Keeping you safe during the Covid19 pandemic! 

It has been such a disappointment to many couples who have made plans to get married this summer. All those plans now have to be changed. It hasn't been easy. If you still would like to be married this summer you can choose Weddings With a Heart to give you a wonderful and romantic ceremony and beautiful photos. We are elopement and small wedding specialists located in Newport RI. We have been officiating and photographing small weddings for 20 years.

 

Rhode Island is now in phase 3 of reopening. We are allowed to have a gathering of 50 people, no more, but we are trying to keep the number under 35. This includes the couple and the officiant and the photographer. We either need to be spaced 6 ft apart or be wearing a mask. Our officiant and photographer will stay 6 ft or more away from the couple and guests, which means the couple can be without masks during the ceremony and the photography afterwards.  We have great lenses that can zoom in on you from a distance. 

 

At this time in 2020 we will only be offering outside services. Actually that is mostly all we do anyway. If you look at our photography you will see that probably at least 90% of our weddings our outside. Outdoors is safer with the virus also.

 

Many couples are choosing to have a small intimate wedding or elopement with just them and 2 witnesses and having their original plans in the future or maybe save their money and have a big party later. 

 

FAQ re the restrictions

 

What if it rains? If the couple is flexible we usually work around the rain, by keeping a close eye on the weather and changing the time or the date. We are very flexible. With small weddings it is easy to make some last minute changes due to weather.  If a couple cannot make changes, we will have a wedding with umbrellas.

 

When will RI allow larger groups? While we do not know the details yet, we don't look to have larger weddings until there is a vaccine and we are past this pandemic.

 

Are restaurants open?  Yes restaurants may open but with some restrictions. There are fewer people allowed to go into a restaurant. Tables are 8 feet apart. And guests will have to wear a mask when not seated. The menus will be disposable or you will read from your phone.

 

Are hotels and B&B's open. Yes there are many that are open.

 

How will we know where to meet and what to do?  We will be talking with you on the phone anytime you would like and also the day before your ceremony. We will go over all the details.

Corona Virus funny tweets

I now understand why retired people eat dinner so early.

Me in 2019: If I could just have like a week with nothing to do and nowhere to go I could finally get this house clean and organized.

Me now: Nope, that wasn't the problem....

QUARANTINE SELF-DISCOVERY: I am still regularly late to things even when they don't involve traveling any physical distance

ME, 10: I want everyone to like me

ME, 20: I hope most people like me

ME, 30: I'm leaving society to go live with a family of raccoons in the forest & don't care how anyone feels about it

 

I’m really afraid I’m going to learn something about myself during this

Emails now be like: I hope you are staying safe, sheltered in place, stocked with toilet paper, and healthy during these absolutely unprecedented, wild, chaotic, terrifying times. Just wanted to follow up-

Day 3 in quarantine. My mom made me check my 11 year old brother’s search history. He has searched “how tall is goofy” and “why do Mormons have so many trampolines.” For his sake, I almost wish I found something bad

 

really glad that one month ago, I chose a neutral nail color

Day 1: This'll be fantastic. I get to stay inside and eat toast on a paper towel.
Day 8: Engages in conversation with a lamp.

 

pre-isolation: ah there's a bug in here kill it!!!

now: hello Kendra the bug welcome to our home may we interest you in a glass of wine?

 

i want to check on my extroverted friends but i'm afraid they will want to talk to me

 

fighting every urge in my body telling me to eat a second lunch

 

One thing I’ve learned so far in quarantine is that my husband refuses to microwave anything for 45 seconds, he always does 44. When I asked him why, he said, “For Obama.”

during isolation it’s important to have a variety of activities. Sometimes I read twitter on my phone; other times, my laptop. It’s all about balance.

What is a "weekend"?

s/o to all the genuine introverts who still aren't showing up even when all the social engagements have moved online

CDC: please don’t touch your face

Me: what if I get something in my eye

CDC: just try not—

Me: or like, a bad itch on my cheek

CDC: then wash yo—

Me: THIS IS TOO HARD, I CAN’T DO IT

CDC: *facepalm*

Me: SEE YOU CAN’T DO IT EITHER

Somehow "don't touch your face" to me turned into "you can only touch your face at home where all the bacteria that can be found is like family and def not corona virus"

 

CDC: don’t touch your face

My face: Your nose itches. You have an eyebrow out of place. Your cheek itches. You have a sharp booger. Your eye itches. Now your nose itches again

**Behaves normally**

**reads you shouldn't touch your face because of the Coronavirus***

**SPENDS THE REST OF THE DAY WITH ONE HAND IN MY MOUTH AND THE OTHER IN MY EYE OH MY GOD HAVE I ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS?!?**

But, if I don’t touch my face who is going to?

When this is all over I’m gonna touch my face so fucking much

 

Friend texts and asks ‘how’s your coronavirus experience going’? Recounts how his 4 year old went to school and told the class ‘my mommy has coronavirus’ which wasn’t true. Principal called. School is now shut. Kids, dude.

wow.. bars, clubs, and gyms all closed?? my life is about to seriously be exactly the same

WORK FROM HOME TIPS:

Have a routine. Shower/dress like normal. Keep a dedicated workspace. Fill a briefcase with sausages & carry it at all times. Stick to usual work hours. NEVER let raccoons trick you into trusting them with the beefcase: they dont have your interests at heart

GOING OUT TO BARS:
• dangerous
• are you out of your mind

SECLUDING YOURSELF AT HOME IN A TATTERED WEDDING DRESS PLOTTING REVENGE ON ALL MEN:
• weirdly hot
• no one gets infected
• he will live to regret the day he broke your heart

Sometimes I’ll just be living my ordinary, irrelevant life and out of nowhere I’ll remember that Priyanka Chopra referred to Pitbull as “Pardesi Babu” on her single “Exotic” and life loses all sense and meaning for those three seconds

How long before the JK Rowling tweet telling us Dobby had Coronavirus this whole time

can we all just agree to gain 15 pounds. that way none of us have to feel weird about it

QUARANTINE DIARY

Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years, so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic

Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix

The World Health Organization has announced that dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Dogs previously held in quarantine can now be released. To be clear, WHO let the dogs out.

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