(Closed) Philly Brides, Share you Vendors!

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Post # 17
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re getting married in a Philly ‘burb, so I hope it counts

Venue: Columbia Station (Phoenixville)

Caterer: Robert Ryan Catering (Phoenixville)

Photography: Teri Schubert Photography (Wilmington, DE)

Invitations: Robert Dietz (my cousin) of Pica Design (Belfast, ME)

Dress: Harleysville Bridal Salon (Harleysville)

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Flower Girl Dress: JCPenney

Rehearsal Dinner Caterers: Rocco’s Italian Restaurant (Collegeville)

Makeup: Lisa from M.A.C.

Music; Wayne Griffiths from A Party to Remember (Bear, DE)

Flowers: Wegman’s Florist (Collegeville)

Transportation: Bieber Transportation (Kutztown)

Cake: The Master’s Baker (West Chester)

Post # 18
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Getting married in a few weeks!

  • Venue- Cairnwood
  • Caterer- Jimmy Duffys
  • Phtographer- Justin & Mary Marantz (New Haven CT)
  • Videographer- Martins Video
  • Hair- Hair by Meghan
  • Makeup- Cheekadee
  • Tuexes- Men’s Warehouse/Iaccabuchi’s
  • Invites- Proud to Plan
  • Coordinator – Proud to Plan
  • Band- CTO Earth
  • Lighting- Synergentic Sounds and Lighting
  • Hotel Block- Courtyard by Marriott
  • Florist- Belvedere Flowers (Havertown)
  • Cake – Dough Main Bakery (Rosemont)
  • Bridemaid Dresses- Saison Blanche – Wedding Shoppe, Wayne
  • Wedding Dress- Judd Waddell – Wedding Shoppe, Wayne
  • Rehearsal Dinner- Otto’s Brauhaus
  • Trolley – Philadelphia Trolley Works
  • Soft Pretzel/Popcorn carts for favors – J Dogs

Post # 19
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re getting married on June 18, 2011

Ceremony and Reception Venue- Cescaphe Ballroom

Phtographer- Ryan Brenizer (out of NYC)

Hair- Up Your Do

Makeup- Dylan Michael Cosmetics

DJ- Silver Sound DJs

Ceremony Music- Heartstrings

Hotel Block- Comfort Inn Historic/Downtown Area

Wedding Dress- Priscilla of Boston

Honeymoon- Secrets Maroma Beach

Post # 20
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

    Updated list of vendors for my 3/12 wedding (less than 6 months!)…I think we have picked everything, except the CAKE!!!

  • Ceremony: Congregation Rodeph Shalom 
  • Reception/Caterer/Event Rentals: Peche at Sherman Mills
  • Rehearsal Dinner: Estia
  • Photographer: George Weir
  • Band: SoulSystem Orchestra
  • Hair: Sue Thoder
  • Makeup: Myya Pavone
  • DOC: Gina Sole, InStyle Planners
  • Flowers: Moda Botanica
  • Invitations/Programs/Menus: DIY for Design/Studio on Fire for printing
  • Calligrapher: Carmela, Custom Caligraphy
  • Wedding Dress: Rivini from Mark Ingram Bridal
  • Hotels: Sofitel/Palomar
  • Transportation: Phila Trolley Works
  • Honeymoon: Tivoli Lodge Vail/Four Seasons Maui
  • Ceremony Music: Tom Diffy
  • Cake: TBD

Post # 21
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Not too far along, but so far, we’ve booked a venue at the Loews Hotel in Center City.  And, got a dress – Essense of Australia D1108.  Have any of you brides already had your wedding and loved the band you used? Looking for Philly band choices.  Thanks for any help!

Post # 22
19 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

We still have lots of time, but have booked our venue – The Pearl Buck house in Bucks County – and our photographer – Sweetwater Portraits in Philly. Love, love. I second @sarindipity’s question about bands: anyone you’ve really, really had fun with?

Post # 23
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In regards to bands, we are working with Rich Posmoniter. They have been amazing so far and have an expansive set list that spans decades of music. My grooms parents have been to more than one wedding with them as the band and every time they have had a GREAT time.

Post # 24
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Here is our list! Just have to decide on the rehearsal dinner….

  • Venue – Phoenixville Foundry
  • Caterer – Jimmy Duffy
  • Photographer – Campli Photography
  • Photobooth – Go Festive
  • Hair/Makeup- Stellar Hair and Makeup
  • Tuxes – Gallelli Formal Wear
  • Invitations and Stationary – By Invitation Only, Ocean City, NJ
  • Coordinator – Proud to Plan
  • Alcohol – Frank’s Union Wine Mart
  • Hotel Block- The Desmond
  • Florist – Table Art
  • Officiant – Andy Mahaney
  • Cake – Cake Art Studio
  • Bridemaid Dresses – Here Comes the Bride, Somers Point NJ
  • Wedding Dress – Monique Lhuillier – Bridal Garden – Martlon, NJ
  • Rehearsal Dinner – ?

