Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Wedding Day!

Jami's wedding Monday was absolutely stunning. It was everything she always dreamed of for her wedding day. The ceremony took place at 5:00 right on the beach, with 10 of us in attendance. We weren't sure how the weather would hold up...having a wedding in the Caribbean during peak hurricane season can be a little risky, but thank God everything was PERFECT! When Jami was little, she used to always say that she wanted to get married on a horse...amazingly, there happened to be 2 horses along the water's edge that Jami and Ryan were able to ride on right after the ceremony!

Jami looked absolutely beautiful in her wedding gown. She chose a gorgeous Mori Lee gown, from their Voyage Collection. A very special THANK YOU goes out to Madeline, Arthur, Mitchell, Steve, Marco, Tom, and EVERYONE at Mori Lee who made it possible for Jami to wear her dream dress yesterday. You guys are truly the BEST! Myself, my mom (mother of the bride), and Dawn (mother of the groom) all wore dresses from designer Bill Levkoff. My two little girls wore dresses compliments of Jordan Fashions...THANK YOU to Eric Greco, owner of Jordan Fashions, for making it possible for my girls to have such beautiful gowns!

Another very special THANK YOU goes out to Rodney and Vickie Clark of Clark Photography who traveled all this way with us to capture Jami's special day. The photos are absolutely breathtaking. From what I have seen so far, I really don't know how she will choose the photos for her album, they are all so good! Thanks to Rodney and Vickie, we have all of the precious moments of the wedding captured on film!

Enjoy the pictures below from Jami's special day. And...CONGRATULATIONS Jami and Ryan!! Enjoy the Honeymoon, we love you!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jami and Ryan's Wedding Preparations

All of us family (and our photographer, Rodney Clark, and his wife) arrived on the island of St. Kitts yesterday afternoon. What a gorgeous island! Tomorrow is the big day! We are all so excited. We've been spending our time together at the resort just enjoying the sun and sand, and enjoying our time getting to know Ryan's family better. With the exception of one piece of baggage being "lost", everything has been perfect! We have some family pictures on the beach planned for this evening, and then a nice rehearsal dinner at a local restaurant that Jami and Ryan picked out. We'll be sure to post plenty of pictures of the wedding tomorrow! Here are a few pictures of what we've experienced so far:

Landing at St. Kitts. It is absolutely beautiful!

The beautiful bride-to-be, meeting us at the airport!

Jami and Ryan hanging out in the pool

Photographer Rodney Clark, and Father of the Bride, Jim Resh!

Anxiously waiting for 5:00 Monday to arrive, when they will become Mr. and Mrs. Wagner!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Destination weddings are all the rage!

Has anyone else noticed that more and more brides and grooms are opting out of the traditional "church wedding" and choosing to run away and get married at some tropical location? It seems like more and more of the brides that I work with are headed to the beach to get married, and are looking for a wedding gown that is appropriate for a wedding in the sun and sand! Well, if you know our bridal consultant (and my sister), Jami Resh, then you know that she is no exception to this rule! Jami and Ryan left this morning to head down to the Caribbean island of St. Kitts to prepare for their September 6th wedding. We received a message from Jami this morning saying that she was 1 of 3 girls walking on the plane with a wedding gown in hand and headed to the Caribbean! How cool! 12 of us will be joining Jami and Ryan this weekend, and you can be sure that we will be posting plenty of pictures from the wedding, especially so you can see what kind of dress Jami chose!

On that note, I thought it would be fun to show a couple of the hottest destination dresses that we carry from Mori Lee. All of them are very fun, comfortable, and easy to move in. Congratulations to all of you destination brides out there!

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Dad's perspective on his little girls wedding!

With over 30 years experience working with Brides and Grooms with their big day - Barb and I have stepped on the other side of the counter. Our oldest daughter Jackie married Alan on July 3rd 2004. In two short weeks our youngest daughter will be wed in St Kitts to Ryan. I must say that even though we take every wedding very seriously, it is definitely different when its your daughters. Jackies wedding was the traditional church wedding. Jami has opted for a destination wedding with an "island themed" reception here in Chambersburg.

