Today’s wedding is a beacon of hope for those planning to celebrate their love in the time of Covid. Denise and David were forced to reschedule, reimagine and relocate their wedding, but the result was an incredibly moving, intimate and beautiful celebration. While they downsized the guest list, their flower budget stayed the same. And with the help of Ashley Sherwood of Sherwood Florist, their backyard wedding became a floral dreamscape–truly the perfect background for this beautiful couple to unite their two families into one. It’s so good you might want to grab a box of tissues–it actually brought us to tears!
From the bride, Denise: We were originally going to get married at The Inn at Perry Cabin with approximately 80 people. When everything happened with Covid we decided to do a small wedding in my backyard with our family. I initially thought we would do something casual and not put too much effort into it, but we decided that it would be much more special to just try to make it very beautiful and small. I love flowers, so that was very important to me. My husband jokes that our floral budget did not change from the original one at The Inn! Our flowers were incredibly beautiful and I would not have changed a thing. I had a very pretty pergola so we had flowers covering that as well as a big tree, bar and up the porch stairs. The flowers in my backyard were also blooming, so it was lovely.
We had originally hired a band, but when the venue changed we didn’t need such a large group. Instead, we hired the guitarist from the band, whom we knew, to play during the wedding and cocktail hour. He did such a great job, we hired him to play longer into the evening! My next door neighbors were putting in requests from their back patio, so it was a lot of fun!
Since we had about 20 people, I decided to do two large farm tables under a tent. We also did a zoom link for friend and family that weren’t able to be there and sent them all boxes with confetti, macarons, and champagne so that they could celebrate with us from afar. It was really fun to be able to include them, and I imagine a lot of people are doing things like that nowadays. We have a blended family with five kids total, so it was really great that they were all so happy. It was such a perfect day! My advice to people planning celebrations of love in the time of Covid is to decide what’s most important to you and stick with it. Even though it was rescheduled, reimagined and relocated, it was a perfect day!
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Photography | Sarah Culver Photography
Venue | Private Residence
Florals | Sherwood Florist
Rentals | White Glove Rentals
Tent | Sugarplum Tent Company
Caterer | Susan Gage Caterers
Hair & Makeup | Vintage Veils
Dress | Lovely Bride
Cake | Fluffy Thoughts
Officiant | Rabbi Annie Bornstein