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A Wedding at Home in Brooklyn

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Elizabeth and Kyle originally planned a big spring wedding at Blue Hill Stone Barns. But! When the pandemic hit, they had to call off the party and instead tied the knot in their apartment, with friends and family watching over Zoom. Here, Elizabeth shows us their photos…

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

We got married in our apartment. It was really small and low-key and beautiful.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

We were originally going to get married at Blue Hill Stone Barns, so here’s the original invitation. Bernard Maisner designed it — he’s wonderful and has become a good friend.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

The cake was from Blue Hill, as well.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

I did a mini walk down the aisle — from our bedroom to the living room! I wore my grandmother’s wedding dress, which she had worn in 1953. She’s 97 now. I also wore a watch from my other grandmother and a necklace from my mom, which she had worn at her wedding. It felt really special, like a little piece of them were here. (The headband is by Jennifer Behr, and the shoes are Roger Vivier.)

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Our officiant was our really good friend, Shira Citron; she became ordained for us.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

We did a ceremony and played music, including an instrumental version of Here Comes the Sun.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

The hardest part for sure was not to have my parents and grandmother there. We had a small group on Zoom — our parents, siblings, my grandmother, and one couple that we’re really close with. After the ceremony, we did a toast and my friend gave a really sweet impromptu speech and everybody cried.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Two girlfriends who live in New York came — including my friend Jess Rizzuti, who did our flowers. They stood in our living room and filmed everything for our family.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Afterward, Kyle and I walked around the neighborhood to take some pictures. Our neighborhood — Carroll Gardens — is close knit. So many people have lived here for a really long time and everyone really sweetly got involved. Everyone said it was a bright spot during this hard time.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

We got a pizza from Lucali and ate it on the hood of our car. Our friends decorated it as a surprise and we drove it around the block. Everyone was cheering on the street. It was really fun.

Elizabeth and Kyle's coronavirus wedding

In the end, this little wedding was perfect.


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(Photos by the wonderful Belathée.)

  1. Violeta says...

    I keep coming back to this post, it just hits the spot! It can’t be beat for the sheer elegance, the warmth of family love, the playfulness of the pizza and the red sports car. I feel so happy for this couple! Wishing them a long and happy life together and enjoy the reunion with family again.

  2. Anja says...

    Seeing all the Zoom “guests” all dressed up for the wedding I had something in my eye…

  3. Alyssa Noel says...

    Congrats to the couple! I got married last week and I feel SO grateful our parents were able to come for it. Our living room is nowhere near this picturesque, but we’re lucky enough to live in the mountains, so we did it outdoors. (As a result, our Zoom didn’t work so well, unfortunately.) Here’s hoping all of the Coronacouples get to celebrate with friends and family next year!!!

  4. Kristin says...

    I love that all the Zoom guests got dressed up. So sweet & thoughtful.

    • A says...

      I was going to say the same thing!!! It really touched me to see people in suits on the screen – proud parents and friends <3

      What a sweet day. Thank you for sharing!

    • Kim says...

      I agree – this made me tear up. What a sweet way to honor the occasion.

  5. Hannah James says...

    This is definitely making me think about having a smaller more intimate wedding. I love the White Claw attached to the car XD.

  6. Hilary says...

    I love love LOVE her 1950’s wedding dress. My Nana’s dress from 1950 was lovely, but (eeek!) way too small for me! But it was fun to live vicariously through Elizabeth.

    Also…the White Claw cans on the car. Never were there a more 2020 moment than that. Cracked me up.

  7. margaret says...

    Congratulations! You’re so beautiful, Elizabeth, and Kyle, you’re not so bad yourself! One advantage: You each got almost an entire cake to yourself!

  8. Lynn says...

    I have really enjoyed seeing how creative people are getting with their weddings right now. While it’s terribly sad that people can’t wed the way they want to, I think this is so sweet, intimate, and romantic. Like a little slice of joy in what’s a really grim situation. A friend of mine drove to Las Vegas and did a chapel wedding crawl – it was all live streamed so we could watch at home, they even had Elvis walk them down the aisle. It was so fun to watch and really made for a memorable moment.

