By Joe Volpe – I’m constantly impressed by the team here at Cescaphe Event Group, but I have to say the team behind our weddings the weekend of January 22-24 really blew me away. All week we were hearing about a record breaking storm, but like many Philadelphians, we were all a bit skeptical and stayed positive that the storm wouldn’t be as bad as predicted. Of course the weather people were right and Winter Storm Jonas turned into the largest January snowfall in Philadelphia history.
The show may have not have gone on up on Broadway, but that is never the case when it comes to a Cescaphe Wedding. Our team went above and beyond to make sure all of our weekend weddings went off without a hitch. Their tireless effort, dedication and teamwork have left me in awe as I look back on all they were able to pull off despite more than 20 inches of snow.
I always tell brides considering a winter wedding not to be concerned about snow. Their guests WILL come no matter what and our staff will always provide the best service. This storm truly proved me right, as all of our couples celebrated their dream day with all of their family and friends in a beautiful winter wonderland!
I’d like to give a special shout out to:
- Our Event Managers & Maitre D’s for their unwavering positive energy with the brides and grooms
- Culinary Team for taking steps to prep in advance to make sure guests received the full Cescaphe menu
- Ops Team & Stewards for making sure all sidewalks were clear and all of the trucks were on the road and on time with deliveries
- Set-up Team for coming in extra early to get everything ready despite last minute changes
- Our Servers and Bussers for working as a team to make sure everyone got to their venues safely
- The Bartenders for serving drinks to keep everyone warm
- Coat Check for their help assisting guests with all of their winter apparel
- Beautiful Blooms for bringing the rooms to life with their beautiful floral décor
- Cescaphe Trolley for driving through the storm to safely deliver our bridal parties and guests
- All the Platinum Valet guys who drove in from the Northeast
- Tour Team who showed off our venues to potential brides and grooms
Complete List of Blizzard Staff:
Ann Marie Russell
Mary Kate McDonnell
Mike Smith SR