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Bucks County Wedding Guide

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e asked, I answered. Now we need a photographer! The moment you said, “I do,” sets in motion a relationship that will last a life time. Finding a photographer now becomes essential. Most couples don't realize how important it is, and they miss out on the benefits of an engagement photo session. There are several reasons to have an engagement session. First, it presents a valuable opportunity to work with your wedding photographer. Getting comfortable in front of a lens will lead to memorable moments you will share for a lifetime. Secondly, you will want to share your engagement and announce to the world your wedding day. Great photos will tell your story better than words and demonstrate your love for one another. And finally, the benefits of an engagement session include having nice photos for saving-the-date cards, submitting a photo to the local paper and giving framed gifts to your family. An engagement photo session should be at the top of wedding to-do list. For information about a photo session, call Jess Graves Photography at 215359-7701 or visit www.jessgravesphotography.com.

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Choosing A Bridal Bouquet

etting the bridal bouquet right is probably the most important decision you will make in planning how your wedding will look. The bridal bouquet is important because it is the most intimate floral arrangement for the wedding. The bride's bouquet needs to be the most beautiful arrangement of flowers in the wedding party. It needs to be larger, more stunning. The choice of flowers, of course, needs to complement the bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses and the bouquet cannot really be decided upon until the dresses are chosen. A good place to turn for help in this all-important choice is Dominic Graziano Flowers & Gifts. On the staff there are expert floral specialists who can consult with you so about flowers for the wedding, including the all-important bouquet. When you meet with consultants, you will bring color samples of the dresses, and ideas that you would want to incorporate into your wedding. Domenic Graziano Flowers is located at 60 James Way #3, Southampton PA; Street & York Road, Warminster, PA; and Veterans Lane & Atkinson Road, Doylestown, PA. To schedule a floral consultation, call 800-352-1550. 156 B U C K S C O U N T Y M A G . C O M


Baccarat Mille Nuits Flutissimo

The striking color of the Baccarat Mille Nuits Flutissimo collection features a barely-perceptible optic effect gently diffusing light in nuanced ripples. Deep cut stripes decorate the foot of the glass, irradiating from the stem. An elegant diamond-cut center placed between the bowl and the top of the elongated stem is the hallmark of the Mille Nuits Flutissimo. Blend clear Baccarat Mille Nuits stems and tumblers with Mille Nuits Flutissimo for a new yet classic look. FX Dougherty has been authorized retailers of Baccarat Crystal, Baccarat Jewelry and Baccarat Lighting since 1976. FX Dougherty Home & Gift has been selling the best brands in dinnerware and tabletop accessories since 1976, first to our valued clients in our retail store in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and now to our growing client base coast to coast. Our focus is on fabulous selection of stylish tableware and quality brands from contemporary to traditional at reasonable prices with top notch personal customer service. FX Dougherty Home & Gift is located at 64 South Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901; 215.345.7541; www.fxdougherty.com.

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Custom Wedding Cakes

cCaffrey’s Food Markets makes everything from traditional wedding cakes to the latest trends—from butter cream to rolled fondant. Our bakers work individually with each couple to create a wedding cake that is custom-made and special. McCaffrey’s can make just about any cake you desire. Bring us pictures; talk to us about your style; share with us your ideal wedding cake . . . Our motto is simple: If you can imagine it, we can create it! A dedicated staff of bakers and decorators in the McCaffrey’s stores produce high quality custom baked goods for all occasions. Call your McCaffrey’s today and ask for the bakery department: www.mccaffreys.com/about-us/our-locations.

