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Emily and Nolan had their intimate, socially distant wedding in Dallas on their original date in March. They were planning on having a big celebration with all of their friends, but coronavirus had other plans. So instead, they had a small, intimate wedding with just a few family members at their church, All Saints Catholic Church. It was a super sweet Catholic mass full of lots of traditions. After their ceremony there was a surprise waiting. Their friend Ali had coordinated with all their family and friends to be outside of the church with signs and posters celebrating them from their car. It was incredibly emotional to see all their loved ones cheering them on- just from afar.
It was really a great reminder that weddings are all about connections. The flowers are beautiful, the cake and food is delicious, the party is fun and exciting. But I doubt those were the things that Emily and Nolan were missing on their wedding day. I’m sure instead they were missing their wedding party up at the altar with them or the hugs from their family congratulating them on starting this new stage of their lives. Weddings are about the union of two people and their love and all the people closest to them celebrating that love. So when the age of coronavirus is over and normalcy has returned- I hope we don’t forget this time and the lessons its given us. We’ll be able to go to bars and eat out and walk the grocery store aisles maskless one day, but I’m counting down the days when I can hug my couples who just got married or tear up during a father daughter dance. Those are the moments that really matter and I can’t wait to capture them again!