COVID-19 Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Fred & Leona

COVID-19 Wedding | Atlanta Wedding Photographer | Fred & Leona

June 2, 2020

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.

Rustic wedding decorations at a church alter with blue hydrangea and wooden lanterns

Check out these perfect details.

Handwritten note by Groom to Bride written on the bottom of the Bride's shoe
Black and white of bride's dress hanging in church
Wedding memorials to celebrate father and grandmother who have passed
Bride seeing her reflection in the mirror as a bride for the first time on her wedding day
The moment you see your reflection in the mirror for the first time on her wedding day…and YOU’RE A BRIDE

On to the wedding ceremony at Mt. Zion Baptist Church…

Wedding Ceremony at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Snellville GA
Wedding Ceremony at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Snellville GA
Wedding Ceremony at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Snellville GA
After the I Do's Wedding Ceremony at Mt Zion Baptist Church in Snellville GA
The real FIRST KISSES as Husband and Wife!

After the wedding ceremony, we went to Grayson Park for formal photos!

Bride and Groom Formal Photos at Grayson Park in Grayson GA
Bride and Groom Formal Photos at Grayson Park in Grayson GA
Bride and Groom walking Formal Photos at Grayson Park in Grayson GA
Bride and Groom laughing during Formal Photos at Grayson Park in Grayson GA

This gorgeous, incredibly in-love couple met 3 years ago at Lincoln Fill Station in Snellville, GA.

Since we were in town, it seemed only fitting to visit and toast with friends!

Bride and Groom posing in front of Lincoln Fill Station in Snellville, GA where they first met and tasting with friends after the wedding.

Then the newlyweds celebrated at their home with family and friends!

COVID-19 postponed wedding small cake take for intimate backyard wedding

Fred & Leona didn’t plan for a COVID-19 wedding but they rolled with the punches together and that’s what marriage is all about!

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! 

Bridesmaids holding groom in the air and laughing
Fun Portraits of ring bearer and flower girl at reception
Toddler girl looking at framed picture of passed Grandfather

If you would like more information about our wedding packages, or to see more of our work in Snellville Georgia as Atlanta Wedding Photographers, check us out at afocusedlifephotography.com 

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