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COVID-19 Micro Wedding: Lyndsey & Landon

Photos by Tracy Townsend Photography Story by The Event Company Lyndsey & Landon are Bethune-Cookman University college sweethearts. They got engaged in December 2019 and wanted to wait until Lyndsey graduated from grad school before they were married. June 5th was just after she was due to graduate. Wedding plans were in the works when Covid-19 hit. Lyndsey and Landon made the decision to postpone their wedding to December 2020. They then decided that even though the wedding moved to December that it was important to them to move forward with that date (this decision was made two weeks before the date). The plan was to do a small vow exchange in a small neighborhood park. I reached out to some local friendors who willingly offered their services. This included a full video production livestream from Omarvelous Productions through Facebook …

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A Day of Love and Peacocks

Story by The Diva Wedding Planner Photos by B & S Photography Shauntavia met Jamie in the 10th grade. He came to her hometown (Hemingway, SC ) with his cousin for a girls and boys basketball camp, he was already out of school just trying to find his way, came down just to help his cousin with the camp. From the Bride:  I was all into basketball and did not even have boys on my mind. So, Jamie approached me and asked me for my number. At first, I was like nope, I don’t want any boyfriend and he was like okay cool. The next day at camp Jamie asked again, and once again I turned him down. Jamie was determined to get my number so, he asked again, and I finally gave it to him on the last day …

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Glamorous Sri Lankan Fairytale Wedding: Shanika & Abir

Story and photos by Haley Shandro of Shandro Photo When Shanika and Abir met, Abir was working as an intern at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Brisbane, Australia in the Psychiatry ward, and Shanika had just started her Psychiatry placement as a third-year medical student in the same ward. Their impressions of each other when they first met were quite the opposite of how they actually feel about each other now. However, their senior colleagues felt that they had a ‘natural chemistry’ and that chemistry developed into a relationship a year later, once they got to know each other better outside of work. Abir proposed on Shanika’s birthday weekend. He surprised her by organizing a romantic date night at the Stanford Plaza in Brisbane, which is situated near the Brisbane River and the Botanical Gardens. The evening started off with …

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Romantic Virginia Waterfront Garden Wedding: Shai & Jacob

Photos and story by Ariel Moriah Photography Shai and Jacob’s romantic waterfront garden wedding was an absolute dream! Located in the heart of Virginia, these college sweethearts tackled all obstacles of the pandemic and celebrated their love with their closest family and friends! Shai and Jacob Q&A: Q: Let’s start at the beginning. How did you two first meet? A: Jacob and I met at the beginning of our first year at the University of Virginia. We were both attending an event for a Christian fellowship called Cru. Even though we met during the first week of classes, our friendship truly began later that year, and we didn’t start dating until the Spring of our third year. Q: What makes your relationship special? Tell us some things that you both value in your time together. What makes your relationship unique? …

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Great Gifts for Guys and Gals

The friends in your wedding party do so much to make your day special, be sure to thank them right. Here are some classy gifts that show you appreciate them: Decadent Decanters This crystal clear glass decanter will hold 26 ounces of their favorite whiskey or bourbon, while the pair of personalized rocks glasses will help empty it! Whether they choose to class up a bottle of whiskey from the well or show off the top-shelf stuff, every time they raise a glass, they’ll fondly remember this special gift that you gave. You can choose from four different designs that you can customize. Despite the name, the ladies will enjoy this gift for their libations as much as the gentlemen (see ours fits right in on the home bar) https://www.groovyguygifts.com/products/quality-piece-of-glass   I’ll tumble for ya Maybe you’re planning a summer …

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A Haitian-Albanian Muslim-Christian Wedding

Story by Platinum Label Weddings LLC Photos by Palmetto Duo Tatiana a beautiful Haitian-American rich in both her Haitian and American culture and Christian faith weds Indrit an Albanian immigrant whose family is strong in their Muslim beliefs. It was beautiful to watch these two families blend their cultures together at their children’s wedding, proving LOVE WIN’S  every time.

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Backyard Star Wars Themed Pandemic Wedding

Story by 9 Lives Designs Photos by Stephanie Lagares Photography LLC This couple decided to get married in the Spring of 2020 despite all the chaos in the world. In these times we have to get creative and that’s exactly what this couple did. Not only did Radiance and Anthony show how strong their love is by getting married during a global pandemic, they did it with stormtroopers and a Mandalorian! Baby Yoda even made an appearance! It was an intimate ceremony and family members and friends that couldn’t be there logged in on Zoom and were able to watch the whole wedding and even celebrate after. It was truly a unique wedding that proved love has no limits. Photography: Stephanie Lagares, Stephanie Lagares Photography LLC Wedding Design + Decor: Megan Morrison, 9 Lives Designs Food Displays + Table Floral …

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Discover Arbonne

Arbonne is a 100% vegan, cruelty-free beauty brand that focuses on a “holistic approach to beauty, health and wellbeing, and focusing on the whole person to help them flourish inside and out.” They offer a variety of clean products ranging from lotions and creams to makeup and hair products, all made with plant-based ingredients and “rigorous testing for safety and efficacy.” Learn more about their products on their website.

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3 Micro Wedding Details You Can’t Overlook

By Rebecca Jones Yes, you can have a beautiful and meaningful wedding this year! 2020 cannot take away your celebration of love. In fact, 2020 couples have embraced the new concept of the micro wedding.  For those couples who decide to get married this year, micro weddings have become increasingly popular. Micro weddings are smaller in size, usually with a guest count that’s in line with local guidelines. Although your wedding has shrunk in the number of guests, it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the opulence or details. In fact, a micro wedding can be your dream wedding. Go for Fine Dining A large majority of the wedding budget is traditionally spent on catering. But with a smaller wedding and a smaller guest list, your budget has opened up considerably. With that freedom, consider offering more of a …

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Elegant and enchanted night for two: Javetta & Troy

Story by Couture Events, LLC Photos by Creative Images Photography Reunited and it feels so good! These two can say that fate and destiny have been bringing them together for the past 20 years.  Troy and Javetta met through a mutual friend 20 years ago through passing and never thought they would ever meet again until 6 months later they would cross each other paths.  Being young the two dated for 1 year and then they decided to go their separate ways but remained friends for over 10 years.  Through a difficult for Javetta with the passing of her great aunt, Troy contacted Javetta to give his condolences and the two have been together ever since. Javetta & Troy have maintained a friendship for the past 20 years that make their union more of a blessing to be with the …

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May the Fourth be with you vineyard wedding: Ryan & Cody

Story and photos by Have Heart Photography “I love You, I know” Ryan and Cody’s unique ‘May 4th’ ( Be with you) was not your average Cape May wedding! Apart from both their fun-loving and laid back personalities, Husband to-be-, Cody arranged some pretty amazing surprises for his bride, Ryan. This Cape May native family really knew how to celebrate their marriage, their way. Before the couple married at the gorgeous Star of the Sea in Cape May, they privately got ready at separate locations in Cape May. Cody wore a light grey suit with a dark grey vest brown shoes and a navy bow tie and Ryan went to Free Love Bridal in West Cape May, for her dress and bridesmaids attire. Opting to skip the first look, we met the couple at the church for their ceremony. After …

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