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erky and fun loving are the best adjectives to describe Chris Houwen, one of several cake decorators for McCaffrey’s Market. Her coworkers all express their affection and admiration for this creative woman who seems to be able to tackle any cake decorating project and be able to more than satisfy her customers. She has worked for 22 years as a decorator and the last ten have been for McCaffrey’s Market. “I love working here. People who buy cakes and other baked goods from our bakery keep coming back. We even have a kind of cult following—women who only buy their cakes here.” All the McCaffrey’s Markets throughout the area, in Pennsylavania and New Jersey, have a wonderful reputation for custom made decorated cakes. “When you want to have a decorated cake, like a wedding cake, it is best to call and make an appointment, then bring ideas that can include invitations, photos from magazines, Pinterest and so on.” Wedding cakes and decorated cakes for other occasions are usually vanilla, chocolate, marble or red velvet or vanilla with fudge swirl. Cakes can be decorated with butter cream, light whip, whip cream or fondant in any colors imaginable. Fondant allows for more elaborate decorative elements because of its texture and ability to be formed into shapes, almost like clay. Chris is teaching others in the bakery to decorate and it is not necessary for her to take the order, since all the employees are able to take the order and present it to Chris. They work as a team and all are very proud of being part of McCaffrey’s bakery department. Weddings, birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day,Valentine’s Day are all occasions for decorated cakes. For more information, visit www.mccaffreys.com.

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ccording to the British Newspaper, The Telegraph, A traditional tuxedo should only have a one-button fastening. “This should remain closed at all times when standing to showcase the natural form of the body like a good tuxedo should," says Durell. "However, as with a 2button, single breasted suit, when seated the jacket should be undone to allow for extra comfort.” And if it’s not a traditional dinner jacket? “Stick with the top button fastened with a two button jacket. And with three button jackets, the last button should never be done up. Double breasted options hang awkwardly if undone and so should always be buttoned up.”

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One-Of-A-Kind-Rings

You’ve found the one, and you owe Cupid a huge favor. Are you just beginning your next chapter together and looking for the perfect engagement ring? Or maybe you’re ready to find the perfect expression of your love with distinctive wedding bands. No matter where you are in this wonderful journey, Hamilton is here to help. they should know a thing or two … they’ve been helping happy couples for over 100 years. We are proud to offer responsibly sourced diamonds, backed by their history of outstanding service and a reputation of value and quality. Their master jewelers and gemologists can help you create custom and one-of-a-kind rings that perfectly represent your taste and will endure for a lifetime. Hamilton offers dozens of their own designs as well, with engagement rings starting at $1,995 and wedding bands at $195. Hamilton has something for every style, every budget, and every unique love story.You are invited to browse online, use our ‘Put a Ring on It App’ to virtually try-on dozens of rings, design your own work of art with our Ringbuilder, or visit us in-store to view our distinctive selection. Online at www.hamiltonjewelers.com or in downtown Princeton at 92 Nassau Street.

Say I Do at Byers' Choice

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eremonies on site, a reception area for up to 300 guests and access to romantic grounds, the formal "Gardens at Byers' Choice" are the perfect setting for a breathtaking wedding or celebration. Beautifully landscaped grounds with splashing fountains, rolling lawns and unique statues provide countless photographic

opportunities for the bridal party. Experienced wedding planners from Bucks Mont Party Rental, the exclusive venue partner, will help custom design a dream wedding. Byers Choice LTD. is located at 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914.For more information, call 215-822-6700 or visit www.byerschoice.com.

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1740 House, 3690 River Road, Lumberville, PA 18933; 215766-5661; www.1740house.com. The 1740 House is directly across from Bull’s Island Recreation Area, which is connected by one of the Delaware River’s only pedestrian-only bridges. The 1740 House hosts a variety of events, including small weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate meetings, and much more. Beautiful atmosphere, scenery, comfort, and award-wining cuisine along the Delaware River.

Best Western Plus- Philadelphia Bensalem, 3499 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020; 215-638-8547; www.bwpbensalem.com. Premium hotel featuring Free Wi-Fi, Spacious Suites, Meeting & Banquet space, On-Site Dining, & Indoor heated Pool. Close to Sesame Place®, Parx Casino and Philadelphia Mills® Mall. Events and weddings are individually tailored for each event, ensuring an especially memorable celebration. We accommodate a variety of sizes from intimate weddings to larger celebrations of over 150 guestts.



