If you’re a Philadelphia Flyers fan, chances are you’ve seen Andrea Helfrich in action as host on the ice. Last year, Andrea got some “ice” of her own—a sparkling round diamond, to be exact—when her boyfriend of nine years, Antonio Presta, popped the question at the Four Seasons Philadelphia. “Andrea and I were so enamored by the 60th-floor restaurant Jean-Georges when we first dined there, it kind of stuck with us,” says Antonio, owner of Trios Tomato Pie and Craft Manayunk. “Without any ability to travel overseas, this was by far the most romantic location available.” The duo, who first met at Antonio’s family restaurant (formerly Bella Trattoria) where he was the manager, is now planning a September 2021 wedding at Cescaphe’s Water Works venue. The former Miss Philadelphia is looking forward to throwing an “epic” party for their family and friends. “We’re trying to achieve modern, elegant romance,” says the Bucks County native of her ideal vibe. “We want guests to feel enveloped by love and beauty and comfortable enough to dance and let loose and celebrate with us.” Here, Andrea shares a sneak peek at some of her favorite details for her most important day.
“We are currently planning a safari in the Serengeti followed by Madagascar,” says Andrea of their honeymoon destination
The bride’s signature scent is Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540. neimanmarcus.com
“When else do you get to be dripping in diamonds?” says the bride, of her wedding day earrings from Verstolo. verstolo.com
The centerpieces at Water Works will feature an abundance of greenery (such as this cascading arrangement by Carl Alan Floral Designs) with blush-toned blooms scattered throughout. carlalan.com
Photography by: PORTRAIT BY CALEB AND GLADYS; SAFARI PHOTO BY URIEL SOBERANES/UNSPLASH; PRODUCT PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS; PRODUCT PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS; CENTERPIECE PHOTO BY EMILY WREN; BRIDAL SHOWER PHOTO BY JASON MOODY