We photographed Jenny's sister's wedding 6 years ago, so when her mom called me for this one, we were thrilled! She told me over the phone, "we're not getting married without Amy," and that warmed my heart and made my day! A lot has changed in the world between the two weddings, and the family had to make some decisions due to Covid. Not only did they decide to change dates, they changed cities!
Due to the Covid pandemic, Natalie and Jake had to make a lot of changes during the planning of their Memphis wedding. They changed the venue, shortened the guest list, and let go of a lot of details. "Pivot" has definitely earned its place as the word of 2020! But one thing they didn't give up on was style.
The pandemic certainly has changed a lot of the way we live our lives these days. I know I'm not telling you anything you don't already know. Businesses all over the world have had to change and adapt, including ours. I may be a little biased, but I think engaged couples, along with high school Seniors, have had to endure the biggest bummers that this year has brought. They have had to plan and celebrate experiences that only come once in a lifetime, in a year of restrictions so heavy that they are sometimes hard to bear. And yet, they all continue to surprise me by not only making the best of current circumstances, but turning this year into something never to be forgotten. Not for all the bad things, but because of all the good.
When Covid-19 hit, Tennison and Shea considered many different options for their wedding, which was originally scheduled right in the middle of what turned out to be a quarantine. In the end, they decided that they weren't going to let a global pandemic keep them apart. They went ahead with their originally scheduled wedding, but with lots of unique changes. We are so glad they did! Ed and I agree that their wedding day was even more special due to the circumstances. They will definitely never forget it!