Dr Kerry Anne Perkins and Michael Gordon were taking photos outside the Logan Hotel on Saturday when hundreds of people participating in a march honoring George Floyd passed by on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
The newlyweds decided to merge their celebration with the demonstration as protesters erupted with congratulatory cheers.
A video shared on Instagram shows Perkins and Gordon holding hands and raising their fists in the air while drums sound in the background.
The couple then continued marching with the protesters all the way to City Hall.
The impromptu decision to join the march allowed the couple to share their wedding day with a much larger crowd than they’d planned.
Wedding planner Rev Roxy Birchfield explained that Perkins and Gordon were originally slated to get married at Legacy Castle in New Jersey, before the coronavirus pandemic threw them for a loop.
Instead they decided to hold a ‘micro wedding’ on the lawn of the Logan Hotel.
Protesters passing through Logan Square cheered when they spotted the couple taking their ‘first look’ photos in front of the hotel.
As Perkins and Gordon stepped into the street the crowds parted, offering a unique backdrop for some unforgettable wedding footage.
In one widely shared video, the couple shared a kiss while onlookers unleashed a chorus of cheers and applause.
Birchfield posted several photos and videos of the celebration on her Instagram.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Megan Sheets