Ardmore’s Elizabeth Johns Is Holding a Pretty Sweet Four-Day Sample Sale

Magots by Elie Saab for Pronovias is one of the incredibly lovely gowns that will be included in Elizabeth Johns' sample sale.

Magots by Elie Saab for Pronovias is one of the incredibly lovely gowns that will be included in Elizabeth Johns’ sample sale.

It’s that time of year again, ladies: Starting tomorrow, Thursday, April 28th, through Sunday, May 1st, Elizabeth Johns in Ardmore will be holding their Annual Designer Bridal Sample Sale. So if you haven’t yet taken a spin in a few gowns in an attempt to find the one you’ll sport down that aisle, you might want to swing on by. Here’s the deal:

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Honeymoon Destination: The Napa Valley

Auberge du Soleil. Photo courtesy of the resort.

Auberge du Soleil. Photo courtesy of the resort.

Whether it’s the palm trees, the flipped coastline or the six hours it takes to get there from Philly, there’s something about California that makes you feel like you’ve really gone somewhere, even though you’re still in the Continental U.S. Add in the western state’s variety of environments—from beach to forest to desert to city—and you’ve got the potential for one memorable trip.

The Napa Valley, nestled in the greater San Francisco Bay area, offers much of what a newlywed couple might hope to find in their honeymoon: breathtaking vistas, luxe accommodations, spa getaways, adventure, relaxation, romance—and, of course, the very best in food and wine. (The region is dotted with more than 400 wineries.) Stay in Napa’s bustling downtown at the Westin Verasa Napa or nestled into the hills of nearby Rutherford at the luxurious Auberge du Soleil. Whether you’re on your mini ’moon, your honeymoon or a stopover on your way to Hawaii, it’s hard to argue against spending your first days as a married couple enveloped in one of this country’s true treasures.

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Early May Bridal Trunk Shows

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Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown

May 7: Justine M. Accessories Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s accessories during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

May 6-14: Orabella Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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Watch: Kanye’s Latest Speech-Interrupting Venue: A Wedding!

You know, every once in a while, Mr. Kanye West forgets himself and shows the world just the slightest glimmer of a sense of humor—and even more rarely, perhaps, a bit of self-awareness. Well, he displayed both in a funny little incident at a wedding over the weekend, and today we find ourselves in the weird position of having been made to giggle … by Kanye West.

On Saturday, Kim and Yeezy were at the wedding of their friend and club owner David Grutman, when ‘Ye got up and reenacted his infamous and obnoxious interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, with magazine publisher/wedding toaster Jason Binn playing the part of T-Swift:

A video posted by David Grutman (@davegrutman) on

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PW Reader Ring: Dana & Alex!

Dana's ring!

Dana’s ring!

The couple: Dana Ross and Alex Veston, from Delran.

The ring: My ring has a round diamond set in white gold with a diamond halo and diamond band. Alex designed it at James Jewelers in Parsippany—he hand-picked the stone in the shop and then they custom-ordered the ring.

We never went shopping together, though I had mentioned I liked round diamonds. It ended up being exactly what I would have picked out if I had gone my self!

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Picture of the Week: The Understudy

Photo by Daniel Fullam

Photo by Daniel Fullam

From photographer Daniel Fullam:

When you shoot bridal prep at a salon, you can quickly run out of things to photograph, so I took a walk around the salon to see what all was going on.

I found the flower girl relaxing in a little corner in the back. She was completely oblivious to the bridal party chaos, and certainly seemed eager to step in and fill the bride’s shoes!

See more pictures from this wedding here.

See more Picture of the Week posts here.

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PHOTOS: Highlights from PW’s Visit to Spring 2017 Bridal Market

You may have noticed over the weekend that the Philadelphia Wedding Instagram account was turning out beautiful photos of beautiful dresses that probably got you crazy excited to go shopping for your dress—and that’s because our friend Beka Rendell from The Styled Bride was out and about in NYC, snapping pics of her faves to share with our readers. (Thanks, Beka!)

A photo posted by PhilaWedding (@philawedding) on

Well, we couldn’t get enough—each season, designers seem to be whipping up frocks more gorgeous than the last—and since we’re guessing you might feel the same, we’re going to share a few more of her snaps from the past few days. We hope they help you to spy a few things you love, learn about a few things you might not, and start counting down the minutes until your very first dress-shopping appointment.

Take a look:

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PW Reader Ring: Stephanie & Jim!

Stephanie's ring!

Stephanie’s ring!

The couple: Stephanie Vozzi and Jim Emme, from Northeast Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring has a princess-cut single solitaire diamond set on a white-gold band. I had let him know in subtle conversation once or twice that I would love a princess cut solitaire Most days he doesn’t listen to things I babble on about, but he must have saved that comment for when the time came!

Russ from Steven Singer Jewelers helped him pick it out after Jim got the official approval from both sets of my parents.

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