Over the past year, the amount of elopements and private ceremonies has skyrocketed as people have adapted their wedding plans due to Covid. Though the circumstances that have led couples to make this decision is deeply upsetting in every way imaginable, many couples love for each other and desire to move forward with their union brings bursts of joy and love into this difficult time. A private courthouse ceremony, masked backyard weddings with family, and intimate elopements are how many couples have decided to wed while making sure their loved ones are safe and healthy, and some plan for full sized party weddings in the future when gathering together is deemed safe again.
With pressures and formalities lowered and fewer feeling the need to lean into traditions, many choosing to wed in private are able to explore ways to make their nuptials their own. Location, attire, details, and how they celebrate is totally left up to whatever the couple, and only the couple, wants. Casual, or formal, glittery, or simple. A picnic? A cabin? When it's just you and your fiancé, your private wedding can truly be a day of all of your favorite things.
This series was created to show how one could style a winter bridal look for a private courthouse wedding. Since many are still planning to have a large wedding when the time is right, the remaining budget may be small for the day they legally marry. Featuring an inexpensive cream colored dress, handmade statement earrings, an heirloom engagement ring, a vintage-find coat, and a single beautiful bouquet with the brides favorite blooms spilling over, couples can quickly and efficiently put together a chic and unique wedding look to fit their personal aesthetic without ever stepping into a wedding boutique or breaking the bank.