The Union League is without a doubt an ideal match for couples interested in a wedding venue located at the heart of Philadelphia, just steps away from City Hall.
Founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the Union and the policies of President Abraham Lincoln, The Union League of Philadelphia laid the philosophical foundation of other Union Leagues across a nation torn by civil war. The League has hosted US presidents, heads of state, industrialists, entertainers and dignitaries from around the globe and has proudly supported the American military in each conflict since the Civil War. The Union League continues to be driven by its motto, Amor Patriae Ducit or Love of Country Leads.
- The Union League
Lea and Jeff share in their Love Story that they specifically chose the Union League as their venue because Lea is an avid history buff!
Not only does The Union League have several iconic features like the entrance's spiraling stairs, but their staff is always professional and accommodating for both vendors and couples. CinemaCake is proud to be featured on The Union League's website. Check out our Union League Wedding Sizzle Reel on their page here.
The feeling of opening up a new Modern Luxury Magazine to full feature articles of CinemaCake couples never gets old. This season while flipping though the pages, we quickly spotted Lizzie and Zach's lavish spread, filled with vibrant wedding images by Philip Gabriel Photography. The couple's luscious and summery images chosen to show off their wedding day almost made us forget that it's nineteen degrees out. Almost...
Kim Rosen Events turned Lizzie and Zach's dreamy wedding at The Michener Museum into a reality that brides all over the city would soon bookmark in their copies of Modern Luxury. Penncora Productions' floral centerpieces and individual white roses, lit by Synergetic Sound, created a beautiful aesthetic that will influence countless future wedding floral designs.
Watch Lizzie and Zach's Collection to get the full experience of this memorable wedding day and to see the other top notch vendors in action, such as EBE Talent. To read Lizzie and Zach's feature article, go digital in this issue of Modern Luxury, here.
Collection: CinemaCake Filmmakers
Photographer: Philip Gabriel Photography
Coordinator: Kim Rosen Events
Florist: Penncora Productions
Caterer: Catering By Design
Venue: Michener Museum
Entertainment: EBE Dream Time
Music licensed through Soundstripe
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Betsey and Andrew were married on October 5, 2019 at the new Four Seasons Philadelphia!
Betsey and Andrew held their first look in the J.G. SkyHigh Lounge.
The lounge was a stunning backdrop for the lovely couple to see each other for the first time on their wedding day. With views stretching all the way out into the countryside, the relaxed lounge played host to Betsey and Andrew’s joyful reunion. Guests watched with anticipation as they suddenly became firsthand witnesses of the first couple to get married in this brand-new location.
As the day went on, Betsey and Andrew enjoyed spending their day in one of the most beautifully designed new venues in Phildelphia. From the guest rooms to the ballroom, shiny surfaces are everywhere at the new Four Seasons. The multiple balconies and observation decks have railings and walls constructed from clear materials, allowing a wide-angle view of the city and creating an elegant, luxury feel. This can be challenging for someone with a camera to avoid catching their own reflection, but when you have the right experience you can use the reflections to your advantage to create a dreamy, abstract feel. How did we do?
You are in the sky! The ballroom is closer to the ground, but the views from the enormous windows are awe-inspiring to say the least. Philly locals will recognize the views from the other skyscrapers in Center City, but the Four Seasons brings an all-new perspective. The city’s skyline is famous for constantly changing, and this moment has been highly anticipated by all fans of Philly architecture.
For photographer Sarah DiCicco, the new location was a welcome change of pace. As one of Philadelphia’s most highly prized photographers, Sarah has seen the city’s high-end wedding locations so many times she has lost count. It’s nice to try out something new!
All the features of the new Four Seasons have one thing in common: everything looks so clean and new! In the middle of a busy, bustling city, this hotel stands out for all the clean lines, bare surfaces, and smooth textures. Evantine Design showed why they’re Philadelphia’s premier event designer and coordinator. Evantine helped Betsey and Andrew bring out their own style into the ballroom with plenty of white roses, floating candles, and white fixtures. The chuppah was made of clear material, emphasizing the transparent, clean aesthetic. Each couple’s event will look slightly different, and the Four Seasons gives a beautiful canvas for personal style choices.
In their reception, Betsey and Andrew continued the celebration. From the first dance to the cake cutting, Betsey and Andrew were ready to enjoy having their friends and family all in one place. LA Starz Band was busy jazz up the crowd with their infectious sounds. The Four Seasons catering staff ensured that the guests had all the drinks and food they wanted. Andrew even performed a song for Betsey, who watched lovingly as her new husband serenaded her.
Later in the evening, Betsey and Andrew stepped out onto the balcony for an intimate photo session. The dizzying view of the streets and buildings below played counterpoint to Betsey’s shimmering party dress. The evening ended back inside the Four Seasons with plenty of drinks, desserts, and dancing.