To all the 2020 couples out there – you were faced with an impossible decision this year when it came to wedding planning. There were so many options: postpone, elope, go ahead with a smaller guest size… all good options but how do you know what one is the right one for you?
The short answer is, you don’t. There are many factors like health, international travel, venue restrictions, etc. to consider and those factors and the end decision is unique to each couple. However, after having being a part of more than 20 weddings this season and going through some tough conversations and heartbreaking decisions, we’ve also witnessed firsthand how incredible the wedding days have been for our clients who have gone ahead with a smaller guest group size.
We could tell you all about it, however we thought it would be even better to go straight to our couples who are the ones who had to make those hard decisions but still ended up having their best day ever. We are starting our Q&As with Antheia & Jesse, because this beautiful bride really inspired this blogging series!
Shortly after her wedding, Antheia was sharing some images of her incredible celebration on Instagram and included a message for other 2020 Covid Brides – “Love isn’t cancelled. Have your day. Do it safely. Take it all in. Work closely with the amazing team you’ve hired. You & your partner’s union is truly all that matters. No matter what, it’ll be perfect.”
We shared Antheia’s words on our stories and received many messages from other 2020 brides and grooms saying this was exactly what they needed to hear. One of those messages was from our bride, Catie, who was married a few weeks after Antheia. Catie said she really appreciated/needed to read that message from a fellow Covid bride and so here we are! We can’t wait to share more of these posts with you in the weeks ahead! ❤︎
Antheia & Jesse were married on August 8th, 2020 at Bilston Creek Farm. They had originally planned to have 110 guests but ended up with an intimate group of 28 friends and family.
We both work in fields that were directly affected by the pandemic, and knew by April that Covid was something we were all going to be living with for a long time. We tried to be as practical and realistic as possible!
Thank you so much Antheia (and Jesse!) for taking the time to answer our questions and trust us with your wedding day! xo
Lead Planner: Dakota
Photography: Sanctuary of Light
Cinematography: Cassie O’Neil
Venue: Bilston Creek Farm
Catering: Toque Catering
Florals: Rook & Rose
Makeup/Hair: Erin Bradley
Decor rentals: Trend Decor Event Design
DJ: HiWay Productions