Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Photo Credit: Gruber Photography
The Wedding Pavilion is located at 72 East Lancaster Avenue in Paoli, Pa. They are open by appointment only, so call them at 610- 647-5085 to arrange a time to go and see the stunning collections. Some of the designers they carry include Lela Rose, Pronovias, Birnbaum and Bullock and Matthew Christopher. They carry bridesmaids dresses by Alvina Valenta, Watters and Watters and Jenny Yoo to name a few. And, right next door, you will find another fabulous shop for the mothers and the many parties you will be hosting during your engagement at The Van Cleve Collection.
The alteration department is the best around and if you want a custom design, that is available too. And, they have a tremendous selection of accessories, veil and headpieces to complete your bridal look. The staff is courteous and professional, very knowledgeable about what they do. You will have a perfectly wonderful experience when you purchase all of the dresses for your wedding at The Wedding Pavilion and The Van Cleve Collection. So, call today, 610-647-5085 and begin your own personal journey to the altar, along with us.
Monday, July 25, 2011
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The entire design process is done online at www.ooshirts.com using their tools. I was able to upload images onto the different brands and styles they carry to see exactly what my shirt would look like. The Checkout process was quick and within two weeks my shirts had arrived. They looked great, plus the shipping is complimentary.
ooShirts would be a good company for brides to keep in mind because of the great group discounts they offer. Custom t-shirts for bridal showers, wedding staff, and future baby-showers are made inexpensive and easy. Take a look at www.ooshirts.com and see!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
MAIN LINE TODAY HONORS AREA’S PROVEN EXCELLENCE WITH “BEST OF THE MAIN LINE & WESTERN SUBURBS 2011” JULY ISSUE AND CELEBRATED SUMMER BASH EVENT, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 AT 6:30 PM 14th Annual Party at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill Supports Local Charities Little Smiles, Women’s Resource Center, Home of the Sparrow and Mommy’s Light NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA (June 21, 2011) – Main Line Today announces its 14th Annual Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2011 party and special issue, celebrating the local businesses and celebrities in Philadelphia’s premiere suburbs. This year’s “Summer Bash” event honoring some 300 winners takes place Thursday, Aug. 4, at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill, Pa., from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are available at www.mainlinetoday.com or by calling (610) 325-4630. This year’s Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2011 party features a beach theme, with more than 100 exhibitors offering samples of delicious food, libations and products, along with live entertainment area favorite Jellyroll. Based on past turnouts, more than 2,000 attendees are expected. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit organizations Little Smiles, Women’s Resource Center, Home of the Sparrow and Mommy’s Light. All are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the region’s children and families. "The ‘Best of’ party has become an annual must-attend event for those living and doing business on the renowned Main Line,” said Sally Holub, chair of the event and the former publisher of Main Line Today. “It’s a personal treat to continue to support this charitable summer event featuring those who make the Main Line remarkable." Main Line Today’s annual Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs issue is available in July. It highlights hundreds of winners selected by the magazine’s readers and critics. For 15 years, Main Line Today has been the go-to resource for families and businesses embracing the traditions and shaping the future of the Main Line and its surroundings. “Our Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs issue celebrates all that’s great about our area,” says Main Line Today editor-in-chief Hobart Rowland. “It’s the go-to resource for anyone looking for the inside scoop on restaurants, shopping, salons, cultural offerings and much more.” This year’s sponsors include Apple Vacations, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation, 3D Collision Centers, Dr. Jonathan Sharf DMD-FAACD, Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center, Horizon Services, ING Financial Partners, Leslie Padilla Public Relations, NBC 10, Professional Duplicating, Inc., and Rosenzweig & Associates Wealth Management Group. In addition, Wilkie Lexus will be raffling off only 300 tickets to win a two-year lease on a 2011 Lexus ES350 valued at $18,000 and Apple Vacations will provide an all-inclusive trip-for-two for 4-nights to Occidental Hotels & Resorts with round-trip airfare from Philadelphia International Airport on an Apple Vacations' charter. Tickets for Main Line Today magazine’s 14th Annual Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2011 party are available now online at www.mainlinetoday.com or by calling (610) 325-4630. Tickets for the preview party (5–6:30 p.m.) are $75 per person. Individual tickets for the party (6:30 p.m.) are $65 at the door, $55 in advance and $45 for groups of 15 or more. Drexelbrook, a state-of-the-art corporate center with over 25,000 square feet of space, is hosting the “Best of” event for the fifth year in a row. Press Contact: Leslie Padilla / LPPR, LLC p/ 610-500-4698 e/ email@example.com
You can read all about the winners in Main Line Today magazine, but here are some of the great winners.
Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion: A cut above in bridal salons, with two buildings full of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and dresses for the mothers, guests and a bride's trousseau. Deborah and her staff are pleasant, knowledgeable and ready to make your wedding an special occasion dressing dreams come true.
And, stay tuned for much more about The Wedding Pavilion, as I embark on a series of articles about the salon, the great ladies of the salon, the amazing designers they carry and some of the brides as they make their journey to the altar. I am excited to be working with Deborah, Abigail and the staff of The Wedding Pavilion on this wonderful series.
Cupcake Gourmet: Luscious and lovely can be used to describe these delectable treats, perfect for any occasion. Maki makes every one with loving care and talented hands. You can shop in one of two locations or you can shop and ship on line. The photos of these cupcakes will make your mouth water and wait until you taste them!
Another great winner is Petah Bashano. His flowers are exquisite and his design and vision are beyond compare. Whether a wedding, a dinner party or a corporate event, Petah Bashano will wow your guests with his talent and creativity.
And, lets not forget the stellar venue that so graciously hosts the event, Drexelbroook.
At Drexelbrook, your every need is catered to. The food is delicious and impeccably served. The banquet rooms are beautifully appointed and there is a space for any event. And, the staff is professional and pleasant to work with. The grand entrance to the lobby is perfect for greeting guests or photos and the talented lighting design firm of Eventions is the on site team to set the mood for any event.
Now that you are excited and can't wait to get to this super event, please get your tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-325-4630. It's an evening of fun, great food and drink and lots of local celebrity! See you there!
Friday, July 08, 2011
This is one bridal show that I adore! Every Sunday night at 10PM, I settle in to see Debbye and the ladies who sell these incredible gowns on Madison Avenue in New York. I love the way they all work together. I love the way they support and encourage one another and I LOVE the humanity and the sweet nature of Amsale- the genius behind this salon and these spectacular dresses.
Another thing that makes watching this show so much fun is that you can Tweet with the girls and with other fans while the show is on. Commenting on the show, finding out what is going to happen next and asking questions make the show interactive and really interesting. My favorite consultant on the show is Emily. She is a fabulous personality and she really has the perfect approach- and the most amazing patience!! As someone who spent a long time in the sale of wedding dresses, I can relate to her and I respect and admire her professional demeanor. Here is more about Emily from the people behind the scenes.
Emily grew up in Chicago, Illinois and although she has adopted New York City as her new home, she’s never quite been able to leave her Midwestern roots behind. Never the kind of girl to dream about her wedding day and the big white dress, Emily instead dreamed of working in fashion. The first dress she made was when she was 9 years old out of one of her mother’s old pillowcases. Following her passion, she left Chicago and headed to Savannah College of Art and Design to study Fashion Design.
After graduation she decided to move to New York City. She rented an apartment sight unseen from an ad in the paper, packed two suitcases and hopped on a flight to Manhattan with no job and no idea what she was going to do. After an internship with a couture eveningwear designer, a job offer came in from the last sector of the fashion industry she would expect – the bridal industry. Intrigued at the prospect, Emily took the job and dove head first into the petticoats. A short six months later she got another call, from Amsale. Emily signed on as the Fittings Manager at the Amsale Flagship Salon.
Over the next eight years she made a home at Amsale. She moved over to the Corporate Office and into the role of Account Executive for the Amsale collection. The position required extensive travel and long hours and in 2007 Emily found herself wanting to settle down. Not wanting to leave the company where she “grew up” she elected to move back to the Flagship Salon on Madison Avenue where she started her journey five years before, only this time in the role of Sales Consultant. Her move paid off both professionally and personally. She found she absolutely loved working with brides at the Flagship Salon and not traveling so much allowed her to meet her future husband! One of the most meaningful moments in her career was getting to walk down the aisle in an Amsale gown.Emily loves her job but not just because of the pretty white dresses. Her real passion comes from the people she works with and the people she meets. Her co-workers have become her family. Each new bride is an opportunity for Emily to meet someone new and she loves getting to know their stories.
So, tune in tonight and see why this is such a great show to watch! And, read more about Amsale and her gowns in my latest post on Bridal Affairs! Enjoy the show!
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
So, register for this wonderful event hosted by Greystone Hall and enjoy an evening meant just for you.
Photo Credits: Wedding shots by Nine Photos