It seems like just yesterday that I announced Pink Peony Bride would be opening. Hard to believe it's been over a year. It’s been a long year in many respects but thankfully we’ve come out on the other side, different… but whole.
I am thrilled to find a home for Pink Peony Bride in Historic Bellefonte, PA. Quaint inns wrapped in ivy, magnificent Victorian structures, and lush gardens like those found at the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens provide the inspiration for my collections, so this is an incredible place for me. I adore timeless classics updated for modern life and that is what I hope to bring to brides through Pink Peony Bride - beautiful, timeless pieces to help create memories that will last a lifetime. Click here for more details on my current collection.
In light of the past year and the effect it has had on weddings and the wedding industry, as I open, Pink Peony Bride looks a little different than I originally anticipated. I am opening with an online store only in addition to hosting open houses in my Downtown Bellefonte space which will serve primarily as the Pink Peony Bride business office. I am excited to host local brides and happy to offer free local pickup appointments for their online orders.
An additional note about open houses - open houses give brides an opportunity to view pieces from my collection in person. They don't require an appointment. However, there are limited time slots available for brides who would like to try pieces. My first Open House will be on March 13, 2021 - 10AM to 3PM. Click here for more details on attending an open house and to RSVP.
Follow Pink Peony Bride (@pinkpeonybride) on Instagram for updates, new blog posts etc. I am excited to officially open the doors and to continue curating pieces that help Central PA brides feel and look their best on one of the most important days of their lives.
I attended the Central PA Bridal Expo for the first time this year. It was at the beautiful Penn Stater Hotel in State College. It was wonderful connecting with brides and vendors alike. Some brides had been following me online and wanted to connect and I saw several people I knew who were getting married. It was an exciting event.
As you would expect, there were all different types of vendors to help brides plan their dream weddings. The event was sponsored by Formalities, a bridal and formal wear shop in Bellefonte, and the gowns they showed were just beautiful. One of the cool things about the show is that models dressed as brides would walk through the entire space so brides could view the dresses as they checked out other vendors. What a great idea?!
There were representatives from some gorgeous venues, a harpist, caterers (I got hungry just looking at the pictures of their food!), bakers, photographers, videographers, donuts (Duck Donuts was there), DJs, event rental companies, florists and many more. RE Farm Cafe (a local wedding venue that also caters) was next to me and I tried their vegetarian sushi. It was seriously delicious and the ladies were so lovely.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by. It was great connecting with you all and happy wedding planning!
I attended my debut vendor event in December 2019 and couldn't think of a better place than the Bellefonte Under the Lights Winter Market. There were bright white tents, cafe lights, a dreamy atmosphere... things Pink Peony Bride is all about.
The event was set up along the Bellefonte waterfront with the market in the parking lot of the gorgeous Gamble Mill. Cafe lights were strung all along the entire area and into the market. So dreamy! Vendors had come from Downtown Bellefonte and all over Centre County. There were warming stations to keep you nice and cozy while you shopped and food trucks with all sorts of delicious food.
The turn out was fantastic despite the cold and rain. I got to meet countless people as they checked out the different vendors and everyone was extremely supportive with well wishes all around. Looking forward to next year's event.