Planning a wedding can be stressful all by itself. But throw in a global pandemic, add in a Category 1 hurricane, and then include an unfortunate and unexpected passing of the officiant, and it could be a recipe for a total disaster. However, nothing could stop Sally and Ali from tying the knot despite all the bad breaking news.
The original wedding date was scheduled in early May and was to include about 200 people. But because of COVID-19, the couple rescheduled their event three months later despite knowing that the plan would look much different from the original one. What they also did not know was how deviated it would truly be. The eager twosome needed to find a new venue, a new caterer, and a new priest. Additionally, they had to reduce their guest list to just a dozen.
The bride’s brother Peter Doocy (son of author and Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy) refused to let the novel coronavirus or the impending Hurricane Isaias prevent his beloved sibling from getting married. Fortunately, the Fox News correspondent officiated a wedding last year and his Credentials of Ministry license was still active and valid in Florida.
The new plan was in place and the significant day was happening at The Brazilian Court Hotel. The historic property would host the ceremony in the North Courtyard and the reception in the Conservatory. The timeless and elegant venue coordinated perfectly with the requested Nantucket/Cape Cod vision.
The florals featured crisp tones of white, cream, and soft blue and were as picturesque as the small island towns. The bride carried a French hand-wrapped bouquet of cream roses with subtle accents of blue hydrangea. The “I Do’s” were exchanged under a Hampton swag-style canopy which included white organza posts and a double swagged valance with a crown of lush flowers. The intimate newsworthy celebration turned out to be better than anyone could have ever imagined.
These newlyweds surely made their own headlines as they proved that no matter what obstacles are presented, love always makes the best feature story.
Venue: The Brazilian Court Hotel
Caterer: Cafe Boulud Palm Beach
Decor: Dalsimer Atlas Floral & Event Decorators
Photography: Starfish Studios