A Wedding During Coronavirus
Until 3 months ago, Joy and Blake were originally getting married in Columbus Ohio, but they realized that large gatherings were not going to be permitted. They needed a different kind of plan when you have a wedding during Coronavirus. Luckily, they were able to make the decision to reschedule their large celebration until July 2021.
“I definitely would give the advice to anyone having to make these decisions right now– decide what is most important. For us, we wanted to go ahead and get married. We were able to plan something very small with our parents and a few important people. A year from now there will hopefully be no worries about travel, gatherings, or illness for our full guest list celebration,” said Joy.
Blake and Joy’s Story
Blake and Joy met in a rather old fashioned way now-a-days; at a bar in Upper Arlington, OH called The Pointe Tavern. She was celebrating with friends on closing my condo that day, and Blake was out after work with colleagues. He started talking golf with Joy’s friend and before they knew it, Blake and Joy were discussing their mutual love of travel.
They have big goals of experiencing the world together. They live together with their dog Zabi, an adorable mini golden doodle who was able to take a small part in the wedding day. Joy works as a Senior Sales and Event Partner with a local catering and venue company called Together & Company. Blake works at Scioto Country Club as a manager.
Joy: Changing our plans made the whole day easier to be in each moment. I have been told time and time again couples hardly remember anything from their wedding day because there is so much going on. I am lucky to say that I can remember everything about May 16th. I really like that. I was in the moment at all time and just enjoyed it all. It was so intimate.
Blake: Watching Joy walk down the aisle and saying our vows together.
“All in all, the whole day was better than I thought it ever could be when you have a wedding during Coronavirus. Everything just came together– an amazing photographer who was able to assist us last minute; restaurants opening up so we could go out for dinner, and beautiful weather!!! I think we were very fortunate to get something that many won’t. A very intimate ceremony and dinner that we will remember forever, and then next year we’ll be able to just enjoy a big celebration with ALL of our family and friends,” said Joy.
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Flowers: Madison House Designs @madisonhouseflowers
Dress: B. loved Bridal Boutique @blovedbridal
Cake: Joy’s mom!
Photography: Susanna Tanner Wedding Photography