Colorful, Fall, Queer Wedding at Levering Mill Tribute House | Emma + Art

A couple smiling at each other standing outside of their wedding venue.

It feels jarring posting anything that resembles self-promotion when there are so many people mourning the ongoing genocides. Something that comforts me is witnessing clients and vendors continue to demand for the freedom of the oppressed.

Emma and Art are two of those individuals. I admire them not only for their incredible craft and artistry, but for their tireless community building and advocacy for liberation and justice.

Colorful, fall, queer wedding at Levering Mill Tribute House

Their wedding was another representation of the ways in which their brains co-create joyfulness together. So many thoughtful details were sprinkled throughout Levering Mill Tribute House. From handmade tissue paper flowers and a personalized wedding zine to artists and activists in lieu of table numbers. It feels like a balm to my heart when marriers continue to provide COVID tests for their guests in the midst of a pandemic.

It’s an honor to celebrate humans like Emma and Art (which is a contradiction because no one else is like these two), beyond the wedding day and into the day-to-day.

Consider joining me in pre-ordering Emma’s debut novel, Housemates, a celebration of queer life that is set in West Philadelphia.

And if it wasn’t clear already, free Palestine. And Congo. And Sudan. And Haiti. And us all.

Black and white photos of marriers getting ready.
A black and white of a marrier getting ready in the mirror.
A marrier getting ready in their suit.
Florals with wedding bands on top.
Two queer marriers standing outside of their Philadelphia wedding venue.
Two queer marriers standing outside of their Philadelphia wedding venue.
A colorful manicure showcased on a neutral wedding dress.
A marrier standing outside her venue holding her bouquet.
A marrier runs her fingers through her hair, with dangly star earrings.
A marrier's wedding details, with a clear watch and monogrammed sleeve.
Two photos of Art, standing outside of their venue leaning against a column.
Two marriers holding hands and smiling in the sun outside.
Two queer marriers looking at the camera for their wedding photos.
Two queer marriers smiling in a library, next to a piano.
Guests hug a marrier during family photos.
Ceremony photos, including COVID tests for guests.
Guests sitting at a ceremony with red Chinese lanterns hanging.
Red Chinese lanterns hanging outside a wedding ceremony.
Red Chinese lanterns hanging outside a wedding ceremony.
A chuppah is set up by guests during a ceremony.
Florals near a wedding ceremony.
Florals near a wedding ceremony.
A wedding processional with red Chinese lanterns.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
A guest performs a song during a wedding in Philadelphia.
Two marriers watch guests perform during their ceremony.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
A guest performs a song for a couple's wedding.
An outdoor wedding with red, Chinese lanterns.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
Red, Chinese lanterns at an outdoor ceremony.
An autumnal tree above a wedding ceremony.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
Two marriers surrounded by red Chinese lanterns at their outdoor ceremony in the Philadelphia area.
Two marriers walk from their social hour to reception.
A marrier surrounded by her guests in a library, which is lit red by an illuminated tree.
Wedding table numbers with artists and activists.
Florals by Fruitcake Flowers at a wedding near Philadelphia.
Philadelphia area reception detail photos with artist and activist table numbers.
Philadelphia area reception detail photos with artist and activist table numbers.
Philadelphia area reception detail photos with artist and activist table numbers.
A personalized wedding zine made by the marriers for the guests.
A personalized wedding zine made by the marriers for the guests.
A personalized wedding zine made by the marriers for the guests.
Favors for guests with handmade fortune cookie creations in takeout containers.
Guests standing outside a wedding venue.
Guests standing in front of fall foliage during social hour.
Guests smiling for a photo during social hour.
A guest takes a selfie with a marrier during social hour.
Guests smiling for a photo during social hour.
A fall tree, upside down with branches and autumnal leaves.

Venue: Levering Mill Tribute House
Art’s suit: Bindle & Keep
Dress: Carol Hannah Bridal via Lovely Bride Philly;  alterations by Prim and Perverse 
Flowers: Fruitcake Flowers
Hair & makeup: ONLO Beauty; Kyle Ryan Beauty
Art’s haircut: Ash Cuts Philly
Nails: Celeste Marie Welch
Rings: Thicket Jewelry
Music: John Morrison
Food: Sang Kee Chinatown
Officiant: Zaneta
Videography: Andrea
Staff: Swig Events

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