Images: Kali Lu Photo

I’m gearing up for my Fall slate of weddings (only 2.5 … but more than I’ve had on my slate since … 2019), and I have such a mix of emotions. I”ve moved out of my anxiety of catching COVID at this point, and more into my anxiety around planning anything more than a few days away, because I have unvaccinated children (both under 6 / not yet eligible for children!), that could still get it / have to be quarantined / just get “normal” sick. GOODNESS I hope the kid vaccines help to lift some of that anxiety, because right now: it’s exhausting.

So trying to push that out and instead focus on how BEAUTIFUL my 3 upcoming weddings are going to be (Winter Weddings ROCK you guys!). A super laid back party at Josephine Butler in November, a rocking karaoke-inspired affair at Barns at Wolftrap, and a classy celebration at District Winery to cap my year (and maybe even my entire tenure as a wedding coordinator ….). I can do this!

We understand the hardships that the pandemic has presented to so many wedding couples, so we wanted to show how to have a micro wedding on a budget. Anyone can DIY with a simple cake and foliage. Cutting out flowers in your bouquet, and just using greens can save you hundreds. Finding a smaller, nontraditional venue can be a lot less expensive. We want love to thrive and beautiful reunions to continue.


Photographer: Kali Lu Photo | Venue: Anchor House Coffee | Florist: Leah Erickson Floral | Cake: Stephanie Andreasen | Dress Store: Baltic Born | Makeup Artist: Korinne C. Makeup Artist & Esthetician | Tie: My Tie Shop |


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