Planning a wedding is fun and stressful at the same time. There’s so many details to organize and vendors to book. A guest list to finalize and of course there’s always the big decision of picking out the right gown. The last thing any couple wants to deal with… is having to move the wedding date! This pandemic has caused so much stress and worry for everyone and a lot of couples have had to make arrangements for pushing back their weddings or just having a small ceremony and having the full wedding and/or reception at a later date.
That’s exactly what Becky and Bradley decided to do. They decided to still have a small ceremony with just their immediate family and then have their full wedding at a later date. I have to tell ya, small and intimate ceremonies are so dang sweet. It’s quiet and just the absolute closest people in your life are in the room. It’s so amazing to be a part of. The wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and then after a few quick family formals there was a surprise for Becky and Bradley waiting for them.
Since their bridal party and a bunch of family and friends couldn’t make the wedding, they all decided to plan a surprise parade to drive by as Becky and Bradley were walking out of the church. I was in on this surprise and I told them that even though there wasn’t a large crowd to walk out to, we still needed to get the “coming out of the church” photo. When they were walking out of the doors, they heard sirens and then saw all the cars and trucks lined up. It was so much fun! Becky’s brother couldn’t make the wedding and we were Facetiming in him during the ceremony and we kept him on the phone longer so he could see the parade too!
After a few bride and groom portraits and Fort Kaskaskia and the Pierre Menard Home, Becky and Bradley ended the evening at Becky’s parents house with a dinner with their families. They are hoping that they’ll get to have their full wedding in September but with Covid-19 who knows if that’ll be able to happen or not. No matter what, though, Becky and Bradley are officially married and one day they’ll get to have the full celebration that they deserve. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Gielow!