Emilia and Patrick had an intimate and heartfelt Hermosa Beach Social Distancing Elopement. They were originally scheduled to have a big ceremony and reception in March of this year, but that had to be postponed due to COVID-19. After feeling like they’ve put their lives on hold long enough, Emilia reached out and asked if I could cover the intimate elopement they were planning. I was on board immediately.
It’s been a rough year for all freelancers in our industry, but this event shows that it is definitely possible to safely put on a beautiful ceremony in the midst of a pandemic. There was no hair and makeup coverage, no dancing, I wore a mask at all times and I consistently maintained a six foot distance. Some guests were even present via FaceTime, including the officiant! It all worked out perfectly. Emilia and Patrick were thrilled just to be officially married finally and it was a heartwarming to say the very least.
If you are questioning whether or not you should plan an elopement in lieu of a full-sized wedding due to COVID-19, I say go for it as long as you are comfortable. It’s okay to have an intimate ceremony with your close family and friends! If your heart is set on that big reception with all of your friends and extended family, schedule it next year when everyone feels comfortable.
As always, feel free to contact me anytime if you need any advice 🙂