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VOLUME 16 LEHIGHVALLEYSTYLE.COM President/CEO: Paul Prass Vice President/COO: Lisa Prass Publisher: Pamela K. Deller Editor: Kristen Rinaldi Director of Creative Services: Erica Montes Art Director: Elaine Wyborski Graphic Designer: Thomas Körp Advertising Executives: Kellie Bartholomew, Caley Bittner, Denise Lichty, Pam Taylor Marketing & Events Coordinator: Kelli Hertzog Contributing Writers: Daisy Willis

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14 Just Married 8 Local Love Stories

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28 A Local Welcome Customize Your Wedding Welcome Box

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30 Out-of-the-Ordinary Celebration Inspiration 38 Industrial-Chic A Nod to the Valley’s History

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A PERFECT PAIRING From the moment you walk in, you feel our warm, inviting vibe. From the vaulted brick ceilings and hand-painted ceramic tiles to the warm reclaimed woods, lush neutrals and crimson leather appointed seating, The Hamilton pairs the perfect mood & venue for your special event. Whether it’s a memorable first date, a romantic proposal, or the first day of the rest of your life together – in the company of up to 200 guests for any stye – The Hamilton is the perfect place to celebrate any special occasion. Give us a call today to find out how we can make your own happily-ever-after an affair to remember.

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ECSTATICALLY EVER AFTER. At the Renaissance Allentown, weddings of distinction are meant to be. And with novel amenities, expressive dĂŠcor and savvy service to enhance the ambience your big day will be as untraditional as it is unforgettable. To reserve your room, call 800.MARRIOTT or visit renhotels.com.

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Looking for limited-edition gifts and exclusive favors? That’s what makes Taylor Made Polish extra special. Brides can create custom colors in our studio or let Taylor Made Polish match your color swatch for you. Hand-crafted, small-batch, and cruelty-free polishes in premium bottles. Add a personalized label and a tailored message for a favor that will be favored.

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JUST MARRIED

8 Local Love Stories compiled by daisy willis

Rosemary & Joe J U LY 1 5 , 2017 Birds of a Feather Photography

When their first coffee-shop date in high school ended up lasting six hours, Rosemary and Joe knew they had a connection. They parted ways for college, but reconnected and made it work long distance while in grad school—Joe at Villanova for biology and Rosemary at Cornell for engineering. Upon graduation, they moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and that's where Joe proposed. He planned a trip to hike at Amicalola Falls (the tallest waterfall in the southeastern U.S.) in northern Georgia. While hiking with their dog, Shane, they stopped at a secluded spot and Joe proposed. They enjoyed a picnic at the top of the waterfall before heading over to Cartecay Vineyards to celebrate. For their wedding reception, the rustic elegance of Folino Estate was a perfect fit for these wineloving Italians, accentuated with olive branches to match those that Rosemary had created on her invitations with her grandmother's paints. She also displayed a veil that has been worn by women in her family since the 1800s. The color of Rosemary's sapphire engagement ring matched the bridesmaids' dresses. Rosemary's younger sister, Elise, was her maid of honor and one of Joe's best friends, Mat, was his best man. A standout moment was when the band played the tarantella, a dance traditional at Italian weddings, and everyone participated. Guests spent a good part of the reception in the outdoor area overlooking the vineyards as the sun set over the vines.

THE DETAILS VENUE & CATERING Folino Estate, Kutztown HAIR Les Cheveux Salon, Easton MAKEUP Alisha Nycole & Co., Easton FLOWERS Allium Floral Design, Bethlehem CAKE Louie's Bakery, Emmaus MUSIC/DJ Bachelor Boys Band, Washington, D.C. TRANSPORTATION Corporate Limousine, Breinigsville

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Shailene & Angelo S EPTEM B ER 1 0, 201 6 Vanessa Guevara Photography

Angelo and Shailene were introduced by mutual friends at a local bar, locking eyes that night seven years ago and never looking back. Two weeks after meeting, Angelo took her to Las Vegas for her birthday. Friends and family thought she was nuts going with a stranger, but they had a bond no one understood. Angelo proposed on Thanksgiving Day right before dinner. It was their first year hosting Thanksgiving at their new home, and Angelo decided to make a toast and thank everyone for coming. Suddenly, he was kneeling in front of Shailene with the most beautiful ring in the presence of all of their equally surprised family and friends. Every year, Angelo and Shailene go to Bear Creek Mountain Resort for Valentine's Day, so it was only right to celebrate their special day there. Every hour, from the moment Shailene awoke to their wedding at 5 p.m., Angelo sent a wedding gift up to her room. From the beautiful ceremony outside to the perfect indoor reception, their day was filled with so much joy. The best part about the day was being able to channel Shailene’s grandmother from her hospital room, whose battle with pancreatic cancer prevented her from attending. It was a beautiful weekend filled with laughter and tears.

THE DETAILS VENUE & CATERING Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Macungie HAIR Elizabeth Praeden MAKEUP Venice Ross DRESSES Alfred Angelo, Whitehall TUXES CE Roth, Allentown RINGS Redd & Co., Allentown FLOWERS Elie Floral Design, Allentown CAKE Piece ‘a Cake, Macungie MUSIC/DJ ineedagooddj.com

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JUST MARRIED

Emily & Matt MARC H 25 , 2017 Samantha Clemmer Photography

Matt and Emily met in college, bonding over sci-fi and bad jokes while working together on the newspaper and humor magazine. For their sixth anniversary, they visited Cooperstown, New York for the second time. Instead of enjoying the Baseball Hall of Fame again, they opted for relaxation on the local lake. On their last night, they set out to the dock to see the Blood Moon. The night was black, cold and cloudy. Eventually, a moon as red as crimson peeked out from behind the clouds. That's when Matt decided to propose. Emily cried so hard she barely heard what he was saying, and just like some clichĂŠd romantic comedy, she also forgot to say yes. With family coming from New Jersey, New York and even Florida, they were so happy to have a wedding in the Lehigh Valley that showcased the place they've chosen to make their home. A small reception of 70 guests was held in the Hotel Bethlehem's Mural Ballroom. Matt and Emily loved the history and opulence, affectionately calling the space a cross between The Shining and The Great Gatsby. The hotel and vendors really worked with them to incorporate their DIY elements. Guests had a wonderful time and enjoyed the area. Irish relatives brought the after-party to McCarthy's Red Stag Pub, and the next day, Matt and Emily treated some guests to the Blast Furnace Blues Festival at SteelStacks (where Emily works), while others hit up the Sands Casino.

