Couple Hannah and Justin are the perfect example of a couple that rolls with the punches — and don’t let a little thing like a global pandemic spoil their joy. 

This sweet couple has been together for 10 years. Like so many others, they decided to postpone their original April wedding date, and they re-booked Maryland’s DJ for 2021.

But why wait another whole year when they could tie the knot in style with a small party of family and friends? And when they learned that we were offering minimony packages, that sealed the deal. 

Photo by Costola Photography

Hannah and Justin just didn’t want to wait any longer. And after a decade together, who can blame them? A July minimony was the solution, with a full-blown wedding on the books for next year.

Although we’ve been confident in the minimony model, this was the first one that we’ve attended in person. So we were excited to see how it would play out. And we couldn’t have been more pleased. Hannah and Justin’s Antrim 1844 wedding proved that the smaller scale of a minimony can still be just as special as a big event. 

Photo by Costola Photography

Antrim’s in-house wedding coordinator, Katie Coon, ensured that the day went well from start to finish. 

The ceremony took place outdoors in the English Rose Garden under the white wedding arch. Hannah entered the ceremony site to a piano cover of Scotty McCreery’s This is It. Since this venue usually has a capacity of several hundred, there was plenty of room in the lawn for the couple’s 25 guests to stay safely distanced from each other.

Photo by Costola Photography

After the ceremony, the party moved inside to escape the July humidity. Katie left plenty of space between each table, so there was room for guests to move around without getting too close. 

Photo by Costola Photography

Hannah and Justin enjoyed their first dance together in the venue’s glass enclosed pavilion, followed by the traditional father/daughter and mother/son dances. After cocktails and cake, the couple went back outside with photographers Andie and Tony from Costola Photography for lots of pictures on Antrim 1844’s beautiful grounds.

Photo by Costola Photography

While this wasn’t the wedding Hannah and Justin had originally planned, it was a beautiful summer day and a joyful celebration of love. After seeing how gorgeous it was, we’re more confident than ever that a minimony is a great solution for 2020 couples. Hannah and Justin will always remember their intimate summer afternoon at Antrim 1844, and they’ll still be able to have a big party when it’s safe for everyone to get together again.

If you’re on the fence about a 2020 micro wedding or minimony, we’d love to hear from you. We offer DJ packages for these smaller ceremonies, and we can also customize them to fit your vision. Fill out our online form to get started.

Published on:

Tuesday, August 4, 2020