New Year’s Day Intimate Wedding

Captured & submitted by Paul Douda Photography


Athena and Brian aren’t just high school sweethearts, they are MIDDLE SCHOOL sweethearts. These two charming individuals met when they were in 8th grade and have been inseparable ever since. Athena says Brian was her best and greatest friend in the world and also makes her feel safe and taken care of. Brian says Athena is so funny and is always able to be goofy and brighten his day.


Athena and Brian always wanted to have a New Year’s wedding with a traditional backyard feel. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic was looming, it never affected their plans and they had the exact wedding they planned to have with their closest friends and family. They did opt for the Zoom event as well though. They hosted two spectacular days with the perfect personal touches like DIY succulents, custom wine boxes and name place settings. But most special was the handmade masks done by the officiant who also happened to be a member of the family. What a special wedding to ring in the new year!

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