THE DETAILS VENUE & CATERING Hotel Bethlehem DRESSES David's Bridal TUXES Suitsupply HAIR & MAKEUP Ulta Salon, Allentown RINGS Get Noticed Jewelry, Etsy FLOWERS Thistle Bee the Florist, Stewartsville, NJ CAKE Cozze Cakes, Nazareth MUSIC/DJ GooGie Semple

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Tara & Mike AU G UST 1 9, 2017 Birds of a Feather Photography

Tara and Mike met through a mutual friend after obliviously crossing paths on several occasions. Mike proposed in Glacier National Park, Montana, in July of 2016, after the two had reached the top of Logan Pass, an elevation of 6,646 feet. Mike asked a stranger to take a picture of them with the background of Bearhat Mountain, and then surprised Tara by taking a knee. Mike being a graphic designer and Tara being an event coordinator, their vision for a nontraditional wedding took shape and was full of thoughtful touches. It was a laid-back setting with a casual dress code and an unconventional entrance: Tara and her dad riding in on his Harley before walking down the aisle. Their friend Brendan officiated, using a script written by all three. Mike branded the wedding with a mountainthemed logo and custom stationery and signage, and their dog, Patty, had the honor of a signature cocktail in his name. The ladies' bouquets were made of homegrown wildflowers and the tables decorated with locust branches cut by Tara's father. Guests feasted on cheesesteaks and pulled pork sliders for dinner, and an ice cream sundae station for dessert, supplemented by kiffles from a family recipe made by Tara's great-aunts. Each guest received a wand to wave after the ceremony, and shared the event on social media with the hashtag #mikeandtarawedtheirpants and a designated Snapchat filter.

THE DETAILS VENUE Rodale Institute Farm, Kutztown DESSERT Sweet Ride Ice Cream, Reading DRESSES Christina’s Bridal, Easton HAIR & MAKEUP Lilly’s Makeup Artistry, Bethlehem RINGS Eric J. Loch, Emmaus; TheCraftyNotebook, Etsy MUSIC/DJ Laser DJ, Bethlehem


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JUST MARRIED

Jill & Jason MAY 28 , 2017 JHM Event Group

Jill and Jason met at a DeSales University Homecoming event in 2008, playing beer pong in the parking lot. A few years and Facebook messages later, they were in a relationship. When Jason made the uncharacteristic gesture of a reservation at Melt on Jill's 29 th birthday, she knew an engagement was coming. After an amazing dinner, he took her to the third-floor rooftop lounge, pulled the ring box out of his jacket, and asked, "Will you continue this journey with me?" He was so nervous he didn't even open the box, but the servers swooped in with champagne and dessert as soon as Jill said yes. Their wedding reflected their personalities: unique, fun-loving, laid-back elegance. They chose The Hamilton Kitchen and Bar because it was exactly their style and focused on their two favorite things: great food and great bourbon! The bourbon motif played throughout the wedding, including a stellar bourbon tasting and empty bottles and on-the-rocks glasses as part of the centerpieces. From the fashion to the ceremony to the reception, Jill and Jason bucked tradition, and not just for the sake of it. Their unique plan incorporated Polish and Catholic customs, and they walked in together. Along with the ceremony, highlights included their First Look and Jill’s sister's matron of honor speech. Their first dance on The Hamilton's patio during cocktail hour in the middle of Downtown Allentown offered a chance to breathe and take in the moment before the party really started.

THE DETAILS VENUE & CATERING The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, Allentown DRESSES Darianna Bridal, Warrington HAIR Nikki Quinn of Gravity, Ambler MAKEUP Jennifer Brown of Make Me Glam, Langhorne RINGS Steven Singer Jewelers, Philadelphia FLOWERS AC Moore MUSIC/DJ Sonic Entertainment, Easton

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Melissa & Sam J U N E 1 0, 2017 Alison Conklin Photography

Sam and Melissa met at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Melissa grew up Jewish, so her house was never decorated in the traditional Christmas dÊcor. Sam's family, on the other hand, had a house full of lights, a tree and Santa Claus everywhere. Living together, Sam was pretty bummed that their house had no lights, no Santa, no tree. So, on December 13, 2015, Melissa arranged for Sam to go on a run while she turned the house into a Christmas wonderland. When Sam got home, she was greeted with a fire, Christmas lights and a live reindeer (their dog, Stella, with antlers). Tears ran down her face, even before she knew what else was to come. She said yes. On the day of the wedding, Melissa got ready at her parents’ house and Sam got ready at the Hyatt. The two met at Burnside Plantation for their First Look. They took First Look photos at the far end of the property, in the grass by the tree line, then waited with their bridal party in the barn for their guests to arrive. The ceremony took place in the upper meadow. Melissa and Sam were married under a birch chuppah, built by Sam's father. The cocktail hour took place between the barn and the corn crib, and the reception was under a tent in the lower meadow. Guests danced, played corn hole and Life-Size Jenga and had an amazing time. The day was perfect!

THE DETAILS VENUE Burnside Plantation, Bethlehem CATERING Divine Dining Catering, Easton HAIR Inspired By You, Bethlehem; Artisans Day Spa and Salon, Emmaus MAKEUP Alisha Nycole & Co., Easton RINGS Timothy Richard Fine Jewelry, Allentown WEDDING PLANNER & FLOWERSJan McGinley Style MUSIC/DJ Bar None, Macungie TRANSPORTATION J & J Limo, Allentown


JUST MARRIED

Kait & Joe OC TO B ER 1 5 , 201 6 Paula Galante Photography, LLC

For years, Kait and Joe hung in the same crowd with many mutual friends without crossing paths. When Kait lived in Philadelphia, friends finally visited, bringing Joe along. The two met at Love Park and became instant friends. One night when Kait was finally single, the two were walking to Pat's Cheesesteaks and Joe told her he was going to marry her, explaining exactly how he was going to propose: someday, as Jack White sang “their song,” “Hotel Yorba.” It was years later that Jack White headlined their favorite festival, Bonnaroo. Joe had a customdesigned ring in his pocket, made from rubies from his mother and his grandmother's engagement diamond, with the Bonnaroo symbol in the center. It hadn’t been a sure thing, but Jack White did break into “Hotel Yorba” and Joe made his proposal. They were married by Kait's aunt under a beautiful full autumn moon on a pristine organic farm in the rolling farmland near their home, making use of nearly every acre of apple orchard, Japanese medicinal garden, tree grove, farm houses and barn. Joe and Kait planned and organized every detail, purchased all their decoration second hand at flea markets and were introduced with a string quartet version of “Hotel Yorba.” The bridesmaids' tartan plaid was custom made and designed by Johanna Forta of Mertztown. Their wedding featured two live bands, a mini taco bar and specialty autumn cocktails. A handmade family tree of framed photos brought loved ones past and present to the event.

THE DETAILS VENUE Rodale Institute Farm, Kutztown CATERING Catering by Karen Hunter, Coopersburg DRESS Nordstrom Boutique, King of Prussia TUXES Burlington Coat Factory, King of Prussia HAIR Les Cheveux Salon, Allentown MAKEUP Beauty Alibi by Carmen Toro, Bethlehem RINGS Goldstone Jewelers, Whitehall FLOWERS Allium Floral Design, Bethlehem CAKES Classy Cakes, Topton DJ/MUSIC Serene Green and Schools Out Band

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Courtney & Matt OC TO B ER 1 5 , 201 6 Josh Finsel + Amber Breiner Photography

Matt and Courtney met at the Rail Jam snowboarding event in Easton, and Matt would later propose on the snowy anniversary of their first date. With roads covered in snow, they hiked up to South Mountain, snowboarded down and then took a cross-country ski around town. When they decided to make a snow woman, Matt insisted they dress it like Courtney. He stepped back and said, "If this is you, it's still missing one thing." He started to put a ring on the snow woman, turned and said, "Just kidding, this is for you." A very sappy speech followed, and snowflakes and tears graced their faces as they giggled in the yard. They were married by the water at Lake Naomi Clubhouse in the Poconos, with cozy blankets and apple cider on a perfect October day. The sky was blue, the trees fiery and the air crisp. Matt canoed to the ceremony site with his best man. Matt and Courtney's one surviving grandparent was honored with the duty of Flower Gram, and a friend officiated the ceremony they wrote themselves. Cocktail hour was held on the dock overlooking the lake. As the sun set, everyone moved into the dining room for a buffet that included a mashed potato bar. Dancing kicked off with a first dance, Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize," and the couple performed a routine to "Pennsylvania Polka.� The night was spent eating cupcakes, taking photo-booth pictures, drinking and enjoying the company of loved ones.

THE DETAILS VENUE & CATERING Lake Naomi Clubhouse, Pocono Pines HAIR Kristy Cederberg from Ulta, Flemington, NJ DRESSES Isabelle’s Bridal, Somerville, NJ TUXES Enzo, New York, NY RINGS Blue Nile FLOWERS Village Crafts and Collectables, Cresco CAKE Mountain Top Lodge, Pocono Pines WEDDING PLANNER Elizabeth Foder

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TRENDING NOW

A Local Welcome

Photography by Alison Conklin | Styling by Sarah Petryk of Allium Floral Design

If you’ve chosen to celebrate your love in the Lehigh Valley, this area must be near and dear to your heart. Gift your out-of-town guests a little keepsake, filled with some sweet treats and souvenirs, that will get them through the wedding weekend and allow them to fall in love with the Valley, too.

Local map and weekend itinerary by Aqua Juel Design, based in Nazareth

Mike and Ike candies from Just Born, headquartered in Bethlehem Granola Factory Granola, headquartered in Bethlehem

Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn, Bethlehem

Josh Early Candies, retail locations in Bethlehem and Allentown

Peeps marshmallow candies from Just Born, headquartered in Bethlehem

Jaindl Farms' A-Treat Soda, based in Orefield

Crayons from Crayola, headquartered in Easton

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Photography by Alison Conklin Floral and Prop Styling by Allium Floral Design Hair and Makeup by Alisha Nycole & Co. Models courtesy of Image International Shot on location at Sayre Mansion Furniture collection and bar by Fox & Finch Cocktail tables and crystal chiavari chairs from Omnivent Inc. Table linens by Special Occasions & Queen Street Linens

Tired of seeing the same white wedding gown and blush bridesmaid dresses? When it's your turn to say "I do," be brave enough to design a celebration unlike any you've experienced before.

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Jessica Simpson Cancan Mauve Taupe Luxe Kid Suede, $98, Zappos


the bar

Customize the selection with your favorite local beers on tap! Then, mix it up with a root beer float option. Create your own signature ice cream flavor with JAS Wholesale of Emmaus.


the party

An endless cocktail hour versus a sit-down dinner allows guests to keep moving and mingling!

the palette

Surprise your guests with a pop of color. This unexpected twist of fuchsia and gold is sure to mesmerize.

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Sweet Caroline Vivianne bodysuit, $500, Etsy Sweet Caroline Florence skirt in Marigold, $1,250, Etsy

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Kendra Scott gold Ainsley cuff, $15, Rent the Runway

the attire

Style bridesmaids in separates, mix and matching colors and even shoes.

Jessica Simpson Liviana Red Muse Combo Luxe Kid Suede, $98, Zappos

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Navy/Ivory lightweight striped off-the-shoulder ruffle sweater, $69.50, J.Crew Giles & Brother skinny cortina cuff, $15, Rent the Runway Navy tulle ball skirt, $198, J.Crew Sam Edelman Hazel 5 Indigo Multi, $84.99, Zappos


the menu

Hors d’oeuvres inspired by the menus of Karen Hunter Catering, the exclusive caterer at Sayre Mansion.

the florals

One would be hardpressed to find roses in this bridal bouquet. The creation features a mix of local dahlias, quirky carnations (they’re making a big comeback!), orchids, thistle, yarrow, scabiosa, clematis and more.


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The Perfect Place

Everything you need to enjoy your perfect day!

• Spa with complete bridal service menu • On-site banquet services and restaurants

• Ballrooms with beautiful mountain views • Outdoor ceremony and cocktail space

101 Doe Mountain Lane | Macungie, PA | bcmr.com | 866.754.2822

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Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals put together a team of local wedding professionals to create this vibrantly urban, faux-nuptial celebration, all inspired by the Valley’s deep roots in the steel industry.

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Small but meaningful touches were made by Sarah Reese of Story By Design events—like the shadowbox triangles that were used to hold delicate air plants and the 3D paper shapes.


Tropical foliage, by Papertini, LLC, decked the fire escape, sweetheart table and more.

Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone Groomsman Attire: Alain Dupetit | Bridesmaid Dresses: Chetta B | Equipment Rentals: Fox & Finch Vintage Rentals Jewelry: Harry Merrill & Sons | Bakery: Love Bites By Erika | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse | Models: Model Management Agency | Dress Designer: Moonlight Bridal | Floral Designer: Papertini, LLC Caterer: Peculiar Culinary Company | Invitation Designer: Simply Designed | Event Designer: Story By Design Events | Culinary: Colony Meadery | Makeup Artist:Â True Beauty Marks


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PROFILES Wedding Professionals

Deborah LoPresti DESIGNER FOR BRIDES For more than 35 years, Deborah LoPresti has designed couture bridal gowns from her elegant salon in Easton, Pennsylvania. For these one-of-a-kind creations, she uses only the finest European fabrics and laces, such as Chantilly lace from France, embroidered organza from Switzerland and guipure lace from Italy. The ornate flourishes and hand-embroidered techniques include the appliqués of seed pearls and Swarovski crystals. Couturier LoPresti has a passion and expertise second to none in restoring heirloom wedding gowns. She was nationally recognized early in her career by Women’s Day magazine for her artistry. Her recent work restoring a 120-year-old wedding dress for the 11th family bride was so spectacular that the story went viral. A crystal-clear understanding of the bride’s vision of her dream dress comes to life after several fittings, Deborah’s tireless attention to detail and her impeccable workmanship. The final result is a dress that embodies the spirit of the individual and their unique wedding event. In addition, she designs mother-of-the-bride dresses and one-of-a-kind dresses for special occasions. Make an appointment with Deborah and see a dream dress become a reality!

Sarah Petryk ALLIUM FLORAL DESIGN & EVENT STYLING

Good Morning America interviews LoPresti about the 120-year-old bridal gown she restored.

1828 Northampton St., Easton | 610.253.7333 | deborahlopresti.com

Beautiful texture and rich romantic foliage showcase nature’s imperfect beauty and thread their way through all of Sarah’s remarkable floral design. Her home is nestled on two acres of wildlands, which serve as inspiration for much of her work. Sarah and her team of artists create and fully style each wedding, offering not just florals, but access to vintage, heirloom and custom pieces specific to one’s design needs. Allium weddings range widely in style from organic/bohemian to elegant/classic and she has a gift for finding ways to make every wedding feel personal and out of the ordinary.

alliumfloraldesign.com 2018 | lehighvalleystyle.com / weddings

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Doug Mackie FOUNDER & CEO, OMNIVENT INC. EVENT SERVICES Omnivent Inc. is the region’s leading wedding and event services company. Established in 2011 by Doug Mackie, their main office is in Easton with additional representatives in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Manhattan. Doug is a professional stagehand, and is an original member and guitarist of the super cover group UUU—23 years and counting! He cut his teeth as a lighting designer and technician at venues in New York City including the Beacon Theatre, Radio City Music Hall and The Garden, working with the Rolling Stones, Styx, John Mayer, Gloria Estefan, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick and many others. Doug has been an L1 on television for Comcast, and HD Net and The Winter Classic. The Omnivent team is made up of event pros, concert techs and filmmakers who want to use their years of experience to create one-of-a-kind events. They pride themselves on doing big things with limited time and budgets.

Omnivent is like an interior designer for an event. They use all types of decor, props, furniture, lighting, drape and linens to create amazing atmospheres for their clients. They come up with exciting ideas, make custom décor in house and then arrive on the day of the event to set it all up. Omnivent also provides entertainment, including bands, DJs, photo booths, dance floor lighting, confetti and balloon drops and audio-video setups. Omnivent believes that every event should be memorable and they strive to make every event unique. Their designers keep up with the latest trends and also experiment with new looks at their shop. Elegant, rustic, modern, handmade or professional—they have every look covered. Call Omnivent and get started on turning a dream event into reality.

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Monica Yurconic-Groff OWNER, ROSS PLANTS & FLOWERS The wedding day is one of the most special days in a bride’s life… the day she dreamed about for years. Monica Yurconic-Groff and her team at Ross Plants & Flowers will help to bring a wedding vision to life. With many years of experience and the understanding of what is involved in bringing a wedding to life, Monica and designers Keitha Pavolko and Nancy Galler are the powerhouse team that has made Ross Plants & Flowers one of the top wedding florists in the Lehigh Valley. “I always say that Keitha and Nancy are truly artists. They create such breathtaking floral designs, every one unique to the bride and her wedding vision,” states Monica. When asked what sets Ross apart from the rest, Monica confidently replies, “We take on every wedding as if it is our own. We communicate with our couples to make sure no detail is overlooked. We genuinely feel the ownership of every aspect of the wedding flowers, knowing that the flowers will be remembered through all the beautiful pictures taken of the wedding day.” Ross Plants & Flowers is not an everyday wedding florist. They are a full-service flower shop with an extensive greenhouse. They carry beautiful

seasonal plants and flowers to create the most spectacular backdrop for the special day. Through the use of beautiful plants, archways, pillars, arbors and more, Monica and her team can design a unique setting for any event. No challenge is too big! At Ross Plants & Flowers, free wedding consultations are available daily by appointment. This time spent with couples allows Monica and her team to walk through every aspect of the wedding where flowers may be wanted for that special touch. Pricing is very individual and affordable, and Monica and her team are happy to work with any budget. No wedding is too large or too small. Monica and her knowledgeable staff are very excited to meet with brides-to-be. So call them today to schedule a free consultation. They look forward to discussing ideas and sharing their own. It is the couple’s vision plus their artistry that will make the wedding flowers the most remembered part of the wedding day! And why not… for flowers are the final accessory to a beautiful gown and should complement the overall look. Let Monica and her team at Ross Plants & Flowers create the wedding flowers of dreams!

2704 PA Route 309, Orefield | 610.395.5193 | rossplantsandflowers.com 2018 | lehighvalleystyle.com / weddings

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KATELYN NEWHART

Photo by Eric Lubar Photography

LINDSEY TITONE

Redd & Co. FINE JEWELERS Couples who go to Redd & Co. Fine Jewelers get the benefit of a jeweler who has been making dreams come true for over 30 years! They are proud to be “your hometown jeweler.” Redd & Co. offers the highest quality jewelry with unique custom designs to fit just about any lifestyle. A couple’s love is unique, and their wedding rings should be, too. The selection of engagement rings and wedding bands available in Redd & Co.’s stores provides exactly what the bride and groom need to make that special day uniquely their own. Whether it’s their design or Redd’s, all that matters is that it’s right for them. The stores offer a comfortable relaxed environment for choosing the right ring. Put their knowledge to the test and help Redd & Co. continue a tradition of strong customer relationships. After all, “Life is boring without Redd!”

