Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Wedding, Philadelphia, PA {Madison&Adam}

It was such a treat to photograph Madison & Adam’s inspiring Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts wedding. What a stunning venue for photos and ceremony and reception. Their spring wedding was blessed with sunshine and we were able to do their sweet “first look” outside of PAFA, then wander through the galleries of the Art Museum for their couples portraits. The day flowed beautifully. Their ceremony was followed by dinner and dancing and lots of love. What a truly joy-filled celebration. I chatted with Madison to hear a little bit about their love story that brought them to their amazing Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts wedding and here is what she shared:

How did you meet?

I was at a bar on U street in DC and ran into my friend Joel from Penn State who was in town visiting his friend from high school, Adam. Adam and I started talking, I invited him to a sketchy techo bar with some friends, exchanged numbers and the rest is history….it also turned out we had a lot of friends in common

When did you know he was “the one”?

Our real answer to this is probably not shareable……. the shareable answer is that for me that to be honest, I knew on our first date, not obviously but I had a feeling; for Adam, it was on our California trip before I left for graduate school; or when we were fighting about politics

How did he propose?

One night on East Capitol street by the US Capitol, I had talked our way passed the two other spots he was considering and it was the last romantic spot before we got to dinner with our parents.

Tell me about a pivotal point in your relationship?

We broke up once, because we weren’t communicating. Six months later, we hosted a passover dinner together (as ex’s…..not advice I would give people btw); and then got back together and discussed what had gone wrong in round 1…. round two was much stronger because of it (still going strong)

 Wedding Vendors:

Venue:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Getting ready: Le Meridien 

DJ: DJ Freez

Flowers:Beautiful Blooms

Dress: grandmothers dress for the ceremony and a BHLDN for the reception

Hair: Bella Angel

Make-up: Bella Angel

Caterer: Jimmy Duffy Catering

Coordinator: Alexandria Phillips

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8 Responses to “Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Wedding, Philadelphia, PA {Madison&Adam}”
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  1. Heidi these are gorgeous!! Looks like such a fun wedding and I love how you styled all of the detail shots!

  2. What a unique wedding…that dress is stunning!
    This also is one of my favorite venues!

  3. That’s so special that she wore her grandmother’s dress for the ceremony! And I love the groomsmen’s socks! 🙂

  4. Heidi, your photographs are stunning! You captured their day beautifully. And, what a cool venue!!!

  5. Nicely done! I love the way you made the bride and groom fit so perfectly into the scene. Also, that dress is a stunner!

  6. That wedding dress is AMAZING! I love how unique it is! Also, your photo of the groomsmen with the newspapers and socks is perfect – this wedding looks like it was so much fun!

  7. Wow! They look amazing and the first look is so sweet. They chose a beautiful location for their wedding at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

 

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