Event Manager

Your wedding is now just weeks away. We know how stressful this time can be. That’s why you can rely on your Event Manager to handle all the heavy lifting—from finalizing your timeline, to coordinating with your vendors, to dealing with last-minute worries. On the wedding day itself, your Event Manager will seemingly be everywhere at once: coordinating the staff and making sure that everything from cocktails to dessert comes together in perfect harmony. Leaving you free to enjoy the happiest day of your life.

Favorite Aspect of Role

Getting to know my brides and grooms as we plan together, and making their ideas of a dream wedding a reality. One of my favorite moments is when they first walk into the ballroom and see how Cescaphe brought their vision to life. To see their excitement, tears of joy, and pure happiness is truly the best feeling. These are real-life fairy tales.

Expert Advice

Creating the Perfect Seating Chart

  • Seat your parents closest to your SH table
  • Group your guests together before placing on floor plan
  • Friends closest to band/speakers (you know they won’t be sitting long)
  • Older guests or close family keep away from band/DJ
  • Don’t stress, your guests will only be sitting there for a total of 45 minutes of the whole 4 ½ hours, as they will be up dancing and enjoying themselves

My To Do List

I work alongside the Event Coordinator throughout the entire planning process. Once the planning appointment is complete and a final guest count is known, I will put together a custom floor plan to best suite each wedding, coordinate logistics with vendors and go over every last detail with the couple to make sure we are aware of any and all changes. On the wedding day I am there to run the show and share my expertise and knowledge. I lead the events team and make sure every detail that is planned is executed to perfection.

Best Story

While training as an Event Manager in my early Cescaphe days, it was constantly expressed that we must go above and beyond for our clients. I’ve seen this in action many times as an Event Manager. For example, sewing the bride’s dress back together, learning the perfect bustle, accommodating severe dietary restrictions and allergies, etc. But I’ll never forget the day, I stepped in to officiate a wedding. Unfortunately, there was some confusion with the officiant, but I made a promise that the wedding would go on. So I got quickly ordained online and the Bride, Groom and I found a ceremony that we liked. They emailed me their vows, and I hid my iPhone in a leather binder. No one knew other than the wedding party and close family that I was not actually the officiant and the wedding went off without a hitch. Luckily for me, no matter how nervous I was, the couple was absolutely amazing and made ME feel so comfortable standing in front of a group of strangers. Needless to say, I will never forget this couple and their sweet families!

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Can Do Crew

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  2. REAL WEDDING: Jessica and Tom’s Micro Wedding at Breve

    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 […]

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  3. Cescaphe Pioneers Future for Private Events, Instituting Robust Set of Health and Safety Measures

    ‘Invite to Midnight’ plan seeks to make future events safer for guests and employees June 23, 2020 – Cescaphe, Philadelphia’s premier venues and event planning company, today announced an extensive set of new health and safety standards for events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Cescaphe’s ‘Invite to Midnight’ plan outlines dozens of new protocol […]

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  4. REAL WEDDING: Kate and Mike

    How did you meet?We’ve been together for 10 years and have known each other since we were about 14. We went to grade school in separate neighborhoods – one zip code apart. We went to the same high school and sat next to each other in history. He was the only one in the class […]

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  5. Cescaphe Univeristy – Invitations & Stationary

    In our February Cescaphe University, we talked all things Invitations & Stationary! We had five local experts lead a panel about the most frequently asked questions on this topic. Robyn from Chick Invitations talked to us about Trends & Colors. Here’s what she had to say! “Branding is a popular trend right now and a […]

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  6. REAL WEDDING: Danielle and Mike

    How did you meet? Mike and I were set up through a mutual friend. It was the best first date I had ever been on. How did the proposal happen? Mike said we were going to dinner with his mom and stepdad on December 29,, 2018. I was getting ready – he made sure I […]

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  7. Cescaphe University – Honeymoons

    In our first Cescaphe University of 2020, we discussed Honeymoons and how to plan the dream vacation that marks the beginning of a lifetime for you and your partner! Our Honeymoons expert, travel agent Pam Draper, led a presentation to give our brides and grooms ideas and tips as they begin to plan this special […]

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  8. REAL WEDDING: Paul and Scott

    How did you meet? Scott and I met on a random Saturday night out at Tavern on Camac in Philadelphia in 2005.  We decided to go out on a date a few weeks later.   How did the proposal happen? Scott proposed to me on Christmas morning, 2019 😊 Why did you choose a Cescaphe Wedding? […]

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  9. Real Wedding: Molly and Adam

    How did you meet? Adam and I met five years ago through one of my coworkers.  A week after, he coincidentally moved into the house a few doors up from me in Manayunk and within days of moving in, we were inseparable! How did the proposal happen? On a Sunday morning in December, Adam convinced […]

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  10. Real Wedding: Kosta and Auburn

    How did you meet? We were introduced by a close friend, and got very lucky that we were a perfect match! We both knew immediately, and we’ve been together ever since that first meeting day. How did the proposal happen? We were planning a trip to London over the summer to go to Wimbledon and […]

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