  9. Amanda says...

    Love this! I’ve always known I wanted to elope, and after basically a lifetime with my high school sweetheart (we’re 30 now), we’re getting married in a few months on 10/10! We’re renting a cabin up north and having about five close friends come with us for the weekend celebration. Love to see this cute post for inspiration!

  10. I loved this! Simple weddings can be the loveliest. I love how the cake was from Blue Hill even though they couldn’t be there. I also love how the friends took the pictures. The photos really capture the beauty of the day.

  11. Molly says...

    Everything about this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. The apartment (those light blue walls!), the flowers, the cake, the Zoom, the bride & groom, the pizza, the car… Wow! What a lovely day!! Congratulations! xoxo

  12. CEW says...

    I would recommend to anyone to have a private ceremony and a (more) public reception to follow. Best day of my life. The intimacy of the actual I Do and the fun of celebrating with family was just.. utter perfection. I always tell him I want to get married like 10 more times to him. :-)

  13. jeannie says...

    ust beautiful! I love your wedding dress. The whole wedding was so touching and gorgeous.

  14. Rachel says...

    I’m not crying. You’re crying! Everyone dressed up on Zoom got me ?. Congratulations!!!

  15. Kensey says...

    Aw I love the extra special touch of a pizza from Lucali’s :)

  16. I’m not sure why… this post has me in tears. It’s just lovely. Congratulations, you two!!

  17. Lizzie says...

    I loved this post! I oscillate between feeling at peace and also really feeling the loss of postponing our wedding as planned from this August until summer 2021. Things are changing so rapidly we are now remaking our wedding plans for officially marrying this summer for about the 3rd time. Trying to figure out how to make a very small wedding safe and also festive and meaningful. It’s hard and beautiful, the way I’m sure marriage will also be.

  18. Allison says...

    Oh wow, I loved reading this! I too am getting married in my apartment next month after cancelling our May wedding. I’ve always felt it would be something special but now I see how lovely it can be!

  19. Meg says...

    What a beautiful celebration of love, connection and all things sweet. I needed this today. Thank you for sharing your special day.

  20. Kim says...

    I found the restraint in the aesthetics of this wedding- the dress, the cake, the accessories- to be so elegant. A more elaborate ceremony was probably desired, but this was somehow perfect. Congratulations to the happy couple!

  21. Cynthia says...

    Gorgeous wedding from the living room wall color, to the bouquet and flowers on the mantel, to the cake table and pizza. Loved that the bride wore her grandmother’s dress that looks up to date/ vintage. Their friends helped in a challenging situation and really made it special.

  22. Tricia M says...

    I’m so glad they were able to get married, albeit in a very low key but lovely way. It seemed to make it even more special, intimate and it will certainly be especially memorable given the circumstances. What lovely choices for the dress and jewellery too! I wish them well and hope that at some stage they are able to celebrate with all those special people on Zoom.

  23. Katie says...

    This is so, so beautiful. Congratulations! Weddings like this remind me of the weddings many of our grandparents and great-grandparents likely had. Sweet and meaningful.

    I want a home tour! I love the blue in the living room.

  24. Kate says...

    I’m totally crying.

  25. Sabrina says...

    This just made me cry happy tears!

  26. Robin says...

    This is so beautiful! Congrats! And CoJ… How about a feature on that GORGEOUS apartment?!?

  27. Erica Lee says...

    So beautiful! And my goodness, that wall color!! Any chance we can find out what it is?

  28. The zoom call and the masks juxtaposed with the decorated car really put a lump in my throat. Thanks for letting so many of us in on such a happy moment. Congratulations!!!

  29. Agnès says...

    That’s such a wonderful wedding! Congratulations, you did your thing! Who says you can’t have a party in one year, to celebrate the first year of getting married?
    What you did gave hope and joy to so many people! that’s a great way to start a marriage…

  30. Boerumama says...

    love the vintage wedding dress–and can you please ask the officiant where she got here dress? thx!

