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from the publisher Greetings, We are proud to launch our Winter 2012 Edition of Signature Weddings Magazine. At this moment in time, the most important partnership is the one that you and your significant other are engaging in. Now your journey of planning your wedding begins. There is so much to do before you walk down the aisle to exchange your wedding vows. Sit back, relax and enjoy this issue. Be sure to use the free Planning Guide and read about the Top Destination Weddings and enjoy the information about the Top Premier Wedding Venues in the tri state area. We partnered with 92.5 XTU and Wired 96.5 Radio as the Official Publication of the Philadelphia Bridal Show. Be sure to join us at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill New Jersey on February 19th. We look forward to meeting you. We want to thank you for your readership and supporting our advertisers. Cheers,

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Top Signature Wedding Venues Choosing a wedding venue can be overwhelming. Start your search at some of the area’s finest locations. Here’s a quick look at what we consider to be the best of the best.

Destination Romance Destination weddings and exotic honeymoon getaways collide at the Barcelo Hotel and Resorts where dreams really do come true.

Beach Weddings Getting married on or near the beach is the dream of many a bride-to-be. Whatever your style, budget or location, we have a boat-load of ideas to help you plan your walk down the sandy aisle.

The Dress Next to finding the right partner, choosing the right dress is the most important decision a bride has to make. Prepare yourself before stepping into the dressing room and try on some expert advice.

What? No Cake? Traditional wedding cakes may still be top pick, but trendy, sweet options are stacking up.

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Top Five Signature W The Merion — Exquisite European design with majestic classical elements including marbled columns, ornate crystal chandeliers, and a grand spiral staircase. Known for innovative culinary style and extraordinary presentation of delicious cuisine at every event. Served by white-gloved attendants every detail is considered to ensure your affair is truly distinctive and memorable. Summit Catering — Several exquisite and unique ballrooms are available - from a Brand New Tuscan Inspired Winery to the most Elegant Grand Ballroom in the area, as well as a cozy Lake-side retreat. The award winning staff prepares only the freshest, top quality cuisine. Expect professional service at a reasonable price. Lucien’s Manor — Simple, traditional, elegant and upscale, Lucien’s Manor offers both inclusive as well as customized wedding packages to reflect your style and personality. Wedding coordinators and catering staff guide you through all the twists and turns of planning, working with you every step of the way to make your dreams come true on that special day. Trump National Golf Club — Lavishly decorated 5,000 sq. foot ballroom can seat up to 300 guests with a dance floor. The elegant facilities, savory cuisine and accommodating staff will exceed all of your expectations! Custom packages provide flexibility and guarantees a perfect fit for almost any wedding celebration.

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The Merion 1901 Route 130 S., Cinnaminson, NJ 856.829.2111 • www.themerion.com

The Grand Hotel of Cape May — Surrounded by sun-drenched beaches and moonlit ocean views, the Grand provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable seaside reception. Wedding ceremony and reception venues at the Grand include elegant indoor Signature Weddings l winter Issue and outdoor locations with unparalleled views of the Jersey Cape.


Summit Catering 428 Kelly Drive #C, West Berlin, NJ 856-768-8003 • www.summitcatering.com

Trump National Golf Club 500 West Branch Avenue Pine Hill, NJ 856-248-2982 • www.TrumpNationalPhiladelphia.com

