When Dena and Kent said “I do” on January 10, 2004 they promised to love each other in sickness and in health. When Kent was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2020 their vows came to fruition, and the couple has emerged stronger than ever before. Their commitment to each other and their marriage is one for the books. These two have stood by each other and, in 2024, they decided to celebrate their love story and renew their vows in front of their closest family and friends.

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With the help of Sandy Petra who owns Occasions by Sandy, the couple found The Barn at Brambleton. This wedding and event venue combines the rustic elegance of the Virginia hunt country with the welcoming, modern sensibilities of Loudoun County, and it was the perfect place for this darling couple to say “I do” — again.

As a space where so many couples start their life together, The Barn at Brambleton is accustomed to serving as the backdrop for sentimental moments. But this occasion took on an even deeper meaning. After hearing Dena and Kent’s story, The Barn at Brambleton was delighted to participate in Wish Upon a Wedding, an organization that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or life altering health circumstances.

On June 3, 2024, The Barn at Brambleton and the community came together with vendors donating their services, including planning, catering, florals, music, signs, photography, videography, and the designer of her dress donated her veil and tiara.

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Dena and Kent envisioned a stunning place to reiterate their commitment to each other and acknowledge all they’d been through as a couple. With florals by Castle Drive and signs and backdrops by Blissful Design and Decor, The Barn at Brambleton came alive with the dream look that Dena and Kent had imagined.

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The layout of The Barn at Brambleton was ideal for Dena and Kent’s celebration, with both indoor ceremony and reception spaces available. Vendors arrived at 11 AM to get the space celebration-ready, and, upon arriving, guests were greeted with a red-carpet entrance. Everyone had the opportunity to have photos taken to commemorate this incredibly meaningful event.

At promptly 4:30 PM, as the clock hands moved upwards — an old adage that is said to uplift your marriage, the ceremony was held upstairs in the main part of the barn. 50 guests gathered for the occasion, and Dena walked down the aisle in a dress from Kleinfeld Bridal and Valerie Soule officiating. With three bridesmaids and three groomsmen by their sides, and their daughters helping them exchange the rings, Dena and Kent said “I do” yet again, even more in love than they were 20 years ago.

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Cocktail hour was held downstairs, and a live painter was in attendance to capture the memories and the feelings in a beautifully artistic way. After mingling over drinks, the group gathered upstairs once again for the reception and a four-course meal and stations catered by Genesis Delight Catering. Music was provided by Summit Events. Timeless Photo & Video and Ari Visuals captured the candid and moving moments so that Dena and Kent will have visual memories to treasure.

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Looking back on the celebration, Dena and Kent were over the moon. The vision came together exactly as they’d hoped, and the couple was surrounded by so much love and joy from their nearest and dearest. Thanks to The Barn at Brambleton, these two were able to find happiness and time together during a trying season.

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Find a Classic American Summer Right Here in Loudoun County

As soon as that last school bell rings in June, we shift into summer mode in Brambleton. The constant drum of school activities, sports, and extracurriculars begins to slow down a bit, and we relax into that nostalgic ease of summertime.

But that doesn’t mean summer is without lots to do! At Brambleton, the idyllic vision of childhood comes alive, with everything from pool days to camps to library programming, classic ice cream shops, and fun in the park. This is a community where you can trust that your children will have a safe space to explore their interests, cool spots where they can hang out with their friends, and lots of structured activities for those days when they need a routine.

Learning is So Much More Than Books at the Library

Brambleton Library is a place where people fall in love with learning, but it’s also so much more. This is a state-of-the-art institution where education meets entertainment meets an interactive approach.

Summer is the perfect time for kids to experience the Makerspace, where they’ll find everything from 3D printers to sewing machines to a music recording and editing studio.

Children, teens and adults are all eligible to participate in the Rock at the Library 2024 Summer Reading Program. Complete 10 challenges involving reading, attending library events, or utilizing online and streaming services by August 16th to earn a free book, tickets to a Washington Nationals game and an entry into the grand-prize drawing.

Check the library’s online calendar for free family programs all summer long!

Kids’ Camps Spark Lifelong Hobbies

Is your child eager to dig deeper into their favorite activities? At Brambleton, they can find summer camps that let them have fun, see what sparks their creativity, and even discover hobbies they’ll take with them for a lifetime.

At Bella Ballerina, weeklong themed dance camps are offered throughout the summer for tiny dancers ages 3 to 9. In addition to twirling across the dance floor, there will be arts and crafts, storytime, mini manicures, surprise visits from characters (Elsa, perhaps?), and more.

