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This September Philadelphia wedding embodied the warmth of late summer and early fall with plenty of natural elements like flowers and foliage, while also incorporating gold metallic tones and textures. The colors were sunset-inspired, with warm shades of dusty pink, peach, cream, marigold, and crimson. The bridesmaids were radiant in gowns by Jenny Yoo in English Rose, while the groomsmen donned crisp Navy suits from Indochino that added a lovely contrast to the softer sunset tones. Guests were welcomed to the ceremony with a modern seating chart & champagne wall. Guests danced the night away, while a live watercolor artist captured the celebration with unique works of art.
Kate’s advice for future brides:
“My best advice for other couples planning their wedding is to make the day yours. There are so many beautiful weddings and trends that it can be easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing. Make the day feel true to you and your partner! Hire vendors who you trust are going to be true to your vision. Take the time to talk to different vendors and make sure that you choose those that you truly connect with. The day of your wedding, take time to be present with your partner. We set aside 15 minutes to be alone in the bridal suite during cocktail hour to just take it all in while enjoying a few uninterrupted moments together on this incredibly special day. Also, don’t stress on your wedding day. Wedding day stress is wasted energy. Nothing is ever going to be exactly as you planned, but you will have so much more fun if you can just let it go and enjoy the party with all the people who love you!”
It was such a pleasure to be part of this sweet couple’s Philadelphia wedding. We also had the pleasure of photographing their engagement session, you can check that out here. Kate and Brad, thank you for having us! We love photographing Philadelphia weddings! To see more of our favorites, check out Alexis & Matt’s wedding at The Lucy, this Modern Ivory wedding, and this Old City wedding at Ballroom at the Ben!
Venue: The Lucy by Cescaphe Event Group
Flowers: Beautiful Blooms
Paper Goods: Minted
Hair & Makeup: Capelli & Trucco
Wedding Gown: Theia from Lovely Bride NYC
Veil: Erica Koesler
Bride Shoes: Bella Belle
Engagement Ring: Romm Diamonds
Earrings: Twigs & Honey
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Indochino
Groom Shoes: Rockport
Grooming: Rizzieri Moorestown
Wedding Bands: Brilliant Earth and Rustic & Main
Bridesmaid’s Attire: Jenny Yoo
Entertainment: ETA Worldwide
Portrait Artists: Drawn Together NYC
The Lucy by Cescaphe Wedding Photographer
A creative team of storytellers with a focus on natural, effortless and romantic photographs - so generations will feel how you felt in each special moment.
Whether you’re working with a wedding planner on a multi-day event or you’re planning an intimate affair, you’re still dealing with many moving pieces right up until your big day. Having photographed more than 200 weddings, we’ve come up with the answers to our most frequently asked questions and turned them into this guide, from day-of timelines to inclement weather, from engagement sessions to first looks.