Double-tap for the best wedding inspiration around Delaware and the Main Line.
by Aimee Gibison
It’s no secret that Instagram is a great resource for brides and grooms to find endless amounts of inspiration for their prenuptial planning. From bloggers sharing trendy decor ideas to photographers posting perfectly poised wedding parties, it is easy to fall (or scroll) into a social media rabbit hole.
In an effort to save brides- and grooms-to-be the time, eyestrain and cell phone data, we are sharing a few lovely and local Instagram accounts that will fill your feed with all kinds of sweet, shiny and stylish snapshots.
Whipped Bakeshop ⋅ @whippedbakeshop
From unicorn cakes to cookies inspired by Chanel’s classic tweed jacket, you’ll be amazed by Whipped Bakeshop’s creations. Whatever you can imagine, founder Zoe Lukas and her whimsical team can whip up—like a cake dripping in rose gold or a gold leaf-edged amethyst geode and marble cake.
Patty Cakes ⋅ @pattycakery
You will be dazzled by the ornate wedding cakes that Tricia Vicks designs, considering she stumbled upon the business a little over 10 years ago as a way to get out of the house. Now her cakes range from a three-tiered cake dripping in jewels to a red, black and white cake covered in hearts. Her cake flavors are fun too—she has everything from red velvet to lemon-coconut.
The Little House Shop ⋅ @littlehouseshop
In business for over 80 years, this eclectic shop has it all—from pillows to place settings to soaps and socks. Longtime managers Anne Henderson and Scott Weber help customers register for their upcoming weddings or freshen up their home with the perfect accessory.
Bloom ⋅ @bloomnewark
Newark and Wilmington, Del.
Whether you’re looking for some funky jewels for yourself or your bridesmaids, a sweet little clutch to carry at your rehearsal dinner or even a set of champagne flutes for your big day, Bloom has it. Owner Mimi Sullivan carries the works of more than 70 American jewelry designers, which range from subtle and sparkly to bold and bright.
A. Brandt + Son ⋅ @abrandtandson
Once you start scrolling through the extraordinary collection of fine jewelry, you’ll soon be dropping hints to your fiancé for upcoming holiday and anniversary presents. The store is run by mother and son team Annette and Elan Brandt, and they offer intricate, one-of-a-kind accessories for men and women, ranging from the Georgian era through contemporary period.
Indulgence Jewelers ⋅ @indulgencejewelers
If you need a little luxury in your life, family-owned Indulgence Jewelers has you covered. You’ll lust over the custom diamond rings and sparkling stud earrings. Michael Goldberg, a G.I.A graduate gemologist, can help you create a one-of-a-kind sparkler. There is also a great assortment of colorful gemstones, stackable rings and monogrammed necklaces.
Jennifer’s Bridal ⋅ @jennifersbridal
No matter your wedding style, Jennifer’s Bridal offers an extraordinary selection of gowns from top bridal designers. In January 2017, owners Jennifer Kienzle and Amy Hauser celebrated the 20th anniversary of the bridal boutique. Over these past two decades, the staff at Jennifer’s Bridal has worked closely with clients and designers to ensure brides are wearing the perfect dress when they walk down the aisle.
Also, be sure to check out their new cocktail boutique (@jcocktailboutique) for some fun and fancy fashion for special occasions like your engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party and honeymoon.
Sabrina Ann ⋅ @sabrinaannbride
Ardmore and West Chester, Pa.
Sabrina Ann Sigler owns two consignment bridal shops—Sabrina Ann Once Worn and Never Worn in Ardmore and Sabrina Ann Couture, which carries a selection of samples and evening gowns. Brides can try on dresses from well-known designers like Watters, Maggie Sottero and Justin Alexander and purchase their gown for up to 70 percent off the suggested retail price.
Fresh Designs Florist ⋅ @freshdesignsflorist
Chester Heights, Pa.
Fresh Designs’ floral creations are a must see. While their bouquets are absolutely breathtaking, it’s their lush canopies and chandeliers dripping in flowers and foliage that steal the show. Be sure to also visit their website (freshdesignsflorist.com) and check out their Design Sanctuary Workshop. Susan Davis, president of Fresh Designs, has been in the floral design business for over 30 years.
Lewes Lettering Co. ⋅ @lewesletteringco
Lewes Lettering Co.’s calligraphy adds a charming, memorable touch to weddings and receptions. Owner and calligrapher Katy Compton’s pretty penmanship has donned invitations, menus, place cards, cakes and more. She even offers calligraphy workshops.
Penn and Paperie ⋅ @pennandpaperie
Penn and Paperie’s invitations and stationery are truly a work of art. Owners—(and newly married)—Margo and Joe’s custom designs, laser-cut patterns and high-quality materials will deliver a lasting impression on your guests.