We love healthcare workers, especially when they plan an intimate rooftop wedding with their guests’ health in mind. With personalized masks, a virtual ceremony online, and an open-air environment, Bhavni & Ricardo celebrated their love in the cutest, and safest way. Thankfully, Fawn Events created a space filled with luxe modern chairs, colorful florals, and—of course—a mariachi band.
Planning a wedding during a pandemic isn’t easy. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to throw a small, intimate wedding, keep scrolling to see this COVID-conscious wedding captured by Mariana Pierce. Trust us, you’ll want to pin the sanitizer bottles, the masks, and the table setups.
Bhavni and Ricardo
Los Angeles, California
Planning A Wedding During A Pandemic
By far, our priority at all times—before, during, and after—was the health of our loved ones and all those involved in executing our celebration. Every step we took in planning, and every degree of stress that came with it, was with the pandemic in mind. Our largest sigh of relief came two weeks after the ceremony, when we confirmed that all those in attendance were in good health and COVID-19 free.
Advice From The Bride
It sounds so cliché, but try not to stress! I had complete confidence in our wedding planner, which took a huge load off of us. I’d say invest in vendors and wedding planners that you have complete confidence in so your day is in good hands.
Why An Intimate Rooftop Wedding?
After abandoning all hope in our original plan (a destination wedding in Zacatecas, Mexico), and being limited by LA County’s fluctuating public health protocols, we had to pivot multiple times. Serendipitously, our apartment’s rooftop and helipad provided an unexpected opportunity to celebrate our love with Downtown LA’s urban canopy in the background. The location allowed us to guarantee social distancing in an open-air environment, and simultaneously minimize the need for air travel—as a large percentage of our wedding party and family live in or around the southern California area.
Gifts For Their Virtual Wedding Guests
Because most of our originally-invited guests could no longer attend, we sent wedding day gift boxes to each of them—containing champagne and personalized COVID-19 masks— so that they could feel they were still part of our special day while streaming the ceremony online.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Mariana Pierce
Event Planning – Fawn Events
Floral Design – Penelope Pots Floral Design
Catering – Room Forty
Cake – Vanilla Bake Shop
DJ – Second Song
Live Music – Mariachi Lindas Mexicanas
Videography – Life Story Film
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Julian Morales
Wedding Dress Designer – Sarah Seven
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Bartending – LA Speakeasy
Rentals – Sun Drop Vintage
Congratulations to Bhavni and Ricardo on their beautiful intimate rooftop wedding! Huge thank you to Mariana Pierce for capturing and sharing this day with us. Planning a wedding during a pandemic like Bhavni and Ricardo? Check out our COVID-19 wedding planning advice to help celebrate your love in a safe way.