During these unprecedented times, we find ourselves creating new ways to socialize, work, go back to school, and, yes, get married, too. Postponing life celebrations as a norm was simply unheard of back in March. For better or for worse, we are all quite used to it now.
When the pandemic reached us earlier this year, it was very startling. Schools closed, companies transitioned the way they do business, everyone became Zoom experts, we no longer visited our friends and family in person and weddings as we traditionally knew them went away. This time has forced us to take a deep breath and re-imagine what’s ahead.
At ONE North Broad, our phone started ringing off the hook back in March as our couples began thinking about their wedding plans. Should we cancel? Can we postpone? What is the best way to move forward? Our answer was that we will move forward together. We promised to work as a team to make weddings happen with a new vision. We vowed to couple our decades of special events experience with new, safe protocols and assure extraordinary new weddings.
What does that look like? Well, it looks a bit different for everyone. Every event we produce is always individual and tailored to each couple’s vision. Many couples have found that their visions may have changed a bit. They are not comfortable gathering in large groups just yet. While celebrating surrounded by everyone they love is so important, it is more important to our couples to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy.
In many cases, couples’ visions have changed to include more intimate ceremonies and receptions. Still for some, a small, intimate micro-wedding was the plan all along! Recently, we were honored to host an intimate elopement-style wedding ceremony. Catalina and Edgar invited just a dozen guests to be present with them on site. We arranged physically distanced seating, everyone donned masks, a friend queued up a musical playlist for the processional and recessional, and Carina and Amanda from Love Me Do Photography photographed, video-recorded and live-streamed the wedding. Edgar was poised at the front of Corinthian Hall, Catalina walked down the silk rose-petaled aisle, and it was magical. Everything went off without a hitch – sweet, intimate, safe, special and very memorable.
At ONE North Broad, we are committed to hosting your wedding, but only in the safest and most responsible manner possible. We follow best practices as determined by the CDC and both state and local public health departments.
Our facilities and event staff pay attention to every detail and will hold your hand from concept to execution, including:
- Pre-event guest communication
- Onsite signage
- Impeccable cleaning and sanitizing
- Hand sanitizer and mask stations
- And more!
If you are interested in learning about our intimate elopement packages, please contact us today for more information!