This Virginia elopement is a powerful celebration of love
Andrea & Patrick streamed a simple and sweet virtual wedding at home this year, in the midst of the pandemic and the movement on Black Lives Matter. They had a lovely day, just the two of them and their pup, full of meaning and love. Andrea is a registered nurse, and Patrick a former nurse, so they made the decision to celebrate without their families and friends physically present, but that didn’t stop them from having a magical day. She says, “It was a tough decision, but the safest one we felt for our situation. The simplicity allowed for us to celebrate a quaint joining of hearts in a home we hope to keep for many years to come. We are ultimately just grateful to have the support of our loved ones at this time, and couldn’t bear the risk of jeopardizing their health and welfare for what we felt would be a glorified party.”
See below for their lovely and empowering day, as captured by Mackenzie Scurlock…
“Our engagement was simple and sweet. We were home, lounging on the couch one evening and he began getting awkward and fidgety. We’d talked marriage previously, so we both knew it was the obvious next step for us. Then he started with mushy talk and before I knew it, he nervously got on one knee and popped the question. It was low-key, sweet, and from the heart. Roman was very excited to lock down his dog-dad.”
How cute are they?!
A sweet lil cake cutting, just the two of them.
They ended their day with a trip to the defaced Confederate monument of Robert E. Lee, to celebrate the movement towards diversity and love for all. These photos give us chills.
What a perfect day. Congrats Andrea and Patrick!
Photography: Mackenzie Scurlock | Bride’s suit: Theory | Bouquet & Boutonniere: Vogue Flowers | Engagement ring: Blue Nile and wedding band: Feroks Fine Jewelery | Groom’s ring: Rings by Pristine | Bride’s mask: Ciaomila | Groom’s mask: Reap What You Sew Crafts | Elopement sign: Home Sweet Farmhouse NC | Cake: Three Sweets to the Wind