The flower arrangements and bouquets you decide on for your Big Day will likely be one of the largest investments you make while planning your party—not only are florals the main design element for many weddings, but they can gobble up quite a bit of your budget too, so it’s important to be thoughtful when choosing your blooms.
The couple: Stacey Frisco and Ryan Stefan from Northeast Philly and Fairless Hills.
The ring: My ring is a white gold Verragio ring from their Venetian collection. I had looked at so many engagement rings on Pinterest and always found myself falling in love with the Verragio designs.
We’ve highlighted a few below that you’ll want to be sure to take a look at. You can take a look at all the rest of the winners—remember, there’s a bajillion of them—by grabbing the August issue at a newsstand near you or checking out the listings online.
At some point during the planning process, you’ll have to make a decision about whether or not to have kids at your wedding. Some brides are perfectly okay with having little ones scooting around the dance floor and are happy to extend the invite, while others prefer an adults-only affair (maybe with just a flower girl and ring bearer in attendance).
It all comes down to personal preference, but if you do choose to have a bunch of youngsters at your wedding, you’ll want to prepared with plenty of activities to keep them entertained—it’ll be a long day, and even the most well-behaved kids can get antsy and irritable.
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There are few things more uncomfortable than sitting through an outdoor wedding ceremony in the summer. We’ve all been there, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a tad difficult to focus on the romantic words being said when makeup is sweating down your face, your thighs are sticking to the seat and you’re in dire need of a cold drink.
Weather, unfortunately, is one of those stubborn factors we just can’t control, and if you’re a summer bride, the possibility of extreme heat is definitely on your radar. Now that doesn’t mean you should forgo your dream of an outdoor ceremony or a beach wedding, but it’s in your (and your guests’) best interest to be prepared with ways to keep cool.
The other night, as I sipped on some sauv blanc while trying to decide what to make for dinner, the voices of brides who have gone before me echoed in my head—but I tried to push them out. I didn’t want to hear them, because those voices told me that if I wanted to meet my wedding weight/fit goals, I’d have to cut the wine way out. (My one friend allowed herself nothing but two vodka sodas a week in the months leading up to her wedding. Um, no.)
A quick text to a bestie comforted me that no, I should not be cutting out wine. “You need to live your life, and you need wine to live,” she said. “Just eat less.”
We’re all for a non-traditional wedding venue, but this one caused us to raise an eyebrow: Apparently it is now becoming a thing to host your wedding at a funeral home. Yep, you read that right.
Just the other day my sister sent out a group text to inform my mom and I that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and his model wife Behati Prinsloo had made it to their one-year anniversary. In her words: “Worst year ever.”
Like my sister, plenty of Levine’s diehard female fans were devastated to hear that he was officially off the market, but us? We’re all for it—they make a really adorable couple!
Case in point: During their celebratory trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico last weekend (they got married there last year), Levine took a break from dinner to hop on stage and serenade his wife with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On.”
Lingerie is not unlike clothing when it comes to the end of the season: It’s time to make way for new styles by clearing out the ones we’ve been shopping this summer! And so King of Prussia’s Intimacy (which we awarded with a Best of Philly in 2001 and included in our roundup of where brides should be shopping for their underthings in Philly) is holding their Semi-Annual Sale, starting tomorrow.