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icroblading, a process of adding semi-permanent ink to an eyebrow using tiny brush strokes to mimic eyebrow hairs, is the latest technique for creating fuller looking eyebrows. Because in this form of cosmetic tattooing the needles are extremely fine, the lines created by this procedure actually resemble eyebrow hair. Microblading gives people with sparse or patchy eyebrows a chance to restore their eyebrows to a full and natural-looking appearance. For cancer patients in particular, Microblading can help a patient fell like him/herself again. Stars di Prinzi Salon began offering this procedure in 2016. It requires extensive training and safety protocols. Kathy Masterson, the salon’s microblading specialis,t has undergone 100 hours of training as specified by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP.org). Vincent Prinzi, owner of Stars di Prinzi is very pleased to offer microblading to his clients. “If I can affect somebody’s emotions positively, then that’s a wonderful thing.” Stars di Prinzi is located at 1438 Easton Rd.,Warrington, PA 18976. For more information about services, you can call 215-343-4877 or visit www.starsdiprinzi.com. SPRING 2017

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Wedding Trends AND INSPIRATIONS BY KRISTIN ROCKHILL

Tips by a wedding planner to help you keep up with the latest trends and styles 1. Romantic Boho Boho is still going strong in 2017. Romantic palettes of blush, lavender, creams, whites, greens and champagne reign supreme in the world of weddings. Soft whimsical details mixed with electric styling that are a little bit hippie, a touch of gypsy and a whole lot of personal style are what create that perfect Boho vibe! 2. Outdoor Weddings Venues that offer couples outdoor spaces to say I do are more popular than ever. Couples are bypassing traditional ballroom venues for scenic locals with sprawling grounds, spectacular views and rustic structures like barns to host their big day. 3. Art Deco Details Art Deco Details are popping up everywhere. From jewelry to invitation designs, gown embroidery and decor, subtle nods to the era known for geometric shapes and architectural details are a hot topic. Gold and wood round and geometric shaped orbs filled with lush greens and blooms can will be seen hanging in ceremony spaces and decorating table tops at wedding this year. 4. Metallics, Mercury Glass & Mirrors Mirrors are back and better than ever! Mercury glass and vintage style mirrors are popping up on tablescapes as a base for flowers, lanterns, candle holders and are a 158

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popular choice for wedding signage. They add a touch of glamour to your wedding without being gaudy or old fashioned. 5. Layered Place Settings Nothing gives your table-scape that picture perfect look like a layered place setting. Charger plates, napkins, custom menus and a perfectly placed stem of greenery is a winning combination. 6. Eclectic Table-Scapes Couples are gravitating towards eclectic centerpieces with mix matched vessels, candles and decor scattered across the table top. Expect to see up to three different style centerpieces at weddings this year and even a mix of table shapes and sizes. 7. Suspended Centerpieces Things are looking up in 2017. Everything from floating and elevated centerpieces to lush hanging greenery installations and floral chandeliers have couples excited about wedding flowers and decor. 8. Lounge Furniture With dancing and the after party being such a big part of the night, brides & grooms are bringing in furniture to be placed around the dance floor to create more of a lounge feel to keep the party together rather than having large


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groups congregated near the bar. 9. Vintage Props & Decor Everything from farm tables, antique settees, bureaus and vintage suitcases are making an appearance at weddings. They add home spun charm, character and make the wedding feel more intimate and personal. 10. Cozy Sweetheart Tables Sweetheart tables are taking it up a notch and becoming a focal point of the reception space. Couples are bringing in love seats, wood tables and fancy linens to create a romantic space for a party of two. 11. Naked Cakes Naked cakes are oh so pretty! Whether they’re covered in frosting, dripping with chocolate or decked out in fresh fruits and berries, they are a go-o design for 2017 couples. 12 Wedding Gowns Modern brides are loving the idea of two-piece wedding gowns! It gives them the opportunity to add some personal style to their wedding day look. Giant ballroom skirts paired with fun and flirty tops in an array of colors are a hot look for 2017. 13. Mix Matched Bridesmaids Don't be afraid to let loose and give your girls the green light to put their best foot forward. Set a few ground rules like dress length and colors and give them a descriptive term like, whimsical, modern or romantic that will allow them to achieve a cohesive yet personalized look. To unify your bridal party, choose one item that will be consistent like everyone having the same hair and makeup or identical shoes in an unexpected color. 14. Dessert Food Trucks Dessert is the best part of the night. Guests are drooling over late night treats especially when it comes in the form of an ice cream and waffles food truck! Milk shake shooters and milk and cookie to-go bags are also much appreciated. 15. Man’s Best Friend Bucks County couples love the idea of having their pooch be a part of their big day. Will your fur baby be a part of the ceremony? Walk down the aisle? Party all night long? While we’re all for pups at the party, there are a lot of things to consider before you say I do to bringing your doggy to your wedding! First and Foremost: Does your venue allow pets? Typically B&B’s, farm type venues and outdoor estates will say OK to your four-legged friend being on the property. Hotels, catering halls and ballrooms are definitely less pet friendly. If your venue is on board, consider how easy it will be to keep your pooch contained, out of trouble and have easy access to grassy areas for 160

