Cescaphe Ballroom Old Hollywood Glam Wedding-113

I can’t think of a more perfect Philadelphia venue for a wedding inspired by old Hollywood glamour than the Cescaphe Ballroom, an old world ballroom located in Northern Liberties, transformed from the once renown Imperial Movie Theater.  It’s a classic, opulent space with warm wood bars, chandeliers dripping with ropes of pearls, and a classic bridal suite with a balcony overlooking the ballroom. 

Katie and Matt’s old Hollywood glamour theme was one of my favorites of last season.  Katie’s makeup was perfect  with bold, purple lips and big, dramatic earrings. The couple’s color theme of black, ivory and gold, with touches of rose gold was incorporated throughout the day, from Katie’s vintage rose gold ring to their stunning black and gold cake and even blush pink champagne in gold fluted glasses. The bridal suite is lovely, but requires a little lighting love since it doesn’t have the natural light I prefer when shooting bridal prep.  My magmod diffusers were the perfect choice, small and unobtrusive enough to create some soft, pretty bridal portraits before the ceremony.  

The Cescaphe Event Group’s 90 minute cocktail hour is a great time to play in the empty ballroom before guests enter. I love that they let couple’s jump on the bar for a celebratory photo, and they are always some of my favorite Philly wedding photos. Katie changed into one of the most stunning gold gowns I’ve ever seen for dessert.  The dessert hour is unmatched in the city, with a private dessert flambe before the couple shares dessert overlooking the grand ballroom.  I managed to pull them off of the dance floor for some beautiful night portraits in front of the ballroom, again with my magmods, this time with a pop of a blue gel for some moody romance.  It was an absolutely stunning evening, and I’m deeply grateful to have been part of it.

Kremp Florist, 220 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA, 19090
Le Bella Donna Bridal & Formal Shop, 319 York Road, Jenkintown, PA, 19046
Pat and Sean Kelly
Cescaphe Ballroom, 923 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19123

Photographed for George Street Photo & Video

11 replies
  1. Cathie berrey-green
    Cathie berrey-green says:

    What a beautiful wedding at Cescaphe Ballroom. The bride is so Stunning. Beautiful photos thanks to Black White and Raw Photography

  2. jen
    jen says:

    Beautiful couple-and wow, LOVE those OCF images at the end! You do great work, anyone having a wedding at the Cescaphe Ballroom would be lucky to have you photograph their wedding! q\

  3. Parker Radbourne
    Parker Radbourne says:

    *jaw drop* SERIOUSLY this is the perfect wedding. I’m in LOVE with the bride’s SECOND dress, like wow, and you captured this event gorgeously. I am going to have to visit the Cescaphe Ballroom next time I’m in Philadelphia because I have never seen a wedding venue so perfect! Ugh, Lori, seriously I’m in love with these photographs.

  4. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    Cescaphe Ballroom is absolutely stunning. I love the pictures of the couple on the bar. Another beautiful wedding done by Black, White and Raw Photography.

  5. Leah Gallo
    Leah Gallo says:

    Black White and Raw Photography does it again! They perfectly captured this Cescaphe Ballroom wedding in Philadlephia. Gold, glam and glitter make a great combination and your couple rocked it! I LOVE her second dress <3

  6. Kelly L
    Kelly L says:

    What a beautiful glamourous wedding. The location of cescaphe ballroom works perfectly for this couple

  7. Melanie
    Melanie says:

    Wow that’s cake!! I love this old Hollywood themed Philadelphia wedding at the Cescaphe Ballroom. The perfect backdrop for this couple!

  8. Ashlee
    Ashlee says:

    I love this old Hollywood themed Philadelphia wedding at the Cescaphe Ballroom. The tones in your photographs set the mood perfectly.

  9. Paul J. Spetrini
    Paul J. Spetrini says:

    Lori, this is absolutely stunning work. I’ve never been to the Cescaphe Ballroom but now I really, really want to go. This Philly wedding looks wonderful, more so thanks to your terrific lighting to knock out some of the elements in the venue. I love your work and this is a great example why. Can’t wait to see what you’re up to in 2017!

  10. Daniel Keren
    Daniel Keren says:

    I’m always amazed by your photography Lori! These wedding photos you captured at Cescaphe Ballroom in Philly are truly gorgeous. And my god those night time portraits at the end are incredible!

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