Bridal_Guide by wuyunyi


									  Official Guide to
        The Colonnade
          Bridal Event

         O c t o b e r 3 , 2 010

570-342-6114 • 401 Jefferson Ave Scranton •
The Colonnade                              B r i d a l                      E v e n t            The Colonnade                                   B r i d a l                  E v e n t

T      his historic property in Scranton was renovated into
an elegant space for special events, complete with a boutique                                    A   s a full service Crane dealer,

                                                  Shower s
hotel. The Colonnade hosts engagement                                                            Waverly General Store offers Personalized
parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners,                                                      Design Service. Design for all items in the Crane wedding

                                                                                                                                        dding r y T i p s
wedding receptions and overnight guests.                                                         stationery wardrobe occurs in the store!

                                                                                                                                      We o n e
Owners Joshua Mast and Paul Blackledge                                                           This allows brides the freedom

                                                      For more than 50 guests, consider a
pride themselves on attention to detail.                                                         to change the elements and see

                                                  display shower.
The executive chef Mark Perry is a gradu-                                                        a proof as it’s designed.

                                                      Pre-printed guests’ names can be used as
ate of the Culinary Institute of America.                                                        “Stationery is an integral part of
Each event includes free event planning.          display shower gift tags.                      your entire wedding,” explains
“Every detail of our client’s                    The Colonnade offers display services so
                                                                                                                                                                Research invitations six to eight
                                                                                                 owner Lisa Farrell, “From the
event is discussed to give                   all guests can enjoy the shower without the
                                                                                                                                                             months before the wedding. Focus
                                                                                                 moment guests open
                                             work. Pre-select friends to help you pack up
                                                                                                                                                             on wording and design. Allow time
the perfect event in the per-                                                                    your ‘save-the-date’ to
                                             the gifts!
                                                                                                                                                             to order, review proofs and ship.
fect setting. We can cus-                                                                        the day they receive your thank-you
tomize the menu and flowers                      Pre-packaged cookies make great take-
                                             home favors.                                                                                                       Book calligraphy services as
                                                                                                 note, guests will experience your
                                                                                                                                                             soon as possible.
to work with the client’s
                                                 Consider a Friday night cocktail shower.
                                                                                                 wedding largely through the look and
budget and dreams,” explains
                                                                                                                                                                Consider colored inks,
                                                                                                 feel of your stationery.” The store can help

                                                                                                                                                             seasonal designs and monograms.
Blackledge. Wedding receptions should be                                                         couples choose a theme and consistently express it
booked at least one year in advance,
                                                                                                                                                                Pre-wedding stationery includes
                                                                                                 through paper quality, ink color, graphic elements and

                                                    T                                                                                                        engagement announcements, save-
rehearsal dinners six to nine months and                                                         typestyles. The store offers stationery, invitations and

                                                                                                                                                             the-date cards and engagement
bridal showers three to six months.                                                              announcements for any occasion and budget.

                                                Bookend beverage time with one hour of                                                                       party, bridal shower and wedding
                                             consumption to accommodate early arriving                                                                       invitations.
                                             or late staying reception guests.                                                                                  Wedding stationery includes
                                                Coney Island Texas Wieners or Old Forge                                                                      program, guestbook, table cards,
                                             Pizza make fun, late-night send-off food.                                                                       place cards, menu cards and favor
                                                Stations keep the dinner casual allowing                                                                     cards.
                                             guests to relax and mingle.
                                                                                                                                                                Post-wedding stationery
                                                Three different centerpieces will create
                                             visual variety and drama.
                                                                                                                                                             includes wedding announcements,
                                                                                                                                                             stationery and thank-you notes.
                                                Use a variety of containers to display the
                                             bridal party bouquets.

