Ohhhhhh Jacque and Cody. These two and their wedding got hit with the negative impacts of COVID-19 hard, but their intimate Oregon wedding was a beautiful result.
Their wedding day was supposed to happen with all of their friends and family in late-April, then come March everything hit. We were all told to stay home.
They would come up with a back up plan, only for things to get locked-down further. Then they’d have to come up with a new plan. And a new plan. Yet through it all, they kept their eye on the end result of getting married and came up with the most perfect option for them.
Rather than get married in the church with a reception at a winery as initially planned, they did it all at Jacque’s house and family ranch. With the guest list being less than 10 immediate family members (and myself), friends and family sent video messages and Face-timed in to enjoy the celebration from a far. It was intimate and perfection. Grandpa was even able to wander next door to get his favorite drink.
Sure having a timeline and a baseline schedule to follow is important. But the flexibility of these intimate weddings is something to be appreciated. If the wind and the sky and the magic is just right and we want to stay in the field for a bit longer, then you bet your bottom dollar that is what we do! No stress over what the guests were doing, no anxiety about getting back to the dinner on time, we just go with the flow.
The couple is truly able to just take it all in and enjoy the ride.
Cheers to Jacque and Cody for making the best of the situation. They kept their family and friends safe while prioritizing their love. And not to worry! They get to do it all again next year. And you best believe I’ll be there for that one too! They can’t get rid of me that easy. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your 10 guests 🙂 Enjoy this glimpse into their day!
To read more about the impact of COVID-19 on both current and future weddings, check out this post here!
Florist: Jamie Crouse
Dress: Ania Bridal