Why did you choose a Cescaphe Wedding?
My husband and I chose Cescaphe to host our wedding reception for their reputation and the experience. We have attended weddings hosted by Cescaphe in the past and we were blown away by how amazing they were, especially the cocktail hour – it’s on another level, and we knew this event group would fulfill our dreams for an absolutely perfect and beautiful reception!
What was the process of moving your wedding date and venue due to COVID-19?
When the world shut down in mid-March, we were overwhelmed, panicked, saddened and emotional. We kept saying to each other to wait, and my event coordinator reassured me to do what we felt was best for ourselves and our party. We were never pressured to choose an option – my event coordinator reassured us to not make any quick moves and to wait it out and see. We trusted the process, relying heavily on the advice of our family and friends, and the event team at Cescaphe. We became even more excited when we learned of Breve. It was so easy to transition to this kind of reception space as we knew it would be the safest and most comfortable option for our guests.
What was your favorite part of your wedding?
Well of course marrying my husband! But I loved working with the entire Cescaphe team, which included our event coordinator, Kelsey Sweeney, event manager, Nikki Dijosie, and Kate Kwiecinski – these ladies are the best, whether that be for a venting session, offering advice, etc. – they always carved out times in their busy schedules to talk to us. We cannot say enough great things about these ladies – they took the time to listen to us and assist us to hold out hope for still having a wedding reception with Cescaphe. Kate was such a sweetheart and introduced us to the idea of Breve – and we are so very thankful that she did that. She continued to be such a great support to us, sending me pictures of the space and remaining optimistic and upbeat for us. Nikki was amazing and so attentive to me and Tom – she was aware of what we had been through, so she was sympathetic and supportive – we are so very thankful to have worked with her leading up to the wedding day as well!
What advice would you give to other brides and grooms whose weddings have been affected by COVID-19?
As difficult as this can be, remain optimistic! This is a special time to share with you and your fiancé, and gives you an opportunity to make your relationship and love for each other grow stronger. Listen to and support each other. Going through something like this makes you realize what marriage is all about – a celebration of the two of you uniting as one! You learn to appreciate that throughout this process. Having a great vendor team to work with, family, and friends is a huge part as well – a great support system is the key to helping you and your fiancé through this!
Venue: Breve by Cescaphe
Florist: Beautiful Blooms
Band/DJ: EBE Talent – DJ: Jon Mulhern
Invitations & Stationary: April Lynn Designs
Photographer: Anastasia Romanova
Transportation: Cescaphe Trolley
Videographer: Bob Hogan Productions
Hair & Makeup: Nancy Caroline Bridal Beauty
Menswear: The Black Tux