Dragon Yong-In Martial Arts has summer camps throughout the summer where kids not only get to burn energy kicking and chopping their way through a karate class, but they’ll also experience climbing the rock wall, bouncing around the bounce house, and taking field trips to places like Harpers Ferry, Leesburg Animal Park, and the Purcellville Library.

Want your child to have an even more niche camp experience? Through the Brambleton Community Association, your child can hone their skills in tennis, engineering, drama, chess, and even stitching.

Then there’s the World Odyssey – Olympic Summer Adventure run through Cadence Education, where your kids will find a balance between learning and fun, keeping them safe and having fun while preventing the summer slide. There’s also Chesterbrook Academy® Day Camp where kids will work on everything from math skills to building rockets, performing on stage, and creating digital art. And Best Brains Summer Camp is a wonderful outlet for parents who want to immerse their K-8 grade kids in half or full days of creative writing, science, public speaking and other education-forward camp curricula.

Fun Knows No Bounds at Hanson Park

From picnics in the park to meeting friends for a pickup soccer game, the 257 acres that make up Hanson Park are the perfect place for little ones to run around and just be kids. Located within walking distance to many Brambleton neighborhoods.

With walking trails, a skate park, soccer, baseball, cricket, and softball fields, tennis courts, Pickleball courts, a disc golf course, playgrounds, a splash pad, and more, children will never run out of activities to try. Take the whole family on the weekends and host your own field day if you’re feeling adventurous!

Make a Splash at the Pool

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Is there anything better than that first cannonball into the pool on a hot July day? Or meeting your friends for a quick dip in the late afternoon? Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids on the weekend or they’re chomping at the bit to join the swim team, Brambleton is the place to be. With multiple pools across the community, including the 8-lane lap pool at Brambleton Corner Clubhouse and Pool or the toddler-friendly splash pad at the Stratford Landing Pool and Splash Park, you’ll never find a shortage of places to dive into the sparkling water.

Plus, the newest community pool just opened at Brambleton Crossing. This is the place to be this summer, with a water slide, outdoor showers, and other fun water activities.

End a Summer Day on a Sweet Note

Of course, there’s nothing better than a cold Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cone on a 90-degree afternoon or strolling over to Brambleton Town Center for a frozen yogurt or bubble tea after dinner. And what kid doesn’t love meeting their friends to walk around and take their allowance to Sweet Frog, hoping to load up on as many toppings as possible?

Whether it’s ice cream, signing up for a camp, spending a mid-summer day at the pool, or encouraging summer learning at the library, it’s all at Brambleton. This is the place where summer memories are made. Find a home where you don’t spend summer wishing you were on vacation — your vacation is right here.

Summer brings new openings and everything you need, just minutes from home.

Brambleton Town Center has been the hub of life in Brambleton for quite some time! Picking up a gift for a child’s birthday party at Go Bananas, enjoying a date night at Ahso Cellars, or catching a movie at Regal Fox 4DX and IMAX can all be done in Brambleton. As summer cruises into your view, add bubbly bliss to your life at the now-open Bunny Tea or check out Rush Bowls where ingredients are crafted to taste sinfully delicious, resulting in the best fruit and all-natural food bowls available. Summer is yum all around!

But, did you know the ease and convenience of Brambletonian living extends beyond Brambleton Town Center? Brambleton Corner Plaza and Bram Quarter both set the stage for a more expansive approach to lifestyle centers in Brambleton, and they give you another outlet for the best in food, shopping and more, no matter where you are in the neighborhood.

Brambleton Corner Plaza is located at the intersection of Northstar and Evergreen Mills, while Bram Quarter is right on the corner of Loudoun County Parkway and Evergreen Mills. Whether you’re running errands around town, picking up groceries on your way home from work, out for a walk or looking for a quick place to grab a snack, there’s an easy place to stop right nearby.

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Your life is here, and so are we, along with some of the most talked about openings in the neighborhood this year. Brambleton has you covered. Everywhere you turn, there’s a business ready to serve your needs.

Brambleton Corner Plaza is your one-stop shop for both the practical and the delicious. Fill up your car and your stomach at Filling Co. Grab & Grub (hot tip: order the mac and cheese bites and the cheesesteak). Grab your necessities at CVS. Cool down with a smoothie from Tropical Smoothie. Having the essentials at your fingertips can make life’s tasks & to-do’s that much easier.

