Glamorous Philadelphia Wedding

glamorous bride and groom looks

For their special day Lauren and Chris wanted to incorporate their favorite neighborhoods in their home town of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The day began with the first look at the stunning 18th Century Gardens then it was off to the ceremony at Old St. Joseph’s Church followed by a cocktail hour and reception at Tendenza. All of the guests were transported to the various locations around the historic city on trolleys from Cescaphe Trolley. How fun is that?!

A color palette of mint, gold and white was present throughout the day at each location along with glitzy, glittery decorations that truly made this a glamorous event! As always, you can see so much more of the photos Sara Lucero captured of this glamorous Philadelphia wedding in the full gallery here.

mint bridesmaid dresses

mint bridesmaid dresses

bridesmaid details

pink and white rose wedding bouquet with gold accents

Lauren and Chris decided to have their first look at the beautiful 18th Century Gardens. This wonderful garden is styled after Philadelphia gardens of the 18th century. Although it is not an authentic reproduction of period gardens, it certainly is a breathtaking location perfect for such an intimate moment!

From Sara Lucero:
The best part about Lauren is how much SHE LOVED BEING A BRIDE. She literally screamed when she looked in the mirror for the first time! She just oozed joy and excitement and she kept that energy up all day! Lauren hardly gave Chris time to check her out during their first look. They turned around and she just grabbed him and kissed him. I loved it. And then seconds after that first kiss the rain started to pour. And it poured like nothing I’ve ever seen in California. Luckily  there was a large gazebo type structure in 18th Century Garden and we were able to hide under that until a groomsmen brought umbrellas.

first wedding look outdoors

light pink and white bridal bouquet by Beautiful Blooms

Lauren and Chris’ special day was full of unique details and personal touches. Lauren’s engagement ring included diamonds from her grandmom’s wedding band and from jewelry given to her mom by her dad before he passed away. Chris’ wedding band engraved with wedding date and an acronym that means something special to us. The groomsmen’s black skinny ties were each embroidered with the groomsman’s initials. How cool is that?!

formal groomsman looks

The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful Old St. Joseph’s Church, which is the oldest Catholic church in Philadelphia. Simple garland created from gold glittered hearts and mint dots decorated the aisle of the historic venue.

hand painted sign

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church wedding ceremony

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Cescaphe Trolley for transporting wedding party to the reception

From the Bride:
We really just wanted our wedding day to be a day to celebrate and have a huge party with all of our favorite people in the world: our family and friends that make not only our wedding day, but our every day, special! ….and we wanted that party to be all glamour and romance. We wanted that Gatsby glitz (loved all that fashion!…umm hello headpiece!) which is why a place like Tendenza was perfect as our venue. We wanted to complement that with the romantic look and feel I just love (i.e. the mint, gold and white colors, long champagne belt on my dress, the birdcage, trolleys, etc.).

wedding cocktail hour and reception at Tendenza

glamorous wedding venue

After the guests feasted on tons of amazing food and raspberry champagne at the cocktail hour the celebration moved to the reception — simply oozed elegance and glamor! The candlelit tablescapes, signature desserts picked by the bride and groom, a magnificently mint cake and sparklers as the bride and groom made their grand entrance topped off the whole event.

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custom wedding mad libs at each place setting

mint and gold wedding cake decorated with white petals

wedding dancing

wedding dancing with sparklers

Groom's Attire: Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse

Photographer: Sara Lucero
Ceremony Venue: Old St. Joseph's Church
Reception Venue, Caterer & Cake: Tendenza
Makeup: Mack Stylist
Hair: Volume Hair Studios
DJ: Events Beyond Expectations
Dress Designer: Mikaella
Flowers: Beautiful Blooms
Jewelry: Verde
Shoe Designer: Steve Madden
Veil or Hair Accessories: Doloris Petunia
Transportation: Cescaphe Trolley
First Look: 18th Century Gardens

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  1. -100. @OldNewBorrowedB says:

    #Wedding #Bride #Reception Glamorous Philadelphia Wedding

  2. -100. @designcorral says:

    Glamorous Philadelphia Wedding

  3. -100. Elaine Kendall says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the invitations :)

  4. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Her shoes are EVERYTHING @saralucerophoto @DolorisPetunia @mackstylist @mikaellabridal @ebetalent @cescaphe

  5. -100. Occasions In Print says:

    Just a lovely wedding! From the bridesmaid dresses to her head piece – just beautiful!

  6. -100. Sara Lucero says:

    WOW! The feature looks amazing! Thank you so much for allowing us to share and relive this trip and wedding. Dang philadelphia is pretty. And DAAAAAAAAANG Lauren is one helluva bride.

  7. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    this bride wore the #%$ out of her head wrap. feeling inspired.

  8. -100. lauren nauss says:

    ahhhhh!!!! so excited to see this!!!! thank you for giving me the chance to relive the BEST DAY EVER!!!!! :)

  9. -100. @SEREdmonton says:

    We are smitten with this glamorous #wedding!

  10. -100. Lesley says:

    I love everything about this wedding especially the colors they chose which are absolutely gorgeous! Do you happen to know who designed the bridesmaid dresses?

  11. -100. Laure says:

    hi Lesley-the bridesmaids dresses are from urban outfitters-got them this past summer so you might still be able to get them online. enjoy wedding planning!!

  12. -100. Emily says:

    Hi there! Just wondering if you could clarify which Mikaella dress this is. It’s so gorgeous!!


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