Jessica Flynn Photography
Contact: Jessica Flynn
About: Jessica Flynn Photography is a Philadelphia based wedding and lifestyle photographer. Her style is a mix of editorial portraits and photojournalistic candids. For more about Jess and for more images from her most recent Material Culture wedding click here.
Wide Eyed Studio
Contact: Ashley E Labonde, Visual anthropologist and photojournalist based in Philadelphia who specializes in life events and visual storytelling.
About: Based just outside of Philadelphia, I’m always ready to travel. I’m usually up for anything, interested in everything, and willing to break a sweat to ensure what you love is documented extraordinarily. I specialize in life events and visual storytelling; I’m interested in creating something real for you. Vibrant, honest images with emotional impact. The weird, the wild, and the whimsical are all my forte. I love adapting my sight to a new situation and learning about someone else’s story. I work and play well with others. I like to push myself, to learn and to grow from my peers with their different perspectives and backgrounds. I love the challenge of photographing new and unconventional subjects and the thrill of an unknown shooting environment. My life feels like the ocean; I rise, I fall, I am alive, and there is a tide that pulls at my heart saying “create”.
Peach Plum Pear
Contact: Inna Spivakova
About: Peach Plum Pear Photo is a small wedding studio that offers highly personalized services to fit your specific needs. I am Inna, the studio owner and photographer behind Peach Plum Pear Photo. I would love to use my experience, skills and passion for photography to help you preserve beautiful memories from your wedding day. My style has a photojournalistic edge, with a focus on creative portraits in natural light and attention to documenting beautiful details. I am located in Philadelphia, PA and am available for (and enthusiastic about!) destination weddings.
Colin Coleman Photography
Contact: Colin Coleman
About: I’m here to illustrate the story of you and your fiancé. Whether it’s romantic, funny, beautiful, or dysfunctional – I take the time to learn it. My favorite part about this job is getting to know both of you well enough to understand your personalities, likes, dislikes, and the overall dynamic of your relationship in order to give you the wedding photos you’ve been dreaming of. What you can be sure to get from me are timeless photos with a modern twist, and a personalized, absolute fun experience. ’14, ’15, ‘16 Lehigh Valley Style Featured Wedding Photographer. International Award Winning Photographer. Fearless Award Winning Photographer
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West Philadelphia Orchestra
Contact: Gregg Mervine
About: With a line-up of Philadelphia musicians whose influences range from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra is a unique live ensemble in today’s auto-tuned musical world. They began playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs, Bulgarian wedding music, and Klezmer in late 2006, and have continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music. The band also plays original tunes which blend other sounds, like jazz and classical, together with traditional Balkan sounds. As much a community as a band, WPO’s performances are celebratory events. With blistering beats and walls of brass, they inspire audiences to hold hands, gyrate, howl, and otherwise slip the yoke of the homogenized culture industry.
Tel: (215) 962-1032
The Vincent James Band
Contact: Charles Interrante
About: Philadelphia’s #1 Rated LIVE Dance and Party Band & DJ, The Vincent James Band, has provided the most memorable and exciting entertainment for thousands of parties, wedding receptions and corporate events throughout Philadelphia’s Delaware Valley and from New England through New York, New Jersey and Delaware to Washington, D.C., and all along the East Coast. Featured articles in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, and word-of-mouth “Raves” from grateful clients and facilities, are just part of the reason for their great success.
The Vincent James Band is independent, not one from a pool of agency acts. Without paid advertising or performing to karaoke music tracks, this premier Philadelphia Party & Dance Band is one of the Delaware Valley’s busiest. Chosen by real brides and events professionals in nationwide polls, the Vincent James Band continues to receive the industry’s highest awards including “The Best of the East Coast” on The Knot, The Wedding Channel and Wedding Wire. Vincent James Band clients always remember their special event for years to come. Come party and dance the night away with your entertainment insurance policy – The Vincent James Band!
CTO Artists/CTO Grand Central
About: The band, CTO Tribeca, is a 10-piece party train that blends black tie elegance and night club dazzle. Between the relentless rhythm section, the exquisite musicianship, and the soaring three-part harmonies, you are sure to find something to be floored by when CTO Tribeca takes the stage.
Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band
Contact: Ed Goldberg
About: The Odessa Klezmer Band, under the direction of Ed Goldberg, brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America. The band has been in existence playing Klezmer music since 1984 celebrating the great variety and wealth of music heritage of Eastern Europe, Ladino, and Middle Eastern music, including polka and czardas!
The OKB has played numerous fairs, festivals, weddings, bar mitzvahs, concerts, and dance dates throughout the NJ-NY-PA area, including Gracie Mansion and City Hall for NYC Mayors Giuliani and Bloomberg, and a tour of Israel. They are regular performers at the Kutztown Folk Festival and the Lakewood Blue Claws minor league baseball FirstEnergy stadium.
In 2011, the OKB was honored to perform a number of combined concerts with the Amir Ensemble, a Persian group, to promote Peace through Music. They also performed for the production of Gypsy Fest, at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Long Branch, NJ.
The band received the 2009 Just Plain Folks second place award winner for Best Klezmer Album “Who Stole the Kishka?!”. JPF is a community of more than 51,500 songwriters, recording artists and music industry professionals that provides a network of cooperation and inclusion for musicians. JustPlainFolks.org’
“The Party Professionals, DJs + Sound + Event Production”
Contact: Patrick Myers, The Party Professionals, DJs + Sound + Event Production
About: We are a husband and wife DJ and event production team with over 30 years of combined experience. We both DJed for many years prior to meeting each other (having actually met at one of Patrick’s events), and since then we’ve been DJing and organizing events for 10 years and counting. We’ve played weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, block parties… in historic mansions, country clubs, art galleries, nightclubs and campgrounds. We love DJing, we love sharing music with other people, and we love doing it together.
The Untouchables Entertainment Dj
Contact: Greg Schubert, Untouchables Entertainment Group
About: In 1990, Untouchables DJs got off the ground by doing many various school dances, and many of these schools still use our company to this day. I always loved being a DJ and quickly realized my passion for this business. In 1998 I started offering more to meet my client needs such as lighting, karaoke, PA rentals, etc. Due to the increase in demand for my services, I changed the name of the company to Untouchables Entertainment Group. It was clear we were on the right track as our clients did nothing but rave over our work. I always wanted to keep the focus on one thing, providing excellent entertainment. 20 years later we are still doing just that, and we are able to do so by keeping a small staff or experienced entertainers that provide personalized service for each and ever client.
Vault + Vine Falls Flowers (Previously Falls Flowers)
Contact: Peicha Chang
About: We’ re so excited to share Vault + Vine with you! It has been a massive labor of love and is the manifestation of an outpouring of your support over the past 7.5 years for our former flower shop, Falls Flowers. Our new retail space offers everything you know and love, and then some!
Address: 3507 Midvale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129
Contact: Jennie Love
About: An organically-managed, urban flower farm and event floral design studio in Philadelphia, Love ‘n Fresh Flowers works exclusively with locally grown elements. Their flower farm, full of vibrant life and color, is just four miles away from Material Culture, making them an excellent choice for highly unique flowers that are also highly sustainable. Jennie and her team love working with couples who are seeking less traditional decor. They also happen to love shopping at Material Culture so you can rest assured that they are very familiar with our eclectic, multicultural interior!
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Courtney Space Events
Contact: Courtney Space, Owner
About: Our team has been planning and coordinating events for almost a decade. We specialize in stressfree events. With your input and vision as our guide, we’ll take on the details, deadlines, and direction making it possible for you to enjoy your special day. At Courtney Space Events we know the importance of celebrating the present moment with the people around you