Coronavirus Wedding Diaries Archives - Philadelphia Magazine

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries

Jersey backyard wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

Pink Flowers Were Literally Everywhere at This Sweet Backyard Wedding

Over the past year, backyard weddings have become the de rigueur setting for myriad couples who wanted to find a way to say “I do” […]

Queen Village block-party wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

This Couple’s South Philly Wedding Was an Intimate Block Party

Philly folks love a good block party and will take every opportunity to throw one, including for weddings. One couple got married at the Woodlands, […]

Philadelphia City Hall
Philadelphia Wedding

We Met Online During COVID. One Year Later, We’re Getting Married

There’s online dating, and then there’s online dating amid the pandemic, complete with all the Zoom and FaceTime dates you can imagine until it’s safe […]

Ridley Creek State Park proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

A Live Painter Captured This Sweet Ridley Creek State Park Proposal

We’re continually inspired by all the creative ways people pop the question here in Philly. Pretend work parties, strolls over scenic bridges, love-letter treasure hunts, […]

Vernick Wine
Philadelphia Wedding

We Exchanged Vows at Home Then Rented Out Vernick Wine for a Private Dinner for Two

Since March of last year, weddings throughout Philly have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic as countless couples have had to rethink their journeys to […]

coronavirus
Philadelphia Wedding

We Got Vaccinated on Our 31st Wedding Anniversary

On February 24th, 1990, Suzanne, now 59, and Karl (a.k.a. Kip) Salus, 66, were married at St. John’s Catholic Church in Elkins Park. It was […]

Philadelphia wedding mural
Philadelphia Wedding

City Hall’s New Wedding Selfie Mural Is Totally Philly

On Valentine’s Day 2020, before COVID-19’s impact had truly been realized and quarantines went into effect the world over, the Marriage License Bureau at Philadelphia […]

Grad Hospital proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

A Bad Car Accident and the Pandemic Couldn’t Stop This Philly Couple From Getting Engaged

Many couples experience life-changing moments — good and bad — that solidify their relationships and bring them even closer. Maybe it’s something as simple and […]

philadelphia wedding planner
Philadelphia Wedding

How One Philly Wedding Planner Is Prepping for Her Own Big Day Amid COVID-19

  When it comes to planning a wedding, Allie Beik of Polka Dot Events has a system. She knows what comes first. She knows what […]

Delaware County wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Prevented Our Mexican Destination Wedding. So We Got Married at Home Instead

Destination weddings, global honeymoons and — quite frankly — travel in general are all off the table right now due to the pandemic. It’s something […]

Bolingbroke Mansion micro-wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

This Wedding Is Both Christmas- and Pride-Themed, and It Totally Works

Not ready to give up the festive spirit just yet? Neither are we — and neither is this couple, for that matter. They celebrated Christmas […]

Philadelphia Wedding

2020 Turned Many Philly Couples’ Wedding Plans on Their Heads. Here’s a Look at Where They Are Now

Y’all, it’s been a year. Since the coronavirus hit in early March and changed the way we gather and celebrate (and everything else) for at […]

Miracle on South 13th Street Proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

A Pair of ER Nurses Got Engaged During a Holiday Stroll Down Miracle on South 13th Street

Despite the pandemic, this is still the biggest time of the year for many couples who decide to make their love official. December is a […]

multicultural pandemic wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

We Held Our Ghanaian and Vietnamese Wedding Ceremonies in the Backyard

Backyards have become popular wedding venues this year due to the pandemic, as couples have turned their plans for big celebrations at large ballrooms into […]

backyard pandemic wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

This Football Pro and His Bride Looked Extremely Stylish at Their Backyard Pandemic Wedding

The elopements and micr0-weddings of this year have taken many forms, as couples throughout the Philly region find a way to still get married in […]