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A Safe Garden Wedding in the Time of COVID


In the past year, many messages to the GPOD mentioned the importance of gardens to all of you in dealing with COVID restrictions and staying emotionally healthy during this difficult time. But today, in southeast Pennsylvania, Rhonda Molin shares an amazing way she could use her yard to celebrate something wonderful, for sure.

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

Rhonda’s garden is beautiful, with many layers of perennials and shrubs that are great for the October COVID-safe wedding.

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

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

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

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

At night, a few people mingle in a well-lit gardenGuests who stay away from society celebrate the happy couple in the beautifully lit garden.

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