February 20, 2021
Being a bride during a pandemic wasn’t exactly ideal. And if we learned anything in 2020, it was that sometimes, life is unfair and can be completely out of our control.
I had the absolute privilege of being on the wedding journey with Aly + Dominick, through the anxieties and unknowns this pandemic graciously provided. AND luckily – we were able to still put a ring on it! I remember the early days, at the start of the lockdown in March 2020, talking to this awesome couple on Zoom. While we were still planning for July 2020 at the time, very much assuming that with warmer weather, there would be no pandemic worries and the wedding bells would sing. Gradually, as the months went on, lockdown continued, and emotions were everywhere. This couple remained completely certain that on their originally planned wedding date, they would still be becoming one.
The closer we became to the wedding date, the more the harsh reality of the situation was setting in. The beautiful, big wedding with 150 guests that Aly and Dominick have dreamt about together, would look a lot different than intended. The date remained, the guest count was slashed, they kept the airBNB rentals, found a taco man, and brought the smallest group to San Clemente to exchange vows. At this point in my career, I’ve seen many nuptials. On this day, that these two persevered to have, was amongst the most cherished I have ever witnessed..
As we have it, they are married! YAY!
The PLAN A that they dreamt about will be a reality in September 2021!