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Featured Wedding Dress: Zuri from Sophia Tolli

Meet Zuri!

Designer: Sophia Tolli

Why We Love Her: Zuri is a vision of elegance and glam! This dress seamlessly blends together timeless simplicity with modern, beaded and lace flare. This fit and flare has an incredible and ornate, sheer bodice featuring a vine lace pattern adorned with beads. These shimmery appliques sit atop a layer of Chantilly lace that provides a touch of modesty and dimension to the unlined top. This lace pattern continues up to the shoulder for a fun, asymmetrical spaghetti strap and leads into a low, scooped back.

Zuri wedding dress Sophia Tolli is a mikado fit and flare with lace straps, beaded bodice lace, back buttons and illusion lace train

The lace from the bodice also falls down the sides of the dress to the the knee in a pattern that helps emphasize the bride’s shape! The simple mikado skirt perfectly balances the ornate detail to ensure that the dress does not overwhelm the bride. A row of buttons begin at the top of the scoop back and trail down to the top of the lace appliqué on the skirt. A stunning, sheer lace train adds the best finishing touch to a gown that has a little bit of everything!

Zuri wedding dress Sophia Tolli is a mikado fit and flare with lace straps, beaded bodice lace, back buttons and illusion lace train

She’s Perfect For: Zuri is the perfect dress for the bride who is torn between modern and elegant gowns. So often we have brides who like styles that seem to contradict each other, but Zuri has the perfect blend of elements to appeal to brides who might want a little bit of everything! There are enough details to make her WOW your guests, but not too much that you feel like the dress is wearing you.

This dress is the perfect choice for brides with receptions in venues like ballrooms and country clubs! The back of this gown would be a photographer’s dream to pose underneath big chandeliers or on grand staircases. With a bodice that has so much detail and sparkle, she is best seen underneath big lights like those in indoor reception spaces! Zuri is a dream wherever you decide to wear her.

What Makes Her Special: A unique feature of this gown is the fitted mikado skirt. Most dresses of this shape are made of crepe, which is a thinner and stretchier fabric. Having a thicker material like mikado can be beneficial for brides who love the look of crepe gowns but do not like the way it clings to the body. Mikado is a fabric that has a bit more structure to it and holds its shape better than crepe can!

Zuri wedding dress Sophia Tolli is a mikado fit and flare with lace straps, beaded bodice lace, scooped low back buttons that run the length of the illusion lace train and an optional detachable mikado and lace overskirt
Add the overskirt for a glamorous ballgown look

One other fun part about Zuri is that you can order its detachable train! This train hooks into the sides of the gown and gives a two-in-one look. Brides looking for a dress that can give them two separate looks will love the idea of being able to have essentially a ballgown for the ceremony and then taking it off to reveal the fit and flare style for their reception.

Having the option to customize the look appeals to many brides, but some opt to keep Zuri the way she is without the train. Whatever your vision is, Zuri by Sophia Tolli can achieve it!

Venue Spotlight: The Farm Bakery & Events

We recently had the honor of touring The Farm Bakery & Events in Quakertown, and we cannot wait to share it with you! 

This charming, modernly rustic venue is tucked away on a quiet road surrounded by acres of picturesque landscape. The Farm is owned by Chris and Becca Lynde, who also got married and reside on the property. 

The Seed Barn was built in the 1820’s, and was rebuilt by an Amish Crew in 2016. It is 2000 square feet and can host up to 200 guests. That same year, they opened up The Farm Bakery and began selling delicious treats made with locally sourced ingredients! 

While weddings are a huge part of their business, The Farm also hosts rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, concerts, workshops, and more. There is ample parking and the entire venue is handicap accessible. Not to mention, the owners and staff at The Farm Bakery & Events are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.

The Tour: 

Upon turning into the large parking lot, you are immediately greeted with the sweetest and most inviting details – the welcome sign, the outdoor seating areas, and The Flour Cart (that some couples choose to serve welcome drinks from). 

We began our tour in the Harvest Barn. This gorgeous, rustic chic space has a high ceiling with walls of French doors that overlook their pristinely landscaped fields. Natural light fills the room and makes this the perfect space for smaller events! The second floor of this space holds freshly upgraded guest bathrooms, and hidden around the corner is the bridal suite.

