Phan and Johnny had a stunning Philadelphia wedding that we absolutely LOVE! I must say Phan was simply stunning with her sparkling accessories, beautiful blooming bouquet, and her electrifying smile. Anastasia Romonova beautifully captured this special day and every detail that truly made it special. Especially, Cescaphe Event Group’s lovely Tendenza venue which was the perfect locale for this ultra-chic modern wedding, plus they granted this entire day with all the delicious fare, and an amazingly decadent wedding cake! This couple and their party guests had the time of their lives celebrating Phan and Johnny’s love, and ended this fabulous day dancing the night away! Keep scrolling to see how it all unfolded.
From the Bride: “My husband and I met through a mutual friend and we didn’t officially start dating until a couple years after becoming friends and hanging out socially. It only took two years to realize we had a lot in common and shared the same values and views on family. We had spoken about marriage and looked at rings before so I knew it was coming, but didn’t have a sense of how soon or far away that would be. He proposed on March 6, 2015 and pretended that we needed to use an expiring free hotel night and planned a “staycation” in Philly with dinner and ballet tickets. This should have been a red flag since neither of us have ever expressed an interest in watching the ballet, but this was his way of making sure I was dressed up for the occasion. He also bought me a new dress for the night a couple days prior.”
“When I met him at the hotel, I walked into the room, which was lit full of tea candles and rose petals were placed around the room. I initially asked if he lied to the concierge and told them it was our anniversary (he will do that sometimes)! But when I turned around, he was on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I said yes… After dinner, we walked back to the hotel and he suggested a drink at the bar before the show and when we walked in, all of our friends were there taking pictures and celebrating with us. My husband is not one to focus on details and grand gestures so I was truly surprised and it was a great night I’ll remember forever.”
“The wedding planning process was fairly easy and we chose the first venue we looked at and booked a date five months out. The Cescaphe team was amazing in coordinating the venue décor, food, drinks, and ceremony. The most memorable thing from the wedding would have to be the food stations during cocktail hour, which we still talk about to this day. We even try and convince every engaged couple we know to have their wedding at the same venue so we can experience it again. But the best part of the day was getting to spend time with all of our family and friends together in one room. After months of planning and talking about flowers, music, food, photos, etc., what made it so special was the people and love in the room.”
“The best advice I can give for couples planning their wedding is to make sure to take a step back and remember what the day is about and to also communicate with one another throughout. Every planning [process] will have stressful moments whether it’s the guest list, input from future in-laws, or budgets, but once you remember that this day is just about the commitment you’re making to each other, the rest of the details become less critical.”
From the Photographer: “Phan & Johnny’s wedding day was an incredibly beautiful one! Nobody expected a November day to be so warm and welcoming to stay outside to your hearts content. The bride and groom started off their day getting ready at the Hyatt Hotel in Philadelphia. Their suites had a spectacular view of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Center City at the same time and it was great to have an opportunity to incorporate those wonderful backdrops into their photos. When the preparations portion of the day was finished, we headed to the Race Street Pier for some bridal party candid shots. For their reception venue, Phan and Johnny chose Tendenza, an industrial chic Cescaphe Event Group venue. It’s needless to say that this place is unique and one of a kind in the Philadelphia area. It was wonderful to document the strong and loving relationship Phan and Johnny have with each other and with their families and friends. We really enjoyed celebrating such a special event with them! Please enjoy a little glimpse into their beautiful November day!”
Vendors | Photography: Anastasia Romanova | Reception Venue: Tendenza | Floral/Decor: Beautiful Blooms | Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering/Bakery/Cake: Cescaphe | DJ/Band: Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys |