Wanting to plan the perfect zoom wedding, but still wanting to include your dearest loved ones in the day? You’ve come to the right place because Stephanie + Justen’s Amangiri elopement is a stunning blend of breathtaking views, trendy style and intimate moments between guests near and far. It’s what a lot of weddings are looking like these days, so, if you’re trying to navigate wedding planning right now, just know you’re not alone! It can seem daunting, but that’s where S + J’s superstar design team, Mae & Co. Creative comes in to help:
In addition to designing and styling this Amangiri elopement, we loved planning all of the nuanced timing and events throughout the day. We helped the couple set up a Zoom experience that invited loved ones to not only watch but also participate in the elopement. We set up iPhones, tripods, and microphones to make sure guests were virtually present to experience every moment – from listening to the swells of live music as Stephanie walked down the aisle to chiming in to give a toast from the comfort of their own homes, we loved being able to create connections between our couple and their guests, both near and far.
Are you ready to see Laurken Kendall‘s beautiful images, and learn top tips to help you plan the perfect wedding during Covid? If that’s a yes, then let’s scroll on!
3 Tips to Plan the Perfect Zoom Wedding
Tip #1: Release Your Expectations
Planning a wedding at any time can be a high-stress situation, but planning during a pandemic can add an even deeper level of anxiety. S + J’s planners want to remind couples what is truly important about the wedding day:
This is an unprecedented time, for sure, but remember that regardless of what does or doesn’t go according to plan – you are marrying the love of your life and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters. So be flexible and revel in the uncertainties – they will make your day that much more memorable.
Desert Elopement Wedding Dress
S wow’d in the most spectacular floral wedding dress with sleeves and appliques. It adds such beautiful texture to the neutral wedding day decor. Shop some more applique wedding gowns below:
Loving these His and Her face masks! Whether you want to go over the top, or keep things simple, here’s a list of more face masks to wear on your wedding day.
Ceremony Arch With Pampas Grass + Dried Palms
Color Theory Design created the perfect neutral backdrop to add some fun floral to the arid desert setting.
Tip #2: There’s No Time Limit On Your Wedding
If you want a lot of people at your wedding, you deserve that. So postpone. Or head over the courthouse and have a civil ceremony and then throw a huge party the following year. There’s no time limit on your wedding day so make sure you’re considering what’s important to you and then wait if you need to wait. I know it’s hard but if having all your friends and family around makes your heart sing… you deserve to have that.
How to Plan the Perfect Zoom Wedding With Wedfuly
S + J used Wedfuly to set up their virtual live stream on wedding day. With multiple cameras and microphones, they were able to capture special moments from the ceremony intro music to the last dance of the reception. See more about How to Livestream Your Wedding Day here!
S was bohemian bridal perfection on wedding day with Sara Ajdahim hair and makeup. Her gorgeous waves complement her stunning train beautifully!
Tip #3: Remember This Is YOUR Day
Remember this is YOUR DAY. Even if there’s only 20 people, feel free to go all out. It’s still just as special and it’s still just as meaningful. You don’t have to skimp on details or music or flowers just cause your guest count is small – if anything, this should be the perfect time to go big on the details since you’re going smaller on the guest count.
Plan the Perfect Zoom Wedding Reception
FWR Rental Haus brought in sleek rentals like all white tables and seating, and textured and natural table top rentals.
Loving the mix of textures in the tablescapes!!
S + J brought in so many fun, interactive moments to their reception, including Talia Koval to create a live painting. It just proves the point that you don’t have to sacrifice the fun and personalized moments even though you have a smaller guest list.
Congratulations Stephanie and Justen! We’re sure your dreamy desert elopement will help other couples as they navigate how to plan the perfect Zoom wedding day. The GWS team is wishing you both the very best that married life has to offer!
photography: Laurken Kendall // venue name: Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah, USA // event design: Mae&Co Creative // planning: Mae&Co Creative // florals: Color Theory Design // hair stylist: Sara Ajdahim // makeup artist: Sara Ajdahim // videography: Stanton Giles // specialty rentals: FWR Rental Haus // music: Skylight City String Quartet // live painter: Talia Koval // zoom ceremony: Wedfuly