As the pandemic gained ground around the world, it really took a hold of the wedding industry. So much uncertainty and heartbreak. Tesla and Sean wanted to get married but wanted to do a surprise backyard wedding at their venue after they decided it was best to postpone their day. They gathered their wedding party and families at their wedding venue Pine Creek Acres in Pelham under the idea of using what would be their wedding weekend as a way to spend a weekend together. I had suggested doing a small session that night anyway to prove that love is not cancelled and the pandemic couldn’t take away from their happiness. Little did their guests know, that they had invited along their officiant, a family friend, to do a surprise ceremony.
Their friends and family gathered around the pool, enjoying the cool down from the heat on their August day. When their officiant walked in, their reactions to the realization of what was happening was fantastic. Tesla and Sean changed quickly then joined everyone near the creekside as they formally said their vows. Some champagne and toasts from the still stunned group then we actually did take some portraits. We ended our time together in the most appropriate way – jumping into that pool.
I can’t wait to celebrate “for real” one day soon!
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