If you think you can't plan a wedding during COVID, think again!
This family planned two!
From the venue, to wedding catering.
Here is some insight into how it was accomplished.
Imagine planning not one wedding but two during COVID. This family did it, and they did it with style. Meet sisters, Isabell and Cecile. Isabell was married two months after Cecile.
Cecile and Lane were married in the bride’s parents' beautiful yard in September 2020. Isabelle and Riley were married in November 2020 in Alpine, Utah at Knot and Pine.
As their caterer, our event planners worked closely with the bride’s mother to ensure a safe and socially distanced event. Both weddings turned out beautifully and were unique in their own ways.
Cecile and Lane’s wedding was a little easier to plan with it being outdoors. The yard was large and made it easy to place the guest tables 6 feet apart. The ceremony took place on the front porch with guests spread out on the large front yard. They added a rug and some lanterns to the porch with flowers on the posts making it the perfect place to exchange their vows. The bride’s mother set masks on a table at the entrance for anyone that didn’t have one. They served food stations scattered throughout the yard to minimize guests gathering around a buffet waiting for food. They had an appetizer station, street taco station, salad station, and a mashed potato martini station. For dessert they served gelato in four flavors; dark chocolate, mint chocolate chip, lemon, and strawberry.
Isabelle and Riley’s wedding was a little more of a challenge since it was indoors. The key was to find a venue that would work with them on a table layout to socially distance the guests. With COVID regulations, most venues are doing this. They are also providing hand sanitizer at the entrances and signs stating that masks are required. Isabelle and Riley served food at different stations to prevent too much of a crowd in one spot. They served grilled cheese and tomato bisque (one of our favorites!), a salad station with a green salad, pasta, and fruit. They also had an appetizer station with stuffed mushrooms, tri-tip skewers, and stuffed potato skins. For dessert, they served warm apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream and homemade whipped cream. They incorporated a “Starry Night” theme with lots of lights and stars hanging from the ceiling.
At both weddings, a plexiglass shield was placed on the front of each buffet to separate the guests from the food. Have Party Will Travel staff dished up food for the guests while wearing gloves and masks, preventing guests from touching all of the serving utensils.
When sending out the invitations, the times for the guests to arrive were staggered. Family from 6-7 pm, neighbors from 7-8 pm, and friends from 8-9 pm. Of course, some families stayed until the end. Though, staggering times prevented everyone from showing up at the beginning and staying until the end. It allowed for a larger guest count spread throughout the night. This way, the bride and groom were able to celebrate with everyone they wanted on their special day.
This family pulled it off!!!
Two amazing weddings during a pandemic and they did it following all of the guidelines and keeping all of their guests safe. And to top it off, both weddings were stunning. It was a pleasure working with this wonderful family.
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