This is a small, intimate wedding during coronavirus and shows how we can be safe and continue on with life at the same time.
How to have a safe wedding during coronavirus
All of our brides and grooms are dealing with this pandemic and figuring out how to balance safety with normalcy. This is an example of how we can still move on with life without risking the health and safety of the people we love (which is pretty much everyone that you would invite to your wedding). The basic guidelines are:
- Outdoors – Covid19 transmission is 20x more likely indoors
- Physical distancing – keeping groups or pods 6ft apart with smaller headcounts and more space
- Masks – everyone wears a mask so the bride and groom don’t have to
Intimate Wedding Ceremony during Coronvirus
This small and intimate wedding ceremony was coronavirus safe by having it outdoors in front of the beautiful, large cross cutout in the Glenkirk Church’s building design. It was a perfect spot for a safe wedding, during the summer (heat is an enemy of coronavirus) in the middle of the day (near noon).
Here is that beautiful cross cutout in the building’s exterior of the Glenkirk Church in Glendora. It’s a perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony.
Here is a candid wedding photo of our bride laughing before the small ceremony.
And a family friend taking a photo of the bride and groom with family.
Our pastor, Tim Peck, for Glenkirk Church wore a mask, and it didn’t in the least affect his ability to reach and connect to our small group of attendees. This is pastor Tim Peck bringing two souls together in holy matrimony during a pandemic.
The ceremony site was arranged with distanced chairs, but our very small group decided to stand in the shade due to the heat in direct sunlight. This is why a smaller headcount is essential, as it allows for this kind of physical spacing. Note that physical spacing is the actual distance of space, while social distancing is the separation of social groups. There is both, as the different social groups or pods are physically separate from each other.
Here is the traditional exchange of rings during the wedding ceremony.
And the final prayer, with a perfect backdrop for it.
And our bride and groom kiss for the first time as husband and wife!
Glenkirk Church Wedding Photography in Glendora
After the intimate wedding ceremony, we did some quick wedding photography around the grounds of Glenkirk Church. It’s a great spot for wedding photography in Glendora and worked well as the couple had to attend their wedding lunch soon after. I love seeing that a couple can laugh and be happy together. Finding happiness later in life is a beautiful thing.
We came back around to the front of the church to use the large cross as a backdrop for the wedding photos at Glenkirk Church.
And of course we had to use remote lighting to bring out the deep blue of the sunny sky, making the cross that much more dramatic and striking. This is the coolest wedding photo we’ve taken in Glendora for sure.
Small, Intimate Wedding | Coronavirus Safe
This is a great example of how we can be safe, responsible, caring, and somewhat normal in these crazy times. We followed the basic safety guidelines and this couple was able to have an intimate wedding ceremony without putting themselves or their loved ones at risk. They had it in the middle of the day (coronavirus doesn’t like warm sunlight), outdoors (20x less transmission rates), well ventilated because it’s outdoors, physical distancing (groups are 6ft apart), social distancing (groups don’t blend or connect), and everyone wore masks (so that our bride and groom don’t have to). Following these guidelines lets us have something normally risky during a pandemic.
This small outdoors wedding ceremony in Glendora happened at the Glenkirk Church, which has a beautiful, large cross designed into the building exterior. It’s the perfect backdrop for Glendora wedding photography. This intimate wedding during coronavirus shows how we can have a safe wedding during Covid19. Another phrase for this is a micro wedding, which is often a coronavirus-specific package deal for small weddings.