This wedding season, due to the pandemic, many couples have been faced with making very hard decisions based upon what is right for them. From deciding to postpone their wedding for a year to changing up their venue location to whittling down their guest list. From the beginning of COVID, I’ve felt for all of my couples having to facing their own situation and the impending question ‘what do we do now?’. I’ve tried my best to listen to each and every situation and lend as much support as humanly possible – inherently they all know what the right call will be for themselves and their family and friends.
This amazing couple that did just that…. meet Caroline and Edward from Florida. They had been on my calendar for months and we tried multiple times to meet before their ceremony, but COVID snuck in and changed plans. Instead, we had to formally meet on zoom and the minute I “e” met them – I was thrilled as they were fabulous and calm, cool and collected. They knew that they for sure were going to be married on their original wedding day of July 18th, but now the question was how to make it happen. Again, they and some of their guests were coming from out of the state.
In two weeks time (no, I’m not kidding) they changed course from a resort in Monterey to a completely different resort in Aptos. Everything worked out perfectly! Seascape Resort was able to accommodate them and their guests in a beautiful ceremony and reception all set outside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The ceremony chairs were 6 feet apart and the reception tables, that normally sit 8-10 were set for four guests only and also set apart. Social distancing at its finest!
It was an honor to be present and fully take in their moments during the day from behind my lens. I’m grateful to see that smaller sized weddings are still possible for our couples and their dreams can still come true!
Photography – @heidiborgiaphotography
Venue – @seascapebeachresort
Music – @dnaentertainment
Florist – @swensonsilacciflowers
Cake – @freedombakery
Officiant – Father Jerry of Santa Barbara
Event Lighting – @bayareaeventlights