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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

First Pics: Carolyn Verdi wedding boutique opens at 1746 E. Passyunk Ave.

The Carolyn Verdi wedding boutique we told you about last month has opened at 1746 E. Passyunk Ave.


The stock includes a wide selection of dresses (all discounted samples, all new), jewelry and a smattering of handbags and other accessories. Verdi also offers wedding planning services out of this location as well as custom invitations. She even does the calligraphy herself.



For most of the accessories and jewelry, Verdi says she has relied on local designers. You can check it all out at her open house on Oct. 6. Or, you can just go by today. She’s open Tuesday through Saturday, starting out opening at 11 a.m. Most days she says she’ll be open till 6, but until 7 on Thursdays and Fridays. Bridal gown and invitation consulting are done by appointment.






Verdi is also starting to work with other wedding-minded Passyunk businesses including florist Chartreuse, the new Beautiful Brides make-up boutique, Pollyodd limoncello shop, various restaurants and eventually, she hopes, Vanilya Bakery once it finally opens. Verdi thinks if they join forces, they can bring wedding business back to the avenue.

Sounds like a good plan.

These are "heirloom bouquets" that won't wilt away and a week after the wedding.

These are “heirloom bouquets” that won’t wilt away and die a week after the wedding.

Those are the dressing rooms, where you can try on these:

Those are the dressing rooms, where you can try on these:




How about you stop by and welcome Carolyn to the neighborhood?


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