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Saying Yes… To Your Prom Dress!

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Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has a separate prom store dedicated to Prom!  Darianna Prom & Tuxedo in Warrington, Bucks County is known for customer service, top-quality gowns from top-name designers, and fantastic suit and tuxedo specials every year for the guys!

With prom dress shopping heading into full swing, let’s do a blog on Prom!  The first step, of course, is:

Saying Yes… To Your Prom Dress!

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A Lasting Impression: Your Wedding Photographer

Phillip Gabriel Photography logoAs proud members of the NACE Greater Philadelphia chapter, we meet monthly with some of the most professional and dedicated vendors in the wedding industry.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo is excited to feature in this blog a photographer who embodies the excitement and emotion of the perfect photograph.

Phillip Gabriel Photography was started by Philip and Gabriel Fredericks, a father and son team.  Thirteen years ago, Gabe took over the business and has been clicking ever since!

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Tone Up For the Wedding & Become a #FitWifeForLife

Guest Blogger:  Stephanie Boyne, Certified Fitness Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

virtual bootcamp workout programAside from the many awesome aspects of my job, I get to blog.   I like to feature different vendors, brides, my staff, etc., and this time I want to feature someone who has her own awesome business who also happens to be my friend.  She is down to earth, real, funny, and she gets it.

One of her passions is fitness and I want to feature her now because 1) it’s bridal season and 2) every day I hear women say, “Well, I’m going to lose weight for the wedding.”

I’m writing this blog so you can actually do that – not only for the wedding, but for long after.

Stephanie Boyne has taught group fitness classes for the past 14 years at LaCrest, the YMCA, and for the past four years she’s been at Cornerstone teaching large groups and small Tribe groups.  She’s seen a lot over those years and one thing is universal.  When lives become too busy, one of the first things that falls by the wayside is a fitness regimen.

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Featured Blogger: Kathleen Smith, Consultant at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo

Part 3:  The Food

In her next installment in her journey to the aisle, Kathleen gives some good insight and information on a very important part of the event… the food.  From the h’ors d’oeuvres to the desserts, soup to nuts, this takes serious thought and planning.  Read on to find out how she is doing with this part of the process!

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Start Your Newly-Engaged Year With Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo

Happy New Year!!

Congratulations if you recently got engaged!  What a wonderfully exciting and special time in your life.

You may be nervous to start trying on wedding dresses so we will break the ice.  If you like what you read, you will love the real thing.

Our goal is to make sure you have a wonderful experience.  We definitely know the difference it makes when you receive great service over average service.  We want all of our customers to feel cared for and appreciated.

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The 2016 Wrap Up and the 2017 Plans

We celebrated 2016 and are planning the heck out of 2017!

Our incredible staff.  New bridal lines.  New tuxedos, suits, and accessories.  Maid and groomsmen gifts.  Our 4-year Birthday Party weekend.  More trunk shows, sample sales, the list goes on and on!  We never get tired of finding even more ways to make our customers smile and have a great time with us.

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Setting the Tone with Stationery

Guest Blogger and recent Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo Bride: Heather Dombrowski

Owner of Pretty Ink Press, LLC

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Darianna Bride & Groom Heather & Tom Dombrowski Heather is the owner of Pretty Ink Press, LLC

Planning your wedding requires thoughtfulness regarding the theme and tone you want to set, and it’s going to start with your Save the Date cards.

Whether you are having your wedding on a tropical island, a formal grand ballroom, a funky winery, or at home with your family members including the furry ones, sitting down with someone like Heather Dombrowski, owner of Pretty Ink Press, LLC, will allow you to thoughtfully plan this announcement piece, as well as your invitations, with your wedding guests.

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Featured Blogger: Kathleen Smith, Consultant at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo

Part 2: I Said YES To My Dream Dress

Philadelphia wedding dress sketchesWedding dress shopping.  When a bride hears this, it may evoke any number of emotions. For the most part this will be excitement and joy, yet, for some the process overwhelms.  As a bride-to-be working for Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo I have now been on both sides of the experience.  I love being able to relate to our brides so closely!

I am a year out from my wedding and yes, I already have my dress!

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Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo’s Real Bride: Heather Wilkinson-Slobodinsky

Heather in Enzoani’s “Jenny” and Mark wearing Ike Behar
Heather in Enzoani’s “Jenny” and Mark wearing Ike Behar

The Meeting:

Mark and I met in January 2013 in physical therapy school at Temple when both of our classes were at a conference in San Diego and have been together since then.

The Proposal:

August 8th, 2015 in LBI. I absolutely thought he was going to propose the night before since we were going to have dinner at our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia and was pretty bummed when I was wrong!  But little did I know, both of our families were totally in on the surprise for the proposal to happen in LBI where Mark’s parents own a beach house. My parents and sister had planned to come down to LBI for the weekend and my mom suggested that we take “family photos by the beach” before dinner. This was actually the ploy to get everyone to the beach for Mark to pop the question.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a very important holiday, a truly American one.  While it is the official start of the holiday shopping season, that is not the meaning to us.  Strange as retailers, right?

To us, Thanksgiving is about making memories with family, friends, and loved ones.  Carrying on traditions and creating new ones, celebrating life, and appreciating the passing of time with all of the changes it brings.

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo will always will be closed on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday.

All families deserve attention but it is never easy to find the time.  These are two days we close so that our team can reconnect, unplug from work, and recharge.

And hey, if shopping together is your family’s Black Friday tradition, then by all means shop!  Shop local, right?!  🙂

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