2020 has been a hard year so far for 2020 brides and grooms – and trust us, our hearts go out to you! We have been thinking of you often and we are sending love your way.
In light of current events, we have a very special read for you today from a bride herself. A bride who chose to postpone instead of cancel.
Sweet bride, you are heard and understood and we stand with you in this difficult time. May this post encourage, strengthen and ultimately give you peace.
When I Planned My Wedding, I Didn't Plan For COVID-19...
I planned to have a gathering of about 200 of mine and my fiancé's closest friends and family. Our venue is absolutely stunning and I envisioned myself walking down a marble staircase in my dream-dress, carrying a beautiful bouquet.
My dream, like many other 2020 brides and grooms – was not what I envisioned. Two weeks before our wedding on March 28th, 2020, we had to change our wedding plans.
In order to keep our family and friends safe – we made the difficult decision to postpone our wedding and reception. I cried a lot in those two weeks before our wedding, and it was hard trying to process so much stress and emotion all at once.
But in the Midst, There is Hope...
Nothing about this was fair, and nothing about this is fair for you either, my friend. I am speaking to the bride who feels like the rug has just been pulled out from underneath you:
I am with you. We are in this TOGETHER.
You might feel alone during this time because I have too. You probably feel like no one understands.
I understand and I want to tell you that you are not alone. I have found that I can hope in the fact that this season is just temporary, and my marriage is a lifetime.
Whatever this season looks like for you my friend, may you rest in the fact that you are not alone. For me personally, my hope lies in Jesus Christ and His steadfast love.
My fiancé and I chose to elope on March 28th, 2020 with just our immediate family. We got married in a backyard and it was beautiful.
Even though we chose to postpone our wedding and reception – we did not choose to postpone starting our lives and marriage together. We are excited to celebrate with family and friends this fall with our original wedding plans.
So wherever you find yourself in this season of being a bride-to-be; the courthouse, a backyard, your living room, or even postponing altogether – you are not alone. We are in this together and we will get through this.
We want to thank McKaela for sharing her personal story in light of this pandemic. This is such a hard time and we are here if you need us.