  31. Julie says...

    How beautiful!! Congratulations :)

  32. Laura Greenwood says...

    This has got to be the most endearing pandemic wedding I’ve seen so far. I want to be friends with this couple. I am from Canada and have to go to a wedding where the couple—literally— does not care about physical distancing. It is sad and frustrating and sometimes I question our friendship (how could I be friends with someone who just didn’t care?). It makes me weep in gratitude for all the souls who sacrifice so much for the greater good of their community and the world around them. Thank you to this beautiful couple, May they experience a lifetime of health and joy. Xo

    • Katie says...

      I would like to encourage you not to go, even if you feel like you have to. My cousin postponed her 150 person wedding from the end of May to… August 14th (in Illinois, this is definitely not legal!). I love her very much and am thrilled she found a wonderful partner, but I’m not going. I’m sure there will be fallout from this. While some family members have questioned that decision, but after I told a few I wasn’t attending, a few others decided not to either.

      I refuse to expose my 95 year old grandmother and my aunts and uncles who are all in their 60s and 70s. I too am questioning the judgement of so many people right now. This is HARD and sad, but we have to do these hard things!

      I think so many bad decisions are made when people sees others in their social circle making decisions that are lacking good judgement. It makes you feel safe, like if other people I care about and generally respect are (going to weddings/not wearing masks/hanging out in bars), then it must be safe, right?

  33. Jan says...

    Congrats! May you always be adaptive and have a long and happy life together!

  34. Isabelle says...

    The dress!!! The love! The colourful walls! The family meeting on Zoom! The pizza on the car hood! This is all so SWEET ❤

  35. K says...

    i love love that everyone dressed up. even tho this isn’t the day that they imagined, i think it’s so very special and intimate, and love that every detail can stand out.

  36. Megan says...

    I’ve seen two small weddings in my neighborhood in the last few weeks! The first was at the beach, just the bride, the groom, the officiant, the photographer, and a camera on a tripod against the sunset. The second was an older couple at the park. They needed another witness, so my husband signed their marriage certificate, baby strapped to his front in the carrier. I cried at both. Life goes on.

  37. TC says...

    This is better than a “traditional” wedding any day of the week. Congrats to the lovely couple!

  38. Martha says...

    What a charming post – thanks to Elizabeth and Kyle for sharing their day. From the dressed up guests on zoom, to the lily of the valley and cherished dress and jewelry, to their beaming faces – all so lovely!! This made my day. xoxo

  39. Cassandra says...

    Thank you for sharing this sweet story. This pandemic has uncovered so many things: painful inequalities, enduring injustice, and as in this case, the beauty in simplicity. I commend this couple for finding a way to celebrate their love with the backdrop of our unpredictable world. May they look back many years from now and remember that their love shined brighter than the darkness of the day.

    • Annie says...

      Cassandra, that is so beautiful. Thank you for your comment. <3

  40. Dana says...

    This is so beautiful. New York is beautiful and New Yorkers are resilient, resourceful, interesting and much more. Congratulations to this couple. I will so miss being a New Yorker.

  41. Kim says...

    This brought tears to my eyes. Seeing those lovely faces on the computer, all dressed up in their various locations, was so touching. What a beautiful bright spot it an otherwise dark time. Thank you for sharing.

  42. Tricia says...

    I acknowledge that lots of brides hold “dream weddings” in their thoughts. But I also observe the media of the last decade or so have made wedding dreams to be impossible, debt-filled extravaganzas which most of us should not ever afford. This, here, is the proverbial pendulum coming back full swing. This article shows a beautiful home wedding, shared with our new technology, which is a bane and a blessing!

    Hail to simplicity once again.

  43. Julia Smith says...

    Adorable and hopeful! Congratulations and I know you will have a beautiful life together.

  44. Leah says...

    Congratulations! This brought happy tears to my eyes.

  45. Elle says...

    This is the loveliest story I’ve seen in a long time. What a jewel of a wedding, what thoughtful and beautiful touches everywhere, and what a great way to share the joy with family. The guests in their suits and dressy clothes were the most moving sight! I wish the happy couple all the best!

