must mention this promotion when inquiring*

October is Virginia Wine Month!

Ride with James River Transportation to the Town Point Fall Wine Festival in Norfolk!

 Sunday, October 18th
Sit back, relax and leave the driving to James River Transportation.
 
Round-trip from Richmond to Norfolk, departing at 9am and returning by 6pm. 
Only $33.00 per person. 
Online reservations only.  For more information please visit their website by clicking here, or contact them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website here! 

Book with Waterford Event Rentals in October and SAVE on Burlap Runners & Sashes!

Still looking for the perfect linens to compliment the big day?  Waterford Event Rentals has a gorgeous selection of linens, and when you book their gorgeous burlap runners and sashes by the end of October, you’ll get a phenomenal deal!  Be sure to contact them today to secure them!
Waterford Event Rentals has a huge selection of linens if you’re still looking – whether it be sequins, lace, or other amazing textures and colors, you won’t be disappointed when you meet with the ladies at Waterford to complete the look for your wedding day.
Contact Waterford Event Rentals here to set up your consultation today!

Book with Womble Photography and SAVE!

Mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya and get a FREE engagement session, and a FREE flush mount album with select wedding packages. Book your date with Womble Photography before its gone!
 
 
Photo by Preferred Vendor EyeCaptures Photography, Dress: Maya Couture, Linens and Chairs: Waterford Event Rentals, Floral: Marlene Events

Cypress Point Country Club is Offering a GREAT Special for December & January Events!  


You won’t want to miss taking advantage of the amazing opportunity to book your wedding or special event at Cypress Point Country Club, one of our phenomenal preferred vendors!  
 
When you book and mention that you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya, you’ll get $300 off your room rental rate when you book by October 31 for your wedding or holiday party in December 2015 or January of 2016!

Interested in learning more?  Contact Anne via this link and let her know you found her via The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya!
 
Take advantage of this incredible opportunity before it’s gone!

Have Your Holiday Parties at Traditions Catering & Venue!

   Here at Traditions Catering, we would love to host your holiday party! Impress your guest at our carving stations with  Honey Ham and Roasted Turkey Breast dressed in gravy. Have them delighted over the decadent Chocolate Cake with drizzled caramel!

 
Wanting to find a fun new place to celebrate your command or unit Holiday Party this year?  We are the place for you! Keep the party fun with a signature Home-Style Mac and Cheese Bar with topping variety, or our Louisiana-Style Shrimp and Grits station off of our Holiday Hors D’oeuvre Menu!  
 
 
Don’t wait! Book your party now with Traditions! They are almost booked for the season!
 
 
Traditions conveniently has two locations:
Photo by Preferred Vendor, Will Hawkins Photography

 

Book Vivid Expressions, LLC and Create Your Designer Wedding Look!

Looking for a floral event designer?  Are you a visual person? You get more than a Florist with Vivid Expressions, LLC – you actually get your own personal Interior Designer for your wedding! Janel with Vivid Expressions, LLC will work with you to develop stunning illustrations of your ceremony site, drawings of décor details, 2D & 3D of your reception room design, and can then provide gorgeous in-house floral designs, beautiful decor, source unique accents, and a day of production team to completely bring it all to life.
 Interested in scheduling your complimentary consultation?  Brides will get a Free Tossing Bouquet for Event Design Consulting Clients who choose to use her In-House service for their Floral Designs & Decor!
 
  Be sure to contact her via this link  and let her know that The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya sent you!

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Call Preferred Vendor, Baxter’s Creative Events for an Amazing Wedding Day!

 Looking to find the ideal person to make sure your big day goes smoothly?  Want to see a creative vision come to life?  Contact Sandy of Baxter’s Creative Events!

Sandy still has a few dates available in October, November, and December, and if you mention The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya, she’ll give you $100 off day-of coordination or $200 off her custom full-service packages!

House of Beautiful Flowers Simply Makes Your Event Beautiful!

Dramatic event design is House of Beautiful Flowers specialty. They believe your guests sit at their table for most of the evening, so your tables should be a reflection of what you want your guests to think about your wedding day. Your centerpieces, along with your bridal party’s floral designs, create a mood for your event when combined with the tablecloths, chair covers, sashes, place settings and so on.
Let House of Beautiful Flowers create a stage or dramatic archway for your ceremony, head table, cake table, or any focal area of your event.
Book an appointment with Tawania today by clicking here to plan your floral dreams, and mention you found them via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!

Capture The Most Important Moments with Will Hawkins!

Don’t rely on yourself remembering every moment that happens. Let Will Hawkins Photography imprint those sweet moments for a lifetime!
Book your Wedding Collection in the next 3 months with Will and receive 10% off! All Collections come with a complimentary Engagement Session! Love the photo on the right? Check out his page on The Bridal Dish by House of Maya website to view more inspiring shots!
Photo by Preferred Vendor, EyeCaptures Photography

Still Looking for a Great Caterer?  Contact Preferred Vendor, East Beach Catering!

We absolutely love all the amazing culinary confections that East Beach Catering comes up with, and the mozzarella and tomatoes at our Privee of Ghent open house to the right are no exception.  You won’t want to miss out on booking Cathy for your big day – from her signature sweet potato biscuits to her delectable macaroni and cheese bar, we know that you’ll be ecstatic to savor her food the day of your wedding!
Interested in learning more?  Contact East Beach Catering via The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya by clicking here – and be sure to let her know that we sent you!

Book Preferred Vendor Ross Costanza Photography and The Traveling Photo Booth Company and SAVE!