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Byer’s Choice, 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA 18914; 215-822-6700; www.byerschoice.com. Located in scenic Bucks County, Byers' Choice Ltd. announces its new outdoor wedding venue. With ceremonies on site, a reception area for up to 300 guests and access to romantic grounds, the formal "Gardens at Byers' Choice" are the perfect setting for a breathtaking wedding or celebration.Beautifully landscaped grounds with splashing fountains, rolling lawns and unique statues provide countless photographic opportunities for the bridal party.Experienced wedding planners from Bucks Mont Party Rental, the exclusive venue partner, will help custom design a dream wedding. Durham Springs, 5065 Lehnenberg Road, Kintnersville, PA; www.durhamsprings.com. After decades of event experience in New York City, we are transporting all that we have learned and bringing these skills to our home, Pennsylvania. We have purchased a beautiful bucolic location with over 33 acres for you to enjoy. The location is in Bucks County, 70 miles from New York City, 45 miles from


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Philadelphia and is nestled near the Lehigh Valley. Durham Springs will also be home to the restaurant, Cascade. Retaining the name, Cascade, pays homage to the historic restaurant site which originally opened in 1939.

GK Entertainment, DJ Gerry Kelly, servicing the Delaware Valley. 610-608-5216.Professional DJ service, Event Lighting.Music for all occasions. Plan your wedding today. Falls Manor Catering & Special Events, 4010 New Falls Rd, Bristol Twp, PA 19007; 215-943-7070; www.fallsmanorcatering.com. Formerly known as Kings Caterers, this venue took on a whole new life when it was acquired by the new owners in 2014 and is now known as Falls Manor. Fully renovated, Fall Manor is a gorgeous facility that hosts weddings, proms, and any social occasion with the capacity from 50 to 800 guests. FX Dougherty Home & Gift, 64 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901; 215-345-7541; www.fxdougherty.com. Specializing in quality brands of tableware, bridal registry and home accessories. Family owned for 37 years currently by two sisters who have a passionate about quality tableware.

Golden Pheasant, 763 River Road, Erwinna,, PA 18920; 610294-9882; www.goldenpheasant.com. The Golden Pheasant Inn is the ideal setting for a memorable

event. We can accommodate small weddings, birthday parties, meetings, family reunions and other special gatherings for groups of up to 100 people. Our attentive staff will assist you in every aspect of creating a successful event. Hamilton Jewelers,92 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542; 609-683-4200 www.hamiltonjewelers.com. Founded in New Jersey in 1912, Hamilton has been offering clients the finest quality, value, and design for over 100 years. With a heritage of excellence and family ownership, Hamilton is proud to serve generations of guests with an outstanding experience with each and every visit.

HollyHedge Estate, 6987 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA 18938; 215-862-3136; www.hollyhedge.com HollyHedge Estate is one of Bucks County's premiere wedding destinations. Whether you want an intimate wedding or the grandest of affairs, our skilled staff is eager to help you create an event for all to remember. If you are looking for the fairytale wedding, look no further.

Hotel DuVillage, 2535 River Road, New Hope. PA 18938; 215-683-3586;www.landmarkvenues.com. Luxurious, sophisticated, and exclusive. A French Chateau nestled on 12 acres in the Heart of Bucks County. With two distinct event spaces and our boutique hotel, the natural elegance transforms your wedding into a lavish weekend getaway. This meticu-

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winning modern and dramatic pavilion is glass enclosed and framed by an uplit stone wall. Dine on Catering By Design’s fabulous cuisine and dance the night away on your very special day.

lously restored estate is surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, a hidden treasure for any couple wanting an exclusive estate wedding. Lounge in our poolside cabanas, make s’mores by our fire pits, serve up some tennis, light up in our cigar room, unwind in our game room; take advantage of everything Hotel du Village has to offer. Part of the Landmark collection.

James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA; 215-866-8504; www.michenermuseum.org. James A. Michener Art Museum and Catering By Design offer a jewel of a ballroom for up to 180 guests set amidst sculpture gardens on two sides. More than half of the space of this award 134

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Lake House Inn, 1100 Old Bethlehem Road in Perkasie, PA; 215-258-2556; www.thelhi.com. Located on scenic Lake Nockamixon is A Bucks County premiere waterfront wedding venue, The Lake House Inn. Honored with the AIA Award for Excellence in Architecture and Design, The Lake House Inn features a spa-like decor. The Lake House Inn is a full-service, all-inclusive venue for a dream wedding. You can work with their bridal planner to create a package, excluding music, photography, and flowers.