The Farm Bakery and Events in Quakertown, PA

This space is immaculate and has everything a bride and her crew could ever need to get ready. A wall of mirrors and vanities (with plenty of outlets) for hair and make up, a large bathroom, hooks to hang dresses, multiple seating areas, and even a coffee bar! The room also has a row of large windows to provide natural light and gives the bride a sneak peek of her guests arriving.

Outside of the French doors, you are led down a path toward the Seed Barn and the outdoor ceremony space. A wooden arch stands at the end of the aisle surrounded by trees with Edison string lights strewn above. This dreamy ceremony space can be decorated as desired, but remains perfect as is!

The Farm Bakery and Events in Quakertown PA

After the ceremony, guests are seamlessly transitioned over to cocktail hour underneath the deck of the Seed Barn! Guests can relax in the shade or explore the offerings of the property without having to trek far at all.

In this area under the deck, you find an unsuspecting barn door, but what lies behind that door is the groom’s suite! This space has a spacious seating area, a bathroom, a pool table, a tv, bar seating, a mini fridge, and a Keurig to help keep all the anxious jitters away before the ceremony. This suite keeps all of your guys close by so that there is no scrambling to find everyone before showtime!

After we toured the groom’s suite, we were taken to the main event: The Seed Barn. We walked up the stone path toward the large barn doors, and once they slid open, we walked into the most intimate and cozy reception space! Straight ahead sat the sweetheart table and rows of long tables were set up on both sides, leaving the perfect space for dancing in the center of the barn. More Edison lights are draped across the rafters that work to enhance the romantic ambiance!

Behind the sweetheart table is another set of doors that lead out to the deck that overlooks the ceremony space, the optional fire pit (with s’mores!), and the rest of the idyllic property. Tents can be put on the deck to accommodate a higher guest count, or this space can be used for guests to relax by heaters in the Fall or cool off in the Summer

One aspect of The Farm that couples will love is their ability to customize their event to their own tastes! You are free to decorate however you wish, choose vendors that best align with your vision, and even choose add ons from the Farm like the fire pit, s’mores bar, and tractor rides. The venue even provides tables, chairs, set-up and breakdown, and day of coordination as part of the package booking your wedding with them! All in all, The Farm will check all of the boxes.

The Farm Bakery and Events in Quakertown Bucks County PA

For more information on availability or to schedule a tour of the Farm Bakery & Events venue, contact Alyssa Brown here!

Featured Wedding Dress: Jeanette by Kitty Chen

Meet Jeanette!
Designer: Kitty Chen Couture

Why We Love Her:

When it comes to detail, Kitty Chen never misses! To say the least, Jeanette truly has it all. From the illusion lace in the bodice to the petaled train, she is fabulous head to toe. Starting at the top, she has a modest, traditional, rounded sweetheart neckline, featuring a slight modern plunge that is the perfect transition into her unlined bodice. This bodice shows the corset boning, and makes the bodice a stunning focal point of the dress.

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The 10 Most Popular Tuxedo and Suit Rentals: Summer Weddings

Wedding tuxedo and suit rental choices are plentiful nowadays.  Choosing the right style can be a daunting task.  We see the popular tuxedo and suit trends not only seasonally, but also what brides and grooms choose for their grooms and groomsmen all day and every day and are experts on formal wear guidance.  When we look at the summary of what is rented, even we are sometimes surprised at what is being chosen most often by wedding parties.

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Featured Wedding Dress: Meredith by Eddy K

Meet Meredith

Designer: Eddy K

Why we love her:

First and foremost, Eddy K’s Meredith is the ideal, dreamy ballgown. Composed of beaded lace, pleated tulle, and a dramatic silhouette, she is perfect for brides looking to go big, literally, on their special day. This bold beauty has a strapless sweetheart neckline with a beaded edge; she comes with detachable beaded straps for brides who are seeking more support. Sweetheart necklines are romantic, timeless, and a bridal favorite.

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Modern (and Better!) Wedding Favors

Are wedding favors still in? Well that depends on what the favor is.

