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A Micro Wedding During a Pandemic

A Micro Wedding During a Pandemic

Vancouver, BC

A rainy day, love-filled micro wedding during a pandemic!

Shauna and Jeremy were set to get married in front of their 100 guests on March 21, 2020. But, as we all know, the world turned upside down and less than a week before their wedding date, these two were scrambling to reschedule. Luckily, everything worked out beautifully and they had an incredibly sweet micro wedding during a pandemic!

A week before their March wedding date, I sat down with Shauna and Jeremy for our final meeting. Everything was all set. But two days later, everything changed. Suddenly, Shauna and Jeremy’s original wedding plan was no longer an option. Like many couples, they had to quickly decide whether to cancel, postpone or change their plans entirely. With out-of-province and international guests to consider, Shauna and Jeremy had to act quick.

Eventually they chose to rework their entire plan so they could still get married this year. Jeremy and Shauna decided to hold a micro wedding during the pandemic!

What’s a micro wedding? It’s an intimate wedding, usually with less than 50 guests, but with all of the love, tradition and ceremony of a larger wedding. And with events downsized due to the pandemic, micro weddings will likely be the new normal for a little while.

Since 100+ guests were no longer safe, Shauna and Jeremy had to downsize their wedding. But even with the limited guest list, their day was so special and full of love. Shauna’s parents really wanted to be there on the big day, but wouldn’t be able to attend in person. So Shauna and Jeremy asked me if I knew of a videographer who could capture their day and broadcast it to their friends and family around the world. Right away, I thought of Shyah K Films. Shyah K Films was able to live stream Jeremy and Shauna’s wedding to all of their loved ones who couldn’t make it in person, so they could still be a part of the wedding.

Jeremy and Shauna’s new wedding date, July 1, was extra special. Not only was it Canada Day, but it was the anniversary of their first date and the date when Jeremy proposed. And now it’s their wedding anniversary too! In addition to a new date, Jeremy and Shauna also had to find a new venue as their original venue wasn’t open. Luckily, Jodie of Thistle and Thorne Weddings was able to help them plan the perfect micro wedding at Spanish Banks!

The next obstacle? The weather. It was calling for rain on July 1. Luckily, the stars aligned and Jeremy and Shauna were able to have their ceremony outdoors at Spanish Banks without a single raindrop. With the ocean behind them and a small group of guests seated on white chairs, Shauna and Jeremy exchanged their vows. Of course, the rain couldn’t hold out forever. But it did make for a very romantic first dance!

They cut the cake. They feasted on Chickpea catering. And they shared a newlywed kiss as their guests looked on, under the cover of umbrellas and from screens all around the world.

I was so happy to be a part of Shauna and Jeremy’s micro wedding and so impressed that they were able to pull it together despite all of the obstacles in front of them. If you’re planning a micro wedding in Vancouver, get in touch!

 

Make up artist prepping the bride for her wedding day with covid19 protocols in place

Detail photo of the bride's wedding shoe and accessories

Black and white wedding dress

Bride checking her make up in the mirror

Portraits of the bride before getting dressed up

Maid of honour helping to button up the wedding gown on. the bride

Candid photo of guests at Spanish Banks

Candid photo of the set up of the ceremony in Spanish Banks

Candid photo of the groom mingling with guests at spanish banks

Wedding planner assisting the bride to the ceremony at spanish banks

Bridesmaids seeing each other for the first time at Spanish Banks

Wide angle view of the ceremony with the guests waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle

Bride waiting to go down the aisle in Spanish Banks

Groom seeing his bride walk down the aisle in Spanish Banks

Wide angle of guests seeing the bride walk down the aisle in Spanish Banks

Bride walking down the aisle in Spanish Banks

Wide shot of the ceremony with the bride and groom in spanish banks

Various candid photos of the guests attending the ceremony in Spanish Banks

candid photos of the guests attending the ceremony in Spanish Banks

Candid photo of the bride and groom exchanging vows in Spanish banks

candid photo of Bride and groom holding hands

candid photo of bride putting on the ring on the groom in spanish banks

Bride and groom kiss after being announced at husband and wife

Bride and Groom walking down the aisle after their first kiss

Bride and groom looking at each other during their portrait session in spanish banks

Various details of the bride's dress during the portrait session Candid photo of the groom during the portrait session in spanish banks

Black and white candid photo of the bride and groom hugging and smiling at each other in spanish banks

candid photo of the bride and groom during their portrait session in spanish banks

Black and white photo of the bride and groom walking to the reception in spanish banks

Candid photo of the food truck, Chickpea, who was serving food to guests at the reception

Portrait of bride and groom by the ckickpea food truck in spanish banks

Cake and flower set up in spanish banks for the reception

Detail photos of the bridal flower and cake in spanish banks

Bride and groom waving to guests on the phone

Bride and groom cutting the cake outdoors in spanish banks

Bride and groom feeding each other their slice of cake

Black and white candid romantic photo of bride and grooms first dance under the rain in spanish banks

Bride and groom first dance under the rain in spanish banks

Black and white photo of the bride and groom kissing under the rain during their first dance in spanish banks

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