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potty breaks. Even though this is your big day, you have to take your guests into consideration. Does anyone have a severe pet allergy or aversion to dogs? Since you and your significant other will be a bit busy, do you have a designated doggie sitter to take the reins? You’ll need someone to make sure your best bud gets food, water and taken to the facilities. You know our dog. Is it an over excitable, not so well trained pup? A veteran family member that knows how to chill? Having a dog jumping all over you and your guests, barking and attacking the buffet may not be appropriate for this setting. If you’re still not giving up on including your fur-baby, consider these options: Have someone at the ceremony to oversee the dogs care and promptly following your I do’s return them to the room. It’s helpful if you’re staying on the property where the wedding is taking place. If the venue is a no-go, consider doing your engagement shoot with your pet to relieve the added stress of having them at the actual wedding. 16. Hair & Makeup Don’t make any drastic changes to your normal style. For Example, don’t dye your hair a different color or go for extreme highlights. Go with a more glammed up version of what your normally do. The goal is to be a more defined and polished version of the everyday you. Trials are key to making sure the look and style of hair and makeup you chose actually work with your face and skin tone. It’s also a great idea to schedule your hair and makeup trial right before you have a dress fitting so you can get the full effect and make sure you are comfortable with the overall package. Make sure you have inspiration pictures for your hair and makeup team. Having a visual on hand is always the best way to represent what you are going for. Try and chose images of people with similar hair and skin color as your own. Don’t forget that for most of you, your ceremonies will be taking place during the day. Harsh and heavy makeup might be great for a night on the town but in the reality of day, you can look overdone. Kristen Rockhill Kristin Rockhill is a Bucks County, based floral and event designer, wedding stylist, content creator and the author of Details of I do, a wedding inspiration blog. Kristin has a degree in fashion design and merchandising and over 12 years experience planning, designing and producing weddings and events. Her unique sense of style shines through in her work. Her love of vintage charm, rustic details, modern lines and lush blooms are what inspires her signature style & unexpected designs. You can see her work gracing the pages of numerous popular magazines and blogs. Kristin was also one of the featured event designers on the Style Networks’ “Whose Wedding is it Anyway” and “Married Away. Kristin Rockwell, 5 W Washington Ave, Newtown, PA 18940; 267.685.6109; krockhill2081@gmail.com.


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http://somethingbluenj.com Floral Design: Kristin Rockhill http://kristinrockhill.com Vintage Props: Vintage My Moment http://www.vintagemymoment.com Lounge Furniture: Mazz Entertainment http://www.djmazznj.com Rentals: Newtown Party Rental http://www.newtownpartyrental.com Makeup: Makeup by Milan https://www.instagram.com/makeup_by_milan/ Chocolate Naked Cake: The Caketeria http://www.thecaketeria.net

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WEDDING Celebrations You’re Invited The bride and groom request the pleasure of your company at one of the area’s wedding facilities / by Mary Beth Schwartz

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pring is my favorite time of year–the flowers are in bloom, the birds are singing, and somewhere there is newly engaged couple planning their dream wedding. For those couples that want to make a statement with their wedding, we present some unique Delaware Valley locations. You’ll discover inns, historic estates, golf clubs, even an art musem.

