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CONTENTS

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get the look theknot.com editor’s note wedding tools ask the knot squad top picks venue scout expert advice haute hues their wedding, their way marriage licenses and wedding announcements snapshot

PHOTOGR APH BY DEWEY NICKS

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H E A R T S O N F I R E S T O R E S , A U T H O R I Z E D R E TA I L E R S , H E A R T S O N F I R E . C O M

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fashion & beauty 159

10 things bridal consultants want you to know Brush up on these pro tips before visiting the salon.

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veils, unveiled We break down the details on every style, from traditional to trendy.

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elements of style

style 127

the year’s freshest color palettes From bold and bright to muted and mod, we’ve got a pairing for you.

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a suite for every shade Whatever your wedding colors, there’s stunning stationery for you.

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flowers for every budget Get gorgeous buds for your wedding décor at every price point.

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elements of style Draw inspiration from the four elements of nature.

These bold bridal looks are all about theatrical details and grand silhouettes.

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10 things bridal consultants want you to know FROM LEF T: JOHNNY MILLER; PHOTO BY BETSY; DRESS: AL AROBE.COM

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Indulge Your Senses M A K E YO U R N E X T E V E N T A N E X P E R I E N C E I N U R B A N W I N E C O U N T R Y.

P H I L A D E L P H I A E V E N T S @ C I T Y W I N E R Y. C O M

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CONTENTS

real weddings 77

courtney & heta may 26, philadelphia

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prentice & alexander november 3, lancaster

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chelsey & eric june 2, york

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kate & nate september 15, philadelphia

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lauren & wes august 3, glen mills

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jennifer & megan

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traditions with a twist

planning 182

traditions with a twist Fresh ideas for a day that celebrates your love, your way.

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Smart hacks to help camouflage eyesores at your venue.

dani & mike may 12, beaver

jennifer & megan

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whitney & brian may 12, canadensis

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mackenzie & bryant june 10, lewes, de

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kristin & stephen july 21, aspinwall

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your catering checklist Whatever the cuisine, you need these important tips.

october 7, philadelphia

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venue makeover

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crowd-pleasers We asked real guests about the wedding details they’ll always remember.

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chelsey & eric

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Bring your dream wedding to life with Omni Hotels & Resorts. From sunset ceremonies nestled in Pennsylvania’s picturesque Allegheny

parties exuding the urban elegance of Pittsburgh, our destinations provide the perfect setting for your perfect day.

O m ni H o t e l s . c o m

Photography courtesy of Alisa Innoceti, Weddings by Alisa.

Mountains to historic ballroom

O M NI WILLIAM P ENN HOTE L O M NI B EDFO R D SP R INGS RE SORT

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MICHAEL WILL PHOTOGRAPHY

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MICHAEL WILL PHOTOGRAPHY

RYAN ZARICHNAK PHOTOGRAPHY

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THE SCOBEYS

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ABOUT THE COVER

get the look

Love our showstopping cover dresses? Check out more fashion-forward styles for your wedding day and beyond at TheKnot.com/fashion.

COVER Dress in sizes up to 24, $6,560, Francesca Miranda at The Wedding Shoppe, WeddingShoppe.com (Wayne); engagement ring, $1,289 (not including center stone), NoamCarver.com

COVER Dress in sizes up to 16, $2,375, cape in sizes up to L, $5,465, JennyPackham .com; earrings, $168, JenniferBehr.com

COVER Dress in sizes up to 12, price upon request, ElieSaab .com; earrings, $125, KennethJayLane.com

PHOTOGRAPHY Dewey Nicks FASHION STYLING Shelley Brown HAIR Herve for Davines at Sarah Laird & Good Company MAKEUP Regina Harris

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PROP STYLING Tara Marino at Ray Brown Productions MANICURIST Ana-Maria using Dermelect Cosmeceuticals at Bernstein & Andriulli

BEHIND THE SCENES

The Greatest Show On Earth

Get a sneak peek of what went on at T he Knot cover shoot

animal kingdom

a note about four-legged performers

HORSING AROUND Certified animal trainer and circus performer Jenny Vidbel brings two white horses into the center of the ring to pose for our photographer Dewey Nicks.

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FINISHING TOUCHES Fashion editor and wardrobe stylist Shelley Brown adds her final tweaks to a Jenny Packham slip dress and embellished cape before heading to set.

PUPPY LOVE Tiny rescue dog Sheriff comes out of retirement to do some very impressive tricks on command for our model (with the help of a few yummy treats).

The Big Apple Circus uses no wild or exotic animals and only features rescue dogs, horses and ponies. When they aren’t performing, they live on a ranch in upstate New York.

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EDITOR ’S NOTE

your day, your way When my husband, Mickey, and I tied the knot in St. Louis (my hometown), we wanted to include a subtle nod to New York City too—after all, it was the place we met and where we planned to continue building our life together. So we asked our baker to incorporate both city skylines into the design of our cake—it was “us” and the perfect way to honor our future. At The Knot, we’re less about following rules and all about making it your own. From spins on classic wedding rituals to totally unexpected wedding venues (like a circus—really!) and inventive ways to honor two different cultures in one epic party, we’ve got lots of ideas to help you make your wedding day a true reflection of who you are as a couple. You’ll likely receive lots of unsolicited advice while planning—they mean well—but at the end of the day, this is a celebration of your unique love story. You have our full support to do it your way.

K R I S T E N M A X W E L L CO O P E R

Editor in Chief @kristenmax kristen@theknot.com Put your own twist on tradition—we’ve got the new “something blue” and swaps for the unity candle. (p. 182)

This colorful invite screams party. Find your perfect suite in our rainbow of paper inspo. (p. 135)

Doan Ly of a.p. bio created bouquets at every price point—and they’re all stunning. (p. 144)

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How amazing is this embellished cape? I love it as a veil alternative. (p. 172)

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TOOL S

CONGRATULATIONS

you’re engaged! Here are the big to-dos from “yes” to “I do.” Turn the page for more, including the tools you’ll need and how to get your personalized checklist.

BOOK A VENUE Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date.

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GATHER YOUR CREW Ask your besties to stand by you at the altar and in the months leading up to your day.

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REGISTER & CREATE A WEBSITE Head to TheKnot.com to start a wish list and site. Share the link so guests are in on the details, like room blocks.

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PLAN THE CEREMONY Meet with your officiant to discuss the details and attend prewedding counseling if required.

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COMPLETE YOUR TEAM Book any outstanding pros like hairstylists, makeup artists, day-of transportation or a photo booth for your reception.

SHOP FOR RINGS Try on and purchase your wedding rings—then get insurance. (Now it’s starting to feel really real, right?)

BUY YOUR WEDDING PAPER Decide on invites, thank-yous and other stationery. If you place one order, you may snag a discount.

FINALIZE OTHER PARTY DETAILS Plan your rehearsal dinner, after-party and morning-after brunch.

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GO FOR FITTINGS Have the final attire fittings and arrange for dress and/or suit pickup.

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CHOOSE A POINT PERSON If you don’t have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, task a friend or family member to be the go-to so you can relax and enjoy the day.

PICK THE FORMALWEAR Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Decide what your wedding party will wear too.

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GET THE MARRIAGE LICENSE You’ll find this must-have doc at the state registrar’s office in the county where you’ll wed.

Get Married The planning and hard work are behind you—time to celebrate your new status. >>

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NAIL DOWN THE BUDGET Envision your wedding and decide how much you want to spend (and who else will be contributing).

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TOOL S

Organizing all those details and to-dos? There’s an app for that. The Knot Wedding Planner pulls together your vision, pros and guests to put planning in the palm of your hand.

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FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE We know—you’re probably figuring out where you should even start. We’ve got you covered. Once you download the app, the first thing you’ll do is swipe on images you love in our Style Quiz. It’s a fun way to help zero in on your vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). KEEP ORGANIZED Not sure what to do when? No sweat—we’ve put together a checklist for you, and it’s totally customizable. So if Uncle Jeff is officiating, we’ll take “find an officiant” off your list. Plus, our budgeter will help you track your overall spending and how much you’ve put toward each detail. COMPILE YOUR TEAM After sharing all your info (budget, location, guest count) we’ll help you assemble your squad with personalized recs. And if you want to keep scrolling, we’ve got thousands of award-winning pros, plus reviews, on The Knot Marketplace. MANAGE YOUR REGISTRY Now for the fun part: your registries. Your people will want to shower you with gifts from “we’re engaged” to your wedding day, so keep your wish lists fully stocked right from your phone. Our universal registry tool lets you add items from anywhere you shop—so you don’t have to choose between bespoke pottery on Etsy and the latest smart home tech at Amazon. And if you’d rather have money to put toward things like your honeymoon or a home down payment, start your cash registry on The Knot. THINK OF YOUR GUESTS Your wedding website is going to be your new BFF. Fill it with need-toknow info, like hotels and your registries, then share it with guests. You can stay on top of RSVPs on it too. And speaking of guests, make sure they download The Guest—a photo sharing app that will sync all of their photos in one place (it’s like a free wedding album you can see in real time!).

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GET YOUR DAY-OF TIMELINE As you check off to-dos (so satisfying, right?) the app creates a detailed day-of timeline. Share it with your pros, wedding party and VIPs. This way, everyone knows when it’s all going down, and you can focus on enjoying some champagne and having a blast with your people. >>

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TOOL S

LE T ’ S G E T STA RT E D ON

Not sure how to define your style and theme?

That’s okay! Download The Knot Wedding Planner app and take our Style Quiz to get your personalized Wedding Vision.

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DISCOVER YOUR ST YLE No couple is just one set style—instead, you’ll get a series of words that describe your vibe. Bonus: You can use this lingo when talking with your pros.

PERFECT YOUR COLOR PALET TE Check out the colors that match your wedding style. And not to worry—you can always change them up as you plan.

GET PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS We’ll take your quiz answers and match you with vendors based on your location, style and budget— starting with your venue.

CREATE YOUR VISION All that swiping will leave you with tons of inspo, which you can add to anytime. Plus, there’s space for custom must-haves (think: late-night taco truck, a dog-friendly ceremony or room for a sangeet).

SHARE YOUR IDEAS When you’re ready, send your vision board to your fam and the people bringing your day to life. A series of images will help convey your idea of what a “romantic garden party” looks like.

ON THE APP LOOK FOR THIS ICON Throughout the issue we’ve included more ways the app can help you plan, like creating your wedding website and setting up the ultimate registry.

SAY “I DO” WITH EASE As you check off your to-dos, we’ll create a personalized day-of timeline to help you pull off the main event.

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THE CREW

Q AND A

ask the knot squad We tapped our experts for answers to your most pressing questions.

BRITTNY DRYE Founder and editor in chief, Love Inc. Mag

HARMONY WALTON Founder, Jet Fete and The Bridal Bar

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SHAWNA GOHEL Founder and editor in chief, Maharani Weddings

MARY CHATMAN CEO and editor in chief, Black Bride

LOUIS BARAGONA Associate real weddings editor, The Knot

MARK INGRAM Owner and creative director, Mark Ingram Atelier

LAUREN KAY Executive editor, The Knot

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How can I tell if prospective vendors are LGBTQ+ friendly? BRIT TNY DRYE: No one wants to have that conversation of, “By the way, I’m a woman marrying a woman—are you cool with that?” It’s uncomfortable to feel like you have to “out” yourself every time you talk to a vendor. To avoid the awkward (and possibly heartbreaking) convo, there are ways to determine if a pro is equality minded before even sending an email. While some sites clearly state their delight in working with everyone, others may not be as clear. This is where you’ll need to do a deep dive into their online presence: Does their website have images of LGBTQ+ couples? Do they use gender-neutral language? Do their social accounts celebrate LGBTQ+ marriage? (Pro tip: Go back to June 2015 to see if they posted about the marriage equality win.) You can also see if they’re a preferred vendor, have had work featured on equality-minded sites like Love Inc. or even include badges such as the one from The Knot. ST YLE

FA S H I O N

I’ll be flying with my wedding dress— what are some good travel tips? HARMONY WALTON: Always carry it on. And add a few layers of protection, like tissue, between your gown and the garment bag. Before you board, check airline sites for your options. Some have closets where you can hang it, but you may need to lay it in the overhead. Don’t stress—simply steam it once you arrive. As a rule, never check anything you can’t live without on your wedding day.

23%

OF COUPLES MARRIED AT LEAST 200 MILES AWAY FROM HOME

What are some fresh color palettes for Indian weddings? SHAWNA GOHEL: This depends on your aesthetic, but I love a look that leans toward saturated glamour. Since Indian weddings are bright, energetic celebrations, vibrant palettes tend to work best. Some of my favorite hues for weddings include jewel-toned combinations such as saffron and plum, peacock blue and silver, or crimson and gold. >>

THE BRAUNS; EXPERTS FROM TOP: ALLAN ZEPEDA PHOTOGRAPHY, CARLA TEN EYCK PHOTOGRAPHY, WEDDING DOCUMENTARY PHOTO + CINEMA, KAYLA MADONNA, REBECCA DELMAN, CHRISTIAN OTH STUDIO, PRESTON SCHLEBUSCH

PLANNING

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WRAVEN DESIGN

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Foxchase Golf Club Stevens, PA

717.336.3673

www.FoxchaseGolf.com

Info@FoxchaseGolf.com

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I’m really close to my brother and would love to have him in my wedding party, but does he have to stand on my fiancé’s side? LOUIS BAR AGONA: As tradition takes a backseat to personalization and preference, so should some of the more unnecessary confines of gendered practices. You love your brother, so why put him anywhere else but by your side? More couples are mixing things up with their wedding parties as a testament to the modernization of roles and the creation of totally new traditions. Whether it’s a groom’s female best friend, a relative who identifies as non-binary or a wedding without any gender roles, your setup shouldn’t come down to choosing historically assigned sides. Make your day about what’s best for you as a couple, whether that means your brother is standing on the “bridal side,” aka the left, or simply forgoing and just surrounding yourselves with your people.

What kind of undergarments should I plan to wear to my dress fitting? MARK INGR AM: Try to wear the same undergarments you’ll be wearing on your actual wedding day. Many gowns today have a built-in corset and bust cups (or they can be easily added) so an additional bra is not required. Your undergarment needs will also depend on your body type, and the fabrication and structure of your gown. Ask your consultant for their recommendation before purchasing any added pieces.

remind your guests to stay present with an on-theme sign

RECEPTION

How do I tell my guests I want to have an unplugged ceremony? MARY CHATMAN: A simple note on your wedding website and a small, concise sign advising guests that you’re having an unplugged wedding should suffice. Say something like, “We want our friends and family to be present at our ceremony, so we ask that you put away all cameras and cell phones. We’ve hired an amazing photographer, so don’t worry—this memory will be captured, and we can’t wait to share the photos with you.” It gets the point across without cell phone shaming.

ETIQUETTE

25%

OF COUPLES ASKED GUESTS TO POCKET THEIR PHONES FOR THE CEREMONY

I’ve heard I have a year to send out thank-you notes—is this true? LAUREN K AY: You should try to share your gratitude as soon as possible. For any gifts received before the wedding, thank-yous should be mailed out within two weeks. For those received on or after your wedding day, aim for a two- to three-month turnaround. Guests want to know you received their gift, and you don’t want to risk forgetting to pen a note altogether. If you’re coming up on your first anniversary and have outstanding notes, get writing. It’s never too late to show your appreciation.

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Angel on her Shoulder

The staff at Harry’s Savoy Ballroom took the bride’s theme of subtle nerd to geek chic with hints of “Harry Potter” and “Disney” in touches throughout the day, from table décor to the wedding cake. The marriage of Ms. Ashley Galimi to Domingo Lopez had an angel in attendance: her mother passed away a few months earlier and her presence was felt through the bouquet holders, garter and ‘something blue,’ all made from her mom’s wedding gown lace. Butterflies adorned her shoes, as if her mother walked her down the aisle. Photography by Clair Pruett captured Buster’s photo-op.

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PHOTO SYNTHESIS PHOTOGRAPHY

HD ENTERTAINMENT

REV. KELLY JO SINGLETON

HDEntertainmentDJ.com

RevKellyJoSingleton.com

OLDE HOMESTEAD GOLF CLUB

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WILD SCOUT PHOTO CO.

STROUDSMOOR COUNTRY INN

Stroudsmoor.com

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CHARLES X BLOCKS

CharlesXBlocks.com

JLPMAKEUP

JLPMakeup.com

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hair, makeup & wellness

OCCASIONS DISC JOCKEYS

AMANDA SOUDERS PHOTOGRAPHY

ANTHOLOGY SALON & STYLE BAR

PROVOLVE ENTERTAINMENT

BEAUTIFUL DREAM TEAM

APRIL & BRYAN PHOTOGRAPHY

RYAN MILLER ENTERTAINMENT

BEAUTY BY KHARA

SOUNDWAVES ENTERTAINMENT

BOMBSHELL BRIDES

THE BARN AT SILVERSTONE

APRIL ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY LLC

TITUS TOUCH MUSIC PROFESSIONAL DJ SERVICES

BLUESTONE ESTATE

BOBBI PHELPS PHOTOGRAPHY

FLAWLESS FACES AND HAIR

TOP HAT ENTERTAINMENT DJS

CINDY FREY PHOTOGRAPHY

KELLY CLARK MAKEUP ARTIST

THE BOND

THERESA WALKER MAKEUP ARTIST

THE BOOKING HOUSE

CREATIVE INTERPRETATIONS PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDINGS BY PARIS ENTERTAINMENT

CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA

wedding venues ALLENBERRY RESORT

THE CENTRAL HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER CHESTNUT HILL VILLA & COMFORT SUITES

photographers ALISON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

EMILY BROOME PHOTOGRAPHY HARPER PARKER PHOTOGRAPHY

JEREMY BISCHOFF PHOTOGRAPHY

TASTEFUL OCCASIONS CATERING

VIVACE LIVE STRING ENSEMBLES

JESSICA LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDINGS BY JDK

CORK FACTORY HOTEL DRUMORE ESTATE LLC EDEN RESORT & SUITES

LEIGH G PHOTOGRAPHY

EXCELSIOR

LILY & LIME

THE FARM AT EAGLES RIDGE

LINDSAY EILEEN PHOTOGRAPHY

FIRESIDE TAVERN GENERAL SUTTER INN

LINDSEY FORD PHOTOGRAPHY

GETTYSBURG HOTEL

LOVEFUSION PHOTOGRAPHY

GRANDVIEW VINEYARD

PAUL V PHOTOGRAPHY

HARVEST VIEW BARN AT HERSHEY FARMS

SANDERSON IMAGES

HISTORIC SHADY LANE INN AT LEOLA VILLAGE

LINDSEY MAREE PHOTOGRAPHY

SMJ PHOTOGRAPHY TONY GIBBLE PHOTOGRAPHY WRAVEN DESIGN

MELHORN MANOR

BYDESIGN FILMS

MOONSTONE MANOR

MOVING MEMORIES VIDEO

MULBERRY ART STUDIOS

NEW PACE WEDDING FILMS

RIVERDALE MANOR

SHAWN FISHER PRODUCTIONS

RUSTY RAIL BREWING COMPANY

VALCINEMA PRODUCTIONS

STONE GABLES ESTATE

YOURS TRULY MEDIA

CUSTOM FLORALS EVER AFTER FLORAL DESIGN EVERYONE DESERVES FLOWERS.

