Fall 2013/Spring 2014
Table of Contents
L’Fay Bridal.............................................. 4 Virginia Beach Destination Weddings...... 6 Ehrhardt’s spectacular water front weddings.............................9 Lehigh Valley Bridal Show.......................11 Parkside Chapel.........................................11 Raise Funds For Your Wedding By Selling Unwanted Items.................... 12 Tips From A Photographer........................14
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As the husband-wife team behind L’Fay Bridal, each year we attend New York International Bridal Week and each year is nothing short of extraordinary. There were juxtapositions, chic silhouettes, breathtaking fabrics, and touches of drama abound. While “oohing” and “ahhing” over the spring 2014 bridal-market runway shows, we took note of nine emerging trends for the coming year. Peplum - If you thought the Peplum look was just a fad think again. The slimming silhouette is ﬂattering for all body types. Peplum dresses have taken on more ﬂowing and whimsical structures including exaggerated layers, and structured ruﬄes falling from the waist to the hips, and the use of multiple fabrics including tulle. Lace – Lace will never grow old. The timeless elegance of lace will remain a constant but in 2014 expect to see the lace more in sleeves and necklines for a sweet twist. Short/T-length hemlines - If you want to ditch the traditional long gown and show more leg, you will have no trouble ﬁnding a short, above the knee or ankle length hemline dress. Not convinced short is best for the “I Do’s”? Consider a short gown for the reception or send-oﬀ dress. Color - Think pink. Think Ombre. And well, even think black. Color is far from oﬀ limits in 2014. If you are a bold bride, don’t be afraid to explore the new bridal rainbow. Gold/embellishments – We have to conclude The Great Gatsby inﬂuences this trend. Expect gowns embroidered in gold, with beaded cap sleeves and pearl and crystal embellishment. The more “bling” the better. Interesting necklines - Strapless is a thing of the past. These days it seems that lace illusion necklines, halters, and even some turtlenecks are making a play for the top spot. A bit more modest but the sheer fabrics and laces keep that little bit of sexy some brides desire. Minimalist – Quite opposite the “Great Gatsby” look, sleek modern looks with very little beading or embellishment, are abundant. Without embellishments the gown becomes all about rich fabrics and clean lines proving “less is more” works. Open backs – Extremely low or crisscross backs are pushing bridal boundaries. Elegant and sexy these gowns have a lot to oﬀer despite being made of less.
2014 is full of fancy and fun. No matter the bride there is a PERFECT dress for you. Be sure you do your research before shopping, ﬁnd a bridal store you trust, and schedule an appointment to get quality one-on-one attention.
Growing Popularity of the “Elopement Wedding” When most people hear the word “elope” they may think of the young couple sneaking away in the middle of the night to get married quickly and without the approval of their families. Today, that is far from the case. A new breed of elopement weddings has emerged. Perhaps it is a growing trend due to economic realities or it may be due to the work overload and stress many young couples are finding in their daily lives. But couples are looking for another alternative to the large, traditional wedding without giving up the classic touches that make it memorable. Wedding professionals see more couples choosing a smaller, elopement type wedding often at an attractive destination they like to visit such as the beach. For this reason, many businesses are offering “elopement packages” to provide the services they seek. Couples find that they can have a beautiful, classic wedding with all the trimmings at an affordable price by choosing a package that has already been planned out and ready to go. An elopement wedding may be for the bride & groom only, but sometimes a very few close family members or friends attend. More recently, the distinction between an elopement and a destination wedding has become blurred. A destination wedding is a wedding that is held in a location people like to travel to for vacations - such as resorts, bed & breakfast inns or beaches. It is usually some distance away from the bride and groom’s residence. For this reason, the destination wedding tends to have a smaller guest list than a traditional wedding held in the bride or groom’s hometown. Since fewer people attend the destination wedding, couples often will have a large reception at a later date (and present a slide show of their wedding pictures) So, why are destination weddings and elopements on the rise? Obvious economic issues aside, it’s just a fact of modern day life that, compared to a generation ago, today’s young men and women are likely to locate farther from the area they grew up in. This means they are more likely to meet a mate from a greater distance away. Then, when they decide to get married, the decision of “where to get married” becomes a big issue. With a destination wedding or elopement, the couple just chooses a place they like to visit and have the wedding there. Fewer people will attend, but they will have a reception later in their respective hometowns. Everybody is happy. Beach Weddings Virginia, located in Virginia Beach, VA specializes in small weddings and elopement packages. Professional photography and non-denominational wedding officiant are included in every package. There are options that can be added on such as a wedding arch, flowers, cake, and chair setup but the basic package is very simple and affordable. Often couples choose to stay in a beach vacation house with family and have a small reception catered in the house after the beach ceremony.
