Safety has been one of the biggest trends during 2020. With the state opening and closing and continually changing the protocols for different events, it has been one stressful and tiring year. However, that didn’t stop Jamie and David from creating their perfect day full of love and celebration for themselves and their guests.
Jamie and David wanted a wedding that genuinely represented their different lives coming together to be one. Their wedding colors were each of their favorite colors, purple and teal. Jamie’s bouquet was made of paper flowers constructed from a manga of their favorite video game, Persona 5. Instead of guest clinking their glasses together to see the happy couple kiss, they rolled a 20-sided DnD die to see if they would kiss or the guest had to do a specific activity. No detail was too small to make sure that Jamie and David had a wedding that was 100% uniquely theirs.
The ceremony took place at Morsches Park in Columbia City in front of a pond. The pond was a perfect match to their teal wedding color and made for a gorgeous backdrop to their small intimate ceremony of about 30 of their closest friends and family. A close friend, Sam Pray, officiated and closed the event with a paint ceremony. The happy couple then took an hour or so break back at their house to celebrate with their bridal party before heading to their reception at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
The reception brought out all the stops with the same sparkle and bright coloring as the ceremony. A purple drip cutting cake was set upon the head table with three teal macaroons from For Goodness Cakes. Every table was adorned with a teal or purple runner on a black table cloth. The centerpieces were rotated between a tall empire vase with a feathered focal point or a silver charger with two small vases filled with water beads.
The most impressive part of Jamie and Hoot’s wedding came from the safety precautions taken. Each table was socially distanced and seated six people rather than the traditional eight. They also required and enforced that masks be worn the entire time except for eating. They even provided small colored clothespins to determine the comfort level of different guests. If you wore green clothespins, you were okay with hugs and touching, while a blue pin meant you were only comfortable talking. The precautions made it, so those at a higher risk felt comfortable coming to celebrate Jamie and David’s love and union.
Jamie and David care so much for those around them, and it is obvious they are completely and totally in love with one another. I look forward to seeing how they continue to grow together.
Special thanks to Catlin Humes Photography for all the beautiful pictures!