The last few months have been really difficult - not just for me as I watched all of the weddings that I had lined up over the summer more or less disappear overnight - but also for all of the lovely couples who had been excitedly planning their celebrations for months if not years only to have to make the difficult decision to postpone or cancel their big days.
Lindsey and Roberts celebration was due to take place in July and, being cautious, they soon ensured that they had a Plan B date in the diary. However, with lockdown restrictions starting to lift in May, they optimistically starting making plans for a small ceremony just in case they were able to go ahead. I was so excited when it was announced that small weddings with up to 30 guests could go ahead from 4th July, just 6 days before Lindsey and Roberts anticipated celebration! That meant it was full steam ahead and, although the day was going to look very different to the original plans, they were just so thrilled that they were now allowed to say "I do"!
Arriving with my mask, hand sanitiser and additional long lenses (to ensure I could be as far away as possible), the day went without a hitch! It helped that Lindsey's Mum currently lives with the couple as it meant that she was able to help Lindsey with her dress and shoes! Lindsey and Robert were only allowed to have their witnesses in the room for the ceremony but a number of their friends and family (who had booked into the hotel too), were able to gather (socially-distanced) on the decking to watch in through the open doors.
It was such an emotional and beautiful occasion to witness. It didn't really matter that there was only a handful of people there to congratulate them and, in a way, it was much more personal and emotional for being so intimate.
Below are just a few of my favourite photos from the day. The full set of images can be found here (the password can be obtained from Lindsey or Robert).
Venue - DeVere Cotswold Water Park
Hair - Evissa Hair
Flowers - Little Paddock Flowers
Dress - Cotswold Frock Shop
Rings - made by the couple with direction from Haley Kruger
Cake - Cakes by Mrs F
Favours - Biscuits by Mrs F