Countless weddings have been postponed and cancelled over the last several months, but Christine & Erik simply could not wait to be married! It was our first wedding since early March and let me just say, you don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone! It felt amazing to be back! I’ve certainly missed the hustle and bustle of the wedding day; things like setting up the venue ensuring all the details fall into place, helping the bride put on her veil, seeing the look on the groom’s face when he’s sees his bride for the first time, the laughter and joy that fills the room. The list goes on and on! I never realized how much I loved weddings until I went nearly 4 months without one.
Though Christine and Erik chose to keep their original date, tying the knot during a global pandemic proved to be a bit stressful, challenging, and heartbreaking, as it has been for many couples. There was the uncertainty of not knowing if guests would be able to travel for their big day, wondering what new state guidelines would be in place or would change at any moment, thoughts of how they would keep their guests safe. These two kept a positive attitude and certainly made the best of an imperfect situation. We worked together with the vendor team, using creativity to ensure guests were kept safe. Our goal was that no guest left feeling like they had just attended a “COVID-Wedding.”
Check out some of the unique touches we added to keep everyone safe!
From rolled silverware to custom water glass covers, safe place settings for all the guests were a must! Christine and Erik opted for reusable glass hand sanitizer bottles as favors. They were made by Hoosier Brewing, which donates a percentage of sales to Indiana first responders. We placed one at each seat with a tag reading "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's learning to dance in the rain!"
Their specialty cocktail was based off their favorite drink at their favorite bar, the O'Bryon's Shark Tank. The drink is made with sprite, vodka and a toy shark filled with grenadine. When the guests flipped the shark over into the drink, it looked like a shark attack! So Cool!
We had so much fun celebrating with Christine & Erik! They certainly proved that love conquers all, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Cheers to many years of love, laughter and happily ever after!
Venue: Stone Valley Meadows
Ceremony: Holy Trinity Middletown
Catering: Elite Catering
Florist: Susan Foy Wedding Designer
DJ: Mark Moore
Transportation: My Party Bus
Bartender: Tom Bees & Cincy Bartiste
Alcohol: O'Bryan's Wine & Spirits
Day-of Coordination: Simply Events
Cake: The Bonbonerie
Hair & Makeup: Blend Artistry
Photographer: Jessica & Sarah Photography*
*Photos in this post were taken with an iPhone and do not reflect the photographers work