Stock Up On Bridal Lingerie at Hope Chest’s Rittenhouse Event



If you haven’t yet ducked into pretty little lingerie shop Hope Chest in Rittenhouse to scoop up something for your wedding night—and a few somethings for your honeymoon—you’ll have a really good opportunity to do that this Wednesday night.

Pop by the Chestnut Street boutique after work on the 26th from 6-8pm and you’ll enjoy:
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Early June Bridal Trunk Shows

Ginger | Blush by Hayley Paige.

Ginger | Blush by Hayley Paige.

Jennifer’s Bridal, Hockessin

June 3-5: Blush by Hayley Paige Trunk Show

You’ll receive special incentives to order the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

Lovely Bride, Old City

June 3-5: Noel and Jean 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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Not Surprisingly, Eva Longoria Looked Fab at Her Wedding This Weekend

Here’s how it goes: After we catch a glimpse of a newly engaged celeb’s engagement ring, we sit and wait patiently for the next thing we want to see, of course … the dress.

And so it was that after Eva Longoria was proposed to by boyfriend Jose Baston with a eye-catching ruby sparkler this past December, we have wondered: would this wedding, her second, be a quiet, low-key affair that we wouldn’t even know about until she was spotted one day leaving the grocery store with an extra ring on her finger? Or would she go all out? Well after this past weekend, it seems like Ms. Longoria went with the latter.

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PW Reader Ring: Jenna & Matthew!

Jenna's ring!

Jenna’s ring!

The couple: Jenna Oskowitz and Matthew Richter, from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring features a citrine center stone surrounded by 52 diamonds that continue down each side of the yellow-gold band. Years ago, I mentioned to Matt I really wanted a unique engagement ring—I wanted to be able to distinguish my ring from others—so he did some research online and designed the ring on his own.

He told me that when he was browsing for a ring, he knew he wanted a colorful gemstone as the centerpiece and wanted something bold and unlike anything he has seen. Citrine caught his eye and he “just knew,” he says, that it was a perfect fit for me. He was right! Most all of our friends and family have all had the same response: That is so Jenna!

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Check Out Beautiful Wedding Gowns & Try French Sweets at Janice Martin Couture This Weekend

One of Janice Martin's couture creations.

One of Janice Martin’s couture creations.

Janice Martin is a talented dressmaker and seamstress based in Ardmore who can either design you a custom dress from scratch—sketches, muslin fittings and all—or rework your mother’s or an heirloom gown into something you can’t wait to wear down the aisle. (We talked to her a bit about that special process a few years ago.)

Well on this Sunday, May 22nd, you’ll have the opportunity to come check out Janice’s work: She’s hosting a bridal event in the afternoon from 2-5pm.

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Spring Wedding Inspo: Cakes & Flowers In Every Shade of the Rainbow

Which color will your spring or summer wedding be?

Which color will your spring or summer wedding be? Scroll below for credits.

Rainbow Bright: Maybe it’s all the celebrating we’ve been doing since same-sex marriage became legal across the country, but we can’t stop dreaming of monochromatic wedding palettes in every hue of the spectrum. Take each color, tweak the shade so it speaks to your celebration, and let it shine over everything from your Big-Day confection to your flowers and decor.

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Brighten Your Tired Eyes at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club’s Summer Skin Event

Wake up those sad-looking peepers. | Photo: iStockphoto/coloroftime

Wake up those sad-looking peepers. | Photo: iStockphoto/coloroftime

Before my makeup trial for my wedding, I warned my makeup artist that she was more than likely going to have a helluva time with my under-eye area: overlapping deadlines and an extra over-scheduled life during wedding planning had meant more stress and less sleep for quite a while by then, and I felt it courteous to warn her she should probably have her very favorite and most effective concealers, etc., on hand.

She assured me that she got me, and indeed, on my wedding day, I don’t think my guests could (hopefully!) tell by looking at me that I had not sat down and relaxed for longer than five minutes in approximately three months.

I had my own arsenal during that time, though, of de-puffing rollers and eye gels and Touche Eclat and all that jazz—and so it is you, brides, who I thought of when I received word of an event happening at the Rittenhouse Spa & Club next week. Their Summer Skin + Style Event sounds like a lovely night out for you and your girls—and it just so happens to focus on your tired peepers.

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5 Favorite Things With Bridal Hairstylist Amanda D’Andrea

Amanda D'Andrea

Amanda D’Andrea

Bucks County-based stylist Amanda D’Andrea has been doing hair, as we say, for going on 20 years—with the last half of that taken up in large part by Philadelphia brides.

While she was working at a salon as a Master Stylist, Amanda found that her true passion was formal styling; whether it was an updo or a cascade of curls, gussying up girls for a special occasion became her favorite thing, and she now works full time as an onsite hair stylist—primarily on the mornings of local brides’ Big Days. (Her name might even sound familiar to you—you can hardly look at a bridal blog these days without seeing her work underneath the veils of Philly brides! Take a look at more of her styles here.)

We caught up with Amanda to see what she’s into right now, from the style she says looks good on everyone to the product she sprays on all her brides’ styles before they walk out the door.

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Late May Bridal Sample Sales

Angelica by Claire Pettibone

Angelica by Claire Pettibone

Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown

May 17-28: Bridal Sample Sale

Find sample gowns from designers like Claire Pettibone, Rivini, Augusta Jones, Ian Stuart, Amy Kischel and Eugenia Couture marked down between 40 and 60 percent for this upcoming week and a half. Call to make an appointment.

La Bella Moda, Conshohocken

Currently: 35th Anniversary Sale

To celebrate the shop’s 35th anniversary, you’ll receive $350 off wedding gown purchases and 35 percent discounts on accessory purchases. Call to make an appointment.


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PW Reader Ring: Tracey & Mark!

Travey's ring!

Travey’s ring!

The couple: Tracey Desjadon and Mark Czajkowski, from Wayne.

The ring: My ring has a cushion-cut diamond surrounded by a diamond halo, set in platinum. It glistens so beautifully!

I never gave my fiancé any hints or went shopping with him; he picked and designed this ring completely on his own! He worked with Mr. Cook at Walter J. Cook Jeweler in Paoli to custom design it for me, and that makes it that much sweeter!

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