Our first lockdown wedding was on 13th August 2020 in a beautiful quaint village in Kent. We just love this image of vicar, a true reflection of the times.
The Bride & Goom
The Bride and Groom, Lyndsey and Sam, met and fell in love at work. They have been together for three and a half years now and did not want the tiny matter of a global pandemic to stand in the way of their wedding day and the start of their journey as Mr & Mrs Courtley.
The wedding plans were totally adapted to fit in with the government restrictions and the best news is that they now get to celebrate their wedding twice. This year as a “lockdown wedding” and next year the original full celebrations with all their extended family and friends.
Intimate lockdown wedding
The lockdown wedding took place in the beautiful Kent village of Yalding. It was an intimate wedding party of just 23 guests. The ceremony was held at St Peter & St Paul Church followed by a relaxed, bo-ho style celebration in a family members garden near the church.
Lyndsey said, “being a lockdown wedding, with restricted numbers means it will be more intimate and we will get to spend a greater amount of time socialising with everyone. We are really looking forward to letting our hair down with all our special guests”.
Church flower arch
Lyndsey always dreamed of having a flower arch at her wedding. Thereferore, the pressure was on for Little Tin Shed to ensure we delivered the wedding flower arch of Lyndsey dreams!
We constructed the arch using all-natural material. No florist foam or single use plastic. Completely natural, bio-degradable, eco-friendly, kind to the earth with absolutely no compromise to the look.
The other great aspect about the floral arch is that it was dual purpose – the family removed from the church after the service and repurposed as table decorations back in the family’s garden.
The wedding dress of dreams
We absolutely adore Lyndsey choice of bridal gown from Grace and Lace bridal.
Floral greenery wedding flowers
The bo-ho relaxed style lent itself to a very natural looking floral arrangements with lots of different varieties of greenery for texture including echinops thistles. The main colour being neutral white and greens with just a subtle hint of pale pink. We combined some gorgeous roses with dahlias and waxflower.
Notre dame rose
Notre Dame rose is a new variety this year from VIP Roses. This beautiful rose has a soft and natural colour with an amazing scent. It blooms in between that of a garden rose and a classic rose. We just loved it and thought it was perfect choice for Lyndsey.
The Dorchester rose
Also a new variety of Rose this year, is “The Dorchester” by award-winning rose breeders Meijer Roses. Because it is so new, we were especially excited to include it in this wedding. The Dorchester Rose is a special collaboration between the Dorchester’s designer florist, Philip Hammond and dedicated to The Dorchester, hence it’s name.
This specially selected rose is blousy in composition and has a pale blush colouring, with the pink tone gaining more colour as the rose gradually opens. We thought it would complement the weddings colour palette beautifully.
Dogs at weddings
Dogs at weddings is becoming increasingly popular. Having a lockdown wedding in the garden meant that Mr & Mrs Courtley got to have their fury baby “Boomer” there with them, which they were incredibly happy about. Boomer even had a matching bow tie to Sam’s jacket.
- BRIDAL SHOP: graceandlacebridal
- GROOMSMEN: mossbros
- HAIR: Kristen Fitheridge
- MAKE-UP: Sabrina GY Makeup
- CAKE: Bridies Cakes
- PHOTOGRAPHER: mattwingphoto
- FLOWERS: Little Tin Shed
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