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Desiree
Super March 2020

Probam! Sneak Peaks - The Coronavirus Wedding!

Desiree, on March 18, 2020 at 1:30 AM

Posted in Married Life 50

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...

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

  • Shelby
    Expert November 2020
    Shelby
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    Congratulations! 馃嵕 everything looked so beautiful 馃挋
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  • Alisha
    Super April 2021
    Alisha
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    Beautiful wedding. congratulations to you and your husband

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  • Danica
    Devoted November 2020
    Danica
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    Gorgeous...your smiles made me feel so happy! Mazel Tov on your wedding day!

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
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    Yes!! Thank you so much. I kept saying I want to go into the floral industry now. I had so much fun doing everything! 馃尮馃尫
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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
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    Honestly cannot recommend them enough. So thankful I went that route. That was one idea I got from WW! You won't regret it.
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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
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    Awww, assuming your honeymoon was cancelled too?
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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
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    Nice! It's so wonderful to have a hand in your own wedding. It's also going to be the bouquet of your dreams since you'll be making it. 鉂 Have so much fun!
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  • Tina
    VIP March 2020
    Tina
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    Yes...馃様 but so thankful we got the wedding in!!
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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree
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    Same! That's what truly matters at the end of the day. Now we'll just double up on our honeymoon, right? 馃槈馃グ
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  • Suzie
    Super October 2021
    Suzie
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    Congrats!! You look so beautiful and happy! Thanks for sharing, we could all use a boost right now Smiley smile

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  • Febrina
    Savvy March 2021
    Febrina
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    Thank you sooo much for giving me a positive vibe !! Congratulations 鉂わ笍鉂わ笍鉂わ笍 Your wedding is so beautiful
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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
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    Thank you all for the words of kindness 鉂も潳鉂 I am so happy to be bringing you all a happy distraction at a time like this!
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  • Rebecca
    Beginner May 2020
    Rebecca
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    Beautiful! Congratulations! So glad this didn't mess up your wedding. I really love your husband's all black suit, btw! Very sharp looking.

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
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    Thank you so much! Definitely love that "John Wick" look. 馃槀鉂
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  • MIWM
    VIP June 2019
    MIWM
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    Your pictures are stunning! Congratulations!!!

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  • Kate
    Expert October 2020
    Kate
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    You're adorable! Your photos turned out beautiful, I can feel the happiness you share between each other! You're radiating love. Congratulations!

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree
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    Aww that's so nice, thank you so much!! Smiley heart

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  • Allison
    Just Said Yes June 2022
    Allison
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    So, so beautiful! Congrats & thank you for sharing your story!

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  • Naikesha
    Super September 2020
    Naikesha
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    Thank you for the inspiration! It truly means a lot. You guys look amazing and I'm so happy to hear that your wedding was everything you planned!

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  • Andrea
    Master January 2021
    Andrea
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    Absolutely stunning! Congratulations!!Smiley heart

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