McCaffrey’s, Yardley, Newtown, Doylestown, Blue Bell, Princeton, and West Windsor. 1-800-717-7174; www.mccaffreys.com. McCaffrey’s provides on-site, full-service catering for small, casual bridal showers to large, elegant weddings. We do it all: theme & menu planning, specialty chef serving stations, linens, tent & equipment rentals, serving staff and bartenders, coffee, tea & beverage service. Our talented chefs can create a custom menu and our bakers can make the cake especially for you with our fresh, high-quality ingredients.


WEDDING Celebrations Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn

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long the Delaware River in the quaint village of Lumberville you will find the historic Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn. Originally a working farm in the 1700s, it was later purchased by Harry Nessler in 1968 and turned into a motor lodge, with rooms having views of the river and the Lumberville-Raven Rock Pedestrian Bridge. In 2010, new owners purchased the 1740 House, including Joe Luccaro, owner of HollyHedge Estate. The partners restored and preserved the lengthy two-story inn. The 1740 House is a sister property of HollyHedge Estate. The wedding coordinators at HollyHedge work with the 1740 House to plan weddings and rehearsal dinners. The 1740 House has its own catering staff, and the executive chef at HollyHedge oversees the food quality and production. Both properties offer wedding packages that include the cake, ceremony, reception, flowers, and linens. According to General Manager Tim Luccaro, the 1740 House is ideal for small intimate weddings, as well as rehearsal dinners. “The 1740 House has a smaller capacity. In the winter, the maximum party size outdoors is 40 people. When we can make use of the patio and outside area, it goes up to 65 maximum. We can set up a package where we have the rehearsal dinner at the 1740 House outside and along the river. The next day, the wedding ceremony takes place at HollyHedge. You also can have the ceremony outside of the 1740 House along the waterfront, and the reception takes place in The

1740 Club. This members-only club features a bar, and a dining room with an old stone fireplace,� Luccaro says. Small intimate weddings at the 1740 House currently are booking three months to a year out, according to Luccaro. Brides and grooms can get a tour of the historic country inn by appointment only. The 1740 House also offers 24 guest rooms with full-service breakfast for its guests. Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn is located at 3690 River Road in Lumberville, PA. Their phone number is 215-297-5661. For more information, you can visit www.1740house.com or like them on Facebook.


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Holly Hedge Estate Bed & Breakfast

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uilt in the late 1700s and part of the original William Penn land grant, HollyHedge Estate is situated on 21 bucolic acres. Located near the Delaware River in New Hope, the estate has its own rustic charm and has become a premier destination for Bucks County weddings. According to General Manager Tim Luccaro, his family has been committed to preserving the elegance and natural beauty of their 18th-century farm and estate since taking over in 1994. They are stewards of their estate’s history and the pristine land on which they are located. His family has refurbished many of the historic buildings, restored the estate’s architectural features, and rejuvenated its land. They have a number of acres of land that were put under cultivation to grow various items that they can use in the preparation of food for weddings and their inn guests. “We are taking farm-to-table and sustainability to a new level. The food we can’t grow, we try to obtain for local sources,” Luccaro says. The estate has several areas of interest for brides and grooms to utilize during their weddings. There is a classic fieldstone bank barn, which is popular for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours. “The Old Barn” has all exposed fieldstone and wood beams throughout the barn. Adjacent to it is a classic English garden. On the

property there also are two small ornamental ponds, which are popular for pictures. There is a newer pole barn that was constructed for receptions. This space has all of the modern amenities. At the estate’s original manor house, there are 15 guest rooms. Inn guests can enjoy a full-service breakfast on weekends. HollyHedge Estate has garnered numerous awards from WeddingWire, as well as The Knot. They can host up to 200 guests for a wedding. Couples have access to their two full-time onsite wedding planners. All of the catering at HollyHedge Estate is done in-house. Executive Chef Jose Calderon offers Nouveau American cuisine with French and Spanish influences. Pastry Chef Janine Harrison does all of the baking. Several wedding packages are available, which can include stationary and passed hors d’ oeuvres, a sit-down dinner with champagne toast, salad course, and main course selections. For dessert, there is the custom wedding cake, pastries, and coffee and tea service. You can contact the wedding consultants at HollyHedge Estate today to reserve your wedding date. The historic venue is located at 6987 Upper York Road in New Hope, PA. Their phone number is 215-862-3136. For more information, see them on Facebook or visit www.hollyhedge.com.