  46. This is so darling — congratulations!!!

    Just this weekend, we hosted a backyard wedding for our friends from Puerto Rico (who were supposed to have an island beach wedding). It was a delightful mix of homemade and traditional, formal and relaxed. We live-streamed it to their friends and family in Puerto Rico. My niece made the waffles for the brunch. Ellie, my daughter’s mini pony, was the flower “girl.” My son’s friend was the photographer. The couple had their first dance on the clubhouse deck. And I got to officiate! A backyard wedding might not have been their original plan, but our friends handled the challenges with tenacity and grace, turning it into the sweetest, most joyful little wedding. https://bit.ly/2OuQvZd

  47. Kelly says...

    So sweet and beautiful. And those shoes!!

  48. Anne says...

    I just sobbed my way through these pics. Her grandmother all dressed up. The suits and ties and joyful faces popping through the computer screen. Brilliant.

    • Meghan says...

      I did too! It was so sweet to see all their family members dressed up on Zoom <3

    • Y says...

      I did too! It looked so genuine and loving. Congratulations to this beautiful couple!

  49. Nadine Hughey says...

    Their apartment is a LOVELY venue & the time outside sounds so fun!

  50. Elspeth says...

    I love this! How sweet and intimate. ?
    We got married last year and being half the world away from my family and friends on the day was tough (only parents and siblings made it). But knowing they were watching it live streamed was really special!

  51. Karen says...

    I usually (a) never comment and (b) am kind of meh about weddings, but this post made me cry. Congratulations to this sweet couple. Their dignity, gracefulness, and courage to bend during these hard times feels so inspiring to me. Choose love and beauty, people!

  52. Alex says...

    I am currently planning my pandemic wedding. We will be getting married in September in my parents’ backyard with 13 attendees. This wedding was so inspiring, I would love some more of these posts! It made me finally get excited about my own wedding — and realize that we are allowed to have joy at this time, too, not just fear.

  53. Ceridwen says...

    Oh wow, so beautiful! How special for them and that it became a bright spot for others. Made me tear up. Lovely x

  54. Oh my, every one of your guests dressed up. Everyone looks so cute!

    I wish you both a lifetime of happiness. We also had a very small wedding (for various reasons) and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  55. Bobby says...

    This was one of the most joyous and moving things I’ve seen in ages. It’s given me hope for the future. And…. On another note can I please have the cake details? it looks like a cheesecake? I’m dying to know what it is please!
    May your married life be as special and beautiful as your wedding

  56. Rosemarie says...

    So lovely and congratulations to the two of you!

  57. Vale says...

    Great photos, great photography. Also beautiful color on the walls.. was that done for the wedding?

  58. E Wilk says...

    Elizabeth, we must know what that beautiful blue paint color is in your apt. Can you share?

    Congrats! What a lovely wedding.

    • Sabrina says...

      I agree, such a beautiful festive event…LOVE that blue paint color – please share

  59. Omaya says...

    Just stopping by to say I LOVE that the virtual guests were all dressed up for the important occasion!

    • Maryse says...

      Yes! This!

  60. Laurita says...

    This made my week! Beautiful pictures and memories for a lifetime! I imagine her sharing this story with her own grandchildren some day. And, I’m hoping Covid reminds everyone that weddings are about getting married, not the giant party—time to make it more low key, old school style! Love this so much.

  61. cg says...

    Congratulations!

    How sweet and intimate. I love that the Zoom audience dressed up!

    Question: Can you ask the officiant where she got her dress from, thank you!

    • Denise says...

      That is an Anthropologie dress. I’ve seen it whilst scrolling their site.

  62. Jan W says...

    I love the artwork above the wedding cake!

  63. Ashley Koehn says...

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I live around the corner on Clinton and 2nd Place and love connecting the dots! What a small world. I remember you and your husband driving around the corner and eating pizza on the stoop – it was such a sweet moment to witness as an outsider, so I can only imagine how special it was for you. CONGRATS! And would love to connect if you’d like a neighbor friend for a masked quarantine walk! Find me on Instagram @ashleykoehn

  64. Susan says...

    So beautiful and timeless!!! I got so teary reading this. I LOVED that you wore so many sentimental things, including that fabulous dress.

