GIVING BRIDES A TASTE OF WHAT’S TO COME – Wedding event planners and vendors assembled Sunday (Feb. 3, 2013) at the former Brownback Mansion – home to the Shearer Elegance Bed and Breakfast, 1154 Main St., Linfield PA – for a “Bridal Blossoms” show specifically geared toward the big day ahead for most guests in attendance. Large floral displays from Whimsical Welcomes Floral Design in Skippack decorated many of the tables (above). Small decorated wedding cakes gave food for thought to those looking for ideas (below) to make their wedding unique. There was plenty to snack on and beverages to sample at a wine bar in the Shearer Elegance front parlor; the B&B also serves as an event venue and regularly hosts weddings and receptions. Other vendors included Dlutz Photography of Pottstown, wedding consultants Wendy’s Affairs of the Heart of Philadelphia, and the Country Bride and Gent Bridal Salon of West Point. For many at the show, it was their first visit to the prominent Linfield mansion and they seemed surprised and delighted by its vintage Victorian touches (bottom).