It can be hard to muse about wedding planning during a summer of postponed events. My heart goes out to you if you've had to delay your ceremony or engagement due to our current health crisis.
Quite a few friends have still chosen to get married during our shelter-in-place. It's likely you've seen similar ceremonies this spring: A small backyard ceremony with socially distant guests. A bride, groom, and priest greeting their guests via zoom. Or a couple exchanging vows before an officiant over facetime. If we saw this in a movie years ago we'd be baffled. Today, we know it to be an act of resilience and love.
These friends know that marriage isn't simply throwing a party. It's the agreement you enter into with your partner, pandemic be damned. We can't wait for the day we can throw big celebrations with loved ones, but remember: Marriage is about you. It's always about your bond and promise to one another.
This featured styled shoot reminds me of a socially distant ceremony. While it was shot in August of 2019, it somehow feels like it was foreshadowing today.
The venue is Park Winters, which has the kind of elegant country charm that would have Joanna Gaines tipping her hat in respect. And can we talk about the cookies? We should all indulge in a few more cookies these days...
Planning / Say Yes Event Co
Photo / Cari Courtright
Venue and Furniture / Park Winters
Florals / Alicia Volker Design
Hair & Makeup / Camille Goldston
Jewelry / Corey Egan
Cake / Batter-up Cakery
Dress / Kinsley James Couture Bridal
Tux / The Black Tux
Linens / LaTavola
Votives / Glassy Baby
Tabletop rentals / Standard Party Rentals
Models / Emilio Mils @themilsedition Nikki @theinvertednurse
Assistant / @sweetsorayasantos