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except the bride, plan the celebration of your dreams at Valley Forge Casino Resort. Situated across the street from Valley Forge National Historic Park creating the perfect atmosphere for photographs and even more perfect memories. This award-winning venue has been named a 2018 Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice winner and a pick for The Knot Best of Weddings. Valley Forge Casino Resort will personalize your wedding and everything that surrounds your special day. Our wedding specialists will help you plan the perfect wedding. Plus, they’ll handle all the arrangements, so you can relax and enjoy your big day. Valley Forge Casino Resort offers five unique ballrooms that are ideal for both your ceremony and reception, whether you prefer traditional décor with crystal chandeliers or surroundings that are ultra-chic. We have intimate settings to accommodate 50 to 100 guests and larger locations for gatherings up to 500. Five-hour reception packages include an open bar and begin with an hour of displayed and butler passed hors d’oeuvres. Followed by a delicious, multicourse meal with white-glove service, a personal Maître D’, fresh floral centerpieces with linen table coverings in the color of your choice, custom designed wedding cake and so much more. Add on

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specialty stations like seasonal salads, risotto or sweets – waffles and ice cream, cheesecake martinis or a chocolate fountain – to name a few. Enhance your cocktail hour with an ice sculpture and raw bar. Extend the late-night food offerings with a cheesesteak station. Elevate your cocktails and beverages with international coffees, craft beers and cordials. The possibilities are endless. Don’t want the party to end, Valley Forge Casino Resort offers complimentary access to The Vault or Valley Beach for Bridal Party members. Don’t forget about the 24-hour after-party on the casino floor. Recap the magic the morning after your wedding with a day-after brunch. Every bride and groom receive overnight accommodations and special rates are available for out-of-town guests. With six restaurants and four nightlife venues, Valley Forge Casino Resort is perfect for pre-wedding celebrations, too. Reserve a table, space or room for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or bachelor/bachelorette parties. For a limited time, book your wedding at Valley Forge Casino Resort and receive $1,000 in wedding-package upgrades. Or book one of our “2018 Hot Dates” for 10% off your per person package price. Some restrictions apply. Ask your wedding specialist during your first appointment. Visit valleyforgeweddings.com for more information.


ocated on scenic Lake Nockamixon is a Bucks County premiere waterfront wedding venue, The Lake House Inn. Honored with the AIA Award for Excellence in Architecture and Design, The Lake House Inn features a spa-like decor. Its rustic chic architecture and design can be the contemporary backdrop for your special day. Owner Glenn Stevens describes some wedding day highlights at The Lake House Inn. The wedding day begins with the ladies dressing and toasting in the terraced bridal suite. Meanwhile, the gentlemen are enjoying their own private billiard lounge. The stage for the ceremony is an awardwinning terraced landscape leading to gardens and overlooking the lake. A massive indoor and outdoor cocktail area welcomes the guests following the ceremony. During the cocktail hour, your guests are invited to enjoy a wine tasting guided by the on-site sommelier. Then it is off to the brand new 5,000square-foot Boathouse Ballroom, complete with its

1,000-square-foot lakefront terrace, 27-foot draped ceilings, lit copper bar, and contemporary Murano glass chandeliers. An exposed stone wall and stunning water vistas provide a memorable setting for both dining and dancing. After the reception, the overnight guests can retreat to an after party at the fire pit and billiard lounge for drinks and gourmet bites until the wee hours. (There are 14 luxuriously appointed guest rooms to sleep up to 40 family members. Nearby hotels are located 20 minutes away for reception guests.) A deluxe Continental breakfast is served to your overnight guests in the morning. The Lake House Inn is a full-service, all-inclusive venue for a dream wedding. You can work with their bridal planner to create a package, excluding music, photography, and flowers. The Lake House Inn is located at 1100 Old Bethlehem Road in Perkasie, PA. Their phone number is 215-258-2556. You can visit them online at www.thelhi.com or like them on Facebook.

