From Laney’s eyes: Once we knew we would be getting married in our neighborhood (of our first home together!) we wanted to make sure that our day felt just as special as we had planned with our original venue. We decided to ask my grandfather, our only living grandfather, to be or officiant. He was beyond excited and told everyone to call him Reverend Don from that point on- too cute. We got married at our community center that is on a small creek off of the Chesapeake Bay and then had a reception in our back yard to keep things intimate. We strung out bistro lights and collected romantic candle sticks for our guest’s table. The invite list was just our immediate family, my grandparents, and wedding party to make sure that everyone felt comfortable coming- covid restrictions! We are so happy that almost everyone was able to make it and that the weather was absolutely perfect for our outdoor elopement. My dad brewed a hard lemonade and IPA just for our reception, which was another little touch to make the evening sentimental. I even managed, last minute, to hire a dog-setting company to help me surprise William by including our dog Olivia in the ceremony and photos afterwards- I think she knew how special of a day it was, smiling in all of the photos. It is so sweet to go on our nightly walks past the community center and to look out onto our back patio remembering the day we were married and all of the joy that surrounded that day. We are so happy that despite this being the 3rd wedding of 2020 we planned due to covid, we tied the knot and are now Mr. & Mrs.!