The current pandemic has affected the entire world. Some have lost jobs and some have lost hope. But one thing is for sure, many have not lost Love. “Love is Not Cancelled” is trendy campaign to remind all the world’s couples that although they’ve had to cancel or postpone their wedding plans, wedding professionals will still be there when they are ready to celebrate again. But that’s just one interpretation of the saying. The other is what Hannah and Pete have embodied. It’s the reality that even though the world is in uncertain times, they still have a desire to celebrate their love with one another and some very close friends.
For Hannah and Pete, “Love is Not Cancelled” and neither was their state college wedding. They aren’t the couple that wanted a 100+ person wedding at an immaculate venue. They weren’t the couple that needed a beautifully woven dress with a regal train to follow. No they weren’t. They were the couple that only needed a marriage license, a few witnesses, a mountain, and some wax bottle candy drinks. This was their perfect wedding and a perfect wedding it was indeed.
Atop Greenlee Mountain, in state college, is one of Hannah and Pete’s favorite spots called Little Flat Fire Tower. It’s an old rustic tower that reaches beyond the trees, but beware because the entire first set of stairs is missing, so it’s climbing at your own risk. But Hannah and Pete didn’t have any plans on climbing to the top. Instead, they decided to get married right in front of a cabin directly next to the tower. Present were Pete’s best friend and two of Hannah’s best friends. While I couldn’t quite hear their vows they shared with one another, me being 6+ feet away and all, I could see the expression on their faces and the tears in their eyes. This wedding was a long time coming and they finally did it. A self uniting ceremony followed by lots of tears and even more hugs. And let's not forget the champagne.
A celebration is indeed in order. Hannah and Pete were married and on their terms. They didn’t let the pandemic cancel their love. But that’s not the only challenge they were faced with. Once married, they were ready to celebrate with some champagne, but forgot to bring a corkscrew. If you thought missing a corkscrew was going to halt their celebration, then you haven’t been paying attention. Hannah and Pete are persistent and creative and made a wonderful pivot. They broke out some wax bottle candy drinks. And after a colorfully epic toast, it was time for some fun photos.
Here are some images from Hannah and Pete’s small, intimate, and creative outdoor wedding. Please join me and congratulating Hannah and Pete on being a living example of “Love is Not Cancelled”.