704 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown | 610.791.9969 5248 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown | 610.841.0930 jewelerslehighvalley.com

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SHELBY HOLLOWAY

Hello Beautiful SALON & BOUTIQUE Hello Beautiful Salon specializes in bridal hair and makeup services on location or in the salon. The experienced team works closely with brides to create the look they’ve always dreamed of for their special day. Their mission is to provide each client with an experience they will never forget! The salon provides formal hair styling and airbrush makeup, as well as extensions, color and precision cutting. The bridal menu features packages for women and they don’t forget the men, offering day-before clean-ups and day-of styling. The team is there to take stress off the bride. They love being a part of each story, watching it come to life on the wedding day.

3736 Broadway, Allentown 610.351.4247 hellobeautifulallentown.com


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THE BRIDALS BY SANDRA CONSULTANT/STYLIST TEAM

THE SUE AMES CONSULTANT/STYLIST TEAM

Bridals by Sandra & Sue Ames Bridal Outlet BRIDAL SALES, ALTERATIONS & PRESSING Looking for a bridal store with years of experience and longevity of excellence? Look no further—it’s in the quaint town of Nazareth. The awardwinning Bridals by Sandra has consistently been voted #1 in Best of the Lehigh Valley and Reader’s Choice. They won Platinum and Diamond Awards from Maggie Sottero and Casablanca Bridals and, in 2016, received the Mon Cheri Retailer Lifetime Achievement Award. They have been family owned and operated for 52 years! Bridals by Sandra is known throughout the tri-state area for providing maximum service in a relaxed and private atmosphere. Every Bridal Consultant/Stylist has achieved Certified Status in bridal attire. They are passionate about helping each bride select her dream dress! Credit for the store’s success goes to their on-site Alteration Department. Each seamstress (they’re known as “magicians”) has a minimum of 30 years of experience. Given the delicate nature of bridal apparel, there is less risk of damage when purchasing a gown from a store where alterations are done on site. Additionally, Bridals by Sandra’s Pressing Department is outstanding. Every gown is pressed and checked three times: upon arrival, after alterations and before the pick-up date—all at no charge. Brides can store their merchandise in the store’s unique vault until the week of their wedding—again, at no charge.

Bridals by Sandra celebrated their Golden Anniversary with a special gift for their brides. Due to the overwhelming success of this gift, they will be extending their celebration for 2018! Make an appointment to meet with a personal Bridal Consultant/Stylist. See why thousands of brides from across the USA have chosen Bridals by Sandra. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for special promotions, trunk shows and style shows. To accommodate all wedding budgets, Bridals by Sandra reopened their highly successful sister store, Sue Ames Bridal Outlet. For over 25 years, they were located in Allentown and Flemington, New Jersey. Due to popular demand, they reopened the new outlet in the C.E. Roth Formal Wear building at 10th and Turner Streets in Allentown. Sue Ames features popular new styles—all at outlet prices! Bridal gowns range from $99 to $699. They also carry styles for bridesmaids, flower girls, mothers-of-the-bride, quinceañera and proms—again, at outlet prices. For convenience, a seamstress with over 30 years of experience in alterations works on site. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Stop by and see why Sue Ames is highly successful in the Lehigh Valley. To learn more, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

56 E. Lawn Rd., Nazareth | 610.759.5156 | bridalsbysandra.com 202 N. 10th­St., Allentown | 610.435.6500 | sueamesbridaloutlet.com 2018 | lehighvalleystyle.com / weddings

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Joseph H. Moussa OWNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, JHM EVENT GROUP Couples create an unparalleled experience for themselves and their guests with JHM Event Group. From the bridal shower to the big day, Joe Moussa and his team design and capture life’s most important moments through their broad service offerings. Specializing in floral design and photography, JHM Event Group also covers the entire event spectrum, offering planning, photo booth rentals, chair and linen rentals and so much more. As a native of the Lehigh Valley, Joe’s knowledge of local venues and his close relationships within the industry ensure the entirety of the event is flawless. What sets this boutique studio apart from the rest? It’s Joe’s ability to stay in tune with every couple’s unique vision and desires—and his tireless work to produce the most elegant, memorable and personalized events possible. Because of this, JHM Event Group was voted “Best Event Planner” by readers of Lehigh Valley Style and was awarded “Best of Weddings” by The Knot.

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Sayre Mansion BETHLEHEM’S URBAN HAVEN Nestled in the heart of the Fountain Hill Historic District, the meticulously restored 1858 mansion provides a perfect blend of old world elegance and modern convenience. On nearly two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Sayre Mansion is a picturesque setting for an outdoor garden-style wedding for up to 150 guests. The parlors and small, stone-walled reception room complement the outdoor spaces and are ideal for intimate events such as a rehearsal dinner. When guests stay in the beautifully appointed guest rooms, the wedding becomes a weekend where couples share all the little moments with cherished friends and family. Whether an outdoor garden wedding or an intimate celebration, Sayre Mansion’s experienced event planners assist in bringing a dream wedding to life.

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem 610.882.2100 | sayremansion.com


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ROXY WILLIAMS (SEATED AT CENTER) WITH TEAM MAKEUP BY ROXY

Makeup by Roxy STUDIO • ON LOCATION • DESTINATION BEAUTY SERVICES Roxy Williams, owner and lead artist of Makeup by Roxy, has grown her award-winning business here in the Lehigh Valley, but their reach goes far beyond! The team’s bridal beauty service offerings include in-studio, on location locally and destination weddings! Roxy’s carefully selected team of 12 beauty professionals—known as “Team Makeup by Roxy” (#TeamMakeupByRoxy)—is always on the leading edge of the beauty industry. Together, they continuously update their education, knowledge and technique to bring high-quality skill and perfected customer service to every appointment. “I have worked hard over the last 13 years to build a strong bridal team for our brides-to-be!” exlaims Roxy. “Bridal beauty is truly our passion. We love that every weekend holds new love stories and always look forward to being an integral part of such precious life moments with our brides!”

Roxy and her award-winning team ensure that everyone who sits in their chairs, whether in her professional studio or on location, leaves feeling their absolute best! Each appointment is custom tailored based on client requests and artistry expertise mixed with current trend and timeless elegance. It’s no wonder the team has had the honor to take part in hundreds of Lehigh Valley weddings each year! Voted “Best Makeup Artist” three years in a row (2015, 2016 and 2017) by the readers of Lehigh Valley Style magazine, Roxy and her team continue to raise the bar for luxury beauty services at an affordable price, one happy client at a time! Team Makeup by Roxy services include personalized makeup artistry, event hair styling and custom color spray tans for ALL occasions. “We look forward to taking YOU to the next level of gorgeous!”

