These past months have been full of uncertainty due to the current pandemic we are in. However, it’s always heartwarming to see couples get creative and make the best out any situation they’re put into, no matter what that may be or look like.
After Melissa and Zachary had to postpone their wedding twice, on March 21st, 2020, the couple was finally able to exchange their vows. Having to get creative with plan C, they decided to have a very intimate ceremony at a house they had originally rented for their rehearsal dinner.
With the help of friends and family, they managed to put together a beautiful ceremony filled with personalized DIY details. The couple planned their intimate ceremony in just a few days, ordering things online like their wedding flowers.
“My DIY experience was incredibly intimidating at first. I am no florist by any stretch of the imagination. So the thought of having to put pieces together that would live on forever with the proof of pictures was a bit overwhelming. But honestly, with a few “how-to” videos, it was not nearly as bad as I was anticipating!” the bride shared.
With the flowers scheduled to be delivered three days before the event, the family was able to gather the floral arranging supplies she needed to process her wholesale flowers and to arrange them. On the morning of their wedding, Melissa DIY’d her bouquet and had her bridesmaids add their own personal touch to theirs.
“Our “Plan C” wedding was one of the most stressful days of my life. But it couldn’t have been possible without our rock stars! We truly have the best family and friends that made our last-minute change of plans even possible. Although it wasn’t ideal, I will say we have one heck of a love story to tell! We can’t wait to celebrate with everyone next March and have that also become our vow renewals! Love really does conquer all.. even the Corona Virus,” said Melissa.
Wholesale Flowers Order
- Eucalyptus Wedding DIY Greenery medium pack
- 50 stems of Quicksand Cream Roses
- 25 stems of Vendela Ivory Roses
Take a look at some of their wedding photos beautifully captured by Woodland Fields Photography.
An Intimate Ceremony
The family made it all possible by stepping up and being flexible with all of the changes, including her brother! Melissa’s brother was the one who married the two.
One of Melissa’s most memorable parts, was her father being able to walk her down the aisle and being able to have their father-daughter dance. “He has been on hospice for a little over a year and we weren’t certain he was going to be around for our special day. Truly, he was the main reason we decided to have a small intimate ceremony rather than forgo the entire operation and postpone everything until next year. He also mustered the strength, thanks to the help of a lot of oxygen and several breathing treatments, to dance with me for some of our father/daughter dance,” Melissa said.
It’s Officially Offical
Having to have the ceremony in Florida when they originally had wanted to have it in Georgia, the couple knew they had to drive to the Florida/Georgia border to make it “officially” official and that’s exactly what they did! That night, Melissa, Zachary, and a few close family members headed to the borderline and had her brother do a second ceremony under the state line sign.
A Piece of Advice
When asked what advice she would give to couples currently affected by COVID-19, Melissa had this advice to share, “Remember that your day will come! You are seen and so many people feel for the brides during these trying times- myself especially. We all just have to remember that at the end of the day your wedding only accounts for one day, whereas your love can last a lifetime. And that is the most important aspect to focus on. Put your time and energy into your relationship & at some point, you will get to celebrate your love and have the best day possible!”