Unveiled Philadelphia Is Now Carrying Turkish Designer Tarik Ediz

Here's a sample of what you can expect from the Tarik Ediz collection.

Here’s a sample of what you can expect from the Tarik Ediz collection.

Frannie Erace has long been a mainstay on the Philly wedding scene, and her Washington Square bridal shop, Unveiled Philadelphia, has outfitted many a local bride in the dress of their dreams.

This month, they’re cooking up a few really exciting things for the shop, so if you have yet to find your gown, you’ll definitely want to take a look.

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Ask the Expert: Do We Have to Serve a Gluten-Free Option at Our Wedding?

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Q: I know that it’s standard practice to offer a vegetarian option for the dinner at our wedding, but these days, I feel like everyone is doing the gluten-free thing—including, we’re assuming, some of our guests. (Whether they’re all doing it for allergy reasons or because it’s a fad is another story.) Must we now offer a gluten-free option, too?

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Host Your Wedding at the Newly-Renovated Sonesta Philadelphia

Imagine getting ready with your girls in this lavish suite.

Imagine getting ready with your girls in the lavish Presidential Suite.

If a ballroom wedding is what you have in mind for your Big Day, you’ll want to add the newly-renovated Sonesta Philadelphia to your list of potential venues. The Center City hotel recently wrapped up a nearly $30 million renovation and the entire property has been transformed into a modern, stylish place to celebrate your I Do’s.

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PHOTOS: 25 Creative Food & Drink Bars From Pinterest

Liven up your cocktail hour by serving up coffee and donuts.

A coffee and donut bar is perfect for both your bridal shower and cocktail hour.

No matter which wedding reception dinner style you choose for your Big Day, there’s always room to play around with the food and drink offerings depending on your personal tastes and preferences.

One way to add a fun flare to your reception (or your engagement and bridal parties) is to set up a bar or station of sorts that lets guests have a hand in creating their own meal.

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Local Bridal Guide: 5 Philly-Area Illustrators Who Can Do a Sketch of You in Your Wedding Gown

Here's a peek at one of Dallas Shaw's stunning bridal illustrations.

Here’s a peek at one of Dallas Shaw’s stunning bridal illustrations.

From the moment it’s hung in the bridal suite to your grand send-off after the reception, your white dress will likely be the most photographed element of your entire wedding day. And while these photos will surely capture your gorgeous gown in all its glory, one of our favorite ways to commemorate your bridal style is through a custom illustration.

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7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Planning the Seating Arrangements For Your Wedding

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Mapping out the seating chart for your reception is generally one of the more unpopular tasks that comes with planning a wedding. Whether you’re dealing with divorced parents, single friends or feuding relatives that are better off when seated on opposite sides of the room, most brides will agree that putting together the seating arrangements for your wedding takes a bit of finesse and a lot of patience.

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PHOTOS: 10 Sparkly Sashes We Love from Etsy

This gorgeous belt will add a hint of color and sparkle to your white dress.

This gorgeous belt will add a hint of color and sparkle to your white dress.

I’m sure you’ve seen it happen many times on Say Yes to the Dress: The bride-to-be is trying on a really pretty, but simple, gown and all it takes is the addition of a gorgeous sparkly belt to transform it into The One.

Although there are a ton of wedding dresses that come equipped with the bells and whistles they need to wow, some call for just a touch of embellishment to top off the look. Popping on a crystal sash will not only complement the shape of the gown (and flatter your waist) but can serve as a statement piece that really sets your dress apart.

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5 Favorite Things With Band Leader Eddie Bruce

Eddie Bruce

Eddie Bruce

If you just said to yourself, “Oh, he did my cousin’s wedding!” we would not be surprised in the least. Eddie Bruce has been performing at weddings for 38 years in the Philadelphia area—he’s a native of our fair city—along with singing with symphony orchestras, and headlining in Atlantic City casinos and swanky New York night clubs.

His favorite thing, though, remains a wedding: “I still get the most excited creating a packed dance floor and watching a bride and groom dancing and carrying on and totally loving their own wedding,” he says. So it only seemed fitting that we ask him about more of his favorite things right now.

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