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Cape Cod Micro-Wedding | Osterville, Massachusetts

Private Residence – May 31, 2020 |

Katie and Nick were scheduled to get married on June 27th on the Cape, and then the pandemic hit and upended every aspect of their plans. Like many 2020 couples, they were forced to re-imagine their large wedding and decide whether to postpone entirely to 2021 or downsize their original plans. They decided to hold their ceremony this year and postpone the party until it’s hopefully safe to gather in large groups next summer. As a result, they joked about the various “anniversaries” they now have:

  • May 31, 2020 – when they said “I do” in front of their immediate families
  • June 27, 2020 – their original wedding date that’s engraved on their wedding bands
  • June 5, 2021 – when they hit the dance floor with all of their family and friends

When planning for their intimate Sunday evening wedding, Katie made a great point that shifted my own thinking. I initially thought they’d just want me to show up for the ceremony and document the exchange of vows and rings and their first kiss. When we were chatting about the details, Katie said, “let’s do all the ‘normal’ getting ready shot, family photos, and whatnot, since we don’t know what next year will bring.” She made an excellent point. If anything, this pandemic has taught me not to take anything for granted. Who knows what 2021 will bring. While many couples are postponing their big celebrations to next year, we hope those will be allowed to happen. But we just don’t know. By “doing it right”, Katie and Nick now have a full gallery of getting ready shots, family portraits, and couple portraits to look back on regardless of what happens next year.

This was my first micro-wedding, and I’m absolutely hooked. It was stress-free, had an emphasis on the most important details, and truly encompassed what weddings are about: the ones you love the most.

Nick informed me that I’ve “peaked” with this shot, and it’s all down his from here.
Cheers to Katie + Nick!

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