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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
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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 […]

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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
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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
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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 […]

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They Love Supermarket Sweep, So This Guy Proposed with a Philly Version of the Game Show

As the year winds down, the number of proposals ratchets up. It’s pretty much science. (It’s also why December is Proposal Month here at Philadelphia […]

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These Grooms-to-Be Wore Flower Suits and Flower Crowns for Their Flower-Filled Engagement Photos

Flowers on top of flowers on top of flowers sounds intense. So you, like us, may be surprised to learn that when done correctly, the […]

elfreths-alley-proposal
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This Philly Guy Faked a Friend’s Proposal So He Could Pop The Question Himself

Happy engagement season, Philadelphia! December is the most popular time of year to get engaged, so we here at PW are celebrating the only logical […]

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The Best Philadelphia Marriage Proposal Ideas

So. You’re thinking about popping the question, but you’re not sure where to start. Welcome to our guide to marriage proposals in Philadelphia! From photographers […]

philadelphia marathon proposal
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Philly Guy Runs Marathon, Proposes at Finish Line, is Better at Sundays Than You

We’ve seen marathon proposals go epically wrong, but we’ve also seen them go wonderfully right. Philly road races are often full of sentimental moments (and […]

scrabble tile proposal
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How to Submit Your Proposal Story to Philadelphia Wedding Magazine

First things first: Congratulations! Getting engaged is a momentous occasion, and we’re so excited for all that lies ahead for you. (Need help finding a […]

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This Philly Musician Knew Just The Place to Propose: Under the TLA Marquee

What do you do when a) you met the love of your life talking about music, b) you’re in a Philly band, and c) your […]

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This Philly Guy Faked a Fashion Shoot To Propose to His Blogger Girlfriend

If you’re into fashion and Instagram, you may have spotted blogger and influencer Danielle Maiale (@danimaiale) donning chic looks in Philly, NYC, and all over […]

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Watch This Very Philly Couple’s Very Extra Paris Proposal Video

Ordinarily, we keep things pretty Philadelphia around here. (This is Philadelphia Wedding, after all.) Our favorite marriage proposals happen in Rittenhouse Square, Citizens Bank Park, […]

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The Story Behind This At-Home Proposal Proves It’s Never Too Late For True Love

Everyone takes different paths to finding their person. Some meet on Tinder. Some connect through Instagram. And others build their bonds during deeply personal journeys of self-discovery. The Monday […]