Coronavirus Wedding Diaries

DIY wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Postponed Our Big Wedding and Threw a DIY Celebration

Accept it, adapt and move on — and have a great time, too. That’s the mantra Old City couple Christine Racobaldo and Michael Ciccarone took […]

Emergency marriage license
Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Got Married With an Emergency Self-Uniting License

Since April 6th, the Philadelphia Register of Wills has only issued virtual marriage licenses for self-uniting ceremonies in emergency situations. In that time, the ROW […]

caravan wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

A Drive-By Caravan Honored a Couple’s Original Wedding Date, and Their Reaction Was Everything

Amazing moments of community continue to come out of the Philadelphia wedding world during the pandemic — like when a bride’s mother and Kate Boyle […]

backyard ceremony
Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Went From a Wedding at The Lucy to a Backyard Elopement

For Fairmount couple Deepika Subbiah, 26, and Mike Cicoria, 30, their April 18th wedding date was nonnegotiable. The approach, however, was: move forward with a […]

backyard wedding
City Life

My Pandemic Story: A Philly Bride Who Traded Her Big Wedding for a Small Backyard Ceremony

Published as a part of the “This Is My Pandemic Story” article in the May issue of Philadelphia Magazine. Here, Erin Markle, a CHOP research […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: A Philly Nurse Anesthetist Who’s Hoping to Get Married in Poland This Summer

Bride-to-be Marta Waraksa, 33, is a nurse anesthetist at Penn Medicine, where she has worked for the past three years. She loves her role: She […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: How My Family Came Together to Make Our Backyard Elopement Still Feel Special

Nadia Jamil and James LaGrutta were set to be wed March 21st at her parents’ home in New Jersey. But as with many other couples, […]

Bride and groom
Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: I’m a Respiratory Therapist, and I’m Getting Married This Fall

Garnet Valley resident and bride-to-be Lauren Thompson is a respiratory therapist at Lankenau Medical Center, and, over the last few months, she has seen firsthand […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: How My Groom Is Coping With Our Postponement

The coronavirus crisis has upended life in Philly (and across the country) in more ways than we can count. With the strictest guidelines first focused on […]

Ukulele engagement
Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: This Ukulele Engagement Song Is Everything We Need to Hear Right Now

The coronavirus crisis has upended life in Philly (and across the country) in more ways than we can count. With the strictest guidelines first focused on […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Still Held Our Church Wedding — Minus the 270-Person Guest List

The coronavirus crisis has upended life in Philly (and across the country) in more ways than we can count. With the strictest guidelines first focused on […]

Center City engagement photo
Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: This Is the Email We Sent Our Guests Before We Rescheduled

The coronavirus crisis has upended life in Philly (and across the country) in more ways than we can count. With the strictest guidelines focused on […]

Philadelphia proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: The Quarantine Didn’t Stop My At-Home Proposal

The coronavirus crisis has upended life in Philly (and across the country) in more ways than we can count. With the strictest guidelines focused on […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Waited 8 Years. We Can Wait a Few More Months

The coronavirus crisis has upended life in Philly (and across the country) in more ways than we can count. With the strictest guidelines focused on […]

Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We’re Getting Married in My Parents’ Living Room

The coronavirus crisis has upended life in Philly (and across the country) in more ways than we can count. With the strictest guidelines focused on […]