Colleen and Tom first met just outside of Philadelphia when they were students at Cabrini College. Nine years later, their relationship had beautifully evolved to include summers spent at Ocean City enjoying their family’s beach house, kayaking on the water, and evening walks along the boardwalk. When C+T were planning their wedding day, they wanted to make sure to highlight Philadelphia, the city they both love and the hometown that served as a backdrop for their relationship. Her home church in Havertown, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Cescaphe’s newest venue, The Lucy, would host their ceremony and reception.
Before I share all of the details that made Colleen and Tom’s wedding invitation fabulous, I want to highlight The Lucy. The venue is situated in one of the best areas of the city on South Broad Street and Locust Street, which means it’s located moments away from notable Philadelphia landmarks, including City Hall. Inside, Cescaphe left no detail unturned.
Upon arrival, guests are invited upstairs to enjoy cocktail hour. The space feels like an elegant balcony because it overlooks the ballroom below. Not to mention, there’s a bar for guests to pick up drinks and plenty of space for Cescaphe’s classic display of appetizers. Once the reception is underway, guests retreat back to the first floor where tables surround a spacious dance floor. I also have to note the chandeliers that elegantly hang overhead as well as all of the gold details that matched Colleen and Tom’s color palette. The Lucy is the perfect blend of classic and modern style, and I was so thrilled when I learned C+T loved the space for their reception.
With Sacred Heart Catholic Church and The Lucy serving as ceremony and reception sites, Colleen, Tom, and I set out to create a suite that would honor their story and Philadelphia. As guests opened their envelopes, they first saw a nod to the LOVE statue on the liner. Then the light grey pocketfold was revealed, which featured the couple’s names and wedding date. Their main invitation piece and details inserts were all tucked inside.
Colleen and Tom’s main invitation piece was such a highlight. We wanted to reuse the city skyline detail on their invitation that had featured prominently on their save the date, so we lined the bottom of the piece with this iconic touch of Philadelphia. To make sure the piece stood out even more, the skyline was created with gold foil, which looked fabulous with the grey digitally printed block and script fonts. To add even more flair, we mounted the cream cardstock top layer onto gold paper. The rest of the details were printed digitally, and guests could find Philadelphia details there too.
Between their home city details and their gold, grey, and yellow color palette, I loved creating Colleen and Tom’s wedding invitation suite with them. The design felt like the perfect way to welcome guests to a celebration set at The Lucy, and I think you will agree as you peruse the photos captured by Haley Richter Photography.