And there’s one opening that has everybody talking: bkd Bagels, one of Loudoun County’s favorites with locations on King Street and Fort Evans Rd in Leesburg, Purcellville, and now (drum roll, please!) Brambleton! We’re counting down the days until we can pick up an everything bagel at bkd.

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Brambleton Corner Plaza – located at the intersection of Evergreen Mills Rd & Northstar Blvd

Brambleton’s newest place to be is Paris Baguette, thriving in its new Bram Quarter location. This charming French bakery has become a fast favorite of Brambletonians since opening in April 2024. Are you craving a French pastry or croissant? Grab an Instagram-worthy photo with your sweet or savory choice in front of the mural in the dining area and try not to take one of everything from their pastry cases. Just next door is the coming soon, Nails at Tiffany, when you need a little pampering. Soon you will be able to get a manicure or a relaxing pedicure, and treat yourself to a day of self-care. Bram Quarter is also home to Brambleton’s Welcome Center. Stop by and we’ll fill you in on the new shops, services and homes coming to town from one side to the other!

Life is certainly buzzing at Brambleton from trendy restaurants to fast casual spots that are perfect for WFH, your options are growing every day. Life is exciting here at Brambleton, and we’re thrilled to keep expanding to serve Brambletonians with the best in local and national businesses. Interested in bringing your business to Brambleton? Give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction! 703.936.7781

With the holidays fast approaching, make the Brambleton Town Center your go-to choice for gifts: from children’s toys and beauty treatments to pet supplies, gift cards and more. Find your festive spirit at the annual Winter Wonderland event, watching holiday movie classics at Regal Fox 4DX & IMAX, or by ringing in the New Year at a local Town Center restaurant.

Check out our holiday newsletter below for discounts and events, plus ways to give back this holiday season.

Thank you for shopping small and shopping local at the Brambleton Town Center!

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Winter Wonderland Event

Join Brambleton Town Center for our Winter Wonderland event on Sunday, December 3, from 12 – 3 PM.

This event is FREE to the public and is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Enjoy pictures* with Santa, games, holiday crafts, s’mores station, and much more. The first 200 guests will receive a Brambleton Town Center holiday item.

All event activities will take place in the Plaza area directly in front of the movie theater and will be rain or shine.

*Be sure to bring your own camera for photos with Santa.

Eclips Salon

Enjoy 2 days of Black Friday savings, November 22 & 25. Take 20% off everything you can fit in an Eclips bag. Limit one bag per client.

Toys for Tots: Receive a complimentary hair treatment with every toy donation made Nov 1 – 30. Complimentary hair treatment is either a Fusio Dose or a deep conditioning mask.

During the month of December, Eclips will be hosting a donation drive for the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS).

Enter to win a Dyson blow dryer with the purchase of a holiday gift set through December.

Go Bananas

Small Business Saturday sale (Nov 25th): 10 AM to 1 PM, take 20% off all purchases. Does not include LEGO and cannot be combined with any other offer. Check your mailbox for this year’s holiday catalog with coupons to be used through December 24th.

My Thai Place

Present this coupon for 15% off any carry-out purchase of $100+. When ordering online, use coupon code 15BRAM, or call 703-327-5900 to place your order.

Nick’s Taverna

Enjoy ½ price bottles of wine every Wednesday with the purchase of any 2 entrees and live music every Friday night!

Ring in the new year at Nick’s annual NYE party. Event begins at 8 PM with live music by Diamond Alley, a special menu, party favors and champagne toast at midnight. $25 cover.

Onelife Fitness

Invite up to 3 friends who join by November 30th and you’ll get 1 free month of dues for each, up to 3 total months! See club for details.

Regal Cinemas

Flock to Regal this holiday season and get a FREE $10 Concessions Bonus with every $50 in gift cards that are purchased at the theatre.

Regal is your home for holiday movies. Celebrate this most wonderful time of the year with four classic movies—for just $5 a ticket, Saturdays and Sundays, November 26 – December 23.

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Look for weekly holiday promos. Now through 12/24, get 3 for $50 on core services. Plus there will be many more great deals throughout the season on service bundles, gift card purchases and even a “New Year, New Me” membership deal! Visit or go online to book your service.

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Mention the BRAM SPECIAL for 15% off $50+ (valid on dine-in, carry-out & delivery, through 12/31/23). Receive 20% off catering orders over $150.

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Be sure to try our new featured flavor, Chocolate Hazelnut! Celebrate Friendsgiving at SweetFrog. Now through Nov 22, hop in to receive 20% off your purchase when you mention to your cashier you’re there for Friendsgiving.