Lambertville Station RESTAURANT & INN Situated 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 162

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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 recently 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.lambertvillestation.com or like them on Facebook.

Holly Hedge Estate Bed & Breakfast Built 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 fulltime 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. SPRING 2017

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Lumberville 1740 House Country Inn Along 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 twostory 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 din-

ner 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.

The Lakehouse Inn Lake Nockamixon

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. 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 award-winning terraced landscape leading to 164

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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 5,000-square-foot Boathouse Ballroom, complete with its 1,000square-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.


Hopewelll Valley Golf & Country Club Celebrating 90 years in 2017, Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club provides a pastoral setting complete with rolling greens and mature trees. Minutes from Princeton and Bucks County, couples can enjoy intimate weddings at this historic golf club. The championship golf course at Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club was designed by golf course architect Thomas Winton. It is part of a protected watershed in Hopewell Valley. Stony Brook flows through the property. From the Day 1 to the Wedding Day, Event Manager Alex Charen, along with the dedicated staff, will see to it that you get the best in personalized service. Last year, Spirit Golf Management took over ownership of Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club and upgraded its service, decor, hospitality, and professionalism. “Our wedding packages include two gorgeous separate spaces for your cocktail hour and reception, and a private bridal suite for the wedding party. Our lush course backdrop is a spectacular setting for your reception and photography. Our packages feature the best in flavors and fare from local growers and artisan tradesmen to deliver a product that is farm fresh and sure to wow your guests,” Charen says.

At Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club you can have a small outside ceremony under a pergola on the first fairway or a reception for 75 in the ballroom. To make an appointment with Event Manager Alex Charen, call 609-466-3000, ext. 223. The Mercer County country club is located at 114 Pennington-Hopewell Road in Hopewell, New Jersey. Visit www.hvgc.com for more information on their weddings.

The Manor at Makefield Highlands

Nestled in Lower Bucks County is the Makefield Highlands Golf Club. The award-winning course, designed by golf architect Rick Jacobson, is located on the original 170-acre estate of Thomas Bond. He received a Penn Grant in 1718. The historic property features rolling vistas and expansive greenery, along with the wedding site, The Manor at Makefield Highlands. There also is the Manor House. Built in 1766, the stone estate is surrounded by gardens and stately trees. From the day you book your wedding to the special day, Event Manager Alex Charen and the staff will see to it that you get the best in personalized service. From engagement parties to bridal showers to ceremonies and receptions, couples choose The Manor at Makefield Highlands for its countryside charm. There are different locations to incorporate into your wedding. You can share your vows until shaded trees or next to the garden pergola. There

is the Silo Bar for your cocktail hour, which is built into the original grain storage silo of the property. Located next to the Silo Bar is The Manor tent complex. This is not your ordinary reception tent. With a guest capacity of 200, this tent features billowing silk draped ceilings, string lighting, French doors, chandeliers, LED lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a custom platform. Heat or air conditioning is available to make the tent comfortable. “We do only one event at a time and have a beautiful indoor, climate controlled space with a full bar for your guests should inclement weather arise,” Charen notes. The Manor at Makefield Highlands offers couples packages that include the wedding cake, champagne toast, and bar package. There are fun enhancements such as strolling desserts, Belgian waffles with ice cream, and breakfast. The bride and groom can pick from three dining options—the Country Estate Wedding Buffet with stations and presentations, the Manor House Wedding Buffet, and the sit-down Woodside Wedding Dinner. You can book your appointment with Event Manager Alex Charen directly through The Knot or call 215-584-2672. On May 2 there will be a special event—the Makefield Highlands Bridal Show. You can visit www.makefieldhighlandsgolf.com for the latest information. Makefield Highlands Golf Club is located at 1418 Woodside Road in Yardley. SPRING 2017