For more info, visit www.BeachWeddingsVirginia.com or call 757-321-0348
Specializing in small weddings and elopement packages on the beautiful shores of Virginia Beach. Ceremony on the beach with professional photos. Options for decorations, flowers, cake, and more.
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Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center is your premiere destination wedding location on Lake Wallenpaupack. Voted one of the top ten places to get married in the Pocono Mountains, it lives up to the expectations with year round beauty overlooking the lake. Whether you have a breathtaking lakeside ceremony or waterfront reception their commitment to service and excellence will delight your guests. Their in house wedding planner will be with you every step of the way to ensure no detail is overlooked. They are known for their spectacular sunsets, which will make the perfect back drop for the photographs you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Accommodating up to 250 guests, they offer a wide variety of packages. The all inclusive package makes planning fun without the stress! Choose from their diverse selections of plated dinners, wedding buffet or the most popular option, the Stations buffet. Ehrhardt’s dedication to culinary excellence is sure to delight and impress your family and friends. For your convenience each package includes 4 hours of premium open bar, a custom wedding cake, fresh ﬂowers on both guest & head tables and a couple’s suite for the bride & groom the night of the wedding. The couple’s suite includes a king bed, Jacuzzi tub, ﬁreplace and gorgeous lakefront view. Need rooms for your guests? They can accommodate groups September through Mid-June in their lakeside resort. They offer Suites, Motel Rooms, Family Units and Cottages. Fish, hike and explore nature’s beauty at this lake front getaway. Enjoy friends & family around one of their outdoor ﬁre pits or have a fun afternoon on the lake. The beautiful year round views of Lake Wallenpaupack make this the ideal spot for your destination wedding weekend. Unsure where to have your rehearsal dinner or day after brunch? Their private dining room hosts up to 45 people, with lake views and customizable packages. For a wedding as unique as you, they have a number of unique features to add to your wedding day. Bride favorites have been the Pomegranate Vodka Fountain, Carved Fruit Station, Shrimp Tower and Custom Ice Carving (but there are many more). How about arriving by boat? Their waterfront location allows for a lake side arrival by the bride or the entire wedding party! Want to know more? Call Ehrhardt’s to make an appointment at 570-226-7355, check them out at www.Ehrhardts.com or become a fan on facebook! Stop by and see for yourself, we’re sure the elegance of their banquet center and the natural beauty of Lake Wallenpaupack will be the perfect place to begin your Happily Ever After. Page 9
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Since 1893, Parkside Chapel of Henryville has been a place of refuge and reflection for vacationers seeking to worship in a quiet setting while seeking respite from their fast-paced lives. Situated on a white pine, maple and oak wooded knoll on Paradise Valley Road (Route 191), just north of the present-day Henryville Post Oﬃce, the stone chapel originally was built to serve guests of the former Park House and renowned Henryville House. The chapel harkens back to simpler times; the building to this day has neither electricity nor running water. To walk into the rustic structure is to feel a sense of immediate peace.
