Your Philly Love Story Could Win You an Overnight Stay at the Bellevue

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We’re suckers for an adorable local love story ourselves, so we don’t blame the folks over at the Bellevue Philadelphia for soliciting them as entries for a Valentine’s Day giveaway they’re running right now: the Center City hotel is launching “Love Letters from the Bellevue,” a contest where your Philly love story could win you a slew of pretty fantastic prizes.

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Here Are the Top 5 U.S. Travel Spots of 2015 to Consider for Your Stateside Honeymoon

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So the record-breaking snowstorm all of the meteorologists predicted for today may have been a total bust, but since you’re likely stuck inside anyway, what better time to start planning your honeymoon? (Flipping through images of warmer weather doesn’t hurt either!).

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Menswear Brand J.Hilburn Offers Made-to-Measure Tuxedos Your Groom Can Design From Home

Here's a sampling of J.Hilburn's made-to-measure tuxes.

Here’s a sample of J.Hilburn’s made-to-measure tuxes.

When it comes to the groom’s ensemble for the Big Day, there’s nothing we love more than a perfectly tailored made-to-measure suit. He should, after all, look like a million bucks on your wedding day, but there’s definitely no need to break the bank for him to do it.

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10 Tips for Planning—and Enjoying—the Perfect Honeymoon

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Planning your honeymoon should be one of the more exciting tasks on your wedding-day checklist, but oftentimes all of the decisions—like where to go, where to stay and how much to spend—that go into coordinating your post-nuptial getaway can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Not exactly the emotion you want to feel when planning the best vacation of your life, right?

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Meet the Beese Knees: The Local Bakers Whipping Up Gourmet Ice Cream Cakes For Your Wedding

The Olde Fashioned is just one of the scrumptious cakes Beese can create.

Doesn’t the Olde Fashioned look scrumptious?!

We apologize in advance if this post ignites a serious ice cream/cake/sweets craving, but we guarantee it’ll all be worth it (plus, hey, if we’re going down, we’re taking you with us): if you are at all interested in ice cream cake—and who among us isn’t?—you’ve got to check out the amazing creations that are coming out of the kitchen of Kristina Beese (who’s also a local photographer!) and Tom Williamson over at The Beese Knees.

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Local Bridal Guide: 5 Philly Food Trucks Your Wedding Guests Will Go Crazy For

Imagine this beauty pulling up to your venue. Photo by Erik Lu.

Imagine this beauty pulling up to your venue stocked with desserts galore. Photo by Erik Lu.

Food trucks have been a growing trend for quite some time now, and there’s no denying that the mobile food scene here in Philly is thriving: At any time of day you can find a number of these restaurants-on-wheels parked throughout the city, serving up their famous grub to lines of loyal fans.

Since the whole food truck concept has become so popular, we weren’t surprised when it began to seep into the wedding world as well. Whether you have your favorite local truck pull up to your venue at some point during the reception (this is especially great if you have a chunk of downtime between the ceremony and the party) or you have one ready as a late-night, post-reception snack for (over-served?) guests coming off the dance floor, food trucks are a pretty fantastic accent to your Big Day.

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Follow These Steps to Create Your Wedding Budget

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The wedding budget is an often dreaded topic of conversation, but because it’s also an extremely necessary one—your entire celebration basically revolves around that magic number, after all—we like to offer as much support on the subject as we can. (Just take a quick glance below.)

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PHOTOS: 10 Sexy-Sweet Garters We Love From Etsy

This lacy number can also serve as your "something blue."

This lacy number can also serve as your “something blue.”

Time and time again we’ve stressed the importance of choosing the proper undergarments to wear under your wedding dress (we’ve even told you where to buy them!), and by now you’re likely well-educated on all of the contraptions that exist to hold everything in place on the Big Day.

But while your wedding-day underpinnings may not be the prettiest pieces in your lingerie drawer (function comes first, right?), one bridal accessory you can always have a bit of fun with is your garter.

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Wow Your Guests: The New Rittenhouse Spa & Club Can Choreograph a Flash Mob-Style Dance for Your Wedding Reception 

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By now you’re probably pretty familiar with the whole flash mob proposal thing (we love this Philly one), but imagine pulling off a surprise like that during your actual wedding reception—you know, when you (and even your whole bridal party) can be in on the entire thing.

Well we just heard that the team over at the new Rittenhouse Spa & Club (which opened this past fall) can help you do just that by putting together a dance routine that’ll totally wow—and surprise!—your guests. (And you know that’s just about our favorite thing ever.)

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