    • Sarah says...

      I also got weepy!! And that is NOT my style. Tenderness in this moment

  65. Ryan says...

    What are those flowers? I love them!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      the flowers were done by her friend jess — aren’t they gorgeous!

  66. n says...

    Hi, I’m crying. A million congrats!
    Indeed, what a bright spot!

    Not totally related, but speaking of bright spots, a couple of months ago we heard a ton of sirens, which was very ordinary in intense COVID era in our part of Queens, NY. However multiple ambulances pulled up right into our building and paramedics were rushing inside. I could hardly sleep all night, worrying over which neighbor it was all for and if they were ok. A few days later we found out one of our neighbors had a baby in their apartment – delivered by other neighbors (a couple who are doctors)!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, WOW!!!!

    • Anne says...

      Oh my gooodness… my dear friend had an unexpected home delivery in Queens, a bit over 2 months ago and two neighbors (with the EMTs) delivered the baby! Maybe this happens a lot, but it sounds wildly similar to my friends’ birth.

  67. Kari says...

    So many beautiful elements of this sweet day but as a flower lover I have to say, the florals are absolutely stunning!! The fireplace piece, gorgeous. Her bouquet of only sweet peas – so chic!! *swoon*

  68. Sally R McLain says...

    Every little detail of this celebration is beautiful and touching…and in the end, they’re just as married as anyone who had a big blow-out wedding. What joy to see this!

  69. alison says...

    We’ve also postponed our wedding until next year — it was supposed to be this labor day, but hey, next year will work just as fine.

    We recently bought a house with a huge yard (by city standards!), so we’ll be having a backyard wedding instead with just our parents and siblings. I’m looking forward to having something so intimate (this is my second wedding – my first was a blow out!) and it gave me the perfect excuse to buy a second dress! hahaha!

    It’s all about perspective these days — and I’m just lucky I get to marry a person who I still love so much, even after being with him and really only him, 24 hours a day for over 100 days. Who’s counting anymore! :)

  70. Ramya says...

    This is so lovely, and what a gorgeous bride! I love the headband and the significance of the dress and accessories. I also love the pizza on the hood of the car and the drive through the neighborhood! Thank you for sharing your special day with us.

  71. Anne St.Jean says...

    I also had a tiny wedding in lieu of the big party. I’m still a little torn up about it. My family is big and I was so excited to have all my siblings, nephews and nieces together in one place. I wanted my best friends around me, helping me get ready. It was a beautiful day, and we absolutely made the most of the situation, but the whole time I just kept thinking how awkward it was, and the only pictures we have are three where my hair is obscuring my face. The lack of honeymoon was also felt, deeply. Jumping into living with my new husband in a tiny apartment, far away from my parents and friends, in the middle of a pandemic…it has taken a while for me to feel settled and okay about skipping over being a bride and going straight to being a wife. I was doing dishes and making dinner just 24 hours after saying I Do.

    Of course, I feel so lucky and so blessed in many ways, and I hope someday I can see the romance that other people promise me was there that day. Stories like these are helping me to see that if other people had the same situation and it came out looking this beautiful, maybe mine was, too.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I hear you, Anne. I’m so sorry. Even when things are loving and beautiful, they can still be really hard. xoxo

    • rosita says...

      This wedding was so beautiful in all types of ways. I cancelled my wedding in August and haven’t made any concrete future plans. I would love to know what couples have done after the ceremony and the photos are taken. Like what did this stunning couple do after the stroll and joy ride and pizza?!
      Did they have an apartment party/stoop party with music and hanging with a few guests? After we do the ceremony will we simply hang like we have been for the last couple years cuddling with our pup on our tiny couch in our studio apartment (typically blissful, but cant help but feel a little shorted on such a special day). Want to know what others have done to make the night extra special! Would love a post about this.

