Dear God, Please Look at This Picture of a Couple’s “Till Death Do Us Part” Wedding Cake

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What’s that you’re thinking? That skeleton hand to the left here, depicting the whole concept of “till death do us part” isn’t so pretty? Yeah, I know. But I need to prime you.

I need to prime you because you have to look at this picture of the wedding cake of newlywed Texas couple Natalie and David Sideserf, and in order to look at that picture, you have to be prepared.

Hints:

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PHOTOS: 10 Gorgeous, Fashion-Forward Wedding Cakes You’ll Want from Philly’s Whipped Bakeshop

Zoe Lukas’s sketchbook, where she dreams up new cake designs for Whipped Bakeshop.

This season, Philadelphia’s Whipped Bakeshop decided to put a lookbook together—yes, à la a fashion house—of their “2014 Cake Collection,” to kind of showcase some of the cake designs they’ve been working on, as well as their general skill and creativity.

Yesterday, that collection was displayed at an event at Saks Fifth Avenue to celebrate the launch of French design house Courrèges at the iconic department store—and I was there, and it was lovely. And my first thought, as soon as I finished stuffing myself with Whipped’s mini lemon cupcakes, salted caramel brownies, violet macarons and vanilla-buttermilk petit fours (yes, I had more than one of each—what?), was that Philly’s brides absolutely had to see these cakes.

And so, Philly’s brides, here you go! Whipped Bakeshop’s 2014 collection of cake designs, offered by bakery owner/baker/designer Zoë Lukas to excite and inspire. And I have no doubt they will. Which one’s your fave? Ours changes every time we look.

All photos by Courtney Apple.
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Here’s What’s Going On at the Bellevue Gets Engaged Bridal Event

Here's What's Going On at the Bellevue Gets Engaged Bridal Event

The Bellevue Gets Engaged happens on Sunday, September 29.

For the 4th year in a row, on Sunday, September 29th, a host of the city’s top wedding vendors will descend upon the Hyatt at the Bellevue at 200 South Broad Street in Center City—which, in case you didn’t already know, already plays host to a plethora of wedding peeps, what with housing Nicole Miller, Williams-Sonoma, Tiffany & Co., Teuscher Chocolates, Volt Salon, Ralph Lauren, and, you know, being a venue and all—for an incredibly lovely bridal event called the Bellevue Gets Engaged.

There, from noon to 4, there will be a ton of awesome Philly vendors to chat with—florists, photographers, stationers, you name it—plus:

  • A live band showcase from CTO Artists
  • Local fashion illustrator Denise Fike will be there sketching brides on the spot
  • Light bites and wedding cake samples
  • A fashion show featuring the Nicole Miller bridal collection
  • Champagne, champagne, champagne
  • A seriously good goodie bag

It’s an event that Philadelphia Wedding is happy to be a part of again—that’s right, we’ll be there!—as it’s always a huge hit! Get your tix here—they’re $50 a pop—and we hope to see you there. Tell your friends!

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WATCH: Behind the Scenes of Philadelphia Wedding’s Wedding Cake Feature on FYI Philly!

We always enjoy teaming up with our buds over at 6ABC’s FYI Philly, and this weekend, we were especially tickled to see their behind-the-scenes look at the making of our wedding cakes feature that’s in the just-out fall/winter issue of Philadelphia Wedding!

The idea behind it was, well, actually—you know what? We’ll just let them explain it. Check out the video below, and to see the final result, be sure to pick up an issue—and if you’re interested in learning more about participating bakers, click on the links below. Enjoy!

Brown Betty Dessert Boutique | Whipped Bakeshop | Cake Art Studio | Hotel Du Pont | Felix’s Caketeria

 

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PHOTOS: Springfield Country Club Grows Wedding Space With Outdoor Expansion of Tavola Restaurant + Bar

PHOTOS: Springfield Country Club Grows Wedding Space With Outdoor Expansion of Tavola Restaurant + Bar

The new outdoor Tavola Restaurant + Bar at the Springfield Country Club.

Delaware County may just be the new hot-spot for destination weddings.

A recent outdoor expansion of Tavola Restaurant + Bar is the first in a series of three major renovations at Springfield Country Club, all which aim to make the space a resort for wedding parties and their guests. And as of this morning, it is officially up and running.

The brand new outdoor 6,000 square-foot dining and lounge area has a covered bar, misting system, and three fire pits (one of which seats 25 people!)—all to make your wedding guests feel like they could be in the tropics. Of course, the view might be hard to ignore: the entire area overlooks the green of Springfield Country Club’s golf course.
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7 Philly Bakeries With Awesome Macarons For Your Wedding

7 Philly Bakeries With Awesome Macarons For Your Wedding

A box of macarons from Wayne's Aux Petits Delices at a past Philadelphia Wedding photo shoot (post shoot, pre getting devoured by the crew).

Thanks to our buds over at Foobooz, we have been sitting here all morning struggling to do anything but fantasize about macarons.

The culprit? Their roundup of spots in which to get mouth-watering macarons in Philly. (Well, that and the accompanying picture.)

And since macarons have become such a thing in weddings these days—seriously, we have seen them laid out along with the wedding cake at dessert tables, given to guests as favors either at their place setting or in little cellophane to-go bags at the end of the night, ahem, in the pages of our own magazine—and, well, since misery (/summer diet-busting sugar cravings) loves company, we obviously had to share this helpful information with our brides.

