This crossed my desk today, and it’s awesome. It’s a roundup from CNN of 13 different wedding portraits taken in some seriously stunning locations, from a temple in Bhutan and rooftops in Santorini to a tidal pool in Cape Town and underneath the waves (literally) in Mexico. Read more »
December 6-21: End of Year Bridal Sample Sale
In order to make room for the new 2014 bridal collections coming in, the shop is marking down many of their designer sample gowns between 30 and 70 percent. (The salon also offers cleaning services and alterations for any sample gowns that may need it.) Call to make an appointment.
December 13-15: Alvina Valenta Bridal Trunk Show
You’ll receive special incentives to order the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.
I have no idea how I’m just seeing this now—but just in case you missed it, too, I’m sharing, because it’s really kind of funny.
Much like how we Philadelphians see freshly married couples in front of their photog on the median on South Broad Street so that City Hall is perfectly set in the background, so too was this couple kissing in the middle of an intersection in Times Square. But unlike most people who wait until the shot is over, or scurry a different way so as not to interupt, Mr. Zach Braff here decided, instead, to linger and cheese for the camera—so the couple’s photog made sure he saw his handy work by Tweeting it at him later. And I laugh every time I look at it.
— Sascha Reinking (@saschareinking) November 22, 2013
Hmm, who would you not mind photo bombing your City Hall newlywed kiss? Bradley Cooper? Will Smith? Kevin Bacon? Certainly makes for a framer, that’s for sure.
Your mom probably always told you to follow your heart—but science just backed her up on the even more important piece of advice she probably spooned out at the same time: trust your gut.
A new study published in Science reports that no matter what you say about your significant other or about what you predict marriage with them will be like, it’s what you feel in your gut that really means something.
The couple: Abby Feiner and Benjamin Wanger
The ring: This is the most special thing about the whole engagement: My dad (along with Ben’s help) designed and built the ring from scratch. He’s a local jeweler on Jewelers’ Row in Philly—Feiner’s LTD. My ring is an oval-shaped diamond with a diamond halo and diamonds along the sides of the band in a platinum setting.
Welp, if you’ve got The Hunger Games on the mind these days, you’re not alone—and we don’t just mean because the second movie installment of the series, Catching Fire, just became the highest-earning Thanksgiving-released title of all time. Even weddings are getting in on the game(s). (See what we did there?)
We just recently saw a photographer’s blog post depicting a Hunger Games-themed styled wedding shoot, and then remembered: when the first Hunger Games movie came out, we saw a few of them then, too!
And they’re all really cute and packed with fun ideas that you can use for wedding inspiration regardless of your affinity for all things Katniss. I mean, glittery pinecones are always awesome. So, we rounded them all up. Take a look:
Well hopefully, you managed to score some deals on Black Friday that helped you out with your wedding checklist (that rehearsal dinner dress taken care of?)—and now today, there are even more discounts to be found out there, what with it being Cyber Monday and all. It’s like Black Friday’s less terrifying, less manic little sister.
Below, we’ve rounded up a few Cyber Monday deals—some local, some not—it’d be worth brides looking into—they pretty much hit on everything from dresses and accessories to registry items, invitations, extras, and more. Take a look at what you can score before 11:59 tonight.
Here’s some fun, voyeuristic eye candy for your (third) Monday morning cup of coffee: an infographic depicting some of the most expensive engagement rings we’ve seen exchanged in our time. Surprisingly, there is no Lorraine-Schwartz-for-Kim-Kardashian number on here—neither the Kris one nor the Kanye one—and the ones at the top and bottom of the list might surprise you. But either way, this is fun. Enjoy.
There is just something so clean, chic and classic about a black-and-white scheme for a wedding.
Matter of a fact, we are so enjoying that palette right now, that if you stay tuned, you will see an entire page dedicated to it in the spring/summer 2014 issue of Philadelphia Wedding that will be on newsstands in just a few weeks. (Yep, we think it’s so versatile that it works year round, even in the warm-weather months when you might think a more obvious go-to would involve pastels and brights.)
As a bride, this year’s Black Friday might be a little different for you than perhaps it’s been in the past. This year, we’re betting, every time you hear about an amazeballs Black Friday sale, you shove it through your bridal filter to see if the sale can benefit your wedding in any way. (Which, of course.)
Well, here’s one you don’t need that filter for, because it’s already tailored just for brides: It’s the Sixth Annual Nicole Miller Philadelphia White Friday Bridal Sample Sale! (Whew.)