Rosetta McClain Gardens
Most of my 2020 weddings ended up rescheduling to 2021 due to COVID-19. The hope, was that by 2021, this whole pandemic would be over. And while I do see a white light at the end of the tunnel, we’re still very much in the thick of it. Annamaria and Reinier had already rescheduled once. So instead of postponing again, they took this opportunity as a way of having the low key wedding they really wanted. And COVID restrictions as the perfect excuse to go small. With outdoor gatherings limited to 25, they were able to invite some close friends and have an intimate ceremony at the Rosetta McClain Gardens.
Their civil ceremony was outdoors in a private garden setup at Rosetta McClain Gardens. The setup looked like ancient ruins with flowers growing all around. It was a very sunny day. So while I would have loved a shaded area for them to host their ceremony, the location was just too beautiful to relocate anywhere else.
Once the ceremony was complete, we did a few rounds of photos with their friends around Rosetta McClain Gardens. Afterward, it was just the couple and us exploring the grounds surrounded by all the beautiful flowers. They were so cute together. Reinier was definitely learning on the go when it came to posing. But Annamaria was a pro. She needed no direction when it came to snuggling up with her new husband.
Every crazy idea we came up with, they said ok to. It’s very rare during a normal full day wedding that I would have so much freedom when it comes to the formal portraits. General there are restrictions with the dress, issues of getting the couple dirty, or even a simple lack of time. But aside from the ceremony and their portrait session, there was nothing else planned for the day. In fact, we spent over two hours just playing around with all the poses and inspirational photos these two had in mind. Even some unique ones we could have never predicted.
Theron Henry of Powerpack Imaged captured the video for this wedding.