This creative Philly elopement was planned in a short amount of time, but this couple didn’t miss a beat because their entire day turned out absolutely perfect!  Mary and Matt’s elopement at Philadelphia’s City Hall is not only very artistically put together, but their entire day was filled with captivating moments.  Haley Richter Photography photographed every special twinkle in time that simply showed an amazing wedding day, filled with family, friends, and everlasting love!

From the Photographer, Haley Richter: “Mary and Matt were married on a hot afternoon in August at Philadelphia’s City Hall, stopped for photographs in Rittenhouse Square, and celebrated the evening with their close family with an amazing summer spread at Pub and Kitchen. These two turned a regular summer day in Philadelphia into an unforgettable afternoon. Their modern and sleek details were a beautiful juxtaposition against Philadelphia’s rich and historic architecture.”
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding

How They Met:

“Matt and I went to high school in the western suburbs of Philly and have been friends since 10th grade. We parted ways for college and spent a few years traveling before making Philadelphia home, but always kept in touch. Some mutual friends reconnected us when I moved into the city in 2011 and we have been crazy about each other/ driving each other crazy ever since.”

Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding

The Proposal:

“Matt proposed on the first full moon of the Spring equinox last year because we had a little ritual surrounding that day. It was simple and thoughtful and just a really sweet, quiet day that we spent together.”

Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding

Wedding Planning Experience:

“Our families expected a big, traditional wedding but Matt and I had something else in mind. We didn’t want to plan for a year, or spend tons of money on one day that would be gone in a flash. We avoided most of the preparation by making our date at the courthouse and not telling anyone about it until two weeks before the big day. We surprised friends and extended family afterwards with a social media announcement.”

Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
ElopementatPhiladelphiaCityHallbyHaleyRichterPhotographyPhillyInLovePhiladelphiaWedding
Best Memory:

“Our wedding was on a Tuesday in the heart of Center City. I will always remember the thrill of being all dressed up and having a ball while the rest of the world was just going to work– it was like the best day of playing hookey!”

Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
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Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Wedding Inspiration:

“I wanted to share a delicious meal with my family at one big table. Everything else was negotiable.”

Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Wedding Planning Advice:

“Take the time to listen to yourselves and each other.”

Elopement at Philadelphia City Hall by Haley Richter Photography Philly In Love Philadelphia Wedding
Wedding Vendor Experience:
“All wonderful! We had a very limited time frame, and everyone we worked with was super accommodating. I could not have dreamed of a better dinner spot than the private dining room at Pub & Kitchen, Miel Bakery pulled off a 30 piece croquembouche in less than 48 hours and Haley Richter was with us to work her photo magic so we can remember the day for years to come. We just really lucked out!”

Vendors | Photography: Haley Richter Photoraphy | Venue: Philadelphia City Hall | Bride’s Jumpsuit: Alexis | Brides’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride’s Accessories: Julie Vos (gold bangle) | Groom’s Suit: Commonwealth Proper | Groom’s Shoes: Alden | Flowers: Pure Design | Hair: Bride – PageBoy Salon, Groom – Talking Headz in West Philly | Makeup: Sephora in Ardmore | Purse: Tasha Couture at Nordstrom | Catering and Reception Venue: Pub & Kitchen | Hotel: Rittenhouse Hotel | Rings: Bario Neal | Desserts: Miel Pastries | Calligraphy and Confetti: Made by Bride

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