Custom portrait – a unique wedding gift!

We stumbled across this idea from Kate Zaremba – submit a photo of the couple and they’ll do a custom drawing of your friends/family for their wedding gift! We LOVE the unique and completely custom factor and highly recommend reaching out to local art collages, art centers, or even posting on craigs list to find local […]

In search of a barn venue?

We love barn weddings! They’re rustic, give a feeling of warmth, can be small and intimate or large, yet still have that warm and intimate feel! We recently visited Wolf Oak Acres and their space is just incredible! They have 2 floors, are temperature controlled, have restrooms on both floors, and a great fireplace to […]

Wedding Planning Advice

Wedding Advice brought to you by Events with Style!  Newly engaged and wondering WHAT to do next?! The ‘Now What’ Meeting: Congratulations you’re getting married! Let’s toast to your engagement with some invaluable advice. This hour-long meeting includes talking about your wedding style, budget, and what you want for your wedding day. – You will […]

Adventures in Bridal News – Bachelorette Party

Adventure: Passion Party Bachelorette Party Verdict: We had an AWESOME Passion Party Bachelorette Party with some of our girlfriends! First off, you’ve gotta do this even if it isn’t for a Bachelorette Party specifically, though it is perfect for that! Great friends (we had 7 girls), fun, sweet treats, wine, and ‘toys’!? I mean come […]

Colorful Details

We LOVE details, we are all about them, especially these super cute yellow shoes! Add some cuteness to your day, have some fun, and grab some awesome detail photos like this one!

Sweet Thank You’s

We just adore these sweet little wedding dress cookies that were gifted to Something Bleu Bridal by a very happy bride after her experience shopping there! We love the custom look and the thought that went into the thank you gift (and that one was sent!). One thing we’ve learned over the years at Bridal […]

2-hour tan!

Introducing Sun Kissed Skin’s new 2 hour tan. It takes 10 mins to apply and only 2 hours to develop!! No more waiting 8 hours for your tan to develop! Same great Sugar Based formula- Organic, Vegan and No Chemicals! Call today to book your 2-hour tan and receive $5 off! Please visit www.sunkissedskin.netfor more information.   […]

Save the Date!

We are LOVING this adorable save-the-date idea detailing a variety of ‘firsts’ from your relationship on a library card!  First meeting, first kiss, trips, engagements, and your future wedding date. It is simple, easy, creative, and so much fun!  

Custom Uplighting – Music Man Entertainment

Every wedding has it’s own unique features and we are HUGE fans of this custom pink uplighting by Music Man Entertainment at 90 State Events and OF COURSE the blue and red uplighting with monogram – if that doesn’t scream ‘party!’ we’re not sure what does! Check out the images below for more ideas on color combinations! […]

Seed Packet Favors!

Favors are always a big consideration while planning your wedding and the way in which you’ll thank your guests for attending. What can you give them that will be impactful, memorable, long-lasting, and not be overly expensive, yet still adorable? We think these seed packet favors that we saw at a Mazzone wedding were the perfect solution, not to […]

What’s in a (wedding) date?

There are certain dates that couples just have to have when planning their wedding.  Since the start of this millennium, each year has brought a new “hot” date like 10/10/10 or 11/11/11 for instance.  Though, this year, 2014, brings the last of the sequentially numbered dates for couples to fight over, 12/13/14.   What drives […]

Tara Keely Trunk Show

Angela’s Bridal has another great trunk show coming up!  This time it’s the amazing Tara Keely! You will wantt o make an appointment to be sure that you don’t miss this one!  

Music choice can ruin your wedding!

Our friends over at Cool Cat Entertainment shared this link and it got us to thinking.  You can ruin your wedding by choosing to play the wrong music.  Sometimes, what you love isn’t always what everyone else will love, and it’s important to consider all of your guests when you’re planning out your big day […]

Guest Tuesday Tunes: Adam Conway

We caught up with our good friend Adam Conway of Conway Entertainment to chat a little about parent dances!   Parent dances are always a special moment for the couple getting married and their families.  Adam’s pick for a song is a great one, and so timeless.  He chose Van Morrison’s, “Have I Told You […]

Guest Tuesday Tunes: Nick Maddalone

This week’s tuesday tunes is another guest post! This one comes to us from DJ Nick Maddalone of Events by Cool Cat.  Here’s what you should know about Nick, Nick is a genuinely nice guy, that loves to have fun! He is a ball of energy, always having a great time, ready to deliver for […]

Hot Tip: Fake Cake!

This Hot Tip: Fake Cake comes to us from one of the leading bakeries in the area, Sweet Expressions.  Amy, the owner, gets questions about budget and making cake affordable and this is one of her answers! “Rent a faux cake and serve cake from the kitchen for an average savings of $100 on a […]

Guest Tuesday Tunes: Mike Reilly and CT Productions Choose “Happy”

A special edition of tuesday tunes today!! We asked Mike Reilly of CT Productions for one of his favorite songs to use during introductions.  Introductions are a time to let your DJ do what they do best, pick the perfect music! This song is great for introductions according to Mike because it gets the crowd […]

Tuesday Tunes: You are The Best Thing

Ray LaMontagne is hands down a great artist.  His music just makes you happy.  That’s why we love “You are the Best Thing” as an first dance song.  This is one of those non traditional songs that you wouldn’t expect as a first dance but it just is so sweet and makes sense!  Listen to […]

Tuesday Tunes: When You Say Nothing at All

Allison Krauss’ “When You Say Nothing at All” is such a sweet and beautiful song.   It could have so many uses, the one that stands out most is a first dance song.  Personally, I like it best as a soloist number for a ceremony.  The story told in the lyrics make perfect sense for […]

Planning a Bridal Shower

This one isn’t so much for the brides as it is for the maids!  For most brides celebrating their weddings in the spring, summer, or fall, this is a great time for the bridal party to start thinking about planning their shower!  Showers can be so much fun and go in any direction.  Some of […]

Tuesday Tunes: Vitamin String Quartet

We love Vitamin String Quartet!  What they do that’s so great is they take popular top 40 songs and even some alternative and country, but it’s a string quartet version and they’re instrumental! They are so perfect for dinner music or ceremony preludes.  For some reason, they seem to niche really well with the rustic […]

What’s the value of a great Wedding DJ?

