Maria and Thomas’s Socially Distanced Wedding

Maria and Thomas’s socially distanced wedding was magical, complete with sparklers! The bride and groom were high school sweethearts. Maria went to college in Maryland, where she started her own personal training company, and Thomas was at Villanova, preparing for the Navy. The two got engaged during their senior year and planned a big fourth of July wedding with a ceremony at their alma mater and a gorgeous vineyard reception. COVID-19 hit and altered their plans slightly with a smaller guest list, masks and a socially distanced wedding.

From the bride: “Our wedding was perfect! We were so afraid for so long that the virus would prevent us from having our special day. We were told only three weeks out that our original date would work after getting approval for 50% capacity by the county executives’ office! Luckily for us, we had done most of the planning prior to COVID-19. This made the process of finalizing things much easier once we were finally told we could still get married on the Fourth of July. Our ceremony and reception venues were willing to work with us to try to make the day as normal as possible, while ensuring everyone’s safety. In terms of color palette, we went for more neutral tones, such as shades of taupe and gray.”

From the bride: “Our centerpieces contained a few white candles, which ranged in size, along with ¬†florals and very modern looking table numbers. The table numbers and guestbook signs were handmade by my Aunt Debbie (Debbie’s Designs), which made them even more special. The altar flowers were repurposed at the reception venue. They were put on the floor in front of our sweetheart table to give it some life. I like a simple and clean look so the candles and flower arrangements were perfect.”

Shoes: A Bidda Bling//Caterer: Carriage House Inn//Event Planner: Lauren Baldwin//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Debbie’s Designs//Beauty: Jewel Rossi//Cake Designer: SugarBakers Cakes//Floral Designer: Fiddlestix Florals//DJ: DJ Versatility//Dress Store: Garnish Boutique//Dress Designer: Martina Liana//Reception Venue: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery//Cinema and Video: DP Weddings//Photographer: Alex Krall Photography