Press Release

The Country Bride and Gent and its entire staff are excited to announce that they will be moving to their new location at 1537 North Broad Street, Lansdale, PA.

We are actively working with architects, designers and engineers. the result of which will be a beautiful, spacious and contemporary salon.

In other words, a salon as perfect and beautiful as your wedding day. As we eagerly await our relocation we will continue serving our

customers at our present location on Sumneytown Pike in Upper Gwynedd.

We take great pride in providing our patrons with the most current fashion styles, attentive service and superb quality in the Bridal/Formalwear market.

The purchase of this building provides us the opportunity to be the premier Bridal Salon in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Watch for our Grand Opening anticipated early fall 2019. Come see us and you will say "Yes to the Dress."

Trish and Ed Burkholder

Important News Update!

Big Changes for CBG

Today, we are happy to announce that the property housing The Country Bride and Gent at 708 Sumneytown Pike has been sold.

We have long outgrown our space and this sale provides us with a wonderful opportunity to relocate to a larger and more modern salon. Our plans are to remain in the existing building through the end of 2018. we will then relocate to our new store by January 2019.

There will be no interruption of business to any of our new or existing customers. Once we have finalized the details, we will announce the address of our new store location in the immediate area.

As we have stated before, we are as committed today as we were when we opened the store in 1995. Providing our customers with the best fashion styles, service and quality has and always will be our main objective. We look forward to continue servicing the Brides and Grooms of our area for a very long time.

We hope this puts an end to all the speculations and rumors concerning the future of the Country Bride and Gent.

Thank you for your continued support!

Trish and Ed Burkholder

Yes, We're Open!


We were very surprised and saddened to hear about our neighbor, the Sumney West Tavern, closing.

This in no way has any effect on The Country Bride and Gents store operations. We are as committed today, as we were in 1996 when we opened The Country Bride and Gent at 708 Sumneytown Pike.

We continue to strive in providing our customers with the best fashion styles, service and quality in the Bridal/Formalwear market.

Should Wawa purchase the property, we will be relocating within the immediate area to a larger more modern salon. There will be no interruption of business to any of our customers!

We are proud to be one of the premier Bridal Salons in Montgomery County and are looking forward to servicing the Brides and Grooms of the area for a very long time.

Trish and Ed Burkholder

Wedding Stress

Wedding Stress

How can something as wonderful as becoming engaged be a huge source of stress?  I'm afraid that the social expectations that  get imposed on your wedding can be a part of it, as your own expectations will be.  Unless you are planning to "run away" and get married (which is stressful in its own way) the best approach is to expect stress and find ways to manage it.

Wedding Toasts

Tips from Trish

Have you been asked to make a toast at the wedding you'll attend?  Some toasts are "standard" and  others spontaneous.  If you plan to be the one delivering a toast, here are some hints to help you prepare.

Being asked to speak at a wedding reception can make one nervous.  We suggest that it is best to be prepared and avoid "winging" it.  The toast maker needs to remember that his/her remarks are to congratulate the couple.  They may be humorous or touching or congratulatory, but whichever is chosen, remember that they need to be given in good taste.

Who may toast:

  • The father of the bride traditionally proposes the first toast to his daughter and future son-in-law a the engagement party.
  • The host or father of the groom proposes the first toast to the bride and the groom at the rehearsal party/dinner.
  • The best man proposes the first toast to the bride and the groom at the wedding reception.

After he has completed his toast, everyone except the bride and groom, rise and drink to the couple.

After the best man's toast, the groom will respond with thanks to the best man and then offer a toast or two of his own to the bride, to his parents, to his new in-laws.  If she wishes, the bride may rise and offer her own toast to her new husband and/or to her new family.  Following the bride, other members of the wedding party may propose additional toasts to the couple if they wish.

Write your toast in advance and practice it a few times before delivery.  If you don't know where to start, check the Internet for ideas or reference guides for famous love quotes.

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Photographer Highlight - PhotoSynthesis Photography

Today we are highlighting one of our local wedding photographers that CBG Brides and Gents have raved about Bill Stank of PhotoSynthesis Photography. 

A little more about Bill from his website...

"Hi, I'm Bill and I'm a Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer! I have always enjoyed being involved with both the visual and performing arts throughout my life. Photography, of course, as well as drawing, painting, and playing music have been creative outlets for me. I find the arts to be limitless and forever evolving for the individual. I feel blessed that I have been able to live a creative life and I look forward to future creative endeavors. It would be an absolute pleasure to work with you!"

Bill also has a great video of him describing his process which you can view below or visit his website at

Below are also a few photos from one of Bill's most recent styled shoots featuring styles from the Country Bride and Gent.

Venues: Robert Ryan Catering & Design

Models: Leslie Michell, Katy Gray and Colin Rogan Shaw

Florist: Pondeleks Florist

Hair and Makeup: Alisha Nycole