Alina and Brandon change their plans for a beautiful, spring micro-wedding at Burke Manor in Gibsonville, NC
Alina and Brandon were supposed to have a big manor wedding surrounded by all of their friends and family, but that was before Covid-19. Instead, they opted to postpone the big party just a little longer and have a micro-wedding at their venue. The Burke Manor was so gracious to allow Alina and Brandon to still have their wedding day when they had originally planned, as well as book the venue for next year’s celebration.
While this was the first time I (Josh) had met Alina or Brandon, we had spoken on the phone many times leading up to their wedding as they had questions about planning, shot lists, and just plain because they had never done this before! Then when the pandemic hit and their wedding was pushed to next year and their original date became a micro-wedding, we had even more conversations as we were both entering completely new territory – but that’s what we are here for, to be a resource for our brides. Alina’s other vendors were also extremely gracious. These stunning yellow florals are from our favorite Ever Be Floral and while their hair and makeup team couldn’t join them due to restrictions, they will be there in the spring.
These two were so cute. Normally I spend most of my time photographing the groom, and while I was able to get some amazing photos of him (I mean come on, he cried tears of joy!) I was able to fully immerse myself in the love these two shared in a way I haven’t been able to do in a while.
One thing we have learned during our “new normal” is that it doesn’t take many people to have a full heart. With their parents, their best friends, and their adorable daughter, they said their vows and became a family. That’s really all a wedding takes – two people that love each other and a desire to commit to forever. We are so blessed that we were asked to document these special, sacred moments and we are thrilled to be going back to celebrate with this family next spring.