Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Award

We're very excited to annouce, that for the third year in a row, we've been selected to receive WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award™!  This is such a great designation given to those professionals who show excellent service and dedication to the wedding industry over the past year and we're honored to be part of this fantastic network!  Thanks to all of our incredible clients for the reviews left on our WeddingWire page, too!

Here's the press release below:

Philadelphia, PA– January 26, 2011- WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Proud to Plan has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for wedding planning!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Proud to Plan stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Proud to Plan for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Proud to Plan is among the very best wedding planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at and read all the fantastic reviews left by our clients!

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About WeddingWire, Inc., the nation's leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and (both part of eHarmony), and (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

Laura and Mike's Wedding

Here is another great wedding from last fall! Laura and Mike were married in October at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Wilmington. They held their vintage themed reception at Deerfield Golf Club. Their florist, Celebration Design Group, did a fantastic job with their centerpieces and bouquets! Their flowers were all fall colors-deep red, orange, green with touches of blue. We made their ceremony programs, seating chart, table numbers, chair, bar and candy buffet signs and their anniversary card stickers. Instead of a traditional guestbook, Laura and Mike chose one of our new favorites, anniversary cards! Each table has a card designated for a year of their anniversary - table 5 is their 5th anniversary and so on - and guests at that table sign it for Laura and Mike to open on that year! Such a great idea and guests always love doing them. Tom Barrett DJ's had all of the guests out of their seats and dancing and Clair Pruett Photography and Video was on hand to capture all of the excitement! Their stunning cake was created by Cakes by Kim and was absolutely delicious! The photobooth, provided by Make A Memory, was a huge hit and had a line for most of the night! Thanks again to Clair Pruett Photography for sending us these wonderful images!

Congratulations Laura and Mike!

Teaser Tuesday

This weekend was our first wedding of 2011 and it was a great one! Jennifer and Kevin's wedding at The Trust Venue in Philadelphia. They had a beautiful winter theme that we used throughout all of their stationery. We set up the chairs in small triangles so that guests would be surrounding the couple during their wonderful ceremony. Matt Blank from Synergetic Sounds was on hand to get everyone on their feet and dancing the night away. Jenn and Kevin are graduates of Penn State University, so a cardboard cut out of Joe Paterno made its way around the dancefloor after Matt played PSU's fight song! Joe was also used for pictures with guests and made it into the photobooth, provided by Go Festive! A big thank you to Doug of Candid Moments Photography for sending us these teasers - we can't wait to see (and blog) the rest!!!

Teaser Tuesday

We've been winding down after our big New Year's Eve party at the Crystal Tea Room hosted by We have a few teasers for you all to see and we'll definitely be doing a full post once we get all of them! A big shout out to the sponsors; Korbel, FUZE beverages, PopChipsSouthern Comfort, MGD64. The dance floors were packed all night thanks to Philly Funk Authority, DJ Ed Smooth and DJ Mark Robuck did a fantastic job! A huge thanks to Karlo Gesner of Karlo Photography for these teasers and capturing all of the fun that was had by the guests!! Keep your eyes on the blog for the full post and all of the great details of this fabulous event!

Chrissy and Joe's Wedding

Chrissy and Joe were married this September in Cape May at Our Lady Star of the Sea and their reception was held at The Grand Hotel. The girls started their day at Chrissy's beach house and The Little Touches did everyone's hair. Chrissy and her bridesmaids looked fantastic and the hairstyles stayed in place even after doing a photo shoot on the beach! Chrissy arrived to the ceremony on a horse drawn carriage provided by Cape May Carriage Company. The color scheme for their wedding was a unique mix of purple, blue, green and brown with a lot of elements from nature. Manic Botanic Floral Design Studio did a wonderful job executing this theme; the centerpieces were stunning! Chrissy asked us to place little paper butterflies anywhere we could, in memory of her father who she would catch butterflies with as a child. Their cake, created by Pink Cake Box, had a butterfly on top, which was a great personal touch. An old windowpane with guests names written on it was used instead of placecards or a seating chart. Satisfaction Guaranteed Entertainment really got the party started and had everyone on their feet dancing until the end of the reception! Alicia from Blossom Productions did a fabulous job capturing the day on film. You can see Chrissy and Joe's wedding trailer here. A big thank you to the couple's photographer, Laura Eaton Photography, for these incredible images!!

Congratulations Chrissy and Joe!