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The lush Barcelo Maya Beach Resort complex on the breathtaking Mayan Riviera is where dreams, indeed, do come true. Couples hoping for the perfect wedding or newlyweds celebrating their once-in-a-lifetime union can have it all at the five-star, all-inclusive Barceló Maya Beach. “Destination Weddings” have become a wonderful, intimate alternative to expensive weddings that often take a physical, financial and emotional toll on families before anyone walks down the aisle. The destination wedding enables a couple to choose a magnificent and idyllic setting and have the biggest day of their lives entirely their way – and choose to celebrate it by themselves or invite along family members and special friends. It’s hard to imagine a more ideal location for a Destination Wedding or honeymoon than the picturesque Barcelo Maya Beach Resort, which has three resorts and 5 hotels surrounded by lush vegetation and crystal clear turquoise water on a gorgeous and private 1.2 mile white sand beach. Located south of Cancun on the Yucatán Peninsula, close to famous archaeological sites from the ancient Mayan culture, history and beauty come together in this special part of the world. It offers access to a multitude of natural parks filled with exotic vegetation and a gloriously long coastline off of which lies the second largest coral reef in the world. The Barcelo Hotel company, headquartered in Spain, is well known for the excellence it provides guests in its nearly 300 hotel properties throughout North America, Europe and Africa. The Barceló Maya Beach Resort makes a commitment to attentive customer service, delectable cuisine and extensive amenities in its Mexico beach paradise. The three resorts – Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe, Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical, and Barcelo Maya Beach and Caribe Beach – offer affordably luxurious all-inclusive packages tailored to vacationers’ wishes. Guests have unlimited access around the clock to delicious international cuisine choices, and abundant drink selections – in the rooms, poolside or in more than 20 restaurants. Resorts offer 19 bars and clubs, nightly entertainment indoor airconditioned theater, nightlife choices are diverse and great times never more than short walk away. Since the ancient Mayans understood the idea of healing the soul through healing the body, guests can be rejuvenated at the Barcelo Spa, featuring the finest aromatherapy, reflexology, deep-tissue massage treatments and other unique beauty and pampering services that will restore energy and bring guests’ senses back into balance. Naturally, with a location on the finest 1.5 mile beaches in the world, recreational facilities and activities are only limited by the desires and stamina of the guests. For families with children, Barcelo has a Kids Club for ages 4-12, a waterpark playground, and an abundance of family-friendly activities to keep everyone entertained in their Mexico beach vacation. And that is why the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort is the perfect location for a Destination Wedding – it has something for everyone. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony for two, or an occasion to include close family and friends, a Barceló wedding will be the perfect combination of romance and luxury. Weddings can be planned on its pristine beaches, in the Gazebo or in the Chapel Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Barcelo’s attentive and experienced wedding planners can help couples choose from several unique wedding packages or design their dream wedding experience.The Barcelo wedding planners work closely with couples from afar to help plan a dream day that is seamless, stress-free and entirely memorable. With choices in music, locations, cuisine and much more, the wedding packages have everything that a couple would need plus all the extras on site -- including photography and video services, honeymoon registry, baby sitting services, and beauty salons and spas. The hard work that Barcelo puts into creating dream weddings and ensuring they runs perfectly, can always be seen in the testimonials given by its delighted guests. “Our wedding day was so perfect. It exceeded all our expectations. Our family and friends are all had such a wonderful time in Barcelo!”

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Timeline 12 Months Before Wedding Announce your engagement to family and friends Set a date along with several back-up dates for the wedding Plan engagement party Send out thank-you notes for engagement gifts Consult with fiancé and parents about wedding budget Choose and notify wedding attendants Buy wedding rings Book reception and ceremony site Book officiant Begin shopping for wedding gown and veil Decide color scheme of wedding Eight to Twelve months before Compile guest list Order gown, veil, and accessories Order attendant’s gowns Book florist Book photographer and videographer Book musicians for ceremony Book entertainment for reception Book caterer Announce engagement in local newspaper Register for gifts Meet with travel agent Start planning Honeymoon details Begin discussing post-wedding living arrangements

6 to 8 Months Before Order invitations, thank you notes, and other bridal stationary Select a bakery and begin tasting different cake samples Discuss and finalize honeymoon details with travel agent Obtain passports if going out of the country Book hair stylist and makeup professional Reserve any rental equipment necessary Discuss details and make reservations for lodging for out-of-town guests Select and order formal wear for Groom and his attendants Three to Six months before Order wedding cake and cake top (if using fresh flowers for cake, be sure to discuss details with florist)

Reserve limousine and/or other bridal transportation Meet with florist to discuss details Reconfirm all honeymoon arrangements Discuss rehearsal dinner arrangements with fiancé and Groom’s family Order wedding favors or begin buying the materials to make favors Choose and book room for your wedding night Address wedding invitations Visit your hair and makeup stylist to discuss the details for the wedding Chose all accessories for your wedding day attire (including shoes, hosiery, slip, lingerie, and jewelry, etc

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one to two months before Discuss all details of the reception menu with your caterer Confirm wedding details with florist , photographer, videographer, and musicians Discuss all music selections with DJ Choose gifts for attendants Shop for a gift for your fiancé Have your final gown fitting Buy guest book and pen, toasting glasses, and any other wedding essentials you need Mail out invitations Plan gown preservation Finalize any last minute details Send out thank-you notes for shower gifts Have wedding rings engraved and picked up Obtain your marriage license Write out place cards Finalize seating chart Meet with ceremony officiant and discuss all ceremony details Pick out ceremony readings Write or choose vows Discuss with friends and/or family members any wedding day duties one week before Go over any details with attendants Confirm all travel documents Confirm rehearsal dinner reservations Make final confirmations with all wedding professionals Confirm final guest count with caterer Pick up gown and veil Make sure all attendants have picked up their dresses Pack for honeymoon Buy any last minute essentials for wedding day and night and/or honeymoon Review details of reception seating (including head table)

The Day before Have your nails done Confirm pick-up times with limousine and/ or other wedding day transportation Attend rehearsal dinner and present attendant’s gifts Make sure to give the Best Man the ring. Gather traditional items: something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new! Put together a small wedding day “survival kit” Lipstick (if having makeup done by a professional, purchase a tube from your makeup stylist to maintain the same color all day) Powder and/or foundation Hairspray Extra pair of nylons Comfortable shoes to change into at reception Mints or gum Hairpins Tissues Pain Reliever (for wedding day stress headache) Band-aids (just in case!) Get to bed early and have a restful night the big day! Meet with hair and makeup stylist Eat light meal one hour prior to getting dressed Allow plenty of time to dress and enjoy getting ready Spend quality time with friends and family prior to putting on make-up Smile as you walk down the aisle and enjoy your dream wedding day!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Bride’s Ring

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Groom’s Ring

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Engagement Portrait

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Wedding Announcement__________________

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Bachelor Party

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Bachelorette Party

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Invitations

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RSVP Cards

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Personal Stationery

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Marriage License

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Church Rental

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Clergy Fee

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Service Musicians

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Church Flowers

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Misc. Service Costs

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Ring Pillow

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Bride’s Bouquet

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Bridesmaids Flowers

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Boutonnieres

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Corsages: Mothers

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Wedding Gown

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Headpiece

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Bride’s Wedding Gift

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Wedding Party Gifts

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Photographer

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Photo Album

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Videographer

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Reception Hall

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Rental Equipment

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Caterer/Food

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Decorations

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Favors

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Novelties/Mints

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Centerpieces

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Wedding Cake

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Toast Classes

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Garter

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Cake Knife

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Bar/Beverages

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Bartenders/Servers

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Band/DJ

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Limousine

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Honeymoon

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Thank You Notes

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Guest Book

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Miscellaneous

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Miscellaneous

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~ BAKERY ~

~ FLORIST ~

~ PHOTOGRAPHER ~

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Contact ____________________________

Contact ____________________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Address____________________________

Address____________________________

Address____________________________

Email______________________________

Email______________________________

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Website_ ___________________________

Website_ ___________________________

~ BRIDAL SALON ~

~ JEWELER ~

~ TUXEDO RENTAL ~

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Contact ____________________________

Contact ____________________________

Contact ____________________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Address____________________________

Address____________________________

Address____________________________

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Email______________________________

Email______________________________

Website_ ___________________________

Website_ ___________________________

Website_ ___________________________

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~ LIMOUSINE COMPANY ~ _______________________________

Contact ____________________________

Contact ____________________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Address____________________________

Address____________________________

Email______________________________

Email______________________________

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Website_ ___________________________

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~ MUSICIAN/ENTERTAINMENT ~

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~ WEDDING PLANNER ~ _______________________________

Contact ____________________________

Contact ____________________________

Contact ____________________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Telephone #_ _______________________

