COVID-19 Wedding Video for Two High School Sweethearts

Parker said it best: “It’s not what either of us expected…but it’s our story.” 

Parker and Mikella’s COVID-19 wedding video turned out beautiful despite the rocky start.

They planned their wedding at Laurel Hill Farms on April 18, 2020. They had everything ready. All of the wedding vendors were booked and ready to go. She even found her dream dress at Simply Elegant Bridal. They had over 150 friends and family looking forward to celebrating their big day. We were so excited to capture film their wedding video.

Then, COVID-19 hit and everything changed. Because of recommended guidelines, they decided to cancel their big wedding. They decided to have a small intimate ceremony in their neighbor’s backyard instead. It may not have been the wedding day they expected, but it turned out just as special and beautiful.

bride putting on garter before wedding
groom buttoning tuxedo before wedding ceremony
photo of bride lacing the back of her wedding dress
groom adjusting tuxedo jacket on wedding day

About the Wedding Day

Only their bridesmaids, groomsmen and closest family members were included in the wedding festivities. The girls dressed at the ceremony house while the guys finished up at Mikella’s house next door. Parker’s parents set up the ceremony site including a beautiful arbor and some handmade signs for decoration. Their cousins prepared hors d’oeuvres and charcuterie made up of their favorite foods.  Everything came together perfectly.  While many of their friends couldn’t be there in person, they watched the ceremony via a live stream on Facebook.

bride reading personal vows in COVID-19 wedding video
bride and groom kiss during COVID-19 wedding video
groom placing ring on bride during COVID-19 wedding video
bride and groom portrait on wedding day
photo of bride and groom hands wearing wedding rings

Special Locations Around Fort Walton Beach

My favorite part of this wedding was taking the couple out the next day for more photos and videos. We wanted extra shots of them in their wedding dress and tuxedo. Since most things around town were still closed, we had the whole place to ourselves. We went all around Fort Walton Beach to the places that mean something special to them. We even went to the spot outside of their high school where they had their first kiss. I love how they took something tragic and turned it into something beautiful. Be sure to watch their COVID-19 wedding video and wish them well.

high school sweethearts wearing wedding close in pin high school parking lot
bride and groom walking in front of Choctawhatchee high school
bride and groom in front of Choctawhatchee High School
bride and groom kiss in front of high school football field
bride and groom dancing in Choctaw High School parking lot
photo of bride walking in front of Beachside Community Church
bride and groom kiss in front of Beachside Community Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Bride and groom walking by closed Goofy Golf due to COVID-19
bride and groom portrait at miniature putt putt
bride and groom in wedding attire at Goofy Golf in Fort Walton Beach
COVID-19 wedding video still shot of bride and groom posing in front of closed theater
bride and groom photos in downtown Fort Walton Beach
wedding portrait at sunset in Downtown Fort Walton Beach
wedding photo during sunset in Fort Walton Beach
COVID-19 wedding video shot of bride and groom walking by closed theater in downtown Fort Walton Beach
black and white photo of bride and groom outside of the Boardwalk in Fort Walton Beach
wedding portrait in front of Okaloosa Island Pier

Elopement Photography & Videography


 I love elopements and intimate weddings because we really focus in on the couple and their closest friends and family. 

This summer, I’m offering some unique elopement packages to include photography.


Contact me for more information or to book your wedding photography and videography package.


Engagement Photo Session

In case you missed their engagement photos, check them out now!

After rescheduling multiple times because of rain, we finally said enough is enough and took them anyway. The umbrella photos and rainy pictures turned out super cute and I’m so glad we went for it.

engagement photo session in Fort Walton Beach
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