When you mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya and book one of Ross Costanza Photography’s Platinum or Platinum Deluxe packages, you are eligible for a Free Photo Booth rental through The Traveling Photo Booth or $500 off either package!
Still looking for 2015 dates?  They’re available on November 7, 14 and 21, December 5,  12 and 19, so contact them by clicking here before those dates are gone!
Photo by Sean Holder Photography

Still Looking for a Full-Service Wedding Planner?  Contact Uniquely Yours by Pearl!

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!  Bridal coordinating is my passion and I can assist you with all the details to make your day special.  I will direct the rehearsal and coordinate the wedding day from the time the first vendor arrives, until the last guest has left.  I will be with you providing advice and services throughout the entire process that ensure your wedding day are fun and stress free.
Uniquely Yours by Pearl caters to the brides and grooms that want the most experienced person to facilitate your day.  With my experience and knowledge of the vendors in our area, I can save you time and money and help stay within your proposed budget.  I offer you a 15% discount on my services.

Click here to contact her and book your date today!

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Make Your Holiday Party Stunning with Fluttering Flowers !

 Have you met Debbie Pence of Fluttering Flowers yet?  She creates some of the most beautiful floral designs you’ve ever seen!
10% discount on floras for corporate parties in the month of November and December when you mention The Bridal Dish by House of Maya!
She would love to meet with you to consult on some of the amazing things that she can offer.  Fluttering Flowers can bring to life the vision that you’re looking for!
Love the look to the right?  Check out the photoshoot featured on Ruffled by clicking this link and seeing more of her amazing work!  Photo by Chelsea Anderson Photography.

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Get a Free Portrait Session with Dee Akright Photographers!

Book your wedding with Dee Akright Photographers by December 31st, 2015 and receive a free portrait session!
 Your choice:  an engagement session, a bridal portrait session, a family session, or a boudoir session!
Also includes a password protected web site for viewing and sharing…plus your images! 
 
And as always…pets are included because they’re family members too!
Photo by preferred vendor, Dragon Studio

Make an Appointment at House of Maya’s Newest Location, Privee Bride of Ghent!

 
Privee Bride of Ghent offers a truly private appointment for brides, and with amazing exclusive designers like Rivini, Simone Carvalli, Marisa, and Victor Harper, you’ll find a plethora of styles that can’t be found anywhere else in Hampton Roads!
Already have your bridal gown?  Privee also has a large selection of bridesmaids dresses from The Dessy Group, Jenny Yoo, Alfred Sung, and Lela Rose to complete the look for your girls for their big day.
Even better? Privee Bride of Ghent carries Jim’s Formal Wear, the nation’s leading tux retailer, and offers designers like Michael Kors and Calvin Klein to keep your groom and his groomsmen looking sharp for the big day.
Mention this newsletter or bring it in for 10% off your bridal order!

Save on your Winter Wedding with Preferred Vendor,

Dragon Studio!

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 Dragon Studio is in high demand, and when you book with him and mention that you found him via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya, he’s got a great deal if your wedding is January 1-March 31, 2016!  All weddings that are in that date range will be given a 5% discount on any wedding package!
Want to learn more?  Check out his page on The Bridal Dish website and see even more of his awesome photos!
 
Secure your date before it’s gone – they definitely won’t last long!

Making Sure You Have the Right Wedding Reception Music for Your Wedding is Key to a Great Time!

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Hey DJ Bobby is your key to success. He cares about  building a relationship with each bride and groom, pays attention to song lyrics and your guests.
 
 Wedding reception music should never contain curse words or bad lyrics. In these days it is impossible to play newer music without questionable lyrics. Hey DJ Bobby lets the bride and groom choose what songs to be played, takes guest requests, and makes sure they’re all edited. He never has these issues because he prepares all of his music for each wedding and event he DJs.
Hey DJ Bobby provides music lists for EVERY part of your wedding including your wedding reception music. He helps all of his brides and grooms by meeting with them several times over the course of their time together from the moment they book his services to the end of the wedding reception.
Does Hey DJ Bobby sound like the key to your wedding success? Contact him by clicking here – and mention to him you found him via The Bridal Dish by House of Maya newsletter!

KEEP UP WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Check us out on our social media outlets to keep up to date on all of our preferred vendors!  Check out our blog for fun tips and vendor spotlights!

 

Looking for other ways to stay in touch with us?  Check us out:

 

Follow The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya on Facebook!

Get Inspired on our Pinterest Page!

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Check us out on our social media outlets for sneak peeks for our trunk show weekends!  Do you follow our blog?  Check it out on our website – we update it with real brides and fun tips!  Want to be featured?  Email Misty your photos with photography credit to misty@houseofmayabridal.com and see if your wedding makes it!
 

 

Looking for other ways to stay in touch with us?  Check us out:

 

Maya Couture Facebook

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House of Maya Pinterest

House of Maya Twitter

Pure English Facebook

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The Bridal Dish: The Dish on Everything Wedding!
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The Vendors of The Bridal Dish™ by House of Maya Give Back!

It was so fantastic to have the opportunity to work directly with House of Maya Bridal Salons for the Brides Across America Event in July at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel!  Some of our fabulous preferred vendors came out while the salon gave away gowns to military brides to meet with them and discuss the details of their wedding day – and it was such a success!  Thank you so much to all who participated, and we can’t wait to see the turnout next year!

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Vendors Involved:

Entertainment: Hey DJ

Video: Intellect Media

Vendor Participants:

Eye Captures Photography

Ross Costanza Photography

Will Hawkins Photography

The Traveling Photo Booth

Travel Pros

Planet Wellness

Reverend Cory Newell

Gateaux Bakery

Unique Sweets & Accessories

And I Love Her Violins

The Granby Theater

Mystique Salon and Day Spa

Uniquely Yours by Pearl

Black Iris Floral Events

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