Remember, Gift Cards make great gifts too!

How are the schools?” That’s the refrain you hear again and again when parents are house hunting, and Sayanti and Areejit, along with their toddler, Raya, had this criteria top of mind as they were looking for a new home.

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That practical decision maker is what led them to Brambleton, but what made them fall in love was the community and the feeling that this is the place they could see themselves making memories for years to come.

When they spotted their corner lot with a sprawling side yard and a view of a picturesque tree preservation area, they knew they’d found the one. “We could already imagine ourselves sitting on the loft with a steamy cup of spiced Indian chai, watching the fall colors in the tree conservation area in front of the home,” recalls Areejit.

The couple immediately got stars in their eyes, imagining the potential of the side yard and the extra storage of their detached garage. Currently, they’re kicking around plans to fence it in, create a patio, decorate with flowers during the spring and summer, and put up Christmas decorations in the winter. Areejit says, “The side yard is where we will create memories with friends while we grill food, make s’mores, and build campfires.”

Sayanti and Areejit Tri Pointe buyers

Areejit is an avid guitar player, so it’s easy to imagine him strumming along with friends and family gathered around, while Sayanti, an amateur painter, finds inspiration watching the changing of the trees right out their front door.

But enjoying and entertaining at their own house isn’t the only reason they’re enjoying their new Tri Pointe home. Its proximity to the vibrant Town Center is something they’ve already taken advantage of. Raya loves going to the park or to the library to exchange books, which is, of course, followed by a frozen yogurt at Sweet Frog and a trip to Go Bananas, the local, family-owned toy store. On the weekends, the family has a Friday night tradition of stopping by Cold Stone Creamery, and, on Sundays, they go to the farmers market to pick up produce and fresh bread. It’s these everyday traditions that are what make a community feel like home — and it’s why Sayanti and Areejit are confident they made the best decision in choosing to move to Brambleton.

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“Brambleton is the best place in the DMV area to provide comfort, security and quality education to your children. If you work from home, there could not be a better place,” adds Areejit, who runs to Peet’s Coffee between meetings or grabs a quick lunch at one of the many restaurants nearby. Whenever he needs a midday reset, he takes advantage of the walking trails in Brambleton. “Just a walk in the many miles of walking trails could lift your spirit up and let you give your best at work.”

Sayanti and Areejit Tri Pointe buyers

And, with loved ones who are eager to visit, the proximity to an airport as well as the spacious floor plans offered by Tri Pointe were key. Both sets of grandparents visit often, and, in their new home, not only do Sayanti and Areejit  have room to host their parents, but there’s so much to do in the area that the group always has something exciting to explore. When Areejit’s sister Swagata and her daughter Rania make the trip to Virginia from Colorado, Brambleton provides the perfect backdrop for Rania and Raya to spend carefree days playing and forming a best friendship that will last a lifetime.

Sayanti and Areejit Tri Pointe buyers

As they continue to settle into their new home, Sayanti and Areejit are excited to make more friends in the community. Areejit, a big tennis and soccer fan, plans on utilizing the Brambleton Middle School tennis courts and the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park’s soccer fields, while Sayanti hopes to meet others in the area who love cooking. This sounds like the perfect opportunity to start the inaugural Brambleton Soccer and Supper Clubs!

Check out the best deals, promotions and events available this month around the Brambleton Town Center. Make this a summer you won’t forget at the Brambleton Town Center!

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Check out the best deals, promotions and events available this month around the Brambleton Town Center. Enjoy summer fun with toys from Go Bananas, refreshing bubble tea from My Thai, and the Regal Summer Movie Express rolls back into town starting June 13th. The community’s summer concerts kick off mid-month and fireworks return at the end of the month for BRAM: What a Blast! Make this a summer you won’t forget at the Brambleton Town Center!

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Some things come into our lives and fit so naturally, you can’t imagine them not being there. Sometimes it’s people, sometimes platforms (hello, Instagram) and sometimes places. One such place is Hanson Park, which believe it or not, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary in September. This park has quickly become integrated into the very fabric of Loudoun County, and we here at Brambleton certainly feel lucky to have it in our backyard.