Wedding favors are a fun way to show your guests appreciation for their attendance on your special day. Some are a bit unoriginal, others are Pinterest-worthy. When it comes to favors, though, you don’t want something that’s going to be left behind on the table. Aim for something truly unique and memorable like gifts that last, or local ideas that show some love to your home town(s). Let’s explore some favors that will have your guests talking!

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Partner Spotlight: Moments With Mihika

We always love to feature our partners! Meet a smart and delightful woman with her own business, Mihika Patel. She started her business Moments With Mihika after doing what many only dream about, leaving the corporate world of 15 years behind to pursue what she loves. Her passion is health and wellness, and her products – all natural and with five ingredients or less – reflect her values.

Mihika Patel
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Venue Feature: Chimney Hill Estate Inn

We recently had the opportunity to tour historic Chimney Hill Estate Inn in Lambertville, NJ and felt it worth a feature. This recently renovated property is absolutely breathtaking and can now also host weddings up to 100 guests.

Beautiful Chimney Hill Estate Inn

Originally constructed in 1820, it was redesigned and expanded by Margaret Spencer, one of the first female architects in the United States, in 1927.

In 2000, the barn was reconstructed into six luxury suites with amenities including gas fireplaces, modern bathrooms and kitchenettes, while maintaining the historic charm of a centuries-old property.

This B&B is easy to find and there is plenty of parking. The first thing I noticed was the peaceful feeling on 8.5 acres of beautiful landscaping, mature trees, and stone walkways. It immediately felt like a calming retreat.

The Tour: Chimney Hill Estate

Firstly, this venue started with the barn suites. Fully renovated and each as beautifully appointed as the next. Some even have spiral staircases! Bright, welcoming, and calming, it certainly would be difficult to choose which room!

Moving to the main house rooms, the choice is just as difficult! From the first floor to the third, there will be a room that calls to you. I love historic properties and the quirkiness of their design, including all of the nooks and crannies, lean-tos, wood beams and floors, but coupled with modern upgrades like the stainless appliances, brand new bathrooms, and granite countertops it becomes the best of both worlds.

Ultimately, this is the perfect room to relax and unwind with an afternoon cocktail or a pre-dinner drink in any season, but I picture myself here with a hot chocolate in the snowfall. That would be nothing short of magical:

Chimney Hill Estate Bed & Breakfast

Of course, we cannot forget the breakfast part of a Bed and Breakfast! After a fitful night sleep, continue your relaxing weekend by starting your day with a delicious morning meal here:

This property offers so much more than just a bed-and-breakfast. They have anniversary packages, specials for Mother’s Day, even a sweet area for a marriage proposal or vow renewal and picnic after.

The best part is that they are now able to host weddings up to 100 people! Have the best day ever speaking your vows outside in any season with a reception celebration either indoor, outdoor, or both!

Overall, there are always events being held (like wine and cheese parties, a favorite!) and so many nearby attractions, Chimney Hill Estate is a venue with many lovely and unexpected surprises. This is a great idea as a gift for a couple, a weekend getaway, a birthday, anniversary, or graduation celebration, and can now even host weddings! Definitely worth checking out for yourself. For more information, visit their website!

Featured Wedding Dress: Jennifer by Morilee

Meet: Jennifer

Designer: Morilee 

Why We Love Her:

Jennifer is a dress that everyone will fall in love with! She’s cute, flirty, and romantic. She has an airy natural A-line silhouette that will perfectly flatter and flow with the bride as she moves. Her bodice consists of a unlined illusion lace with slight boning for structure and support. She has a V shaped neckline with a small keyhole cutout in the neckline where the lace stops, making the dress slightly scandalous.

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Real Bride: Kristin Kopania, A Disney Wedding

We’d love to feature our brides, and Kristin is certainly worthy of it! A lovely and full of life bride with an equally delightful family lived her dream of marrying her handsome prince Jeremy in Walt Disney World. We wrote about Disney Weddings several years ago and love seeing this in real life with one of our couples! Read their sweet love story below.

Kristin and Jeremy in Cinderellas coach, Disney World wedding
Kristin & Jeremy, just married in Disney World
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