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 wedding—but 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, the couple took some pictures with the Art Museum, Center City Skyline, and Schuylkill River as their 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.
Floating candles and white flower buds in gold-speckled vases sprinkled the rectangular tables at the reception, held inside the Engine House at Water Works. The vintage crystal chandelier offered a romantic and nostalgic touch in the intimate ballroom, as did the white rose petals thrown in the air during the couple’s first dance.
I loved seeing Julianne and Jared’s personalities radiate throughout the reception—from a humorously worded “Dancefloor Rules” sign (dance like no one is watching!), to the adorable illustration of their golden retriever Tyson (the name of their signature cocktail), to a live wedding painter capturing the evening on canvas as it unfolded (a memento I am sure they will treasure). They planned every last detail themselves, resulting in a celebration that was truly personal.
Reception Venue: Water Works Engine House (Cescaphe)
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