Wedding planning, not the proposal, brought them to their knee. But a commitment to simplicity and a Quaker ceremony helped their loves rise above.
By Katherine Gajewski | Illustration by Mike L. Perry
On a summer day in Washington Square Park, I exchanged rings in a made-up co-proposal with my now-husband, Ben, and we began our wedding planning adventure.
Initially everything was on the table: a small ceremony followed by a family dinner; a weekend celebration at a beloved lake; a trip abroad; a party. Ultimately, we decided that we wanted our wedding to be an extension of our life together, so a Philly wedding it would be.