The Down Town Club was a befitting venue for this Philadelphia wedding that intermixed contemporary and classic details. Beautiful Blooms elegantly produced the ethereal classic color palette into the floral design that was undeniably a highlight on this special day. But nothing can compare to Jen and Brandon’s professedly shown love for each other, which I guarantee will make your heart melt! Every beautiful detail and moment was photographed by Bartlett Pair Photography, and the magnificent results are yours to swoon over below!
From the Photographer, Bartlett Pair Photography: “Jen and Brandon’s wedding day at Cescaphe’s Down Town Club in Philadelphia was so elegant and perfectly Philadelphia. These two could probably be models in another life so our job of capturing their love was super easy and so much fun! We loved watching their sweet interactions with each other, friends, and family. It was such a perfect day, and we were so glad to be part of it!
We loved wandering through the city with Jen and Brandon and their bridal party finding the best light and prettiest of Philly spots for photos. The Down Town Club is such a gorgeous gem of a venue in downtown Philly, and it has a bit of a ballroom vibe mixed with that modern Cescaphe charm. Its large windows and open space make it light and airy and Jennifer and Brandon’s wedding there was jaw-droppingly beautiful of course! Their guests were there to have fun and the amazing band EBE Paris made sure to keep them on the dance floor the entire night! So happy for you Jen and Brandon…and enjoy your epic honeymoon safari!!”
How They Met:
“We met through mutual friends during my first year of law school at Temple. Brandon had just finished school at Penn, so we were both living in Philly. He asked to buy me a drink at Drinkers one night and the rest is history.”
“Brandon proposed to me at the restaurant where we had our first date. It was a little Italian BYOB in Philly, and we had been back several times over the years, so I didn’t think much of it when he took me there. The owner tricked me into going out to the back patio after our meal and when I got out there, there was a little table set up with candles and flowers. I still didn’t get what was happening until I turned around and saw Brandon getting down on one knee. I just thought the owners really liked us! To top it all off, he had our family and friends back at our apartment waiting to celebrate with us.”
Wedding Planning Experience:
“My wedding planning experience was overall so enjoyable. We had a decently long engagement (18 months), so I didn’t feel too rushed. It was tough juggling all of the details along with work, but once we decided to go with Cescaphe, everything was pretty much smooth sailing from there! They just make everything so easy and you know that you’re getting the very best without having to worry about too many details. All of our vendors were spectacular and made the planning process very easy. I also have to give a big shout-out to my mom, who could easily be a full-time wedding planner.”
“We wanted a very classic wedding somewhere in the city, so we knew as soon as we stepped into the Down Town Club that it was exactly what we were looking for, with its unique classic touches, beautiful ballroom and spectacular views. We met, dated and fell in love in Philly, so we knew it would play a big part in our special day. And what better place to celebrate our wedding than with a view of Independence Hall!”
“It’s so hard to pick a favorite moment or memory because our whole day was just so incredible, from start to finish. I think my favorite moments were dancing all night with our family and friends, and of course with my husband! It was everything I had imagined and more.”
Wedding Planning Advice:
“The best advice I can give is to simply enjoy the planning process. There were so many times when I wished the wedding would just be here already! Then I tried to remind myself that soon it would all be over, so just enjoy the planning and anticipation. It can be stressful, but remember that the day is about marrying the love of your life and not about every detail being perfect (I know this is easier said than done).”
Wedding Vendor Experience:
“I can’t say enough about all of our vendors. Cescaphe went above and beyond to make sure every detail of our wedding was perfect and made being a bride an absolute breeze! I truly think our photographers and videographer are the best in the business. Jaime and Lincoln of Bartlett Pair felt more like wedding guests than our photographers, and we received so many stunning photographs from them. Our incredible wedding video shot by Rich Ferri is like watching a music video, and we’ve gotten so many compliments on both our video and photos. Alicia Martino with Beautiful Blooms was so great and really helped us to stay within our budget while still having the most beautiful bouquets and reception florals. And EBE Paris was simply the best. They had everyone on the dance floor the entire night, and our guests are still raving about how great they were and how much fun they had!”
Vendors | Photography: Bartlett Pair Photography | Venue: Down Town Club | Florist: Alicia Martino, Beautiful Blooms | Catering: Cescaphe Event Group | Dress: Anne Barge | Invitations: Minted | Cake: Cescaphe Event Group | Videographer: Rich Ferri | Band: EBE – Paris