    • Genevieve says...

      Aww Anne, that does sound super hard and disappointing and I think I’d feel exactly the same way (awkward) having a tiny pandemic wedding with the dreaded Zoom haha.
      It sounds like you and your husband weren’t living together before you got married, which must put a different emphasis on it for sure and I can see why the lack of settling in period would be difficult. Sending love and I hope you have good times ahead! x

    • Natalie says...

      Anne, I’m so sorry you couldn’t have the wedding you had imagined. Just wanted to say that I think it’s ok to mourn that loss and disappointment even if it seems small in comparison to everything else going on in the world right now. I wish you a very happy marriage and I hope you can enjoy a delayed honeymoon later!

  72. Alyson says...

    I love love love that your guests dressed up! What a beautiful ceremony and a sweet start to your marriage. Congratulations!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, so sweet that the guests are dressed up!

  73. karen says...

    Someone give me a tissue!
    So sweet. I’m glad you could make it work. What a memory!
    All the grandma details looked perfect together. Beautiful!

  74. Saba Blanding says...

    Oh, this made me cry! How beautiful! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  75. Karin says...

    a little piece of joy for sure! Also…THE BLUE WALLS – Would love to see an apartment tour!

  76. Nigerian Girl says...

    I love the simple elegance of the ceremony, that soothing green paint on the walls, the neighbours cheering as they drove down the street…all so charming and heartwarming. Congrats to the couple.

  77. jill d. says...

    this made me teary about how sweet this was…thank you so much for sharing! wishing them all the best!

  78. Kara says...

    Wow what a beautiful way to make lemonade out of lemons!

  79. Carly says...

    Elizabeth’s grandmother’s watch looks just like my grandmother’s vintage Gucci watch which I also wore on my wedding day! So special! Congratulations to the happy couple. xx

  80. Jan W says...

    I am touched and so happy for you both. The wedding looks intimate, charming, beautiful, and that you put a lot of thought into every little detail to create something special. I had a very small outdoor wedding years ago and always tear up from the memories. It’s not the size. We can create beauty from tiny things.

  81. We love Elizabeth and Kyle and it was such a treat to be a part of this wedding.. our world of weddings has been turned upside down but these little moments and connections make it all bearable.
    Good luck to everyone out there trying to do things their way in this new reality.
    Love is not canceled!
    :)
    Annabel + Dorothée

  82. Lorraine says...

    I just love this. What a beautiful day!

  83. Jennny says...

    Her grandmother’s wedding dress!!!!!! The chicest grandmother! This tender wee ceremony is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing a peek with us

    • Annie says...

      Agreed! I want to hear more about her amazing grandmother!

  84. Jennie says...

    Is anyone else crying?

    • Caroline says...

      Yes! I am crying! So beautiful.

    • Jeannie says...

      Me!

    • merle says...

      I AM crying!
      What a beautiful wedding.

    • Abbey says...

      I am crying!!

    • Annie says...

      100%

    • Ashley says...

      oh 100%

    • Nan says...

      YES – I totally am tearing up! Congratulations to Elizabeth & Kyle – what an absolutely beautiful wedding you had. Looking at your wedding photos was like opening up a beautiful and precious little jewel box!

    • Kaye Berman says...

      I am! I have been astonished about my lack of tears lately but this one did it! What a lovely wedding. Congrats to the happy couple!

  85. M says...

    This is so, so lovely. When I saw the men in suit & ties on Zoom I cried. ?

    • Tyler says...

      Omg yes.

  86. Karen and Craig says...

    Congratulations Kyle and Liz, we are so so happy for you both! Your wedding day looks absolutely perfect and beautiful! Liz, your family was definitely there in spirit with all the special pieces you wore, especially the beautiful wedding dress. Love to you both, and wishing you much much happiness ❤️ The Eisenhauer’s

  87. Maria says...

    Beautiful pictures and congratulations ? Cheers from The Netherlands ?

  88. Melissa says...

    In the second picture where Elizabeth is helping to pin on a boutonniere, she is wearing a piping-trimmed linen jacket / shirt (?). Can we get info on that? The pictures are so lovely! Just absolute perfection. Congratulations to them both!

