New Pace Wedding Films & Photo’s Panel at Cescaphe University

We were privileged to not only attend, but also present at Cescaphe University last month. We were thrilled to be a part of this event, where we shared our favorite tips on everything that you need to know about wedding photography and crafting the perfect timeline for your special day.

Cescaphe University is an exclusive experience tailored for couples preparing to celebrate their love at one of Cescaphe’s venues: Cescaphe Ballroom, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works, The Lucy, The Switch House, and Franklin’s View.

As wedding photographers and videographers, we were honored to share our expertise at Cescaphe University. We shared our method on how we craft the perfect timeline for a wedding day. A well-structured timeline ensures that every moment is cherished, and nothing is missed. We shared tips on how to coordinate the day seamlessly, from the pre-wedding preparations to the final dance of the evening.

To learn more about New Pace Wedding Films & Photo, click here to contact us today.

Check out some of our photos from the event:

Thanks for Joining Us at Cescaphe University

We were presented with a wonderful opportunity to not only capture stunning photos of the evening but also to document the entire night. Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all the fantastic vendors who attended, as well as to Cescaphe for being the gracious host of this event.

The theme was “All About Entertainment,” where guests were invited to listen to a panel of some of the top vendors in the Philadelphia event entertainment industry.

Cescaphe University is an exclusive event series designed specifically for couples who have chosen one of Cescaphe’s renowned venues (Cescaphe Ballroom, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works, The Lucy, and Franklin’s View) for their wedding. Whether you’re in need of last-minute vendors, seeking valuable wedding planning tips, or eager to savor the exquisite food and beverages exclusively provided by Cescaphe Catering, this event caters to all your needs and desires!

Check out some of our photos from the event:


Cescaphe Trolley

Beautiful Blooms

Capelli & Trucco
CTO Music Artists

Eclipse DJ Entertainers

EastCoast Entertainment

Journeys of the Heart

New Pace Wedding Films & Photo


Twinkle Photo Booth

Chick Invitations

Nirvana Wellness Med Spa


Hana Willow Design


The Mobile Cigar Lounge

Cicala Restaurant at the Divine Lorraine

Beloved Bliss Events

& Many Others!

Cescaphe University at Vie | New Pace Wedding Films & Photo

We were honored to attend Cescaphe University this April! We had the opportunity to not only capture some amazing photos from the evening, but we also filmed the night Thank you to all the wonderful vendors who attended, and Cescaphe, for hosting the event.

Cescaphe University is an exclusive event series that is offered for couples having their wedding at one of Cescaphe’s venues (Cescaphe Ballroom, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works, The Lucy, and Franklin’s View). Whether you’re looking for a last minute add on vendor, helpful wedding planning tips, or need a taste of the delicious food & beverages offered exclusively by Cescaphe Catering, there’s something for everyone! 

Check out some of our photos from the event:


New Pace Wedding Films & Photo

Eclipse DJ Entertainers

Twinkle Photo Booth

Hana Willow Design

Papertini Event Design




Journeys of the Heart

Nirvana Wellness Med Spa

Red Oyster

The Mobile Cigar Lounge


Ashley Gerrity Photography


Chick Invitations

Suit Shop

Cicala Restaurant

Mint House Philadelphia

Cescaphe University at Vie | New Pace Weddings

Another Cescaphe University in the books! 🥂

Last month, our team attended Cescaphe University at Vie by Cescaphe.  The theme was All About the groom. With delicious food and drinks in hand, guests also were able to mix and mingle with vendors who are a part of the Cescaphe Concierge program. 

Cescaphe University is an exclusive event series that is offered for couples having their wedding at one of Cescaphe’s venues (Cescaphe Ballroom, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works, The Lucy, and Franklin’s View). Whether you’re looking for a last minute add on vendor, helpful wedding planning tips, or need a taste of the delicious food & beverages offered exclusively by Cescaphe Catering, there’s something for everyone! 

