Jul 15, 2020
COVID-19 has really wrecked havoc on the world, but especially on engaged couples trying to get married. From shutdown mandates to marriage licenses not being issued to guest count caps and even vendor mandates, getting married in 2020 has been tough. Many couples are rescheduling, others eloping with large plans later and others are eloping the old fashioned way. No matter the wedding route taken, a wedding is a wedding and should be treated as such. Weddings are special and are a public symbol of a lifelong commitment.
When Allison and Andy told me of their elopement plans I couldn’t be happier! Allison and I are longtime friends as we met in high school competing for Miss Fire Prevention. During the competition, we became fast friends! We now have been a part of each other’s weddings as she was a bridesmaid in mine. Andy and Allison had a long-distance relationship when he was studying to become a doctor in the Caribbean and now he’s a doctor and she’s a 911 dispatcher. Their elopement was originally planned for April but it was pushed to May due to COVID-19.
I’d love to tell you some big chaotic story of how these two fought the crowds and dealt with postponements to elope in a little garden-side studio in Maryland, but that just wasn’t the case. Allison and Andy are just two lowkey people in love and they just wanted to get married! Which is arguably the best kind of story!
They also handmade and collected things for their elopement. For example, they used EKG strip paper that was a part of the recycled bouquet they made. Allison’s dress was borrowed from a friend and the broaches and earrings were from Andy’s late mother. Andy also made limoncello for a celebratory toast just before they twirled around to Italian music after the ceremony.