Cecilia | The best of 2018

First off, I can’t believe it’s already March, but I know I speak for all of us that we’re looking forward to warmer weather and the 2019 wedding season. Showing this blog post off makes us even more excited for the year ahead. Below is Cecilia’s Best of 2018 gallery showing off some of our favorite photos captured by her this year. One of the biggest benefits that Sandi and I have had over these past 3 years of running Twisted Oaks Studio is getting to watch each of our photographers continue to grow into who they are today, especially Cecilia.

Cecilia has been with us since the beginning and is one of our most popular and requested Lead photographers for a reason. As with all photographers, she’s extremely tough on herself which ultimately leads to her pushing even harder to become better and better. 2018 was a year where we watched her take a step back and re-evaluate what she needed to work on and as the season came to a close it was easy to see that it paid off. I really enjoyed putting this together and as you scroll through you’ll not only be able to see how talented she is but how natural our clients can be in front of her camera. Clients love working with her and it’s because of the time she spends getting to know each and every one of them that helps her capture the awesome photos that you’ll see below.

2018 was a special year and we have no doubts that 2019 will be her best year yet as she continues to evolve as a photographer and an artist. We’re extremely thankful for her and she plays a vital role in what makes Twisted Oaks one of the best wedding photography studios in the country.

Enjoy!

Alexandra + Timothy | Brandywind Manor House

Alexandra and Timothy’s stunning wedding at the Brandywine Manor House was without a doubt one to be remembered. The day was absolutely perfect and the rain that everyone was so worried about held off just long enough for associate photographers Cecilia and Austin to get some truly beautiful outdoor photos. Just when we thought the night couldn’t get any more fun with plenty of dancing, partying, and having the time of their lives, our very own bride serenaded everyone with her beautiful voice, and truly topped off what was already a already spectacular day.

Ceremony: St. Anastasia Church

Reception: Brandywine Manor House - The Crown Ballroom

Videographer: Bob Hogan

Band/DJ: Chico’s Vibe

Bonnie + Thomas | Porta

Bonnie and Thomas’ amazing Porta wedding was absolutely perfect in every way. From the intricate and delicate details in the bridal suite, to the unique Asbury Park Bride and Groom portraits, to the fun, and entertaining reception, this is definitely one that will go down in history. Associate photographers Cecilia and Eric did an outstanding job capturing the bride and groom’s special day. These images not only tell the story of the day so perfectly, but you can certainly feel the joy and laughter as you scroll through. Congrats again to the newlyweds.

Bride and Groom Prep Location: Berkeley

Ceremony and Reception Location: Porta

Bridal Gown: BHLDN

Bridal Shoes: Sam Edelman

Hair and Make-Up: The Beauty Room

DJ: DJ Za

Erin + Brian | The Smithville Inn

Associate photographers Jenna and Inna did an awesome job capturing the newlyweds Erin and Brian on their special day. The Smithville Inn is always such a beautiful venue with the rustic charm and beautiful scenery. Of course no wedding at The Smithville Inn would be complete without a carousel ride for the newlyweds, and Erin and Brian looked fabulous doing so. Another great job by our associates, and congrats again to the new bride and groom.

Ceremony: St. Thomas the Apostle Church

Reception: The Smithville Inn

Bridal Gown: Pronovias

Bridal Shoes: David’s Bridal

Grooms Tux and Shoes: Men’s Wearhouse

Videographer: Tom Johnson - Alliance Video Productions

Florist: Pocket Full of Posies

Wedding Cake: The Bake Works

Band/DJ: Bryan Basara - Center Stage Entertainment

Brianna + Kevin | Union Trust

Brianna and Kevin’s Union Trust Wedding was certainly one to remember. The love and emotion that poured out of Kevin when he saw his bride for the first time was absolutely breath taking, and these photos tell the perfect story of why we love when our clients decide to do a first look. Associate photographer’s Jenna and John did a killer job capturing this beautiful bride and her new groom on their special day.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: Hotel Monaco

Ceremony/Reception: Union Trust

Bridal Gown: Martina Liana

Bridal Shoes: Badley Mischka

Grooms Tux: Vera Wang

Videographer: Petit Films

Florist: Papertini

Wedding Cake: Termini Brothers

DJ/Band: DJ Big Ant

Victoria + Kevin Engagement Session | Wissahickon Valley Park

It was a super hot day but that didn’t stop Victoria and Kevin from absolutely killing it in front of associate photographer Cecilia’s lens, they even got a chance to cool off in the creek at the end of the session. Cecilia mentioned how easy it was to shoot these two love birds and how they were complete naturals when it came to this gorgeous Wissahickon Valley Park engagement shoot. Another great session by Cecilia and definitely another wedding we are looking forward to. Can’t wait to watch these two say I do.

Katelyn + BJ | Eastlyn Golf Course and the Greenview Inn

There is something very magical about a wedding that takes place at Christmas time. The way the homes are decorated, the happy holiday music that fills the air, and the pure joy that Christmas and the holiday season brings, was sure felt by all on Katelyn and BJ’s special day. It was a beautiful day for sure, and associate photographers Angela and John did an amazing job once again capturing some timeless memories for the new bride and groom.

