These Are the 10 Real Weddings You Loved the Most This Year

Bridesmaids dresses that wowed, a baraat that shut down Broad Street and a cameo from Beyoncé’s saxophonist


The Philadelphia-area weddings of the year / Photograph by Tyler Boye and Hitched Productions

There’s much to love about real weddings. First, they’re about, well, love — between those saying “I do,” their friends and family members, and the city (Philly!) they chose for their union. Second, they provide so much inspiration as you plan your own Big Day! And third? They’re built-in parties, and who can resist dressing up and celebrating all day and night? That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 of your favorites — and ours, too. Without further ado, here are some of the best Philadelphia-area weddings of the year.

These 12 Bridesmaids Wore Different Floral, Patterned, Blue and Green Dresses

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The union of Tyler Mulford and Bryan McCue / Photograph by Liz Andolina Photography

The bride wanted them to be excited about what they wore on her Big Day. Read more here.

A Hindu-Jewish Wedding That Shut Down Broad Street

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The union of Sanjana Luther and Andrew Phillips / Photograph by M2 Photography

The couple’s “big fat HinJew wedding” can be summed up by the welcome sign they created themselves: “We waited an extra year for this. Party accordingly.” Read more here.

This Bride Wore Hot Pink on Her Wedding Day

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The union of Lauren Swartz and Joe Long / Photograph by Van Anglen Photography

“The goal was to create a joy-focused event, filled with fun.” Read more here.

Just One of the Most Glamorous, Floral-Filled Ballroom Weddings We’ve Ever Seen

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The union of Jazmine Reeves and Tyshawn Bell, who are pictured with daughters Kaia (middle) and Oaklynn / Photograph by Tyler Boye and Hitched Productions

A rope-like installation — repurposed from the ceremony — draped above the sweetheart table, which was blanketed by roses and hydrangeas. Read more here.

The Super-Stylish and Glamorous Wedding of a Philly Custom Suitmaker

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The union of Yolanda Patterson and Leroy West / Photograph by Armando Lara

Xavi Row Bespoke’s Leroy West designed his own tux, shirt and shoes, then did the same for his groomsmen, too. Read more here.

A Romantic Getaway-Inspired Wedding in the Poconos

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The union of Tessa Tripodi and John Nacey / Photograph by Redfield Photography

The waterfall at the Ledges Hotel was a gorgeous ceremony backdrop. Read more here.

The Progressive Penn Museum Wedding of Philly Mag Editor at Large Ernest Owens

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The union of Ernest Owens (left) and Barry Johnson / Photograph by Ronald Gray Photography and Derrick Dean Photography

The couple worked with vendors led by women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA community. Read more here.

We Took Sunrise Photos at Philly Landmarks Then Self-United in Washington Square

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The elopement of Alex Busa and Eric Liu / Photograph by Kailey Edwards Photography

Because the bride lives with epilepsy and faced medical insurance issues, the couple decided to fast-track their wedding. Read more here.

This Intimate Vaux Studio Wedding Was Infused With Modern ’70s Touches

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Leslie Reynolds (left) and Nic Knepp / Photograph by Liz Gibbs Photo

Custom koozies bearing the couple’s signature phrase, “Please leave by 9,” served as the favors. Read more here.

Beyoncé’s Saxophone Player Brought Star Power to This High-Energy Glen Foerd Wedding

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The union of Olivia Serino and Anthony Fossati / Photograph by Colin Coleman of Moon Honey Photography

Katty Rodriguez performed “Crazy in Love” for the couple’s entrance song. Read more here.

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