Durham Magazine Dec/Jan 2021

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who are taking a risk to attend your celebration, as well as with our vendors, who are taking a risk to serve you.

No. 5 Zoom Just Isn’t the Same

PHOTO BY RICHARD BARLOW PHOTOGRAPHY

At the beginning of the pandemic, I feared that we’d all rapidly get accustomed to doing everything virtually, from work, to school, to dating ... and even to weddings. Virtual elements are certainly transforming how we celebrate. It’s no strange thing for Grandma and Grandpa to watch a livestream of the ceremony from home. That’s a beautiful thing. But in the end, there’s nothing like locking eyes with the parade of people from your life as you walk down the aisle after you’re declared married. And there’s no digital replacement for embracing your favorite aunt, posing in a photo booth with your college roommates, toasting with your new in-laws and dancing the night away under flashing lights in a crowd of people, all there to celebrate your new life together!

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Elizabeth Hylton and Maria Alejandra in bridesmaid dresses from Bella Bridesmaids and jewelry from Jewelsmith.