In this blog, you will see a COVID-19 NYC micro wedding photos gallery take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church – 627 E 187thStreet, Bronx, NY 10458 – followed by the bride’s family member’s backyard during the 2020 pandemic.
During the time of their wedding, the summer of 2020, venues were allowed up to 50 guests. You can stay up to date on the New York State COVID-19 related rules and laws on weddings and events in general here
Most brides who planned to have their dream wedding in 2020 and despite the pandemic, still want to get married to their bestie. Other brides decide on postponing to 2021-2022. This bride, however, decided to have two weddings! One overseas in Berlin with her husbands family and second one in New York to celebrate with her family. This bride also did the reception in her aunt’s backyard in New Jersey. In order to legally get married during the pandemic, couples are going to churches or hiring an officiant. At this time, some outdoor wedding and restaurant venues are accepting up to 50 guests.
So they got married in June of 2020 in Berlin, Germany (during the pandemic). Unfortunately, flights for the bride’s friends and family, theirs were all cancelled- in result, they could not attend. However, the bride was lucky to have been able to make it to Germany for the wedding! About two months later, they planned for a church wedding and a small celebration with family and some friends in New York. And this is where I came in the picture 😉 When I met Paulina and Christoph, I instantly got the most kind-hearted and genuine vibe off of them. They were just filled with gratitude to be with Paulina’s closest friends and family. The pandemic has made an emotional impact on so many people, and getting together for a celebration is just what they needed. Although Paulina already had married in Berlin to Christoph on their original wedding date – she just couldn’t do it without her VIPs there. So she stood her ground and was determined to marry in the US with her bestie again. You can tell in these photos that they are not only infatuated with life, but a new chapter in life with each other. I felt honored to be there on such a monumental moment in history – on their U.S. wedding day!