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ocated in historic Bucks County, PA and situated on a subdivision of land originally deeded by William Penn to his daughters, Rose Bank Winery is an estate consisting of a manor house, circa 1719, and several outbuildings. The property was deeded to Jacob Buckman in 1832, and three years later he built the barn. After a fire caused by lightning burned down half of the historic barn it was lovingly restored and now houses the wine tasting area, a rustic event space, and a beautifully landscaped patio. Over the years the Vintner’s Ballroom & Loft were constructed and the stunning Rose Ballroom was built. Today the winery produces French-style estate bottled wines, and offers three unique venues for weddings, parties, and other gathering. The biggest of these is the Rose Ballroom. then there’s the Vintner’s Ballroom & Loft, and the Buckman Barn...perfect for more intimate gatherings. The Rose Ballroom is the premiere venue for your special event. Enjoy its rustic elegance with the flexibility of setting the room up exactly as you see fit. Large windows offer scenic views of

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the vineyard and pasture where our Southdown Babydoll sheep graze. There’s a bar and plenty of room for a dance floor, as well as buffet tables. This space is capable of holding about 250 guests. The Vintner’s Ballroom is available for special events and wine tasting. This building has a large open downstairs area with bar, an upstairs loft with wood floor, and a huge second story outdoor deck. The Vintner’s Ballroom can accommodate about 200 people. The lower level of the Buckman Barn barn can be rented with seating for about 60 people. Using the beautifully landscaped adjoining patio, up to 100 guests can be accommodated. Each venue is essentially a blank space that is truly customizable to your own style and preferences. Using one of Rose Bank’s preferred caterers and with a little inspiration, one can create the event of their dreams ... the possibilities are endless. The Rose Bank Winery is located at 258 Durham Rd., Newtown, PA 18940. For more information about the wedding venues, call 215860-5899 or visit www.rosebankwinery.com.


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Pen Ryn Estate

en Ryn Estate is a unique wedding venue located in the heart of Bucks County, PA. Our breathtaking venues and ceremony locations provide a picture-perfect setting sure to leave guests impressed. Being located on 100 private acres, with a 2000-foot tree-lined driveway opening up to full views of the Delaware River, which can be seen from every room in our venues, Pen Ryn Estate provides the ultimate wedding experience. By combining the beauty and charm of venues, Pen Ryn Mansion and Belle Voir Manor, with the exceptional catering services and impeccable white-glove service, your wedding will leave an exquisitely memorable impression on everyone. As one of the most desirable locations in the Bucks County, it is not surprising that hosts receive glowing accolades from their guests Having been built in the 18th century, housing notable families such as the Bickely, Wharton and Drexel Families, the Pen Ryn Estate is surely the place for a wedding. The estate is filled with charm around every corner, yet we have added 21st-century party-necessities to make an unforgettable experience. A Sample Reception Package includes a vari-

ety of amenities that include a Victorian Ballroom accommodating 300 plus seated, 400 plus for cocktail receptions, your exclusive use of the Mansion or Manor and Private Garden Setting, and a Bridal Suite fit for an entire bridal party throughout the Reception. Food is prepared by a culinary team that Assures the ultimate in food quality and presentation, your reception includes a cocktail hour filled with host's choice of Hor d'Oeuvres, a selection of two entrees, a combination entree or food stations, your choice of custom decorated wedding cake with artistic designs, champagne toast, and extensive top shelf open bar. The ultimate wedding package to ensure guests are impressed. In addition, to ensure that every wedding detail is met, we also provide a personal bridal server along with an experienced maĂŽtre d to guarantee the success of your event. In addition to all the amenities included, we also provide a beautiful indoor and outdoor setting for your ceremony. Pen Ryn Estate is located at 1601 State Road, Bensalem, PA 19020. To receive a private tour and menu prices, call 215-633-0600. For more information, visit www.penrynestate.com.

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ituated along the Delaware River in New Jersey, you will discover the Hunterdon County landmark of The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn. For over 30 years, happy couples have been choosing the romantic venue for destination weddings. According to Owner Dan Whitaker, they are a one-stop facility. You can have a rehearsal dinner at the restaurant. There is a chapel for ceremonies by the newly designed inn ballroom. From the ceremony venue, you walk about 20 steps into the Riversedge Lounge for the cocktail hour. It has open arches, and is on the ground level next to the river and Swan Creek. Then you can take the elevator or climb the glass enclosed spiral staircase to the Riverside Ballroom. It opened in the spring of 2014, and can accommodate up to 200 guests. The new banquet facility has three walls of glass, eight feet in height, with picturesque views of the river. After the reception, the bride and groom can go to the Riverview Suite. The bridal suite is on the top floor, and overlooks the Delaware. It features a luxurious bath with rain shower and soaking tub, a living room with a double-sided fireplace, and a bedroom. Guests can stay overnight at the inn, which has 45 rooms. The following day, Lambertville Station can host a honeymoon farewell brunch. The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn has garnered top awards for its weddings. They recent-