We loved having the opportunity to attend February’s Cescaphe University We can’t wait to attend future events and meet Cescaphe couples looking for a wedding photographer or videographer in the Philadelphia Region. 


New Pace Wedding Films & Photo

Beautiful Blooms

Cescaphe Concierge

Cescaphe Trolley

Capelli & Trucco

Cescaphe Event Management

Cescaphe Cakes

Carl Alan

Nirvana Wellness Med Spa

Ethos GSFM

Red Oyster USA



The Mobile Cigar Lunge

Eclipse DJ

ECE – Sax and Keys

Journeys of the Heart


Twinkle Photo Booth

Hana Willow Design

Curated Coast

Kseniya Berson Photography

First Class Rolls Royce

Society Hill Dance

Top Golf

Rudi’s Formal Wear

Alex & Ryan’s Experience With New Pace Wedding Films & Photo


There’s nothing better than feeling like you’re in good hands when it comes to your wedding day and that’s exactly how we felt with New Pace. It’s so nice to have photo and video taken care of by the same people. They offered a number of different packages and custom options. It was easy to schedule and engagement shoot. They were also very thorough when it came to helping us select the shots and moments we wanted to be sure to capture on our big day. On top of that, the crew was fantastic on our wedding day. Our photographers & videographer were very attentive to details and they were all just so freindly and easy to work with. We’ve gotten some of the photos and a video teaser back and their work looks amazing. Can’t wait to see more. I highly recommend New Pace to all couples looking for photo and video for their wedding day.





Entertainment: Elegance Quartet

Hair & Makeup: Gloss Studio LLC

Cake: Brendenbeck’s Bakery and Ice Cream

Jewelry: Golden Nugget

Florist: Chantilly Floral

Caterer: Conroy Catering

Mike & Krysten’s Experience With New Pace Wedding Films & Photo


“It was great having our photo and video in one place and having one contact for it all. It made life easier during the planning process. The photographers/videographers, and other staff went above and beyond for us from the start. They did way more than they needed to help us on the big day as well! Our big day was beautifully captured. They worked extremely hard to capture every moment of our day. We still have people telling us how great our photos, video, and trailer were.”





Entertainment: Beat by Beat Entertainment

Hair: Sydney of Sydney&April

Make-Up: April of Sydney&April

Cake: Brendenbeck’s Bakery and Ice Cream

Jewelry: Kendra Scott and Dareth Colburn Designs

Invitations: Gia Boyd

Florist: The Bouquet Shop

Event Planner: Melissa from Anthony’s at Paxon Hollow

Caterer: Anthony’s at Paxon Hollow

7 Reasons to Plan a Cescaphe Wedding

Selecting a wedding and reception venue is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make when it comes to planning your big day! Once you choose the venue, most of the other details will fall into place. For example, the venue you choose will play a major role in deciding your theme and color scheme in addition to the overall look and feel you are going for. 

Wedding at The Lucy Philadelphia

“This might seem obvious, but seek out venues that fit the aesthetic you have in mind. If you’re planning a modern wedding, look at art galleries, well-designed restaurant spaces, or warehouses. On the flip side, a wedding incorporating more natural elements works well with outdoor venues such as parks, backyards, and ranches. Choosing a venue that fits in with (and enhances) your theme will enable your wedding to feel more connected to the space.” – Brides Magazine 

Here in Philadelphia, Cescaphe is a popular choice for couples who are looking for a jaw-dropping wedding venue. Your wedding day is like no other, and with Cescaphe venues, your fantasy can become a reality. Read on to see why Cescaphe deserves your consideration as you select the perfect setting for your ceremony or reception. 

1. A Variety of Venues and Moods

When you work with Cescaphe, you have the option to choose from six separate venues, each with its own unique flair and beauty. 

Cescaphe Ballroom 

Their first venue, the Cescaphe Ballroom, exudes classic elegance and luxury with vaulted ceilings, a beautiful staircase, and a killer bar. 

