While Covid-19 wreaks havoc with events and wedding planning, some couples are choosing to bounce back and plan an intimate wedding or "minimony" with only their closest friends and family members instead. Sylvia + Hal are one such couple who accepted that Covid wasn't going to go away anytime soon and shifted their plans accordingly ...
Covid Wedding Changes
Lovers of winter and winter wedding photography, Sylvia + Hal consciously chose a February 2021 wedding date when they initially booked me in 2019. They clearly counted on and hoped for lots of snow for their large Century Events Wedding, but what they didn't count on was how Covid-19 would change and shrink their overall vision, plans and numbers. As 2020's pandemic unfolded into 2021, Sylvia + Hal changed wedding plans time and time again, adjusting to meet ever-changing Covid wedding restrictions, until finally settling on an intimate wedding "minimony" outdoors in their own backyard with just their parents in attendance.
Thank goodness for the wonders of technology and innovation during a pandemic! So that disappointed friends and family members could still witness Sylvia + Hal's intimate wedding, their minimony was livestreamed (by Bobby B Productions).
Intimate Wedding Photography Coverage
Quality wedding photography remained a priority for Sylvia + Hal throughout their planning despite all the changes they had to make because of Covid. Sylvia + Hal adjusted their intimate wedding coverage to cover the main highlights of their day:
- a few getting ready photos (with just their parents who are in their bubble)
- first looks & creatives
- minimony highlights
- a few family formals
- an intimate first dance in their exterior workshop (Hal's creation and "Man Den")
Even though their intimate wedding may have been small in numbers or the trappings of larger events, Sylvia + Hall's day was sizeable in intimacy, love and family. And, at the end of the day, that's what truly counts.
Our hunch is we're going to see more days like this. xo
Thank-you, Sylvia + Hal, for keeping me by your side as your wedding photographer to create keepsakes of your intimate wedding and minimony!
Vendor credits follow.
Venue - Sylvia + Hal's home
Bridal Gown - With Love Bridal Boutique
Bouquet - The Planted Arrow
Livestreaming Service - Bobby B Productions
Officiant - All Seasons Weddings