THE FLOUR CHILD

FLORAL DESIGNS OF MOUNT JOY

KATIE CAKES CAKERY

FOREVER YOURS FLORALS

KYRSTEN’S SWEET DESIGNS

FORTE FLORALS

LA PETITE PATISSERIE

FOSTER’S FLOWER SHOP

LIBERTY LANE BAKE SHOPPE

LAURA OF LAUXMONT

ROSIE’S CREATIVE CAKES

PEARLS & PETALS

SWEET CONFECTIONS CAKES

PETALS WITH STYLE

bands BACHELOR BOYS BAND

SARAH’S FLORAL DESIGNS SPLINTS & DAISIES WEDDINGS BY JDK - FLORAL & EVENT DESIGN

CENTRAL CITY ORCHESTRA

djs HD ENTERTAINMENT HDEntertainmentDJ.com “We cannot express how grateful we are to have had Heather be our MC, and we feel so blessed that she made our wedding so amazing and seamless. Thank you!”

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videographers

wedding florists

THE COUTURE CAKERY

ZAK ZAVADA PHOTOGRAPHY

THE LODGES AT GETTYSBURG

STOLTZFUS HOMESTEAD AND GARDENS

wedding cakes & desserts

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LINWOOD ESTATE

ensembles & soloists 3 WEST | ACOUSTIC DUOS & STRING ENSEMBLES

HIGHLAND PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

HISTORIC ASHLAND

MOUNTAIN LAUREL CATERING & EVENTS

PORTABLE SOUNDZ

RETTEW’S CATERING, LLC

CIVIC CLUB OF HARRISBURG

HISTORIC ACRES OF HERSHEY

caterers

PERFECT HARMONY DJ

rehearsal dinners & bridal showers FIRESIDE TAVERN HISTORIC ASHLAND THE LODGES AT GETTYSBURG

STONE MILL INN

photo booths

VANDIVER INN

FX PHOTO BOOTHS, LLC

THE WILLOWS AT HISTORIC STRASBURG

MJ ENTERTAINMENT LLC PREMIER EVENT GROUP

DESIGNS BY RENEE

WILSON’S BITTERSWEET BARN

ALL PARTY STARZ ENTERTAINMENT

SELFIE BOOTH

BRING ON THE BASH

SHINING STAR PHOTO BOOTH

PERSNICKETY INVITATION STUDIO

COMPLETE WEDDINGS + EVENTS

RSVP LOVE CUSTOM INVITATIONS

WYNDRIDGE FARM

wedding planners ALISA MARIE PLANNED PERFECTION SIMPLY EVENTS SOMETHING BLUE WEDDINGS AND EVENTS STYLISH OCCASIONS WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING

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bridal salons CASTLE COUTURE BRIDAL SALON EXCLUSIVELY YOU IN WHITE LILLA’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

3WEST PRODUCTIONS

invitations ONE WALL WEDDINGS

D.C. ENTERTAINMENT DJ ANDY M, LLC DJ MAST PRODUCTIONS GREAT SCOTT PRODUCTIONS KLOCK ENTERTAINMENT MIXED-UP PRODUCTIONS

POSH BRIDAL

MIXMASTER ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES

RENAISSANCE BRIDALS

NITTANY ENTERTAINMENT

officiants & premarital counseling REV. KELLY JO SINGLETON RevKellyJoSingleton.com “We have had so many comments from our guests about how wonderful she was and how momentous our ceremony was. We can thank Kelly for that!”

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FALLS MANOR CATERING & SPECIAL EVENTS

HARVEST VIEW BARN AT HERSHEY FARMS

FallsManorCatering.com

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LES JARDINS

JardinWeddings.com

HarvestViewBarn.com

REV. REENIE PANZINI

THE BANK ST ANNEX

JON ATHANS PHOTOGRAPHY

SACRED CEREMONY WITH SABRINA

BEAR CREEK MOUNTAIN RESORT

JOSE ALMEIDA PHOTOGRAPHY

SEALED WITH A KISS BY KAIT

THE BEAUMONT INN

WEDDINGS AND CEREMONIES WITH PASTOR CHRIS

BLUE MOUNTAIN RESORT

party rentals & service staff

FEGLEY’S ALLENTOWN BREW WORKS

TREASURED RENTALS

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MICHAEL’S PHOTOGRAPHY

lighting & décor SHUMAKER– PLAN, DESIGN, TRANSFORM

LEHIGH VALLEY/ POCONOS

BELL GATE FARM CAMELBACK LODGE

HISTORIC HOTEL BETHLEHEM THE LODGE AT MOUNTAIN SPRINGS LAKE RESORT MOUNTAIN VALLEY GOLF RADISSON LACKAWANNA STATION HOTEL TROUT LAKE WALLENPAUPACK CREEK FARM

LILY & LIME PHOTOSYNTHESIS PHOTOGRAPHY PIX-OLOGY

hair, makeup & wellness

REFLECTIONS CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC

JLPMAKEUP

REPASH STUDIO RICK BLANCO PHOTOGRAPHY SAMANTHA DERRICK PHOTOGRAPHY SARAH CANNING PHOTOGRAPHY

JLPMakeup.com “Jessica was absolutely amazing! My makeup and hair went beyond all expectations on my wedding day and could not have been more perfect.” ALISHA NYCOLE & CO.

TIM GANGI PHOTOGRAPHY

DANEENE JENSEN & ASSOCIATESHAIR & MAKEUP ARTIST TEAM

ZAK ZAVADA PHOTOGRAPHY

MERAKI BEAUTY

videographers

caterers

AMIEE BLASKO PHOTOGRAPHY

BAR NONE WEDDING FILMS

MODERN FUSION - CATERING

ARMEN ELLIOTT PHOTOGRAPHY

BYDESIGN FILMS LEHIGH VALLEY

AMANDA BROOKE PHOTOGRAPHY

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KRISTY HOADLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

CharlesXBlocks.com “Prices were the lowest we’ve found, and service is the best we’ve ever had at a store. Nothing is too much trouble. Skip the mall you won’t be sorry.”

SPARKLE EVENTS BY ALEJANDRO

OLDE HOMESTEAD GOLF CLUB

Stroudsmoor.com “It sounds cliche, but it’s true— if we had all the time in the world to talk about our wedding, it still would not be enough time to sing their praises.”

KNOT JUST ANY DAY

CHARLES X BLOCKS

SENECA RYAN CO

photographers

STROUDSMOOR COUNTRY INN

KEN MACE PHOTOGRAPHY

wedding planners

wedding venues OldeHomesteadGolfClub.com “Olde Homestead was the perfect venue! The barn was just beautiful, and everyone had a blast. People are still talking about it. Our wedding day was incredible.”

JUSTIN HEYES PHOTOGRAPHY

tuxedos & formalwear

BAR NONE PHOTOGRAPHY BIRDS OF A FEATHER PHOTOGRAPHY BRIAN DELIA PHOTOGRAPHY CARRIE KIZUKA PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC DAVID KIDWELL PHOTOGRAPHY

SHARYN FRENKEL PHOTOGRAPHY

REPASH STUDIO VALCINEMA PRODUCTIONS YOURS TRULY MEDIA

BRIDAL BY COURTNEY

wedding cakes & desserts COZZE CAKES TALANA MARIA’S

bridal salons

bands

DEARLY BELOVED WEDDINGS

CHRISTINA’S BRIDAL

DELORENZO PHOTOGRAPHY

DRESS LOUNGE

BACHELOR BOYS BAND

GABEL PHOTOGRAPHY

EXCLUSIVELY YOU

DEENA MILLER PRODUCTIONS

JENNIFER GREEN PHOTOGRAPHY

SENG COUTURE

SOULED OUT BAND

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officiants & premarital counseling

ENGAGEMENT SOUNDS

ALISA TONGG, CELEBRANT

FRANKIE CARLL PRODUCTIONS

DONNA FORSYTHE, LEHIGH VALLEY CELEBRANTS

NEPA ENTERTAINMENT ROCKIN RAMALEY SKUBA ENTERTAINMENT & MAGIC MIRROR PHOTOBOOTH SOUNDBAR ENTERTAINMENT SOUNDFACTOR ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS URANKO PRODUCTIONS WEDDINGS BY PARIS ENTERTAINMENT

ensembles & soloists AVIVA STRINGS ELYSIUM QUARTET

wedding florists ALLIUM FLORAL DESIGN & EVENT STYLING MARK BRYAN FLORAL DESIGNS SILKSNMORE FLORAL DESIGN TALANA MARIA’S THE WOODLAND FLORIST

MOMENTAL DESIGNS

BELL GATE FARM

JardinWeddings.com “Our wedding at Talamore was absolutely perfect and everything we could have hoped for! My husband and I knew it was the venue for us the minute we walked in.”

BLUE BELL COUNTRY CLUB

THE MERION

THE BOOKING HOUSE BRIGALIAS THE BUCK HOTEL CAPE MAY BEACHFRONT BALLROOM CELEBRATIONS WEDDING VENUE

honeymoon & travel

TheMerion.com “The Merion staff made all of our wedding dreams come true! From the moment we stepped through their doors, we felt like the king and queen”

VIP VACATIONS INC

PENN OAKS GOLF CLUB

THE COUNTRY HOUSE AT BLUESTONE

REVEREND PAMELA BREHM STORIED CELEBRATIONS

PHILLADELPHIA/ DELAWARE

wedding venues FALLS MANOR CATERING & SPECIAL EVENTS FallsManorCatering.com “The all-inclusive package and price was the best we found from our search, and the staff and food was better than we could have imagined.”

HARVEST VIEW BARN AT HERSHEY FARMS HarvestViewBarn.com “If you’re looking for a rustic but upscale barn venue with the best team behind it, look no further. The large house for the bridal party is a huge bonus.”

PennOaksGolfClub.com/wedding “The ballroom has ample space and housed our 120-person guest list with space to accommodate many, many more. The real gem of Penn Oaks is the reception space.”

CESCAPHE WEDDINGS THE CIRA CENTRE ATRIUM AT JG DOMESTIC THE CLARIDGE HOTEL

THE DESMOND MALVERN A DOUBLETREE BY HILTON DOWNINGTOWN COUNTRY CLUB THE ESTATE AT FARRINGTON EXCELSIOR

TALAMORE COUNTRY CLUB

THE FARM AT EAGLES RIDGE

TalamorePA.com “If you are looking for a wedding with a very elegant feel, amazing food, a huge dance floor, a mezzanine or amazing coordinator look—no further!”

THE FARMHOUSE FINLEY CATERING FLOURTOWN COUNTRY CLUB FOLINO ESTATE FRENCH CREEK GOLF CLUB

VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT

THE GABLES AT CHADDS FORD

ValleyForgeWeddings.com “The assistance with planning made everything easy. My guests were excited to go to the casino, the party doesn’t have to stop once the reception is over!”

HARMONY HALL HISTORIC ACRES OF HERSHEY HISTORIC ASHLAND HOLLYHEDGE ESTATE HOTEL ALCOTT

THE BARN AT STONEYBROOKE

HOTEL MONACO PHILADELPHIA

THE BARN ON BRIDGE

HUNTINGDON VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

BEAR CREEK MOUNTAIN RESORT

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MARRIED BY REV ROXY

LES JARDINS

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JAMES MICHAEL PHOTOGRAPHY

THE MERION

TheMerion.com

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PENN OAKS GOLF CLUB

PennOaksGolfClub.com/wedding

TALAMORE COUNTRY CLUB

TalamorePA.com

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VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT

EVENTS BY MERIDA

ValleyForgeWeddings.com

ICONA DIAMOND BEACH INN AT LEOLA VILLAGE JOSEPH AMBLER INN KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS KNOWLTON MANSION LA LUNA BANQUET HALL

WHITEMARSH VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB WILLIAM PENN INN WINTERTHUR MUSEUM & COUNTRY ESTATE

ALEX KAPLAN PHOTO

FULLER PHOTOGRAPHY

ALISON CONKLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

GRACE + ARDOR CO.

AMBER DAWN PHOTOGRAPHY

HALEY RICHTER PHOTOGRAPHY

ANASTASIA ROMANOVA PHOTOGRAPHY

HEART & RAE PHOTOGRAPHY

ANNIE HOSFELD PHOTOGRAPHY ANTON DRUMMOND PHOTOGRAPHY

wedding planners

ART WORK PHOTOGRAPHY

MANAYUNK BREWING COMPANY

EVENTS BY MERIDA

THE MANOR HOUSE AT COMMONWEALTH

EventsByMerida.com “Hiring Merida was such a vital component to pulling this event off. It absolutely made the stress less intense, and everyone had such a good time.”

ASHLEY ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY

LUCIEN’S MANOR THE MADISON

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THE WASHINGTON AT HISTORIC YELLOW SPRINGS

ChesterSpringsVideo.net

WOODCREST COUNTRY CLUB

LOEWS PHILADELPHIA HOTEL

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CHESTER SPRINGS VIDEO

EventsByMerida.com

THE ARTIST GROUP

HOFFER PHOTOGRAPHY JACLYN KUSHNER PHOTOGRAPHY JANELLE PUTRICH PHOTOGRAPHY JESSICA FLYNN PHOTOGRAPHY JIERU PHOTOGRAPHY JM PHOTOGRAPHY JOHN BARONE PHOTOGRAPHY

ASHLEY GERRITY PHOTOGRAPHY

JPG PHOTO & VIDEO

ASYA PHOTOGRAPHY

KALEIDOSCOPE IMAGERY

ATLAS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

KATE LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHER

BARNYARD PHOTOGRAPHY

KEALY CREATIVE

MENDENHALL INN

ELEGANT EVENTS PLANNING & DESIGN

KNOT JUST ANY DAY

NORMANDY FARM HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER

BENJAMIN DEIBERT PHOTOGRAPHY

FOREVER LOVE EVENTS CO.

BME EVENT GROUP

HEAVEN SENT WEDDING CONSULTANTS

BRITTANI ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY

KALEIDOSCOPE WEDDINGS

BRITTNEY RAINE PHOTOGRAPHY

KMT EVENT GROUP

LAUREN BRIMHALL PHOTOGRAPHY

CHRISTOPHER KURAS PHOTOGRAPHY

LIFE LIKE RUBY’S

THE MANOR HOUSE AT PROPHECY CREEK PARK MANUFACTURERS’ GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

NORTHAMPTON VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB THE OLDE BAR FEATURING BLACKBURN ROOM

KRISTA BRACKIN PHOTOGRAPHY LAURA BRIGGS PHOTO LAURA CAPORIZZO PHOTOGRAPHY

PINECREST COUNTRY CLUB

KRISTINA WITTIG EVENT COORDINATION

THE RADNOR HOTEL

KYLE MICHELLE WEDDINGS

RIVERCREST WEDDINGS

LAURA ASHLEY EVENTS

COLLEEN STEPANIAN PHOTOGRAPHY

RIVERDALE MANOR

LAUREL & ELM

DEARLY BELOVED WEDDINGS

MARTIN REARDON PHOTOGRAPHY

RUSTY RAIL BREWING COMPANY

LOVE ON A SHOE STRING

DENISE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY

MCSHEA PHOTOGRAPHY

SCOTLAND RUN GOLF CLUB

PORCH & PEARLS EVENT PLANNING

DSQ PHOTOGRAPHY

MGM PHOTOGRAPHY

SEAVIEW DOLCE HOTEL AND GOLF CLUB

THE STYLED BRIDE

DUCA STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMS

MICHAEL HANDWERK PHOTOGRAPHY

SPRINGFIELD COUNTRY CLUB

YOUR SWEETEST DAY EVENTS

EMILY WREN PHOTOGRAPHY

MIKE BERTOLINE PHOTOGRAPHY

STONE GABLES ESTATE

EMMA DALLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY

MORBY PHOTOGRAPHY

STROUDSMOOR COUNTRY INN

photographers

ENCHANTED CELEBRATIONS

MORINA PHOTOGRAPHY

EXPRESSIONS BY TALIA

PAT ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY

VANDIVER INN

ADRIENNE MATZ PHOTOGRAPHY

FANTAIL PHOTOGRAPHY

PERFECT DAY PHOTOGRAPHY

THE WARRINGTON

AGPCOLLECTIVE

FOSCHINI PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RAMY

THE PHILADELPHIA CRICKET CLUB

UNION TRUST

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CINDY DESAU PHOTOGRAPHY

LILY & LIME LISAMARIE ARTISTRY LOVE ME DO PHOTOGRAPHY

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PROPHOTO BY MK

PHILLY PHOTO BOOTH COMPANY

PETIT FOUR FILMS

LA BELLE MARIÉE BRIDAL

RACHEL JASMINE STUDIO

PICTURE PERFECT PHOTO BOOTHS

PLATINUM PHOTO VIDEO

LE BELLA DONNA

RALPH DEAL PHOTOGRAPHY

POSER PHOTOBOOTH CO.

