Emily and Joe’s Late Spring Midwest Quarantine Wedding

Emily and Joe were planning an intimate garden wedding at Emily’s mom’s home. A ceremony on the front lawn, reception under a lighted tent, vintage furniture for seating and décor, a garden full of hostas and flowers and family and friends. But like so many other couples in early 2020, Emily and Joe were facing a major decision that had to be made. They were planning the most important day of their lives and watched as the world around them was shutting down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

But they decided they did not want to wait to get married. They were ready to celebrate their love! Due to the executive orders surrounding the pandemic, Emily and Joe’s in person guest list was quickly reduced to just immediate family – parents and siblings, so they began working on ways for their distanced family and friends to still be a part of their day.

Their videographer, Hoop House Creative, set up a live stream video on Facebook so that family and friends anywhere could view the ceremony and watch as Joe and Emily said “I do.” And thanks to Zoom, distanced family was able to join in on the festivities throughout the entire day and into the evening! Witnessing this togetherness, even though they weren’t physically together, was truly one of the most heartwarming things I’ve ever seen. There were so many moments throughout the day where I just had to choke back the tears!

Congratulations Emily and Joe! 


Photography: Kristen Winkler Photography

Second Photographer: Ashley Solberg Photography

Videography: Hoop House Creative

Florals/Furniture and Décor Rentals: Create A Scene

Music: Blossom Hall and Phillip Cotter

Hair and Makeup: Identity Salon

Cake: Trefzgers

Dress: Luxe Redux Bridal Boutique

Officiant: Ben Hoerr

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