The resilience of brides is always so astounding to us, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, when so many weddings have been canceled or put on hold, hearing stories of couples whose love prevails is always a lightness in the dark. Today on the blog we’re featuring real COVID-19 couple, Katie and Logan. In a small and intimate wedding, this police officer and nurse vowed to love each other through sickness and health, till death do they part.
I am a Nurse and my now-husband is a Police Officer and trying to get our schedules to a line has always been pretty difficult the past couple years. We ended up having a Friday night off together which felt like that never happened. He asked me if I wanted to go to dinner with family after work for Mother’s Day, which was not unusual to go out to dinner with family so I didn’t think anything of it. We ended up taking pictures around a tulip garden in our city. During our picture together is when he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
He later told me when I asked where he had kept the ring he said in his desk at the police station- what a smart man to keep it hidden!
Finding the Perfect Essense of Australia Wedding Dress
When looking for my dress I knew I loved the ballgown style and refused to try on anything else because I had this image in my head of what I wanted my dress to look like. My dress had the perfect amount of lace with the cutest, most simple belt that made my waist look amazing! I found my dress at One Fine Day Bridal Boutique in Fort Wayne, IN, they were amazing. Each time I went in they were very uplifting and interested in my wedding day and plans. With my alterations happening during this pandemic made things a little hectic but they were very flexible to work with. They also took the posts that I liked or commented on their Instagram and pulled those dressed for me to try on- how awesome!
The Wedding Details
Our wedding was perfect in its own way. It was very different than what we had initially planned due to this pandemic but it turned out better than I could have imagined. We kept the same decor; eucalyptus and lanterns as well as the colors, a dusty mauve color. We went from a huge venue to a small tent in my Uncle’s backyard and were able to dance in the outdoors. I never imagined planning an outdoor wedding solely because we live in Indiana where one day it will be snowing and the next day it’ll be 80 degrees. Our weather is so unpredictable hence why I thought I could never have an outdoor wedding. I was watching the weather channel daily. It went from rain to sunny to cloudy then rain. It rained every day leading up our wedding day. Our wedding day was beautiful with so much sunshine we all got burnt, then the next couple of days it poured. I truly believe it was God answering my thousands of prayers for good weather.
Our special day was one for the books and someday our future children will look at us like we are crazy! We got married during the COVID-19 pandemic. As much as this pandemic made the last three months of wedding planning even crazier it also let myself and my husband really reflect on the reasoning behind “getting married.”
All of the planning we had done the past 10 months did not mean anything and literally was almost taken away from us in a matter of words from our governor shutting down our state. We soon realized that the little or even big things with a wedding did not mean anything. We realized that the most important part of our day was getting married regardless of how many people were in the church, the venue, the decor, the flowers, the food and anything else you can imagine when planning a wedding.
With all of that being said I would most definitely have to say that our special memory from our day was how intimate our ceremony and day in general was. We were surrounded (6 ft apart with masks on) with people we loved getting married in our beautiful church.
Photos by Allison Francois