Franklin’s View


With breathtaking views of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, Franklin’s View is  Cescaphe’s newest exclusive outdoor venue featuring a garden-chic contemporary design with grand tents, luminous lights, and a romantic aesthetic. 


As the largest venue seated in the heart of the city close to city hall, Vie has charm and elegance modeled in the French Provençal style.

Down Town Club 

The Down Town Club is the pinnacle of Georgian-style elegance with tall windows providing sweeping views of Old City and the Delaware River, inlaid marble floors, hand-carved moldings, and mahogany paneling.

Water Works

An outdoor venue with multiple spaces to choose from to fit your aesthetic and guest list, Water Works pairs dramatic, breathtaking views of the river (that only get better as the night goes on and the reflection of warm lights dots the water) with neoclassical architecture and picturesque views of Boathouse Row and the art museum.

The Lucy 

As a modern interpretation of 19th-century architecture—perfect for romantics at heart—The Lucy is the peak of luxury with painted white brick and chevron wood floors.

2. Mouth-Watering, Effortless Catering

Chef cooking at Cescaphe Wedding Venue

With some venues, you have to consider finding a venue and securing a caterer. Not with Cescaphe. However, couples don’t choose Cescaphe’s catering just because it’s convenient. The tastes and aromas of every dish at a Cescaphe venue can’t be beat. Their culinary experience sets the stage and raises the bar with:

Signature cocktail hour-and-a-half, including a chilled seafood bar and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

A top-shelf bar, plus the ability to add extra special touches like customized signature cocktails to match your tastes.

Between 60 to 70 different entrée options, so you get exactly the flavors you want.

Nobody leaves a Cescaphe wedding hungry! Executive Chef Joe LaPorte prides himself on the high standards he and his team live up to for each and every wedding. If you don’t believe us, take it from one of their satisfied clients:

“While looking at wedding venues, I had many others tell me they host a ‘Cescaphe wedding,’ but there is truly no comparison when it comes to the level of food and service provided by Cescaphe. There is a reason other venues try to compare their food to Cescaphe, they are at the top of their game, and in my opinion, there is no substitute for the real thing.” 


Beautiful cake at Franklin's View wedding venue

If the catering at Cescaphe is next-level, the cakes created by Cescaphe’s experienced, artful pastry chefs are almost beyond belief. As a Cescaphe client, you’ll get to work alongside the pastry chefs to create the cake of your dreams, one that will make a statement at your reception. You can even complete your cake with a sumptuous dessert display. 

Indulgent flavors and aesthetics crafted by world-class artisans make Cescaphe wedding cakes a feast for all the senses. Discover some of Cescaphe’s show-stopping cakes in their gallery here.

4. Learn the Tricks of the Trade at Cescaphe University

Cescaphe University ice sculpture

Over the years, the Cescaphe team has learned a thing or two about planning weddings. They freely share a lot of this expertise with engaged couples at their Cescaphe University Events. (You’ll often find us photographing or filming the events – stop by our table to say hello!) It’s a great opportunity to get insider information, helpful tips, and ideas to get your creative juices flowing from Cescaphe and some of the best wedding vendors in the city. Sample some of the flavors and gain insights into the wedding planning process so you’ll get a feel for how your day will go when you choose Cescaphe. 

5. A Wedding for Every Couple

Couple dancing on wedding day

Cescaphe prides itself on being inclusive of all genders, orientations, and backgrounds—after all, love is love! Cescaphe can also tailor weddings to match your culture and make your wedding venue feel like an extension of your family and your circle. Take a look at Cescaphe’s gallery to see how they helped couples bring their unique vision throughout the venue, all day long. 

At Cescaphe, designing and planning the wedding of your dreams shouldn’t feel like you’re being “accommodated.” It’s all about you, your partner, and the love the two of you share. 

