Archive for January, 2013

Kerry & Thomas @ The Franklin Institute

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

We love working at the Franklin Institute! Between the lighting and the high ceilings, there’s always a touch of drama that when added to the romance creates an unforgettable atmosphere. The elegance of the location and the high fashion of everyone present makes us feel like we’re in a movie, watching all the beautiful people dance and enjoy the union of a wonderful couple. With easy and natural smiles this couple was a joy to photograph. We are so grateful to be able to document the love between two people!

To see all the photographer’s picks, click HERE

Thank you to all the vendors who made this day possible! We could not have gotten a lot of the gorgeous images we did without your help!

Ceremony St. Mary Magdalen
Reception: Franklin Institute
Caterer Frog Commissary
Cake Frog Commissary
Flowers Valleygreen Flowers
Music Synergetic Sounds
Hair and Makeup Christine, contact at

Stephanie and Raj @ Grounds for Sculpture

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Raj and Steph met in college at the University of Delaware through shared friends. They didn’t know how one another felt until later, but each thought there was something special about the other and couldn’t quite put a finger on it. It wasn’t until after Steph graduated that Raj made his move! After meeting up several times at different reunions with friends, the two finally went out on their own.

Steph and Raj have been dating since May 14, 2005. After traveling back and forth between Livingston and Greenville for a year, Raj was accepted to Georgetown’s MBA program, and Steph decided to go, too. The two lived in Arlington, Virginia, for three-and-a-half years. It was there they adopted their crazy black lab mutt, Mollie.

Raj popped the question in December 2011, right after the move. It was two days before Christmas and they were wrapping gifts for their many nieces, nephews, and cousins. They were almost done, but there was still one box left under the tree. Steph just wanted to be done wrapping and didn’t think anything of it. But suddenly Raj was down on one knee.

See HERE for the Photographer’s Picks from the wedding.

As usual, a big thank you to all the vendors who made this day possible!

Coordinator: Pastore Events
Reception: Grounds for Sculpture
Caterer: Chez Alice
Flowers: Dahlia
Music: Philly Event Group
Hair and Makeup: Beautiful Brides Philly
Dress by Dere Kaing
Shoes – RSVP
Bridesmaids Dresses – Liz Fields
Jewelry – Elsa Peretti Diamond by the Yard necklace by Tiffany’s
Rings and Diamond Stud Earrings by Blue Nile
Bangles borrowed from Raj’s mom.
Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas

Sharon and Matt’s Wedding @ Greenville Country Club

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

From the Bride:

My husband Matt and I met on New Year’s Eve 2008 in Wilmington, Delaware. We both had no other plans that evening for New Years, so Matt decided to join his brother, and I decided to join my sister, which was coincidentally at the same private party. Little did I know that by the end of the night, my brother-in-law was going to introduce me to my future husband. We instantly hit it off, and a few days later he called and asked me out on our first date! Everything with us quickly fell into place, and it was as if we had known each other for many years.
Almost exactly three years later, we had another memorable evening on a cold January night. Matt and I decided to go to Longwood Gardens one Saturday to see the winter light show. It was a bitter cold night (probably the coldest night so far that year) and it had snowed a few days before. Everyone who knows me understands that I am not a fan of cold weather or winter in general. I would much rather be at the beach in the summer heat than in the cold or snow. We walked around and checked out the outdoor lights, but since it was so chilly we had to limit the amount of time we spent walking around outside. Of course I wanted to leave due to the extreme cold, but Matt insisted we explore the main fountain garden. Finally I agreed, and we trekked through the snow to the center of the garden. After a few minutes, Matt told me how much he loved me…then got down on one knee in the snow and asked me to marry him. I was completely shocked, but of course I wholeheartedly said yes! Later that evening, Matt revealed to me that he intentionally waited to propose to me during the height of winter so that he could give me a reason to love the winter weather again. He was absolutely right, and now I always think back to that amazing moment whenever I start to feel down about the cold winter months. We were lucky enough to have our wedding photographers (MK Photo) capture some amazing photos of us at the exact location of our engagement during Longwood Garden’s light exhibit the following winter.
When planning our wedding we knew that we wanted to have a romantic outdoor ceremony and reception. Matt and I both share a love for nature, so we knew that we wanted to find a location that represented that shared passion. We absolutely fell in love with our venue, Greenville Country Club. We instantly felt the historical house and beautiful estate was the perfect setting to begin our life together. Luckily, the rain held off until after our ceremony, and we were able to enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the garden space. Even though we were getting married on the official first day of fall, I decided against using traditional fall colors for our wedding. Instead, we incorporated monochromatic shades of purple and aubergine to our venue with various arrangements of hydrangeas, roses and orchids. I wanted the space to feel romantic, whimsical and vibrant. To add to the romantic and cozy feel we also used plenty of floating candles and votive clusters throughout the tented reception. For extra splashes of color, my florist used colored vases and glass hurricanes that I had collected over the past year on some of the tables, and the perimeter of the ledge framing our reception space. In the end, our wedding turned out to be everything that we had dreamed. From our outdoor garden ceremony to our reception of dancing under lit Japanese lanterns, everything was perfect to us. We could not have asked for anything more for our new beginning as husband and wife.

If you’d like to see the photographer’s picks, look HERE

A big thank you to all the wonderful vendors that made this day possible!

Reception Venue: Greenville Country Club
Video: AOV Productions
Flowers: Quill’s Bunches
Music: Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys, LLC
hair and Makeup: Gloss Salon

Laura & Ray’s Album ~ mkPhotography ~ at Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia

Monday, January 14th, 2013

We would love to share a recently designed and produced album from Laura and Ray’s wonderful Philadelphia wedding. We love designing story books for our couples. It is the best way to revisit and relive all the special moments – almost smelling the flowers and tasting the food but most importantly feeling the love. The one tangible reminiscence of the wedding day.
This album was a beauty in every detail. We are very selective about the album companies we use. Quality and attention to detail are extremely important to us. We discovered West Coast a few years ago at the WPPI convention and slowly integrated them into our collections. We could not be happier.

Here is a little bit about West Coast:
West Coast Albums is an innovative print and binding company. It has been printing and producing custom handmade albums for over 16 years in the Southern California area. They now provide unique album style and techniques to photographers worldwide.The handmade internal binding and page mounting for the flush mounted albums are made with the highest quality materials and construction.

Enjoy the images and next time you ask a wedding photographer what they so in the winter and slower season, they will most likely answer, design and produce wedding albums:)

We love designing and hearing “wows” and “amazing”.



Laura and Lee’s Wedding @ The Curtis Center

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

This was a gorgeous December wedding we recently worked on at the Curtis Center in Philadelphia. Cescaphe always impresses with a beautiful location and yummy food! The couple was wonderful to work with and planned a fun and romantic wedding that started off our holiday season right! Between the lights (can you say amazing bokeh?!) and the love, any hint of chill in the air was pushed out of our thoughts.

If you want to see more of this wedding, check out the photographer’s picks on our website, HERE

A big thank you to all the vendors who made this day possible!

Reception: The Curtis Center
Caterer: Cescaphe
Video” CinemaCake
Flowers: Passion for Petals
Music: Carnivale Band
Hair and Makeup: La Difference Salon and Day Spa