Address____________________________

Address____________________________

Address____________________________

Email______________________________

Email______________________________

Email______________________________

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Website_ ___________________________

Website_ ___________________________

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Bedroo0m Linens (6 of each) Pillow cases, pillow shams, flat sheets, fitted sheets Bedding Comforters. bed skirts, blankets, pillows, mattress pads.

formal dinnerware 8-12 place settings: Dinner plate, salad/ dessert plate, bread and butter plate, teacup and saucer

formal crystal

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Bath towels (6 of each) Bath sheets, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths accessories Bath rugs, shower curtains, liner and hooks, soap dish, wastebasket

Luggage carry-on totes 21” Wheeled Upright, medium sized over the shoulder bag, tote bag Full sized check-in 25” Wheeled Upright, 29” Wheeled Upright, Wheeled Garment Bag

8-12 place settings Dinner fork, salad fork, tablespoon, teaspoon, table knife, butter knife

everyday dinnerware

8-12 place settings Dinner plate, salad/ dessert plate, soup/ cereal bowl, mug

everyday glassware

Tall beverage glasses, goblets, wine glasses, martini glasses

everyday flatware

Dinner fork, salad fork, tablespoon, teaspoon, knife, serving set

Kitchen cookware

Sauce pans, saute pans, roaster, grill/ griddle, steamer/double boiler, casserole dishes

bakeware

Casserole dishes, roasting pans, cookie sheets, muffin pans, cake and pie pans. pizza pans

cutlery

Paring knife, chef knife, bread knife

appliances

Mixer ,skillet/ griddle, waffle, rice cooker/ vegetable steamer, toaster/ toaster oven, food processor, blender, juicer, coffee makers

kitchen tools

Measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, cooking and serving utensils, canisters

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toiletries and health care Toothbrush, toothpaste

Special soap and other skin care products Deodorant Razors, shaving cream and after shave Nail polish/remover

Airline tickets or e-ticket receipt Driver’s license/passport for international travel) Travel itinerary with addresses, phone and confirmation numbers for all travel providers including hotels, airlines, car rental companies, tour operators and travel agent Guide book and good novel Keep all important travel documents in a single travel folder or envelope.

items for International Destinations Passports Vaccination certificates Small denominations of US and foreign currency (for taxis, tipping and emergencies) Medical prescriptions translated into local language.

Sunscreen, lotions and moisturizers

Electrical adapter (if necessary)

Perfume or cologne/Massage and bath oils

Antibacterial hand wipes

Scented candles (romance)

Bring photocopies of passports and visas which will expedite replacement should they get lost.

Shampoo and conditioner Eyeglasses/contact lenses and saline solution Insect repellent Feminine hygiene products

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Use antibacterial wipes before eating if you’re visiting less developed countries with spotty sanitation standards.

Headache, indigestion and prescriptions

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Birth control

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• Choose flowers that can withstand heat and wind. Hydrangeas are _____________ provided by AtlanticCityWeddings.com _____________ not as hardy as Calla Lilies, for example. Ask your florist for recommendations. At the Jersey shore, beach weddings and ceremonies are popular, • Bouquets can incorporate the beach theme to say the least. With some of the best beaches and boardwalks with a few seashells or dried starfish in the world, getting married on or near the beach provides a attached to the bouquet with floral wire. romantic backdrop for your photos and there are wonderful ways you can personalize your wedding with beach and seashore-themed Centerpieces touches. If Atlantic City is your location of choice, Monopoly and old Atlantic City themes are fun elements to incorporate. Whatever • A hurricane lantern vase filled with seashells or sea stones and cut flowers. your style, budget or beach location, here are a boatload of ideas for • Incorporate sea grass, seashells or bamboo into your floral beach weddings – from the ceremony to the favors. arrangements for a beachy/tropical feel.

Beach Ceremony Ideas, & Tips

• Consider a unity-sand wedding ceremony. • Hire a sand sculptor to create a dolphin or sea-creature lined wedding aisle or any other sea-related sculpture that appeals to you. • Provide wedding fans, Hawaiian Leis or just-married flip-flop favors for guests attending your ceremony. • Ask your florist about creating a wedding archway that can be decorated with tropical summer flowers, ribbons, etc. • Check to see what permits are necessary.