6. Incredible Wedding Photo & Video Opportunities

Bride and groom at alter on wedding day

New Pace Wedding Films & Photo has plenty of experience shooting weddings at each of Cescaphe’s venues. What we’ve discovered? Cescaphe understands how to make weddings special, and that’s reflected in every detail. For us, that means that the lighting, the backdrop, even the textures and colors they’ve chosen for each venue—every angle at each of Cescaphe’s famed locations—all adds up to a rich, gorgeous setting for your wedding, your pictures, and your wedding films. You end up with a priceless gift; wedding photography and films that not only matches who you are as a married couple but also is elegant, timeless, and beautiful.  

7. New Pace Wedding Films & Photo at Cescaphe

Franklins View Cescaphe location

Our team here at NPWFP has shot on hundreds of occasions at Cescaphe venues and knows how to get the best shots of your special day so you can enjoy your wedding photos and films for years to come. We love collaborating seamlessly with the Cescaphe team and are ready to create a stunning memento of your wedding with photos and films you’ll share with family and friends and relive your day over and over again. 

To learn more about our easy, personalized process, contact our team today

Franklin’s View by Cescaphe Unveiling

Have you heard? Cescaphe, Philadelphia’s Premier Wedding Brand has unveiled their second exclusive outdoor venue, Franklin’s View! Their newest venue is located in Franklin Square Park steps away from the Ben Franklin Bridge. Available only a few months out of the year, Cescaphe’s newest venue has all the glitz and glam for couples looking for a rustic, garden chic or summer outdoor wedding in the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Wedding Vendors in attendance included:

Beautiful Blooms Events, Something Vintage, Chick Invitations, Papertini Events, Charming Garlands, Frost 321, Red Osyster USA, Magnolia Lounge, Big Day Event Illustration, Emily Wren Photography, CTO Music Artists, The Plumes & Philly Soul Collective, Tap Snap, Nifty Neon Co, Legacy Greetings

Philadelphia Wedding’s Bubbly & Brunch

It’s been officially 1️⃣ month since Philadelphia Wedding’s Bubbly & Brunch event at The Curtis Atrium and we’re still not over all the fun we had! Our team was honored to sponsor the photo + video portion of this event, scroll below to view more shots of the day!

Wedding Vendors in attendance included:

Ame Salon & Spa, Beautiful Blooms, Bella Bridesmaids Capelli + Trucco, Carl Alan Florist Charcuterie Chic, Classic Cake Tina Ho Med Spa Fifty Shades of Planning, First Class Travel, Forget Me Knot, Garces Group, Henna by Ash NJ, Hitched, Jon Ardito, Kimberly James Bridal, Priori Jewelry, In the Known Experiences, La Rue Events, Laura & Leigh Bridal, Lehigh Valley Celebrants, Martin Reardon Photography, Philly Photo & Philm, Philly Street Signs, Skin House Facial Bar, Suit Shop, Sunbursts & Stardust, Van Cleve Bridal

10 Things to Think About When Choosing a Wedding Videographer & Photographer

One of the best ways to relive all of the epic moments from your wedding day is to work with a wedding videography and photography team that can create a video and photos packed with all the vibrant, joyous moments and memories from your wedding day—the ones that will last a lifetime!

Choosing a Wedding Videographer and Photographer

Wedding videography and photography can be a gorgeous and artistic representation of your special day, but it’s all about finding the right video and photo team. You need someone who can capture your personality, the love you share with your (future!) spouse, and all the fun, emotion, joy, and celebration you share with your guests. 

Martha Stewart even shared that some couples (along with their families and friends) have watched their wedding highlight films over 2,000 times just in the few months that follow their wedding. Between you, your spouse, family and friends, there are quite a few people who will look back and view your wedding video over and over again: on anniversaries, special gatherings, and more. You want to be sure that you are sharing a beautiful, accurate representation of your one-of-a-kind day. 

But how do you know who to hire? New Pace Wedding Films & Photo has collected the 10 things every couple should consider when choosing a wedding videography & photography team. 

