Planning a Golden Hour Wedding in the Middle of a Pandemic

Omar proposed during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, and the original plan was to have a courthouse wedding since Jessica and Omar couldn't have a big celebration. However, after thinking things through, they decided to have a more intimate celebration that included their family. So they found a simple location with an incredible view out over the hills and had their immediate family join them for a golden hour wedding. Jessica planned the whole event in less than a month!

WIth less than ten guests present, this celebration truly felt relaxed and intimate. “We just wanted to focus on the moment”, said Jessica as she looked back on the day, and you could tell how much everyone was soaking in every second of this golden hour wedding. Omar's childhood friend, (also Omar!), was the officiant, and the family rushed in for a group hug after the kiss!

Everything Came Together Perfectly

Jessica went on to say that “The most memorable part for us was that it had stormed the day before and the day of our wedding it was very windy. Yet, when it came time for our ceremony, the wind stopped, the sun was shining, and it was a perfect evening.” I second that! A windy day would’ve made this hilltop golden hour wedding a very different affair. Instead, we got the most mild and beautiful weather. The luscious golden light pouring over the whole wedding party makes these photographs so special. Everyone glowed!

For more golden hour photography, check out this Glowing Mountain Elopement, and if you’re looking for inspiration on how to craft a beautiful intimate wedding celebration, this Glamorous Clifftop Elopement is a great example of how to make something small feel so special.

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