Water Works Engine House Wedding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Julianne & Jared

A cozy fur shawl, snow white flowers, and a cranberry ginger mule signature cocktail were some of the seasonal touches at Julianne and Jared’s winter Water Works Engine House wedding. However, the celebration was far from a typical January day. After getting ready at The Logan Hotel in Philadelphia, Julianne and her bridesmaids stepped out into the unseasonably warm 68 degree day to take the charming Cescaphe Trolley to the ceremony.

Dressed in a stunning, fitted lace Maggie Sottero gown, Julianne was smiling ear to ear walking down the aisle at St. Augustine’s Church. After exchanging vows, we explored a few areas to capture their stunning wedding portraits. We headed towards the Art Museum, Center City Skyline, and Schuylkill River, which provided a stunning backdrop. That’s part of the beauty of a Water Works wedding—no matter the time of year, you’re surrounded by breathtaking views in a truly picturesque National Historic Landmark.

Water Works Engine House Wedding | A Cescaphe Wedding Venue

Floating candles and white flower buds in gold-speckled vases sprinkled the rectangular tables at their elegant reception. Inside the Engine House at Water Works, a vintage crystal chandelier offered a romantic and nostalgic touch in the intimate ballroom. The romance continued with white rose petals swirling in the air thrown by guests during the couple’s first dance.

I loved seeing Julianne and Jared’s personalities radiate throughout the reception. They had a humorously worded “Dance Floor Rules” sign on display nearby that instructed everyone to “dance like no one is watching!” An adorable illustration of their golden retriever, Tyson, was also on display to pay tribute to their fur-baby who couldn’t attend. Tyson was also the name of their signature, seasonal cocktail-a delicious cranberry ginger mule! However, the live wedding painter capturing the evening on canvas as it unfolded was my favorite detail! I am sure that their gorgeous painting will be a memento they will always treasure. They planned every last detail themselves, resulting in a celebration that was truly personal, beautiful, and magical.

Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Amber Dawn Photography

Reception Venue: Water Works Engine House 

Ceremony: St. Augustine’s Church

Hair and Makeup: Capelli & Trucco

Getting ready Location: The Logan Philadelphia

Flowers: Beautiful Blooms

Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka

Gown: Maggie Sottero

Amber Dawn Photography specializes in light and airy, natural, and romantic wedding photography.  With a penchant for estate weddings, Amber strives to create timeless images that reflect the romanticism in soft hues, capturing for posterity the many facets of the love that is the reason for the celebration.  To view more of Amber’s work, click here to view her wedding portfolio. If you are interested in learning more about working with Amber, please inquire with her today! 

Here are more gorgeous Cescaphe weddings I’ve had the honor of photographing:

Cescaphe Ballroom Winter Wedding

Classic + Elegant Philadelphia Wedding At Water Works By Cescaphe

Water Works Engine House Wedding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

The Lucy by Cescaphe Weddings: 

The Lucy By Cescaphe Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

Winter Wedding At The Lucy By Cescaphe In Philadelphia, PA





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