Here we are on the brink of 2021 and wedding plans are still changing. It’s exhausting, to say the least, but there is one bright side and that is the permission we’ve all given ourselves to celebrate ANYWAY. Many couples are deciding to celebrate the original wedding date with something dubbed a “minimony.” Funny name, good idea, a minimony is essentially a preview of what’s to come when you gather again. Here’s a little BTS of this colorful minimony inspiration from photographer, Enuel Viera:
We proposed this styled shoot in honor of all the couples who had to cancel their original plans but still wanted to celebrate on their original date, accompanied by just a few close witnesses. The couple was a real couple who had been in quarantine together and were ecstatic to be able to celebrate in this way. The idea was to present a small ceremony at the original hotel where the couple was having their wedding (in this case, Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve in Puerto Rico) and later, host an outdoor dinner with close family members. We wanted bright colors and lots of humor to liven up the atmosphere.
Expect some FUN acrylic + colorful details throughout — this invitation by Paper Crafts is just the preview!
Totally Tropical Minimony Ceremony
The team considered social distancing when setting up the ceremony site. When you have fewer guests it’s a great excuse to bring out the fancy chairs!
A mix of dried pampas grass and bright painted flowers by Eclectik Events were given the ombré effect for a fun splash of color at the altar.
Waiting for his bride in a Leonardo Fifth Avenue suit!
Fun Ways Celebrate Your Original Wedding Date
This particular celebration was all about creating a jovial ambiance. And what’s more fun than a piñata filled with local candy?! We found some REALLY cute ones:
Another fun way you can celebrate the original day? Wear your wedding wares! All rules are out, so why not don that dress more than once? The bride’s D’Royal Bride gown and headpiece from Maria Elena Headpieces certainly deserve to be seen!
Live. It. Up.
Colorful Reception Table for a Minimony
Look at that dreamy floral install!!
All these acrylic details mixed with the bright florals — it’s just HAPPY.
And look at this mini painted cake by Dulce Petalo!!
Such a fun and beautiful way to celebrate. And with that, here’s a final beautiful thought from the team behind the day:
Though plans have been altered for many couples, we genuinely believe a celebration is about creating moments you’ll get to treasure for a lifetime, regardless of the size or location. With this minimony, we wanted to remind all the amazing couples out there that social distancing is temporary, but love is forever.
photography: Enuel Viera // venue name: Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve, Rio Grane, Puerto Rico, USA // florals: Eclectik Events // wedding dress boutique: D’Royal Bride // hairpiece: Maria Elena Headpieces // hair stylist: Hair and Makeup by Paris // makeup artist: Hair and Makeup by Paris // groom attire: Leonardo Fifth Avenue // videography: Alexavier Lopez // paper goods: Paper Crafts PR // cake: Dulce Petalo PR // desserts: Azaleas Creations // multi use cover ups: T De Ve // wedding pinata: Karisha Marie // bridal face mask + corona safety kit : Imperioaleman // groom face mask: The Fashion Mask Co // Planning & Shoot Stylist: Karisha Marie // Planning & Shoot Stylist: Tatiana Ramos // Planning & Shoot Stylist: Alexandra Rodriguez