Catie & Patrick were originally supposed to get married in Kansas City tomorrow, May 16th. However, like so many other couples, their plans were completely changed by the coronavirus. Instead of a big wedding in Kansas, they ended up having an intimate wedding in their current city of Columbus, Ohio a couple of weeks ago. Per the requirements, there were only 10 people (including myself and the priest) inside of the Church, and they ended the day with a small backyard picnic with the same 10 people.
While it was a different wedding than they had planned, Catie & Patrick’s joy could not be contained and a pandemic was not about to stop them from having the most beautiful wedding day.
One of the best parts of the day was when Catie & Patrick walked out of the church doors to be completely surprised by dozens of friends and family waiting for them in the parking lot (some of whom had driven over 3 hours to come). There were streamers and balloons, confetti, and handmade posters, and a huge chalk-drawn congratulations on the ground of the parking lot. While social distancing, the crowd cheered for the newlyweds as they walked across the parking lot. As they got back to the front, someone turned on their first dance song and they spontaneously had their first dance right there. Queue all the tears.
Congratulations Catie & Patrick! I am SO happy for you two and so grateful I was able to capture these precious memories for you.
Catie wore the cultured pearl necklace that her Grandfather had gifted her Grandmother on their wedding day years ago. Isn’t that the sweetest thing?
You can’t get ready for your wedding without your girls and for Catie, that meant a zoom call with her bridesmaids.