Covid-19 has changed plans for countless people worldwide, and Joy and Manny were no exception. So many of our couples were forced to postpone their weddings, unsure of what regulations would be in place when their date finally arrived and worried for their guests, but Joy and Manny decided that no plague would be keeping them apart. Downsizing their guest list immensely, so that only their immediate family was in attendance, these two could not wait to be wed.
The morning of, when asked if she was nervous, Joy replied that she wasn’t nervous at all, just incredibly excited and wanted the moment to come quicker. Manny matched her enthusiasm equally, as he had the same response when asked that question as well. The overall tone of the day was one of pure joy, (no pun intended), and everyone was thrilled to have some good news, along with something happy to celebrate, after enduring the dark swirls of everything that has been happening in the country— and the world— lately.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and the ceremony turned out beautifully. White rose petals kissed the hem of her dress as Joy gracefully made her way down the stairs and to the alter, and the look on Manny’s face when he saw her melted our hearts. There wasn’t a dry eye as they exchanged their vows, as Manny’s were just so incredibly sweet, and it was written all over his face how much he truly cared for his bride. After Joy said her vows to him, she surprised everybody with something special: she pulled out the purity ring she had been given as a child and in turn gave it to her groom, informing him that she had been wearing it all these years for him. It had everyone tearing up all over again!
Ever since we met these two, they have been nothing but bright smiles and warm words. It’s no secret that we magically end up with the sweetest couples, but they truly embodied endurance, patience, and absolute delight from the get-go.
Congratulations, Joy and Manny!
Venue: Hotel Parq Central
Photography: Hannah for Maura Jane Photography
Dress: Imani from Luv Bridal
Suit: Parker and Schmidt Clothiers
Florals: Florecita Flowers
Cake: Hotel Parq Central
HMU: Beauty Therapy by Kim