• Lily Green

Today, We Celebrate

Today is a bittersweet day. Today we celebrate the 2-year anniversary of our Cynthia & Eddie. Today we remember what weddings used to be. Today is the last “normal” wedding LGWE executed before COVID-19 turned the events industry upside down. Today was the last wedding we witnessed without masks, social distancing or tons of hand sanitizer everywhere.

Two years ago, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ordered isolation requirements to mitigate the spread of COVID to begin the following day, March 16, 2020.

In 2020, we postponed 11 weddings. Times truly were … unprecedented. A lot has changed in just two years. Weddings have changed!

The postponements. The protocols. The influence of It Who Must Not Be Named was felt not just by the couples but by the wedding pros as well. We all had to find a … new normal.

Today we celebrate all the happy couples who pushed through and tied the knot during a pandemic. Today we celebrate all the wedding pros who have moved mountains and helped make wedding dreams come true!

Today we celebrate the positive things that have come out of this pandemic. Our favorite has been the fresh and bold spirit to break with wedding traditions.

Wedding trends change with each passing year, but You Know What truly changed the game. Here are some of our favorite wedding trends that we hope are here to stay.

Weddings at Home

Couples became frustrated by mandates and restrictions at venues that many chose to host outdoors at their home with only their nearest and dearest.

Focus on the Guest Experience

It’s all about quality over quantity. With more intimate gatherings, couples had the ability to plan more customized elements of their wedding. Some of these were unique entertainment options, elaborate floral and décor, and out-of-the-box food experiences.

Unique Wedding Attire

Now more than ever, couples are straying from the traditional bridal gowns and tuxedos and opting for something more fun, colorful and trendy.

Hosting Multiple Celebrations

Many couples have chosen to host their guests for their entire wedding weekend. Some are even breaking up their guest list into groups so they can celebrate with even more people.

Wedding Planning and Design: Lily Green Weddings & Events

Venue and Catering: D'Vine Grace Vineyard

Photography: Megan Kay Photography

Beauty: Jennifer Serra Beauty

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Mariachi: Mariachi Michoacan

Floral: Wedfully Yours

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