The tiny chapel contains dozens of antique wooden chairs for worshippers, a rustic wooden altar, and kerosene lanterns lining wainscoted walls. A strikingly large triptych stained glass window surrounded by brick framing welcomes each worshipper and has been the subject of many photographs snapped by tourists wanting to capture the chapel’s essence. This priceless piece of history is all that remains of the former Pocono hamlet of Parkside, but the stone structure is surrounded yet by a pristine trout stream, acres of scenic vistas, and peaceful forestland. This year marks the chapel’s 120th year. This romantic, historic setting is perfect for weddings with up to 70 people in attendance. Available from spring to early fall, Parkside Chapel of Henryville oﬀers you a one-of-a-kind experience for a most memorable wedding. For more information call: Pat at 570-629-2291 or email: milton firstname.lastname@example.org
Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori Verderame
Where To Sell Your Unwanted Stuff I have advised many people that when it comes to selling your unwanted vintage collectibles, you have to think outside the box. Why? Many people have the same unwanted objects that you do and they want to cash in on them with ease, too. Did you know that party planners and prop shops are two outlets looking for various objects from the world of antiques and collectibles? Antique Party Accessories To cut costs at wedding receptions, baby showers, and parties many brides to be, ﬂorists, and caterers are on the lookout for some relatively common vintage items and they are looking for them in big numbers. For example, vintage white milk glass pieces, decorative teacups used as small ﬂoral centerpiece groupings, and old silver plated trays for food service are coveted by caterers and party planners. Many grooms will seek out sports collectibles, vintage ﬂasks, beer collectibles, and liquor bottles to serve as gifts for ushers and groomsmen in a wedding party. Brides prefer to provide her attendants with vintage fashion accessories like hair accessories (ribbons, barrettes, hair bands, etc.), scarves, and beaded or metal mesh purses. TV antique trends When TV execs need an object from bygone days, where do they look? Prop shops—the ones that provide the major movie
and TV production crews with those obscure objects that you see on ﬁlm—are always looking for items like vintage jewelry, period appliances like avocado green can openers from the 1970s, and vintage clothing and accessories. Prop shops are often used for period TV shows like Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, and the new sitcom set in the 1980s, The Goldbergs. You don’t think that Christina Hendricks spends her free time searching ﬂea markets for Jackie Kennedy-esque brooches? and where does Dr. Sheldon Cooper get his ever growing collection of vintage Star Wars collectibles? When it comes to considering the resale of your vintage collectibles and accessory pieces, consider party goers and production house set professionals. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������
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Pennsylvania’s LARGEST & Most Complete Wedding Show with Exhibits, Live Entertainment & Dazzling Fashion Shows
January 4th - 5th Lehigh University – Rauch Fieldhouse, Bethlehem, PA
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Some tips for Wedding Photography by a Wedding Photographer
By Sherry Clewell Photography
You have invested a lot of time to prepare for your elegant wedding which is the biggest day of your life, regardless of how large or small it may be. You thought of everything. But have you considered preparing yourself to be photographed so that your images look nice? Have you considered hiring a make-up artist? Make-up artists help to cover up ﬂaws in your skin and make your skin look ﬂawless. Get a make-up consultation before your wedding day and see what look you like. You do not need a lot make-up to glow just natural beauty! Sometimes brides use enhancements such as eye lashes and eye liner which accentuate their eyes. I love a bride that does this step, their photos always look better than with out make-up. The lashes are an added touch. Have you considered having your hair styled by a hair stylist so that your hair is perfect for your photographs? Your hair style should accentuate your features and your personality. Schedule a hair style trial to see if you like your look for your wedding day. Be sure your hair style ﬁts with your gown style. These are two areas that are important to obtain good photographs by your photographer on your wedding day. You may want a headpiece in your hair such as a veil or tiara which can accent your hair style and ﬁnish off your look. Another tip I always tell my bride and groom is to get plenty of rest the night before so they can make it through a long wedding day. This helps you to enjoy the day. Eating breakfast will also help.
When choosing your photographer, consider these tips: Look at their sample albums and get a feel for their “photographic” personality by noticing the style that they show. Are they a creative style or solely traditional? Are they energetic or down to earth? Is your photographer an experienced photographer with years behind them or a new photographer? Can your photographer handled situations and take control of the matter at hand? Trying to save a few dollars may actually cost you a lot more in the long run because of all the things that were not done and now you have no clue what to do. This will cause you to become extremely frustrated and say my photos still aren’t ready. A good photographer carries insurance, carries back up equipment, and has great people and posing skills. Also, be sure to hire your photographer at least 12 months in advance. Wedding Photographers know weddings are hard work, but we love it!
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