As we all know, COVID-19 has changed almost every couple's wedding plans by postponing, cancelling, eloping, or adjusting to a smaller wedding. Lara & Avy chose to postpone their big Halloween wedding in Philadelphia to fall 2021 and have an intimate outdoor backyard wedding with about 25 guests at one of their parent's homes. They saw each other before the wedding for a few couple's photos, had their ceremony, followed by formal photos with guests, dinner and hanging out. They got a Quaker/self-uniting license to marry each other and the ceremony was so sweet! In pandemic fashion, other guests joined by watching the ceremony on zoom.


These wedding gallery photographs prove that you can have a fun, completely personalized, and COVID-19 safe wedding that is absolutely stunning. Their close family and friends worked together to prepare the space and make it a lovely wedding event without a traditional location, catering hall, officiant, and other vendors so that they could minimize their guest count. Their family prepared the backyard by renting a tent for guests, adding tables, chairs, and heat lamps. They decorated the arbor walkway attached to the deck and hung fairy lights all over which transformed the space. Since it was late October in Pennsylvania, leaves surrounding their backyard were a gorgeous shade of yellow and they added seasonal flowers, pumpkins, and other decorations. Family members made food and desserts.

 

Let's talk about their outfits and the Halloween theme! Lara and Avy got married on Halloween and rocked a sparkling black dress and an orange suit. They had personalized face masks made that said “Mohr love / love Mohr” on one side and had an LGBTQ pride flag on the other side. Their favors included potion book boxes with candy, customized tattoos, and treats inside. Take a close look at the flowers, too. Lara handmade them all herself out of felt! Even their dog showed up in a cuuute custom!


Congratulations on your beautiful wedding!

 

Now for the photos:

Felt flowers and pumpkins on table for Halloween themed backyard wedding in Philadelphia, PA.
Woman getting ready for wedding in Philadelphia, PA.
Woman getting ready for wedding in Philadelphia, PA.
Woman getting ready for wedding in Philadelphia, PA.
LGBTQ+ couple posing in Halloween wedding outfits in Philadelphia, PA.
LGBTQ+ couple posing in Halloween wedding outfits in Philadelphia, PA.
LGBTQ+ couple posing in Halloween wedding outfits in Philadelphia, PA.
LGBTQ+ couple posing in Halloween wedding outfits in Philadelphia, PA.
LGBTQ+ couple posing in Halloween wedding outfits and face masks in Philly, PA.
LGBTQ+ couple posing in Halloween wedding outfits and face masks in Philly, PA.
LGBTQ+ couple poses in Halloween wedding outfits and face masks in Philly, PA.
LGBTQ bride holds handmade felt wedding flower bouquet in Philadelphia, PA.
Wedding guest holds tattoo favor in Philly, PA.
Wedding guest holds candy favor in Philly, PA.
Candid photo of wedding guests in Philadelphia, PA.
Setting up zoom wedding recording for COVID-19 safe wedding in Philadelphia, PA.
Candid photo of wedding guests in Philadelphia, PA.
Candid photo of wedding guests in Philadelphia, PA.
Candid photo of wedding guests in Philadelphia, PA.
Dog dressed in rainbow costume for Halloween themed LGBTQ wedding.
Brides walk towards arch for their wedding ceremony.
Bride excited for wedding ceremony in Philadelphia, PA.
Bride excited for wedding ceremony in Philadelphia, PA.
Wedding guest speaking at backyard ceremony in Philly.
Two brides exchanging vows during their backyard wedding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Two brides exchanging vows during their fall backyard wedding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
LGBTQ couple exchanging vows during their backyard wedding in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Two brides exchanging vows during their backyard wedding in Philadelphia, PA.
LGBTQ couple hugging during wedding ceremony in Philadelphia, PA.
LGBTQ couple has first kiss during Halloween wedding ceremony in Philadelphia, PA.
Mother gives wedding speech for brides in Philadelphia, PA.
Brides talk to wedding guests through laptop during COVID-19 wedding limitations in Philadelphia, PA.
Pumpkin and mum decorations for backyard Halloween wedding in Philly.

They chose to wear face masks during the formal photos with family / friends for everyone's safety during the pandemic.

Formal wedding photos with guests in face masks in Philadelphia, PA.
Formal wedding photos with guests in face masks in Philadelphia, PA.
Formal wedding photos with guests in face masks in Philadelphia, PA.
Formal wedding photos with guests in face masks in Philly.
Formal wedding photos with guests in face masks in Philly.
Formal wedding photos with guests in face masks in Philly.
Formal wedding photos with guests in face masks in Philly.
Brides kissing during their Halloween backyard wedding reception in Philadelphia, PA.

Thanks for reading!


xo,

Sarah