1. Videography & Photography Style

Videography and Photography Style 

Long gone are the days of the cheesy wedding videos of decades past with low-quality picture and sound. But that doesn’t mean that every wedding videographer and photography team has the same style. 

Some videographers and photographers opt for a documentary-style shoot, while others take a more cinematic approach. 

At New Pace Wedding Films & Photo, sometimes we are completely unobtrusive when it comes to achieving our cinematic approach, and other times we need to get more formal to knock out your shot list. Whatever it takes, we know how to execute this so you end up with a jaw-dropping assortment of photos and video shots—all while balancing your timeline for the day so you can soak up every special moment.  

When it comes to navigating how they go about capturing your day, your wedding photographer and videographer should have a balanced style to ensure you get the photos and shots you’ll love to look back on for years to come. 

2. Expertise

Wedding Videography and Photography Expertise

How long has your potential wedding videographer or photographer been in business? You only get one shot at capturing the magic, romance, and love of your wedding day, so you want to be sure you are working with someone who has plenty of experience so they don’t miss a single moment. 

Is your videography and photography team familiar with your wedding location? Do they have plenty of experience working with their equipment and editing software? Have they worked on many weddings? 

A seasoned photographer or videographer who has experience in other areas but not in weddings may not understand all of the ins and outs of what it takes to immortalize your wedding forever. Hiring an experienced wedding video and photo team is the best way to ensure this happens.

3. Combined Photo and Video Services

Combined Wedding Photo and Video Services

Your wedding photography and wedding film are two irreplaceable mementos you’ll revisit for years to come. You want to be sure you love both!

Your photographer and videographer will need to collaborate and work together on your wedding day to ensure the best possible outcomes for your photos and your wedding film. 

Why not streamline the process and hire a company that can offer both? You won’t have to worry about how well the two vendors will collaborate, and you’ll remove a lot of stress and pressure from finding two separate teams.

Hire a company that can handle it all for you and make the booking process simple and worry-free. Working with a team like New Pace Wedding Films & Photo, you also ensure that you end up with dynamic visuals and top-tier outcomes for both your photos and video.

4. Pricing

Wedding Videography and Photography Pricing

Some videographers and photographers charge a flat rate based on their time, while others use pricing packages with add-ons for special features or equipment (like drones for aerial footage of your wedding venue or additional videographers/photographers).

Even if you are opting for a standard package that’s listed on your video or photo team’s website, it’s wise to go through everything that’s included within that package and what the final product will look like once received. 

If there is something you are hoping is included like a trailer or all of the raw footage, ask, and be sure to get all of your agreements in writing. With multiple packages at a wide range of price points, the New Pace Wedding Films & Photo team make the booking process simple to capture beautiful images and footage of your wedding at a price that works for your budget.

5. Collaboration


Wedding videographers and photographer collaboration

The wedding industry may seem large, but there are plenty of folks within the industry who know each other and work well together.

Videographers and photographers in the wedding industry tend to be pretty well-connected. Chances are they’ve worked with another wedding vendor with great results.

When you hire a wedding videographer that has a great working relationship with a photographer, a videographer that knows how to get the shot while also letting your photographer take the lead, you’ll end up with better pictures and a better wedding film. 

New Pace Wedding Films & Photo not only works with other photographers seamlessly, but we also offer an all-inclusive in-house package for a single video and photography team. Not only does this make the booking process a breeze, but you know we’ll collaborate well on your big day, too.

6. Knowledge of the Venue

Wedding Venue

An experienced wedding videography and photography team will know how to find the best light and the best angles in any space, but it can’t hurt if they’ve already worked in your wedding venue and have an awareness of what will work best for your wedding.

A Philadelphia wedding videography and photography team that knows your venue will work seamlessly throughout the space, capturing all the best moments in the very best light. 