Wedding Attire

• For a more informal affair, instead of the traditional wedding gown and tuxedos, consider more informal attire such as an IslandDestination-Wedding gown and linen jackets for the men. • Consider a mermaid-style gown, but only if you love the way it looks on you. Not everyone can pull off that style, especially if you’re vertically-challenged.

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Invitations / Save the Date Cards • Draw your names and wedding date in a heart in the sand on the beach. Take a photo and make it into a save the date postcard.

Ceremony Music

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Photography/Videography

• Not all wedding photographers work beach weddings because the sand can easily damage equipment so be sure to check with your photographer first. For more beach wedding tips visit www.AtlanticCityWeddings.com

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What? No Cake? A growing trend in wedding cakes and dessert, is opting for dessert stations with a selection of sweet confections. Petit fours, chocolate fountains and mini-fruit tarts are becoming popular choices because of the variety available for guests. Another popular choice is the cupcake tower however, wedding cakes have been the standard for over 100 years, it might be sad to give up the traditions associated with them. But brides and grooms have found a way to have their cake and eat it too: get a small 6” cake to sit on the top of your cupcake tower. You can use this for the ceremonial cake cutting, and then freeze the rest for your 1-year anniversary. David Tutera, leading entertaining expert and host of TV’s “My Fair Wedding,” suggests serving two plated desserts at a table and alternating them, one for every other guest, to promote sharing and interaction! Best bet? Find a way to have your cake and eat it too. Mix and match ideas to come up with the perfect sweet ending to your special day.

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Florist Ellie Wedding Designs

Serving Atlantic County, Cape May County, Philadelphia & surrounding areas

609-364-5702

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Voorhees NJ, 1227 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd

Unique, Modern, Memorable European flower styling. We focus solely on composing the most stunning weddings and affairs.

800.772.6007 www.cookiesbydesign.com

Our Expressions Florist

Cookies by Design

Unique, memorable custom designed cookies for your shower or wedding. Cookie Centerpieces or cookie Favors will delight your guests with a taste of your unique style. Various sizes and prices available.

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Beauty Studio Shear Bliss

Wenonah, NJ 3 E Mantua Avenue 856.292.3819 www.studioshearbliss.com Studio Shear Bliss offers the ultimate experience in relaxation and pampering for every bride and her party on her wedding day. Private events at the salon or on-site at your venue, Shear Bliss creates the perfect style for your special day.

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Passion Consultants enhance the sexual relationships of our clients with sensual products designed to promote intimacy and communication between couples. Earn FREE and discounted passion products when you host a party!

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Formalwear

Our Expressions Florist will meet all your fresh cut flower dreams! We will help you make it come true. Owned and operated for more than 20 years. Call today for consultation.

Wedding Registry and or Wedding Showers Start your new life together with high quality cookware, kitchen tools and serveware. Host a Cooking Show and the couple gets to pick FREE merchandise.

Officiants

Rev. Kenneth L. Denski

Hammonton, NJ, 3 N. Egg Harbor Road

Somers Point, NJ

609-561-1969

215-806-0430

You want it to be right for your wedding day! Formal wear rentals and sales of the finest tuxedos. Designer brands. Groom tuxedo rental is free with a party of 5 or more. Pricing includes everything but your socks. Personalized service. Call us today to make your appointment.

“Weddings with Style‌. at your locationâ€? Interfaith Clergyperson serving couples in Atlantic & Cape May Counties. (NOT Internet ordained!)

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Photography Photography by Kimberly Angelo 609.214.3725

www.photographybykimangelo.com Celebrate love, capture the moment

Travel

esource RProfiles Atlas Travel/American Express 610-279-2535

Top Notch Travel/American Express

Photo Booths By J-Dogs Events Serving NJ PA DEL NY 856-336-2585 www.J-Dogs.com Beautiful Photo Strip booth capable of blending in with any décor. Includes photo scrap book and magnetic favors available. Included is our famous prop box. YOUR GUESTS WILL LOVE THIS.