  89. Sam B says...

    Funny–we also had a wedding planned at Blue Hill at Stone Barns for July 4th. We ended up getting married in my parents’ backyard (which was the one thing I always dreamed about doing for my wedding) instead with our immediate families, and will have a party next year at BHSB on our anniversary!

  90. MaryB says...

    That dress has POCKETS!

    That is all.

  91. Rosie says...

    This is absolutely beautiful. It isn’t all that different than what I wanted when I got married in the before times. I caved and we did a larger wedding, but an intimate wedding like this is so gorgeous. The White Claw cans are a fantastic addition.

    I’m also curious, what is the paint color in your living room?

  92. Alee says...

    Every piece is so lovely, but my favorite part is how the people on the zoom call are dressed up for the occasion. So very sweet.

    • Cilla says...

      Yes! I thought the same! They are so lovely!

    • Macauley says...

      Mine too!

    • Kuntala Bandyopadhyay says...

      That touched me as well.

    • Mak says...

      I’ve now attended two Zoom weddings, and dressing up is so fun as a guest! It’s the only two times since March that I’ve fully done my hair and makeup :)

  93. Tara says...

    This was such a beautiful way to start your married life together. Thank you so much for sharing with us and a lifetime of happiness to you both!

  94. Katie H says...

    I’m sure they mourned the wedding they couldn’t have, but this was perfection. Congrats Elizabeth & Kyle!

  95. Marie says...

    Beautiful dress!!!! Also, pizza is always a good idea. Congratulations!

  96. Rebecca says...

    Thank you for sharing. I know many people are missing out on the celebrations for all sorts of different milestones but I can’t help but still feel sad that the large wedding I had always envisioned will not be an option for the foreseeable future. I’m grateful for my health and my partner but the idea that our friends and families will, in many cases, never even have a chance to meet still breaks my heart. Congratulations and I’m so happy you were able to make the best of it.

    • Rebecca says...

      Wow we are the same person hahah down to the name. Just had to postpone our wedding. I am not yet in the “oh how fun and unique” mood about doing it virtually. I think it’s easier to treat it as novel if you already had your special day with everyone there to celebrate :( I’m here with you!

  97. Ramona says...

    I mean…who could ask for a more romantic wedding than that?! Everything was just so lovely and perfect! Congratulations and I wish you a blessed life! ?

  98. Mandy says...

    So beautiful! What a lovely celebration of your love! Congratulations!

  99. Lucy says...

    OMG the White Claw cans! Haha!

    • Mal says...

      Died laughing when I saw them!!

    • meg says...

      Same! dying at the white claws, too funny.

    • Paige says...

      Haha same!!

    • Mercy says...

      I cracked up at that too!! 1950s dress, 2020 car decoration, I love it!

  100. kath says...

    Congratulations newlyweds! I must say, that dress is beautiful and the bride stunning of course. thanks for sharing this with us!

  101. Katie says...

    This is so beautiful!

  102. Laura says...

    This is perfect. I love it!

  103. Sasha L says...

    What a hopeful and beautiful post ♥️ Thank you for sharing with us. Just what I needed today, a charming reminder that life goes on. Congrats to the happy couple!!

    I have a very similar paint color in my bedroom, it’s called Caribbean blue I think, but I can’t remember the brand. I love it so much, have had it for a long time. It really is like warm ocean water at a beautiful beach.

  104. Jill says...

    O. M. Goodness! So very lovely!
    The dress! The watch! The necklace!
    So meaningful and romantic and simply divine.
    Thank you for this.
    Have a beautiful future together.

  105. Katie says...

    What a lovely post – my favorite part is that everyone on the Zoom call is dressed up as well! What a nice sentiment to dress up from afar to support the bride and groom!

    • Christine says...

      I came here to say the exact same thing! :) So lovely.

    • Betsy says...

      I liked that too. All the fun of getting dressed fancy without having to decide on which shoes to wear.

    • peg says...

