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Rustic Farm Wedding | Rachel & Duane
Rustic Farm Wedding | Rachel & Duane
01.16.20

Rachel and Duane’s rustic farm wedding is the perfect blog to help get things kicked off for the 2020 wedding season. Not only did the entire wedding seem like it was designed by us like a stylized shoot to show off our brand, but the bride and groom made it extremely easy for us to tell their story. Storytelling is a popular buzz word that gets tossed around in the wedding industry but it’s also something that we take a lot of pride in. The four of us had spent a couple of hours walking around Philly just a little less than a year earlier capturing photos to celebrate their engagement. It was just before Christmas and felt like the North Pole more so than Philly but Sandi and I had a great time getting to know the two of them, learning that we had a lot in common.

The more they told us about their wedding plans and how it was going to be held at Duane’s family farm which he grew up on, the more we realized just how good of a fit we were to tell their story. Not only did we have a lot in common with Rachel and Duane but as far as clients go, we really couldn’t have asked for anything better. They’re two of the nicest people whose love for each other is contagious, and we couldn’t have been happier to be the ones telling their story.

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Rachel and Duane got married this past September and we’ve been looking forward to sharing their story with everyone. From the time we arrived until the last sparkler burned out, it was easy to see that there was something special about the love these two had for each other. The little hiccups that every wedding has were shrugged off and quickly forgotten about. Hiccups that might ruin some brides entire day, such as having makeup somehow accidentally getting on their beautiful Oscar De La Renta gown. We watched as Rachel very calmly grabbed a white Sharpie and did her best to cover it up. A moment that only makes her and Duane’s love story that much more special as the two of them laughed it off later that evening.

It was an all-around awesome day filled with laughter, tears of joy, and some of the best food trucks we’ve ever seen at a wedding. From brick oven pizza to fresh spring burritos and a camper converted into a large photo booth, Rachel and Duane put together the perfect family farm wedding. We had a lot of fun capturing their story and being part of their big day. We wish the two of them nothing but the best and hope to see them again soon!

Enjoy!

Bride Prep, Groom Prep, Ceremony + Reception Location: Old Mill Farm Nursery

Bride’s Dress: Oscar De La Renta

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Groom’s Tux: Indochino

Groom & Groomsmen Socks: Happy Socks

Groom’s Shoes: Custom, Made in Italy

Videographer: Philamedia

Catering:

Coa Catering, Nomad Pizza, Steve’s Prince of Steaks,

Dos Hermanos Tacos, PaperMill Fresh Asian Kitchen

Florist: Allium Floral Design

Wedding Coordinator: Kristina Wittig

Hair & Makeup Artist: Alisha Nycole + Co.

Wedding Cake + Cupcakes: Nutmeg Cake Design

Band: Blaire Reinhard Band

Photobooth: Bluebird Hill Events

Rentals and Staffing: Bucks-Mont Party Rental, Beth’s Party Service

Signage + Hand Lettering: By the Bride, Rachel

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Wissahickon Engagement | Laura + David
Wissahickon Engagement | Laura + David
01.02.20

Check out the newest Wissahickon Engagement Session up on the blog.  Associate photographer Cecilia met up with Laura and Dave at the gorgeous Wissahickon Valley Park and it was a fall dream.  From the most beautiful colors and scenic views to this stunning couple, Cecilia did an amazing job once again.  This is definitely one wedding we cannot wait to see.

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Check out another awesome engagement session by Cecilia here.

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Tyler Arboretum Wedding | Jessica + Matthew
Tyler Arboretum Wedding | Jessica + Matthew
12.27.19

Tyler Arboretum was the perfect backdrop for Jessica and Matthew’s fall wedding this past September.  Associate photographer Angela and second shooter Inna captured their magical day so beautifully. Tyler Arboretum is filled with hundreds of acres of giant trees, butterfly gardens, and wildflowers. Because of this, there is so much variety for awesome photos. The beautiful buildings have a natural charm and a rustic vibe to them.

For their first look, Jessica and Matt decided to write letters to each other. They stood back-to-back and read their letters to each other aloud before turning around to see each other for the very first time. It was so emotional and special and obviously there were lots of happy tears. After their first look, they had a sweet outdoor ceremony, and then it was time to party!

Cocktail hour had tons of cute personalized details, and reception decor was stunning with gorgeous wooden farm tables and greenery. Family and friends toasted the newlyweds with heartfelt speeches, and the maid of honor even performed a rap song! They tore up the dance floor all night, and even had printed out photos of their sweet pup Finn there so he could party too! Finally, they ended the night with soft pretzels! Congrats again to Jessica and Matt and great job Angela and Inna in capturing this perfect day!

Bride Prep Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Newtown Square

Groom Prep Location: Groom’s Father’s House

Ceremony + Reception Location: Tyler Arboretum

Bridal Gown: Eddy K

Bridal Shoes: David’s Bridal

Groom Tux + Shoes: Men’s Wearhouse

Caterer + Wedding Cake: Jeffrey A. Miller

Florist: Moorestown Flower Shoppe

Wedding Coordinator: Lindsay Smith of JAM Catering

Hair & Makeup Artists:

Natasha Pickett (hair), Kathryn Cannon (hair), Ashley Novak (makeup), Megan Sullivan (makeup)

DJ: Marx Event Group

Farm Tables + Chairs: Weir Event Rentals

Officiant: Dr. John Waters

 

Love the look of this wedding surrounded by nature? Check out Angela’s Longwood Gardens Engagement Shoot from this past fall or this Morris House Wedding which is a garden gem in the middle of Philadelphia!

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Barclay Farmstead Engagement | Colleen + John
Barclay Farmstead Engagement | Colleen + John
12.18.19

Another beautiful Barclay Farmstead Engagement session up on the blog.  This time it is Cecilia’s turn with another ridiculously beautiful couple and their ADORABLE pup, Colby.  Colby could not have done a better job.  He was posing and behaving himself like the perfect little gentleman.  Cecilia did a beautiful job once again and I think it’s safe to say Twisted Oaks clients are some of the BEST LOOKING people around!  Congrats guys and we can’t wait for the big day.

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Check out more from Cecilia by clicking here.

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Longwood Gardens Engagement | Deepika + Mike
Longwood Gardens Engagement | Deepika + Mike
12.17.19

What can be more beautiful than a Longwood Gardens Engagement Session?  Well, I think everyone would agree the soon to be bride and groom aren’t too bad themselves.  Check out these models who associate photographer Angela captured so perfectly.  These images literally look like they belong in a magazine.  Awesome job Angela, we cannot wait to see these two on their big day!

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Click here to see more engagement sessions by Angela.

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