                                                                The Colonnade
                                                                                                                                                                1201 North Abington Road, Waverly

                                                                event space and boutique hotel

                                                                   a posh life l.l.c. property

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P     raphy
 hotog s                                                       Hire tested vendors.
                                                            Experience shines through.          T
                                                                                                                                     eddinge Tips
                                                                                                     ruly Scrumptious

   Tip                                                         Think of photography as an       makes high-end cus-
                                                            investment rather than a cost.      tom wedding cakes
                                                               Italian-bound wedding photo
                                                                                                from scratch, using
                                                            books offered by Rob Lettieri       the finest ingredients.
                                                            Photography showcase photos in a    Owner and founder Cathy Reppert
                                                            traditional yet contemporary way.   meets with each bride to highly
                                                                                                                                                            “Bling” on wedding cakes,

P      hotographer Rob Lettieri provides
digital still photography for weddings and life events
                                                               Consider unique ways to
                                                            showcase photos. For example,
                                                            Rob Lettieri Photography uses
                                                                                                personalize flavors and designs
                                                                                                using fresh fruit, imported chocolate, the freshest
                                                                                                butter and cream and pure vanilla extract. Her cakes
                                                                                                                                                         vintage cakes with modern
                                                                                                                                                         design elements and monochro-
                                                                                                                                                         matic cakes are popular.
across the tri-state area encompassing the Poconos,         various media such as computers,                                                                 Add a groom’s cake depicting
                                                            iPads, image slideshows and
                                                                                                are never frozen nor contain preservatives. Truly
New York, New Jersey, New England and Northeast PA.                                                                                                      a sport or hobby in his favorite
                                                            online image gallery.
                                                                                                Scrumptious offers cakes for any occasion, from two
He recommends that couples book their photographer                                              to 400 guests. Many are time-honored family recipes!     flavors.
as soon as they are engaged. Lettieri prides himself in         Appoint a “photo liaison”                                                                    Dessert tables can feature
                                                            within the wedding party, so they
                                                                                                Her cakes have been featured in many publications,
providing not only great photos, but also great services                                                                                                 smaller cakes and/or many
                                                            can coordinate what photos are
                                                                                                including American Cake Decorating Magazine.
and fast, easy turnaround. “People identify with our                                                                                                     single-tiered cakes.
                                                                                                Schedule a consultation with the cake baker as soon
                                                                                                                                                             Provide the baker with:
images,” he explains. “Over 20 years in the                                                     as the venue is chosen, as the baker should be
wedding industry gives us creative                                                              booked at least four to six months before the wedding.   wedding date, number of guests,
advantages in all facets of a wedding                                                           .                                                        wedding style and inspiration for
or event.” He feels weddings and other life events                                                                                                       the cake. Consider bringing lace
are a microcosm of a person’s own personal world with                                                                                                    from the wedding gown, a swatch
unique elements that showcase the individual’s social                                                                                                    from the maids’ dresses, flowers
landscape. Having traveled to over 50 countries, Lettieri                                                                                                or linens.
is comfortable in any cultural, religious or ethnically                                                                                                     The cake designer should be
diverse setting. He is ignited by the challenge to create                                                                                                open to your ideas.
a great body of work from weddings and events.                                                                                                              The couple should receive a
                                                                                                                                                         rough sketch of the basic design
                                                                                                                                                         for approval.

         1610 Wyoming Ave. Scranton

                                                                                                                                                                   271 Wyoming Ave. Kingston

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                                           arno & Son provides the latest fashions in
                                      men’s tuxedos from all major designers. This third
                                      generation tuxedo company specializes in tuxedo rentals             he Bridal Atelier is the area’s
                                      and sales.                                                     only haute couture salon offering
                                   As a member of Savvi Formalwear, the nation’s largest             privately designed wedding garments

                                   and most recognized tuxedo association, Sarno & Son has           for the bride and mother-of-the-bride.

                     Reserve tuxedo 3-6 months
                                                       a network of leading edge tuxedo              Carol Fanucci, couturier, is the artistic director and
                                                       companies throughout the United               seamstress. She says, “Unlike the retail bridal shop
                 prior to wedding. Advanced
                                                       States offering out of town grooms-

                                                                                                     with racks of sample garments, the Bridal Atelier is an
                 planning may mean discounts
                                                       men fittings at no charge. Sarno              experience in artistry, not shopping. Brides with a per-
                 on previous year’s pricing.               & Son was voted the                       sonal vision have the opportunity through the art of

                    The groom should try on
                                                           number one tuxedo com-                    couture to realize that vision.” Custom veils and
                 his entire tuxedo prior to
                                                           pany in America for two                   accessories are also available. Most clients work a           Beware of online purchasing.
                 making a final decision with a
                                                           consecutive years by                      year in advance; however, depending on the season,         Rarely does a retail garment fit
                 FREE groom’s preview.
                                                           viewers of NBC’s “Today                   three months may be adequate.                              well, which spoils the dress.
                                                                                                                                                                   Choose only a trained,