Ceremony: Saint Isodore’s Church

Reception: Eastlyn Golf Course and the Greenview Inn

Bridal Gown: Casablanca

Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Hair/Make-up: Utopia Salon & Day Spa

Grooms Tux and Shoes: Suit Supply

Videographer: Ashe Productions

Florist: Martine’s Countryside Florist

Wedding Cake: Crust N’ Krumbs Bakery

DJ: Straight Up

Lisa + Daniel | Glen Island Harbour Club

“Lisa and Daniel are the KINDEST SOULS who have ever gotten married”, was a direct quote from associate photographer Cecilia who with Eric, did a phenomenal job capturing this new bride and groom’s amazing day. Lisa and Daniel’s gorgeous wedding, at the Glen Island Harbour Club, was absolutely stunning in every way. The bond this family has is certainly very special, and the bride even had a special FUN dance planned with her father, which was a huge surprise to everyone. You will see the genuine emotion and love pour out of these photos, and it is truly beautiful.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers

Ceremony Location: Korean Presbyterian Church of Westchester

Reception Location: Glen Island Harbour Club

Bridal Gown: Alexandra Grecco

Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Groom’s Tux: Calvin Klein

Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo

Hair/Make-Up: VickyC5

Florist: Arcadia Floral Company

Videographer: Eric Aumen of Shutter and Sound

DJ/Band: Stolen Moments

Kiersten + Joe | Windsor Ballroom

It’s not often you meet your soulmate in PRISON, which oddly enough is where these newlyweds first laid eyes on each other...luckily for them they weren’t inmates!! Kiersten, an intern, and Joe, a corrections officer, hit it off from the get go. They share a love for movies, in particular Harry Potter, which made Princeton University the perfect setting for their wedding photos. The detail that went into planning Kiersten and Joe’s special day was perfection. From the custom ONE OF A KIND wedding dress, to the beautiful bouquet, right down to the snow falling during their first dance at their reception at Windsor Ballroom. This wedding was definitely one to remember not only for the bride and groom, who by the way just beamed and expressed how much fun they were having the entire day, but for everyone who was lucky enough to attend. Associate photographers Jenna and Megan did an amazing job capturing some really great images for the new Mr. and Mrs.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: Holiday Inn

Ceremony/Reception Location: Windsor Ballroom

Wedding Gown: Sweet Caroline Styles

Grooms Tux: Joseph Abboud

Hair/Make-up Artist: Unveiled by Anna

Wedding Cake: Chocolate Carousel

Band/DJ: Off the Chart

Amanda + Vince Engagement | Monk's Cafe

What do two people who are in love with not only each other, but also BEER, do on a cold winter day?? Obviously go to Monk’s Cafe in Philly and cuddle up with a few drinks to help keep you warm. The wonderful people at Monk's opened a little early and allowed associate photographer Angela to do her magic and create some really great images that fit right in with the ambiance of this super cool place. After that they braved the chill in the air and headed to the Rittenhouse area where they found some really interesting and unique backdrops to shoot. What a fun engagement session and again a great job by Angela.

Megan + Nicholas | College of Physicians

It was a scorching hot day but that didn’t stop Megan and Nicholas from having the wedding of their dreams. Luckily enough their wedding was at The College of Physicians, so this adorable couple got to steal snuggles and kisses in the outstandingly stunning grand libraries, before they made things official. Associate photographers Angela and John captured perfectly the pure love these two share, which was abundantly obvious. Megan’s smile and laugh is infectious and scrolling through this blog you can’t help but to smile right along with her. Congrats to the new bride and groom on their perfectly special day.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: The Logan Hotel

Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal

Wedding Shoes: Adrianna Papell

Hair: Mirror and Mantel for Hair

Grooms Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

Ceremony Location: Old St. Josephs Church

Reception Location: College of Physicians

Caterer: Catering by Design

Florist: Fifty Flowers

DJ: No Macarena

Tara + Sam | Winterthur

When you think of class and elegance look no further than to Tara and Sam’s absolutely stunning wedding at one of our favorite venues, Winterthur. The bride and groom each prepared for their special day at the beautiful Inn at Montchanin Village. It looked like a scene straight out of a romantic movie and associate photographer Jenna could not have done a more perfect job capturing the essence of this beautiful day.

Bride and Groom Prep Location: The Inn at Montchanin Village

Wedding Gown: Justina Alexander

Wedding Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Grooms Tux: Moss Bros

Ceremony Location: St. Anthony of Padua Church

Reception Location: Winterthur

Florist: Pink Dahlia Vintage

Videographer: Visual Rose Productions

Wedding Cake: The Masters Baker

Band: Bachelor Boys Band

Elizabeth + Dan | American Swedish Historical Museum

“This wedding was AMAZING!”, were the exact words of associate photographer Cecilia as she described Elizabeth and Dan’s heavy metal inspired wedding at the American Swedish Historical Museum . Cecilia and Eric and did an awesome job capturing the newlyweds, who’s cool and unique rock and roll style really made for some killer photos. Elizabeth and Dan have an inspiring relationship that shined through all day. You could just feel the love and respect between the two of them as well as their friends and family as they ROCKED the night away.