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ly won WeddingWire Couples Choice’ Awards 2016, along with the AAA Diamond Award and the Best of MyWedding.com 2016. Couples can use their event manager in preparing for the big day. A bridal attendant is available to assist with the events of the wedding day. The site offers its own catering, and Banquet Chef Sabino Cruz is in charge of the cuisine. The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn holds one wedding at a time, and is booking into 2018. There is a selection of packages to fit the couple’s tastes and budget. “For second and third marriages, it is popular to have the ceremony down in the restaurant’s wine cellar by the fireplace. We can do cocktails and hors d’oeuvres there for 40 people,” Whitaker says. A wedding in the Riverside Ballroom can include five hours of deluxe open bar, champagne or wine toast, entree selections, choice of salad and appetizer, a custom wedding cake, table votives, and linens. There is an extensive list of wedding enhancements—a candy bar, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream station, chocolate fountain, wine service, children’s menu, spa robes for the room, Chiavari chairs, even a custom ice sculpture. For more information on having your wedding at The Lambertville Station Restaurant & Inn, call 609-397-8300. The address is 11 Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ. You can visit them at www.lam bertvillestation.com or like them on Facebook.


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otel du Village is a French Chateau nestled on 12 acres in the heart of Bucks County. It is luxurious, sophisticated, and exclusive. With two distinct event spaces and our boutique hotel, the natural elegance transforms your wedding into a lavish weekend getaway. This meticulously restored estate is surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, a hidden treasure for any couple wanting an exclusive estate wedding. Lounge in our poolside cabanas, make s’mores by our fire pits, serve up some tennis, light up in our cigar room, unwind in our game room; take advantage of everything Hotel du Village has to offer. The Hotel du Village is part of the Landmark collection. There’s a reason our Landmarks are considered the top venues of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Our 25 years of experience has taught us that the wow factor is in the details.

From inventive menus and handcrafted cocktails to attentive service, you can guarantee your event will be nothing short of extraordinary. Landmark Hospitality owners Frank and Jeanne Cretella have transformed this exquisite space into the most romantic event venue space in New Hope, PA. The Cretellas have nearly 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, successfully transforming landmarked properties into premier events spaces and restaurants with real farm to table cuisine. Hotel du Village is one of the most sought after wedding and event locations, complete with 22 luxury guest suites designed with every detail in mind. Experience what we have created especially for you. Hotel du Village is located at 2535 River Rd., New Hope, PA 18938. For information about tour of the property, call 877-528-9802.

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deally located just off I-95 and the PA Turnpike in Bucks County, the Hammock Worldwide Event Spaces in Bucks County have hosted many significant family moments. Not only do the Best Western Plus in Bensalem and Ramada Hotel in Levittown serve as the home base for families who visit Bucks County, but also is the starting place of newly married couples celebrating their first moments together. When hosted in the Grand Ballroom at Best Western Plus or the Vincenzo Ballroom at Ramada, weddings and events are individually tailored for each event ensuring an especially memorable celebration. Important modern amenities…Wi-Fi, complimentary bridal suite, on-site catering, million-color LED lighting, acoustic rooms, and up to 120 guest rooms onsite…are featured at both event spaces. I DO. These simple words mark the start of a new story. A story that begins with the most important of surroundings: With flexible event spaces, the Hammock Worldwide Hotels & Event Spaces are able to accommodate a variety of sizes (from intimate weddings to larger cele-

brations of over 150 guests). “Our event packages are designed with one idea … Simplicity. The bridal party and guests should be focused on enjoying the special moments, not worried about vendors, paperwork, or furniture set up. Our guests find it contributes to a better experience for the beautiful bridal party and celebrating guests,” says Nancy Carpenter, GM of BWP. The Best Western Plus–Philadelphia Bensalem is a premium hotel, featuring free WiFi, spacious suites, meeting and banquet space, onsite dining, indoor and outdoor heated pool. Best Western Plus is located 3499 Street Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020. For more information, call 215-638-8547.