PRETTY FILMS

LOVELY BRIDE PHILADELPHIA

RAY OF SUNSHINE PHOTOGRAPHY

TINY TIN PHOTO BOOTH

REVELATIONS VIDEO

MARI MI BRIDAL

SHUTTER AND SOUND FILMS

NICOLE BRIDAL & FORMAL

TAG VISUAL

PHILLY BRIDE

TLJ STUDIOS

SABRINA ANN

TOAST WEDDING FILMS PHILADELPHIA

SABRINA ANN COUTURE

TRABBLAND

SENG COUTURE

VALLEY CREEK PRODUCTIONS

VAN CLEVE

REBEKAH VIOLA PHOTOGRAPHY REPASH STUDIO

videographers

RIGHT START PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT TURI PHOTOGRAPHY SALT & SONDER STUDIO SALT AND CEDAR PHOTOGRAPHY SARAH CANNING PHOTOGRAPHY SHARYN FRENKEL PHOTOGRAPHY SILVER ORCHID PHOTOGRAPHY STACEY LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO 63 PHOTOGRAPHY

CHESTER SPRINGS VIDEO ChesterSpringsVideo.net “We could not be happier with our wedding video! We loved working with Chester Spings Video and would recommend them to anyone and everyone!”

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“Why do you wanna marry me anyhow?”

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INSIDE ON LOC SCOOP ATION

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Whether you envision your wedding outdoors on a waterfront or farm, indoors at a restaurant or somewhere totally unique, these 15 spots will inspire your search.

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THOUSAND ACRE FARM MIDDLETOWN, DE COST from $7,900 GUEST COUNT 180 STYLE Pastoral & scenic ABOUT This sprawling

Get married outdoors with views of the Delaware River or even a much smaller lake or canal to set a stunning backdrop for “I do.”

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PLANNER

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spot sits on Thousand Acre Marsh and in sight of the Reedy Point Bridge and the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal. The panoramic sunset is sure to wow.

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BUCKS COUNTY RIVERBOAT CO. UPPER BLACK EDDY, PA COST from $995 GUEST COUNT 24 STYLE Alternative & casual ABOUT Operating out of

RIVERHOUSE AT ODETTE’S NEW HOPE, PA COST from $197 PP GUEST COUNT 200 STYLE Rustic & revamped ABOUT Embracing the rich

Keller’s Landing, the tri-pontoon boat sets sail on the Delaware River. Plus, upon request, the BYO vessel will entertain guests with facts about the river and surrounding area.

history of its predecessor, Chez Odette’s, this hotel, set to open in 2020 and located on the Delaware River, will also offer a piano bar and live cabaret.

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HOTEL DU VILLAGE NEW HOPE, PA COST from $155 PP GUEST COUNT 260 STYLE Old world & idyllic ABOUT The former prep

school’s grounds include a pond and gardens.

PHILANDER CHASE KNOX ESTATE MALVERN, PA COST from $27,500 GUEST COUNT 200 STYLE Traditional & stately ABOUT It sits in

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historic site Mark your own piece of history, whether you’re a history buff or not, at one of these restored venues, which maintain all the allure of their past.

Valley Forge National Historical Park.

THE CURTIS ATRIUM PHILADELPHIA COST from $37,000 GUEST COUNT 350 STYLE Glam & dramatic ABOUT It was once home

to Curtis Publishing house of Ladies Home Journal. Hotel du Village

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brewery Throw a no-frills celebration with your favorite beers on tap in a spot that’s known for more than its pretzels and pub cheese.

VICTORY BREWING COMPANY DOWNINGTOWN, PA COST from $30,000 GUEST COUNT 200 STYLE Casual & sleek ABOUT Show local love and

enjoy area wines as well.

RUSTY RAIL BREWING COMPANY MIFFLINBURG, PA COST from $100 PP GUEST COUNT 300 STYLE Old-timey & warm ABOUT You can’t beat

sipping brews in a room of stained-glass windows.

YARDS BREWING COMPANY PHILADELPHIA COST from $10,000 GUEST COUNT 100 STYLE Industrial & rustic ABOUT Its Love Stout is made

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SETTING

restaurant Host a dinner in an atmosphere that’s as fabulous as the cuisine. These spots dish out comfort food and exotic plates alike.

LORELEI PITTSBURGH COST from $3,000 GUEST COUNT 80 STYLE Quaint & stylish ABOUT It puts a spin

on German cusine in a light-filled bistro.

THE OLDE BAR PHILADELPHIA COST from $6,000 GUEST COUNT 180 STYLE Retro & swanky ABOUT Cherry wood

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finishes and proximity to Old City mark this spot.

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SHADY ELMS FARM HICKORY, PA COST from $21,795 GUEST COUNT 250 STYLE Rustic & polished ABOUT The carriage

house or its adjoining patio is ideal for cocktails.

RUSTIC ACRES FARM VOLANT, PA COST from $5,500 GUEST COUNT 200 STYLE Natural & relaxed ABOUT On-site lodging in

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farm Invite guests to a place just outside the city but that feels miles away thanks to plenty of acres to party, panoramic views and greenery all around.

the farmhouse for up to 10 debuted over the summer.

OLD SCHOOL FARM HONESDALE, PA COST from $5,000 GUEST COUNT 125 STYLE Outdoorsy & DIY ABOUT The Amish-built

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Do you create any alternative cakes, and how do they taste? Yes, we make dairy-free and gluten-free desserts. I try to take a natural approach and use ingredients such as almond flour and hazelnut flour for those cakes. Talula’s Table’s most popular option is our gluten-free lemon-lavender polenta cake, which all our customers love. Are most of your clients still asking for a wedding cake or another dessert instead? A majority of couples still want a big wedding cake, but some prefer a smaller cake along with some mini pastries. Macarons are still a favorite and a big seller for us, along with miniature pies and cupcakes. I like to make assorted flavored cream puffs like a pumpkin custard and spiced glaze, earl grey filling with lemon glaze and mocha filling with caramel glaze.

APPOINT SOMEONE TO BOX UP A FEW PIECES OF CAKE FOR YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE SO YOU CAN REALLY ENJOY IT THE NEXT DAY FOR BREAKFAST.

Let’s talk money. How much does a wedding cake cost, and what are some ways couples can save? We start our cakes at $4.50 per person and increase the price depending on décor. We also charge a delivery fee, but that can vary by pastry shop or bakery. Many couples believe they’ll save money by not serving cake in favor of another dessert, but we find that either choice seems to balance out cost-wise. Some creative ways to save money on a cake are to bring in your own flowers to decorate it or to use berries instead. What’s one dessert you’ve always wanted to serve at a wedding but still haven’t yet? A customer told me that they were at a wedding recently where the cake was hanging from the ceiling! Now, I’m not sure I’d want to do that, but it does sound interesting. I’d also love to make mini pavlovas. What additional pointers should couples keep in mind? Ask a friend to take a few photos of the cake cutting to get a different angle than your photographer’s, and don’t smash the cake in each other’s faces. Take the time to enjoy it. Also, saving the cake’s top tier is a very old tradition. Here at Talula’s Table, we offer to remake that first tier so that you can partake in a freshly made cake. It also frees up some freezer space!

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What are some of Talula’s Table’s top-selling cake flavors and combinations? Vanilla brown butter cake with fresh berries and whipped cream and chocolate cake with whipped milk chocolate ganache are our most popular cakes. At our gourmet market, our extensive cheese offerings and sweet and savory scones are also big sellers. One flavor I’m ready to retire, though, is salted caramel.

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M AKE TR ADITION

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Melissia Grosjean (33 and a physician assistant) and Will Dampier (35 and a assistant professor) train together at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA).

THEIR WEDDING, THEIR WAY

THE SHOW Ninety joined the pair at PSCA for “a circus among the wildflowers,” which included a three-act peformance and an outdoor reception.

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Melissia and Will invited friends and family to an original show available for one night only complete with acrobatics, juggling, wire-walking and a one-of-a-kind ceremony. BY BECK Y MURR AY PHOTOGR APHY BY ALEX MEDVICK PHOTOGR APHY

FIRST DANCE The pair partnered up for an aerial dance. “We thought it would be the best way to show our family how much we love each other by putting our trust in each other’s hands literally,” Melissia says. “It was our big finale, and we nailed it.” FAVORS Guests left with Barnum’s Animals cageless animal crackers.

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VOWS Melissia and Will exchanged personal promises, with Will committing to “surprise Melissia with funny gifs.” A friend and local performer and playwright led the service. PROGRAM The lineup put readings, acrobatic peformances, live music and a “lecture on love” by an associate professor on the main stage.

CLOWNING AROUND

Melissia and Will set off on a 33-day honeymoon focused on checking out circus communities spanning from Hawaii to Montreal.

COSTUMES

“Our formalwear had to double as a circus costume because we wouldn’t get a chance to change,” Melissia says. Will wore the same tuxedo from start to finish, while Melissia paired a flowing skirt with her custom leotard after they finished their set.

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FASHION Heta (left) chose an eye-catching purple suit for her look, while Courtney looked “absolutely stunning,” Heta says, in a sleek, backless gown.

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CEREMONY Courtney and Heta dressed up the industrial ceremony space with a copper arch draped in greenery, carnations and roses.

THEIR STORY

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Courtney Ciallella (28 and a yoga instructor and nanny) and Heta Patel (31 and a senior project manager) wanted to make sure their wedding happened on their terms. “We knew from the start that we didn’t want a traditional wedding,” Heta says. “Our main focus was good food, good drinks and lots of dancing.” After finding the ultimate venue to fulfill those necessities, a distillery, the pair planned an event that didn’t place value on some of the basics. “We didn’t go with a color palette,” Heta says. Not only that, but Courtney and Heta said no to reception speeches and heavy décor. The pair’s favorite part of the wedding came courtesy of the power of good dancing. “Someone requested ‘All My Life’ by K-Ci and JoJo, and Courtney and I were joking around dancing,” Heta says. “Everyone created this giant circle around us and was crying. We didn’t know it would be an emotional moment.” —Louis Baragona

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WEDDING PARTY Courtney and Heta’s six bridesmaids wore their own unique black gowns. Two of their gals served double duty when they also officiated the ceremony. DÉCOR “We didn’t want anything over the top,” Heta says. For a minimalist touch of color, Courtney and Heta placed small potted succulents on tables, leaving the existing design of the space otherwise untouched. STATIONERY Bold, modern black-and-white stationery popped with a hit of gold foil.

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VENUE Nestled near the banks of the river, Philadelphia Distilling is a converted historic warehouse. COCKTAILS For the spirited setting, Courtney and Heta came up with three signature cocktails, including one called The Patellas for their new name. MENU Guests snacked on a buffet of Indianinspired bites. “The Paneer toast was a hit,” Heta says. FIRST DANCE Courtney and Heta chose Leon Bridges’s “River” not for the lyrics, but because “the two of us loving it just felt right,” Heta says.

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COURTNEY & HETA’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE

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VENUE Nestled near the banks of the river, Philadelphia Distilling is a converted historic warehouse. COCKTAILS For the spirited setting, Courtney and Heta came up with three signature cocktails, including one called The Patellas for their new name. MENU Guests snacked on a buffet of Indianinspired bites. “The Paneer toast was a hit,” Heta says. FIRST DANCE Courtney and Heta chose Leon Bridges’s “River” not for the lyrics, but because “the two of us loving it just felt right,” Heta says.

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COURTNEY & HETA’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE

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FASHION Prentice and Alexander both wore classic custom looks, but after the ceremony, they changed into comfy sneakers: Converse for her and Nike for him.

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CEREMONY “Our ceremony décor definitely focused on florals,” Prentice says. Flowers anchored the wedding arch and aisle, and served as décor pieces later in the evening.

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THEIR STORY Prentice Butterworth (27 and a corporate attorney) and Alexander Schanz (26 and a sales manager) have a long history together—20 years, to be exact. The couple met in second grade but didn’t date for a decade, finally pairing up for their senior prom. Though Prentice and Alexander live on the West Coast, the pair decided to bring their wedding back where it all began: Pennsylvania. “Planning an East Coast wedding from Southern California was a challenge, to say the least,” Prentice says. With the help of their team, Prentice and Alexander planned a wedding that combined the East Coast’s classic preppiness and the West Coast’s colorful modernism, all with their history in mind. Their invitations honored the former, while the vibrant color palette stayed true to the latter. “The result was a day surrounded by things we loved,” Prentice says. —LB

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SIGNAGE To marry modern glam with traditional elegance, Prentice and Alexander paired the classic calligraphy of their monogramed signs with their wedding date, illustrated in Roman numerals. BOUQUETS Prentice and her gals carried arrangements of garden roses, amaranthus, orchids and toffee roses, which also inspired the color palette and design. DÉCOR “I loved the idea of heavy, moody tones, but with a fun, playful vibe,” Prentice says. Instead of matching each detail by color, Prentice and Alexander let their flowers lead the way. “This made for a much more organic look,” Prentice says. “Our goal ultimately was not to match.” That plan meant rich jewel tones paired with preppy touches and lush asymmetrical arrangements alongside tablecloths in different patterns.

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PRENTICE & ALEXANDER’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Excelsior,

Lancaster PHOTOGRAPHY Caroline Logan Photography VIDEOGRAPHY Lavon Films PLANNER Diana Everhart-Hanna/Planned

Perfection FLOWERS Tara Folker/Splints & Daisies

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GOWN Reem Acra, Elizabeth Johns, Ardmore;

CENTERPIECES Tall, gold vases filled with colorful clusters of orchids, chrysanthemums and palm leaves towered above tables. Prentice calls each one “a work of art.” SPECIAL GUEST The wedding

customization: Gowns by Karen Chow, Neffsville

party prepped for the ceremony with a furry friend: Doug, Prentice and Alexander’s pup. Doug rocked a custom collar and purple bow tie for the occasion. DESSERT For the self-professed cake lovers, picking a dessert was tough. They opted for a fondant cake with red velvet, marble and white layers.

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JUNE 2

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BOUQUET Chelsey’s florist filled her oversize bouquet with ferns, eucalyptus, proteas and other greens.

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THEIR STORY Chelsey Coudriet (26 and an occupational therapist) admits she “loved thinking of every detail” for her wedding to Eric Lyons (27 and a landscape architect) knowing that the little things matter, so they filled all of the details of their wedding day with love. What Chelsey calls the “blank canvas” of the venue allowed the pair room for personalization, including gold picture frames, greenery in “every nook and cranny,” per Chelsey’s instructions, and a live band that earned rave reviews from guests. To add even more of a one-of-a-kind touch to the details of his look, Eric paired his suit with his grandpa’s vintage tie clip to honor the man he calls “one of the most influential people in my life.” Most personal of all were their vows, which mentioned their favorite details about one another, from Eric’s laugh to Chelsey’s smile. “I knew how much Eric meant those words,” Chelsey says. —LB

SEATING CHART Guests found their seats on a hanging display of gold geometric frames with cards for the table numbers.

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FASHION Chelsey’s seven bridesmaids sparkled in different styles of gold, sequined gowns, which popped against the colorful backdrop of locally-drawn murals outside the venue. TABLE NUMBERS A friend of the couple hand-calligraphed the table numbers, which marked tables set with neutral ivory linens, gleaming gold plates and flowing greenery runners. DESSERT Chelsey and Eric cut into a small naked cake topped with the words “I love you and I like you,” a quote from the show Parks and Recreation, while guests also got to snack on sweet treats from an ice cream truck, as well as homemade cookies. “The ice cream truck served Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream because we met at Penn State,” Chelsey says.

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SWEETHEART TABLE Chelsey and Eric marked their spot for dinner with sequined gold linens, a comfy chaise and hanging greenery displays. FIRST DANCE To kick off the reception, Chelsey and Eric danced to Ed Sheeran’s “Tenerife Sea,” in part to honor their dream of seeing the Spanish coast. “Surprisingly, we both got each other the vinyl of Ed Sheeran’s abum as a wedding gift,” Eric says. STATIONERY “I wanted something super simple,” Chelsey says. White paper brought elegant simplicity to the invitation suite, but a green floral envelope liner and gold wax seal added a little color.

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SEPTEMBER 15

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BOUQUET Kate carried astilbe, roses, dahlias, and mums, all in shades of pink.

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Confetti showered down on the couple as they exited to the tune of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder.

THEIR STORY Kate Savage (28 and a physician) was first attracted to Nate Belkin (28 and also a physician) in part due to his “sun-tanned, backwards-baseball-cap-wearing, preppy look,” Kate says. The two met as student athletes at Amherst College, but nearly 10 years later, got engaged in Philadelphia, the city they now call home. As soon as the couple toured Water Works, they were attracted to just how Philly it felt while still giving them room to make it their own. “We were instantly wowed by the location, situated between two Philadelphia landmarks,” Kate says. Having a nondenominational ceremony on-site allowed them the chance to “tell our story while blending our cultural backgrounds,” Kate says. They also included preppy touches, tributes to their college sports and a purple cloth for their hand-tying ceremony, in honor of Amherst’s colors. —LB

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FLOWERS Arches of greenery covered with campanula, dahlias, roses and waxflowers added a slightly whimsical touch to both the ceremony and reception. ESCORT CARD DISPLAY Inspired by Kate and Nate’s love of their respective country club sports, the pair directed guests to their seats with tennis- and golf-inspired cards. The same sports also inspired the signature drinks: Kate’s Sweet Spot, a gin, rosé and lemon juice cocktail, and Nate’s 19th Hole, a bourbon and cranberry juice concoction. DÉCOR Kate and Nate wanted something “modern, preppy and classic with a bit of whimsy,” Kate says. Hanging greenery installations, cozy lounge furniture and bright pops of color brought that combination to life.

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CENTERPIECES K ATE & NATE

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TABLE NUMBERS Boxwood greenery marked tables for guests, who sat down to a main course of filet mignon, chilean sea bass or rack of lamb. ESCORT CARDS To find their spots, guests held onto circular acrylic cards painted with calligraphy. MAKE TRADITION Blending each of their cultural backgrounds was important to Kate and Nate, so the couple chose to honor Nate’s Jewish heritage by surprising guests with the hora after their first dance to “Love is a Verb” by John Mayer.

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FASHION After the traditional Korean ceremony, Lauren changed into a sparkling top and flowy skirt.

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THEIR STORY A self-professed “nontraditional couple,” Lauren Kim (35 and a multidisciplinary designer) and Wes Thomas (32 and a designer and technologist) eloped to Joshua Tree National Park in 2017. “There wasn’t a proposal, and there were no engagement rings,” Lauren says. A year later, the pair worked together to plan a wedding that “felt personal and low-key to reflect our personalities,” Lauren says. Because they’re both designers, Lauren and Wes observed the details with a critical eye, sticking with an organic, minimal “wabi-sabi” style. “We wanted to use a palette that reflected the beautiful neutral colors and textures of the desert,” Lauren says. The flowers were sculptural and asymmetrical, the champagne-flavored cake was more of an art piece, and after the Korean tea ceremony, the couple dined with 12 guests beneath a soaring skylight. —LB

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Lauren carried fresh and dried wildflowers and roses, the textures and colors of which were inspired by their elopement at Joshua Tree National Park.

