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Real Talk: After My Breakthrough COVID Case, I Decided to Require Vaccination Proof at My Wedding

Back in July, we gave you the second update from Allie Beik of Polka Dot Events as she prepped for her sustainably driven Globe Dye […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

How Influencer Dani Maiale Spotlighted Her Bridesmaids at Her Tropical-Paradise-Themed Shower

Like weddings, bridal showers can take many different forms depending on your personal style. In the case of fashion influencer and bride-to-be Danielle Maiale’s Pink […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Real Talk: Now That COVID Restrictions Are Lifted, Everyone Is RSVPing “Yes!”

In February, we chatted with Philly wedding planner Allie Beik of Polka Dot Events about her own Big Day as she preps for the October […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Real Talk: We Chose Diamond Engagement Bands Because Rings Have No Gender

What’s in a ring? Quite a bit, but you knew that already. Engagement bands and wedding rings symbolize your lasting commitment to your partner, and […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Real Talk: How We Pulled Off Our Festive Parade to Our Block-Party Reception in West Philly

Kate Steiker-Ginzberg and Lucas Iberico Lozada may have met in Brazil, but their hearts are in Philadelphia. So they chose to bring a bit of the […]

Fairmount Park
Philadelphia Wedding

We Self-United With a Small Group in Fairmount Park, Then Held a Traditional Ceremony in California Later

Viet-Thi Ta and Brian Chan might have met in San Francisco, but Philly is where their heart is — and where it made most sense […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Real Talk: We Traded a Big Wedding for a 15-Day Adventure Elopement on Vancouver Island

Northern Liberties couple Keenan Corrigan and Matt Leonard knew they wanted to get married, but they didn’t want to have a “wedding,” so to speak. […]

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Philadelphia Wedding

Coronavirus Wedding Diaries: We Planned Our Independence Park Ceremony in Under 15 Minutes

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

This Blogger’s “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Brunch Is Very Pretty—And Very Extra

We love it when a bride throws a party for her bridesmaids. It shows that she cares, and appreciates how much work being a bridesmaid […]

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I’m the Bride, But I Threw a Bridal Shower for My Friends

Sarah Alderman, owner and photographer at AGP Collective, knew she didn’t want to have a typical bridal shower — so she invented her own. Her […]

Philadelphia Wedding

I Had Major Brain Surgery Before My Wedding. Here’s How I Handled Everything.

Katrina Schmidt and Colin Preston met as students at Villanova. Theirs is a powerful love story of resilience while facing a critical illness. The bride needed several brain […]

Philadelphia Wedding

My Husband is Legally Blind. Here’s How That Changed How We Planned Our Wedding

Here at Philadelphia Wedding, we’re sharing “Real Talk” wedding planning stories — tales from real Philadelphians on the unique ways they planned their weddings. Up today: Brandon Moore, 34, […]