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he grand castle of Sand Castle Winery is located 12 miles North of New Hope on River Road (Route 32) in Bucks County.Sand Castle’s unique vineyard location with tough rocky soils sits on a hillside high above the Delaware River valley. The exceptional location combines with Pennsylvania’s cool and sunny climate to produce wines that have been recognized for their quality worldwide. Sand Castle Winery offers a supreme experience for weddings and receptions of various sizes. Estate crafted wines satiate the palate and lush vineyards, magnificent sunsets and clear, starlit skies provide an unforgettable backdrop for your special day. Sand Castle Winery offers more than just a beautiful location to have your wedding. Selecting Sand Castle Winery for your special day means a unique and memorable experience unmatched

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by any other Pennsylvania venue. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for to make your dream wedding a reality. The royal tasting room is decorated to complement the royalty of the castle. Rich burgundy hues, magnificent tapestries, and an exquisite marble bar lend to the beauty of the room for you and your guests. The maximum capacity for this space is 120 people. Our classic art gallery offers impeccable views of the vineyard, Delaware River, and lush rolling hills of Bucks County. The art gallery features beautiful pieces from a carefully selected combination of local and international artists. The maximum capacity for this space is 115 people.

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Our garden pavilion consists of a romantic tent that offers the appeal of an al fresco event in the vineyard. Guests can enjoy the beautiful sights of the vineyard while protected from the outdoor elements. Rental of the garden pavilion includes the tasting room, sidewalls, lighting package, white padded wedding chairs, 60 round tables, dance floor, handcrafted bar, and separate catering area. The maximum capacity for this space is 225 people. Sand Castle Winery is located 12 miles North of New Hope on River Road (Route 32) in Bucks County at 755 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920. Please contact our event coordinator at erin@sand castlewinery.com for more information.

Falls Manor

alls Manor was formerly known as King’s Caterers. This venue has taken on a whole new life after being acquired by new owners in 2014 and having its name changed to Falls manor. Fully renovated, Falls Manor is a gorgeous facility that hosts weddings, proms, birthdays, bridal showers, and any social occasion with 50 to 800 guest attending. The new proprietor, Sonya Elmore, breathed new life and stylish, fresh renovations into the almost 55-year-old legendary banquet facility located on New Falls Road, which has been a staple in the Bucks County community for many decades. Falls Manor is extremely honored that you are considering our beautiful, newly renovated 25,000 square feet facility as the perfect setting for your special occasion. At Falls Manor, you and your guests will always come first. Falls Manor Catering knows how to create a day that you and your guests will treasure for years to come. Our wedding package is different

from any other package you have seen as it truly takes the stress out of planning your reception. We provide so many things, that most couples just show up to their reception and don't have to do a thing. We encourage you to really see what we offer and give us a call to book your tour and secure your date. At Falls Manor, you and your guests will always come first. Falls Manor is located at 4010 New Falls Road, Bristol Township, PA 19007. Call us at 215 943-7070 to request our wedding package or email us at info@fallsman orcatering.com.

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e are coming home—to be in the place we want to be, around the people we care about, doing what we love.” This is Dan Fehlig’s dream to take the experience he gained through decades of work in New York and bring his skills to provide great entertaining resources to his home for more than twenty-one years. He and his partner Ian Humphreys are renovating Durham Township’s beloved landmark, The Cascade Lodge. The newly renamed site is called Durham Springs Culinary Event Center. Along with the 1730s farmhouse, they are renovating the wings of the original restaurant and adding a magnificent barn. Both reach out from the farmhouse

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and frame a view of thirty-three bucolic acres with rolling lawns and spring-fed ponds. In addition to Durham Springs events, the site will be home to the restaurant Cascade, a name retained to honor the guests’ fond memories of the landmark restaurant. “We want to embrace the community and provide a wonderful location for people to gather, dine and celebrate.” says Fehlig. “These are life’s great pleasures and we are prepared to meet their expectations with dedication and enthusiasm.” Durham Springs is located at 5065 Lehnenberg Rd., Durham,PA 18039. For information or inquiries, call 212-691-4570.


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legant egant lace appliqués drift atop tulle to create this breathtaking boho wedding dress with sheath silhouette, with a timeless, romantic sweetheart neckline. Finished with covered buttons over zipper and inner corset closure. Sottero and Midgley is inspired by the chic and glamorous bride. The brand was introduced in 2006. Each season, Sottero and Midgley introduces cutting-edge styles for brides. These designs are one of designs provided by Maggie Sotterio brands and found in several Bucks County bridal shops. Go to www.maggiesottero.com for a list of stores near you.