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MAY 12

• BEAVER

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FASHION While Dani went classic in a lace sheath dress, Mike wore an all-black look inspired by Johnny Cash.

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CEREMONY The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” played Dani and Mike out as they left the train station’s gazebo. “We wanted to end on a fun, upbeat note,” Dani says.

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THEIR STORY Dani Fitzgerald (24 and a reporter) and Mike Brown (24 and works at Big Brothers Big Sisters) live with intention, so the pair planned their wedding the same way. Mike even proposed with a ring customized to avoid purchasing a conflict diamond. “We wanted our wedding to have an elegant but laid-back feel,” Dani says. “I also like second-hand items because they’re unique and environmentally friendly.” Each centerpiece was different, made from thrifted vases and pots, and the same went for the stationery—all printed on recycled paper. “We tried to keep everything as local and sustainable as possible,” Dani says. —LB

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ACCESSORIES DANI & MIKE

Not only did Dani and Mike rock eyecatching matching black-and-white saddle shoes, Dani also wore a colorful fair-trade cuff.

BOUQUET “I wanted a big bouquet with pops of color,” Dani says. Eucalyptus spirals and Italian ruscus added volume, while proteas, daisies and berries brought brightness. DESSERTS Dani and Mike don’t love cake, so the pair opted to serve guests local Eat’N Park cookies and doughnuts— several hundred doughnuts, to be exact. FAVORS In order to ensure guests could rise and shine for the morning matrimony, Dani and Mike gave their loved ones one-of-a-kind mugs to fill at a coffee bar.

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OCTOBER 7

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DESSERT Jennifer and Megan hoped to freeze some of the devil’s food and vanilla cake, but the pair ended up “devouring it soon after the wedding,” Megan says.

THEIR STORY

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Jennifer Harmon (left, 37 and a regulatory pharmacist) and Megan Rok (35 and a civil rights attorney) aren’t the types to color inside the lines. In fact, the more color the better. “We wanted warm, autumnal colors, but without stuffiness,” Jennifer says. “We added funky touches here and there.” Throughout the couple’s wedding day, they weaved fun, playful personalization with serious, thoughtful tradition. During their ceremony, Jennifer and Megan not only jumped the broom to recognize the work that Jennifer says paved the way for the “equality of interracial, queer relationships and the work that remains to be done,” but they also participated in a traditional Celtic handfasting ceremony. “We now have the colorful knot formed by the cords in a shadow box for our home as a lasting symbol of our bond,” Megan says. —LB

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CENTERPIECES Megan, who admits she’s “flower obsessed,” chose leafy vases of roses, amaranthus and coxcomb to top lavender linens. FASHION Jennifer accessorized her purple suit with a floral necklace crafted from the same blooms as the bouquets. “I loved that I had something not as traditionally masculine as a tie, but not as feminine as a bouquet,” she says. ESCORT CARDS Each “party animal” escort card represented a creature of South Africa, where the pair honeymooned.

JENNIFER & MEGAN’S WEDDING INGREDIENTS CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Glen Foerd on

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Design ATTIRE Jennifer: Enzo Custom; Megan: Maggie Sottero, Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, Pikesville, MD HAIR Jennifer: Urban Natural Hair; Megan: True Beauty Marks MAKEUP True Beauty Marks SHOES Jennifer: Cole Haan; Megan: Naturalizer ENGAGEMENT RING Jennifer: Bario Neal; Megan: Melanie Casey WEDDING RINGS Jennifer: Tiny Jewel Box; Megan: HYDRAjw,

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EverLaser, Etsy.com OFFICIANT Ty Blair (Jennifer’s cousin) MUSIC Ceremony: Sweet Harmony; cocktail hour: Dena Underwood; reception: DJ Jane Elizabeth/Stylus DJ Entertainment PHOTO

STATIONERY Though she couldn’t attend the ceremony, the couple’s rescue pup, Edie, made an appearance in the save-the-dates.

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MAY 12

• CANADENSIS

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FASHION Whitney paired her dress with a flower crown, vintage jewelry and a denim jacket stitched with her married name, Mrs. Rumble.

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CEREMONY Rain pushed Whitney and Brian’s ceremony indoors, but, luckily, “the huge window overlooking the lake made a beautiful backdrop,” Brian says.

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THEIR STORY Whitney Harris (34 and a jeweler) and Brian Rumble (40 and a creative strategist and student) collect experiences. Not only did the two get to know each other while training for a half marathon, but Brian proposed on a glacier lagoon in Iceland. From there, Whitney and Brian planned their greatest experience yet: their wedding, which they celebrated over a weekend at Camp Canadensis. “It was so great to be able to go to adult summer camp for a weekend,” Brian says. The camp aesthetic informed all of the details, from custom Camp Canadensis mugs to pennant flags for each of the guest cabins. Whitney and Brian even provided their loved ones with merit badges, rewarding them for making new friends or trying ultra-spicy hot sauce. By the time of the ceremony, Brian admits the wedding “almost felt like a technicality,” until his favorite wedding experience of all: the first look. —LB

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Venue Spotlight

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Horsham, PA

Graeme Park will delight your guests with its casual elegance, grace, and country charm. This National Historic Landmark is situated in the heart of suburban Philadelphia, only minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but once on the spacious 42-acre grounds, you and your guests will feel as if you are miles from civilization and in a world of your own. The historic 1722 Keith House, rustic 1830s barn, pond, waterfall, and woodlands provide a bucolic and serene setting for your outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour, and your tented reception. Graeme Park is a venue where you can truly create the wedding of your dreams, whether you’re looking for something elegant and sophisticated, rustic and casual, or something in between. For information or to book an appointment, please contact our Wedding Coordinator at GraemeParkWeddings@gmail.com or 215-915-9453.

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DESSERT “I’m not a big icing person, so I love the naked cake trend,” Whitney says. To suit their tastes, the couple’s sister-in-law whipped up a naked spiced cake with layers of cream cheese icing, which sat alongside what Brian calls “a metric ton” of cupcakes. CENTERPIECES Whitney teamed with family and friends to fill the simple vases of wildflowers for table décor. “I wanted it to feel like you walked into a field and picked flowers,” Whitney says. RECEPTION After dousing comfort food like pulled pork in various hot sauces, courtesy of a fully stocked hot sauce bar, Whitney, Brian and their guests sipped whiskey gingers and blackberry and gin as they danced to a special playlist curated by Brian, a former DJ.

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SETTING After catering a wedding on the Lewes Beach property years earlier, “Bryant and I agreed that’s where we’d get married,” Mackenzie says.

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STATIONERY Mackenzie made each of the paper goods by hand, ripping them to add a weathered, textured look.

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THEIR STORY BMW employees Mackenzie Ebbers (25) and Bryant Bredbenner (24) planned on a beach wedding long before they were even engaged. Not only does the pair consider Lewes Beach one of their favorite places, but Mackenzie actually modeled her wedding vision after an inspiring styled shoot she’d seen there years ago. An Alki Beach engagement in Seattle only further demonstrated the couple’s love of the seashore. From there, “We DIY-ed just about everything,” Mackenzie says. Taking a beachy, breezy less-is-more approach, the couple said no to a wedding party, and shoes. Instead, a simple wood arch, brightly colored peonies and string lights with flowers set the relaxed mood for the day. From the china to the small guest list, the ceremony “felt perfect for our personalities and us.” —LB

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SETTING To honor their shared love of boating, Kristin and Stephen got married on the banks of the Allegheny.

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THEIR STORY Kristin Nolte (35) and Stephen Summers (41) both have Marbella Event Furniture and Decor Rental on their resume. Though the pair has planned their fair share of weddings, that didn’t make planning their own wedding a breeze. “I did not find the process easy,” Kristin says. Making decisions on even the smallest details proved to be tough, but together, Kristin and Stephen planned a day all their own. The pair picked dark, moody colors and a modern, industrial space, and found themselves awash in a familiar feeling of weddings past. “I’ve watched brides and grooms walk in stunned at the room and I wondered if I would feel that,” Kristin says. “I absolutely had those same feelings.” —LB

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DESSERT Kristin and Stephen cut into an almond cake with hazelnut buttercream and raspberry filling, graphic watercolor floral print and oversize fondant flowers. TABLESCAPES Guests sat at tables decorated with vases of colorful roses, astilbe, scabiosa and clematis. DÉCOR When it came to the day’s aesthetic, “I wanted to reflect my own personal style, which is very dramatic, moody and sexy,” Kristin says. Kristin and Stephen covered the space in bold florals, black linens with pops of gold accents and custom signage, including the bar graphic, which read “We Do.”

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We’ve tested out tons of wedding-worthy combos to determine the prettiest shades you (and your guests!) will love. Plus, all the ways you can work your favorite colors into your day to make them the star of the show. >>

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WHY IT WORKS White is forever a classic, there’s no arguing that (um, hello, it’s called “wedding white” for a reason!). But this is 2019, and you want your wedding to feel like you, so add in shades of subtle cream, gray and taupe to give the monochromatic palette a bit of added dimension. We promise, it will keep it feeling fresh and modern, not crazy-traditional or boring. HOW TO USE IT White can really play well with any style, from a glam affair overflowing with metallic accents to a rustic, Scandiinspired intimate elopement. Whatever your vibe, complement a single-shade palette with tons of added texture. Ask your florist to vary the style and size of the blooms at your altar, dress up your crew in gowns or suits in a variety of fabrics or layer your tables with a mix of linen, velvet and silk. More visual interest will mean your overall look feels dynamic, not stale and uninspired.

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WHY IT WORKS Boho is back, but this time it’s grown up a bit. Sunset-inspired hues like rust and sienna are offset by moody mauve and barely-there taupe for a celebration that’s warm and welcoming yet sophisticated. Plus, these picks are fit for any season—play them up in summer with pops of bold yellow, or make them a bit more wintry with the addition of a dark green. HOW TO USE IT Sprinkle these desert hues over every inch of your fete, starting with your invitation suite. Rose gold foil printing will look amazing on blush or burnt orange invitations. At your reception, blanket your tables in mauve linens or macramé table runners and finish off your lounge seating with a pile of Moroccaninspired blankets and pillows. When it comes to blooms for your day, ask your florist to add in exotic picks like protea or pampas grass, or go green with tons of succulents, ferns and air plants. >>

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WHY IT WORKS Pastels have gotten a bad rep as being sticky sweet or overly feminine—but we’re here to prove you wrong. The new take on these soft hues: a bit of grit. Slightly muted and paired with black or modern details, your favorite softies are now part of a funky-and-fresh combination that’s anything but saccharine. HOW TO USE IT Instead of going the (maybe obvious) romantic route with these hues, work them into an otherwise modern vibe for your day. Artist-inspired brush strokes and bold black typography on your invitation suite suggest guests prepare for the unexpected, while a pastel wedding dress or suit could be the perfect surprise touch. When it comes to florals and décor, swap spray roses and peonies for spray-painted foliage or flowers (baby’s breath FTW!) that will feel playful and festive. Finish your bash with a smoke bomb exit for an Insta-worthy explosion of color. >>

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WHY IT WORKS You know those works of art that are all moody and rich and absolutely stunning? Well, gear up, because that’s about to be your wedding. This palette is all about bringing the drama, with luscious wine and cerulean blue pairing up with brighter tangerine and saffron for a combo that is unbeatably gorgeous. With colors this pretty, it’s really a more-is-more-is-more situation, so don’t be afraid to saturate every single part of your day. HOW TO USE IT Flowers, flowers, flowers! Tons of buds naturally play into this palette, especially if you’re saying “I do” during autumn. Let your arrangements or installations do the décor work for you (even better if you’re celebrating outside among fall foliage), then add to the scene with cool pops of blue textiles and tons of luxe gold metallics. While you’re at it, carry these colorful shades into your wedding party look—they’ll complement everyone.

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WHY IT WORKS These colors pretty much scream luxury, making them the ideal unexpected combo for a black-tie affair. They’re complementary to each other too, meaning you can use them in any combination and really never get it wrong (finally, something in wedding planning that is straightforward!). HOW TO USE IT A little goes a long way when it comes to shades this saturated, so focus on intentional pops of color, like beautiful tinted tablecloths or an emerald invitation suite that makes for a very happy mail day. Task your florist with adding tons of greenery to your reception venue as an eye-catching (and inexpensive) way to stick with your chosen palette. Extra wow-worthy moments, like an art-deco-inspired cake in rich emerald, will have all your guests reaching for their phones. Plus, how stunning would your gals be as your “something blue” in peacock-hued dresses? So chic!

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Think about your favorite things to do together and figure out a way to incorporate them. You should do whatever feels right to you, and we’re excited that weddings are becoming more personal.

When coming up with your budget, start with your biggest piece—your venue and catering—and then double it to get overall spend. It’s not a foolproof equation, but it’s a good place to start preparing.

Enjoy the moment and don’t make things complicated. Your day is about you and your partner getting to spend your lives together. Too many couples get caught up in the small details.

If you know your guests aren’t big dancers, pick a venue that suits that vibe—like a museum that has art exhibits guests can wander their way through—instead of forcing a dance party.

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MAKE IT YOURS

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Victoria Pérez is the owner and designer behind Elephant Limbo, a custom wedding paper studio. She’s had over 10 years of experience and loves infusing her artistic eye into wedding paper.

Think of your invitation suite as a very beautiful and unique time capsule. I love to ask my couples how they met or if they have a special place or thing that is “theirs”— then we incorporate it.

You want guests to have an extraordinary experience when opening your invitation. Think about every detail, from the envelope addressing and postage to add-ons like wax seals.

Pick a few of your favorite elements from your invitation suite and share those with your guests on the day of. You can carry the look from your paper to your place cards, favors and even table linens.

For 2019, I’m all about mixing up materials. I love suites with vellum overlays and textiles like velvet or leather. I’m also looking forward to working on suites with purposeful, romantic details.

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Fun fact: This is a tulip! Bend back the petals for an exotic, fuller look.

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Spray roses often come two to three a stem, so they’re a great way to fill holes.

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Grosgrain ribbon has a beautiful texture, but won’t break the bank.

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Perfect for bridesmaids or the lady of the hour, a more petite bouquet will pack in the pretty without costing a ton. Ask your florist to focus their attention on gorgeous colors and a few bold, standout blooms, like an antique rose.

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A ranunculus’s delicate petals photograph beautifully, making it a wedding mainstay.

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Chiffon and satin ribbon combine for a flowy look that feels luxe.

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Double-sided satin ribbon in a “something blue” shade is a sweet and upscale addition.

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For the bundle of your dreams, have your florist team together sensibly priced “filler” buds, like carnations and chrysanthemums, with showstopping, high-end picks like Juliet roses, Icelandic poppies and anthurium. >>

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These yellow cymbidium orchids (usually imported from Japan) add a wispy, playful shape.

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Put your best buds, like these delicate orchids, front and center for lots of photo time. BOUQUET BREAKDOWN

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Shop early Take note: A designer wedding gown is custom made. It will take months of work to create and a series of alterations to fit your body perfectly. In other words, it’s not the kind of garment you can toss into an online shopping cart and have show up on your doorstep two days later—which is why you should go to a bridal salon to shop for your gown. Book your first appointment 9 to 12 months before your wedding date so you have plenty of time to order and alter your dress. (Some designers can accommodate orders in six months or less, but, even then, you’re cutting it close.) If you’re shopping closer to your wedding, you may be limited to floor samples or off-the-rack gowns. And small stores may not be able to accommodate last-minute orders.

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Do your research Before you start shopping, think about what style you want. Consider your wedding venue, vibe and body type to narrow that down. Then look through pictures of wedding dresses online and in magazines, and save the styles you like. In our (ahem) unbiased opinion, TheKnot.com is a great place to begin—you can search thousands of gowns by style and price, and if you find a few you want to try on, you can see which local salons carry your favorites.

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Hidden costs add up Your wedding gown budget includes more than the dress. Your veil or headpiece, shoes, jewelry, undergarments and alterations (and in some cases, steaming and storing your dress) will also add to your bottom line. Factor in these costs before you give the salesperson your final shopping budget.

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Always book an appointment While you may get lucky and snag a salesperson just by walking in, scheduling an appointment is the only way to ensure you’ll get a full hour of undivided attention. Also, plan to play hooky to avoid crowds. Going in on a weekday will allow you to hit the stores while crowds are at a minimum, making for a less stressful experience. You’ll get much more attention from the sales staff if you shop on a slow Tuesday morning rather than a hectic Saturday afternoon.

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Make requests Just because a bridal salon carries your favorite designer doesn’t mean it will have the exact wedding dress you’ve been wanting to try on. But if you phone in advance and request a specific style, chances are a salon staffer will be able to call in a sample of that gown ahead of your appointment. >>

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Cari Bailey is the co-owner of White Lace Bridal in Indiana, Pennsylvania. The salon carries designers Essense of Australia and Stella York. It also offers tuxedo rentals.

Brides should start dress shopping 9 to 12 months ahead of their wedding date. It takes at least four to six months for a gown to arrive and then another one to two months for alterations.

Before you shop, do your research. Get an idea of what dress styles you like, and make sure you visit salons that carry those types of styles. You should also check to ensure they carry dresses in your size.

If a bride has a specific dress they’d like to try on, some designers offer a loaner program. This allows salons to request a specific dress sample they don’t usually have in stock for an appointment.

It’s a good idea to bring a strapless bra and undies or shapewear, plus your wedding shoes to your salon appointment so you’ll have an idea of how your dress will actually look on your day.

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Shop for your shape When trying on dresses, focus less on the number on the scale or your dress size and more on the general shape and frame of your body. Your weight may be constantly fluctuating, especially if you’re stressed out, so don’t let that be the deciding factor in choosing your dress. Concentrate on finding a silhouette that accentuates the features you love and makes you feel confident.

Limit your entourage You may be tempted to invite all your friends and family to help you shop for your gown, but bringing a big group to the salon is a gown shopping don’t. Enlist one or two of your closest friends or family members to help you start your search. This way you can find the gown that best suits you and your style and not feel pressured by too many conflicting opinions.

