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September 24, 2023
Bluemont, VA

Carol & Matthew

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What time should I arrive at the ceremony?

Answer

Please plan to arrive around 30 minutes prior. Northern Virginia traffic is unpredictable and our ceremony will begin promptly at 2:00 pm.

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Can I take pictures/videos during the ceremony?

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We are requesting that ALL guests silence and put away their phones for the entire duration of the ceremony. Our wish is for everyone to be present with us in prayer. If you see another guest taking pictures, please gently and respectfully remind them of this request.

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Is there parking for the ceremony and reception?

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Yes! For the ceremony, please park in the church's parking garage (located on the ground level of the building). For the reception, there is a large parking lot behind the manor. If you drive straight up the hill when you enter the premises of the venue, it will be on your right.

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I have a dietary restriction/food allergy, can I make a special request?

Answer

Yes! Please make sure to indicate that when you RSVP and let us know as soon as possible so that our caterers can plan accordingly in advance.

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Is there a dress code?

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Yes, this event will be formal.

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When should I RSVP by?

Answer

We would prefer all guests RSVP by July 31st so that we have an adequate amount of time to get all of our event details in order based on the number of people who will join us in our celebration.

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Can I bring a date?

Answer

We have planned for our reception to be our close friends and family so while we aren't extending invites to plus-ones, we're very excited to have you attend and get to know others at this gathering.

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I've never attended a Coptic wedding, what can I expect to see and hear at a Coptic Orthodox Ceremony?

Answer

We encourage you to look up some videos of Coptic Orthodox Crowning Ceremonies, they are quite beautiful. You can expect to hear cymbals played and hymns sung as the bride walks down the aisle. During the ceremony, Matthew and Carol will be crowned by their priest. The ceremony will be in English and our priest will explain the major symbolic aspects of the ceremony to our guests.

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Do you have any hotel recommendations?

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Yes, we've listed nearby hotel recommendations on the travel page of this website.

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Are you registered? Where?

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Our registry is on this website! You can simply click on the tab on the navigation bar at the top of this website.

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