As many of you know Barb and I are extremely close to Jackie and Jami. We feel so blessed to not only spend lots of time with them, but also work the Bridal business together. I'm a bit of a sentimental sap - doing as good as was possible on Jackies wedding day. Not quite sure how I'll do on Jamis day (Thank God its on St Kitts - at least not a huge audience for my blubbering) The important thing to Barb and I is the fact that both of our daughters have the weddings that they wanted and that they have a marriage that is strong and filled with love.

We will be updating the blog (along with facebook / twitter) with pictures from St Kitts for those of you who are interested.

Jim Resh

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rob and Kristian (Adams) Johnson

Congratulations to Rob and Kristian who were married June 12, 2010! All of our brides are very special to us, but Kristian is like family to us. Not only was Kristian a prom customer of ours for at least 3 years in a row, but her Grandma was J&B's first employee, over 30 years ago! Kristian truly looked like a princess in her tulle Mori Lee ballgown. What an honor it was to outfit the entire wedding party, from the bride and her accessories, to the bridesmaids, to the mother of the bride, to the men in their tuxedos! Kristian, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for entrusting us to help you with the most important day of your life! Congratulations and best wishes to you and Rob as you begin your new life together! Clark photography did a stellar job with the photos. To view more photos from Rob and Kristian's wedding check out Clark Photography on Facebook!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Justin and Rachel (Leigh) Whitehair

I remember my first contact with Rachel like it was yesterday. Her mom, Chris, called J&B to see if we had a specific Maggie Sottero dress in stock...and the rest is history! Rachel came in to try on that specific gown and fell in love with it, it was her dream dress! She looked amazing. However, while she was trying that gown on another one caught her eye too, completely different from her original choice. To make a long story short, Rachel purchased her original dream dress to wear on her wedding day, but she also couldn't pass up the second gown so she chose to purchase that one too and wear it at her reception! What a fun thing to do! Rachel and her mom were so fun to work with, and they travelled all the way from Charles Town, WV to allow J&B the honor of helping them with their special day! Thank you, Rachel, and best wishes to you and Justin!

Rachel in her first dress (with husband, Justin)

First dress

Rachel in her second dress, with her brother Bradley

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Congratulations Scott and Anita!

What fun it was working with this wonderful couple, Scott and Anita (Killcrece) Hershberger who were just married 7/17/10. We were honored to help them with Anita's gown, her bridesmaids' gowns, and the men's tuxedos. It's always fun when we get to see the end result after months and months of planning! All of their hard work and planning paid off, because as you can see in their photos, everything turned out beautifully! Congratulations, Scott and Anita! To view more pictures from their wedding go to http://blog.alifestudio.com.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Maryland: Couple ties the knot at Antietam National Battlefield

A very special congratulations to our bride and groom, Lindsay Miles and Corey Wolfensberger, who were married at the Antietam Battlefield Saturday. Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs, and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day! Check out the following article on their special wedding.

Maryland: Couple ties the knot at Antietam National Battlefield

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

$99 wedding gown sale!

If you are looking for the perfect wedding gown and are on a budget, now is the time to stop in to J&B Bridals and experience one of the largest $99 wedding gown sales in our history! We have been extremely busy with bride after bride finding their perfect gown for just $99, $199 or $299! These gowns are going fast, so call today for your appointment and don't miss out on the savings! Going on now!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Red Carpet Saturday!

Don't miss out on the fun this Saturday, March 20th as we party all day long during Red Carpet Saturday! If you don't have your prom gown or tuxedo yet this Saturday is YOUR DAY! Phantom Shadow Entertainment will be at J&B playing the best music and showing off their amazing limos. You will also meet Rodney Clark from Clark Photography and the professionals from Everlasting Love Florist with their beautiful corsages and boutonnieres...after Saturday you will be set for the prom! Come join the fun this Saturday from 9:30-5:00! We'll see you there!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bridal Gown Trends by Cami Unger

A special thank you to Cami Unger, design specialist from Emerald Bridal, for her insights below on bridal gown trends for 2010. J&B is thrilled to have Cami join us Friday and Saturday March 5th and 6th for an exclusive Emerald Bridal trunk show! Can't wait to see you, Cami!

