When they contacted me and I saw "Cafe Cortina" I did flips I was so happy. Cafe Cortina is an upscale restaurant in Farmington and has the most beautiful patio, award winning food and superior staff. It is always a pleasure to perform a wedding at Cafe Cortina.
Surrounded by their closest friends and family they shared their own sweet and funny vows and united in marriage to continue their life long friendship.
It was a joy and pleasure to stand with you on your wedding day.
Covid has turned our lives upside down. Let me talk specifically about how it has effected couples looking to get married.
Many couples have had to postpone, reschedule and put on hold their wedding plans. And some couples have done this more than once now.
If you are feeling sad, confused, frustrated and downright depressed and upset...you are not alone and your feelings are allowed and valid.
I repeat...Your feelings are allowed and valid
Planning your wedding takes a whole lot of time, effort and money and having to set those plans on hold, only to replan and then maybe even replan again is nothing anyone of us could plan for, neither couples planning a wedding and those of us in the wedding industry.
To the couples who have weddings planned for 2021 and are wondering and thinking, I really hope we can still have our wedding, I've got one bit of advice for you. Hire a wedding planner now. Get someone on your side now who is experienced in handling all things wedding and can relieve some stress for you. They can assist you in current covid gathering guidelines and help you with any replanning or postponing or pairing down of your wedding necessary.
I understand a wedding planner may not be in your budget, if this is the case let's sort out a few things.
Having been married 20 years ago myself, if I try to put myself in the shoes of today's couples I think I would want to get married now and party later. I would plan an intimate ceremony now with my parents and siblings and zoom it. Then, I would plan for a big reception only event for next year or later. But that's me, and what is important is that you do what is right for YOU! Again, there is no right or wrong answer's only your answer.
Please reach out to me if I can be of any help to you, even if it's just for you to vent your frustrations, I'll listen.
In Michigan it was -9 degrees when I took my son to school this morning. It's now a balmy 14 degrees and guess what...I'm still doing signings and elopements outdoors!
Why you might ask?
Love stories are my passion