VIDEO: “Vampire Diaries” Star Candice Accola Led Her Guests in a Post-Wedding Parade Down Bourbon Street

If this video doesn’t make you want to plan a destination wedding in New Orleans, I don’t know what will.

This past weekend, Vampire Diaries star Candice Accola tied the knot with Joe King of The Fray, and what went down after their reception is quite an amazing sight.


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South Philly’s American Swedish Historical Museum Is Now Available To Host Your Wedding

Exchange vows at the top of the Swedish Museum's grand staircase. Photo by Peach Plum Pear Photography.

Exchange vows at the top of The Swedish Museum’s grand staircase. Photo by Peach Plum Pear Photography.

Philadelphia is home to so many gorgeous museums, and it’s always exciting when they become available as wedding venues. South Philly’s American Swedish Historical Museum is the latest historic space to begin booking weddings, and we can’t wait for you to see what a unique and breathtaking backdrop this landmark can be for your Big Day.

The Swedish Museum is the oldest of its kind in the United States and since its founding in 1926 has been a hub of Swedish culture and history. Inside the regal museum you’ll find 12 galleries filled with paintings and artwork of all sorts, but it’s the architecture of the building itself—soaring ceilings, intricate archways and massive staircases—that really makes this a spectacular wedding venue.

In their new partnership with Jeffrey A. Miller Catering, the Museum also underwent a slew of renovations to prepare the space for special events. In addition to the new bathrooms and renovated event space indoors, the Museum can now host your party on their tented terrace, which accommodates up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing.

The JAM Catering team is giving you the opportunity to check out the Museum for yourself this Friday, October 24, during their pop-up wedding show. You’ll have the chance to tour the space and enjoy food and drinks while chatting with the local vendors behind Peach Plum Pear Photography, Papertree Studio, Scratch Weddings and Little Bros. Beverage Outlet.

The event runs from 5:30-8 pm and is free for all couples and their guests. RSVP to or 215-421-7765.

RELATEDThe Philadelphia Museum of Art Will Now Allow Weddings In the Perelman Building & Rodin Museum!

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Step Away From the Swiffer Because a Dirty House Can Actually Be Good For Your Marriage



In the past, we’ve talked about quite a few studies that show how the division of household chores can influence the quality of a marriage. Research has shown that when chores aren’t equally divided among newlyweds the wife will be unhappy while the husband is unaffected, and that divorce rates are higher in households where men share an equal amount of the chores.

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PW Reader Ring: Stephanie & Steven!

Stephanie's beautiful ring!

Stephanie’s beautiful ring!

The couple: Stephanie Ubele and Steven Krawulski, from Northern Liberties

The ring: My pear-shaped ring with an invisible setting is from Barsky Diamonds—Nate Barsky definitely worked his tail off to make my ring just right. I’ve always wanted a pear and was so happy that my fiancé listened!

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Here’s a Look at 12 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns From the Fall 2015 Bridal Collections

Claire Pettibone's Faith gown is draped in gorgeous embroidery. Photo courtesy of Claire Pettibone.

Claire Pettibone’s Faith gown is draped in gorgeous embroidery. Photo courtesy of Claire Pettibone.

Whether you’re on the hunt for the gown you’ll walk down the aisle in or, like me, you simply enjoy stockpiling ideas for the future, there’s no denying that Bridal Fashion Week is an exciting time of year for anyone with weddings on the brain.

All last week my Twitter feed was abuzz with the latest designer collections to hit the runway, and it’s safe to say I spent quite a bit of time scrolling through slideshow after slideshow of stunning white dresses.

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Get Pampered For Your Big Day at the Newly Renovated Suede Salon and Spa

Imagine getting ready with your girls in this relaxing space.

Imagine getting ready with your girls in this relaxing space.

Next week, Suede Salon and Spa in Marlton will officially reopen following a floor to ceiling renovation and redesign that includes new amenities and a cozy, super soothing atmosphere. And you know what that means: With added services and plenty of room for relaxing, Suede is now a go-to for bridal parties in need of pampering before the Big Day.
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Local Bridal Guide: 5 Philly-Area Wineries That Can Host Your Big Day and All of Your Pre-Wedding Celebrations

Photo by Suzette Lucas.

Laurita Winery’s rustic space can accommodate parties of all sizes. Photo by Suzette Lucas.

After attending my first winery wedding last month (and visiting a gorgeous Maryland vineyard just a few weeks ago), I’m pretty much sold on the idea that wineries are an ideal venue for outdoor fall weddings. With lush rolling hills, acres of breathtaking vineyards, rustic indoor spaces to host your reception and tons of yummy local wine, wineries can be an amazing backdrop to your Big Day.

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Here’s How to Keep the Post-Wedding Blues From Happening to You



It may be hard to believe right now—you know, as you’re knee deep in all of the excitement and joy that comes with planning your wedding—but post-wedding blues are most definitely a real thing and they can happen to any bride once the Big Day has come and gone. Planning your wedding is, after all, one of the most intense, thrilling times of your life, so sometimes brides find they feel a bit letdown once the whole process is over—or at the very least, not sure what to do with all their time that isn’t now filled with vendor meetings and shopping trips and hanging with family and friends.

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