The Brand New Spa, Salon & Health Club Is Now Open at the Rittenhouse Hotel

The Spa Suite at the Rittenhouse Hotel's newly unveiled retreat.

The Spa Suite at the Rittenhouse Hotel’s newly unveiled retreat.

Back in the spring, we let you know that the Rittenhouse Hotel would be opening a brand new (and rather giant) spa, salon and health club right there in the hotel—and we are excited to announce that it’s up and running!

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club – Hair by Paul Labrecque has opened its doors, which now means for all you brides and grooms who are either getting married at the hotel or simply getting ready in one of the lovely suites before heading out to your celebration, your morning-of beautifying just got very convenient.

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This Wedding That a Philly Photographer Threw for Her Dogs Is the Best Thing You Have Seen All Week (We’ve Got Photos & Video!)

Photo by Danni Rivera

Photo by Danni Rivera

One night over a few glasses of wine, local wedding photographer Danni Rivera suggested to her husband Wilfredo that it would be super fun if their two dachshunds, Hudson and the newly adopted Chelsea, got married during a legit wedding, and a little seed of an idea was born. When she suggested it to her friend, wedding planner Sara Murray of Philly’s Confetti + Co. who thought it was an excellent idea, it started to become a real thing.

They gathered up a few of their other local, pup-loving wedding-vendor friends (the full list is below), and in about six weeks, they had pulled together a wedding that I have no doubt most of you will be jealous of and will want to steal ideas from. It’s that good. No, seriously.

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At Long Last, We See Pictures of Lauren Conrad’s Wedding Dress(es)!

The designers' sketch of Lauren Conrad's beautiful custom gown. Courtesy Badgley Mischka.

The designers’ sketch of Lauren Conrad’s beautiful custom gown. Courtesy Badgley Mischka.

This week’s issue of Us Weekly is out, kids, and in it are the only published photos of Lauren Conrad‘s wedding dress.

My initial thoughts? 1) Her Badgley Mischka dress is absolutely gorgeous. 2) I can’t really see her absolutely gorgeous Badgley Mischka dress. Matter of a fact, that lovely sketch you see right here is the best full-length photo we’ve got yet!

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Local Bridal Guide: 5 Places to Find Philly-Themed Canvas Totes For Your Welcome Bags or Bridesmaid Gifts


The local designers at Pilot & Captain are behind this stylish carry-all.

When your guest list includes family and friends who are making the trip from out-of-town, it’s always a really kind gesture to have some sort of welcome bag or basket awaiting their arrival at the hotel. After traveling to the city, and especially after partying into the wee hours of the morning at your reception, they’ll be appreciative of the drinks, snacks, and maybe a few Advil, that you’ve stashed in their rooms.

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Philly Bride Has a New Location in Old City!

Philly Bride's new location houses a massive selection of gorgeous gowns.

Philly Bride’s new location houses a massive selection of gorgeous gowns.

Attention all brides-to-be still in search of the Dress for their Big Day:

We told you earlier this year that local bridal boutique, Philly Bride (previously Bridals by Danielle, which new owner Lynn Handel purchased in May from retiring longtime owner Danielle Adrian), had plans to move from Midtown Village to a new home at 3rd and Walnut in Old City. And now we’re thrilled to report that the gorgeous location is up and running!

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