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A Safe Garden Wedding in the Time of COVID

A bit of joy in a difficult year

A stone outdoor fireplace set in a garden

In the past year, lots of the messages to the GPOD have mentioned how important gardens have been to all of you in dealing with the COVID restrictions and keeping emotionally healthy during this difficult time. But today, Rhonda Molin in southeastern Pennsylvania is sharing a pretty amazing way she was able to use her garden to safely celebrate something wonderful.

Due to COVID, we had our daughter’s wedding in our backyard on October 3, 2020. We used white mums with black ornamental peppers, and we added lighting where we thought it was needed. It was so much fun. I would do it again!

Perennials in a gardenRhonda’s garden is lovely, with lots of layers of perennials and shrubs looking great for the October COVID-safe wedding.

A stone outdoor fireplace set in a gardenThis beautiful outdoor fireplace served as the backdrop for the ceremony.

Three pink rosesRoses, the ultimate floral symbol of romance, bloom in the garden for the special day.

Small white lights in a gardenLights added through the garden highlight the beauty and transform it into a magical space.

A newly married couple kisses in front of an outdoor fireplaceThe happy couple share a kiss.

A few people mingle in a well-lit garden at nightGuests, keeping safely socially distant, celebrate the happy couple in the beautifully lit garden.


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  1. PattyLouise 01/19/2021

    Beautiful! And such a happy day! Love the night time picture with the awesome fireplace!

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    simplesue 01/19/2021

    What a pretty garden!
    Not being able to have the wedding inside turned out to be a beautiful experience!
    You lit all the plants so beautifully- it's just a magical scene!
    And the fire in the outdoor fireplace...super nice!

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    simplesue 01/19/2021

    Oooh and I just noticed the "stone mushroom" sculpture, a nice touch in the garden!

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    treasuresmom 01/19/2021


  5. btucker9675 01/19/2021

    This is much more beautiful than any other venue they could have chosen - your daughter and son in law are so fortunate that you are obviously a wonderful gardener! Congratulations to the happy couple and to you for providing what must have been a magical wedding day!

  6. Maggieat11 01/19/2021

    Blessings and much happiness for your daughter and son-in-law!❤️

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