As we reach Fall of 2020, we’ve had a chance to share a number of beautiful Covid-19-postponed wedding pivots: couples who had the chance to reschedule smaller weddings, elopements & minimonies for the Summer.
But what about the couples who didn’t have months to rethink their plans? Today we’re sharing Vivianne & Bryan’s story. With a wedding date of March 14, their 200-person wedding was canceled only two days before their planned party.
After the two made that sudden, difficult decision, they decided at the last minute to not cancel the celebration entirely and have an intimate ceremony with 15 of their closest family and friends at Bryan’s parent’s home.
What resulted is one of the most professional and beautiful at-home weddings we’ve ever seen! Bryan’s parents could most certainly rent out their home for indoor weddings down the road (when it’s safe again). Decorating the grand staircase with greenery and keeping a minimalist style, we can’t imagine how their wedding day could have been any more beautiful.
Our wedding was all planned to go on March 14, 2020. We were expecting about 200 guests…then Covid-19 hit. Two days before our wedding we made the difficult decision to cancel. We were not planning on having a ceremony at all but at the last minute, we decided to have something small just so that we could still get married.
Somehow our wedding team came together the day before and was able to create a beautiful small ceremony for us. With the help of our wedding planner, our florist, our photographer and makeup artist we had an intimate wedding at Bryan’s parent’s house. 200 guests down to 15 guests we got married in front of our families on March 14th as planned. While it wasn’t the wedding we planned it was perfect.
Initially our dog Benny wasn’t going to be at our wedding. Since we got married at Bryan’s parents house Benny was allowed to come! It was nice to have him there on our special day.
Advice to Other Couples
The first thing, we’d recommend is to find the venue. From there, asking the venue for recommendations on previous vendors they’ve used was really helpful. Vendors who have worked with the venue before make planning a little easier because they know what to expect. Recommendations from friends were also very helpful.