"My name is Cami Unger and I am the Trunk Show Coordinator and part of
the design team for Emerald Bridal. I am thrilled to be coming to J & B
Bridal for our Spring trunk show on March 5 & 6, 2010.

I travel all over the country and get to work with so many wonderful
brides. 2010 is looking to be a great year for dresses. The classic
styles of strapless, sheath, full skirts, and A-lines are updated with
beautiful new fabrics. The trend seems to be more on the simple side
with jewelry beading accenting the gown for that extra bling.
Accessorizing dresses with belts or adding rhinestone buttons are a
popular choice this year, as well. Flowing, empire waist with sheer
fabrics that used to be only used for destination weddings, are now
being looked at for more formal weddings.

Come in to view our 2010 line. I look forward to working with you and
finding the dress of your dreams!"

What To Expect at Your Wedding Gown Appointment

1. HAVE FUN!!! You will be working personally one-on-one with a friendly, professional bridal consultant whose number one goal is to help you find the perfect dress but to have fun in the process!

2. Your consultant will help you choose dresses to try on that are exactly what you are asking for. She will carefully listen to you and will pull dresses accordingly. Your consultant will provide you with a veil, slip, shoes, and any other accessories you may need while you are trying on dresses, so there is no need to bring any of those items unless you have some particular accessories you would like to wear with your gown.

3. Don't be surprised if you find your dress your first time in! Over 70% of brides who come into J&B find their dress on the first time! Brides love this, because then they can move on and focus on all of the other plans for their wedding, knowing that one of the biggest decisions is made.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wedding dress designer, Henry Roth, interviews brides at Kleinfeld Bridal on advice on shopping for wedding gowns.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How Do You Find the Perfect Wedding Gown?

Shopping for a wedding gown should be one of the most FUN experiences in the entire wedding planning process! When a bride finds herself with that coveted ring on her finger, she is usually more than excited to begin the hunt for the perfect "gown of all gowns"!! However, just as many brides find themselves overwhelmed and unsure where to start! J&B would like to dedicate our next few blog posts to helping new brides know where to start when beginning the journey of finding the perfect gown.

First, a few tips of advice:

1. Do some research
Magazines and the internet are two of the best places to begin. J&B Bridals has links to all of our designers on our website for this very reason. We want to make it as easy as possible for brides to have some exposure to the styles of wedding gowns that are out there and available! Bring pictures with you to J&B, or contact your consultant ahead of time with styles that you like, so that your consultant will be better prepared to know what kinds of styles you think you would like to try on.

2. Schedule an appointment
Although an appointment is not necessary at J&B, it is extremely helpful. Most appointments last around 90 minutes but can be as short as 45 minutes or can last up to 2 hours. It is helpful to know that Saturday appointments book up the quickest, so it is a good idea to call at least one week ahead of time if you are scheduling a Saturday appointment. You will find a little more breathing room for appointments during the week and on evenings, as the store is not quite as busy during those times as on Saturdays. Please keep all of this in mind as you schedule your appointment.

3. Bring a small group of people with you
Some brides think that the more people they have with them at their appointment, the easier it will be for them to decide on their gown. The opposite is actually true. You should bring only one or two other people with you, such as your mom, best friend, sister, etc., and make sure they are people whose opinions you value and trust. Many times, the more people you bring to your appointment, the more opinions you will get and the more confused you will get. Keep in mind, no matter who is with you at your appointment, that it is YOU who has to be in love with the dress!

Monday, February 15, 2010

J & B Bridals is proud to have the areas largest selection of Prom 2010. We offer the only computerized Prom registration in the area to assure that Your gown is Yours alone. Thanks to all of our Prom Customers for making 2010 our best prom season thus far!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Bridal Show 2010

Don't miss the areas most complete Bridal Expo this Sunday, January 10th at Wilson College! Madeline Gardner, the designer of Mori Lee wedding gowns, will be there with her New York models. There will be over 30 wedding related vendors there, and lots of giveways with the grand price being $1,000 cash! (see store for details)
Tickets are available at J&B Bridals or by calling us at 1-800-301-1935. See details at http://www.jbbridalshow.com/ or http://www.jbbridals.com/.

We look forward to seeing you there!