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Michener Museum

If you have attended a wedding at Bolingbroke Mansion, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, or the James A. Michener Art Museum, chances are it was catered by Philadelphia’s Catering by Design (CBD). CBD came to the life in 1991. It was founded by Peter Loevy, a graduate of Colgate University as well as The Restaurant School, and a veteran of the catering and restaurant industry. The company’s staff of full-time designers creates custom menus

inspired by global dishes. They also can customize decor and entertainment options for a special occasion. Catering By Design (CBD) is the exclusive caterer for Doylestown’s James A. Michener Art Museum. The site can host such events as bridal showers, cocktail receptions, and, of course, weddings. During your special event, guests can experience a docent-led tour of the galleries. There are three unique spaces at the museum. In the Grand Entrance Hall, you can enjoy a cocktail reception for 150-plus guests. The Patricia D. Pfundt Sculpture Garden Terrace can accommodate over 200 for a cocktail reception; 160 for a seated reception with dancing; or 200 for a seated reception with no dancing. Then there is the Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion. Here you can have banquet seating for 180 guests with dancing. The pavilion is a 2,500 square-foot light-filled structure constructed totally of glass. There is a 4,500 square-foot outdoor courtyard just for receptions and ceremonies. CBD has received top awards from Brides, WeddingWire, Meeting Professionals International, and the International Caterers Association. To schedule a consultation with Catering By Design (CBD), call 215-866-9500. You can visit their website at www.cbdevents.com.

The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm “Imagine your guests entering through the large white gates of the estate, past the bronze horses, down the tree-lined country drive. They pull up in the cobblestone paver courtyard beside the bronze fountain in the lotus pond. Staff greet them at their cars, welcoming them to the estate, and escorting them into another world of historic elegance.” This could be part of wedding at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm according to Owner Mark Frank. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is a 300-year-old historic Colonial estate situated on acre after acre of conserved woods and meadows. The historic home was once owned by American playwright George S. Kaufman. “Our manor house, gazebo, barns, gardens, pastures, and wildflower fields offer unique and beautiful backdrops for your celebration and photos,” Frank says. The inn is a member of the Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm was recognized by Brides for one of the best venues. Its restaurant was named as one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in the country for the second year in a row. According to Frank, all of the details are taken care of for your Wedding Day. There are many locations on the property to hold ceremonies and cocktail hours. Your dining reception can be held in a white tent, the conservatory, or a fully modernized rustic style barn. Starting in 2018, the newly expanded barn will be able to accommodate 200 guests. There are 16 suites on the property for those interested in a destination wedding. Don’t forget the important bridal suite for wedding day preparations. Guests also can 166

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enjoy spa treatments or breakfast the morning after the wedding. “We offer a number of packages. We can design a wedding for every style, plan, and budget,” Franks says. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm has its own staff of chefs that use local farms and purveyors for sourcing. Beyond the ceremony and reception, The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm can do the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, a hot air balloon launch, after party with food trucks, or a bonfire gathering complete with marshmallow roasting. You can schedule a visit to The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm by contacting the Events Manager at 215-794-5104. Check out www.barleysheaf.com for information on upcoming open houses. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is located at 5281 York Road in Holicong.


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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. As You Like It Gallery & Frame Studio, 5820 Lower York Road (rt. 202), Lahaska, Pa. 18931; 215-794ARTS (2787); www.asyoulikeitgallery.com. As You Like It Gallery & Frame Studio, Bucks County's award winning picture framer, specializes in creative, quality framing of all your emotional and valuable items. Every couple is unique, their framing should be too. Let us help you with that because...We Frame Emotions! The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, 5281 York Road, Holicong, PA 18928; 215-794-5104; www.barleysheaf.com. The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is Bucks County's premiere

wedding destination. We combine the beauty of an historic and elegant estate, incredible, award winning food, exclusive use of the Inn for your wedding day and a personalized experience guided by the Inn's owners. We can provide you with the picturesque background for the wedding of your dreams and the individualized and thoughtful experience to make it a reality.