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Trust is key Even if a gown doesn’t look amazing on the hanger, that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t look amazing on you. Be open to what an experienced consultant thinks will flatter your figure and work with your wedding style (after all, they’ve done this before). Bottom line: The dress you end up loving might be different than what you originally pictured, and that’s okay.

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Don’t get discouraged We know coming up empty-handed on your first salon appointment can be a letdown, but don’t give up. There are hundreds of bridal designers out there with thousands of designs, which makes your odds of finding a fantastic wedding day look pretty darn good. “The one” for you is definitely out there.

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You’re paying for an experience While shopping online for your dress may seem like the more convenient option, visiting a bridal salon is a once-in-alifetime experience with numerous benefits of its own. For starters, you’ll get face-to-face interaction with a wedding dress expert to help guide you, taking the guesswork out of finding your perfect size and silhouette. Additionally, you have the opportunity to touch and feel the dresses you’re considering, so you know exactly what you’re paying for. Trust us—while dress photos may look dreamy online, there’s a huge difference between high-quality fabrics and embellishments and low-quality ones in person. Practical aspects aside, your salon appointment is first and foremost a special moment. It’s a chance to celebrate your upcoming nuptials, spend a day with the people you love and enjoy accomplishing a huge moment in your wedding planning process.

5 ways to customize your wedding dress Gowns certainly aren’t one style fits all—and there are actually a lot of options where customizing your dress is concerned. Here are some common add-ons.

1. Modify embellishments

You might feel like your dress could use a little more, or even a little less, embellishment. See how much control you have over the existing details on your dress—can you add more to or remove from certain areas?

2. Lace it up

Swapping out a zipper for a corset closure adds a romantic finishing touch for brides looking for a dramatic back. But a corset-style closure isn’t only for looks. If you think you might need extra breathing room, a lace-up back gives you some leeway.

3. Make it personal

Find a creative way to incorporate “something old, new, borrowed or blue.” Stitch your loved one’s initials in blue inside your bodice, close to your heart, or sew a charm with a special meaning into the hem.

4. Add sleeves

Fell in love with a strapless dress but looking for more coverage or support? Ask your stylist about adding sleeves or straps. Most gowns can be customized with cap sleeves or straps, and many silhouettes can even be altered with long sleeves. Bonus: They’re on trend. Or if you’re looking for a less permanent option that you can switch out between ceremony and reception, consider a jacket or capelet.

5. Switch up your bustle

Every dress with a train needs a bustle, but not many brides know that each bustle is custom made to suit the gown. These tricky systems of hooks, buttons and ties are designed to pull your train off the floor, and they need to be carefully sewn in a pattern that works with each individual silhouette.

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Veils are an easy way to express yourself. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which one’s right for you? We broke down all the different styles, including the latest trends, with tips on how to wear them so you can uncover (sorry, we had to!) the perfect veil for your wedding look. >>

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birdcage Also known as a cage, this shorter style covers and frames just your face for a more minimalist statement. Most often it’s made out of wide net or sheer tulle—something you’ll easily be able to see through—and finished with whimsical accents like feathers, flowers or pearls. The trick to pulling off this less traditional look is to let the edge of the veil fall just below the nose. PAIR IT WITH Cage veils were the height of fashion in the ’40s and ’50s, so that makes them the perfect match for retro-inspired dresses like swingy, tea-length gowns, structured sheaths and slinky, old-Hollywood-inspired slip dresses. They’re also a fun way to add a touch of vintage glam to a suit or jumpsuit.

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blusher A blusher actually refers to the short, single layer of tulle, lace or netting that’s worn over the face and then flipped over the head or removed after you walk down the aisle. It comes in chin, shoulder or fingertip length and can be added to a variety of veil styles. But a blusher can also stand on its own. Choose one layer, or if that’s too simple, try a double-tiered style where you have two layers of tulle: one layer pulled over the face and the other draped behind your head. Whichever length or however many layers you choose, the veil should be fastened to the crown of your head. PAIR IT WITH A universal style, the blusher works with almost any type of gown. Wearing just the short layer gives off a chic, sophisticated air that lends itself to more fashion-forward dresses.

mantilla This Spanish-style veil almost always comes in either all lace or in tulle that features a wide, intricate lace edge. It should be positioned two inches from your hairline so its circular shape gracefully drapes down and frames your face on either side. For the traditional look, attach it with an ornamental comb (also called a peineta), or edge it up with a fresh flower crown or crystal tiara. PAIR IT WITH Allow the dramatic lace to take center stage and pair this romantic veil with sleek silhouettes that won’t compete with its shape. Skip the heavy embellishments as well and opt for a gown with small touches of matching lace instead.

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waltz Also sometimes called a ballet veil, this style falls between the knee and the ankle and is usually double layered and worn with a blusher. These veils exude elegance and formality and, because they don’t touch the floor, they’re short enough for a bride to comfortably walk and even dance in—hence the name. PAIR IT WITH This style pairs well with formal floor-length gowns, like A-line and mermaid silhouettes, and dresses without trains.

elbow Slightly shorter than fingertip, this veil extends 25 inches in length to the bride’s elbows. The more manageable length tends to be more versatile. It’s a nice complement to a simple silhouette, but it also won’t overpower a more showstopping gown. PAIR IT WITH One of the best things about this veil is you can pair it with just about any style. The elbow length is also perfect for brides who want the look of a longer veil but have a gown with details on the lower half (like intricate buttons, lace appliqué or ruffles) they don’t want to cover up. >>

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One of the most popular lengths (even Kate Middleton sidestepped royal tradition and chose this shorter option), this veil falls below the hips and extends to—you guessed it—the fingertips. Secure this style, which is usually made up of several layers of tulle or netting, at the crown of your head, slightly behind it or, if your hair is up, just above your updo. PAIR IT WITH This versatile veil is beautiful with a wide range of dresses, but it looks particularly pretty with ball gowns and, since it puts the focus on the torso, dresses with more elaborate bodices. You may also want to consider pairing it with a cathedral- or chapel-length veil—that way you can remove the longer one for the reception and leave the shorter top layer in place.

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flyaway A wispy, multilayered style that just brushes the shoulders, it’s considered less formal than other options. As the name suggests, the tulle used in this kind of veil usually has a stiffer quality that causes it to “fly away” from the to-be-wed, adding poufy volume to the top of the head. PAIR IT WITH Due to its short and sweet feel, a flyaway veil works well with shorter, more casual dresses. If your gown is heavily embellished or has a sexy, plunging back, this simple style is also the perfect way to wear a veil without obscuring the details you love.

juliet cap Inspired by the fashion of the 16th century, this unique veil is making a comeback thanks to its pretty, oldworld feel. This über-romantic style is typically made of sheer tulle or tulle with a lace-embellished edge. There are two ways to work it: You can either take a lace-trimmed veil and wear it as a cap, with the sides pinned back behind each ear, or attach a veil of your choosing to a separate cap. PAIR IT WITH It’s perfect for a lacy gown with a vintage-inspired feel or a simple slip dress with lace details. Add fresh blooms behind one ear for an extra-sweet effect.

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chapel Typically 90 inches long, this is a formal veil that extends to the floor, falling two-and-a-half yards from the headpiece. It should sweep the floor, extending slightly past your gown. PAIR IT WITH This simple style is often worn in combination with a sweep train (a veil that just brushes the floor) and blusher for extra oomph. It works with most dress silhouettes and styles but is particularly stunning when layered over a flowy or multilayered gown with a train. If you’re forgoing a train, a chapel veil can add drama without the weight or the hassle—no bustle required. >>

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Whether your hair will be down and flowing or in a formal updo, you want a final detail to tie your whole look together. If a veil isn’t for you, there are plenty of other options, from jeweled headbands and tiaras to a bohemian floral wreath or flirty fascinator.

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4 bridal fashion rules to break Rules are meant to be broken, and this applies to your wedding. You’re the bride, so follow tradition or make up your own—it’s up to you. RULE TO BREAK

You Can’t Mix Metals Pairing yellow gold, rose gold and platinum used to be a big no-no, but now we’re saying yes to this trendy mix. There are so many ways to

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incorporate this new style (go with platinum earrings and a rose gold bracelet or have gold and silver details on your dress), but our favorite interpretation of this trend is stacking a variety of metal bands with your engagement ring. RULE TO BREAK

You Must Have a Veil You won’t have too many chances to wear a veil, but just because the opportunity to do so is rare, doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for you. Instead of a piece of tulle, adorn your hair with a flower crown, an art-deco-inspired halo headpiece that wraps around

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cathedral Looking to make an entrance? This is the style for you. The mother of all veils, the cathedral is also the most formal. Sometimes referred to as the “royal veil”—it’s the veil of choice for countless members of the British royal family, including Diana and Meghan Markle—this style typically falls about three-and-ahalf yards from the headpiece and is often worn in combination with a blusher and a gown with a long train. It’s an especially great option if your ceremony venue has a long aisle to walk down. PAIR IT WITH The sweeping cathedral can hold its own next to even the most over-the-top ball gown. As a rule of thumb, the veil should extend past the train, so if you choose a cathedral veil, opt for a cathedral- or semi-cathedral-length train.

your forehead, or a hair vine that winds around a pretty updo. If you want to give a nod to tradition without all the formality of a long veil, try a headband that has a cage veil attached to the front. RULE TO BREAK

Don’t Forget Your “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue” We love this tradition, but you don’t need to follow it so strictly—or at all. We say if you want to flaunt a “something red” instead (like the bottoms of a new pair of Louboutins) or pretty blush accessories, then go for it. RULE TO BREAK

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Did you know the bride originally wore a veil because the groom wasn’t supposed to see her before they were married? And not just in the hours before the wedding, but not once before they said “I do.”

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Showstopping Suit

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The drama is in the details. An oversize embroidered peplum makes a simple, strapless silhouette feel couture. Dress in sizes up to 24, $6,560, Francesca Miranda at The Wedding Shoppe, WeddingShoppe.com (Wayne); engagement ring, $1,289 (not including center stone), NoamCarver.com Comic Characters: Mark Gindick & Adam Kuchler

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Go ahead, make the most of your time in the spotlight. An over-the-top ball gown covered in luxe beads, sequins and crystals is guaranteed to wow the crowd. Dress in sizes up to 12, price upon request, ElieSaab.com; engagement ring, $3,586 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com

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Fun & Games

Frilly sleeves plus a flirty tea-length hemline equal one whimsical number. Dress in sizes up to 20, price upon request, Viktor-Rolf.com; shoes, $425, StuartWeitzman.com

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Celestial-inspired jewels are a great alternative to more traditional bling: They’re just as glam but also have high-fashion edge. Dress in sizes up to 16, $2,375, cape in sizes up to L, $5,465, JennyPackham.com; engagement ring, $2,100, SofiaZakia.com; earrings, $168, JenniferBehr.com

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If there was ever a time for a good party dress, your wedding is it. Allover sequins and tiered ruffles are perfect for dancing the night away. Dress in sizes up to 18, $4,195, TemperleyLondon.com; earrings, $99, CZbyKennethJayLane.com; shoes, $495, SophiaWebster.com

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Loud & Proud

If you’re feeling bold, opt for a dress in a daring hue. A flamered ball gown is sure to turn a few heads. Dress in sizes up to 14, $8,995, Monique Lhuillier at Anne Gregory For the Bride, AnneGregoryBrides.com (Pittsburgh), The Wedding Shoppe, Wedding-Shoppe.com (Wayne); engagement ring, $3,586 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; earrings, $4,900, DoyleDoyle.com

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A fresh take on the shade Originally thought to deflect the Evil Eye and represent purity and fidelity, the “something blue” superstition of years past is meant to help couples get luck on their side ahead of “I do”—whether they want to prevent a rainy ceremony, drunken groomsman or legit marriage doom (not that you should be worried about that last one). Nowadays though, the pretty hue is showing up in much more playful ways than before, with modern pairs working blue into everything from getaway cars and painted leather jackets to frosty signature cocktails and even their wedding day hairstyle (how cool is that?). >>

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Personality-packed attire for all Historically, matching bridesmaid dresses stemmed less from wanting a colorcoordinated girl squad and more from, you know, distracting vengeful attackers looking to kidnap a bride because of her dowry. Thankfully, we live in 2019, and you can marry whomever you want with whomever you want by your side. And if you don’t envision your crew rocking the same floor-length gown, encourage them to choose their own unique looks that match their personalities. Unifying the vibe through a color palette or pattern helps it feel cool but cohesive.

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Your favorite food, stacked Wedding confections may have been a mainstay since, oh, ancient Rome—but that doesn’t mean one has to appear at your bash. If you’re a pair that prefers savory to sweet or Swiss cheese to Swiss buttercream, then you do you. Cut into a stack of cheese wheels or feed each other from a tower of whippedcream-covered waffles. As long as there are a few sweet moments to end the night (guests love a sugar rush), no one will miss the cake. >> CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: HUNTER RYAN PHOTO; ANNE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY; ZAC WOLF PHOTOGRAPHY; CAT MAYER STUDIO; INSTAGRAM: KATIE STOOPS PHOTOGRAPHY

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At its core, marriage is two lives becoming one (awww), so it’s no surprise that customs meant to reinforce unity are at the center of many religious and spiritual ceremonies. Tried-and-true acts like lighting a candle or tying your hands together (known as handfasting) are still wildly popular with couples, but more duos are choosing to cement their bond with a unity moment that’s more reflective of their love story. Was your first date at a Mexican taco joint? Mix up the perfect batch of guac (cilantro or no cilantro, we’ll let you decide) or swig tequila shots as your first act as a married pair. Or get your blood pumping by tag-team sawing a log to then display in your home. Whatever you come up with, give the act a shout-out in your ceremony program to let guests in on the unique meaning behind it. (Hey, you could even invite them to take those tequila shots with you.)

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Native American quilt wrapping symbolizes warmth.

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A Chinese tea ceremony shows familial respect.

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Swapping posed portraits for couples’ shots on a merry-go-round? Yes, please!

Whether out of superstition or religious reasons, many couples forgo seeing each other before hitting the aisle. And while that’s totes a personal choice, it doesn’t mean you can’t score those cute “first look” photos you see all over Insta. If you don’t want to have a face-to-face with your love before the ceremony, why not try a secluded hand hold meets pep talk, in which you touch— but not see—your partner? Or get wow-worthy reactions from your crew by revealing your wedding day look to your parents, friends or siblings. >>

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Fun with your florals Believe it or not, flowers at a wedding have less than romantic beginnings. They were initially incorporated to ward off evil and mask odor. (Yep, sorry.) But since then, pretty stems have become a main style point for many to-be-weds looking to decorate their day. For a fresh twist, take inspiration from Victorian-era couples and ask your florist to use buds with special meanings (like gardenias for joy or hydrangeas for gratitude) or focus on drama with oversize bouquets and hanging installations. Non-flower “flowers” are big now too, so feel free to trade petals for plants, greenery and even tropical leaves painted in pastels.

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Incorporating whomever you want There’s no denying it—kids are cute. And if you have a few little ones you want to involve in your walk down the aisle, we say go for it. But just because you’re sans a niece or nephew doesn’t mean you have to go without that coveted “aw” moment at the ceremony. Couples are now having anyone and everyone precede them down the aisle, whether it’s a beloved dog ring bearer or flower grannies (we die). Think of these roles as the perfect opportunity to incorporate friends or family who may not otherwise be included in your wedding party.

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Camouflage any eyesores at your venue with these smart hacks. >> BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGR APH BY OUR LOVE IS LOUD

Draping can help disguise unsightly wallpaper or add interest to a blank ceremony space.

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Unless you’re lucky enough to find a unicorn venue that checks off every box on your wish list, you’re probably going to compromise on a few things here or there. Whatever the issue, we have the clever fix. Trust us—clashing colors will be the last thing on your mind on your wedding day.

Terrible flooring The problem An unattractive carpet or eclectically tiled floor gives the venue a worn-out feel or competes with your vision. The fix Take a big deep breath and keep in mind that, depending on your setup, your dining tables will cover much of the less-than-stellar floor in question (as will dim evening lighting). Ask to walk through the venue again the next time they’re setting up for a wedding about the same size as yours to get a peek into just how much of the floor will actually be showing. If it still bothers you, you have a few options. If you’ll have to bring in a dance floor surface anyways, consider pricing out the cost of outfitting the whole space in the same material (like hardwood flooring or a chic black-andwhite checkered tile). Another solution? Roll out several rented carpets to create a blank-slate background fit for any décor.

Gaudy chairs The problem You didn’t luck out with beautiful dining chairs. The fix If your venue’s available seating is cramping your style, you may have to resort to rentals. The bad news? It’ll definitely add to your tab. The good news? With so many unique styles to choose from (metallic chiavari chairs, rustic wood benches and so on), you’ll be able to find a version that perfectly suits your wedding day vibes. Your planner or venue can suggest a rental company so you won’t have to worry about coordinating drop-off or pickup on your own.

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If you simply can’t swing the extra cost, make the current style work with a few clever solutions. Pick an eye-catching fabric to make into seat cushions, ask about slipcovers or task your florist with creating swags of greenery for each chair.

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The problem The red-and-gold damask print wallpaper in the ballroom is a look only your grandmother will appreciate. The fix Create another world within the room and install a neutral backdrop by covering the walls in glam drapery. Select a fabric that fits well with your wedding style (for example, a light and breezy blush linen for a vineyard affair) or opt for a simple white for a clean, neutral look. Then, have the venue hang it from the walls (or even the ceiling) for a cozy feel that will also rid you of the unsightly wallpaper altogether. The end result will be beautiful as is, but to really make it stand out, you could also invest in image mapping. The projection technology allows you to transform any space with lighting and moving pictures, like soft flowers or a beautiful forest scene.

An oversize space The problem A too-large reception room feels cavernous and impersonal. The fix Don’t stress—you can up the intimacy of a sprawling space in a few easy ways. First, ask if it’s possible to use rectangular tables for your dining setup— they’ll take up more empty space than circular tables. Past that, consider setting up different areas around the reception to put the extra square footage to work. Cluster together several plush sofas, ottomans and even fire pits (if outdoors) to create a cozy space where guests can relax, mix and mingle, or set up a satellite bar and high-top tables for the perfect spot to serve up signature cocktails. >>

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Jarring columns The problem Support beams or columns spread throughout the space interrupt the eye and will hinder the flow of guests. The fix Disguise any posts or columns (even the poles in a tented reception) with the clever addition of greenery. Task your florist with bringing a few smaller trees or branch arrangements to place in front of the poles and distract guests from seeing what’s beneath. If you’d rather not add to your floral budget, turn the visual interruption into a romantic accent by stringing café bistro light bulbs between the poles or wrapping them down the pole in a spiral. They’ll end up looking so pretty glowing in the night, you may even be happy they’re there (seriously).

