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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, […]

South Jersey tiki boat
Philadelphia Wedding

Rent Your Own Private Floating Tiki Bar in Ocean City This Summer

These days, we’re all looking for unique ways to celebrate momentous occasions with a small group of our closest friends and loved ones. We’re taking […]

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 […]

Addison Street Proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

This ER Doctor’s Addison Street Proposal Is Straight Out of a Movie

Ah, Philly. We love your picturesque parks, buildings and streets, all of which make beautiful backdrops for popping the question. (Remember this Miracle on South […]

Locust Hall Farm
Philadelphia Wedding

She Thought It Was a Maternity Shoot at a Sunflower Farm. He Surprised Her by Proposing

As proposal month continues, we’ve been celebrating all the creative ways people pop the question, from the fella who asked his high-school sweetheart to marry […]

One North Broad proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

After a Decade Together, He Proposed to His High-School Sweetheart at ONE North Broad

Some of the best love stories begin with longtime friendships, ones that change and grow with each couple. Such is the case with this duo, […]

Winter on Broad Street proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

A Winter on Broad Street Proposal Filled With Tons of Glittering Holiday Lights

As proposal month rolls on, local couples are taking advantage of all the holiday splendor throughout the city. (Remember this Miracle on South 13th Street […]

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Philadelphia Wedding

Welcome to Proposal Season in Philly!

Pandemic or not, December is consistently the most popular month for popping the question. And why not? The holiday charm, plus all of its decor […]

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 […]

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia
Philadelphia Wedding

Flyers Host Andrea Helfrich Got Engaged in a Made-For-TV Proposal at the Four Seasons

One of the best spots in Philly for all things wedding is the recently opened Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, which occupies the 48th through 60th […]

Morris Arboretum proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

This Morris Arboretum Proposal Began With a Stylish Photo Shoot

We might be in the midst of the pandemic, but sweet love stories keep rolling in to bring a smile to our faces and remind […]

City Hall engagement shoot
Philadelphia Wedding

This Long-Distance Couple’s Engagement Shoot Is an Ode to Philly

For this long-distance duo, Philly is where their heart is. It’s where they fell in love, and the site of their reunions between his Navy […]

Philadelphia Wedding

He Turned His Bakery into an Art Gallery of Their Most Magical Moments. Then, He Proposed.

Remember that Extra gum commercial? The one that had everyone in tears with the gum wrapper illustrations hanging in an art gallery? Get ready to […]

marquee letter proposal
Philadelphia Wedding

After 10 Years of Dating, He Proposed on a Philly Rooftop With Giant Marquee Letters

Grand romantic gestures can quickly veer corny, but there’s something rather genuine about this rooftop marquee letter proposal in North Philadelphia. That’s probably because it […]

acme engagement photos
Philadelphia Wedding

This Couple Turned Engagement Photos into Date Night and Hit Up All Their Fave Fishtown Spots

Fishtown is Philly’s most buzzed-about neighborhood, so it makes sense that many couples flock to this part of town for their weddings — and to […]