Just like many other engaged couples out there, it is with the heaviest heart to say that we have officially postponed our wedding.
From the moment Jonathan and I got engaged, I have been so excited to share the details with all of you! It didn’t take long for Jonathan and I to pick our date and start the planning process! We decided on a winter wedding – in fact we would have tied the knot just over three months ago!
With the help from Alyssa – my amazing wedding planner from Alyssa & Co. I was able to put in place and book some of our major vendors before the summer of last year. Venue – check! Photographer – check! Videographer – check! Florals – check! But the plans continued, so did the influx of COVID. With so many weddings, and other events – big and small being cancelled, we knew that it was our turn to start thinking about our options and begin making a decision. We went back and forth – we still had time, what if COVID subsides? We are booked for February 2021, it should be fine by then? All questions and thoughts that we constantly went over.
Waiting it out a few months, and with our wedding date quickly approaching, we knew it was best that we postponed due to the uncertainty of the virus. We had a vision, we knew what we wanted our day to be and what we wanted it to look like. In our hearts we knew that if we kept our original date, our day would not be the one we’ve been dreaming about.
With that being said, our new date is set to be in January of 2022 – crazy to think it is not THAT far away! For all the brides and grooms out there, we feel your sadness but are looking towards better days… and THE BEST DAY ahead! Although we have to wait a little longer, let’s look at it as more time to fine tune the details and spend more days as a Fiancé!
How to still celebrate on what would’ve been THE DAY!
We will never forget our original date- it meant something to us, something so special! Some may choose to hide out and drown in their sadness (RIGHTFULLY SO!), while others may want to have a mini celebration (of course following guidelines and restrictions). However you decide to remember the “What would’ve been our wedding day” day, make sure it is full of love between you and your bride/groom to be!
Jonathan and I were so looking forward to this day and we knew we wanted to be surrounded by our closest friends and family. Unfortunately, given the restrictions in our area we weren’t able to have a mini celebration that we planned for, but instead we did a good ol’ drive-by “Champagne Toast” to what would have been!
We sent out a little invite to our bridal party and immediate family. Our drive-by guest were accompanied by champagne, sweets and love – all while socially distanced of course.
These are not the easiest times and my heart goes out to all the couples who are just trying to start their lives together. I am a believer that everything happens for a reason, and I know what is meant to be will be. Love is patient… so let’s be too!
In the meantime, now that I have gained a little more time to share… stay tuned for some more wedding posts, including finding THE dress, bridal shower and much more!