Then they moved their date to December 6, 2020 at the same venue reasoning that in seven months things should be getting back to normal. In August the venue informed them that they were not allowing any receptions due to COVID restrictions. So, they were forced to start the venue search all over again! They found an alternate venue, but had to settle on December 4th. Three weeks prior to their third wedding date the new venue cancelled the event due to additional restrictions being put on their business. Hannah and Nick were devastated once again.
They did not to give up and started yet another venue search! Their closest friends and family had already made accommodations for December 4th so they were determined to make it happen then. They were fortunate to find the San Diego Mission Bay Resort. They were available on December 4th and helped them plan their dream wedding in just three weeks! They feel eternally grateful to the San Diego Mission Bay Resort and everyone who made their wedding better than their original plans!
Their original guest count was 180 and they had to narrow it down to 60, with 55 guests actually at their wedding. Besides a much smaller guest list, due to the pandemic their were other things that they had to adjust for.
At the venue, everything had to be fully outdoors due to COVID restrictions. Guests had to wear masks during the ceremony and any time they were out of their seat at both ceremony and reception. There was no dancing or mingling allowed. All ceremony seats were spaced 6 feet apart. They had to group tables by family/household for the reception, ceremony, and rehearsal dinner. They had to create three different seating charts for all of those events. And of course, they had individual hand sanitizers at each seat as well.
Venue: San Diego Mission Bay Resort
Photographer & Videographer: BE Studios
Coordinator: Holly Kalkin Weddings
Florist: Camellia Wedding Flowers
Bridal Gown: Stella York from The Bustle
Menswear: Ralph Lauren from Neiman Marcus
Jewelry: David & Sons Fine Jewelers
Bridal Beauty: Hair Art by Lily
Cake/ Dessert: Babycakes
Entertainment: Party People San Diego