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Super March 2020

Probam! Sneak Peaks - The Coronavirus Wedding!

Desiree, on March 18, 2020 at 1:30 AM Posted in Married Life 1 50
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Let me tell you a story about the wedding that went on anyways...

I know there are SO many brides out there that are worried about there wedding due to the virus. And let me just start out by saying, I HEAR YOU! We've all been stressing, planning, budgeting, saving, and putting our absolute hearts & souls into this one day. To even feel the pressure of something like this virus potentially threatening our wedding is something unfathomable as well as unforgettable. I am so sorry to every bride [and groom] that this is happening to. It's a nightmare, and I feel for you.

Onto happier news, my wedding went off without a hitch! Despite the virus, despite a terrible prediction for the weather, despite family drama - It happened, and it happened beautifully! We couldn't be happier or more thankful for our big day, no matter the circumstances. Our vendors tried extra hard to make our day magical, and our guests were absolute troopers for sticking with us.

First and foremost, only 2 guests canceled! They were traveling by air and were already feeling under the weather, so it was completely understandable. None of the vendors canceled though, so I am extremely grateful to each and every individual who serviced our wedding, even more so than normal. Everyone from the bell staff, to catering, to event management - Absolute 5 star service, even under immense pressure. THANK YOU.

Alright, so let's get down to pictures, reviews and shout outs to the most important people! And a little sprinkle of inspo just for fun of course.

~ Pictures are courtesy of Sydney Morman Photography. Local to Florida, where our wedding was. She didn't cancel or let us stress at all. She took care of it - and I cannot thank her enough. She was there with a drink in her hand and carrying everything every step of the way. I had sneak peeks the same day as the wedding! (Props to her!)

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~ Our first looks were just breathtaking. I was so nervous, and I really don't know why. After just a few minutes with my husband though, I was back to breathing normally. I am SO thankful I did this and had this moment before the wedding. It was just so magical and romantic - Everything you want from your wedding day. Things really got so crazy after that, so I am extra grateful that we had that moment to ourselves.

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~ Our venue was the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort. I think this was the best decision we made out of the million decisions we've made throughout the wedding planning process. By going with the venue, they provided the ceremony location, the reception location, event management staff, wedding planning staff, catering, open bar, cake, table/linens, all setup and break down, and we also spent our wedding night there as well. Huge shout out to Lexie Knittel, who runs the weddings and other events at that resort. She is without a doubt the kindest, most courteous, professional but LOVEABLE person to work with. I am truly blessed that she had her hands on this wedding.

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~ Our attire. My dress was Stella York, picked out at a local boutique in Central Florida. My husband is wearing an all-black suit from Macy's. My flowers were DIY, with the flowers being from a wholesaler called Fifty Flowers. (Absolutely love love love them - I highly recommend!) I made my bouquet, and all centerpiece arrangements at about 12am-midnight the night before. (Those dang wedding jitters I told y'all about earlier.)

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~ I asked everyone to pray, think happy thoughts & eat a cookie for me some weeks ago so that it wouldn't rain. And ya know what? IT WORKED! Weather went from 64% chance of rain, down to 10% meaning I could proceed with an outdoor wedding. It was a little overcast, which made for cooler weather and beautiful photos. And let me tell ya, in Florida, that is just what you're asking for.

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~ Last but not least, I'll share just a few more that make me SMILE! Smiley heart

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This will just about do it for me, my dear WW community. You all have served me well the last 10 months through all of the planning and excitement of being engaged. Now I am a married woman, and we could not be happier!

Our honeymoon did get canceled due to the virus, so that's a bummer. But it could be worse, obviously. I just really hope that this post brings some people some happiness in a time like this. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS. Keep your chin up, and hold your bouquet even higher! Smiley heart Stat strong, ladies. Love you all!

50 Comments

Latest activity by Desiree, on April 17, 2020 at 2:09 AM
  • Carly
    Devoted October 2020
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    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!! And your sneak peek pictures turned out beautifully 馃挄
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  • Desiree
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    Thank you so much馃А We're very happy with how they turned out too!
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  • Gabrielle
    Expert January 2020
    Gabrielle
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    Everything looks beautiful!! And you鈥檙e gorgeous! I love how happy y鈥檃ll look together
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  • Desiree
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    Desiree
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    Thank you!!馃槃 It really was the happiest day of our lives!
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  • Rebecca
    Rockstar August 2019
    Rebecca
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    Congrats! Can't believe you made the bouquet at the last minute!

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree
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    Kinda risky, isn't it? Lol it turned out nice though! Thank goodness!馃А馃尮
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  • Jai
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    Absolutely beautiful! So happy your big day went on !!!
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  • Laura
    Champion June 2010
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    Congratulations!!! Everything looks stunning and you both look so happy! I would never have guessed those were DIY flowers, especially last minute ones! You have some serious DIY skills!

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  • VIP November 2021
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    Congratulations! So happy for you both! Everything looked perfect and you looked stunning!
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan
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    Beautiful photos! And your flowers are so pretty! I can't believe you made the bouquet yourself! Congratulations on your wedding, your day looked amazing!

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    Everything looks amazing, you look so beautiful! I was going to mention my favorite photos, but the more I scrolled, the bigger my list grew Smiley xd You both look so happy, congratulations!!!

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  • Sherry
    Master September 2019
    Sherry
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    Congratulations. Your first looks are too dang cute.

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  • Anna
    Super August 2020
    Anna
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    Gorgeous! Congratulations. I love your dress and your first look photos are sooo sweet.

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  • Taylor
    VIP October 2020
    Taylor
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    You looked beautiful! I'm so glad to hear Fifty Flowers was a success. I plan on using them for my weddingSmiley smile Congratulations!

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  • Krys
    Dedicated October 2020
    Krys
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    Oh my gosh.. It's so nice to see some good news!! Your pictures are gorgeous!!!! So glad you got to still have your daySmiley heart Smiley heart

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  • Tina
    VIP March 2020
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    Congratulations! You got married where we were supposed to honeymoon! 鉂わ笍
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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera
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    Everything looks so beautiful!! Love your flowers! I am DIYing my bouquets as well and I'm super excited!

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  • Melle
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    Melle Online
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    These photos are absolutely stunning
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  • Fenja
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    Fenja
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    That's such a beautiful wedding! Congratulations!!

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  • V
    Dedicated May 2021
    Vall
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    So happy for you. It looked beautiful.

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