                                                                                                     The Bridal Atelier
                                                           Show– America Throws A
                     Choose a company that                 Wedding.” Retail manager Ted                                                                         experienced professional to
                 owns its tuxedos and has its                                                                                                                   adjust and customize a gown.
                 own dry-cleaning and
                                                           Poulos says, “Sarno & Son also
                                                                                                                                                                   Trends include French cage
                 distribution centers, like
                                                           offers a ‘perfect fit program’ which
                                                                                                                                                                veil and a return to lace.
                 Sarno & Son.
                                                           guarantees a perfect fitting tuxedo

                                                                                                                                                                    Fashions come and go; stay
                     An ultra fine wool tuxedo
                                                           to every customer we measure at
                                                                                                                                                                true to your personal style.
                 jacket provides a better fit,
                                                           our stores.” Over 1,000 color com-

                 lighter weight and more
                                                           binations in vests and ties are avail-

                 luxurious appearance.
                                                           able to match nearly any bridesmaid
                                                                                                                                                                              3926 Birney Ave., Moosic
                                                           dress. Sarno & Son also offers 70
                                                           tuxedo styles in jackets, pleated and
                                                           non-pleated shirts in white and
                                                           ivory, over eight different shoe styles
                                                           for rental, a wide variety of sizes
                                                           ranging from boy’s size three to
                                                           men’s size 74 and men’s suits to
                                                           rent or purchase.

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                                Drums • Edwardsville
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                                                                                                                                              he salon offers bridal parties complete

    sonal ips                                                                                     B                                    hair styling, makeup, nail and skincare services. Find

Per                                                                                               Tips
                                                                                                                                       unique shower favors and wedding party gifts at

                                                                                                                                       LAVISH Body+Home, including custom options! Owners
                                                                                                                                       Matt Drace and Jon Chernes say the service and

                                                                                                                                                      experience at the Salon are what sets
                                                                                                                                                      LAVISH apart. “Our hair stylists,
                                            ella Faccias Personalized
                                                                                                                To become comfortable
                                                                                                                                                   makeup artists, nail
                                        Chocolates and Gifts is the only company in
                                                                                                            with the look, schedule a pre-
                                                                                                                                                   technicians and esthetician
                                                                                                            bridal hair and makeup trial.
                                        NEPA that prints photos, logos, monograms and
                                                                                                                                                   have over 50 years combined
                                                                                                                Schedule the trial so it can
                                        messages directly onto unique, gourmet chocolate
                                                                                                                                                   experience and incorporate
     Personalized gourmet chocolate                                                                         appear in the announcement
                                        products. Mesmerize wedding guests with
                                                                                                                                                   the latest looks and trends
 is a warm way to thank guests for                                                                          photo, at the shower or on a
                                        personalized chocolate seat assignments printed on
                                                                                                                                                   ensuring the best possible
 their presence on your special day.                                                                        date.
                                        Belgian truffles or edible cards! One-of-a-kind
                                                                                                                                                   results. Our entire staff
     Customized, edible gourmet                                                                                 Begin a deep cleaning and
                                        gourmet chocolate favors, custom edible
                                                                                                                                                   works to ensure that getting
 centerpieces can be a unique                                                                               moisturizing program at least
                                        centerpieces, decadent chocolate fountains and
                                                                                                                                                   ready is the least stressful
 alternative to typical floral                                                                              six months before the big day.
                                        cake toppers can blend a couple’s personality
                                                                                                                                                   part of the day. We put the
 arrangements.                                                                                                  Don't neglect your hands
                                        resulting in a creative twist on tradition. Brides
                                                                                                                                                   ‘party’ in ‘bridal party,’
     Uniquely themed weddings can                                                                           and feet. Both should look
                                        should contact Bella Faccias at least six to nine
                                                                                                                                                   serving hors d'oeuvres, wine,
 be expressed with highly creative                                                                          perfect through the last day of
                                        months in advance for chocolate fountains or candy
                                                                                                                                                   mimosas and champagne!”
 and sophisticated gourmet chocolate                                                                        your honeymoon.
                                        buffets and three to six months for personalized
                                                                                                                                                   To accommodate the specific needs of
 products.                                                                                                      Hair stylists and makeup
                                        favors and centerpieces. Owner JoAnn Marianelli
                                                                                                                                                   each bride, the salon should be contacted
     All products are truly one–of-a-                                                                       artists deliver their best work
                                        Finnerty uses her discerning eye for detail to help
                                                                                                                                                   at least six months in advance.
 kind, reflecting the couple’s                                                                              in their own environment with
                                        brides create unforgettable, personalized

 distinctive personality.                                                                                   their own tools. Have your
                                        wedding mementos.

