Rehearsal Dinners

Some of our favorite restaurants for rehearsal


Tessmer of Fairfax Sweeps Recent Awards:

Tessmer of Fairfax wins Best of Show

At the recent competition for professional photographers in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia Master Photographer Joseph (Joe) Tessmer won best of show, two prints tied for first place and his 4th print won a 2nd place ribbon.

Tessmer of Fairfax Named Best Social Event/Wedding Photographer

The Virginia Professional Photographers Association honors Tessmer of Fairfax

It has often been said that Tessmer of Fairfax has lots of laurels they just don't rest on them. To prove the point the Virginia Professional Photographers Association has awarded JoeTessmer one of the highest awards a photographer can receive. Best social event photographer. Social events include weddings, anniversaries, parties and funerals.

Artistic and Financial Success in the Photographic Profession:

May 16, 2011, sponsored by the Professional Photographers of America

It's the little things that make the difference. Producing and marketing outstanding photography can depend on hundreds of small decisions that have a large effect on your overall success. The selection and use of equipment, making the best use of your website and social networking sites…all contribute to your success. Join Cyndy and Joe, two Best of Show winners, for their useful insights into these details. To register go to

Restaurants for Rehearsal Dinners

These are restaurants I frequent with my friends. They are all good, but are very different. I like variety. Like all of our recommendations, the information reflects our personal taste and has not been solicited by the firms below. Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order.
Restaurant Name Geranio Ristorante
Address 722 King Street
Alexandria, VA
Phone (703) 548-0088
Description I happened to be in Old Town Alexandria at noon on my last birthday. I had lunch at Geranio. This is a lovely family owned restaurant that I have eaten at for years. It is always a pleasure to recommend them.
Restaurant Name Maggiano's Little Italy
Address 5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Phone (202) 966-5500
Restaurant Name Maggiano's Little Italy
Address 2001 International Drive
McLean, VA
Phone (703) 356-9000
Description If you like the feel of stepping back in time to pre-war Little Italy with just wonderful food. Both locations have private rooms for small to large parties. I don’t know of anyone who does not enjoy themselves at Maggiano’s.
Restaurant Name Tivoli Ristorante
Address 1700 N. Moore Street
Rosslyn, VA
Phone (703) 524-8900
Description An elegant restaurant that has won the DiRoNA Award as a distinguished restaurant in north America, as well as, awards of excellence by "Wine Spectator" magazine. A good place for New Years Eve or any special occasion.
Restaurant Name The Cherry Blossom
Potomac Riverboat Company
Address 205 Strand Street
Alexandria, VA
Phone (703) 684-0580
Description Cruise the Potomac while celebrating your special day.