It’s no secret that 2020 has thrown a few curve balls our way. When news began to spread that Covid-19 was not going away any time soon, and gatherings for the foreseeable future would need to be cancelled, Brittany & Tariq had a decision to make. Do we postpone our 200 person vineyard wedding by another 1-2 years? Or do we find a safe & special way to still say “I Do” in 2020 with our immediate family by our side?
It ended up not being that tough of a decision, as at the end of the day, Brittany & Tariq knew they wanted to get married, be husband and wife, make it official, and they did not want to wait. And so we began to work through alternative plans, and ultimately ended up moving forward with our plan C.
We rented out the Moon Viewing Garden at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, where B&T were able to have an intimate ceremony with 10 of their immediate family members in attendance, and the groom’s best friend as the officiant. B&T exchanged vows with their loved ones by their sides, then spent the afternoon walking through the gardens with Love & Wolves Co. getting every picture-perfect moment, and HiTmaker Films capturing the memories to last a lifetime.
Afterwards, we set up a socially distanced picnic at the Rose Garden in Golden Gate National Park, with beautiful decor by Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals, and custom picnic baskets per guest blanket. Each guest got a B&T monogram mask, hand sanitizer, plastic cutlery + plates, a cloth napkin, plastic glassware, rosé from Gundlach Bundschu (the couples original wedding venue!), boxed water, a brownie from Tartine Bakery, a deli sandwich + snacks, and a custom candle with a picture of the painting below : a surprise from the bride to the groom, of their spirit animals painted as them on their wedding day! It was a magical day, filled with love, laughter, joy, and hope.
Photography : Love & Wolves Co., Videography : HitMaker Films, Beauty : Marisa Perel, Ceremony Venue : SF Botanical Garden, Bridal Attire : LoHo Bride, Dress Designer : Savannah Miller Bridal, Groom’s Bowtie : Brackish, Picnic Rentals : Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals, Floral : Matthew Drewry Baker