Early February Bridal Trunk Shows & Sample Sales

Camelia by Carolina Herrera. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Camelia by Carolina Herrera. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore

January 29-February 1: Bridal, Bridesmaid & Eveningwear Sample Sale

Over 100 sample wedding gowns from designers like Liancarlo, Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra and Pronovias will be marked down and start at $399; bridesmaid dresses (Alvina Valenta, Donna Morgan and more) will start at $99; and eveningwear will be 40 percent off. Call the salon to schedule your appointment.

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Menswear Brand J.Hilburn Offers Made-to-Measure Tuxedos Your Groom Can Design From Home

Here's a sampling of J.Hilburn's made-to-measure tuxes.

Here’s a sample of J.Hilburn’s made-to-measure tuxes.

When it comes to the groom’s ensemble for the Big Day, there’s nothing we love more than a perfectly tailored made-to-measure suit. He should, after all, look like a million bucks on your wedding day, but there’s definitely no need to break the bank for him to do it.

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20 Photos That’ll Inspire Fun Wedding-Day Pics With Your Bridal Party

Don’t worry, readers—we are not about to come atcha with another round of bridesmaid-butt photos. What we have here instead is a round of real-wedding pics that should give you some ideas for fun, funny, sweet photos to take with your bridesmaids—and for grooms to take with their dudes.

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Close-Up: Sofia Vergara’s Engagement Ring Was Large and In Charge at Last Night’s SAG Awards

Ok, so, confession: I somehow missed that Sofia Vergara and Alcide I mean Joe Manganiello did officially get engaged just before New Years. (Probably because my holiday hibernation was deep.) So I certainly sat at attention last night during the SAG Awards red carpet, when she was flashing her giganton ring all over the place!

Behold her bling inside the E! Mani Cam (there are many diamonds before she appears, so skip to 2:24 if you want to skip ahead):

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PW Reader Ring: Heather & John!

Heather's ring!

Heather’s ring!

The couple: Heather Cicala and John Powell, from Marlton.

The ring: My setting belonged to my great-grandmothers, and dates back to 1914. The ring had been given to my mom when my great-grandmother passed away, and she took the diamond out and made it into a pendant. One night when we were discussing rings, my mom brought out the setting for me to see, and I knew from that moment it would mean the world to me to have such meaning attached to such an important event in my life.

The setting itself is platinum, but since it’s almost 100 years old, it was very tarnished. So John took it to Sydney Rosen in Philadelphia and worked with David there to choose the right diamond for the setting. They also polished it, and it looks brand new! You would never know how old it actually is.

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10 Tips for Planning—and Enjoying—the Perfect Honeymoon

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Planning your honeymoon should be one of the more exciting tasks on your wedding-day checklist, but oftentimes all of the decisions—like where to go, where to stay and how much to spend—that go into coordinating your post-nuptial getaway can leave you feeling a bit overwhelmed.

Not exactly the emotion you want to feel when planning the best vacation of your life, right?

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Meet the Beese Knees: The Local Bakers Whipping Up Gourmet Ice Cream Cakes For Your Wedding

The Olde Fashioned is just one of the scrumptious cakes Beese can create.

Doesn’t the Olde Fashioned look scrumptious?!

We apologize in advance if this post ignites a serious ice cream/cake/sweets craving, but we guarantee it’ll all be worth it (plus, hey, if we’re going down, we’re taking you with us): if you are at all interested in ice cream cake—and who among us isn’t?—you’ve got to check out the amazing creations that are coming out of the kitchen of Kristina Beese (who’s also a local photographer!) and Tom Williamson over at The Beese Knees.

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Kick Off Your Get-Wedding-Dress-Ready Regime With the Unite Fitness Carb Cleanse

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The ladies over at Be Well Philly were talking about this initiative from Philly’s Unite Fitness, and we immediately thought of our brides: It’s a weeklong program designed to help you learn which carbs are good, which are bad, which give you energy, and which just give you, well, things like bloat. It’s their Carb Cleanse.

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Local Bridal Guide: 5 Philly Food Trucks Your Wedding Guests Will Go Crazy For

Imagine this beauty pulling up to your venue. Photo by Erik Lu.

Imagine this beauty pulling up to your venue stocked with desserts galore. Photo by Erik Lu.

Food trucks have been a growing trend for quite some time now, and there’s no denying that the mobile food scene here in Philly is thriving: At any time of day you can find a number of these restaurants-on-wheels parked throughout the city, serving up their famous grub to lines of loyal fans.

Since the whole food truck concept has become so popular, we weren’t surprised when it began to seep into the wedding world as well. Whether you have your favorite local truck pull up to your venue at some point during the reception (this is especially great if you have a chunk of downtime between the ceremony and the party) or you have one ready as a late-night, post-reception snack for (over-served?) guests coming off the dance floor, food trucks are a pretty fantastic accent to your Big Day.

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