Post # 25
3 posts
  • Wedding: February 2011

Here’s my list so far. Mostly Philly vendors for a Center City wedding:

  • Ceremony: Tenth Presbyterian
  • Reception:  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Catering:  Jimmy Duffy
  • Florist: Nature’s Gallery
  • Dress: Birnbaum and Bullock, NYC
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man dress:  Bill Levkoff, Here Comes the Bridesmaid, NYC
  • Hair:  Mackenzie Hughes
  • Makeup:  Victoria Roggio
  • Video:  Creative Productions
  • Photography:  David Lim, New Jersey
  • Invitations:  Invitations of Elegance
  • Rings: Craig Drake, Kusturiss Jewelers
  • Hotels: Warwick, Residence Inn
  • DJ and lighting:  Synergetic Sounds





Post # 26
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Okay so here we go:


  • Wedding Planner: Angela Coker
  • Ceremony Venue: Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel (Lutheran Theological Seminary)
  • Reception Venue: Brossman Center (Lutheran Theologicaly Seminary)
  • Caterer: Blue Monkey Catering
  • Baker: Syreeta Robinson for Cake it EZ
  • Photographer: Simmone von Sydney Photography
  • Videographer: Drexel Hill Video
  • DJ and Lighting: DJ LadyEfx
  • Invitations: Jacquleine Dziadosz Graphic Design
  • Florist: TBD
  • Dress: David’s Bridal
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses: After 6
  • Officiant: Reverend Walter Arthur
  • Hotel Block: Crowne Plaza and Chestnut Hill Hotel (Will Book in January)

Post # 27
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

So, I have more vendors…finally.  Here’s where I’m at:

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Loews Hotel

Caterer: Main Events

Band: Sally Mitlas Band

Photography: Capone

Videography: Martins

Florist: Russell Anthony (I think)

Dress: Jay West, Haddonfield,NJ

Bridesmaids: Picking their own

Hair/Makeup: Undecided, but leaning toward Daneene Jensen & Associates and Bella Angel…

Rehearsal Dinner: Our house

Invitations: TBD

Post # 28
1485 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ok! Now that our wedding is over, here are our vendors!  I wrote reviews for some of them.  If you have questions, feel free to PM me though.

  • Venue: Warwick, worked with Lori
  • Caterer: Betty the Caterer, worked with Peter and Toby
  • Florist: Nature’s Gallery, worked with Gabriella
  • Band: Central Park, worked with Frank & Harry
  • Photography: Daniel McGarrity, worked with Daniel
  • Videography: Videogems, worked with Allan
  • Uplighting: Mainline Audio Visual International, worked with Jon
  • Invitations: Etsy’s Jessica’s Design Shop, worked with Jessica
  • Printed Calligraphy: First Impressions Calligraphy, worked with Marrtie
  • Gown: Toast bridal
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dresses: Impressions Bridal
  • Tuxedos: Gallelli Formal Ware, worked with Silvio
  • Honeymoon: Celebrity cruise, booked through Liberty Travel
  • Hair: Hair by Natalie Pagano, worked with Natalie
  • Make-up: Dylan Michael Cosmetics, worked with Cindy
  • Officiant: Judge John Murray III

Post # 29
562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Here’s what we have so far…still a work in progress…

  • Venue- Washington Crossing Inn, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Cake- Artisserie Bakery, Hamilton NJ
  • Florist- Flower and Country Store, West Trenton, NJ
  • Dress- L&H Bridal
  • Bridesmaids- L&H Bridal
  • Hair & Make-up- David Witchell’s, Newtown, PA
  • Photography- Onada Photography, Philadelphia, PA
  • Grooms Attire- TBD
  • Hotel- Courtyard by Marriott, Ewing, NJ
  • Invitations- TBD
  • DJ- TBD
  • Officiant- TBD
  • Rehearsal Dinner- Sweet Lucy’s Catering at home
  • Rings- Andrew Meyers, Ft. Washington, PA


Post # 30
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Had a wonderful group of vendors (except for transportation below).  Happy to give more personal recommendations if asked.

  • Church – St Philip Neri.   
  • Reception – Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar, S Philly – Lynn is the owner, she was fabulous to work with.  Amazing food – fabulous staff.
  • Flowers – Flowers by Mary Elizabeth
  • Dress – Bridals by Danielle
  • Alterations –  Cathy Rippert (Rippert’s Custom Tailoring) – Cathy is great, has been my seamstress for 4 years, my husbands for 25
  • Hair – Natalie Pagano – Highly recommend
  • Makeup – Cheekadee (Emily) – Highly recommend
  • Groom’s tux – Boyds
  • Photography – Miguel Serrano, Exton PA
  • Hotel – Hotel Palomar  – Octavia was fabulous
  • Brunch – Slate
  • Rehearsal – Plymouth Country Club
  • Invitations – MagnetStreet
  • Music – Thomas Duffy for guitar at church, Thomas D – Jazz quartet – (they were amazing)
  • Wedding Rings – Milanj Jewelers (KOP mall)
  • Honeymoon – Royal Hideaway Playa booked through Melanie at Liberty Travel – Plymouth Meeting (she was really helpful)
  • Cupcakes – Buttercream
  • Transportation – Sterling Limo – difficult at best.  They were an hour late (yes an hour!!!!!!!!!) to pick us up and take us to the church. Fortunately I padded the time and figured we’d be really early.  They did call several times, but he kept acting like I was just going to tell him to forget about it.  And no champagne in the limo after the wedding. 

Post # 31
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

reception: Moorestown Community House- Moorestown, NJ

catering: Due Amici

flowers: Ann K. Floral at 30th and Market, in the train station

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