2016 wedding trends

What are the new and emerging wedding trends for 2016? Read on to find out! Unplugged ceremonies. They are becoming increasingly popular because they allow guests to really be in the moment. They also help the professional photographers get unobstructed photos of the ceremony. Friends or family officianting. A lot of couples are now choosing […]

fall festivals 2015

The ghouls and ghosts are gone, and it’s still a little too early to deck the halls, so why not take this down time to enjoy the fall season and explore the great city of Philadelphia? Check your calendar, call a babysitter, grab some friends, and get ready for a good time because you do not […]

10 wedding food trends worth sampling

We shared some of the top wedding food trends with the Philadelphia Inquirer! You can read the article by Samantha Melamed here or below. “When it comes to food at weddings, there’s a long-held tradition of mediocrity. But as more foodies walk down the aisle, things are starting to get interesting. Couples are finding creative ways […]

we heart philly

If you’re planning your big day and are looking for some cute gifts for your out of town guests or bridal party, we have the answer. Created by Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, We Heart Philly sells all things Philadelphia including totes, t-shirts, home and office supplies, baby goods, books, jewelry, chocolates, and gift cards […]

a delicious dish for two

Staying in and making a beautiful meal together can be just as romantic as going out to dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day. So we asked our friend, award-winning chef, food writer, and cookbook author Lorna Yee to share a delicious dish for two. This tasty slow-cooked lamb ragu recipe comes from her cookbook, The Newlywed Kitchen, […]

olive’s first birthday

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year, but Olive’s first birthday was on November 4th. To mark the occasion, Dan and I wanted to do something fun and celebrate our first year as a family with our nearest and dearest. I’m excited to share the details and some photos from Olive’s special day… Since […]

rigatoni alla romance

We are fortunate to have stayed in touch with many of our brides and grooms that we consider friends, including Mary and Jim.  Mary is a chef (and Jim is not too bad himself, he’s made us dinner before and it was amazing!) and she is sharing her yummy Valentine’s Day recipe for a homecooked meal with […]

getting into the holiday spirit

Looking for a fun way to get into the holiday spirit this weekend that doesn’t involve a mall? How about mixing a festive drink and baking some cookies? When packaged with a little love and creativity, we think cookies make a great gift for party hosts, neighbors, or friends. Let’s first start with the cocktail! […]