Thomas & Jing’s COVID Elopement

If anything, this year has been far from ordinary as it pertains to weddings. And yet love still goes on. People get married however and in whatever fashion they can. And in some ways, seeing the resilience of love continuing on in the midst of a shut-down world is somehow inspiring. It reminds us that despite all, love is the greatest of all.

from the photographer: “Is there anything that can challenge that love? As the wedding industry continues to adjust to the effects of COVID-19, Jing & Thomas stuck with their plans. Not those of having a wedding for the ages with family attending from all around the world, but to their promise to one another. Love is not canceled… It begins with two! This elopement was one of few at the time to happen as most couples had already begun making plans for 2021. They had a totally virtual ceremony for all family and loved ones, making it just the two of them, myself, and the JP [Justice of the Peace]. I’m so grateful to have been able to document this truly intimate affair, no mater how small!”

How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another?
We met at a cafe downtown. We bought a cake and shared it together. It was great.
Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship!
We miscalculated the length of time we needed to drive to our engagement photo shoot area and so we had to race against time to get there. Since it was already dark, we had to pose in near complete darkness and could barely see each other or the photographer.

Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning.
The wedding was canceled due to coronavirus and we had to elope with just the wedding planner and Greg.
Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day?
We zoomed them into our wedding.

What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another?
We can spend a lot of time together without getting sick of one another.
What is your favorite thing about each other?
Making each other laugh.
What was your favorite part about planning your wedding?
Meeting our wedding planner and photographer.

If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?
Get wedding insurance (and cancellation).
What is the most honest thing you can say about love?
It’s not a sprint, but a marathon.

Photographer: Greg Lewis / Venue: Canal Dock Boathouse / Stylist / Planner / Designer: Creative Concepts By Lisa / Floral Designer: Bethany Florist / Cake Designer: J-Cakes / Makeup Artist: Jing (bride) / Hair Stylist: Jing (bride) / Film Lab: The Find Lab


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