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.
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.
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!
Can Do Crew
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Even as I am writing this email, I had two people message me that it was the best wedding they had attended.
Joe, Now that we’ve had a couple of days to relax after our wedding at Tendenza this Saturday, we wanted to let you know how incredible you have made our wedding experience. From our first few emails with Lisa, to our various tours of your spaces, we were impressed by Cescaphe, everyone was extremely helpful and kind. […]Read More
REAL WEDDING – Lauren and Steve
Congratulations to Lauren and Steve who tied the knot with us at Cescaphe Ballroom on December 8th, 2018! Lauren and Steve met while studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic 8 years ago. Talk about fate! We are excited to share their special love story with you! How did you meet?We met while studying abroad in Prague, Czech […]Read More
Tendenza, Italian for “Trend”
Tendenza, Italian for “trend,” lives up to its name in endless diversities. This venue brings a whole new level of exquisite glam to the Philadelphia Wedding scene. In its naturality, the urban-inspired ballroom features exposed brick walls with beamed ceilings, combined with chic, dazzling chandeliers and mixtures of glass, stainless steel and reclaimed wood. With […]Read More
Winter Wedding for the Non-Snow Bunny Bride
Winter Weddings tend to be sometimes an overlooked season in the wedding world. Sure, spring and fall can be the more popular seasons to tie the knot, but with the right team on your side, any season can serve as the perfect, intimate ambiance for your big day. That explains why we’re seeing a growing trend […]Read More
REAL WEDDING – Valerie and David
Down Town Club, August 11th, 2018 How did you meet?Temple University School of Pharmacy (2010-2014), but we didn’t start dating until 2 years after we graduated in 2016. How did the proposal happen?Very low key. David proposed right before we were leaving to head to the airport for a trip to Europe – it then […]Read More
Holiday Weekend Weddings
Celebrations are always in season. That’s why holiday weekends throughout the year happen to be the most anticipated weekends and perfect excuse to get any party started! There is one thing many people have in common about holiday weekends – an extra day off. As if having a little extra time off from work isn’t […]Read More
REAL WEDDING – Lindsay & Steve
Cescaphe Ballroom, May 12th, 2018 How did you meet? At a bar in Baltimore, MD on a football Sunday (our mutual friends connected us together). How did the proposal happen? Steve bought a personalized dessert plate that said “Will you marry me?” on it. He originally planned to take me to our favorite restaurant and […]Read More
Cescaphe University: Photo & Video
When it comes to wedding details, the importance of capturing your memorable day most likely falls near the top of your priority list. That is why this month’s Cescaphe University shined the spotlight on just a few of our favorite Philadelphia Photographers and Videographers. This trustworthy bunch will beautifully document your wedding day with footage […]Read More