Olivia Kutlesa, a fourth-year dentistry student at NYU, and Dylan Hewko, a controller for the New York City Football Club, have been dating since 2013. They had planned a glamorous wedding for 200 guests at the AGO for the end of August, but were forced to cancel in May due to the pandemic. When Olivia’s family priest announced he would be retiring, they took the opportunity to hold an intimate, family-only Catholic church ceremony, followed by a celebratory lunch at the Ancaster Mill. Here’s how it came together.
At the beginning of 2020, you could not have prepared me for the reality that we are living in now. As a wedding planner, we were gearing up for another busy and wonderful wedding season.
You found the one – the one you have been dreaming of for years. It was love at first sight when you found your destination wedding venue – until COVID 19 hit.
Planning your wedding day with a closed venue during this pandemic can cause countless different stresses, however there are some beneficial trips and tricks I have shared with my couples to help keep the creative ball rolling on your special day.
Coronavirus shook the world on March 11th, 2020 as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global outbreak a pandemic. There is not one person that it has not impacted, adding additional stress to everyday activities that had previously been taken for granted.
As the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic sets in and world health organizations continue to encourage social distancing, it can be hard to know how to move forward with wedding planning during this unprecedented time.
Just like all of you, my life has been upended by this global pandemic that we call Covid-19. Daily life has changed dramatically, I am unable to spend time with my family and friend who we see daily. We have had to tighten our budget, make sacrifices and alternate plans for our spring plans.