Press + Praise

SWANK has always been one of our favorite places to shop, as their unique pieces and welcoming environment make it an unforgettable shopping experience. When we got engaged, we knew that Erika and Alexis were the perfect team to curate our wedding. From our initial meeting at SWANK to leaving our reception at midnight, the dedication and details did not go unnoticed. Throughout the entire process, there was open communication and endless meetings, as well as check-ins. Looking back on the year prior to our wedding, we can truly say that Erika and Alexis went above and beyond. They provided us with vendor contacts, joined us on our cake tasting, met us to finalize groomsmen color swatches and took a day trip to find perfect furniture to allow for the most beautiful seating arrangements and displays throughout the reception area. Erika even invited us to join her on a spur of the moment shopping trip for throw pillows! It was ensured that we were involved in the entire process and made decisions as a team. For months following our wedding, we heard from many guests who noted the elegance and beauty of the decor, as well as the attention to detail and hospitality throughout the night. Because of Erika and Alexis, we were able to have the wedding of our dreams and gained a life-long friendship in the process.

-Lauren + Tom S.

Erika and her husband are some of the hardest working people in the business. She spent countless hours working with me for my wedding. She was easy to work with and widely available. Her ideas and approach were nothing short of amazing. The pics from our wedding belong on Pinterest. Erika is a true professional.

-Heather + Jamie W.

We sat down with Erika for help planning our wedding. From the second we started planning our wedding we knew we would need help to bring our vision to life. When we left our initial consult with Erika it was clear that we had to have her! We can truly say that Erika and her team exceeded our expectations. When we entered our venue, we were in shock at how beautifully styled it was- down to the smallest detail. We still receive compliments and get asked who helped us. We tell everyone they need to call Swank ASAP!

-Sarah + Michael A.

My husband, Bryce, and I got married at the Colgate Inn. We met at Colgate University and both really wanted to “tie the knot” where it all started. We tried to plan the wedding from DC, but it quickly became overwhelming and we definitely needed some help since we couldn’t make the trip up to Hamilton too often. Erika jumped into the planning about 4 months before our wedding, and I really wish I hired her from the get-go. It would have saved me a ton of time and stress.

Erika and team were fantastic. They were able to work remotely with us and successfully translate our vision into a reality to stage the perfect wedding. She has such a creative touch utilizing items she already owned, such as a beautiful mirror display behind the bridal party, glass doors for table assignments, and a rustic glam table landscape.Erika worked so well with all of my vendors, and as the wedding came closer, she was able to take all vendor communication off my plate.

We were able to truly relax and enjoy the big day and have nothing but fond memories. To this day, all of our friends and family still tell us how amazing our wedding was. Couldn’t recommend Swank more!

-Kim + Bryce M.

Where to begin? Please know that we have been thinking of you daily and our gratitude for all that you have done for us has only grown! We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for your time, energy, and sheer genius behind our most incredible wedding day. You made our most important day turn into a reality that we couldn’t have even dared to dream. We hold on so dearly to every memory and photograph because they so quickly transport us back to the incredible beauty that was our day and our celebration—with so much owed to you! Thank you for your generous contributions and creativity!

-Aly + Fabio Z.

Suffice to say, Erika, proprietress of SWANK, is a true visionary. We had the immense pleasure of working with her for not only our wedding, but also home design, and stop into the shop to load up on her exquisite taste every time we're in Hamilton. She worked tirelessly to deliver a truly unique and thoughtful character to our wedding, one that represented us so authentically. We have nothing but glowing praise for Erika and the entire SWANK team!

-Keegan + Mike M.

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