April 3, 2018

Weddings and pearls. Timeless and traditional, they seem to have gone together forever, but the single strand around the neck has lost some of it's pizzaz over the years. Many brides moved away from traditional looks for more contemporary styles. However, the pearl is making a comeback. This season pearls are expected to start appearing more and more, but not just in jewelry. Backlaces instead of necklaces, decor, flowers,...

March 20, 2018

Happy first day of spring! While we wait for our latest snowstorm that is supposed to be starting any minute, let's look at some ideas and inspiration for spring wedding decor. 

Flowers dominate spring weddings which bring color and life following our cold, drab winter. Greenery is also a huge trend this year, being used in everything from decor to accessories. One easy way to integrate the bright colors of spring is to use...

March 13, 2018

Table Numbers. The way you organize where your guests will be seated during your reception. Gone are the days of a pretty printed index card wobbling in a metal stick with a ring on the end. Tables and their centerpieces are getting much more creative, and the table numbers are right there as well. The table numbers can be bold or subtle, but they can be a great way to bring a little bit of your personality into your decor,...

March 12, 2018

One of Centre County's newest Wedding Venues is impressing brides and their families. Sometimes a venue may be perfect, but it takes more than a view and a pretty building to make a good venue - the staff and management play a big role. Nice to see a review that gives some praise to the hard workers. Short but sweet good review for the staff at Above the Valley Special Event Center

Above the Valley Special Event Center


January 31, 2018

The Nittany Lion Inn

Quick Info:

  • Reception Locations Available:  Indoor

  • Max. Recommended # of guests: 340

  • Catering:  In-House

  • Bartending / Alcohol:  In-House

  • On-Site Lodging:  Yes - Large Groups

The Nittany Lion Inn, a Four Diamond property located in the heart of Penn State University with complete banquet & Catering Facilities for up to 340 people. Two Hundred Twenty Three Guest Rooms and wedding p...

January 30, 2018

So is anyone following the Today Show's wedding? (https://www.today.com/style/today-wedding-2018-vote-winning-wedding-cake-t121664) They had 3 wedding cakes to choose from and yesterday they voted for the Embossed Cake. 

The word "Embossed" literally means carve, mold, or stamp a design on (a surface) so that it stands out. Apply this to the fondant on a cake and you get a nice pattern or design that is imprinted into your c...

January 29, 2018

 So happy when couples have wonderful things to say about our wedding professionals. Photography is such an important part of preserving your wedding memories - you want to be confident that they will not only work with you, but also that they can do their job. 

J&A Photography
(814) 359-4259



J&A Photography is Joel and Andrea Knepper, a young, enthusiastic and creative couple. They b...

January 22, 2018

Centre County's wedding professionals were at their best this past weekend at the 2018 Central PA Bridal Expo at the Penn Stater Conference Center. Hundreds of couples we able to meet with professionals and get inspiration for their big day. Here are some highlights of the day.

Who was in the video and how to find them:

Above the Valley Special Event Center - Wedding Reception Venue

The Atherton Hotel - Wedding Reception Venue


December 18, 2017

Caterer for your wedding? Here is what one mother of the groom had to say about Harrison's Catering:

Harrison's Catering
1221 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801

(814) 237-4422



Congratulations! You’re planning your wedding day! This most important day should have the assurance it deserves allowing you to relax and enjoy. Indoor or outdoor, traditional or non-tradi...

December 7, 2017

Many weddings are influenced by Pantone's color of the year, and for 2018 they have selected PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet.

The Pantone company has stated "We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness to a higher level. From exploring new technologies and the greater...

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