2020 Weddings began as normal….until March.
Peak Season? Close our doors? No way!
However, that is exactly what happened to Old Glory Ranch and the whole Wedding Industry during this pandemic. The first layer we felt was sadness and disappointment as we reached out to our brides and tried to reschedule their dates. After planning for more than a year and getting sooooo close to their wedding day, there is not a word strong enough to describe their heartbreak.
As we became reconciled to the fact we would not be holding our Spring celebrations, we then began to feel lost. What does a wedding venue do if it can’t hold events? It was, to say the least, a very depressing time for us and for so many across the globe as each day we tried to comprehend what was happening to our nation and world.
After allowing ourselves some time to grieve, we began to ponder our future. What would weddings look like in 2020? How could we continue to provide brides with the wedding of their dreams?
We started to look for the positives, which at Old Glory Ranch, centers around our 2200 acres. Suzanne began the business to offer a “big city” wedding in a secluded, hill country setting. This is a strength in times like these. We have so many magnificent outdoor settings for elopements to traditional ceremonies while also having the space to social distance. Our large Chapel also helps to provide a Plan B without sacrificing the number of guests.
We also realized many couples were probably ready to get married NOW. This urgency lead us to focus on our Elopement & Micro-Wedding packages that include your officiant and other traditional wedding accessories such as cake, champagne toast, and time for those all important photos.
This “new normal” will be quite different for all, but weddings will continue. The feel will be the same as will the love. At Old Glory Ranch, we look forward to continuing to help our couples create their dream weddings while taking care of the details so they can fully enjoy the love that surrounds them.