Small, socially-distant wedding in Georgia
Updated: May 29, 2020
Moira and Drake originally planned to be married in Athens, Georgia in June 2020 with a traditional 100+ guests wedding and reception. Moira and I had already ironed out the floral details before the pandemic hit. She envisioned a blush and white palette with lush greenery, a decorated copper arch for the ceremony, and lots of peonies and garden roses. Unfortunately, like many couples, Moira and Drake decided to cancel due to the coronavirus pandemic to keep everyone safe. But of course they still wanted to be married!
I absolutely LOVE their decision to pivot to a tiny wedding. On May 16th, they held a joyful, love-filled ceremony with immediate family, at a family home on a river outside of Athens. There were face masks and six feet of distance, and hugs were postponed for the time being, but the family was together to witness the wedding and it was a joyful day. We downsized her florals to include a bridal bouquet, boutonniere, and several small centerpieces for a post-ceremony champagne toast. To add to the sustainability aspect of the florals, I foraged peonies from a friend's garden and greenery from my own yard, and the centerpieces are foam-free (floral foam is a single-use plastic that I avoid).
Moira loved her flowers but, most importantly, they loved their wedding day and everyone agreed that the day felt perfect. Guests who couldn't make it in person contributed to a video that Moira's sister surprised them with after the champagne toast. Hearts were full! Congratulations and here's to a lifetime of love and happiness for this couple!