“It is my honor to introduce to you today for the very first time, Mr and Mrs Jordan Bell” 🔔
A little under FIVE months ago, the world was a dramatically different place, and we were living in a different reality, blissfully oblivious to what was coming our way.
Despite the global pandemic we are witnessing, we should all feel grateful for the little things that matter the most: the love of our family and friends, and an appreciation of how much they mean to us.
At times like this, in the midst of what would have been peak wedding season, I can’t help but think of the many brides who have been deeply disappointed and impacted by the potential postponement of their weddings.
One being a dear friend of mine, Lisa. The uncertainty and unknown would continue to kill her day by day. And I had absolutely no words to comfort her.
Hours, Days, Weeks, Months went by and Covid had no plans to exit anytime soon. So that’s when things needed to change and decisions needed to be made.
I knew Lisa had her heart set on getting married this July, but what 2020 bride wouldn’t? You’ve spent the last x amount of years with your significant other and all the countless hours, preplanning and organizing you put into making the day so special.
So fast forward to May, the day I got a call from sweet Lisa Ann, telling me the wedding WILL GO ON with or without Covid. But big plans were changing. And happening quickly.
My role of Maid of Honor was still in place, but we were shy of two months before the big day. And some added requests were needed from me 😉
The obvious task of doing some of the girls hair, pampering Lisa that morning of, checking in to make sure she was eating and drinking lots of fluids, oh but the most important role like ever…. GETTING HER AND JORDAN MARRIED!!!!
NO PRESSURE LISA 🤣
I almost shit my pants that she trusted me enough to not EFF up the most important day of her life. It’s something clearly I had never done, or even remotely ever thought about doing, but there I was getting certified to be her Minister, because how do you say no to someone who you’ve known practically your whole life.
To even put into words the emotions and thoughts that crossed my mind minutes before walking down that isle, wouldn’t even cover it.
Butterflies | Nausea | Excitement | Happiness
But the moment that Jordan stood next to me and we saw Lisa walking down so READY and excited to meet us up there, I knew I was right where I needed to be for her and Jordan.
I’m so privileged to have been able to do this for them. A service under 10 minutes all of which was to celebrate YOU TWO AS ONE. As we continue to walk through unknown territory in the coming weeks, your love will only grow stronger.
Please know that I will never forget this for the rest of my life. I’ve done some pretty cool shit in my life but this was the topping. Thank you Lisa and Jordan for this unforgettable moment.
If there’s one thing I’m certain about, love concours ALL.
I am exiting today’s post with sending so much love to each and every one of the Brides affected this years. Whether you’re like Lisa and do it this year or postpone it to 2021, you WILL figure out what’s best for you and your loved ones. There’s no right or wrong answer. If you’re not there yet, just squeeze your fiance’s hand tighter. Make every kiss count. Lean into him or her. Acknowledge the fact that this card we’ve been dealt isn’t fair, but also acknowledge how freaking lucky you are to have found someone you love enough that you want to spend your entire life with them. We still have so much to be grateful for.
Venue: Jordan’s Dad North East Property
Photographer: Robert Frank
Lisa’s Dress: Bridal Elegance
Jordan’s Suit: Mens Warehouse
Hair: Bei Capelli Hair Studio
Officiant Dress: SHEIN