Blair and Nick are living proof that #LoveIsNotCanceled. After a year of planning their wedding for June of 2020 at Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland, they had to pivot and reassess. Their first plan was to elope at the Rose Garden on their original wedding date. However, life keeps us on our toes, and the week of their ceremony they learned that the Rose Garden closed due to aggressive turkey (I know, it’s laughable, but true!) 😉 At this point, they doubled down on getting married – and with help from their great planner McKenna Bochy they decided to have their ceremony at Brothers and Sisters Flower Shop in Oakland with all their friends and family watching via Zoom. It was the perfectly picturesque setting for an enchanted urban garden ceremony, and we were so honored to be a part of it.
“Finding ways to make the ceremony unique also helped confirm that this was the right decision for us! We thought of the Zoom ceremony as a super-condensed wedding – we were able to incorporate a first dance, a champagne toast, and a cupcake smash which helped make it feel even more special. We also created a shared album for guests to drop photos & screenshots into. it’s a really cool snapshot of the day and of all the ways our community showed up for us – definitely not something any of us will soon forget!”
“The first glance at the Zoom screen was overwhelming! We were really afraid of missing out on feeling the outpouring of love from our community, but it absolutely came through the screen! It also allowed us to record the full ceremony (including our guests’ reactions!) in a way that we wouldn’t have had otherwise. We’ve already gone back and watched the ceremony multiple times!”