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Clashing colors The problem The off-beat color scheme already saturating your venue competes with the soft and romantic blush-hued event you have your heart set on. The fix Instead of fighting against the palette already present in your venue, try to embrace it. Pick one or two of the less offensive hues to pull into your color scheme via pretty rental napkins or patterned seat cushions, so it feels like they coordinate intentionally, not clash drastically, with your added décor. If you really can’t work with any of the preexisting shades, you’re going to have to collab with a team of pros to transform everything your eye sees into a neutral base using rentals (like rolling out a carpet or covering chairs). Then, you’ll be free to layer in textures and colors that reinforce your preferred range of shades. It’ll be a pricey fix, but we promise—guests won’t even notice what’s left behind.

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Dreaming up your wedding reception menu can be one of the most fun (and important) parts of the planning process, especially if you and your partner are big foodies. A large portion of your budget will be put toward feeding your guests, so you’ll want to make sure everyone ends the night happy and full. As you’re booking your food pros and creating a menu to remember, here are six questions you should ask to ensure you get it right. >>

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Is your caterer legit? Whether you’re working with the team provided by your reception venue or are planning on bringing in an outside crew from your favorite barbecue joint, you’ll want to make sure your caterer is licensed for both food and liquor. This means they’ve met important local health department standards for food prep and service and carry liability insurance for both the food and the alcohol they’ll be serving, ensuring no responsibility falls on your shoulders (or your venue’s) if something goes wrong the day of.

Have they worked at your venue before?

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Hiring a caterer who has prepared food at your venue for previous events can make the day run more smoothly and efficiently. A repeat team will already be in the know about the available cook space on-site and what your venue supplies. They’ll have a clear idea of what additional gear may be needed (this is especially important if you’re celebrating at a nontraditional venue, like a barn or vineyard, where an entire kitchen may have to be brought in). If you’re really pulling for a catering team that hasn’t worked in the space before, see if they can arrange a walk-through of the venue and get a sense of the available equipment at least a month beforehand.

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There are a lot of things to consider before signing on the dotted line. Packages vary, so make sure you leave your initial meeting with a concrete idea of what your caterer includes in theirs. For instance, is the quoted price based on the specific dishes you choose, or is it an all-inclusive rate (which typically includes an appetizer, salad, entrée and dessert, plus coffee and, in some cases, wine for each guest)?

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Also, unless you’re going with an outside mixology team, work alcohol service into your contract and your catering plans. Talk through the tiers of alcohol coverage, what brands will be served and whether there’s a corkage fee if you provide your own wine or champagne. When it comes to certain must-have items like plates, napkins, silverware and more, ask if they’ll be bringing those and whether they or the venue are in charge of setup and breakdown. Lastly, inquire as to whether waitstaff is provided. Most caterers work with their own staff, but it’s good practice to double check.

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You want your wedding day to be a reflection of you two, so your reception menu should be also. If you have a particular cuisine in mind, seek out a caterer who specializes in it. They’ll not only boast all the right resources (like the perfect shop to secure that French cheese you love for cocktail hour), but also know how to properly prepare and serve specialty dishes on a large scale, promising a better and tastier event. Expecting a Southern barbecue crew to execute a traditional Indian menu probably isn’t going to end well for anyone, so inquire ahead of time about your top picks for cuisine and ask to see sample menus.

What kind of meal appeals to you? Depending on the vibe and formality of your event, there are plenty of tasty choices to consider when it comes to serving your guests. If you want a constantly bustling party, a dinner of passed apps and interactive stations may work for you. But if you’re looking for something more formal, a sit-down meal is always on trend. Want guests to interact with their surroundings? >>

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Hire foodie-themed entertainment like a flair bartender, ballerinas to serve champagne or even a few bow-tie-clad oyster shuckers. Whatever feels right for your day, make sure your catering team is on board to execute. Staffing and equipment needs can vary between a buffet meal and multicourse plated dinner, so plan your style from the get-go in case it affects the overall cost of the services.

Can you sample their menu in advance?

Make your special day truly historic.

Researching caterers through reviews and sample menus is a great start, but tasting the food yourself is a must-do, and it’s a delicious part of the process. Sitting down for a tasting before your wedding day will help you and your caterer plan out a cohesive menu and eliminate any dishes that don’t suit you and your partner.

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Can they accommodate food allergies?

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Depending on your guests’ needs, there may be special dietary restrictions your caterer should plan for in advance. See if your team is able to prepare vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher or halal meals if guests should request or need them, and what the additional cost per plate may be. While you’re at it, if you’re planning on having children at your reception, ask about including a kid-friendly menu or smaller portions. You’ll also want to learn about meal options for serving wedding pros the day of (a must). Ask what date your caterer needs to know your final menu choices and guest head count by. Then, base your RSVP date on that to ensure all responses are in at least two weeks before your catering head count is due to their team.

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At one wedding I attended, the couple created a mini booklet to put in our welcome baskets that included info on every guest in attendance. It had pictures of each person or couple, a bio about them, details on their relationship with the couple and some memories or fun facts. I thought it was so unique and super thoughtful, and it was great to flip through it before the wedding to familiarize ourselves with who else would be there. -SAR AH >>

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At a recent wedding reception I attended, the couple had a Pittsburgh cookie table. Not only did it look stunning (and taste delicious), but it allowed family, friends and the local community to contribute to the wedding by making batches of treats ahead of time. I had never seen anything like it before, and it was a beautiful way to incorporate loved ones into the day. At the end of the night, we got to box up cookies to take home with us too! -ANDIE jersey fun

I went to a wedding where the couple surprised their guests with a live performance from the cast of the Broadway show Jersey Boys. Everyone was on the dance floor singing along to top-10 hits from the legendary The Four Seasons. It was an unbelievable touch that brought together guests of all ages. -COLET TE

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A friend of mine got married a few months ago. Her dad had passed away two years prior, so her husband and his mom decided to join her and her mom for one big parent dance, rather than the traditional separate ones. They did a giant jig to Mamma Mia! and literally everyone there was singing along, laughing and dancing in their seats. It’s such a hard tradition to figure out with a big loss, and they made it so fun. -JESS

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At one friend’s wedding, they hired a DJ for the reception plus a standalone sax player who played along with all the songs, bopping around the perimeter of the dance floor the whole night. It was unexpected, hilarious and fun—and the only thing the groom felt strongly about having. -IV Y

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My friend is Indian and her husband is Jewish, and they got married in a Jewish wedding ceremony. They didn’t have a formal wedding party, but they did select seven loved ones to recite prayers. I was one of those selected, and it was so special to be included. Guests surrounded them in a circle at the request of the officiant, who wanted to create a space of community for the couple to rely on. It was such a sweet moment. -MANAL

I was recently at a wedding where the groom, who works as an audio engineer, wrote an original song for his bride to walk down the aisle to. They also had a few friends of theirs sing during the ceremony, and those two elements combined really reflected them as a couple. Oh, and the groom completely lost it when my friend walked down the aisle to his song. Swoon. -ANDREA

A wedding reception in our family started off with a surprise appearance by a fabulous Lady Gaga impersonator. Watching her and five burly, mesh-and-leather-clad backup dancers own the dance floor in an upscale ballroom, surrounded by their fairly traditional families (some of whom were probably attending their first same-sex wedding ever) instantly set the tone for the rest of the night. It was a blast! -SHERRY >>

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At a friend’s wedding, the groom rode through his baraat procession on an ice cream truck (traditionally in India, it’s done on a horse or elephant). I thought his twist was really unique and matched the fun of the rest of the day. -MAT T

I attended an outdoor wedding in October, and it ended up being freezing that day. They provided hot apple cider for guests to enjoy while waiting for the ceremony to begin. It was so thoughtful and helped everyone’s hands stay warm. -HANNAH

When my best friend got married, her mom gifted her with a beautiful charm that had a picture of her father on it (he passed away when she was very young). It was on a ribbon, and when her flowers were delivered to the room before the ceremony, her mom gave it to her to wrap around her bouquet. There was seriously not a dry eye in the room—even the florist was tearing up! -SAMANTHA dancing gents

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At a friend’s wedding a couple of years ago, there was a particularly special moment when it came time for the father-daughter dance. My friend had lost her dad many years before, so she took the time to make a small speech in his honor, then explained she would be dancing with the men who have helped her throughout life. She danced with her uncle, her grandfather and, finally, her brother. When he stepped forward to cut in for the last dance, everyone was teary. It was emotional to witness the bond they had, and to feel their love and loss in one moment. -ANDY guests on parade

fixer upper

I was at a wedding recently where the groom’s father had passed away a few years before. His dad had enjoyed fixing up vintage cars as a pastime, and the groom had inherited one of them that he hadn’t finished before he died. Little did he know, his mom secretly had it fixed up and parked in the front of the church for when the ceremony ended. The groom was floored when he came out—they drove to their reception in it! -STEPH

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For her wedding reception exit, my best friend hired an 8-piece brass percussion band to lead guests from the venue to the after-party spot four blocks away. The musicians were instructed to play crowd-pleasing ’90s hits like Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” while all us guests trailed behind them. Everyone was too happy and wrapped up in the moment to even notice the freezing temperatures outside (it was the middle of winter!)— we were too busy reliving our glory days together. -ESTHER

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Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey Marriage License Requirements

GUIDELINES FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE In Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, the legal age for marriage is 18 years old. Couples ages 16 or 17 must have parental consent. The couple must apply for and sign the license together, and in New Jersey, they must be accompanied by a witness who is at least 18 years old and has known them for at least six months. Either a valid photo ID or birth certificate and Social Security card (depending on the location) will be required. Pennsylvania and Delaware residents can obtain a license from their county. New Jersey residents must obtain the license in the township where the bride resides, and if only the groom is a resident, it must be obtained from where either party resides. In all states, nonresidents must obtain the license in the county or town where they will marry. Some locations require knowledge of parents’ residency and place of birth. In Pennsylvania there is a three-day waiting period to obtain the license, which is valid for 60 days in that state. In New Jersey there is a threeday waiting period to obtain the license, which is valid for 30 days in that state. In Delaware in-state residents must wait 24 hours; out-of-state couples must wait 96 hours to obtain the license, which is valid for 30 days in the state of Delaware. If either party has been previously married, he or she may be asked to present a divorce decree or death certificate. No general health requirements or blood tests are needed. All offices are open Monday through Friday. Cost and method of payment varies by location. Please call ahead to get all of the details. WHERE TO APPLY PENNSYLVANIA • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adams County Clerk of Court 117 Baltimore St., Rm. 103 Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 337-9806 x234 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Allegheny County Department of Court Records 414 Grant St., Fl. 1 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 350-4180 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; 8:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m., W

Register of Wills 810 3rd St. Beaver, PA 15009 (724) 770-4550 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Berks County Register of Wills 633 Court St., Fl. 2 Reading, PA 19601 (610) 478-6617 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Bucks County Register of Wills 55 E. Court St., Fl. 3 Doylestown, PA 18901 (215) 348-6271 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Fayette County

Perry County

Register of Wills 124 W. Diamond St., Fl. L Butler, PA 16003 (724) 284-5379 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Register of Wills 61 E. Main St. Uniontown, PA 15401 (724) 430-1206 8 a.m.–noon, 1–3:45 p.m.

Recording Office 2 E. Main St. New Bloomfield, PA 17068 (717) 582-2131 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Chester County

Franklin County

Marriage License Department 201 W. Market St., Ste. 2200 West Chester, PA 19380 (610) 344-6335 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Clerk of Court 157 Lincoln Way E., Fl. 2 Chambersburg, PA 17201 (717) 261-3805 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Cumberland County Register of Wills 1 Court House Sq., Rm. 102 Carlisle, PA 17013 (717) 240-6345 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Dauphin County Register of Wills 101 Market St., Rm. 103 Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 780-6507 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Delaware County Register of Wills 201 W. Front St. Media, PA 19063 (610) 891-4548 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Lancaster County Register of Wills 50 N. Duke St., Fl. 2 Lancaster, PA 17608 (717) 295-3522 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Lebanon County Register of Wills 400 S. 8th St., Rm. 105 Lebanon, PA 17042 (717) 228-4415 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Montgomery County Register of Wills 1 Montgomery Plz., Fl. 4 Norristown, PA 19404 (610) 278-3414 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Philadelphia County Marriage License Bureau City Hall, Rm. 415 Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 686-2233 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M, T, Th., F; 8:30 a.m.– 7:30 p.m., W

Washington County Register of Wills 1 S. Main St., Ste. 1002 Washington, PA 15301 (724) 228-6775 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Westmoreland County Register of Wills 2 N. Main St., Ste. 301 Greensburg, PA 15601 (724) 830-3177 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

York County Clerk of Orphans’ Court 45 N. George St., Fl. 2 York, PA 17401 (717) 771-9615 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

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New Castle County Clerk of the Peace 800 N. French St., Fl. 2 Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 395-7780 9 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m.

Kent County Clerk of the Peace 555 Bay Rd. Dover, DE 19901 (302) 744-2346 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

Sussex County Clerk of the Peace 2 The Circle, Rm. 268 Georgetown, DE 19947 (302) 855-7834 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Atlantic County Bureau of Vital Statistics City Hall, Rm. 105 Atlantic City, NJ 08401 (609) 347-5410 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Burlington County Registrar of Vital Statistics 23 Washington St. Mount Holly, NJ 08060 (609) 845-1102 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Salem County City Clerk 17 New Market St. Salem, NJ 08079 (856) 935-0373 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Gloucester County Office of Vital Statistics 33 Delaware St. Woodbury, NJ 08096 (856) 845-1300 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m (by appointment only)

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Beaver County

Butler County

Although The Knot strives to provide accurate information, we assume no responsibility for changes since publication. Please confirm all details with your local licensing bureau and inform us of updates or errors at licenseinfo@ theknot.com.

Camden County Office of Vital Statistics 520 Market St., Fl. 1, Rm. 103 Camden, NJ 08101 (856) 757-7086 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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GUIDELINES FOR ANNOUNCING YOUR WEDDING IN THE LOCAL PAPERS Photographs may be submitted to accompany the announcement; however, instant photos or color copies are not acceptable. In some instances, photographs may be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the announcement. Call to get all of the details before submitting.

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Beaver County Times

(724) 775-3200 x124 Attn: Your News 400 Fair Ave. Beaver, PA 15009

Announcements are published on a spaceavailable basis every Wednesday.

Form: No; submit information online.

The cost is $40 per 100 words; $15 for 50 extra words.

Bucks County Courier Times

(215) 949-4000 Attn: Celebrate Life 145 Easton Rd. Horsham, PA 19044

Submit info up to a year after wedding.

Form: Optional Photos will be returned with SASE.

Fees range from $115 to $155 and includes a photo.

Butler Eagle

(724) 282-8000 x253 Attn: Focus Dept. PO Box 271 Butler, PA 16003

Submit info two weeks prior to the desired Wednesday publication. Announcements published on a space- available basis.

Form: Yes Photos will be returned with SASE.

The cost is $35.

Chester County Daily Local News

(610) 430-2952 250 N. Bradford Ave. West Chester, PA 19382

Submit info on Wednesday, one week prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Fees range from free to $129 depending on size.

Courier-Post (New Jersey)

(856) 486-2952 Attn: Weddings/ Civil Unions PO Box 5300 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Submit info two weeks prior to the desired Thursday publication. Published on a spaceavailable basis.

Form: Yes; available online. Photos returned with SASE.

The cost is $49.95.

Delaware County Daily Times

(610) 622-8800 500 Mildred Ave. Primos, PA 19018

Submit info three to four weeks prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes

The cost is $50 for a basic announcement with photo; additional lines cost $1.50 each.

Gettysburg Times

(717) 334-1131 PO Box 3669 Gettysburg, PA 17325

Submissions are accepted up to six months after the wedding date.

Form: Yes

There is no charge for this service.

Herald-Standard

(724) 439-7510 8-18 E. Church St. Uniontown, PA 15401

Submit every Sunday.

Form: Yes

Fees are $30 for 125 words and one photo, or $50 for 250 words and two photos.

The Intelligencer

(215) 345-3010 333 N. Broad St. Doylestown, PA 18901

Submissions are accepted up to a year.

Form: Optional Photos returned with SASE.

Fees range from $115 to $155.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

(717) 291-8611 PO Box 1328 Lancaster, PA 17608–1328

Must submit info no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday before the desired Sunday publication date.

Form: Yes; LancasterOnline.com

Cost is free for the first 3 column inches and $25 for each additional inch.

News Journal (Delaware)

(302) 324-2308 Attn: Celebrations/Advertising PO Box 15505 Wilmington, DE 19850

Submit info on Tuesday, one week prior to the desired Sunday publication.

Form: Yes; available online.

Fees range from $85 to $299.

Philadelphia Inquirer

(215) 854-5362 Attn: Celebrations Desk 400 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19130

Must submit info before the first wedding anniversary.

Form: Yes Photos returned with SASE.

Packages range from $75 to $525.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

(412) 263-1185 Attn: Celebrations 34 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Info must be submitted by noon on the Thursday prior to the desired Tuesday publication.

Form: Yes

Call for pricing.

Tribune-Review

(724) 836-5750 Attn: Style Dept. 622 Cabin Hill Dr. Greensburg, PA 15601

Submit info within three months of the wedding.

Form: Yes Photos returned with SASE.

There is no charge for this service.

York Daily Record & York Dispatch

(717) 505-4778 Attn: Celebrations 1891 Loucks Rd. York, PA 17408

None

Form: Yes Photos returned with SASE.

The cost is $48 for a 4-inch column; $12 for each additional inch.

