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Real Weddings: Julie & Justin

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The beauty of weddings is that every event is different. From style preferences and personal touches, to tradition and inspiration – each wedding is a unique product of the couple’s hard work and planning.

Speech-Language Therapist, Julie, and Lawyer, Justin, met when they were both students at Penn State. They immediately hit it off, and have been together ever since! We asked them to take us on a visual tour of their wedding day after hearing just how much fun it was from their band, Milan 77. They celebrated their beautiful Philadelphia Wedding on July 28th, 2018 at Vie by Cescaphe. Their wedding style was city chic and modern, with green and silver touches.Let’s walk through their day to see how they pulled it all together!

8:00 a.m. – Getting Ready

Julie & Justin both got ready at the Westin Philadelphia. Julie’s Stylist Team consisted of Hair by Amanda D’Andrea and Makeup by Jacqueline Cipullo of All Dolled Up.The couple’s Photographer, Svetlana Photography, and Videographer, Innovation Weddings, arrived for some getting ready photos and video at the hotel.  

2:15 p.m. – First Look

The couple party went downstairs for their first look. Julie wore a Francesca Miranda Wedding Gown that she purchased with her veil from The Wedding Shoppe in Wayne, PA. Justin wore a Tuxedo from Enzo Custom in NYC.

Julie, Justin, and their Wedding Party headed over to the Rodin Museum to take some pre-ceremony photos. Julie’s Bridesmaids wore black floor-length dresses of their choosing, and Justin’s Groomsmen wore tuxedos.After taking their Wedding Party portraits, their bus from Philadelphia Trolley Works arrived to bring them to Vie for a few more portraits before the ceremony.

6:30 p.m. – Ceremony

Julie & Justin were married at Vie by two officiants – A Cantor, who is a close friend of Julie’s mother, and A Rabbi, who is a close friend of Justin’s mother. Their ceremony music consisted of EBE’s Milan 77‘s string section and flute. The Groom & full Wedding Party entered to the tune of Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap, and the Bride entered to We Bought A Zoo by Jonsi. After they said their vows, the newly married couple and their Wedding Parties exited to Come and Get Your Love by Redbone.


7:00 p.m. – Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour began in the venue’s pre-function space with an endless spread of food by Cescaphe Events, including a Chilled Seafood Bar and passed Hors d’Oeuvres. A duo from EBE’s Milan 77 played live music while the Cescaphe staff flipped the ceremony room for the reception. Nancy Saam Flowers worked alongside the staff to display large elephant ear tropical leaves in tall, glass cylinder vases and draped white orchids throughout the venue.

8:00 p.m. – Reception

The reception doors opened, and the guests were ready to party! Julie & Justin were introduced as Husband and Wife for the first time, they shared their first dance to Sunday Morning by Maroon 5. After that, EBE’s Milan 77 was ready to fill the dance floor.

We were able to ask Julie & Justin a few questions about their wedding day… Check it out!

What was your favorite part of wedding planning?

We had so much fun choosing the songs for the ceremony and the reception. We also loved choosing the menu for the night.

What was your favorite moment from your wedding?

The best part of the wedding was definitely being on the dance floor all night with our closest friends and family during the reception. Towards the end of the ceremony, we got on stage and sang a song with the band.

What was it like working with EBE?

Working with EBE was an amazing! Everyone was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the entire planning process. Without a doubt, Milan 77 made the party the best night of our lives. The band leader, LaMont, went above and beyond to meet all of our requests and offered suggestions and advice. The entire band kept up the energy from the beginning to the end, dancing and interacting with the guests. Choosing an EBE band was the easiest and the best decision we made.

What made you choose EBE?

Milan 77 played at my sister’s wedding in 2016 and they were amazing! They were the first vendor we booked after we chose our date.

If you could’ve changed something about your wedding, what would it have been?

NOTHING!

What is your advice to future EBE brides and grooms in regards to the stress of wedding planning and the choosing of vendors?

Relax and don’t sweat the small things because you aren’t going to pay any attention to the minor details on the day of!

Vendor List Recap

Getting Ready HotelWestin Philadelphia
Bridal Party Portraits Location: Rodin Museum
Ceremony & Reception VenueVie by Cescaphe
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea
Makeup: Jacqueline Cipullo of All Dolled Up
PhotographerSvetlana Photography
VideographerInnovation Weddings
Wedding GownFrancesca Miranda Gown from The Wedding Shoppe
Groom’s TuxedoEnzo Custom
Transportation: Philadelphia Trolley Works
CatererCescaphe Events
Band
Milan 77, EBE Talent
Florist: Nancy Saam Flowers



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EBE Real Weddings: Tara + Dustin

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The beauty of weddings is that every event is different. From style preferences and personal touches, to tradition and inspiration – each wedding is a unique product of the couple’s hard work and planning.