301 Front St. Suite #3, Catasauqua | 484.764.1769 | makeupbyroxy.com 2018 | lehighvalleystyle.com / weddings

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Photo by Nicholas La Due Photography

G. Grey THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY ESCAPE A bride has a lot of decisions to make. Where to hold the wedding. Where to take the honeymoon. Who to ask to be a bridesmaid. And don’t forget choosing what the bridal style will be. Glam? Girl next door? It’s up to the bride to decide! The team at G. Grey can help customize the perfect hair and makeup for that special day. A bride should bring photos of looks she likes or let G. Grey create something unique. The team has 20-plus years of experience and a full line of hair extensions to make a bride look spectacular, natural and comfortable. Their state-of-the-art technology is used by many of today’s celebrities. Incredible hairstylist and wig master Gregory Grey is able to create the look of every bride’s dreams. From hair color to fitting a custom hairpiece, he will make sure to provide exactly what a bride needs for her special day. The G. Grey team would be honored to be part of the wedding day.

226 W. Broad St., Bethlehem | 610.4190.1818 | ggreyhair.com 50 lehighvalleystyle.com /weddings | 2018

Angelo Napoli MEDITERRANEAN CATERING LLC For what may be the most important event in a couple’s life, Mediterranean Catering LLC is the wedding source for #ExtraordinaryElegance with an exceptionally personalized, unforgettable experience for all. Their unique selections of international fusion cuisine are crafted through culinary passion and expertise, along with beautiful presentation and robust flavors. This #UniquelyTailoredExperience is a promise of personal attention and remarkable service on the day of the wedding. Call today to schedule a free tasting for up to four guests!

444 S. First St., Bangor 484.707.5683 mediterraneancateringpa.com


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Suzanne Horn CERP & PRESIDENT, ACTION PARTY RENTALS

Sarah Reese OWNER, STORY BY DESIGN EVENTS Sarah Reese, owner of Story by Design events, has a passion for getting to know her clients and sharing their story through customized décor. Growing up in the Valley has allowed her to really get to know the area, connect with local vendors and be accessible throughout the event process. Though she’s not a planner, Sarah specializes in all things décor and design for the big day. Services include, but are not limited to: ceremony décor, signage, calligraphy, table numbers, cocktail and reception décor and all things personalized.

610.739.1438 storybydesignevents.com

Suzanne Horn, CERP and President of Action Party Rentals, Inc., has been planning weddings and events since 1983. It is fun and easy with her large rental warehouse filled with room-décor items, spectacular linens in 75 colors, rustic props, traditional décor and all of the wedding essentials. Suzanne and her team of event planners enjoy seeing the latest spring colors, patterns and current wedding trends. They love outside weddings for a few guests or grand celebrations for many. In addition to weddings, they plan engagement parties, vow renewal ceremonies, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and more. This year, they added white fabric wedding backdrops, a green garden wall, rustic barrel bars and throne chairs. Action Party Rentals helps people get together in their showroom at 620 Union Boulevard in Allentown. They are convenient for everyone in the Lehigh Valley. Bring in ideas and inspiration and they can design special events in their studio.

620 Union Blvd., Allentown | 610.435.8900 | actionpartyrentals.com 2018 | lehighvalleystyle.com / weddings

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Getting Married in 2018?

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Donegal Square & McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub CELTIC WEDDING RINGS BRIDAL REGISTRY & GIFTS; SPECIAL EVENT VENUE Donegal Square has been providing a connection of Celtic traditions and family since 1985. Inspired by rich Celtic heritage, a wide selection of handcrafted wedding bands and engagement rings from TJH and Shanore of Dublin is offered, available in yellow, white, rose gold and sterling silver and hallmarked in Dublin Castle. The wedding band collection will connect Celtic roots to Ireland and the British Isles, completing the eternal wedding day. Donegal Square also offers a bridal registry, gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen plus kilt rentals. McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub is a unique, warm and inviting event space, perfect for rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions. Assistance in booking a honeymoon to Ireland and the British Isles is also available.

534 Main St., Bethlehem 610.866.3244 donegalsquare.com 52 lehighvalleystyle.com / weddings | 2018

Ruby’s Floral Factory CUSTOM FLOWER DESIGN Wedding flowers are much more than just an accessory to the big day. These are the flowers that will always trigger memories of the special day, so it’s important to pick something perfect. Ruby’s Floral Factory takes care to ensure the bouquets and on-site floral décor reflect a couple’s individual style and budget, and that the flowers are more than a memory. Their wedding consultants will have beautiful style suggestions to create the overall look a couple hopes to achieve. Award-winning since day one, Ruby’s was voted on of the top 35 floral professionals in the United States by Florists’ Review. With their talent, training and experience, Ruby’s will bring any special day to life. Let them help in planning for a dream wedding or next successful event.

5 6th St., Allentown | 610.625.0908 rubysfloralfactory.com

Photo by Christina Zen Studio


Love Floats

Host Your Wedding or Special Event at the Charming & Historic

Illick’s Mill

in Bethlehem’s Monocacy Park

To book your event or schedule a tour, contact:

Darlene Tilley

Photography: Photosynthesis • Concept Design: rel(EVENT) Event Planning Location: Olde Homestead Gold Club • Models: Jordi Schutter and Zack Hixson Hair & Makeup: Alisha Nycole & Co. • Jewelry: Bixler’s

610.217.8018

Themed Décor • Arches • Walls • Bouquets Centerpieces • Ceilings, Canopies & Columns Letters, Words & Numbers • Custom Sculptures

vintagerose2015@gmail.com

Here’s to Love & Laughter & Happily Ever After Full-Service Catering & Events Indoor & Outdoor Reception Spaces Available

Elevate your special day with a little help from

eventsbyballoonworks.com 1250 Simon Blvd. Suite K-102, Easton 610.253.1441

341 Pursel St., Phillipsburg, NJ 908.454.0011 flynnsonthehill.com 2018 | lehighvalleystyle.com / weddings

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RECEPTION

For your perfect match 2 RINGS MADE FROM 1

The Essential Site Guide 2018

Berks FOLINO ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY 340 Old Rte. 22, Kutztown 484.452.3633 folinoestate.com

Max. Guest Capacity

Of Special Note

230

Settled in the countryside amidst overgrowing vineyards, Folino Estate allows brides and grooms to feel as if their wedding is being held at an Italian villa.