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hills, makes the perfect setting for your unforgettable day. Floor-to-ceiling windows cast light on the exposed beams, chandeliers and stone wall, overlooking the courtyard and pond below. Bride and groom suites complete this breathtaking venue. capacity 260 | price $$

the booking house allenberry resort

1559 Boiling Springs Rd., Boiling Springs, PA (717) 258-3211 | weddings@allenberry.com Allenberry.com Settled in a grove by the iconic Yellow Breeches Creek, Allenberry possesses a history as beautiful as its grounds. Allenberry offers a versatile set of event sites surrounded by timeless structures, lush woodlands and sparkling waterways—making it the exemplary location for your next destination event. capacity 250 | price $$$

the atrium

1031 New Castle Road, Prospect, PA (724) 865-2830 | info@theatriumonline.com TheAtriumOnline.com Whether held in one of our greenhouses, the outdoor gazebo, patio garden or main hall, a wedding at The Atrium is truly distinctive. We offer a full range of services, menu selections, and a creative and friendly staff. All of these combine to make your wedding dreams come true.

210 South Penn Street, Manheim, PA (717) 664-0503 info@thebookinghousemanheim.com TheBookingHouseManheim.com Spend your entire wedding day with us! The Booking House is the premier modern warehouse wedding venue in central Pennsylvania. We have three unique levels for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions for up to 250 people with an on-site bridal suite, groomsmen cigar lounge and all furniture included! capacity 250 | price $$

brick gables

800 East Newport Road, Lititz, PA (717) 627-0080 | info@brickgables.com BrickGables.com The elegant, rustic barn sits in the small town of Lititz. With space for both your ceremony and reception, we can customize your needs at a reasonable price. Come experience the exquisite brickwork and towering beams as you dream of your perfect wedding! capacity 300 | price $$

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the bally spring inn

90 Airport Road, Barto, PA (610) 505-6997 BallySpringInn.com/weddings Enjoy our completely restored 1800s barn to celebrate with your friends and family. The Bally Spring Inn offers superb food and service in addition to a beautiful property of 26 acres for limitless picture opportunities. Hosting your wedding here will leave you feeling like you’re a member of the family. capacity 200 | price $$$

bella sera event villa

414 Morganza Rd., Canonsburg, PA (724) 745-5575 | weddings@bellaserapgh.com BellaSeraPgh.com Inspired by Italian design, a passion for great food and exceptional service, Bella Sera—The Event Villa, provides the perfect canvas for your intimate gathering or grand celebration, delivering an unforgettable experience. Every time.

396 Williamstown Road, Winslow, NJ (856) 629-4545 Brigalias.com Brigalias is a full-service, family-run catering facility with over 40 years of experience. The elegant, romantic atmosphere combined with magnificent grounds makes Brigalias a perfect choice for your special day. Your wedding is once in a lifetime; our passion and dedication will make it memorable. capacity 300+ | price $$$

brookside country club

850 North Adams Street, Pottstown, PA (610) 323-4520 | info@brooksidepottstown.com BrooksidePottstown.com Montgomery County’s hidden gem, Brookside Country Club provides the elegant, romantic setting for your dream wedding day. Our fine reputation is proudly built on our incredible food and impeccable service. Your every detail will be handled with great care during the planning process and on your day! capacity 220 | price $$

capacity 400+ | price $$$

bluestone estate

30A Refton Rd., Willow Street, PA (717) 333-5665 | events@bluestoneestate.com BluestoneEstate.com The newly rebuilt venue, surrounded by acres of rolling

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cameron estate inn

1855 Mansion Lane, Mount Joy, PA (717) 492-0111 ceiweddings@cameronestateinn.com CameronEstateInn.com The historic Cameron Estate Inn specializes in fully

customized weddings in a secluded country venue. We have several settings to host your indoor or outdoor event with several creatively designed packages from which to choose. We also offer bridal teas, showers, brunches, and rehearsal dinners. capacity 275 | price $$

celebrations

Bucks County, PA (215) 244-4400 | CelebrationsWeddings.com Where dreams come true. Celebrations helps you realize your dream through our variety of services, like on-site wedding assistance and our New York style weddings that include ice sculptures, floral centerpieces, stretch limo service, five hours of top shelf open bar, and much more. capacity 400+ | price $$$

cescaphe

(215) 238-5750 Cescaphe.com We are Philadelphia’s premier wedding brand. Our team of trendsetting experts coordinates extraordinary celebrations at six distinctively unique, gorgeously appointed venues throughout Philadelphia—Cescaphe Ballroom, Tendenza, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works and The Lucy.

children’s museum

10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 322-5058 EXT. 211 | events@pittsburghkids.org PittsburghKids.org/rentals For a unique and memorable venue for your wedding celebration that’s sure to delight you and your guests, consider the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Whether it’s an intimate reception or a lavish wedding, the Museum will add elegance to your special day with its unique, award-winning architecture. capacity 230 | price $$$

city winery philadelphia

937 Market St., Philadelphia, PA philadelphiaevents@citywinery.com CityWinery.com/philadelphia Host your wedding in urban wine country! Our versatile spaces can be transformed to accommodate your taste and personality, creating a breathtaking experience that is a reflection of you. Contact us today! City Winery Events is ready to help you plan and coordinate this memorable occasion! capacity 250 | price $$$

colonial golf & tennis club

4901 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA (717) 657-3212 EXT. 150 events@colonialgolftennis.com ColonialGolfTennis.com Our venue is Harrisburg’s best-kept secret! From indoor or outdoor wedding ceremonies to receptions, showers and rehearsal dinners, we’ll make your dreams a reality.

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Devon, Pennsylvania

Experience Historic Charm and Timeless Elegance Hilltop House is a converted 200-year-old farmhouse situated atop a picturesque 23-acre Devon hillside. The beauty surrounding this former country manor estate of William N. Wilbur, of the renowned Wilbur Chocolates confectionery empire, makes the perfect backdrop to capture memories of your special event. The formal gardens and breathtaking views, along with the manor’s large, easily accessible rooms and covered terrace, will provide up to 240 guests an unforgettable experience. Hilltop House is located on the Main Line within minutes of Philadelphia and all major routes. Hotel accommodations are available nearby.

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cork factory hotel

480 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA (717) 735-2075 | weddings@corkfactoryhotel.com CorkFactoryHotel.com Cork Factory Hotel offers many possibilities for your special day with our warm event spaces, extensive catering menus, custom wedding cake design, comfortable overnight guest accommodations and more. Our event specialists will help you orchestrate the wedding of your dreams. capacity 250 | price $$

crystal room & terrace room

139 Pittsburgh Rd., Butler, PA (724) 287-6761 | CrystalRoomButler.com We offer elegant weddings with affordable pricing. capacity 300+ | price $$

fairmont pittsburgh

510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 773-8903 natalie.weiss@fairmont.com Fairmont.com/pittsburgh Whether hosting an intimate ceremony or a lavish reception, Fairmont Pittsburgh’s contemporary and elegant spaces set the stage for an extraordinary day. Work with our experienced team to create the wedding of your dreams at downtown Pittsburgh’s premier wedding venue. capacity 350 | price $$$

the farmhouse

5600 Old Capitol Trail, Wilmington, DE (302) 999-8477 info@thefarmhousede.com TheFarmhouseDE.com The Farmhouse provides an intimate setting for your wedding, all in one convenient location, plus an all-inclusive package for stress-free planning. The historic estate boasts an outdoor ceremony site, four acres of manicured grounds and gardens, and a large wraparound deck overlooking a gazebo bar.

the franklin institute

222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA (215) 448-1165 rentals@fi.edu FI.edu/weddings Celebrate your wedding ceremony in the Fels Planetarium, under the stars. Enjoy cocktails in our interactive exhibits. Dine in the sophistication and elegance of the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial Hall, and enjoy the innovative cuisine of our exclusive caterer, Frog Commissary. capacity 350 | price $$$$

general warren

9 Old Lancaster Road, Malvern, PA (610) 296-3637 | info@generalwarren.com GeneralWarren.com This 18th century inn with award-winning cuisine has a beautiful setting for lawn and garden ceremonies and receptions, all-seasons terrace and historic dining rooms—perfect for intimate weddings, rehearsals or outdoor receptions. Eight guest suites are available for honeymoons or wedding parties. capacity 125 | price $$

capacity 190 | price $$

duck hollow golf club

374 Duck Hollow Road, Uniontown, PA (724) 439-3150 julia@duckhollowgolfclub.com DuckHollowGolfClub.com With unparalleled mountainous views of our golf course and a beautiful, rustic banquet facility, Duck Hollow Golf Club is perfect for every bride! We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and a phenomenal culinary staff that will impress you and your guests long after the wedding. capacity 200 | price $$

finley catering company

100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA (215) 627-5100 | info@finleycatering.com FinleyCatering.com Finley Catering Company was established in 1976. We are the exclusive caterers to the Ballroom at the Ben, Crystal Tea Room and Union Trust, plus the new Ellis Preserve! Thank you for considering Finley Catering for your special occasion. We welcome you to contact us for more information.

graeme park

859 Country Line Road, Horsham, PA (215) 915-9453 GraemePark.org Graeme Park will delight your guests with its casual elegance, grace and country charm. This National Historic Landmark is in the heart of suburban Philadelphia—only minutes from the Pennsylvania turnpike—but once on the spacious 42-acre grounds, you will feel as if you are miles from civilization. capacity 250 | price $$

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durham springs, culinary event center

5065 Lehnenberg Road, Kintnersville, PA (484) 907-2100 DurhamSprings.com The chic new venue in Upper Bucks County sits on 33-plus acres in a lush valley. The Durham Suite and Cascade Suite feature a wall of windows with dramatic views. This is the charm of the country with the sophistication of the city—the perfect setting wrapped in culinary excellence and thorough service. capacity 300+ | price $$$

excelsior

125 East King Street, Lancaster, PA (717) 715-5957 | ExcelsiorLancaster.com Unlike anything you may have seen, this multifaceted property combines elegant, classical architectural features blended with modern design throughout various connecting spaces. Refreshing outdoor areas and enchanting brewer’s catacombs enhance the experience, creating a venue for any event in any season. capacity 260 | price $$$

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flourtown country club

150 McCloskey Road, Flourtown, PA (215) 233-1550 dthomas@flourtowncc.com FlourtownCC.com Our vintage-chic stone building is a perfect romantic backdrop for your wedding. From the spacious ballroom with picturesque views to the veranda overlooking our beautiful golf course, your wedding will be everything you dreamed it would be. Your day. Your way. capacity 300 | price $$

foxchase golf club

2 mi off I-76 PA Tpke. Exit 286, 300 Stevens Rd., Stevens, PA (717) 336-3673 | FoxchaseGolf.com Foxchase can accommodate your reception inside or outside. The elegant Palmer Room offers a panoramic view of the picturesque golf course. Our covered pavilion in the woods offers a beautiful waterfall, providing a one-of-a-kind outdoor setting that is unmatched in Lancaster County. capacity 225 | price $$

the grand estate at hidden acres

399 Ford City Road, Freeport, PA (724) 295-1500 innkeeper@thegrandestateresort.com TheGrandEstateResort.com At The Grand Estate at Hidden Acres wedding venue, we are experts at customizing small and large wedding packages for you, from your rehearsal dinner by a fire poolside to the formal or casual dinner receptions that will be after your personalized ceremony under a spacious white tent. capacity 300 | price $$

the grove at centerton

1022 Almond Road, Pittsgrove, NJ (856) 358- 3325 info@thegroveevents.com GroveatCenterton.com Nestled in the quaint woods of Parvin State Park and set among the rich farm country of Salem County, The Grove offers a distinctive traditional design accented with rustic farmhouse style, seasonally inspired cuisine and five unique spaces for grand celebrations. capacity 400+ | price $$

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harry’s savoy ballroom

2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE (302) 475-3000 HarrysWeddings.com Perfect weddings begin at Harry’s. Welcome to Harry’s Savoy Ballroom. Our facility can entertain any event you desire, from weddings to rehearsal dinners and showers. Harry’s fulfills your every need with top quality, awardwinning service and cuisine. Minutes from Philadelphia in tax-free Delaware. capacity 250 | price $$

hilltop house

(610) 341-3928 | mdepiano@easttown.org HilltopDevon.com See formal gardens and breathtaking views! This manor’s large, easily accessible rooms and covered terrace will provide up to 240 guests an unforgettable experience. Hilltop House is located on the Main Line within minutes of Philadelphia and all major routes. Hotel accommodations are available nearby. capacity 240 | price $$

historic acres of hershey

3425 Old Hershey Road, Elizabethtown, PA (717) 298-6340 HistoricAcres.com Historic Acres of Hershey offers rustic elegance and timeless beauty for any bridal couple. Dance the night away under the glow of gorgeous chandeliers, indulge in the romantic ambiance of the large stone fireplace and enjoy indoor/outdoor reception options with our versatile four-seasons pavilion.

Lancaster, PA | 717.735.1500 SplintsandDaisies.com

capacity 250 | price $$

historic ashland

capacity 150 | price $$$

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6219 Lincoln Highway, Wrightsville, PA (717) 740-0090 info@historicashlandevents.com HistoricAshlandEvents.com This private estate is completely renovated with four outdoor ceremony options and a fully restored barn offering 10,000 square feet of climate-controlled event space. Included is a full-day experience in our bridal suite and salon with private dressing rooms, bathrooms and balcony overlooking the estate.

• Minimum 8 dozen Fancy Donuts for a Tiered Donut Cake • Select from our seasonal Fancy Donut Menu, as well as our Special Event Menu

historic rock ford plantation

881 Rockford Road, Lancaster, PA (717) 799-8751 | rentals@rockfordplantation.org RockFordPlantation.org/weddings This scenic 33-acre estate, circa 1794, is minutes from downtown Lancaster. Our climate-controlled 18th-century barn serves as the perfect event facility for your special day.

• On-site builds in and around Philadelphia

Email Rachael at info@federaldonuts.com

capacity 250 | price $$

hollyhedge estate

6987 Upper York Road, New Hope, PA (215) 862-3136 | (800) 378-4496

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hotel du pont

42 W. 11th St., Wilmington, DE (302) 594-3122 HotelduPont.com Imagine your perfect wedding day, and let our attentive professionals ensure your dreams become a reality. The historic Hotel du Pont exudes elegant sophistication and magnificent artistry, from the du Barry Room’s imported crystal chandelier to the Gold Ballroom’s opulent carvings dedicated to love. capacity 275 | price $$$

the inn at leola village

38 Deborah Drive, Leola, PA (717) 656-7002 TheInnatLeolaVillage.com The Inn at Leola Village offers a serene and genuinely rural setting. Exchange vows in one of the outdoor ceremony sites surrounded by herbs and perennial flowers or hold the ceremony indoors. Celebrate the rest of the day in one of the hotel’s event spaces, all of which impart a European ambience. capacity 250 | price $$$

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joseph ambler inn

1005 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA (215) 362-7500 | abaron@josephamblerinn.com JosephAmblerInn.com Surrounded by 12 acres of lush lawn and gardens, the Joseph Ambler Inn offers an extraordinarily romantic setting for your special day. Our award-winning cuisine, elegant event space and professional full-service staff will help to make your wedding day truly magical. capacity 200 | price $$$

liberty mountain resort

78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, PA (717) 642-8282 sales@libertymountainresort.com LibertyMountainResort.com Our beautiful mountain setting located in the Catoctin Mountains is the perfect backdrop for your special day. With three ceremony locations and three reception venues to choose from, we have one to fit your style.

Gettysburg. Superior service and flawless attention to detail at an affordable price. Lakeside ceremonies, outdoor and indoor receptions. Beautifully appointed private cottages and a professional team to guide you from beginning to end.

685 Camp Gettysburg Road, Gettysburg, PA (717) 642-2500 denise@thelodgesatgettysburg.com TheLodgesAtGettysburg.com The Lodges offers breathtaking views of historic

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merion caterers

1901 US Route 130 South, Cinnaminson, NJ (856) 829-2111 | TheMerion.com The Merion is the premier catering facility in South Jersey. With marbleized columns, a magnificent hallway, a grand staircase and four ballrooms there is nothing else like it. Each ballroom has its own décor, all differing from one another to satisfy the tastes of all. capacity 400+ | price $$

mount airy casino resort spa

312 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono, PA (877) 682-4791 | drohaly@mtairycasino.com MountAiryCasino.com Mount Airy Casino Resort Spa is Pennsylvania’s first AAA Four-Diamond casino resort. The property’s amenities further enhance the resort as an events and wedding destination with a full-service spa, celebrity chef restaurants, 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pool, casino and nightclub. capacity 750 | price $$

mulberry art studios

19-21 North Mulberry Street, Lancaster, PA (717) 295-1949 | mulberryartstudios@comcast.net MulberryArtStudios.com Originally built as a bakery in the early 1900s, Mulberry Art Studios is a unique ceremony and reception venue (250 max). Enjoy our hardwood floors, exposed beams, brick walls, premier art collection, elegant linens and fine china. For showers (60 max), choose our newest venue, Mulberry on King. capacity 250 | price $$

north hills country club

North Hills (Glenside), PA (215) 887-8030 mark.walsh@clubcorp.com NorthHills-CC.com North Hills Country Club boasts 110 years worth of elegant, memorable weddings. We have versatile space that includes the newly renovated Fairway Ballroom overlooking our picturesque first tee ceremony space. Experience our wonderful food and hospitality, beautiful grounds and famous 40-foot-long bar. capacity 250 | price $$$

capacity 300 | price $$$

the lodges at gettysburg

final dance, our personal touch is truly special for you and your guests. Our award-winning golf course is the perfect backdrop to your outdoor ceremony or wedding photos.

old york road country club

801 Tennis Avenue, Ambler, PA (215) 643-0180 jason.equi@oyrcc.com OYRCC.com Best wishes as you plan your special day! From a cocktail hour on our beautiful garden patio to your

omni william penn hotel

530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 281-7100 | OmniHotels.com/pittsburgh Host your big day in a setting that has charmed guests since 1916, the Omni William Penn Hotel. This Pittsburgh legend has hosted everyone from movie stars to politicians, and it continues to impress with outstanding service, delectable cuisine and more. Let us help you create your moment in history. capacity 400+ | price $$$

outer banks wedding association

hello@obxwa.com | OBXWA.com The Outer Banks Wedding Association is the premier resource for couples seeking a destination wedding on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. With over 300 members strong, our wedding professionals can cater to any wedding style through their unparalleled local knowledge and expertise.