      Same! It made me tear up to see everyone dressed for a wedding…

  106. Angie Simonton says...

    I want everyone to have the wedding of their dreams, but there is just something so sweet and intimate about small weddings. I like the quiet and the simplicity of them. I wish more people would do small weddings like people did in previous generations. Congratulations, and the photos are beautiful.

  107. Jane says...

    The zebra crossing photo is really cool/slightly dystopian. Will be interesting to look back on one day.

    • betsy says...

      Especially knowing they played a Beatles song – what a great callback!

  108. Miranda says...

    Cried. So lovely <3

  109. Abby says...

    Wow, congrats Elizabeth! This was so lovely! I’m currently pursuing “plan C” for my wedding. Plan A was a destination wedding in Jamaica in April, plan B was a big group of family and friends in my dad’s backyard, now plan C will be a group of 10 on a lake up north. Certainly puts things in perspective! Thank you for sharing, your wedding is a great reminder that a small and different wedding can still be great.

  110. Sarah says...

    What a beautiful wedding, I wish them both a life of love and happiness X

  111. S. says...

    We canceled our dream Adirondack wedding as well and decided to get married in our backyard on our original date. It was bittersweet as my husband’s parents couldn’t travel to make it, but they made us a video with the toast that they were planning on giving at our rehearsal dinner. Our little ceremony was recorded for us as well, and it’s funny that you can hear the birds (they’re mad that we are in front of their feeders) and the omnipresent church bells that go off in our neighborhood multiple times a day. We drank gifted champagne, took pictures in our masks, and treated our 6 guests to take out from a local steakhouse. We stayed up late playing lawn games and listening to music. We will definitely never forget our pandemic wedding day…

    • Tiffani says...

      I love this! My boyfriend and I both really want a low key, inexpensive wedding for a number of reasons (neither of us super wants our parents there, neither of us likes being the center of attention and we don’t really want to plan or pay for a big to-do) and we’ve been looking at various ways of doing that. This is so sweet and simple that I could see us doing it even if all the options are available to us. Congratulations!

    • Jan W says...

      Your wedding sounds wonderful

  112. Iris says...

    Oh I feel weepy for how beautiful these photos are, how beautiful this couple is. What a strong, wonderful thing to do, to create so much joy on such an important day. It radiates from the photos. Congratulations!

  113. TJ says...

    This encapsulates what a wedding should be, for me. Rolling with the punches, making it work, being together: that is a GREAT start to a marriage.

    • Sasha L says...

      Agree so much! I would really love if a simpler approach to weddings (and life in general) became the norm. The real meaning of a wedding can become lost so easily when it becomes an *event*.

    • Melissa Rosen says...

      Beautiful….dreamy

  114. Kelly Jeanne says...

    This is just so lovely! What a way to make the best of things during a hard time. I love it.

    Sidenote: I’d love to know what that blue paint color is!

  115. Daniela says...

    Oh this is lovely. Had my hubby and I kept this spring as our wedding date we would definitely have done something similar! Instead we tied the knot last September in a similar fashion, small/low key with yummy food ;)

  116. maywyn says...

    Congratulations!
    Indeed a perfect wedding. Pizza on the car, ride around the block, special memories to last for a long and happy marriage.

  117. Lesley says...

    Wow she is gorgeous!

  118. Jackie says...

    This might be the most romantic wedding I’ve seen in awhile.

  119. Kamaile says...

    This is so BEAUTIFUL! The dress is awesome and looks lovely on you. You both look so happy. Congratulations!

  120. b says...

    This is so lovely.

    (Did you see that ceiling in what I guess is their living room? Perfection.)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes their apartment looks so beautiful! and that paint color!

    • R says...

      Oh yes! So lovely. I noticed that paint color, too. I love it. Any chance that anyone knows what that is?

    • Rosalie says...

      This is absolutely lovely, and I’d love to see more of their apartment. Any chance for a tour?

  121. celeste says...

    Everything about this is perfection: the crisp blue walls, the 50s dress with pockets, the pizza. Congratulations!