For Charissa and Antoine, having an intimate wedding was always THE choice. When the pandemic broke out, the main challenge that they encountered was managing the constant change in social restrictions. Because of this, they had to put off a lot of the final decisions until the last minute, including booking their venue. Believe it or not, Charissa and Antoine were still looking for their venue two months before their wedding! Fortunately, they found Jaspas Beach Club, which fit all their requirements. The lovers are avid fans of the outdoors, especially beaches and mountains, so the quaint clearing by the beach with the mountains looming behind was the perfect spot to tie the knot! The scenery also matched their chosen ‘rustic Mediterranean meets modern Bohemian’ theme. Charissa adds, “We also loved the fact that our guests had to take a boat to arrive at our wedding. It felt like a mini island getaway for everyone, especially during this time when none of us can travel.”
To all other brides and grooms who are planning their special day and are struggling with the challenges brought about by the pandemic, here are some tips from the couple.
1) Find vendors who will listen to your needs and who will appreciate taking a personalized approach. It’s challenging as it is to plan a wedding with COVID-19, so working with vendors that are professional but also understanding really helped take the stress off.
2) Don’t forget to have fun! This is YOUR special day and you deserve to enjoy every second of it, even if things don’t completely fall in place. Your guests will only remember the fun moments in the end.
Check out all of the photos from Charissa and Antoine’s wedding day through the lens of KC Chan Photography. Scroll on now.
Venues: Jaspas Beach Club / Photographer: KC Chan Photography / Makeup Artist: Belle mariée / Wedding Dress: Rodarte / Veil: Harriet Gordon / Earrings: Completedworks / Wedding Rings: Catbird / Calligraphy: Whale Whispers / Celebrant: Amy Pan Civil Celebrant