Anna and Ricky’s Wedding at St. Paul Catholic Church in Colorado Springs took place during beginning stages of coronavirus craziness. Their reception was set to be at The Pinery nearby, but coronavirus changed those plans.
Prior to COVID-19, Anna & Ricky had a wedding planned for 126 guests here in Colorado Springs. In a matter of days they went from 126 guests to ten at their wedding. In less than a week this couple had to make tough decisions due to the mandates that came down every few days.
Initially, they had immediate family and friends not able to travel to join. Then gathering sizes were of 10 or less were allowed, so they cut down on their list of guests again. They rescheduled their reception at the Pinery for a later date. They had to find a new source for their florals and put together bouquets on their own. Their honeymoon plans had to be postponed. These are just things I can name off the top of my head and I know there were so many more.
They did livestream their wedding so their guests could celebrate them from afar. There were also multiple FaceTime calls with loved ones throughout the day.
Despite all the frustration and tears and hard choices they faced that week, their wedding day was filled with so much love, joy, and laughter. At the end of the day they became husband and wife and that’s the most important thing. Their wedding may not have looked like what they had been planning and envisioning over the past year, but it’s one that has a memorable story. Plus, they have a relaxed reception with friends and family to look forward too. I’m thankful that I still able to photograph their small ceremony and the moments they had with the people there.
Anna & Ricky’s story was part of a feature Good Morning America did on coronavirus newlyweds. Click here to check it out!
After A & R’s Wedding at St. Paul Catholic Church we drove two minutes down the road for these epic mountain weddings photos!