“Even though it was Plan B, the plan was always to marry you B…”
Well, friends, we’ve finally made it. 2021 is here! A fresh start, a new beginning, and a chance to make new memories. What a ride 2020 was, especially if you were planning a wedding like I was… Being a Covid Bride was something that I never could have imagined. Last year at this time, Brennan and I were toasting to it finally being our wedding year. We had been engaged for a little over a year and a half and had planning for 10.10.2020 since before we ever started dating. It was a running joke of ours early on in our friendship that if in years down the line we hadn’t found “the one” yet, we’d just marry each other. Brennan said it had to be a cool date, so 10.10.2020 it was and we’ve held on to it ever since 2013. In 2018, he proposed, I said yes, and we booked all of our dream vendors for 10.10.2020. Back then, we would have never guessed that we were planning for a wedding in the middle of a pandemic.
What was supposed to be a blissful and fun planning process turned into a stressful nightmare. 2020 couples will know this to be true, making the decision to either postpone, downsize, or carry on with the wedding was not an easy choice to make. Do you dare move it and take a gamble on whether or not things would improve in a few months? Do you keep it and worry if your guests could become ill? Do you downsize the list, making tough calls on who to cut and squashing all dreams of having a huge wedding? No choice was clear. In March, we were nervous but hopeful. By July, we were terrified. What would the big day even look like if we kept it? Would everyone be able to come to the ceremony? We there be enough tables inside or would we have to rent an additional tent to accommodate social distancing? Would we even be able to dance??? With all of that uncertainty, we made the decision to move the big party, but we still wanted to get married on 10.10.2020. That specific date had way too much meaning for us to just let it slip by. It’s what we held on to for nearly 7 years of our relationship. So, in a little over 2 months, I planned Plan B.
None of this day would have been possible without our team of amazing vendors and support from our families. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making this day still possible for me and Brennan. While it is the furthest thing from our original wedding day plans, I think it turned into one of the most beautiful little weddings that there ever was. 2020, though it was at times extremely trying, will always hold and special place in my heart because it was the year that we (despite all the olds) were still able to say “I Do”. We will still have our original wedding day plans on our one-year anniversary, pandemic permitting, of course. So I guess being a Covid bride has its perks – you can get 2 wedding days out of the deal!
I sincerely hope that you enjoy all of the amazing photos that Jamie was able to capture for us on our big “little” day. Maybe I’m a little biased, but I think this is her best work yet 😉
- Ceremony: 1826 Photographic
- Ceremony Rentals: Your Perfect Day
- Officiant: Weddings for the Ages
- Reception: 1826 Photographic lawn
- Tent Rental: Big Top Tent Rentals
- Dress Designer: Lulu’s
- Bridal Accessories: Olive & Piper / Sara Gabriel / Kate Spade
- Hair Stylist: Main Root 250 Salon
- Groom’s Attire: Express
- Groom’s Hair Stylist: Phil P’s Salon
- Catering: The Villa
- Cake: Wendy Kromer
- Florist: Bailey’s Buds’n’Blooms