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photographer stephanie dee

Stephanie Dee turns her passions for photography, travel and weddings into a rewarding career

There has hardly been a period of Stephanie Dee’s life not spent behind the lens of a camera. Starting out with disposable cameras in elementary school, photography developed into more than just a creative outlet for her, it became a passion. She also discovered a passion for travel. And a love for weddings. So it’s only natural she ended up starting a wedding photography business. And, with 136 weddings under her belt so far, a very busy wedding photography business at that. She stays busy not only because of her phenomenal photography skills, but also because she works tirelessly at…
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airlie staff spotlight quaid coxsey

Quaid Coxsey: wedding and event planner, style guru, equestrian enthusiast

Coco Chanel once said: “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” Enter Quaid Coxsey, Airlie wedding and event planner extraordinaire, and (if we do say so ourselves) the perfect combination of style, sophistication and sass. While consistently abreast of what’s trending, Quaid’s keen sense of time-honored, classic style is a bonus for both our wedding couples and event hosts alike. His prior experience in both the equestrian and floral industries left him with exceptional time management skills, diligence, and process. The result? A distinct and personalized experience for our clients. Read on to learn more about Quaid. Why do you…
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airlie vendor spotlight rosanna

Rosanna Smith squirrels away vintage furniture and decor to create beautiful vignettes at weddings and events

As a child, Rosanna Smith figured she would grow up to be a businesswoman. And she did. But she had no clue her business would involve styling vignettes with vintage furniture and decor for weddings and events. Of course, her business Bella Villa Antiques & Vintage Rentals is much more complicated than styling events. She’s also busy responding to inquiries, drafting proposals, meeting with clients, coordinating deliveries, managing inventory, and many other tasks. Her business, which started as a retail shop 10 years ago, has evolved, recently expanding to a 5,000-square-foot space in Marshall, VA. “With so many wonderful antiques…
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airlie staff spotlight bryce

FHS sophomore Bryce Leazer excels on the golf course and at Airlie

Meet Bryce Leazer, Conference Operations team member, Fauquier High School sophomore, and athlete. Earlier this month, Bryce competed in the Virginia High School League Golf Championship, a Class 4 State Tournament. Reaching the tournament was a milestone in and of itself, as a Fauquier High student hadn’t earned a championship spot in 8 years. Naturally, we wanted to learn more about Bryce’s passion for golf, his goals, and what he does for fun. First things first, how did you do in the tournament? I had a bad first day. Nerves got the best of me and I shot an 84….
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