How to have a wedding at home: I wanted to share this intimate wedding in light of COVID-19 reschedules because it’s a tale of not having the wedding you set out to intend. Scaling back, sharing it with intimate friends, and sharing love in times of crisis. <3

Alan and Jules met the way all couples meet; he was a blacksmith at a Renaissance festival and Jules’s mom is outgoing and bubbly and chatted him up, which ended up working out quite nicely after all.

Jules and Alan were set to be married when Jules found out she had stage 4 cancer. Since she had to start chemo immediately, they had only 6 weeks to plan their new wedding date from her diagnosis.

They scaled back their 150 guest wedding to 45 of their most intimate friends and family members and Jules & Alan’s wedding was to place in her parents backyard. Jules and Alana’s wedding was featured in a 2017 article of Baltimore Bride and she wrote a bit about her day and I wanted to share it with you because it perfectly sums it up:

Our wedding was not the one we had originally planned—it was better. There were many unforeseen circumstances, but that one happy day was worth it. We got to be there in a place we love with our closest family and friends, dancing, crying happy tears, and smiling through the night. I have never felt more sincere kindness than in the people that helped us make it happen, and the expressions of love conveyed throughout the ceremony and reception were nothing short of the magic we were hoping for. It was truly enchanting.

Florist: Crimson and Clover
Cake/Desserts: Patisserie Poupon
Band: Hot Club of Baltimore
Catering: Linwoods