In Philadelphia, New Pace Wedding Films & Photo has plenty of experience in a variety of venues. We feel at home in an array of settings and venues, including our most popular destinations:

The stunning Cescaphe Venues include the Ballroom, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works, The Lucy, and Franklin’s View

The elegant venues from Finley Catering: The Crystal Tea Room, The Ballroom at the Ben, Union Trust, and the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

The beautiful mansion at Glen Foerd

The Arts Ballroom

Check out our full portfolio of video and photography at these amazing venues!

7. Equipment

Wedding Videography and Photography Equipment

What kind of equipment will your wedding videographer and photographer be using? 

Will they be using unobtrusive, cutting-edge video and photography equipment that won’t get in the way of producing crystal-clear images?

Will your wedding videographer ask you to wear a microphone during specific moments throughout the day to capture the best audio?

Will your photographer have the right equipment to capture the best shot no matter the lighting or the time of day?

Does your wedding videographer have a drone camera to enhance your wedding film with sky-high shots and sweeping panoramas?

The equipment your photographer and videographer use will not only have an impact on your wedding film and your photos, but will also affect the tone of your wedding day as well. 

8. Available Packages


Wedding Videography Photography Packages

When selecting a wedding videography and photography team, discover what packages and add-ons are available to you. You may find that there are plenty of enticing options that you’ll want to include in your wedding film & photo package. 

There are so many options available to you today thanks to modern editing software. This means that with the photos and videos from your wedding day, your videographer and photographer can offer trailers, highlight films, raw footage, and even employ second videographers to enhance your wedding films and photos for a one-of-a-kind priceless memento of your wedding. 

9. The Editing Process

Wedding Film Editing Process

Editing can be done in all kinds of ways that can enhance your wedding film and your final photos. Your wedding photography and videography team should have plenty of samples available to get a feel for how the editing team will assemble your film and edit the photos from your wedding day for a finished, polished look that captures all of the emotion of your special day. 

Ask for samples and view completed videos and photo albums of other couples on their wedding day. Do they have a portfolio? Discover our New Pace Wedding Film & Photo’s portfolio to see some examples of our finished work! 

10. Input from You

Collaborative Wedding Photography

Is your videographer open to collaborating on a short list before your wedding day or open to requested moments or specific people featured in your films?

Think about the moments you want to capture, the feeling you want to evoke, and any special details you want to add. What are the can’t-miss moments that need to be included in your wedding film? Be sure to talk to your videographer about how much input you’ll be able to have.

This also includes the music for your wedding film, which will impact the tone and feeling. When it comes to selecting the music for your video package trailer or feature, New Pace lets you choose music that’s special to you and your partner to underscore all of the big moments of your day. And for your reception and ceremony cuts? We’ll let all the joyful moments speak for themselves.

We’ll work closely with you to discover how you want your wedding photos and film to look, from the first look and the first steps down the aisle to the last sip of champagne and the final spin around the dance floor before you depart at the end of the night. 

Ask how your videographer chooses the music they’ll use for your wedding film. Are you hoping to include you and your partner’s special song? A song that’s beloved by your family, friend group, or loved ones? Be sure to bring this up if you want this to be a part of your wedding film and make sure your videographer is on board. For a teaser, trailer and feature package, the New Pace team is all about collaborating with you, which means you get to choose your music.

This goes the same for photography. Perhaps you want to recreate a photograph from your parents’ wedding ceremony or stop by a meaningful location to capture a few memories. Make sure your photographer is flexible and willing to do the same! 

Work with the New Pace Team – Your Philadelphia Wedding Photo & Video Experts!

New Pace Weddings is your Philadelphia wedding videography team serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and beyond! At New Pace Wedding Films & Photo, we love working with couples to handcraft their ideal wedding film and photo album. We handle all of the tiny details so you don’t have to.

There are plenty of reasons to choose New Pace Wedding Films & Photo for your wedding film and your photos:

Award-winning service and years of experience shooting in Philadelphia and surrounding areas

Fun and easy atmosphere

Professional, emotional, and polished finished products


Innovative, modern, cinematic filming styles

To learn more, contact us today!