Planning your perfect wedding can be stressful under normal circumstances. This one was a rollercoaster. When Fred & Leona booked us, they had a gorgeous Mountain View wedding planned for May 2, 2020 at CeNita Vineyards and Winery in Cleveland, GA. Everything was planned, but COVID-19 had other plans for their wedding..
Friends flying into Atlanta for the wedding couldn’t come. The venue was closed. No cocktail hour. No bridesmaids or groomsmen. Their dream wedding wasn’t going to be what they had thought.
They have experienced the loss of some important family members recently and decided that they were going to keep their wedding date and change the vision for their wedding day. Because things change quickly.
Instead they planned a sweet, intimate wedding at Mt. Zion Baptist Church shared between themselves and 8 people to stay within Governor Kemp’s social distancing regulations.
Heading to Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Snellville, GA for Fred & Leona’s wedding, We knew that it was going to be an extraordinarily special day. Walking in, I couldn’t help but notice the amazing cross, wooden lanterns and gorgeous hydrangeas right away…I can only image how hard it is to purchase hydrangeas in the middle on a pandemic. More and more of those little details starting popping out. Small tribes to loved ones lost and trinkets from friends sent abroad.
Since we were in town, it seemed only fitting to visit and toast with friends!
Then the newlyweds celebrated at their home with family and friends!
I find that one of the best things about small weddings is that they lend themselves to especially tender moments. They also somehow feel a little more at ease, and that’s exactly what the vibe was on this beautiful day in May. I’ll leave you with a few more of my favorite moments from the day, and with a big congrats to the newlyweds!
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