• Fiona Bielby

Covid Weddings, are they for us or not?

Updated: Mar 1

Although Monday's announcement from our Boris was a welcome one for the wedding industry, as he outlined our road map out of the 2020-2021 pandemic, there's still time for lots of "Covid Wedding" too...

You can really get creative.
When this is the whole wedding party, you ca really get creative.

So why would we want a Covid Wedding? I hear you say, well there's many the reason why some couples may opt to get married during the Covid restrictions: -You might not want the massive wedding party, this way you don't need to have those awkward conversations.

-You prefer quality over quantity

-Maybe you would struggle to afford your "ideal" wedding with 100s of guests

-Loads of venues and suppliers are offering great deals at the moment

-You will get time to actually talk to your guests properly

-Things are ironically, often a little more relaxed

-Getting the perfects photos isn't as much of a whirlwind

-You're documenting a bit of time for history

I could go on...but why don't we hear it from some really life couples.

Kelly and Steven, stood overlooking the views from Burythorpe House.

Kelly planned her wedding in a matter of weeks with the help of her husband Steven and Alison- wedding coordinator at Burythorpe House, near Malton. They'd spotted an amazing deal that the venue were offering for small, covid weddings. I believe they got their room for them and their guests, a 3 course meal and a toasting drink too. The deal was fantastic value and very clever of the venue too, last year was really tough for them, they had staff to pay and the building to maintain on top of that, so at the end of the day a small, wedding is better than none at all.

Just before Dad came to pick her up.

Father see's his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress.

A moment together before he walks her down the aisle.

Walking her down the aisle to her groom.

Kelly's son acts as the ring bearer, a proud moment for everyone.

The exchange of rings

The couple look so happy as the sign the marriage register

The bride showing off her ring.

The couple share a walk together in the gardens at Burrythorpe House

Their children shower them in confetti

The cake, made by the Brides friend

The dinning room at Burythrope House

A fun portrait, just as I left.

Kelly said, "I wouldn't of had it any other way, I was very pleased I chose to have my wedding when I did... It was perfect, personal and the best day ever... the photos were fabulous the venue was amazing, loved it!!!!"

Rachel and Karl, in the grounds of The Talbot Hotel, Malton

This couple got in touch with me mid August, for their September wedding, they just wanted to get married and decided to just go for it despite C-19. Originally, they were planning for 30, then they had to cut it to 15 with just days to go, but they still had a great time, ate amazing food and enjoyed each others company.

Dad delivering his daughter to her groom.

All smiles, during the ceremony at Malton RO

Exiting Malton Registry Office

A beautiful bouquet made by Gemma at The Topiary Tree

Even the rain didn't dampen their spirits, on the day.

The braved a stroll around the grounds of The Talbot in Malton

The Bride delivering her poem, she'd written about Karl.

Toasting their day.

The table at The Talbot looked incredible.

Rachel & Karl said, "Our wedding was lovely and intimate, everyone got to chat to everyone, which wouldn't have happened to same extent if it was bigger. Organising the wedding was also easy and no stress. We had a fab day and so did our families, it just felt like a big feast in the evening. All of our suppliers from the cake maker to the venue went above and beyond. It also wasn't too bad being the centre of attention when there was only 13 other people."

We stopped at the entrance to Birdsall House to get photos of Hannah and George on the tree, lined drive, before we got to the house. Something we could do because time was on our side.

Hannah and George had been planning their wedding for a good 18 months, they suffered a venue closing down on them and then around 3 weeks before their wedding Boris locked us down, so they dragged everything forwards and got married on a Wednesday because they were just desperate to be Mr and Mrs!

Bride checking our her makeup

Mother of the Bride preparing the dress.

A proud Dad getting ready to take Hannah to the church.

Arriving at the church, delivered safely by Howard.

A sneaky kiss as Hannah sees George for the first time that day.