Technology Helped This Bride's Parents Celebrate With Them

Monday, September 28, 2020 Corolla, North Carolina

Jin and Jon fell in love and decided to get married on the beautiful barrier islands of the Outer Banks. After planning for over 10 months, COVID-19 happened. Less than 30 days before their wedding, the couple and their wedding coordinator Coastyle Weddings & Events had to make what felt like hundreds of last minute changes for their special day at The Currituck Club -- everything from dropping the guest count to meet state restrictions, making separate dinner reservations for guests who had already made plans to come to the wedding but had to be excluded from the altered guest count, changing vendor orders, to reorganizing socially-distanced layouts. Yet in spite of it all, Jin and Jon handled it with grace and kept their focus on what the wedding day really meant: two lives joining together in love.

One of the most heartbreaking parts about their COVID-affected wedding was international travel restrictions. Because Jin is from Korea, her parents were unable to attend in person due to their not being able to travel. Technology came to the rescue to help still make it a special moment by including them with a livestream video for the bride's parents. Jin's brother (who was able to attend) also included them in his very heartwarming speech during the reception and danced with his sister in their father's stead. Though it didn't pan out exactly how the couple had envisioned, Jin and Jon certainly had a beautiful and unforgettable wedding story to share for years to come all captured by Missy Loves Jerry. We especially love the wedding party's color-coordinating and practical face masks, their joy-filled captures, and gorgeous floral chandelier that beautifies their outdoor pagoda space with plenty of open air. Love is never canceled even in a pandemic!

Intimate COVID affected wedding with bridesmaids and groomsmen in matching face masks at the Currituck Club in Outer Banks
Unique fishing inspired alternative groom boutonniere with feather and a fishing lure
Bride getting ready with her bridesman moment for COVID wedding day in Outer Banks
Outdoor waterside wedding at Currituck Club in Outer Banks during COVID for a socially distanced celebration on Virginia wedding blog
Simple and lovely wedding ceremony arch with greenery and draping for elegant COVID wedding in Outer Banks
Romantic COVID affected wedding at the Currituck Club in Outer Banks with bride and groom celebrating their wedding vows
Small low wedding flower centerpiece with orchids and roses surrounded by clear acrylic table number and metallic gold candle votives
Bride wearing a long braided ponytail with flowers in it and a long lace fitted dress with short sleeves for COVID wedding day
Wedding reception decor with white ceiling draping and a floral chandelier at Currituck Club wedding in Outer Banks
Sweet moment between bride and groom after their wedding ceremony at Currituck Club on Virginia wedding blog
Green and white color themed COVID wedding at Currituck Club in Outer Banks on Virginia wedding blog
All white wedding bouquet with peonies and lilies for classic COVID affected wedding in North Carolina
Semi naked frosted three tiered wedding cake with large peonies and edible gold flakes
Wedding reception decor with white ceiling draping and a floral chandelier at Currituck Club wedding in Outer Banks
Intimate COVID affected wedding with bride and groom at the Currituck Club in Outer Banks
Semi naked frosted three tiered wedding cake with large peonies and edible gold flakes
Sweet moment between bride and groom at their wedding reception at Currituck Club in Outer Banks

VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: Missy Loves Jerry | Venue & Catering: The Currituck Club | Event Coordination: Coastyle Weddings & Events | Florals & Lighting: Sugar Snap Events | Hair & Makeup: Lovies Salon & Spa | Videography: Heart's Home Films | Entertainment: Jeremy Russell Music | Rentals: Ocean Atlantic Event Rentals | Cake: Patty Bakes A Lot | Transportation: Corolla Trolley | Bride's Gown & Veil: White Swan Bridal | Bridesmaid Attire: Birdy Grey | Bridesmen Attire: Macy's | Groom's & Groomsmen Attire: Indochino | Bride's Earrings: Swarovski | Groom's Shoes: Nunn Bush | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Wedding Rings: Everett Jewelers | Groomsmen Suspenders: Suspender Store


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