“Figure out a path forward.” This has been my mantra these past eight months, against the backdrop of an unrelenting global pandemic as well as a raucous geo-political climate. Amidst this chaos, life goes on, as it must; for any semblance of normalcy that would give us hope that brighter days are just ahead, is essential not only for our own mental health, but for humankind as well.
Irene & Cory are two such individuals who have figured out their paths forward, together. With their wedding plans dashed this year, like so many others, they opted for a smaller, intimate ceremony with their immediate family instead. Huddled under a tent (safely distanced, of course) on the gorgeous grounds of Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Irene & Cory poured tea for their parents, and exchanged their vows under a make-shift chuppah, in honor of their respective blended cultures. In a year which has been filled with uncertainty, there is one thing of which I am certain: these two absolutely did everything the right way. Not only was their celebration beautiful and heartfelt for everyone in attendance, it was done with the utmost regard for everyone’s health & safety. With COVID-fatigue setting in for most folks around the world, it was incredibly refreshing to watch these folks have their cake and eat it too – and nobody got COVID as a result :). We can’t wait to see what life has in store for these two, and wish wish these two a lifetime of love, health, and happiness :).