Images: Tiptop Focus

Amidst all the sobering news these days with the continuing spread of coronavirus, the rising rates of unemployment, and local and national events being cancelled and postponed, we hope to provide a little slice of happiness on the internet through the love stories we share. Not only has the pandemic disrupted our daily lives, but now we find ourselves working to support our couples in rescheduling their weddings. I can’t imagine the stress, and the emotional toll this has taken on them after spending so much time planning their day, to have it all turned on its head.

So today, we have a story of love and positivity, despite all that is happening around us. It’s a reminder of what your wedding day is truly all about. For those of you reading that are in a similar situation, we are here for you. Your vendors are here for you. We’re all in this together!

From the couple:

We had spent roughly 10 months planning our wedding and while we briefly considered postponing in order to celebrate with everyone, we were ready to be married (and wrap the planning process!). After consulting with our vendors and parents, we decided to cancel our reception and planned for a smaller, intimate ceremony in Stephen’s parent’s backyard with our families on our original (as scheduled) wedding day, March 28.

We were ready to be married, even if just a ceremony for the two of us plus our Officiant (our friend, Cara). Luckily, with our families being local, we were able to pull off both – a beautiful backyard ceremony followed by a reception (8-person family dinner). While it was certainly ‘different’ not celebrating with our entire crew, there was no absence of love — our families and friends compiled video clips of them sending well-wishes which we were able to view during dessert (carrot cake for the groom and Texas Donuts for the bride).

My advice to couples that are planning their weddings; keep a spreadsheet or Google Sheet that you can share with your Partner to track/delegate wedding tasks. Get ahead of as much of the party planning as you can so you can enjoy your time being engaged! Stick to your vision/budget and do what is best for you as a couple!

Vendors:

Photographer & Videographer: Tiptop Focus | Venue: Private Residence | Caterer: Maggiano’s Little Italy | Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design | Musician: Andrew Juola | Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Carolyne Thombs Artistry |

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