Sweeney Barn Romance

Manassas, Virginia



Photography | By Asa Photography | @byasaphotography

Venue | Sweeney Barn | @sweeneybarnweddings

Floral Designer | The Rosy Posy | @therosyposy

Hair and Makeup | Yisell Santos | @yisellsmakeup

Rentals | C&G Event Rentals and Service | @cngeventrentals

Gown Salon | Vivid Bridal Boutique @vivid_bridal_boutique


Sweeney Barn is a brand new venue in Manassas, Virginia that opened in January 2019… seventy years after it was first built as a dairy barn. To celebrate the opening, the owners invited local partners to create a timeless styled shoot showcasing the venue and the talent in our region. Every partner on the shoot operates in Prince William County, Virginia. Our couple, Kaila and Derick, both work with our partners professionally and have a passion for making each wedding unique and special. We were so proud to represent our region and bring rustic romance to this old (but new!) barn.


Florals were designed by The Rosy Posy, a new collaboration between Lisa Gloff & Ella O’Donnell. These two amazing women bring a combination of southern elegance and English flare to their decor. They were inspired by romantic hues of maroon, gold and white amidst cascading greenery that work beautifully in the barn’s white and dark wood interior. Tables, chairs, linens and place settings were provided by C&G Rentals, a family-run business just 10 minutes away from Sweeney Barn. The gold and white tones in their rentals brightened the room and gave it a romantic and classic feeling for this styled shoot.


Vivid Bridal Boutique donated the stunning Justin Alexander wedding dress made complete with a flowing veil that looked incredible on the spiral staircase in the barn’s original silo. Owner, Susanna Pessoa, helped Kaila don her gown – made even more special by the fact that the two ladies work together in the bridal store. Hair and makeup artist Yisell Santos completed the bride’s look. Yisell began her career in Graphic Design, but fell in love with the way people felt when she transformed their look. She gave Kaila a classic look that accentuated her own innate beauty.


Photographer, Asa Orrin-Brown of By Asa Photography, consulted on Sweeney Barn renovations from the beginning, helping to choose the best angles for lighting and photography. He saw the barn in its original state, and was excited to photograph in the completed venue. We are so proud of the amazing talent that lives within just a few miles of our venue, and we can’t wait to collaborate together on real weddings!