Coronavirus Wedding Diaries Archives - Philadelphia Magazine

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries

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Philadelphia Wedding

“Socially Distanced Normalcy” Was the Theme of This Sweet Picnic Wedding

Since the start of the pandemic earlier this year, Philly’s soon-to-be weds have found various creative ways to still get married and celebrate their special […]

Riverdale Manor Wedding
Philadelphia Wedding

This Pretty Lancaster Wedding Had a Socially Distant Ceremony and Served Dinner To-Go

Stay true to who you are, what you want and what you believe in — no matter what. It’s something all couples should keep in […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

A Philly Singer Pays Tribute to the Virtual Weddings of the Coronavirus

If there is one good, decent thing to come out of 2020, it is the rise of live-streaming weddings as a result of the coronavirus. […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

This Coronavirus Wedding Is Filled With Great Ideas to Steal

Alicia Wilson and Donte Murphy had their April 25th date in mind long before coronavirus was even a consideration. The couple, who met at TLA […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Changed Our Date Early, and It’s Working Out Better for Us, So Far

University City couple Dani Maiale, 26, and John Dombroski, 30, were planning for a 400-person wedding October 3rd at The Union League of Philadelphia when […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: Yes, Things Go Wrong When You’re Planning on the Fly, But It’s Still Great

Ask Jasmine Zheng, a 33-year-old physician at Penn Medicine, and Benjamin Siegel-Wallace, a 34-year-old health care tech pro, how they faced postponing their big Fairmount […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]