A covid-safe drive-in wedding in Brazil
09 Jul 2021
Gabriel and Carollyne Galvão Pereira hosted a covid-safe drive-in wedding in Brazil
Photography: Fran Cunha
Wedding planner Darlene Medeiros tells us about the couple's big day which took place in January 2021:
Tell us how they met.
The couple went to the same church, so they met there, and that’s how their story began. They wanted an outdoor wedding, so they visited several venues in the region.
Did the couple have any special requests for their wedding?
They were very concerned about the ceremony that it could convey the message of their love and also about their faith.
How did you come up with the concept of this wedding?
We had to adapt the wedding to the drive-in style because of the pandemic. The decor and colour palette were very romantic.
How did this wedding change your career as a wedding planner/creator?
It was a huge challenge to deal with several changes due to restrictions, the expectation of the decrees of the region. Also, we had to explain everything to the guests, who did not understand very well how a drive-in wedding could work. Vendors also needed to create and adapt themselves to what could be done at that moment. Bride, Carollyne said: "I thought everything was incredible, Darlene was always attentive and willing to help in everything, and on the day, she and all the consultancy makes our day happen excellently. Gab and I felt very respected in our wills and the attention given to us."
Were there any challenges for this wedding?
The biggest challenge was dealing with the restrictions imposed and ensuring that the adaptations could work. Everyone was anxious to understand what an experience of watching a wedding from inside the car would be like for the guests and the couple, and our team was trying to ensure that we could make it. Since what we wanted was to celebrate the love and say that this is what matters even after all. Due to the pandemic, with all the struggles from the wedding industry and real-life challenges, celebrating love and creating these memories is fantastic!
Steal Their Style:
Wedding planner: Darlene Medeiros
Photographer: Fran Cunha
Venue: Chácara Mata Nativa Eventos
Cinematography: Umpar Films
Catering: Eliane Faria Buffet
Officiant: Pastor Sandro
Flowers: Cynthia Ayres
Cake and Dessert: Ju Paiff Patisserie
Dress: Veridiane Noivas
Hair and Makeup: Regina Rocha
Groom’s attire: Séculos Alfaiataria
Lighting: Briluz Varal de Luzes