Hylian/Middle Earth-Inspired Bartram’s Garden Elopement in Philadelphia | Marian + Radha

Bartram's Garden, wedding, elopement, skyline

I met Marian and Radha just after sunrise for their fall elopement at Bartram’s Garden. They brought their bunny, Peaches, who even led a tarot reading during the ceremony.

The marriers wanted to lean into their special interests by embracing nerdy Hylian/Middle Earthy vibes, with incredible sword replicas. Like many of the people I work with, Marian and Radha described themselves as awkward and expressed that they were most comfortable being in motion–whether swinging, referencing their favorite Bollywood movies while dancing together, or petting Peaches.

We wrapped up by documenting a bit of time together at their home, where I had the privilege of signing their marriage license before heading out. Marian and Radha have built a lovely life together and it was an honor to be able to document their Bartram’s Garden elopement for them.

fall leaves at a sunrise elopement
white and yellow flowers at an elopement
A bunny in a bag getting ready to be carried to an elopement site.
A couple walking down to their elopement site at Bartram's Garden.
A couple walking down to their elopement site at Bartram's Garden.
A couple's sunrise wedding elopement at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia.
A pet bunny in a crate at an elopement.
A pet bunny in a crate at an elopement.
Wedding bands in a blue chest.
A “flat lay” on a rock, with jewelry that is inspired by Zelda, an ocarina, and a chest for the rings.
A couple's sunrise wedding elopement at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia.
A couple's sunrise wedding elopement at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia.
A bunny in a crate with decorative painted mushrooms.
A couple's sunrise wedding elopement at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia.
A couple's sunrise wedding elopement at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia.
A couple's sunrise wedding elopement at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia.
A couple's sunrise wedding elopement at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia.
A couple's sunrise wedding elopement at Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia.
Wedding photos at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
A couple dancing at sunrise at Bartram's Garden.
Wedding photos at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photos of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photography of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
A close-up of hands layered on each other.
Wedding photography of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photography of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photography of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
Wedding photography of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
A close-up of a Disabled marrier's cane and tattoo.
Wedding photography of disabled, trans marriers at Bartram's Garden during sunrise.
A marrier with a sword at Bartram's Garden.
A pet bunny being pet on a wedding day.
A marrier's haircut by Odabu.
A trans, Disabled, neurodivergent couple taking wedding photos outside of their home in Philadelphia while wearing masks.
A trans, Disabled, neurodivergent couple taking wedding photos outside of their home in Philadelphia while wearing masks.
A marrier in a mask outside of their home in Philadelphia.
A marrier in a black and gold sari laughing outside of their home in Philadelphia.
A marrier in a black and gold sari outside of their home in Philadelphia.
A trans, Disabled, queer, neurodivergent couple outside of their stoop for their Philadelphia wedding photos.

Marian’s haircut + bouquet: Odabu
Radha’s nails: Chanel

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