Rehersal Maggiano’s Little Italy

856.461.4500 www.GoAtlasTravel.Com

Make your destination wedding unique. Tie the knot with your toes in the sand, under a charming gazebo, or at a beach-front chapel. Let us Atlas Travel help you make beautiful memories.

Find out about upcoming Bridal Shows, wedding planning tips, prizes and everything you need to plan a wedding at

AtlanticCityWeddings.com

Cherry Hill

856-792-4480 www.Maggianos.com Whether it’s an intimate dinner with your family and friends, or a lively reception with guests dancing the night away, Maggiano’s can deliver on that special day you envision.

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ridal Bexpos

Sunday, Feb. 5, 1:00 pm

Congress Hall 19 Perry St., Cape May, NJ 1-877-WED-SHOW Planit Expo will hold a bridal show at Cape May’s historic, oceanfront Congress Hall. Meet with some of the area’s top wedding professionals! Fashion and entertainment show, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and more! Register online at www.planitexpo.com

Tomasello Winery’s Spring Bridal Preview will include wedding professionals from South & Central New Jersey, live entertainment, Hors D’Oeuvres, door prizes and much more! Once again Tomasello Winery will be featuring a runway fashion show. Don’t miss this spectacular show! wine@tomasellowinery.com.

Sunday, Feb. 19

Sun., March 4, 1pm

Resorts Casino, Hotel 1133 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ 1-877-WED-SHOW Planit Expo will hold a bridal show at Resorts Casino, Hotel in Atlantic City. Meet with some of the area’s top wedding professionals! Fashion and entertainment show, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and more! Register online at www.planitexpo.com.

Philadelphia Bridal Show

Crown Plaza Cherry Hill 610-822-1352 The ‘can’t miss’ event for every bride! Wired 96.5 and 92.5 XTU are joining forces with the Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill to bring you the area’s biggest bridal show! Free admission and Parking. Over 75 exhibitors, displays, demonstrations, DJs, Live Bands, and free stuff! 2 Free Fashion Shows Estimated Brides – 700+ Estimated crowd of 3,000+

Thurs. March 15, 7-10pm

Sunday, Feb. 19, 1-4pm

The Carriage House, 25 S. Pitney Rd. (Corner of Pitney & E. Collins Rd.) Galloway, NJ • 609-748-2400 Admission: Free Don’t miss the Winter Wonderland Bridal Show at The Carriage House! This spectacular reception hall will showcase the latest bridal fashions and will include light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, top wedding professionals from the area and much more! www.the-carriagehouse.com

Sun., Feb. 26, 1pm

Greate Bay Country Club 901 Mays Landing Rd., Somers Point, NJ 1-877-WED-SHOW Planit Expo presents a bridal show at scenic Greate Bay Country Club. Meet with some of the area’s finest wedding professionals! Fashion show, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, prizes and more! Register online at www.planitexpo.com.

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Tomasello Winery, 225 North White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 1-800-MMM-WINE Admission: Free for Brides & Grooms Guests $5 at the Door

Atlantic City Country Club, One Leo Fraser Drive, Northfield, NJ 1-888-427-4339 Elegant Bridal Productions presents a spring bridal show at the historic Atlantic City Country Club. The show will feature some of the area’s finest wedding professionals, a fashion show and much more!

Wednesday, June 27, 10am-9pm

The Walk Down the Aisle Bridal Expo Tanger Outlets, Atlantic Avenue at Michigan, Atlantic City, NJ 1-800-770-BRIDE (2743) PlanitExpo presents the area’s largest all day bridal expo. Scores of NJ’s Finest Wedding Professionals, exciting fashion shows including: Bridal Couture, Sport, and Resort Wear. Awesome musical segments, thousand of $$$ in Door Prizes. Grand Prizes TBA. General Admission is Free. VIP Lounge Tickets Available for $25/per person (Includes Gifts, Complimentary Hors D’oeuvres & Desserts) 2 for 1.... Bring A Friend! First 50 Brides to Register receive two tickets for $25. Register online at www.planitexpo.com.

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