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ichael R. Kanoff, Graduate Gemologist, GIA, explains that at Michael’s Jewelers there are a large selection of rings in the store and getting the ring off the rack is the most cost effective way to buy. However, if you don’t find a ring in the collection, he has the ability to have it custom made. First the customer has to come up with a concept or design, which Michael’s can help with by showing a lot of different styles and seeing how the customer would like them altered or by a drawing or picture that the customer brings into the store. Michael takes notes and then submits everything to CAD (computer assisted drawing) and emails the CAD to the customer. It is very detailed and shows all the sides. If it isn’t exactly what the customer wants, changes are sent to Michael and he submits the changes to CAD.This continues until the customer is 100 percent satisfied.When approved, Michael makes a wax mold for the customer can see and try on for size. All changes are made and then after the final approval and the mold is cast in gold, silver or platinum. After that it is finished and polished and the diamonds or are set into the ring. Besides silver, gold and platinum, Michael’s has a large selection of alternative metals: tungsten, titanium and cobalt. Michael’s Jewelers of Yardley and Fairless Hills is located at 1619 Big Oak Road,Yardley, PA. For more information, call 215-369-1700 or email michaelsyardley@gmail.com.

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Home to unique event venues Pen Ryn Mansion & Belle Voir Manor! We are a historic riverfront estate having graced the banks of the Delaware River for over 270 years. Due to our rich history, our event venues provide a unique setting with architecture like no other. Pen Ryn Mansion and Belle Voir Manor, located in the heart of Bucks County Pennsylvania, are situated on over 100 private acres, with a 2000 foot tree-lined drive leading to beautiful river vistas and gardens. Our rich history, event venues, professional service and award-winning Culinary Team provide the ultimate scenario for your event.

Michael’s Jewelers, 1619 Big Oak Road,Yardley, PA 19067; 215-369-1700; www.jewelrybymj.com. We are a full service jewelry store specializing in bridal. We carry the area's largest selection of mountings and GIA certified diamonds. We offer custom jewelry using the latest CAD software technology. We carry a large selection of diamond wedding bands as well as gents bands in gold and platinum and alternative metals such as Tungsten Carbide, Cobalt and titanium. We offer in house jewelry repair as well as watch repair. Please stop in and see why we are voted Best of Bucks for 10 years in a row.

Mignoni Jewerlry, 200 Mill Street, Bristol, PA; 215-7883243.www.mignonjewelry.net. As a family-owned business that has been providing beautiful and unique jewelry with outstanding customer service for 69 years, we are your one-stop shop for fine jewelry, diamonds, watches, imported Irish gifts, dolls, figurines, and custom jewelry design services. Repair, restoration, and sizing services are also available.

Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530; 609-397-8300; www.lambertvillestation.com. Let us create the perfect memory for your wedding or special celebration. The Riverside Ballroom within the Inn at Lambertville Station is the only ballroom overlooking the Delaware River. This spring our newly renovated ballroom will accommodate up to 200 people. Pen Ryn Mansion, 148

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Rose Bank Winery, 258 Durham Rd., Newtown, PA; 215-860-5899; www.rosebankwinery.com. Rose Bank Winery is the perfect place to host your wedding, party, reunion, meeting, shower, or any special event. It’s true Bucks County setting with attractive woods, beams and fieldstone. We have three beautiful and unique party venues: The Rose Ballroom, The Buckman Barn and The Vinter’s Ballroom and Loft. We can accomodate from 50 to 250. Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920; 800-722-9463; www.sandcastlewinery.com. Sand Castle Winery offers a supreme experience for weddings and receptions of various sizes. Estate crafted wines satiate the palate and lush vineyards, magnificent sunsets and clear, starlit skies provide an unforgettable backdrop for your special day. Sand Castle Winery offers more than just a beautiful location to have your wedding. Our lovely upstairs art gallery offers impeccable views of the vineyard, Delaware River, and rolling hills of Bucks County.The art gallery is comprised of beautiful pieces from both local and international artists. Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 1st Ave., Valley Forge, PA 19406; 610-768-3215; www.vfcasino.com. Valley Forge Casino Resort will personalize your wedding and everything that surrounds your special day. Our wedding specialists will help you plan the perfect wedding. Plus, they’ll handle all the arrangements, so you can relax and enjoy your big day. Valley Forge Casino Resort offers five unique ballrooms that are ideal for both your ceremony and reception, whether you prefer traditional décor with crystal chandeliers or surroundings that are ultra-chic. We have intimate settings to accommodate 50 to 100 guests and larger locations for gatherings up to 500.


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Bridal Guide 2018  
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Bucks County Magazine presents its 2018 Bridal Guide.

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