Jennifer Matteo Event Planning coordinated this Philadelphia wedding that was equals parts elegant and romantic.  The color palette and design were inspired by the groom’s custom-made suit by Henry A. Davidsen.  Navy and burgundy made a seriously pretty pair and we could not be more obsessed with these wedding colors!  The bride always dreamt of having her wedding at Cescaphe’s Water Works, so deciding on a venue was a no-brainer.  Every dreamy detail in this wedding was all beautifully photographed by Right Start Photography so keep scrolling for gorgeous wedding inspiration.

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Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

How They Met:

“Through a mutual friend in college while Phil was attending Drexel and Lauren was attending Temple.”

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

The Proposal:

“He took me and our dog Brooklyn to Franklin Square on a walk and got down on one knee in front of an engraved brick that he made which says “Lauren Will You Marry Me” – I, of course, said YES! After this, he surprised me with a party at The Continental’s rooftop – with all of my closest friends and family.”

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Wedding Planning Advice:

“The best advice would be to hire a planner! Jennifer worked closely with Cescaphe Events Group to coordinate every detail and she really took the pressure off of us! We had a really long engagement (2 years), I would say that was too long! We loved having a planner, so that’s huge – but also know that the day of the wedding it should be all about remembering what the day is about, not the small stuff!”

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

About the Venue | Water Works:

“We loved that it was on the water, and we wanted to get married in Philadelphia where we met and live. Lauren, the bride dreamed of getting married at Water Works since she was little, and it was the perfect spot for them.”

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Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Wedding Inspiration:

“Our planner found a photo of a men’s suit that we loved – so the look that Phil had custom made by Henry A. Davidson was what started the design of the whole wedding!”

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Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Best Wedding Memory:

“The best memory is really hard to choose! I loved seeing my nephew, Jackson run down the aisle. Having our best friend, Kevin perform the ceremony with both emotion and a light-hearted feel that was so special to our day!”

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Elegant Philadelphia Wedding at Water Works Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding Venue Vendors

Wedding Vendor Experience:

“We loved working with everyone, we were so fortunate!! Something we really loved is working with local shops and small vendors. We really got personal attention and great service!”


Vendors | Venue: Water Works, Cescaphe Event Group | Photographer: Right Start Photography | Wedding Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning | Florals: Beautiful Blooms Events | Catering: Cescaphe Event Group | Wedding Signage: Chick Invitations and Design | Bride’s Dress: Blush Bridal | Hair: Jason Matthews Salon | Makeup: Ashley Bohl Makeup | Groom’s Suit: Henry A. Davidsen | Officiant: James Schwartz | Band: EBE Monte Carlo | Invitations: Write on Sarasota