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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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Have a Crazy, Unique, or Just Plain Emotional Wedding Story? We Want to Hear It!

In 2019, we decided to do some reveals for you: how the people behind our city’s most stylish weddings handled getting hitched themselves. We shared […]

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Real Talk: My Mom Made My Dream Wedding Dress

Here at Philadelphia Wedding, we’re sharing more stories from real Philadelphians preparing for their wedding. Up today: Christiana Beck, a website UX specialist for Visit Philadelphia who lives […]

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Real Talk: We Chose a Destination Wedding Because It Was Cheaper Than a Philly One

Welcome to Real Talk Week at Philadelphia Wedding, where the pros behind the city’s most stylish weddings dish on how they handled getting hitched themselves. […]

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After 18 Years of Planning Weddings, I Designed Mine to Feel Like a Party at Home.

Welcome to Real Talk Week at Philadelphia Wedding, where the pros behind the city’s most stylish weddings dish on how they handled getting hitched themselves. Up today: Eric […]

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8 Random But Useful Wedding Planning Secrets From Philly Wedding Pros

Welcome to Real Talk Week at Philadelphia Wedding, where the pros behind the city’s most stylish weddings dish on how they handled getting hitched themselves. We’ve spent […]

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Real Talk: I’m a Wedding Planner. My Biggest Regret is Not Hiring One for My Own Wedding.

Welcome to Real Talk Week at Philadelphia Wedding, where the pros behind the city’s most stylish weddings dish on how they handled getting hitched themselves. Up today: Sara Murray, […]

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Real Talk: I’m Getting the Wedding of My Dreams By Going Super-Small

Welcome to Real Talk Week at Philadelphia Wedding, where the pros behind the city’s most stylish weddings dish on how they handled getting hitched themselves. […]