Casually Elegant 50-Person Philly Wedding at Barbuzzo

August 10, 2018 | juliette

There’s something uniquely cool about a wedding in a restaurant, and Cara and Max’s intimate wedding at Barbuzzo is proof why! After a morning spent relaxing, eating brunch, and getting ready with their family, the couple wandered through the streets of downtown Philly with Brittney Raine Photography following behind, capturing every candid, sweet moment on their way to the restaurant. There, they tied the knot surround by 50 of their nearest and dearest, then enjoyed a cozy, dinner-party style meal in the industrial chic venue. The designers at RAM Floral added a hint of fresh greenery to bring the space to life and created a simple, spring-inspired bouquet to add a pop of color to Cara’s bridal look. We love how every detail, from the couple’s classic attire to having no wedding party, made this wedding feel casual while also being exceptionally elegant.

The Couple:

Cara and Max

The Wedding:

Barbuzzo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The most important aspect of planning our wedding was making sure that we stayed true to what we both wanted. Cara was leaning more towards a City Hall wedding and Max was leaning more towards a big party to celebrate with all our family and friends. We met in the middle with a 50-person wedding that felt absolutely true to the two of us. We were surrounded by the people who mean the most to us and got to soak in every part of the night.

From the bride: Because we had an evening wedding and didn’t have bridal parties, we were able to get a slow start to the day. It was the first nice weekend of the Spring and we had an early brunch outside, just the two of us, and were really able to take a quiet moment to be so excited for what was about to come.

From the groom: The entire two hours leading up to the wedding was an amazing build-up to saying our vows. Getting ready with our families, seeing each other for the first time, walking hand-in-hand through Philly to the restaurant – all made the entire night more special.

Once we decided to have a small wedding, we knew we wanted a cozy vibe and delicious food, so a restaurant made the most sense. Barbuzzo was the first restaurant we came across that felt small enough to be intimate while also being big enough to dance and mingle with everyone. The incredible food also made it a no-brainer!

Processional – “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
Recessional – “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Grand Funk Railroad
First Dance – “You and I” by Ingrid Michaelson

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Brittney Raine Photography
Venue – Barbuzzo
Floral Design – RAM Floral
Live Music – Scot Silver Music
Stationery – Minted
Makeup Artist – Shimmer and Spice
Hair Styling – Herringbone Salon
Wedding Dress – Rime Arodaky
Groom’s Apparel – Bonobos
Rings – Ring Concierge


Congratulations to Cara and Max, and a big thanks to Brittney Raine for sharing this lovely Barbuzzo wedding with Junebug! Looking for more non-traditional wedding inspiration? Take in the views and styling cues from this chic pop-up wedding near Queenstown!

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One Comment

  1. What a romantic wedding party!

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