This beautiful couple had a stunning wedding day in Austin, Texas at Chapel Dulcinea. Our elopement rentals went perfect with their romantic Southwestern vibe. We love how the couple had the whole day to themselves, soaking in every moment as husband and wife. Shanece + Jarrid rented our acrylic pedestals for their ceremony, creating the perfect stand for their beautifully warm floral by Nava floral. The wedding was captured by September Company & planned by Saunter Weddings.
This wedding was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, where Shanece shares her wedding planning experience.
“Wedding planning was a tad bit stressful for us, to say the least,” says Shanece Solomon, a speech language pathologist and health and wellness mentor. (She met her groom, Jarrid Durand—a civil engineer—back in college in August 2011 during their time in AmeriCorps. Two years later, in May 2013 to be exact, they officially started dating.) Following a big move from Louisiana to Austin, Texas, the couple nailed down an April 2020 wedding date and chose a private venue nearby—and then COVID sent their original plans into a tailspin.
“We had planned to get our marriage license the week the shutdown happened, and because of COVID-19, we then had to wait until May,” Shanece recalls, noting that obviously, that original date wasn’t happening. “By then, we were just so ready to get married.” So, the pair and their planner, Ashley of Saunter Weddings went back to the drawing board. They decided on a micro wedding, one that vendors—and vendors only—would attend, while friends and family watched via a streaming service. They gathered with their team on July 17, 2020, at the Chapel Dulcinea—and their reimagined day is one they will always cherish, they say.
“Small does not mean less or lacking,” Shanece stresses to couples in similar situations. “Our wedding planner did a phenomenal job of ensuring that our miniature wedding was spectacular. We did a cake cutting, had a first dance, and had a videographer—even though it was just us two! It was still so special and dreamy.”
We love this couple’s love! Their big day may not have gone the way they planned, but they made the best of their situation and had a beautiful wedding day. To see more from their day, watch Shanece and Jarrid’s wedding video by Peyton Frank.
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