Alpine 220 Vista 250

Blue Mountain is the Height of Elegance! Let them provide the perfect something Blue for an amazing day!

Carbon BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT 1660 Blue Mountain Dr., Palmerton 610.826.7700 skibluemt.com SPLIT ROCK RESORT 428 Moseywood Rd., Lake Harmony 570.215.6133 splitrockresort.com SUNSET RIDGE AT BLUE SHAMROCK GOLF CLUB 2230 Fireline Rd., Palmerton 610.826.2504 golfblueshamrock.com

15–500

Lakefront weddings, all inclusive packages. They do the work so guests can enjoy themselves! Friday and Sunday discounted packages available.

200

Enjoy a special day overlooking the beautiful mountains. Large outdoor patio and Irish pub available as well.

150

New outdoor courtyard. Newly renovated; allows a more intimate setting, custom catering accessibility and a full stage for DJ/band balcony overlooking the ballroom. New outdoor courtyard.

Lehigh THE BARRISTER’S CLUB

1114 W. Walnut St., Allentown 610.433.6204 thebarristersclub.com

BEAR CREEK MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT

susanbellajewelry.com | 610.434.8001 1746 West Allen Street, Allentown

101 Doe Mountain Ln., Macungie 610.682.7100 bcmountainresort.com

180–250

Outdoor ceremony site, each corresponding to their new ballrooms. Onsite spa, hotel and dining options, including late night, are available.

BELL GATE FARM 7081 Bell Gate Rd., Coopersburg 610.967.1411 bellgatefarm.com

200 seated; 600 standing

Chic country venue; farm-to-table catering.

THE CENTENNIAL CATERING & CONFERENCE CENTER AT HOMEWOOD SUITES CENTER VALLEY

425

The Lehigh Valley’s newest premier event destination!

CHRISTOPHER’S RESTAURANT INSIDE OF THE COLUMBIAN HOME 1519 W. Greenleaf St., Allentown 610.432.6333 thyme2dine.name

140

Serving with elegance and style does not have to be expensive. They are willing to work within any budget. Bridal room for wedding party with stained glass windows and grand staircase; chair covers available.

COMFORT SUITES 3712 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown 610.437.9100 comfortsuitesallentown.com

100

Specializing in bridal showers and intimate weddings. Discount group rates available for guest lodging.

600 max; over 350 requires shuttles

Amazing facility includes tables, chairs, linens, beautiful overhead lighting. Preferred vendors available and coordination services available. Schedule a tour today!

3350 Center Valley Pkwy., Center Valley 610.351.6400 centennialeventcenterpa.com

EVERGREEN HIDEAWAY BARN VENUE 6715 Evergreen Dr., New Tripoli 484.357.8373 evergreenhideawaybarnvenue.com

FEGLEY’S ALLENTOWN BREW WORKS

812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown 610.433.7777 thebrewworks.com GLASBERN INN 2141 Pack House Rd., Fogelsville 610.285.4723 glasbern.com

225 plus dance floor

150

THE HAMILTON KITCHEN & BAR 645 W. Hamilton St., Allentown 610.433.3535 thehamiltonkitchen.com

HILTON GARDEN INN ALLENTOWN BETHLEHEM AIRPORT 1787-B Airport Rd., Allentown 610.443.1400 allentownairport.stayhgi.com HOLIDAY INN ALLENTOWN I-78 7736 Adrienne Dr., Breinigsville 610.391.1000 holidayinn.com/abe-i78

varies

64

1000

HOUSE & BARN

1449 Chestnut St., Emmaus 610.421.6666 houseandbarn.net

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70–100

Rustic Romantic facility includes tables, chairs and beautiful overhead lighting. Schedule a tour today!

Rustic historic inn with 37 guest rooms and suites with whirlpools, fireplaces and spa services. Also offering outdoor ceremonies. The New Glasloft will be available for weddings and small meetings in the spring. Old-world hospitality with an urban vibe and new-world flair. Welcoming private parties and entire weddings.

Perfect for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and after-wedding brunches. Property also features 106 guestrooms, great for out of town guests. Personalized attention to detail, individualized custom packages, specializing in large events, overnight accommodations for guests and Samuel Adams Grill with entertainment to continue the celebration. Beautiful outdoor venue with sweeping willows overlooking creek.


Establishment

Max. Guest Capacity

Of Special Note

300

Chef willing to customize menu; three different room options.

200

Open, flexible space to accommodate a variety of functions and events. Commercial kitchen access for pre-approved caterers, elevator access, convenient on-street deck parking, air conditioning.

130

A breathtaking backdrop for the special day, complete with vintage charm, all the modern amenities and the flexibility to bring your own alcohol.

350

Three different venue options: historic barn; cathedralwindowed tent with floor and carpeting; newly-renovated carriage house. All have amazing views!

100–500

Family-owned business strives to exceed the expectations of its clients; complimentary private hospitality suite.

IRON LAKES COUNTRY CLUB 3625 Shankweiler Rd., Allentown 610.395.3369 ironlakescountryclub.com

MILLER SYMPHONY HALL AND THE RODALE COMMUNITY ROOM

23 N. 6th St., Allentown 610.432.7961 millersymphonyhall.org

MONTERRE VINEYARDS 6341 Kernsville Rd., Orefield 610.395.3052 monterrevineyards.com

OLDE HOMESTEAD GOLF CLUB 6598 Rte. 309, New Tripoli 610.298.4653 oldehomesteadgolfclub.com

THE PALACE CENTER 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown 610.776.2888 thepalacecenter.com

RENAISSANCE ALLENTOWN 275

Ballroom has a balcony and window-wall with views of Hamilton and 7th Streets as well as South Mountain.

250

Timeless architecture combined with luxurious amenities, original Hess chandeliers, custom stained glass ceilings, and a basement Speakeasy.

300

Located on 3,000 lush acres with ballrooms and ceremony sites overlooking the beautiful Pocono Mountains.

THE ARTSQUEST CENTER AT STEELSTACKS 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem 610.332.1300 artsquest.org

400

Located adjacent to the Historic Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces, the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks is a brand-new, state-of-the-art multi-use facility. Professional staff and delicious cuisine, coupled with dynamic spaces and amazing views.

