Equal Dignity Pop Up Nuptials celebrate all families joining in affirming, LGBTQIA+ inclusive, free civil ceremonies. Philly’s top wedding industry vendors donate time and services to give couples a big-budget marriage ceremony at no cost.
Based in Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania, every pop-up event is held in a new location and venue. Couples and guests experience lush floral designs, timeless moments through professional photography and cinematography, and intimate personalized ceremonies. We intentionally collaborate with vendors that work to make their businesses inclusive. We want every person and every family to feel safe and celebrated!
IT IS SO ORDERED
The first Pop Up was held in 2013 by Alisa Tongg, Celebrant, prompted by her sister’s need to make her marriage legal when marriage equality became law in New Jersey. In 2015, landmark case Obergefell v Hodges ensured marriage equality in all states, and remains a beacon that serves the mission of every ceremony.
“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were… They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law… It is so ordered.”
- Obergefell v Hodges
“The outpouring of vendors, artists and venues, and everyone wanting to get involved, brought the scale of generosity and wow-factor to a new level. It provided a much-needed feel good moment, and was truly a celebration of love and family for all! - Alisa Tongg, Celebrant and Founder, 2020
We curate beautiful pop-up weddings and provide free civil ceremonies to all couples and families to join in legal unity. Our core values are rooted in justice, acceptance and celebration of all people by honoring their path to marriage and creating moments to witness their devotion.