How to Submit Your Wedding to Philadelphia Wedding Magazine

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First off: congratulations! Whether you’re a vendor or a newly married person, you just participated in a major life event. We’re beyond honored you’re interested in sharing that moment with us here at Philadelphia Wedding. Here’s what you need to know about getting published on our blog and in our print magazine.  Read more »

A Guy Proposed on the Tower Theater Marquee and the Photos are Adorable

Photos by Bradd Eeles

Marriage proposals aren’t a competition, but if they were, Center City’s Andrew Kay definitely won last week. He and Michelle Goodman, 28, had their first date at a Tame Impala concert at Upper Darby’s Tower Theater a little less than two years ago. Spoiler alert: things went well. So well, in fact, that when their first anniversary rolled around, Kay, 32, tracked down a poster and ticket from the concert, framed them, and gave them to Goodman as a gift. With their second anniversary on the way, Kay wanted to do something big — and he also knew that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Goodman. Tower was where it all began, so it made sense that the theater’s signature marquee would be involved when he popped the question.  Read more »

Drink Mimosas and Shop BHLDN’s Newest Collection With Us This Sunday

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Who doesn’t love cocktails and a little light brunch while browsing through racks of gorgeous wedding gowns and chic bridesmaid styles? We’re counting down the days until Sunday’s BHLDN Bridal Brunch event, where you’ll enjoy a craft mimosa bar by 13th Street Cocktails and gourmet breakfast bites by Birchtree Catering while browsing the gorgeous Fall 2017 collectionRead more »

Book Stilt Walkers, Ice Cream Trucks, and More at This Alternative Wedding Expo

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Want to prep for your big day in an off-beat way? Well, mark your calendars — the Lovesick Expo is setting up shop in our ‘hood, and they’re bringing booze, burlesque, and the best talent to brides-to-be.

The seventh annual showcase will be held at the World Live Cafe from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13th. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For all the info, check out Lovesick Philly’s official website.

A variety of vendors — everyone from glass blowers to boudoir photographers to non-traditional hairstylists — are coming out for the event. We’ve got details on what to expect from some of the unique vendors showcasing their talents at the expo below — for a complete list of participants, see the websiteRead more »

UPDATED: How Philly-Area Bridal Salons Are Helping Alfred Angelo Brides

A “Store Closed” sign hangs on the door of the Cherry Hill Alfred Angelo boutique. Photo by Danielle Iannetta.

The out-of-nowhere closure of Alfred Angelo stores has left brides and bridesmaids across the nation stranded without dresses, Philadelphia-area girls included. Thankfully, our local bridal salon community is stepping up to help those in need with steep discounts, free rush shipping, an extension on the National Bridal Day Sale, and even the occasional comped dress. Read on for where to shop if you’re in need of a new dress.  Read more »

Update: National Bridal Day Sale Extended in Wake of Alfred Angelo Closure

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It’s confirmed! The National Bridal Day Sale, which was originally a one-day super sale at bridal boutiques nationwide, has officially been extended for two weeks.

For some, the big savings are coming in the wake of an even bigger let down. This past Thursday, Alfred Angelo closed its doors across the country — leaving many brides confused and dress-less. PW confirmed the Cherry Hill closing last week.

Founder of the National Bridal Day Sale and owner of Jay West Bridal in Haddonfield, Sue Maslowski calls the closure “unethical.” She adds, “We posted in our private Facebook group and the overwhelming majority of the 740 participating vendors wanted to extended the sale. The brick and mortar shops are stepping up to help the brides.”

To all the panicking Philly brides out there: check out this list of stores in the area that were participating in the original event. Give them a call to verify that they are participating in the extended sale.

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Confirmed: Cherry Hill’s Alfred Angelo is as Closed as the Rest of Them

A “Store Closed” sign hangs on the door of the Cherry Hill Alfred Angelo boutique. Photo by Danielle Iannetta.

In what is sure to be a devastating turn of events for some area brides, wedding dress chain Alfred Angelo abruptly closed its doors across the country yesterday. The closest Alfred Angelo location to Philly is the Cherry Hill, NJ store located in the Plaza Grande at Garden State Park shopping center, and Philadelphia Wedding can confirm that it, sadly, has closed as well.  Read more »

The National Bridal Sale Brings MAJOR Wedding Dress Discounts to Philly This Weekend

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Gowns at Bijou Bridal in Ardmore will be marked down 50 percent or more this Saturday.

You guys, it’s here. The big day has almost arrived. Well, not your big day, per se, but definitely one of the biggest days of the year. What are we talking about, you ask?

The National Bridal Sale is taking place this Saturday, July 15th. The annual event gathers over 850 bridal shops and boutiques nationwide, plus Canada, Mexico and Africa, to offer discounted dresses and accessories. The mission? Dress brides-to-be in their dream gowns at unbelievable prices. Sue Maslowski, creator of the National Bridal Day Sale and owner of Jay West in Haddonfield, says, “In our industry there is an abundance of dresses that are tough to get rid of, which makes this event great. It’s almost like Black Friday for the bridal industry.”  Read more »

A Wilmington Bride Recreated Solange Knowles’s Wedding Dress and Photos

Photographs by Aaron Ricketts

Here at PW, we LOVE a bride willing to get a little more fashion-y with her wedding day look, so we were immediately smitten when we saw Bria Shelton’s daring ensemble. The 24-year-old wed college sweetheart Eric Brown at Wilmington’s recently closed World Cafe Live this past April, and let’s just say she did NOT go the traditional sweetheart ball gown route. Instead of taking her style cues from Cinderella, she turned to arguably the coolest bride of the aughts: Solange Knowles.  Read more »

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