Bride/Groom Prep Location: The Logan Hotel

Bridal Gown: Pnina Tornai

Bridal Shoes: Express

Hair/Make-Up Artist: Salon Blush

Grooms Tux: Moda Matters

Grooms Shoes: Santoni

Ceremony/Reception Location: American Swedish Historical Museum

Florist: Beautiful Blooms

Caterer: Jeffery A Miller Catering

DJ/Band: No Macarena DJ

Erin + Eric | Ballroom at the Ben

Erin and Eric’s wedding at The Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia could not have been a more perfect location for two people who absolutely love this city. Associate photographers Jenna and John did an outstanding job capturing this new bride and groom’s beautiful day. It was super hot out, but that didn’t seem to bother anyone as each person in this bridal party including the bride and groom could not have been more kind, laid back, and filled with really awesome personality. Maybe it really helped that Erin and Eric would soon be leaving the smoldering city and heading to the crisp, comfortable Alaskan weather for their honeymoon, where they would be attending their very first wedding as husband and wife. Congrats again to the newlyweds on your special day. We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Bride Prep Location: The Ballroom at the Ben - Bridal Suite

Bridal Gown: Lovely Bride

Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade

Hair/Make-up: Architeqt Salon

Grooms Tux: Englund’s Apparel

Ceremony/Reception Location: The Ballroom at the Ben

Florist: Carl Alan Floral Designs Ltd.

Wedding Cake: Termini Brothers Bakery

DJ/Band: RhythMix Entertainment (Nico)

Shannon + Jake | Tavistock Country Club

A little bit of rain here and there did not stop this stunning bride and her handsome groom from having the wedding of their dreams, and Tavistock Country Club was the perfect setting for their special day. Shannon and Jake were just as kind as they are beautiful and the love these two, and that their families have for each other, was certainly evident as the new Mr. and Mrs. said I Do. Shannon and Jake were both so laid back and trusted the vision of associate photographers Cecilia and Eric, who once again delivered, capturing some truly stunning images of the new bride and grooms joyous day. Congratulations to the newlyweds.

Bride and Groom Prep Location: The Westin

Bridal Gown: Amsale

Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Groom’s Tux: My.Suit

Groom’s Shoes: The Black Tux

Hair: Jaymi Skomsky of Moxie Blue Salon

Make-Up Artist: Tara Yordanov & Felicia Ann

Ceremony and Reception Location: Tavistock Country Club - Haddonfield, NJ

Florist: Leigh Florist

Videographer: Greg Hoffman Films

Band: Silver Arrow Band


Gina + Kevin | Congress Hall

Gina and Kevin’s wedding could not have been more beautiful. The bride, the weather, the venue, and most of all, the amount of love these two people have for each other, really shined through the entire day. Witnessing two families who care so deeply for each other come together as one, was truly magical. Associate photographers Cecilia and Eric really outdid themselves once again, and captured some amazing memories. One of Cecilia’s favorite moments was when the Groom and his Grandmother shared a very special dance. The bond between Kevin and his Grandmother was truly an honor to witness. Congratulations again to the newlyweds.

Bride Prep Location: Congress Hall - Founder’s Hall

Groom Prep Location: Congress Hall

Bridal Gown: Casablanca Bridal

Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson

Hair: Vicki from Salon Joseph Kenneth

Make-Up Artist: Gia Angelozzi

Grooms Tux: Jos A Bank

Grooms Shoes: Aldo

Ceremony Location: St. Paul's Church

Reception Location: Congress Hall

Videographer: Vlad

Florist: Papertini

Band: Lost in Paris

Stephanie + Michael | National Museum of American Jewish History

Stephanie and Mike's wedding was an absolutely beautiful celebration. The love literally filled the room (as you will see) as these two became husband and wife.  Associate photographer's Cecilia and  Austin did an outstanding job capturing the new bride and groom's glorious day.  Congrats to the newlyweds.

Bride and Groom Prep Location: The Franklin Hotel at Independence Park 

Ceremony and Reception: National Museum of American Jewish History 

Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo 

DJ/Band: EBE Talent - Rio 

 

Arianne + Sean | The Barn at Forestville

From the traditional Greek Orthadox ceremony, to the picturesque setting at The Barn at Forestville surrounded by willow trees and even horses, this was certainly one beautiful wedding. Arianne and Sean provided their guests with delicious food, cocktails, and even games to keep them entertained all night. Everyone danced their hearts out under the rustic wooden beams in the barn, and had a fantastic time. This will definitely be one to remember, and associate photographers Angela and Austin did an incredible job telling this love story. Congrats to the newlyweds.

Wedding Gown: WTOO by Watters

Hair/Make-up Artist: Rachel of Mam'Zelle Salon

Grooms Tux: Bryan Michaels

Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church

Reception Location: The Barn at Forestville

Caterer: Feastivities

Florist: OffShoots

Wedding Cake: Cramer’s Bakery

DJ/Band: Jeff Minio with Silver Sound Entertainment