March 28th 2020
Leading up to our wedding day was stressful, depressing, and rocky. I know everyone faces this when planning a wedding but this was different for us. THE WORLD SHUT DOWN JUST 2 WEEKS BEFORE OUR WEDDING DAY! There would be no wedding venue, crowd of guests, lots of food, dancing, and normal wedding photos.
I was scared of the unknown. 2 weeks before the wedding day Coronavirus hit with the vengeance. Safety was my top priority but not marrying my best friend the way we wanted was taking a toll on me. I was now working from home. Which was a huge change and most would love it but I didn’t at first.
Our Original Plans Changed
By now the CDC said no more than 10 people in a gathering, our venue shut down (just like everything else), my hair salon shut down so wedding hair wasn’t on the horizon, makeup well let’s just say I’m no pro at make up, and the wedding guest list shrunk drastically.
We compromised with what we had and my mom was gracious enough to offer her living room for the ceremony. Small and simple and I couldn’t have been happier.
Thankfully my hair stylist of 20+ years offered to do my hair still, our long time friend since kindergarten Perla Banda did my makeup, I bought the cake and simple barbecue from Sams, I purchased press on nails from Walmart, and Jeff Johnson (Pops) still agreed to perform the ceremony. Our immediate family, Jeff & Danette Johnson and Perla witnessed the union.
We had fun with the situation and Covid-19 didn’t mess our day up after all. It hurt not to have the crowd we wanted and that wanted to be there but WE DID IT!
There’s so many photos I want to add but I can’t add them all.