Their roundup hits on great spots in Center City, Passyunk and the Main Line, but because there is one other fab place in the area that we happen to know serves insane macarons (the type of insane where, if you look around the room when they’re being served, you will notice that every single person does that omg-holy-crap-eyebrow-raise as soon as they bite into them), we are adding it here: Colonial Farms in Washington Crossing. (We know this, and can attest to the aforementioned eyebrow raise-thing, because they were served at the wedding of Philadelphia Wedding‘s photo director, and we may or may not have stuffed our faces with them there.)

So however you may have been considering including macarons into your wedding-day sweet treats, we hope this little list gets you started.

Know of any other local spots with amazing macarons? Please share your secrets!

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VIDEO: Vogue Weddings Features 5-Part Gorgeous Mexico Society Wedding On Their YouTube Channel

Each day this week, we have killed a few minutes of our day by watching the latest Vogue Weddings installment on the VOGUE YouTube Channel about the lovely nuptial celebration of Flavia Kelson and Ricardo Pintado in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

You know how sometimes when you’re looking at Vogue—specifically any coverage of society events and society celebrations, you’re intrigued, but also baffled? Like, it’s all so pretty and interesting and aspirational and voyeuristic—but you’re also kind of thinking, “What’s going on here? Who are these people? How are these the lives they lead?” Well, expect to feel that way times a lot whilst watching an actual video of it.

Watch Part 1 right here, then click here for the rest. Parts 2 and 3 are up; 4 will air Thursday, and 5, Friday. There’s a teeny, private ceremony in the couple’s NYC apartment; a custom dress by Erdem, a gorg flower crown, two beautiful celebrations by the sea in Mexico, super cool custom watercolor save-the-dates and menu cards, and, as you can imagine, lots, lots more to ooh and ahh at.

Happy procrastinating whatever it is you should be doing.

RELATED: You’re Totally Going to Want This: The New Vogue Weddings Book

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PHOTOS: Gown, Venue, Bridesmaid Dress, Flower and Cake Ideas For a Beach Wedding in Philadelphia

PHOTOS: Gown, Venue, Bridesmaid Dress, Flower and Cake Ideas For a Beach Wedding in Philadelphia

Below, find ideas for a gorgeous beach wedding in Philadelphia.

Not that we think you should put your wedding in a box, of course. But chances are you at least have afeelingwhen it comes to your Big Day: Will it be a swanky formal affair in a candlelit room with a marble rotunda? An airy soiree where your guests sip cool drinks from mason jars with fields of wildflower-dotted wheat in the background and cotton-candy clouds overhead? Whatever your vision for your wedding day, we’re here to help you plan it. In the following pages, you’ll find ideas for five different types of weddings—not just for gorgeous venues in the Philadelphia area, but for your flowers, gown, cake and bridesmaids’ dresses, all from local vendors and shops. Just find the one that feels like you, and you’re on your way.

{This article originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue ofPhiladelphia Wedding.}

 

PART FIVE: On the Beach

The sun, the surf, and a vibe as carefree as the two of you …
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PHOTOS: Gown, Venue, Bridesmaid Dress, Flower and Cake Ideas For a Modern Gallery Wedding in Philadelphia

PHOTOS: Gown, Venue, Bridesmaid Dress, Flower and Cake Ideas For a Modern Gallery Wedding in Philadelphia

Below, find ideas for a gorgeous, modern wedding at a gallery in Philadelphia.

Not that we think you should put your wedding in a box, of course. But chances are you at least have afeeling when it comes to your Big Day: Will it be a swanky formal affair in a candlelit room with a marble rotunda? An airy soiree where your guests sip cool drinks from mason jars with fields of wildflower-dotted wheat in the background and cotton-candy clouds overhead? Whatever your vision for your wedding day, we’re here to help you plan it. In the following pages, you’ll find ideas for five different types of weddings—not just for gorgeous venues in the Philadelphia area, but for your flowers, gown, cake and bridesmaids’ dresses, all from local vendors and shops. Just find the one that feels like you, and you’re on your way.

{This article originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue ofPhiladelphia Wedding.}

PHOTOS: Gown, Venue, Bridesmaid Dress, Flower and Cake Ideas For a Philadelphia Rustic Country Farm Wedding

PHOTOS: Gown, Venue, Bridesmaid Dress, Flower and Cake Ideas For a Philadelphia Rustic Country Farm WeddingWedding

Below, find ideas for a gorgeous, rustic farm wedding in the Philadelphia area.

Not that we think you should put your wedding in a box, of course. But chances are you at least have afeeling when it comes to your Big Day: Will it be a swanky formal affair in a candlelit room with a marble rotunda? An airy soiree where your guests sip cool drinks from mason jars with fields of wildflower-dotted wheat in the background and cotton-candy clouds overhead? Whatever your vision for your wedding day, we’re here to help you plan it. In the following pages, you’ll find ideas for five different types of weddings—not just for gorgeous venues in the Philadelphia area, but for your flowers, gown, cake and bridesmaids’ dresses, all from local vendors and shops. Just find the one that feels like you, and you’re on your way.

{This article originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Philadelphia Wedding.}


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PART THREE: Rustic Country Farm

Laid-back and natural and full of easygoing charm …

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