Oh the pandemic and how it’s changed things. I kind of feel like a broken record telling you all how much my brides had to change their wedding plans. But it’s so true. Everyone had to make adjustments. Just like Tiffany and Doug.
Tiffany and Doug decided to split their wedding up into two portions. They were married this past October in a beautiful ceremony at the Saint John Evangelical UCC in Fults, Illinois. It’s the church that Doug grew up in. He was also the last baby baptized in that church too. Its’s a small church and doesn’t seat very many but it’s the most charming little church ever. It was flooded back in the flood of ’93 and you can still see the water line on the walls! I think it’s a great metaphor for Tiffany and Doug. That church is still standing in all of the hard times it faced. It overcame what seemed like the worst of days but look at it now. It’s still standing. Tiffany and Doug, like all married couples, will face hard times but they can make it through.
After the ceremony, Tiffany and Doug finished up family formals and we made our way outside to dig up some bourbon. A month before their wedding, they took part in an old southern tradition of burying a bottle of bourbon at the wedding site. Folklore says that this is suppose to ensure no rain on your wedding day. Well, it turns out, whether you believe in the folklore or not, it did NOT rain on their wedding day. In fact, it was probably one of the most beautiful days we had in the fall. I loved that part of their wedding day and it was definitely a first for me to capture.
Hopefully this pandemic will be behind us soon or at least get better managed and Tiffany and Doug can hold their big reception later this year. They did have a nice dinner in Red Bud after their ceremony but I know they’re very much looking forward to celebrating with all of their family and friends. It’ll be close to their one year anniversary and what a celebration it’ll be.