Last Tuesday was a whirlwind...And our choice did not come easily. Given the current state of affairs, not just the one the United States is in, but the world, Bryan and I decided to take control and do what we still could.
Our wedding wasn’t supposed to take place until June 20th.
Did we have some time to see how things would transpire? Yes.
Was it essential to make an immediate decision? No.
However, there were many factors that led us to last Tuesday and I’m so blessed and grateful that they did.
We wanted nothing more than to celebrate our union with everyone; the people that made us the people we are today.. But we also wanted to put our minds at ease about the unknown, for everyone including our future guests.
2.5 weeks ago our friend and wedding photographer, Mary Curran came to visit Vermont. The goal was to scope out our venue for June, explore the mountains and enjoy each other’s company. Little did we know she would not immediately be returning to NY due to the outbreak, lockdowns and some other random factors.
So there we were, quarantined, feeling lost, wanting nothing more than the celebration that we had been planning for over a year, to happen. Praying for comfort for everyone during this time. And then, there it was; why not do it now?! Why not, invite everyone? Why not, bring joy to ours and others lives during this crazy time!? Of course, everything came easy as Bryans custom suit had just arrived along with his tie I ordered online (while binge wedding planning at random)
My dress had been sitting in the closet for almost a year. All we needed was a bouquet, rings, a JOP and a license.
After deciding on Sunday, the 22nd that this was what we were doing. The fact that everything transpired the way it did, was confirmation that we had made the right decision.
Monday morning I applied for our license through email and was met outside the Bellows Falls Town Clerk later that day; license in hand.
I reached out to one of our local business’ Run by Marsha Austin, Halladays Flowers and Country Store. Marsha informed me she had zero fresh flowers in, but sent some pictures she had of silk ones in house. Continued in comments....