Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo is proud to announce we’ve won the 2016 Sapphire Award, the the highest honor awarded by Casablanca Bridal.
This award applies to only the top five percent of retailers in the country, and recognizes partnership value and sales growth.
Darianna owners Wendy Ianieri and Franco Salerno say they are thrilled to have achieved this premiere recognition.
“We are so proud to have reached the top level,” said Wendy. “Our team is outstanding and we earned it in just three years.”
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The Meeting: Chris and I met when I graduated college and started my first real job in the corporate world. He was my assistant manager…for only a short period. I never believed in love at first sight, but when I saw him I knew I had to be with him! We started hanging out and the rest is history.
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Do you need a place to host your special day? Consider choosing one of the five Finley Catering venues in the Philadelphia area.
Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo is proud to have relationships with some of the best and most well-respected venues in the tri-state area!
We are excited to have tapped Kathryn Phillips of Finley Catering for some insight into each of their gorgeous properties, along with a few other FAQs that can help guide you when choosing a venue.
They host not only weddings, but events with guest lists that include Presidents, dignitaries, and celebrities. And let’s not forget that one of their properties was featured in an iconic scene of an Academy Awarded nominated movie.
But beyond all of that, they are the one of the finest caterers you will find anywhere! Read on to find out more.
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One of our most common questions when renting tuxedos has to do with the groomsmen and how the process works.
Here’s a guideline for what to expect when renting a tuxedo, whether it’s for you or for a wedding party.
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The cummerbund, widely mispronounced and underappreciated, remains one of the more traditional elements of a tuxedo.
Though it’s now considered a rather old-school tuxedo accessory, there is a lot to be said for cummerbunds.
Let’s take a brief look at the history of this unique formal wear piece.
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Welcome to Tuxedo 101. This is for people who aren’t even sure what the difference is between a suit and a tux.
The biggest difference between a suit and a tuxedo is the presence of satin on the lapel and sometimes on the side of the pants. The lapel is the folded material of the jacket that connects to the collar.
Satin gives the tuxedo the formal look required for formal events. The red line in the photo above shows the jacket’s lapel.
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The Meeting – A Match Made on Match: Will and I met on November 26, 2010. I used to fib about how we met for the first few years, but since everything worked out so well… We met on Match.com, and really hit it off right away. I don’t know if it was love at first sight, but we certainly knew we wanted to see each other again and soon.
The Proposal: A complete surprise! I thought we were going to have lunch and see a movie in Doylestown, but he had other plans. We had our worst lunch date ever at a local pub. Will wasn’t really talking to me and acting very odd. We left and headed to the County Theater.
When we got close, I noticed that the marquee read, “Claire will you marry me?” I was so confused and shocked, when I turned around Will was on one knee holding the ring. He told me how much he loved me and wanted to start our life together. I snatched the ring out of the box and said yes!
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We are so fortunate this week to have Lynda Barness as our guest blogger.
Lynda is the Master Wedding ConsultantTM
for I DO Wedding Consulting in Philadelphia. She’s one of only 69 people in the world to receive this distinction.
Lynda is a member of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE) and is consistently featured in magazines including Philadelphia Style, Philadelphia Magazine, and Main Line Today just to name a few. She is regularly quoted in industry magazines and was recognized last year as a Woman of Distinction in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
In addition, Lynda published a book in 2015 entitled, I Do: A Wedding Planner Tells Tales.
Recognized as a Master Wedding Consultant by the Association of Bridal Consultants, she has the experience, education, and contacts to make your day stress-free perfection.
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Part of what makes a great wedding is the entertainment, but what kind of entertainment should you choose?
You’re about to throw your biggest party ever, so why not put some thought into this decision and make it the event of your lifetime?
Fortunately, Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo can help you with that decision. We’ve recently got the opportunity to ask some questions of a true expert in the entertainment field: Mike Gendler, founder of Philadelphia’s own EBE Talent and EBE Entertainment.
Read on to find out more about choosing between a band and a DJ for your wedding.
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What girl doesn’t love shoes? Or in this case, wedding shoes. How exciting!
This is a fun accessory to purchase and there are so many options. With that being said, when choosing wedding shoes, you want to make sure you pick something that completes your look and style. And they must be comfortable.
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