We asked Wedding Industry Pro, Tara, and Senior Financial Systems Analyst, Dustin, to take us on a visual tour of their wedding day. They celebrated their beautiful NJ Wedding on August 26th, 2017 at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Delran, NJ. Their Wedding Style was nautical and glam with some amazing DIY touches, and their color palate matched that perfectly.

Let’s walk through their day to see how they pulled it all together!

9:00 a.m. – Getting Ready

While Dustin spent the morning with his groomsmen at his mother’s home, Tara started her day at The Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill. Her bridal party joined her for hair and makeup, which was provided by Bella Angel Hair & Makeup.

2:00 p.m. – Photographer + Videographer Arrive

The couple’s Photographer, Todd Zimmerman of Pictures by Todd Photography, and Videographers, Doug and Lance of CineMotion4U, arrived for some getting ready photos and video at the hotel.  

3:00 p.m. – First Look

The couple and their wedding party went downstairs for pre-ceremony photos and the bride and groom’s first look. The Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Flower Girls’ dresses, and the Bride’s Gown were all from David’s Bridal. The Groom and Groomsmen’s suits were from Men’s Wearhouse.


4:00 p.m. – Head to the Venue

Albert’s Limousine Service took the couple and their group to the Clarks Landing Yacht Club, where the couple would tie the knot. The rest of the pre-ceremony photos and amazing drone videos were taken in the venue’s garden and on the dock. Shortly after, their outdoor waterfront ceremony began.

5:30 p.m. – Ceremony

The setting couldn’t have been more appropriate for their nautical-themed nuptials. Their ceremony was officiated by Steve Meranus, long time friend of the couple and the owner of EBE Talent. The live musicians and ceremony sound amplification were also provided by EBE.



6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Hour began in the venue’s pre-function space. The couple greeted their guests as they enjoyed Hors d’oeuvres from Clarks Landing Catering as well as live music and a photo booth by EBE. Guests also picked up their seating cards, which were DIY-printed by the bride, and placed in wooden stands that the groom made. Mason jars adorned with twine, blue and white ribbon, and wooden anchor cutouts were created by the bridal party for Tara’s Bridal Shower, and were repurposed for the cocktail space and filled with baby’s breath. The couple also chose to honor their loved ones who have passed on by setting out some special photos and a beautiful poem to acknowledge them on their special day.

7:30 p.m. – Reception

The sun had set, the reception doors opened, and the band was ready to party! EBE’s Barcelona played dance music that got all the couple’s guests right on the dance floor, where they would remain for most of the evening.

Keeping with their nautical theme, the couples’ cake by DiBartolo Bakery sat on a custom wooden dock made by the groom as another DIY win. Their centerpieces were a combination of DIY pieces collected and customized by the couple (spray painted wine bottles and wooden table numbers from Wedding Craft Shop, as well as a mix of lanterns and candles for a rustic glam look) and gorgeous fresh flowers and styling from Arrangements Unlimited. The Bride designed her own production and light show that tied it all together and set the mood for the night. She chose to elevate the band on a stage that was framed with wrapped truss towers, topped with intelligent lights, and scattered with pixel mapping freedom sticks. Amber uplights gave the room a stunning candle light glow.

 

The evening was an absolute show-stopper, overflowing with good vibes and filled with love. Congrats again, Tara and Dustin! #theyjustglick


Vendor List Recap

Getting Ready HotelThe Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill
VenueClarks Landing Yacht Club
Hair + MakeupBella Angel Hair & Makeup
PhotographerPictures by Todd Photography
VideographerCineMotion4U
Photo Booth: EBE Talent
Wedding Gown, Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl DressesDavid’s Bridal
Groom + Groomsmen SuitsMen’s Wearhouse
TransportationAlbert’s Limousine Service
BandBarcelona, EBE Talent
Lighting DesignEBE Talent
Decor: DIY + Arrangements Unlimited
Wedding CakeDiBartolo Bakery




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EBE Named The Know Best of Weddings 2018

EBE Events & Entertainment Named The Knot Best of Weddings 2018

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EBE Events & Entertainment is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2018 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot,  the leading online wedding brand, and app.  This is the 12th consecutive year EBE Events & Entertainment has been selected for The Knot Best of Weddings. EBE has also been honored with The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall of Fame designation. This is an honor only given to professionals voted best by real newlyweds four or more times.

In 2018, only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its twelfth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018, an annual by-couples, a for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.

“It is truly an honor to be named as one of the top Wedding Event Service Providers in the country by The Knot,” said Mike Gendler, Co-Founder of EBE Events & Entertainment.  “Everyone here, from the front office to the event planners, live musical performers, Emcees and DJs, truly love what we do, and we believe it shows in our work.”

As the number one online wedding brand and app, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. Eight out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content–and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

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