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Lizzy and Zach’s Alfond Inn Wedding was about to begin. Can’t Help Falling in Love, was being played by the violinist. Lizzy emerged from the hallway, escorted by her dad. She immediately locked eyes with Zach and they both smiled with excitement. And at that very moment, Lizzy’s dad looked at his daughter, likely in admiration of the woman that she’s become. It was a bittersweet moment. The moment where her dad realized that his little girl wasn’t so little anymore. She was about to marry the man of her dreams and he was about to gain a son-in-law.
Lizzy & Zach’s Alfond Inn Wedding / Elopement was such a special, intimate day. Today was supposed to be their wedding day in New Orleans, complete with 250 of their friends and family. Lizzy had just contacted me less than a month ago. She and Zach decided that they were going to celebrate their wedding day despite the pandemic. They wanted to have an intimate ceremony and dinner with their closest family at Alfond Inn.
Every detail was perfection! My favorite detail was Lizzy’s “Something Old and Something Borrowed.” On her beautiful pink and purple bouquet, hung a collection of charms (her something old). Each charm was meaningful and together they represented over 3 generations of commitment and love. There was a charm from both maternal and paternal great grandparents. Another charm was a ring from her maternal grandma with the initials “ED”. Lizzy was named after her. The first piece of jewelry Frank ever gave to Lisa (Lizzy’s mom and dad) was an emerald ring. This was also part to the collection of charms. To finish it off, Zach’s mom added her sorority pin (the same sorority that Lizzy is a part of) to the bouquet. (Lizzy’s something borrowed)
While they had originally planned on an outdoor ceremony in Alfond Inn’s beautiful courtyard, the Florida summer rain showers had other plans. Zach and Lizzy actually got married in the exact place where Zach proposed, the atrium. Both the proposal and the wedding were supposed to be outside, but moved indoors due to rain.
I nearly forgot to mention the super special guest, Hazel, their labra-doodle. Hazel was SO excited for her parents. She could barely contain her excitement and was running and rolling around the entire atrium!
Lizzy and Zach, you two have been through a rollercoaster of emotions this year and you have remained positive the entire time. I admire that about you! It was truly an honor to help capture your special day. Your love is built on a foundation of over 3 generations of love and that alone makes for one of the strongest building blocks for a marriage. I look forward to following your journey ANDDDDD I can’t wait to see your New Orlean’s wedding. Thanks for allowing me to capture this day for you!
Lizzy and Zach, it didn’t matter what happened that changed your wedding plans, its how you handled it- with positivity and grace!
Photographer: L Balagtas Photography
Venue: Alfond Inn Wedding Venue
Floral Designer: Velvet and Twine
Videographer: Krall Cinemas
Wedding Planner: Jane from Alfond Inn