                                                                                                            wedding party meet at the
                                                                                                            salon (rather than on location)
                                                                                                            a few hours before they need
                                                                                                            to be ready. This can be more
                                                                                                            efficient, and less expensive!

             Old Forge
                                                                                                      600 Linden St.


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            Lim ips                                            Include the entire wedding      T
                                                                                                   ravelWorld is a locally owned and
                                                           party in one vehicle.

                                                                                               operated full-service travel agency
                                                               Consider exotic limos, like

                                                                                                                                                       Honey T i p s
                                                                                               which has specialized in honeymoons
                                                           Nasser’s hot pink limo, Excalibur   and destination weddings for
                                                           limo or Chrysler Hemi limo.         over 35 years. Owners John Madden,

 N    asser Limousine Service offers
                                                               Make sure your limousine
                                                           service owns its cars. Ask for
                                                                                               CTC and Debra Freas, CTC, say “We make
                                                                                               your dreams come true by providing personal
                                                           proof of registration.
 the area’s largest selection of SUVs,                                                         service you deserve when booking the most
                                                               Choose a company that
 exotics, antique conversion limos and                                                         important trip of your life.” Specialists will simplify the
                                                           specializes in weddings and
 luxury buses with 16 to choose from.                                                          process so couples may enjoy the big day, save time
                                                           owns a large enough fleet.
 Experts help recommend the best limo for each wed-                                            and work within a budget. TravelWorld recommends
 ding party, with limo sizes that fit up to 27 people in
                                                               Do research to discover past    booking four to six months in advance, but can also               Destination weddings com-
 one vehicle. Brides appreciate that Nasser Limo goes
                                                           customers’ satisfaction.                                                                          bine the cost of the wedding and
                                                                                                                                                             honeymoon and allow for multi-
                                                                                               work with last-minute honeymooners. Honeymoon
                                                              Visit the company, and view
 the extra mile. The company prides itself on friendly
                                                                                                                                                             day events.
                                                                                               options include all-inclusive resorts, destination wed-
                                                           their cars.
 office staff, clean vehicles and being ready for every                                        dings, beach resorts, secluded getaways, cruises and
 contingency. Drivers are friendly, knowledgeable and
                                                               Get a clear, concise, written                                                                    All-inclusive trips let couples
                                                                                                                                                             know all costs in advance.
                                                                                               active destinations. TravelWorld recommends destina-
                                                           contract stating type of
 happy to help with any special need. Nasser Limo rec-                                         tions based on the season, weather, accommodations
 ommends booking limousines six months to one year in
                                                           limousine, seating capacity, time                                                                    Consider using TravelWorld’s
                                                                                                                                                             free honeymoon bridal registry.
                                                                                               and budget. The agency doesn’t charge any fees for
                                                           commitment, overtime rate,
 advance. A red carpet and complimentary
                                                                                               booking a honeymoon.
 beverages are included, plus champagne for those
                                                           drivers, deposit and packag                                                                          Booking on the Internet can
 over 21.
                                                           specifics.                                                                                        be risky, resulting in disappoint-
                                                               One week prior, call to                                                                       ment and no one to contact when
                                                                                                                                                             problems arise.
                          137 W. Market St. Scranton
                                 800-331-3514              confirm date and time. Fax
                                   precise directions.
                                                               Keep a copy of the map and
                               PUC A-00120555                                                     Scranton 570-342-5790 Kingston 570-288-9311

                                                           directions with you on the

                                                           wedding day.

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    Rehearsal Dinners                                 Floral
    choose stations or entrees to make     the colonnade works with bride and
       the evening different from           grooms to create a seamless look
         your wedding reception            from the ceremony to the reception

    Wedding Receptions                         Bridal Showers
   free wedding event planning services      brunch, luncheon, afternoon tea
     for all events at the colonnade           and cocktail menus available

                      The Colonnade
      event space and boutique hotel      a posh life l.l.c. property

570-342-6114 • 401 Jefferson Ave Scranton •

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