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The 257 acres we now call Hanson Park were explicitly designated on the wish of Haldore ‘Hal’ Hanson and his wife Berni that the Hanson Family Partnership only sell the land on the condition that it be used as parkland. Now, those acres are open dawn till dusk – and sometimes later for lighted fields – every day of the year other than Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Recreational features include 10 multi-purpose soccer fields, four baseball/softball fields, a cricket pitch, four courts for tennis and pickleball, two artificial turf fields, an outdoor basketball court, two playgrounds with rubberized surfaces, batting cages, a splash pad and playground with inclusive features, a skate plaza and a disc golf course, all within a few minutes of Brambleton. Not a bad addition to the several parks and 18 miles of trails in our community.

The park’s Nature Center, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 to 4, provides everything you could want to truly engage what the parkland is about. Interactive exhibits abound with Ambassador Animals, a Demonstration Garden, a 3D Printer and more to get the kiddos in your life extra excited about the great outdoors.

Hanson Park Nature Center

 It is the perfect place to come indoors to learn about the outdoors. The Hanson Nature Center is designed to inspire lasting empathy toward nature through education that encourages curiosity, exploration, and action. We have exhibits and programs introducing local environments and the impacts humans can have on the world around them.

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Another fabulous feature of Hanson Park? The Lodge, a gorgeous venue for any and every occasion. Over 3,800 feet of beautiful rustic architecture offers exposed beams, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and massive folding glass doors that open onto the stunning park, full of native flora and fauna, seasonal gardens and multiple pergolas to offer a backdrop for whatever event you desire. Everything from corporate cocktail parties to weddings will fit perfectly in this local locale.

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Top all of this off with picnic pavilions, fishing piers and even an off-leash area for dogs, and it seems like Hanson Park can scratch anybody’s outdoorsy itch (mosquitos not included). The only thing that makes this incredible park better is that it’s so easily reachable from Brambleton, and knowing our residents, you’ll certainly be able to find a neighbor who is excited to go with you! The more you think about it, the more you realize that life in Brambleton only ever gets sweeter. Thanks to the Hanson Family, Brambleton has been able to flourish even more, earning one of several spots as a top location for residents of Virginia.

In a community designed to live, work, and play, convenience to a variety of shopping venues is paramount.  To meet the lifestyle needs of its residents and neighboring communities, Brambleton offers three shopping destinations in Ashburn, VA. Check out the best deals, discounts, and promotions available this month!

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It may feel like it’s only just starting to warm up, but Brambleton residents are already prepping for their Summer Camp programs! No matter what your child is interested in, there is definitely something they can do this summer to help their passions grow.

Here is the Brambletonian’s guide to camps – There’s always something fun to do, for every interest!

Summer Camps at the Brambleton Library

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Give the kiddos a fun way to spend their time off at the Brambleton Library, located in the middle of the Brambleton Town Center. With programs like take home crafts and more, this is a great way for everyone from toddlers through teens to hang out with their peers outside the classroom.

Weekly Dance Camps at Bella Ballerina

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Bella Ballerina offers camps with themes for every performer. From puppies to mermaids and everything in between, the week’s theme is the basis of each camp, which includes activities to truly immerse your child in the theme (think playing with live puppies and meeting princesses in person). Crafts, storytime, music, games and more give your child the chance to immerse themselves in what they are learning and have a blast doing it.

Weekly Taekwondo Camps with Dragon Yong-in Martial Arts

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Offering 11 weeks of themed camps await your adventurous child with camps at Dragon Yong-in Martial Arts. Each week offers field trips to locations like the Leesburg Animal Park, Shenandoah Valley Arts Museum and Air and Space Museum to give students a chance to experience the world around them. With an emphasis on respect, courtesy, teamwork and cooperation, these camps effortlessly combine excitement and learning for all.

Camps for Every Interest through Brambleton

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If you have a kiddo interested in drama, tech or sports, Brambleton has a camp for you. With several sessions available for multiple weeks this summer, Brambleton’s camps can most definitely get your child passionate about their next favorite thing. Each camp takes a lighthearted approach to the material as well, so your child may not even realize how much they’ve grown until the end of the session!

Daycare & Summer Camp at Winwood and Chesterbrook

If you’re hoping to give your school age kid a headstart for next school year or prevent the “Summer Slide,” Winwood and Chesterbrook offer programs that help little ones learn and have fun. Designed to keep children’s minds active when they’re not at school, you can be sure no one will be bored here.

Each of these camps promotes a community atmosphere that encompasses the four C’s: compassion, contribution, commitment and character. Whether you’re looking for a week of fun or something to last all season long, you can definitely find something in the Brambleton community. Camps are a fantastic way to give your child a chance to learn, grow and socialize outside of traditional schooling, helping them become more well-rounded while they have a blast! Be sure to think ahead, because these camps fill up fast.