Goin' to the Chapel

Brideasaurus rex 
n. Like a bridezilla but with less manual dexterity and a bigger mouth.

Don’t worry, lady. We’ve got you covered.

Wounded Bride
Take the day off at Pierre & Carlo (The Shops at The Bellevue, Park Hyatt, Broad and Walnut Streets; 215-790-9910) with their Escape to Serenity package. A Swedish massage, paraffin wrap, aromatic tension-release facial, and much more will turn that growl upside down and give you some precious alone time.

Metro Station
Have your fits of insanity got the future Mr. You’s hair standing on end? Send him to Groom (1315 Walnut Street; 215-545-5070) for a shave a few days before the wedding. After a hot towel treatment, homemade astringent, and straight razor shave, he’ll look as good as you. Barber Joe McMenamin will also give him expert advice on how to shave and touch up his ’do day of.

picture perfect!

Snap Judgment
Unique wedding photos don’t have to be an oxymoron. Shea Roggio (484-995-3729) takes shots worth remembering. His artistic, unobtrusive approach will leave you with the perfect picture every time. He’ll capture all the precious moments as they happen, without staging.

purely you!

Please Don’t Eat the Flower Girl
Michael Haschak from Pure Design (500 South Twenty-Second Street; 215-545-6666) leans more toward the exotic, using orchids, hybrid lilies (the dark burgundy blooms are great for fall nuptials), and peonies. He can stick to the traditional, but if you want a floor-length bouquet to match your six-foot-long train, he’s your man.

Face Facts
Your makeup is looking a little prehistoric. Nives Riddles at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa (255 South Seventeenth Street; 215-772-2766) can help: She’ll pluck brows into a shape that flatters the face and accentuates the eyes, and her makeup application will give you that look of flushed anticipation. If you want to use your own talents, head to the Prescriptives counter at Macy’s (1300 Market Street; 215-241-9000), where makeup artists will whip up custom foundation, concealer, and loose powder.

reach the sky!

Tiers of Joy
Sure, you’ll eat anything. But make sure everyone’s tastes are satisfied with a customized Velvet Sky Bakery (307 Leedom Street, Jenkintown; 215-884-0254) cupcake tower, which includes a six-inch cake and a choice of more than 40 different kinds of cupcakes (like Oreo and red velvet). Baker Pete Zelem ices them in bright buttercream, so they’ll be as colorful as the epithets you’re throwing at your wedding planner.

See now? That wasn’t so monstrous.

Need more ideas? See our spring 2007
wedding guide.

307 Leedom St
Jenkintown, PA 19046
500 S 22nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
1601 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102