Philadelphia, PA - East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to over 160 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is the ultimate one-stop-shop for brides and grooms-to-be headed into the wedding season.
Passyunk Ave Philadelphia's Wedding Planning District
Various wedding-centric retailers and services offer floral arrangements, dance classes, hand-crafted wedding rings, and bridal attire within blocks of each other, making for easy and efficient wedding planning.
The first up is Sermania Jewelry 1719 E Passyunk Ave, specializing in hand-crafted, custom engagement rings and wedding bands for nearly four decades. This premier neighborhood jeweler offers various diamonds and gemstones and a mixture of precious metals. Newlyweds are welcome to book an appointment online to sit down with artisan jewelers and husband-and-wife Co-Owners Joseph and Janice Sermania to discuss crafting the ideal engagement ring and wedding bands.
Just down the road at Carolyn Zinni Bridal Salon 1725 E Passyunk Ave, namesake and Owner Carolyn Zinni boasts one of Philadelphia’s most beloved and acclaimed bridal boutiques with a selection of carefully curated gowns and accessories for the big day. The assortment of beautiful dresses is handpicked by Zinni from top-tier designers worldwide, including Sophia Tolli and Martin Thornburg.
From bouquets to boutonnieres, ceremony creations to centerpieces – Creations By Coppola 1724 E Passyunk Ave is brimming with fresh flowers tailored to fit every wedding aesthetic. The Philadelphia-based florist offers a wide selection of top-quality flowers and an expert team of floral designers who carefully craft the client’s dream design.
For the famed first dance, Society Hill Dance Academy (SHDA) 1919 E Passyunk Ave offers Wedding Dance Lessons for brides and grooms-to-be, personalized according to each budget and timeline. Since opening in 2002, SHDA and the in-house expert instructors have worked with thousands of couples to perfect the highly-anticipated first dance. In addition to dance lessons, the expansive venue overlooking East Passyunk Avenue is an ideal space to host a bachelorette party or wedding.
The Utopia Collective 1914 E Passyunk Ave is focused on event planning and design for special occasions, including intimate and sophisticated weddings. The team at The Utopia Collective offers a variety of services designed to suit each couple, from “day of” coordination to full planning. A sample of the wedding activities this firm assists with are rehearsals and parties, cocktail hour, engagement party, wedding ceremony, and much more.
As for wedding glam, Beautiful Brides Philly 1613 E Passyunk Ave offers on-location hair and makeup services for brides, the bridal party, and engagement photos. The experienced staff of beauty professionals serve the Philadelphia tri-state area and beyond. Owner Dana Persia and her award-winning team can bring the salon to the home, wedding venue, hotel, etc., for a stress-free, confidential appointment before the ceremony.