"To postpone, cancel or move forward with a wedding during Covid-19?" That's the question that many couples have to ask themselves. As a wedding photographer, we had to reschedule a few weddings ourselves, and we understand the stress that every couple is facing.
What does a wedding look like during a pandemic? This is the first wedding I've photographed since the social distancing order was set in place.
My couple, Hunter and Veronica, met while attending UC Berkeley. Veronica later went to Stanford University. Initially, they had planned to have the wedding at a church at Stanford, but with the global pandemic, the church canceled all events. Like many other couples, they had to postpone their wedding, but that wasn't all they did.
They still wanted something small on their original wedding date, so the solution was to have a small civil ceremony with a limited number of guests. Even though this was Plan B, and it took much less time to plan, the wedding was beautiful and intimate nonetheless. Despite being stressed and worried, the couple still had all the feels and emotions on their small wedding day, and we were able to capture all that! It was just amazing how they handled this situation and created something so beautiful.
In the evening of a wedding, there's usually a reception to celebrate. But during the pandemic, a very simple dinner took place instead. The vibe from the restaurant Agrodolce Osteria was just perfect. This place was perfect for a romantic, intimate wedding dinner for our very classy couple, Hunter and Veronica.
Nothing is certain during a time like this, but our couple made it work. We are now waiting for November for the big official wedding day, and I'm beyond excited to be there to capture it all!