With a wedding almost completely planned, Lyndsey and Landon had to make the difficult decision to cancel their large wedding. Instead, they decided to have a smaller gathering of their immediate family and friends. Still wanting to include those that could no longer make it, they opted to live stream their ceremony. This not only allowed them to share this special moment with the ones they loved but provided a special video keepsake for after the wedding.
How did COVID-19 affect your wedding?
Our entire wedding was almost planned and invitations had just gone out, then when Covid-19 happened, we had to make the decision to cancel our large wedding with extended family and friends, but still go ahead and get married, just with those who needed to be there.
How did you celebrate instead?
Instead of the large wedding, our wedding planner Candace Battle of The Event Company helped us pull together a beautiful intimate wedding in less than two weeks. Our wedding was held at the Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum of Art and Science with just immediate family. We also were able to have a live stream so that our friends and extended family were able to be a part of our special day!
What was the hardest part of dealing with COVID-19 and wedding planning?
The hardest part was not only the uncertainty of not knowing what was going to happen, but also having an idea of what my wedding was going to be like, and then having to cancel almost everything.
What advice would you give other couples in a similar situation?
I would tell other couples in a similar situation to first, just breathe and then take inventory of what really matters to them on their wedding day. I would also suggest that they find a wedding planner who can help them navigate through this time. The right wedding planner will know how to help you make to most of your special day during these times.
Venue: Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum of Art at the Museum of Arts & Sciences
Planner: The Event Co.
Photographer: Tracy Townsend Photography
Live Stream: Omarvelous Productions
Florist/Ceremony Arch/Decor: Vows & Views
Dress: Lola Grace Bridal
Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse