Category: Covid Wedding

Designer Holly Winter makes Dresses for NHS Brides

December 30, 2020 | Covid Wedding, real wedding, Wedding Dress

Back in March Holly Winter offered to design and make a free bespoke, couture wedding dress for NHS brides who had to postpone their wedding because of Covid-19. “I had no idea what to expect” said Holly “I received around 50 responses (and a nomination for a Pride of Britain Award!)” Holly says she’d love to be able to help everyone who got in touch, but with just her doing the work, she has committed to helping four brides over the next two years. Holly’s delighted to share pictures of her first NHS bride who tied the knot on 28…

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Q&A with Carole from Duncton Mill & The Naked Food Company

Q. As we know it’s not been a normal year. How are you coping with everything? What’s this year been like for you? A. It became apparent very early on that things were going to be incredibly different this year. I knew it was going to be a rollercoaster for me but the worst thing was that my clients were really going to suffer. I decided immediately that I would do everything I could to make postponing their dream days as quick and painless as possible. I started by rolling over all of my catering and venue bookings and deposits…

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A Humble Covid-tastic Village Hall Wedding

Megan and Stuart from Worthing got married on 25th July this year… and I was supposed to go to their wedding damn it! In fact, not only was I a guest, I’d volunteered to provide 80 retro desserts for the reception. Margot’s Dessert Trolley. Trifle anyone? Obviously the whole world turned upside down and Megan and Stuart’s party were spared my attempts at Black Forrest Gateaux. I asked them some questions about their crazy journey to become man and wife. Q. When did you get engaged? And when did you start planning your wedding? A. We got engaged in November…

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Love Isn’t Cancelled – A Poem

The wedding industry has been all I’ve really known for the last ten years. It’s the career I’ve shaped for myself. I’ve made a life out of parties, celebrations… good times. I’ve made some of my best friends through the industry. Many of my industry friends and colleagues I haven’t seen since last winter, and somehow it’s the winter again and we don’t know when our paths will next cross. Today I spoke to my 95-year-old grandmother on the phone. She’s desperately worried about my work and income. Obviously I don’t want her to worry but I want to tell…

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Lockdown Love Competition

Keri Clark, wedding hair stylist and make up artist (founder of Off Duty Wedding Hair & Makeup) has hand-selected a team of Kent-based creatives to offer an amazing Covid-friendly competition prize. The Prize On Saturday 19th December the team will be creating and styling a luxurious winter wedding setting at Oak Tree Barn, a beautiful rustic barn with modern industrial elements in the heart of Kent. A personalised blessing ceremony will be conducted by Bex the Celebrant in a chic ceremony setting styled by Olivia from The Collect Co in front of up to 13 of the chosen couple’s guests….

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Charlotte & Ben’s Covid-affected Portsmouth Wedding

Southsea-based Charlotte and Ben were the models for our boat shed shoot back in March. Their big wedding plans were affected by Covid this year so we caught up with them to find out how they adapted… Q. When did you get engaged? And when did you start planning your wedding?  A. We got engaged in 2019 in Yosemite, California when I was working in San Francisco. Ben flew out to join me for a week. He proposed in the coolest of yurts in a forest, complete with hummingbirds and wild deer. We got engaged over refried potatoes and a…

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Mini Weddings and Elopements

Today we have a guest post from much-loved Sussex-based Celebrant Rachael Thompson… At the time of writing the wedding industry has been hit, yet again, with the Coronavirus pandemic capping the number of permitted guests at a wedding to 15, and who knows when normality will resume. There’s no question that the future of weddings is changing. Many couples have been planning a big white wedding, with guests galore, so I appreciate this year’s happening have been a bitter disappointment. But every cloud does indeed have a silver lining, and as I am ever the optimist I’m going to be…

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