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June 6, 2019

Classic Black Tie Union League Philadelphia Wedding

Maddy and Joe’s Union League Philadelphia wedding was simply unforgettable!  They chose the historic library for their first look and Joe’s reaction to seeing Maddy for the first time was the sweetest!  Their ceremony took place at St. John the Evangelist in Philadelphia followed by an epic exit out of the church to at 1930 Rolls-Royce which transported them to the reception (and I had the opportunity to ride along!).

The reception took place at the Union League of Philadelphia.  Their friends and family greeted them adorned in Black Tie attire and waving white pom-poms as they entered the ballroom.  Proud to Plan helped to coordinate the day and Maura Rose decorated the space with the most beautiful florals in a very natural and organic way which complemented the historic venue perfectly!

Maddy and Joe’s wedding was also featured over on the Philadelphia Inquirer!  You can check out their feature and read more about their love story here!

Maddy and Joe it was such an honor to document your wedding day!

Union League Philadelphia Wedding

What do you love most about each other?

Maddy is the kindest, most patient, most loving human being I’ve ever known. She asks a lot out of people, but gives so much more in return. In that way, she makes everyone around her a better person (myself included), but also shows each of the people in her life overwhelming generosity of affection and support. I hear it often, but I never take it for granted, I am so lucky to be the guy she chose.

I love how dedicated Joe is to helping other people without hesitation or regardless of how busy he is. From teaching special education to volunteering with kids to raising tens of thousands of dollars for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to his goal of opening up a foster home, he truly makes a positive impact on the world every single day.

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What are looking forward to most on your wedding day?

Seeing each other for the first time before becoming husband and wife.

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Union League Philadelphia Wedding
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Their Union League Philadelphia Wedding

Maddy loves the beach and Joe loves hiking so we wanted to incorporate an overwhelming feeling of the beauty of nature on our wedding day. We will include very natural, organic flowers, shades of green, and touches of pink and yellow to create an elegant world of whimsy our guests can escape to.

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Union League Philadelphia Black Tie Reception
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Photographer: Adrienne Matz Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. John the Evangelist
Reception Venue: Union League Philadelphia
Dress: Liz Martinez from Spina Bride
Florist: Maura Rose
Entertainment: Eddie Bruce Experience
Planner: Proud to Plan
Videography: Rob Adams Films
Makeup: Makeup by Emily Dimant
Hair: Ariel Katrina Hair
Grooms Attire: Hassis Men’s Shop
Invitation: Paper on Pine
  1. Lori Foxworth

    July 1st, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Wow! What a stunning Union League wedding! Your wedding photography is so clean and timeless. You captured every minute of this Philadelphia black tie wedding beautifully.

  2. Amy Elizabeth

    July 6th, 2019 at 2:23 am

    This Union League wedding is beautiful! You photographed this Philly wedding in such a timeless and class way and I am sure the couple and their family loves every single image. Great work, Adrienne!

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