Kelsey & Garrett’s wedding on August 16th, 2020 was a day we will never forget here at The Nest. With covid affecting their original date in March, sadly we had to unexpectedly pivot from their set date and help them reimagine what their wedding could look like. Kelsey and Garrett decided to press through the surmounting frustration of not being able to have their wedding like originally planned, and decided to elope with just a few guests present on our property in March. Once a little time passed, we were able to help them find a new date, and move forward with them in celebration of their love for each other. Needless to say, we were so excited to see this day come for them. Read further to hear their story!
N | How did you two meet?
K| Garrett and I met in High School, we had several classes over the years and continuously helped each other with homework. However, it was not until senior year, one night after school we were both at a friend’s bonfire that we really started getting to know each other and became interested in becoming more than school peers/ friends. After that we were inseparable!
N| How did you come to the conclusion that you wanted to have your wedding at The Nest?
K | When it came to choosing The Nest, it was a no brainer from the second we walked into the doors. The one thing that was very important for me was a place with natural lighting. The Nest checked that box of mine and offered so much more. I instantly fell in love with it’s simplicity and the many little details it had. I could immediately picture our big day there. So I dragged Garrett to the next Open House and he loved it too! What also stood out to me was the upstairs portion that offered Photographers to get an unique view for some fun photos!
N | Your wedding was sadly affected by covid. What was it like having to postpone your wedding with so much uncertainty?
K | We were supposed to get married late March, however, due to Covid, it turned out a little differently for us. The days leading up were filled with uncertainty and it was very discouraging. Not only did I have a million questions for what was going on in the world and if I would be able to have my wedding, but a hundred people also were looking to me for updates and what was happening. We ultimately did not know what to do. Although Denton shut down to 10 people or less and the wedding had to be postponed, it actually turned out to be a blessing. We decided that we still wanted to celebrate that day and Whitney let us Elope at the Nest. There were exactly 10 of us, we were able to have such an intimate experience with only our immediate family that we honestly would never have had if Covid did not happen.
N| When the day finally came, how did you and Garrett feel?
K | With that being said, we did postpone to August 16th because Garrett and I still wanted the big day we envisioned and planned for. The few weeks leading up, I caught myself trying not to get excited because I was still scared something might have happened to make us postpone again. However, when the weekend finally came, we were ecstatic and felt so much love from everyone. Since we had eloped prior to, we had less jitters and we got to really focus on our family, friends and loved ones. We still had a little mock ceremony for everyone to see us surrounded by our bridesmaids and groomsmen, and then enjoyed the evening with food, embarrassing speeches and dancing. If I had to put feelings to that day they would be, beyond cheerful, overly emotional, and forever memorable. After it was all said and done, Garrett and I would not have changed a thing.
N | Is there any advice you would give someone who’s looking for a venue or planning a wedding during a pandemic?
K | 1. Still plan and have fun doing it! Life cannot come to a halt because of covid, you still deserve your big day and everyone that can come to the wedding will be there! You may have a few extra declined RSVPs, but not everyone would have been able to come even before the pandemic. The day is ultimately about you and your soulmate anyways.
2. Keep your focus on you and your soon to be spouse. When something is not going how you planned, remember why you are planning in the first place.
Tip: When I received declined RSVPs, it ultimately made me a little sad. However, I took the next few minutes to look at the list of everyone who said YES- they would be there, and would not miss it- it made me smile. Focus on the positive during these uncertain times and know that you are still loved by all!
We love you Kelsey & Garrett!
Heres to forever!
Photography | @neva_michelle
Florist | @primandlovely
Cake | @kats.confectionaries
Dj | Masters of Ceremony Entertainment
Catering | @TCPcatering
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Makeup | @MakeupbyKristaAnn
Hair | @SimplySarahJanerockwall
Tux | @TheBlackTux