The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 changed thousands of plans this spring, and for Chloe and Jeremey, they decided to turn their original celebration into a backyard microwedding in Atlanta. With just a few weeks’ notice, their families and vendors came together to host a small, yet meaningful celebration. I absolutely LOVED this backyard microwedding! I’ve always enjoyed small and intimate weddings and elopements, but in the midst of all that came with the global pandemic, this small wedding meant so much more to be able to witness and document.
Chloe prepped for the backyard microwedding day in her childhood bedroom. She wore an orange Mara Hoffman dress instead of the traditional white gown that she’ll save for their full wedding next year. How gorgeous does she look in orange?! Jeremey’s reaction to her dress choice was just the best. For their portraits, we walked along the midtown Atlanta neighborhood street nearby. The weather was so nice that afternoon and we included lots of attention to the bouquet that Fabulous Fox created.
Chloe & Jeremey chose to have just their immediate families attend their microwedding ceremony. Thankfully, they also made sure to have a live stream going on Zoom for others to watch from home! The backyard was a perfect setting for the small group gathering. After exchanging vows and the first kiss, I photographed a few formal family portraits with and without masks! They even made some custom fans with pictures of the couple from their childhood–soooo cute!
The night finished off with a catered southern dinner. The menu had some of the best shrimp & grits I’ve ever eaten! While everyone enjoyed the meal, a few family members shared words for the couple with a champagne toast. Even though they’ll be celebrating at their original venue with lots more guests next year, this wedding day holds so much meaning and importance to their story!
Read more of Chloe & Jeremey’s wedding story in their publication feature on The Knot here.