Late June Bridal Trunk Shows

Vilen by Pronovias. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Vilen by Pronovias. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown

June 18-25: Homa 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.

June 24-30: Julie Vino Bridal 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.

La Bella Moda, Conshohocken

June 24-26: Pronovias Trunk Show

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

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Philly Pretzel Factory Can Now Bring a Concession Truck to Your Wedding

No doubt your guests will be pumped to see Philly Soft Pretzel Factory's new concession truck pull up to your reception. Photo courtesy of Philly Soft Pretzel Factory.

No doubt your guests will be pumped to see Philly Soft Pretzel Factory’s new concession truck pull up to your reception. Photo courtesy of Philly Soft Pretzel Factory.

Displays of soft pretzels—more than likely sourced from Philly Pretzel Factory—are hardly an uncommon sight at weddings around these parts. You’ve probably even given a little internal jump for joy yourself when you’ve stumbled off the dance floor at a friend’s celebration to find trays of them, warm and beckoning hours after the reception dinner has been served.

If you were considering offering your guests the same treat/relief at your celebration, you should know that there is now a new way to get our city’s signature treat into your guests’s hungry little hands: Philly Pretzel Factory’s new food truck!

Here’s the deal:

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PW Reader Ring: Lauren & Bryan!

Lauren's ring

Lauren’s ring

The couple: Lauren Larrieu and Bryan Davis, from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring has a brilliant-cut round diamond set in a Simon G platinum setting with three rows of micropave diamonds on the band. Although the picture doesn’t do the setting much justice, it glitters from every angle.

We had popped into a few jewelry stores over the four years we have been dating, and Bryan had always preferred a classic setting over the ornate ones. On a sailing trip in Annapolis one time we saw the most beautiful Simon G engagement ring with the triple micropave setting and I was amazed. Little did I know he had already seen the same ring and decided that it was the one.

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In Defense of Wearing a Black Wedding Dress

Christie Honigman and Brandon Mandia at the Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor. | Black Wedding Dress

Christie Honigman and Brandon Mandia at the Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor. Photo by HughE Dillon.

Over the weekend, I watched with anticipation as my Facebook feed filled with posts from local PR guru/Academy Ball Young Friends co-chair/Philly Voice health and wellness contributor Christie Honigman’s wedding. It took place at the Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor (a frequent summer hangout of mine, and one of our very favorite Jersey Shore wedding venues), so the first few snaps I saw were of the space itself—but then, at long last, Philly out-and-about shutterbug and Philly mag contributor HughE Dillon came through with what I was waiting for: a picture of Christie!

I squealed a little bit when I finally saw her dress: it was black! Not all of it, but the top half (as you can see, above), and I instantly loved everything about it. First and foremost because I just think it’s a gorgeous dress—I love me a deep V, especially with a pretty illusion neckline like hers—but also I have found that without fail, if a bride is wearing or doing something non-traditional on her wedding day, it indicates that she is being true to herself in some way; that something about what people usually do didn’t feel quite right to her, and so she went ahead and did her thing anyway. And that is exactly what a bride should do on her wedding day.

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SoulCycle: The New Birthday and Bachelorette Party Spot?

SoulCycle Ardmore Private Bachelorette Classes

The Ardmore SoulCycle awaits you and your ‘maids for a private class. Photo courtesy of Soulcycle.

Back in January, indoor-cycling devotees throughout the Philadelphia area jumped for joy (or shouted, like our buds over at Be Well Philly) when it was finally confirmed thatSoulCycle would be opening an outpost in our region. And open it did, just this past Memorial Day Weekend.

Not surprisingly, there are more than a few brides-to-be who hop on SoulCycle’s lemon-hued indoor bikes in order to get in wedding shape—but we asked the fine folks at our new local location, and found out there are even more ways you can incorporate your favorite workout into your wedding prep. Just grab your girls, and … Read more »

Grab Your Bridesmaids For a Private Bachelorette-Party Class at the New SoulCycle in Ardmore

SoulCycle Ardmore Private Bachelorette Classes

The Ardmore SoulCycle awaits you and your ‘maids for a private class. Photo courtesy of Soulcycle.

Back in January, indoor-cycling devotees throughout the Philadelphia area jumped for joy (or shouted, like our buds over at Be Well Philly) when it was finally confirmed that SoulCycle would be opening an outpost in our region. And open it did, just this past Memorial Day Weekend.

Not surprisingly, there are more than a few brides-to-be who hop on SoulCycle’s lemon-hued indoor bikes in order to get in wedding shape—but we asked the fine folks at our new local location, and found out there are even more ways you can incorporate your favorite workout into your wedding prep. Just grab your girls, and …

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Mid-June Bridal Trunk Shows

Kamelia by Sareh Nouri.

Kamelia by Sareh Nouri. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Traveling designer trunk shows tend to be a bit lighter in summer months, so when the coming week doesn’t see any coming to town, we’ll remind you of the gorgeous gowns you can try on still this week!

Take a look: Through the weekend, you can still check out pretty styles from Nicole Miller, Watters, Sareh Nouri and Tara Keely, all at local bridal boutiques, from the city to the ‘burbs. You can get all the details here.

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Taylor Swift Surprised a Fan (and Performed!) At His Jersey Shore Wedding

One local groom’s very nice sister recently wrote to national darling Taylor Swift, telling her of their mother’s recent passing and how her brother even got married in the hospital so that she could witness his actual nuptials before his wedding celebration this past weekend. Their mother-son dance was to Ms. Swift’s “Blank Space.”

As a result of that letter, T-Swift hopped on down to the Shore this weekend—to the Brant Beach Yacht Club in LBI—surprised the couple by showing up at their party, and then treated them to a pared-down version of “Blank Space”:

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