We can only imagine that you’ve been hashing out a plan for your Black Friday shopping that will allow you to scoop up oodles of necessities for your wedding at really budget-happy prices—and if you haven’t gotten your dress yet, ladies, you’ll certainly want to keep this event in mind: Nicole Miller Philadelphia is hosting their Eighth Annual White Friday Sample Sale, which means you could potentially score your dream dress for up to 90 percent off (!).
Long before same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide this past June, we were talking about the positive economic impact it could have on our great state of Pennsylvania and the country as a whole. It was estimated that the legalization of same-sex marriage could generate hundreds of millions of dollars for local and state economies—and lo and behold, that’s exactly what’s happened.
Question: When I don’t sleep, I wake up with crazy puffy and creased eyes, and I just know I’m barely going to sleep the night before my wedding. When I wake up looking like an alien, what can I do before my makeup artist arrives to try and fix it?
This may just be the wedding of the year, folks: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello finally tied the knot! The beautiful pair celebrated in Palm Beach, Florida, with a weekend-full of festivities leading up to a star-studded ceremony on Sunday. And lucky for us, the bride documented everything on Instagram—from her custom Zuhair Murad Couture gown (we love a detachable overskirt) to the flower-filled ceremony space (omg orchids), Sofia gave us a peek inside every gorgeous detail of their day.
Here are a few of our favorite snaps:
Today we’re featuring the wedding of Alissa and Malik, whose beautiful October wedding took place at the Kimmel Center—the same place where Malik surprised Alissa with an on-stage proposal earlier this year. Check it out here.
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WHO: The Washington
WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 12-3:30 pm
WHERE: 194 Fries Mill Road, Turnersville
WHY: This is your chance to tour one of the newest catering and banquet facilities in South Jersey—the space is only three years old and boasts two spacious ballrooms for your event. The Washington’s culinary staff will be whipping up hors d’oeuvres and food samples while a panel of local experts share advice and ideas for your Big Day. You can also look forward to so-pretty floral displays, free makeovers, models in the latest designer gowns and tuxes, and lots of entertainment.
Introducing BrotherlyBox, the Local Company That’ll Create Philly-Themed Welcome Bags For Your Wedding
When Tim Thornton’s parents moved from Philadelphia to Florida, his mom always missed real Philly soft pretzels. Tim and his sisters weren’t even allowed to visit if they didn’t bring a few pretzels along, he says—and he knew there must be tons of Philly natives out there who miss the Wawa coffee, Tastykakes and other iconic products that you can’t get anywhere else. So he set out to create a gift box service that would deliver Philly’s favorite treats to anyone who wanted them—and BrotherlyBox was born earlier this year.
We love fun little charts like this: Weddington Way—the online shop for bridal party fashions of all kinds—put together a handy map that shows the average number of bridesmaids per wedding in each of the 50 states. Their data revealed some interesting things about bridal party trends across the country, and of course, we were interested to see how Pennsylvania stacked up.