Domenic Graziano Flowers & Gifts, 60 James Way # 3, Southampton, PA 18966; 800-352-1550; www.domenicgraziano.com. Domenic Graziano Flowers, the premier Bucks County florist, for beautifully arranged flowers and gift baskets for any occasion. Our highly trained staff will handle your order with care. Let us help you choose your vision and design and color for the perfect wedding. 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.

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Golden Pheasant, 763 River Road, Erwinna,, PA 18920; 610-294-9882; 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. Depending on the size of your event, you may reserve a single dining room or the entire property. Heart of the Home, 28 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938; 215-862-1880; www.heartofthehome.com. A wide selection of gifts and one-of-a-kind items including jewelry, pottery, perfume, home dĂŠcor, kitchen and bath items, and more.

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.

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Hopewell Valley Golf & Country Club, 114 Pennington Hopewell Road, Hopewell, NJ 08525; 609-466-3000, extension 223; www.HVGC.com. Discover this hidden gem across the river from Bucks County in historic Hopewell. Surrounded by trees and the winding Stony Brook, full service Hopewell Valley offers magical greens and countryside vistas to create exclusive events and weddings in an intimate and enchanted setting. James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, PA; 215-866-8504; www.mich enermuseum.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 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! 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


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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. Max Hansen Caterer, 215-7663439; www.maxhansencaterer.com. Carversville, PA; Max Hansen provides full-service event planning and custom catering at the region’s finest venues, including client-designated destinations throughout Bucks County, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York City. Whether it’s a corporate dinner, a birthday celebration, or a once-in-a-lifetime wedding, we can make it a delicious special event.

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.

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McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn, c 1750, corner of Main & Broad, Quakertown, PA; 215-538-1776; www.mccoolesredlioninn.com. From rehearsal dinner to reception, McCoole’s at the Historic Red Lion Inn is the perfect wedding venue. With a rich past as a Revolutionary War tavern and secret meeting spot during the Fries Rebellion of 1799, this setting is ideal for celebrating your own historic day. Exchange vows on a romantic stage, then join guests for festivities in the reception area and enjoy the complimentary convenience of a shuttle to and from your hotel. McCoole’s is a handicapped-accessible venue that can accommodate up to 110 guests with no


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spring our newly renovated ballroom will accommodate up to 200 people.

Marsha Brown, 15 South Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938; 215-862-7044; www.marshabrown restaurant.com. Born in the roots of Southern hospitality, Marsha Brown is the perfect site for your intimate wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner and or reception. The Manor at Makefield Highlands, 1418 Woodside Road, Yardley, PA 19067; Weddings & Events 215-584-2672; www.MakefieldHighlandsGolf.com. The Manor at Makefield Highlands is one of the newest venues in Bucks County — situated on one of the most prestigious public golf courses in America with a countryside estate dating back to the early 1700s. This full-service property awaits to create the event and wedding of your dreams.

Princeton • 609.452.0041 • 2 Village Blvd. minimum event size.

Mignoni Jewerlry, 200 Mill Street, Bristol, PA; 215-788-3243. 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 172

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Lambertville Station, 11 Bridge Street, Lambertville, Nj 08530; 609-3978300; www.lambertvillestation.com. Let us create the perfect memory for

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 2 Village Blvd., Princeton, NJ; 609-4520041; www.ruthchris.com. When planning a bridal shower, reheasal dinner or the wedding of the century at Ruth’s Chris, know that every detail, every nuance and every request that you and our team plan together will be executed flawlessly. And the experience itself will be unforgettable. Just know how Ruth would have wanted it. It’s how we honor our founder and help celebrate a perfectly relaxing, elegant event. Stars di Prinzi, 1438 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976; 215-343-4877; www.starsdiprinzi.com. What type of service should a bride expect from a hair Salon? Vision, purpose, commitment, passion and love. There is only one salon in Bucks County where the staff works with those values, Stars di Prinzi.

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Bucks County Weddings 2017  

Annual Bridal Guide

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