What’s the value of a great Wedding DJ? **By Pulse Entertainment** Here is a true story from one of my recent brides. “Even though my mother in law is friends with you and highly recommended you, it took me months to decide to hire you. Why, because I went to all the dj websites, dj […]

Pronovias Trunk Show at Angela’s Bridal!

We are in love with this dress from Pronovias collection! How gorgeous?  It definatley has a vintage feel to it!  Plus, you can’t miss the upcoming Pronovias Trunk Show at Angela’s Bridal, Febraury 20th-22nd! Be Sure to make your appointment today!

Alternatives to Wedding Cake

Let’s face it, not everyone is a cake person.   So it would stand to reason that not everyone would want a wedding cake.   Yes, there are traditionalists out there that will say, “what do you mean there’s no cake?” and it’s probably your grandmother who’s the one saying it, but in this day […]

Bigler Bridal Tips: Choosing a DJ

Dave Bigler of Bigler Productions sat down with Mike Garassi of Music Man Entertainment to talk about what to look for when you’re choosing a DJ for your wedding! There are great tips for you here, be sure to check it out!  

What about the Weather?!

If there’s one part of your wedding that you cannot control, it’s the weather!  This is an issue anytime of year, though even more so in the winter when you may be hoping for snow.   But, 2013 was a year with a lot of rain.  The biggest thing to realize is you can’t control […]

Rustic Weddings will continue for 2014!

Rustic weddings are a huge trend that will continue into 2014! Think barns, lace, mason jars, birch, and lots of paper, by way of doilies, lanterns, flowers, etc. One rustic look that we love is this look from Total Events and Surroundings.  Love the wooden farmhouse tables, lanterns, and fresh flowers!

7 Tips for Surviving Bridal Shows!

It is Bridal Show Season!   We here at Bridal News want to share with you some tips on how to survive the season and bridal shows in general And be sure to join us at the Century House on February 16th! 7 Steps to Surviving Bridal Shows

Parent Dances- What They’re All About

Parent Dances happen at every wedding and sometimes are overlooked, but picking these songs can be just as meaningful as picking your first dance.   We caught up with Mike Reilly of CT Productions to get his take on parent dances and how he advises his clients. Bridal News:  What are some of the most […]

First Looks

Aisle Files featured a topic we love! First Looks!  Becoming very popular to both couples and wedding photographers – check out this blog post for a great Tip on this Hot New Trend!   http://aislefilesblog.com/2013/11/hot-trends-first-look/  

A fun option instead of Bouquets!

Our friend Michelle at Party Envy gave us this great Hot Tip for a fun Summer Wedding! “One of our brides chose to have her girls carry bright parasols instead of bouquets down the aisle.  This is a great option if you’re having an outdoor summer wedding.  Each of the bridesmaids had a corsage in […]

To Veil or not to Veil?

What an awesome blog created by Angela’s Bridal! Deciding to wear a Veil for your wedding? This is a great one to check out! http://www.angelasbridal.net/Blog/tabid/110/EntryId/71/To-Veil-or-Not-to-Veil-That-is-the-Question.aspx

Bridal News 911

    We are so excited to launch Bridal News 911!  For the brides who need some help with your wedding- selecting vendors, which gown to choose, deciding if you should get a cake or cupcakes, how should you do your hair and make up?  Bridal News will help! Starting this month- our Bridal News […]

Hot Tips for Honeymoons!

Honeymoon Tips for the Caribbean! Love Adventure mixed with Romance? St. Lucia is the place to go! This island radiates romance with a landscape of lush rainforest and a fiery volcanic past. St. Lucia offers mountainous vistas combined with tranquil bays and waterfalls that make it truly unique. Climb the Pitons by day and candlelight […]

Get Inspired!

  Erin Marzilli gives a great, classic tip- Get Inspired!  Look for the make up faces that you love, bring the photos with you at your make up trial!  This will help to achieve the look you are going for on your wedding day! https://www.facebook.com/emarzbeauty    

5 favorite wedding songs!

Looking for wedding song ideas?  Here are 5 of our current fav’s Wedding Songs we Love! “My Wish” Rascal Flats “Oh Tonight” Josh Abbot Band ” I Love You” Eli Young Band “If I Didn’t Have You”  Thompson Square “Glass” Thompson Square

Wedding Photo Booths In All Shapes and Sizes!

  Photo booths are big hits at weddings and events! They are fun for your guests, and you get to use some fun props too! The Smile Lounge wedding photo booth is a twist on the traditional wedding photo booth and its a huge hit! Smile Lounge was created to provide a unique, custom experience unlike […]

Top 5 Things you should know about Wedding Music!

The Top 5 things you should know about Wedding Music   We asked Music Man Entertainment, Mike Garrasi to spill the beans and with us what we need to know about Wedding Music! 1. When looking for a DJ, make sure that you share your input. What kind of vibe do you want? What artists […]

Hot Tip from Angelas Bridal

HOT TIP from Janet Cooper, Owner of Angelas Bridal   Visible Lines?? So many Brides come across the problem of a visible pantie line when wearing a fitted silhouette gown.  As many think that purchasing spanx will resolve the issue, I disagree.  Spanx often are not necessary, however, simply purchasing a pair of panties that are […]