Custom Stationers Two Paperdolls Just Moved to a New Location & Opened Up a Retail Shop

Here's a peek inside the new shop. instagram.com/twopaperdolls

Here’s a peek inside the new shop. instagram.com/twopaperdolls

We’re big fans of Two Paperdolls‘ gorgeous letterpress invitations (you can check them out in our local invitation guide), so you can imagine our excitement when we caught wind of the news that they moved their Wayne studio to a new, larger location and opened up a darling retail shop inside the space, too.

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We Were There for Preston & Steve’s Engagement Wake Up Call This Morning (Hint: She Said Yes!) 

Ashley's new bling!

Ashley’s new bling!

I woke up at 4:30 this morning in order to go watch another girl get woken up at 6:30 (lucky)—with a proposal!

We told you the other week that the guys over at WMMR’s Preston & Steve morning show were running a contest in which they would help two Philly guys propose to their girls, with bling provided by Steven Singer—and at ungodly hours of the morning: this was officially dubbed the Engagement Wake Up Call.

Well today, the first one went down in the Fox Chase section of the Northeast, as her soon-to-be fiance, Nick McIlwain of the morning crew, two photographers and a videographer, Steven Singer himself, the three members of the Ardmore Trio and, well, me, barged into Ashley Krogh’s bedroom before the sun had risen above the horizon. (Sorry, Ashley!)

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Plan a Fun Girls’ Night Out (and Win a Boudoir Shoot!) at DollFace Studios’s Holiday Open House 

Photo by DollFace Studio

Photo by DollFace Studio

We’ll venture to guess that if you’ve at all looked into boudoir photography, that you’ve already seen our editor’s take on what really happens at a boudoir photo shoot (and if you have yet to read it, do so now—we’ll wait.) And hopefully, after reading her detailed account, you’re feeling inspired to give the whole boudoir shoot a go for yourself—whether as a gift for your groom-to-be or as a fun little activity to do just for you.

Well, if the idea intrigues you, we have good news: DollFace Studio, Philly’s go-to for boudoir photography (they do wedding photography, to0!), is hosting its first ever Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 4th.

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Upcoming Bridal Sample Sales & Trunk Shows

Alexandra by Nicole Miller. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Alexandra by Nicole Miller. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Nicole Miller, Manayunk

November 28, 8am-8pm: Annual White Friday Bridal Sample Sale

The popular designer’s Manayunk outpost will be marking down select bridal gowns between 50 and 90 percent on this day—along with a selection of other frocks (for mothers of the happy couple, for guests, etc.) and accessories. Call to set up your appointment.

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Bridal Fitness: Here’s a 30-Minute Calorie-Blasting Workout You Can Do at Home

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I literally just looked at the clock, looked at my weekly planner, sat here for a second thinking about it, and then canceled two of my workout classes for this week. Between work deadlines, a shorter work week, a million and a half errands to run before Thanksgiving and a bajillion other things, I decided that I just couldn’t do my working out this week on a set schedule. It’s just too much.

And then I saw this!

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Look at This Couple (In Full Wedding Regalia and Scuba Gear) Getting Married Underwater 

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When Polish bride Dorota Bankowska planned her wedding, she decided she wanted to do something special and unusual—and, as a bonus, show her friends and family what she does for a living. (Bankowska is something called a saturation diver, which means she dives into depths in the North Sea, maintaining pipelines and such for oil and gas companies. Apparently, there are only a few women out there who do this. Whoa.)

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Sneak Peek: Philadelphia Wedding’s Spring/Summer 2015 Issue!

PW's spring/summer 2015 issue will be on stands Monday, December 8th.

PW’s spring/summer 2015 issue will be on stands Monday, December 8th.

It was so nice of the weather to turn a balmy (and totally unseasonable and weird) 72 degrees today in honor of Philadelphia Wedding‘s latest issue, wasn’t it? Spring/summer 2015 is here!

Well it’s here meaning that it’s in our hot little hands here at the PW office—but it will be in yours come Monday, December 8th, when you’ll be able to find it on a newsstand near you.

But because we are just a big eager to share it with you now, here’s a lil sneak peek on what you can expect to find inside:

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PW Reader Ring: Brittany & Dale!

Brittany's ring!

Brittany’s ring!

The couple: Brittany Casee and Dale Schlegel from Northeast Philly.

The ring: My ring is a diamond solitaire in a white-gold cathedral setting with a twisted shank. It also has a hidden infinity symbol and small diamond on each side.

The ring is custom designed from Steven Singer Jewelers—I think of it as a beautifully classic style with a slightly modern twist! We had gone ring shopping once before and Dale had made note of what I liked and had this made incorporating all of those ideas.

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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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