Real Weddings: Dani and Brian’s W Philadelphia Wedding Experience

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Real Wedding at the W Philadelphia

Dani reached out to us to write an article and be featured on our page, and we’re so happy that she did!

Real Weddings W Philadelphia Stage with Couple's NameEver since Dani was a little girl, she dreamt of her wedding day. She always knew she wanted a clean, fresh, white color scheme and that is exactly how her wedding played out. The ceremony was special; having Brian’s rabbi who he has known his entire life officiate the wedding under their beautiful lucite chuppah with crystals and orchids from inside the columns on all sides. The kiddish cup they used was from Brian’s bar mitzvah and the ring Dani wore before she got married was her grandmother’s ring. In Jewish ceremonies – you can only get married in a wedding band that is simple metal with no diamonds. Usually, the ring is gold which carries monetary value and does not tarnish – a hope that the marriage too will be lasting and beautiful.Real Weddings W Philadelphia Dip kiss

Real Weddings W Philadelphia FlowersDani chose an Adam Zohar wedding gown paired with silver Sarah Jessica Parker pumps. Brian wore a custom made tuxedo from Thailand. The flowers at their reception was mixed with high and low arrangements topped with arrangements of white hydrangea, white roses and white spray roses along with varying height glass cylinders and stemmed candle cups, filled with water and topped with floating candles. About two weeks prior to their wedding, they decided to get a flower wall for behind our sweetheart table. This was great not only for decor behind their table but served as a photo opportunity for guests.

Real Weddings W Philadelphia Flowers

For the food selections, they wanted it to be unique and some favorites that they shared together. Chef Terry White from LDV hospitality who has done celebrity weddings gave them all of the confidence to make their wedding food exceptional from the lollipop lamb chops to the ahi tuna served with watermelon and mouth-watering short rib bao buns.

Real Weddings W Philadelphia Bride and Groom DancingThe 186 guests brought all of the energy throughout the night.  The night was filled with nonstop dancing leaving the dance floor packed from the moment the party started up until 12:30am. Towards the end of the night, the couple took the mic and jammed out to Bruce Springsteen and it sure got the crowd going. The party didn’t end there! Guests made their way to the after party. Brian used to DJ in college so he was just thriving and took over the music into some house tunes. From crowdsurfing to DJ Bco in the house, it was the best night of their lives and a beautiful night that they’ll forever remember.

Advice for Future Brides

1. Have a plan B for photos if the weather is iffy and(or) you are behind schedule.

2. Soak in every moment and take time to look around and see all of your loving family and friends that are there for you and your husband.

3. Remember to take photos at reception with other friends and family that you may not have gotten during the start of the day.

4. Have a toast to thank everyone for being there and thank your family for all of their help (if they helped). It goes a long way. “To our dear parents, this goes out to you when you read this part. We forgot to thank you for everything until the after party and couldn’t have done it without all of you! We were just having too much fun celebrating!”

Real Weddings W Philadelphia Couple Cake Cutting


Dress: The Wedding Shoppe
Designer: Adam Zohar
Groom’s attire – Custom tuxedo from Thailand
Makeup: Isabella Lucia Dulac
Hair: Amanda D’Andrea; Lead Stylist – Gia Lancieri
Spray tan/eyebrow tint: Devesthetics
Check out our Instagram, @philadelphiaweddings, to see more Wedding Tips from Dani! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and congratulations!!