pen ryn estate

1601 State Road, Bensalem, PA (215) 633-0600 | catering@penrynestate.com PenRynEstate.com Enjoy the charm of this historic Bucks County estate overlooking the Delaware River. Our bridal coordinators will assist you with every detail from a ceremony in the gardens to exquisite menu and party planning in Pen Ryn Mansion and neighboring Belle Voir Manor. capacity 350 | price $$

penn oaks golf club

150 Penn Oaks Drive, West Chester, PA (610) 399-0501 | PennOaksGolfClub.com Tucked away on historical, impeccably manicured grounds, with a whimsical 150-year-old Chinese cherry tree, Penn Oaks provides a simply perfect backdrop. Hosting one wedding at a time, Penn Oaks’ exemplary service and delicious cuisine has brides traveling from all over the tri-state region. capacity 400+ | price $$

the pennsylvanian

Pittsburgh, PA (412) 201-1100 | events@thepennsylvanian.com ThePennsylvanian.com Amazing details make this historic space exceptional. The Grand Hall features arched openings, marble floors, ornate walls and 40-foot ceilings capped with a stunning skylight. The Rotunda is a spectacular outdoor location with terra cotta archways and hand-laid brick flooring. Reserve your piece of history. capacity 400+ | price $$$

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pittsburgh marriott north

100 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA (724) 779-4212 emily.stas@marriott.com PittsburghMarriottNorth.com Dream weddings don’t just happen, they’re planned. The Pittsburgh Marriott North is a place where a girl’s dream wedding becomes reality. Relying on experience, training and tradition, Marriott’s certified wedding planner provides valuable assistance and handles the smallest of details for your special day. capacity 500 | price $$

pnc park

115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 325-4467 | jaclene.domenick@pirates.com Pirates.com/pncparkevents You already know PNC Park is the “Best Ballpark in America,” but did you know it is also the perfect venue for your next event? From weddings to rehearsal dinners to parties, PNC Park has the right space to accommodate any event. capacity 250 | price $$$

radnor valley country club

555 Sproul Road, Villanova, PA (610) 688-9450 EXT. 130 bcunningham@radnorvalleycc.com RadnorValleyCC.com The Radnor Valley Country Club’s clubhouse is a beautiful 1907 Georgian-style mansion. We are one of the Main Line’s premier country clubs offering fine cuisine and world-class service in an elegant setting. Our professional staff will be happy to meet with you and assist you in planning your wedding!

rivers casino

777 Casino Dr., Pittsburgh, PA (412) 566-4486 | events@rushst.com EventsatRiversCasino.com Rivers Casino offers indoor and outdoor wedding venues with riverfront and skyline views. The ballroom, customizable to fit any size party, is ideal for intimate gatherings or large wedding celebrations. Rivers’ dedicated catering staff offers a diverse menu and custom, hand-decorated cakes. capacity 600 | price $$

springfield country club

400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, PA (610) 690-7600 jrickards@springfieldcountryclub.net SpringfieldCC.net Springfield Country Club is your destination wedding venue! We truly have it all—unparalleled service, customized packages, innovative menus, elegant ballrooms, indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and firstclass on-site amenities including hotel, spa, restaurant, bar and public golf course. capacity 1,000+ | price $$$

stoltzfus homestead and gardens

3716 East Newport Road, Gordonville, PA (717) 768-8801 weddings@stoltzfushomestead.com StoltzfusHomestead.com This rustic, romantic venue combines the elegance of two preserved historical barns and the timelessness of beautiful gardens and grounds. A lighted outdoor lounge area for an evening fire, lawn games and dancing make this the perfect venue for those couples looking for an extraordinary wedding day! capacity 200 | price $$

capacity 300 | price $$

9601 Third Ave., Stone Harbor, NJ (609) 368- 0100 | info@reedsresort.com ReedsatShelterHaven.com An intimate bayside setting with simple elegance and coastal-chic design, The Reeds is the most desirable wedding destination at the southern New Jersey shore, complete with stunning views, luxurious accommodations and all-new resort and spa amenities to fulfill your wedding day dreams. capacity 220 | price $$$

river house at odette’s

274 S. River Rd., New Hope, PA (267) 740-2362 | info@riverhousenewhope.com RiverHouseNewHope.com Edgy yet elegant, the River House is culturally rich and highly stylized, complete with sweeping riverfront views, perfectly curated furnishings and vibrant local art that pays homage to New Hope’s history and charm. The River House is slated to debut in early 2020. capacity 220 | price $$$

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stroudsmoor country inn

Stroudsburg, PA (570) 421-6431 EXT. 420 | (800) 955-8663 EXT. 420 Stroudsmoor.com Stroudsmoor Country Inn has been making wedding history for more than three decades, offering a team of professionals to assist with every detail and six dedicated event venues to suit your style and budget. Your wedding vision comes true at Stroudsmoor. capacity 350 | price $$

uniontown country club

25 Bailey Lane, Uniontown, PA (724) 550-4258 julia@uniontowncountryclub.com UniontownCountryClub.com Embracing tradition. Exceeding expectations. capacity 250 | price $$

the university club

123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 648-0037 | jtransue@pc.pitt.edu | UC.Pitt.edu Located in the heart of the University of Pittsburgh’s

capacity 220+ | price $$$

valley forge casino resort

1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA (610) 768-3215 | weddings@vfcasino.com ValleyForgeWeddings.com Entertain your “I do” at Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia with a full resort experience including two hotel towers, three bars, multiple dining options, live music venues and so much more. Located across from the beautiful National Historical Park, your wedding will be just as historic! capacity 400+ | price $$

valley green inn

Valley Green Rd. at Wissahickon Creek, Philadelphia, PA (215) 247-1730 | ValleyGreenInn.com The inviting atmosphere of Philadelphia’s last roadhouse is complimented by the romantic setting of the Wissahickon Creek and the valley in which it’s cradled. The Valley Green Inn is literally one of the city’s best kept secrets, available to customize your wedding and special occasion packages year-round. capacity 180 | price $$$

the waterfall

3416 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE (302) 792-2600 WaterfallBanquets.com Minutes from the heart of Philadelphia, The Waterfall is one of Delaware’s most elegant catering facilities, featuring two exquisite ballrooms with dance floors that accommodate parties of up to 500 people. See the grand hallway, blown-glass chandeliers and ceiling décor above the marble flooring.

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campus, the University Club’s beautifully renovated 1923 building seamlessly blends old-world elegance with every modern amenity. A reception on our stunning rooftop terrace will have guests talking about your wedding for years to come!

capacity 500 | price $$

waynesborough country club

(610) 296-2122 EXT. 209 brides@wcc1965.org WCC1965.org The Clubhouse at Waynesborough was designed to capture the essence of an original Chester County manor house. Our world-class golf course is surrounded by exquisitely manicured grounds for a flawless photo backdrop. Our outstanding service and extraordinary cuisine will ensure your day is unforgettable. capacity 250 | price $$

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white chimneys

5117 Lincoln Hwy., Gap, PA (717) 442-1037 weddings@whitechimneys.com WhiteChimneys.com Let us create the wedding of your dreams with old world elegance in an early American setting. Our pergola and rose garden are ready to host you and your guests. Come. Sit by the fountain. Smell the roses. Let’s decide how you will spend the most memorable day of your life. Dreams do come true!

the Battle of Gettysburg. Expert care has been used to maintain the integrity and rustic features this spacious barn has to offer, holding 220 guests at an affordable rate. capacity 220 | price $$

bridal fashion & beauty

312 Moyers Grove Road, Wapwallopen, PA (570) 714-4832 whitewoodswedding@gmail.com Whitewoods.com Whitewoods is a beautiful venue surrounded by towering pines and cozy cottages. Guests will delight at our natural landscape, rustic décor and well-appointed accommodations. We also boast a year-round enclosed and heated outdoor ceremony pavilion, as well as beautiful views of the mountains. capacity 225 | price $$

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william penn inn

Route 202 & Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd, PA (215) 699-9272 WilliamPennInn.com Like nowhere else...perfect from day one. European ambiance, imaginative menus, personal service and flawless coordination for up to 250 guests. Complete wedding packages from $77 per person, plus tax and gratuities. capacity 250 | price $$$

the willows at historic strasburg

Strasburg, PA (717) 687-7979 EXT. 2 WillowsHistoricStrasburg.com Tucked away in the rolling fields, you can host a cozy, intimate party or a large celebration in our charmed space full of roaring fireplaces and lofty ceilings. It’s more than an event space—it’s a storied destination within a beautiful landscape. When you see the willow, you know you’ve made it. capacity 300 | price $$$

wilson’s bittersweet barn

590 Dicks Dam Road, New Oxford, PA (717) 624-7116 wilsonsbittersweetbarn@yahoo.com Facebook.com/wilsonsbittersweetbarn Constructed in 1817, this spacious family-owned-andoperated aged brick structure was built prior to the Civil War and was likely used as a staging area during

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asado

asado@eatgaucho.com | EatGaucho.com/asado Specializing in live-fire cooking, Asado, by Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, offers customized menus with an emphasis on seasonal, farm-to-fire cooking exhibitions. We are honored to participate in your special day, cultivating memories that last a lifetime.

capacity 220 | price $$

whitewoods

cakes & caterers

cure de repos

8133 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA CUREdeRepos.com Expect to be delighted by exceptional customer service, customized treatments and products that are sought after, however niche and hard to find. Your skin care experience will be personalized, fun and filled with knowledge. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

federal donuts

exquisite bride

karen spire catering and events

Murrysville and Gibsonia (724) 327-4337 | (724) 443-0400 exquisitebridals@aol.com TheExquisiteBride.com Our intimate, full-service bridal boutique places an emphasis on customer service, carrying a wide selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride and special occasion dresses from industry-leading designers including Maggie Sottero, Casablanca, Sottero & Midgley, Eddy K. and more!

jko beauty

Philadelphia area and beyond (646) 334-8232 jkobeauty@gmail.com JKoBeauty.com JKo Beauty provides award-winning, on-location services. Owner Jennifer Kochenour is a licensed and published makeup artist who has worked with brides for over 20 years. She is known for creating flawless complexions and enhancing the natural beauty of her brides on their big day.

info@federaldonuts.com | FederalDonuts.com We’re a donut, chicken and coffee shop that specializes in cake batter donuts and twice-fried chicken. We started out as a single store and turned into a Philly favorite in no time, with six locations to date! We’ve been a staple in the Philly diet for the last seven years, as well as a must-have at weddings!

149 Greenwood Ave., Ambler, PA (215) 738-1860 | karen@karenspire.com KarenSpire.com Established in 1999, Karen Spire Catering is a fullservice, off-premise catering company with a reputation for fantastic food and excellent service. Karen Spire, executive chef and owner, creates a personal relationship with each client, ensuring that every detail is perfect for your occasion.

rettew’s catering

(717) 665-9200 | info@rettewscatering.com RettewsCatering.com All you need is love—we’ll take care of the rest. Our focus is on delicious food and impeccable service. We take a customized, full-service approach to catering and have been family owned and operated for 40-plus years. Let us take care of the details. We can’t wait to be part of your love story!

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lilla’s bridal boutique

3416 East Market Street, York, PA (717) 757-6788 lillasbridal@gmail.com LillasBridalBoutique.com Our boutique focuses on you as an individual; service is our first priority. Our consultants will make the most of your experience, dressing you up from head to toe in the gown of your dreams. Our expertise will allow you to leave feeling that you have the perfect gown for your unforgettable day.

wanderlust weddings and events llc

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flowers & décor

jle@jessicalynnphoto.com JessicaLynnPhoto.com We are a husband-and-wife team that loves to photograph joyous couples in love. If you love dogs, traveling, coffee, fine art and the great outdoors, then we are destined to be best friends! Capturing genuine connections between couples that are totally in love is our passion. Let’s work together!

entertainment

specialty services

blanc de bleu cuvée mousseux

(855) 874-2394 BlancdeBleuUSA.com/shop-wine Blanc de Bleu is available in two varietals. Its signature varietal is a blue sparkling brut with a hint of blueberry. Its “something new” varietal is Blanc de Bleu Rosé Brut. Both are perfect for weddings. Drink responsibly.

petals with style

117 S. West End Ave., Lancaster, PA (888) 862-6677 PetalsWithStyle.com Simple, elegant, modern to traditional, elaborate styles. We do weddings to fit any size or style you choose. Full service flower shop with complete delivery and setup of ceremony and reception flowers. All price ranges and budgets can be accommodated.

moore music

classic tent rental & party supplies

second vision

society hill dance academy

Serving PA, NJ, DE and MD (610) 269-6990 | (484) 678-4684 pamatmooremusic@aol.com MooreMusicDJs.com If you’re looking for a full-service DJ to provide music and entertainment for your wedding or other events, Moore Music is your local expert. We’ve been proudly serving customers in the tri-state area for more than a decade.

silksnmore floral design

splints & daisies

Lancaster, PA (717) 735-1500 | tara@splintsanddaisies.com SplintsandDaisies.com Floral design is the air we breathe! From small, intimate affairs to large installations, we focus on seasonal blooms with a natural style.

10063 Sandmeyer Lane, Philadelphia, PA (215) 673-8339 | vince@2ndvision.com 2ndVision.com Second Vision is a ten-piece dance band with the versatility necessary to entertain all ages. Our energetic, talented professional musicians consist of drums, keyboard, bass, screaming lead guitar, three-piece sizzling horn section, and male and female vocalists who will keep everyone on the dance floor all night. Now offering photo and video services.

jewelry

photography & video mountz jewelers

jessica lynn photography Pennsylvania and destination (814) 381-8906

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3780 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, PA (717) 763-1199 | info@mountzjewelers.com MountzJewelers.com Over 65 years ago, the Mountz tradition began with a commitment of professional service. Experience the jewelry industry’s finest bridal designers—Forevermark, Gabriel & Co., Hearts On Fire, Tacori, Karl Lagerfeld, JB Star, Scott Kay, A.JAFFE, Simon G. and Henri Daussi. Trust your special moments to Mountz.

409 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA (215) 574-3574 info@societyhilldance.com SocietyHillDance.com Your first dance as husband and wife should be filled with the romance that brought you together. Learning how to dance as a couple will help you step into the spotlight with all the style, grace and the confidence you need to make your first dance look and feel natural.

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Pen Argyl, PA (570) 350-4015 silksnmore@mail.com | silksNmoreFlower.com At silksNmore Floral Design, we provide you with custom florals tailored to your individual taste and needs right down to the last detail. Using the finest flowers, along with meticulous work, we will exceed your expectations. Limiting the number of weddings we do lets us focus on your special day.

1179 Butler Rd., Freeport, PA (724) 295-6500 info@classic-tent.com Classic-Tent.com We have served this community since 1992. With over 26 years of experience with weddings and large events, we have proved ourselves with our excellent tent specialists and floral designers/wedding planners. Our staff goes above and beyond in every event that we are privileged to be a part of!

valley forge dance

(610) 337-1772 maria@valleyforgedance.com ValleyForgeDance.com Learn your first dance (or father-daughter/mother-son) for $100 total. Get a free demo to your chosen song and two private lessons in our KoP studio—with no at-home practice. There’s no obligation and no contracts to sign. Book online now for free—no need to call first. Lastminute additions are welcome!

windswept entertainment & event rentals

4371 Route 30, Latrobe, PA (724) 539-1009 | marylinn@windswept.com Windswept is dedicated to making your wedding day perfect! Our event specialists and crew take pride in offering excellent service and ensure that everything will run smoothly and efficiently from start to finish. Whatever you need to make your day special, Windswept has the very best in party rentals!

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Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

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Graeme Park

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Allenberry Resort

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The Grand Estate at Hidden Acres

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The Atrium

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Harry’s Savoy Ballroom

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Bally Spring Inn

164

Hilltop House

207

Bella Sera Venue

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Historic Acres of Hershey

75

Bluestone Estate

112

Historic Ashland

121

The Booking House

91

Historic Rock Ford Plantation

198

Brick Gables

59

HollyHedge Estate

17

Brigalias

21

Hotel du Pont

99

Brookside Country Club

118

The Inn at Leola Village

137

Cameron Estate Inn

49

Joseph Ambler Inn

25

Celebrations

43

Liberty Mountain Resort & Conference Center

196

Cescaphe

158

The Lodges at Gettysburg

27

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

61

The Merion Catering & Special Events

52

City Winery

7

Mount Airy Casino Resort

147

Colonial Golf & Tennis Club

13

Mulberry Art Studios

201

Cork Factory Hotel

29

North Hills Country Club

161

The Crystal Room & Terrace Room

192

Old York Road Country Club

139

Duck Hollow Golf Club

193

Omni Hotels & Resorts

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Durham Springs

143

Outer Banks Wedding Association

126

Excelsior

71

Pen Ryn Estate

134

Fairmont Pittsburgh

194

Penn Oaks Golf Club

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The Farmhouse

117

The Pennsylvanian

10

Finley Catering

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Pittsburgh Marriott North

51

Flourtown Country Club

129

PNC Park Events

18

Foxchase Golf Club

31

Radnor Valley Country Club

149

The Franklin Institute

169

The Reeds at Shelter Haven

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BRIDAL FASHION & BEAUTY

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Springfield Country Club

133

CURE de Repos

189

Stoltzfus Homestead & Gardens

54

The Exquisite Bride

2

Stroudsmoor Country Inn

93

JKo Beauty

190

Uniontown Country Club

197

Lilla’s Bridal Boutique

87

The University Club

57

Valley Forge Casino Resort

45

JEWELRY

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The Valley Green Inn

111

Mountz Jewelers

5

The Waterfall Catering & Special Events

62

Waynesborough Country Club

122

WEDDING CONSULTANTS

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Weddings In Annapolis

97

Wanderlust Weddings and Events

169

White Chimneys Estate

64

Whitewoods

85

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

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Jessica Lynn Photography

185

ENTERTAINMENT

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Moore Music

185

Second Vision

167

SPECIALTY SERVICES

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Blanc de Bleu Cuvée Mousseux

1, 67

Classic Tent Rental & Party Supplies

131

Society Hill Dance Academy

201

Valley Forge Dance

187

William Penn Inn

Cover

The Willows at Historic Strasburg

47

Wilson’s Bittersweet Barn

125

CAKES & CATERERS

215

Rivers Casino

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Asado

190

Federal Donuts

209

Karen Spire Catering & Events

189

Rettew’s Catering

141

FLOWERS & DÉCOR

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Petals With Style

187

silksNmore

107

Windswept Entertainment & Events

171

Splints & Daisies Floral Design

209

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