Royal Botanical Gardens
It seems a lot of wedding venues stopped functioning this year due to all the COVID restrictions. The Royal Botanical Gardens however was able to keep most of their wedding features open. Their outdoor Rose Garden tent became a popular spot for many weddings this year. Sure it only offers wedding ceremonies, but what a way to go. All-inclusive, and beautiful gardens. For Breanna and Josh, it gave them the opportunity to actually have a wedding this year. They’re still planning on following through with the grand party and reception in 2021, but for now they can officially call themselves husband and wife.
The day started out in at their friend’s home. It was close to the venue and allowed both of them to get ready at the same location. The girls got ready upstairs while the boys were in the basement. Since there wasn’t expected to be a reception later that evening, this was their social hour. Lots of jokes and stories to go around. The bridesmaids even chipped in to do Breanna’s hair for the wedding day.
The wedding color was orange. Very unusual and something I’ve personally never seen with one of my weddings. However, the effect pleasantly surprised me. The orange bridesmaids’ dresses made Breanna’s red hair really shine. The floral arrangements and bouquets were a combination of fresh and dried flowers. The bride’s bouquet was doubly unique as it took the shape of a heart without being overbearing.
Ceremony at the Royal Botanical Gardens
Their civil ceremony was short and sweet at the RBG was short and simple. All the guests seated with social distancing in mind. Similar floral and silk arrangments decorated the alter. And even though the vows were intended for tears, they ended up bring a smile to their faces.
Once the ceremony was over, they spent a few moments to properly greet their guests But the rest of the afternoon was spent taking photos around the Royal Botanical Gardens with their bridal party and as a couple. No stress or worries. We even got to explore the Rock Gardens which is something I raren’t get to do as wedding schedules are often so tight. The fall colors were beautiful for this event. All in all, it was a very pleasant wedding day.