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Peek Inside a Wedding at The Lucy, Cescaphe’s Newest Venue

Morgan and Adam were among the first couples to marry at the beautiful new spot.


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Photography by Emily Wren

After many months of eager anticipation, Cescaphe’s newest wedding venue, The Lucy, opened for events this winter. If you missed our sneak peek at the Center City space, take in the gilded chandeliers, marble accents, and modern-meets-Art-Deco ambiance in this upscale-glam wedding—one of the first to occur at The Lucy—photographed by Emily Wren.

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It’s a tale as old as 2014: Morgan Sterling and Adam Peyton matched on Bumble. Despite living 70 miles apart at the time, the pair planned for a first date at in-between location. Morgan got a flat tire en-route and tried to cancel, but Adam wasn’t having it. They wound up at dinner at La Stalla in Newtown, which was closer to where Morgan was living.

“The conversation was so easy that we never ordered dinner,” Morgan says. “Instead, our waiter made some suggestions. We still don’t remember what we ate.”

Their second date was planned before the first one ended, and it only took nine months for the pair to decide on a future together. Adam looped Morgan’s best friend, Meredith, in on his plan to propose, and invited her down from Boston (along with husband Paul) for the weekend. The foursome visited Folino Estate, a new vineyard in Kutztown, for lunch and wine-tasting. Shortly after arrival, Adam pretended their table wasn’t quite ready, and suggested he and Morgan head on a walk through the vines to kill time.

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“I though this was funny because it looked like it was going to rain any second, but I went along with it,” Meredith say.

Sure enough, Adam popped the question, and Meredith and Paul took pictures of the while thing.

“We celebrated all day, and when we got home, our dog, Maddie, had a bandana on that said ‘I Do Too,”’ adds the bride.

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The pair planned their wedding in just five months, and selected Cescaphe’s newest venue, The Lucy, for both their ceremony and reception. (Morgan and Adam were one of the first couples to get married in the hotly-anticipated Center City spot.) 260 guests joined them for a white-and-gold affair, which included Jewish traditions excitedly embraced by all in attendance.

“During the hora, our friends that had never been to a Jewish wedding before were the ones that lifted up our chairs,” says Morgan. “It was terrifying and awesome, a moment we will never forget.”

Come dinner, guests sat at a mix of round and rectangular tables dotted with orchids and crystals, and dined on filet mignon, lobster tails, and dijon-encrusted lamb. The signature drink was a vodka soda muddled with cucumber and mint, and the pair’s dog “peeked” out of the bottom tier of their chocolate chip and cannoli cream cake.

“Maddie actually passed away exactly two weeks after our wedding, making this an even more special detail for us,” says Morgan.

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The newlyweds handed out truffles from Sciascia Confections, their favorite treat at New Hope’s Ferry Market, for end-of-night-favors, and honeymooned in Cape Town and Kruger National Park. They currently live in Coopersburg, where she is a teacher and he is a physician.

THE DETAILS
Photography: Emily Wren Photography | Venue: The Lucy | Catering, Cake, and Event Design: Cescaphe | Florals: Beautiful Blooms | Bride’s Gown: Calla Blanche from L’Fay Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Aidan Mattox and Adrianna Papell | Hair & Makeup: Capelli & Trucco | Groom’s Attire: Zenga from Bloomingdale’s | Transportation: Cescaphe Trolley | Entertainment: Matthew Friedman and the Uptown Sounds from Craig Scott Entertainment | Invitations: Minted | Welcome Boxes: Cescaphe White

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