Any large scale extravaganzas in relation to weddings are unfortunately on hold for the foreseeable future. There is however some light at the end of the tunnel as the government are allowing small scale weddings to go ahead from the 4th July. A small wedding can still have impact and feel really special. Being around only your strongest ties and those you hold closest to your heart can shape a magical day.
As with everything right now, things are showing signs of easing up, with some of us frantic to get back to normal and others slowly peeking and taking their first steps out of their abodes. The government are clearly aware that weddings play an important part in our society and having our cultural norms are essential to our health and relationships, alongside allowing for certain legal rights. Bringing families and friends together builds stronger bonds and helps wellbeing. You may feel the same, that our lives feel like they've been put on hold. We're eager to start living again, be with our loved ones and feel the excitement of the count down to celebrations.
So far the government are allowing small weddings of up to 30 people to go ahead from the 4th of July which is incredible. There are obviously restrictions, such as they discourage a reception after the wedding, the ceremony times need to be kept short and social distancing measures will need to be respected to name a few.
You might be thinking I'd rather postpone my wedding, but there are still benefits and positives to having an intimate wedding during this difficult time. There is a movement in society that simplicity is king. It allows for the focus to be on what really matters. Is the large mansion or castle the most important aspect of the day, or is it the close bonds, a gathering of special people, and the marriage of two people the main focus? A small wedding can feel intimate and magical and there are many stunning small venues tucked away from the masses, so you can enjoy your wedding without the noseys. Westcott Barton in Devon as photographed here, is an example of a gorgeous rustic barn wedding venue, packed with charm and with delightful surroundings. It's one of our faves because of its secluded nature, set in rural Devon with its heavenly countryside views. It certainly evokes a feeling when you first step into the barn and has this charming old worldly quality.
If one of you or both of you are shy or introverted a smaller wedding with just your closest friends and family can feel less daunting, feel more relaxed and soothe the nerves of the quiet one in the relationship. Being the centre of attention isn't for all of us! An intimate wedding could allow for the saving of some pennies, or you could pack more of a punch by making a smaller space more magnificent with greenery and flowers. In a small venue you can make your decor feel more concentrated and focus on quality over quantity.
So far the government are suggesting that the reception of a wedding should not go ahead. This could be heart breaking, but an extra celebration perhaps the following year could be a goer, and then you could go all out and invite all those extra guest you feel you may have left out or were unable to attend wedding day. Make the most of the situation and spread the joy to next year as well, any excuse for an extra celebration!
It's clear that weddings will have certain restrictions and that these will have to be observed regularly as they are changing so fast. The government website has all the answers regarding these rules, so head over there for more info. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss either or both tree hire and floristry for the upcoming autumn and winter phase of the year. We would love to help be a part of magical intimate wedding and will follow strict hygiene and social distancing measures. Head over to our Tariffs and Charges page for an idea on the stock we hold, prices and bundle offers. We can also source items if they're not available on these lists. Please feel free to get in touch and we will endeavour to help you.
Trees and plants to hire for this look:
Jasmine arch, bay tree, varying sizes of olive tree, eucalyptus, roses, lilies & ruscus.
Other Hire Items
Large milk churn vessels and large wicker planters.
Venue - Westcott Barton
Photography - freeformimages.co.uk
Dress - Frilly Frocks Bridal
Make-up - Isabelle Grace Make-up Artistry
Hair - Vera K Wedding Hair
Model - Roxy Anaskor