BANANA FACTORY 25 W. 3rd St., Bethlehem 610.332.1300 bananafactory.org

150

A premier reception site that works with caterers to provide a creative start to a couples’ life together. Beautiful art, creative energy and elegant spaces combine for an ambiance that’s unparalleled in the Lehigh Valley.

THE BANK STREET ANNEX 316 Northampton St., Easton 610.253.0515 bankstannex.com

200

Beautiful art deco facility, featuring two mezzanines and a 40-foot carved ceiling.

BEST WESTERN LEHIGH VALLEY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER GRAND BALLROOM 300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem 610.866.5800 lehighvalleyhotel.com

350

Elegant and affordable; full service catering; experienced wedding specialists; packages include separate cocktail hour, linens and centerpieces, customized menu.

12 N. 7th St., Allentown 484.273.4000 renaissanceallentown.com

VAULT 634

634 Hamilton St., Allentown 610.774.9511 vault634.com

Monroe POCONO MANOR RESORT & SPA One Manor Dr., Pocono Manor 800.233.8150 poconomanor.com

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BURNSIDE PLANTATION

1461 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem 610.882.0450 historicbethlehem.org COMFORT SUITES UNIVERSITY 120 W. 3rd St., Bethlehem 610.882.9700 comfortsuitesbethlehem.com

THE EASTONIAN BANQUET & CONFERENCE CENTER 90 Kunkle Dr., Easton 610.923.0511 theeastonian.com

250+

18 th century 6-acre farm.

250

Complimentary whirlpool suite with package, complimentary hospitality suite during cocktail hour; outside catering allowed.

400

The expertise and elegance of The Eastonian has partnered with the outstanding Angelo Napoli of Mediterranean Catering, LLC.

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Specializing in wedding-related events, rehearsal dinners and bridal showers. Non-traditional wedding receptions can also be accommodated.

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559 Main St., Bethlehem 610.882.1300 thebrewworks.com

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BEST WESTERN LEHIGH VALLEY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER LEHIGH ROOM 300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem 610.954.5000 lehighvalleyhotel.com

Saucon Valley Acres Weddings & Banquets • Private Bridal Room Extensive Menu • Seats 80-250 Large Harwood Dance Floor with Stage Barnwood Interior • Outdoor Gazebo

610.691.6480 • svacres.com

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Edge can accommodate any party size, from its semi-private room and private dining room to renting the entire restaurant.

EDGE RESTAURANT

74 W. Broad St., Bethlehem 610.814.0100 edgerestaurant.net

EVENT CENTER AT BLUE

4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem 610.691.7777 eventcenteratblue.com EVERGREEN LAKE 2375 Benders Dr., Bath 610.837.6401 evergreenlake.net

350

1000

Picturesque outdoor facility with ceremonies held on private island with gazebo.

300

Renovated with fireplace, delicious food, and professional service.

200

The Lotus Room features private banquet facilities for up to 200; beautifully appointed banquet room features a fireplace and upscale lounge.

300

On-site event professionals; can custom design any menu. Voted Best Banquet Facility and Best Hotel in the Lehigh Valley.

GREEN POND COUNTRY CLUB 3604 Farmersville Rd., Bethlehem 610.253.2505 greenpondcc.com

HAMPTON INN LOTUS ROOM 3723 Easton-Nazareth Hwy., Easton 610.250.6500 hamptoninn.com

thistlebeetheflorist.com

HISTORIC HOTEL BETHLEHEM 437 Main St., Bethlehem 610.625.5000 hotelbethlehem.com

HYATT PLACE BETHLEHEM 45 W. North St., Bethlehem 610.625.0509 bethlehem.place.hyatt.com

50

The perfect place for a rehearsal dinner or breakfast buffet. Catering options ranging from continental breakfast to hot buffet style dinner.

325

Nestled in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, Iacocca Conference Center offers a secluded, serene and breathtaking 360-degree view of the Lehigh Valley.

120

A restored 1856 grist mill located in Bethlehem’s Monocacy Park, this rustic idyll features original stone walls, exposed wooden beams and a scenic waterfront setting.

150

Ballroom newly renovated; full catering services or outside catering welcome; Jacuzzi suites and group room rates available.

200

Experience the grand architecture and breath-taking views at Villa on the Green at Riverview.

IACOCCA CONFERENCE CENTER 111 Research Dr., Bethlehem 610.758.4166 lehighdining.com/catering

ILLICK’S MILL

100 Illick’s Mill Rd., Bethlehem 610.217.8018 illicksmill.com RAMADA ALLENTOWN/WHITEHALL 1500 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall 610.439.1037 allentownramada.com

PROFESSIONAL SEAMSTRESS GOWN ALTERATIONS UPCYCLING / PRESERVATION By Appointment Only: 610.504.0978 | fitnimage@verizon.net

FITNIMAGE.COM

Studio, 1BR & 2BR Suites Complimentary Breakfast Wedding Discounts Available Conveniently Located

RIVERVIEW COUNTRY CLUB 1 Riverview Pl., Easton 610.559.9700 riverviewcountryclub.com

SANDS BETHLEHEM

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem 484.777.7777 pasands.com

80

Specializing in bridal brunches, showers, rehearsal dinners and special celebrations.

250

Making wedding dreams come true for over 25 years! Rural, private, barnwood countryclub atmosphere with affordable pricing. Come meet the dream team!

150

Ceremony available on-site; no extra cost.

300

Fantastic view; wedding garden overlooking golf course and mountains.

SAUCON VALLEY ACRES & CATERING INC. 1303 Evergreen Dr. & Black River Rd., Bethlehem 610.691.6480 svacres.com

A unique venue providing exceptional service, outstanding cuisine specializing in personalized wedding ceremonies, receptions and private events.

THE SAYRE MANSION

250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem 610.882.2100 sayremansion.com WOODSTONE GOLF CLUB 3777 Dogwood Rd., Danielsville 610.760.2777 woodstonegolf.com

Warren, NJ ALMOND TREE MANOR 319 E. Central Ave., Alpha, NJ 908.454.9394 almondtreemanor.com

400+

FLYNN’S ON THE HILL

341 Pursel St., Phillipsburg, NJ 908.454.0011 flynnsonthehill.com

250

Newly renovated space, led by five-star ACF-certified executive chef/owner with 45-plus years in the food industry, serving intercontinental cuisine. Their beautiful outdoor pavilion provides all the comforts guests will need, with the charm of a barn-style wedding. An all-inclusive wedding special is also available.

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