Well, 2020. What a year! There’s a whole lot to reflect upon from this year. But if there’s one thing I want all of us to carry in to 2021, it’s the notion that love always wins. Here’s ten times that love won over in 2020.
It all started so well!
Before we had even heard of Coronavirus, Dan and Jen created a tropical paradise in a winter wonderland and filled it with love and laughter
Then Meg and Dan sprinkled Disney magic on to a sunny Saturday in February
But soon after we learned that the year wasn’t going to go ahead as planned.
Jen and Duncan were the first of my wedding bookings to have to rearrange their plans. Jen and Duncan’s creativity and commitment set the tone for the rest of the year. Just before lockdown we got together and celebrated their plans to create something that would acknowledge their original intention without compromising their loved ones.
And then everything changed…
Through an act of love we stayed at home.
In July the sun started to shine again.
Mark and Livvy made it through the wilderness and bought their wedding plans forward because they just wanted to be married to each other. Their plan for a big wedding was rearranged to something that was small, intimate and very sweet.
Alice and Jess found a way to have their dream of an Italian vineyard wedding right here at home in the UK.
The Italian sunshine even showed up as the guest of honour.
Caro and Gurj got married in front of their close family, all spread out at a social distance.
But they bought their friends and family together in an electric dream of a wedding streamed out on Zoom.
Jen and Duncan then tied the knot for real, followed by a picnic in the local park.
The restrictions on the number of guests at a wedding was no barrier for Gemma and James.
They got married in a small church wedding with their closest family present, plus all the family dogs. They were limited to just 15 human guests, but no limit on the number of dogs!
It was third time lucky for Bhav and Paul’s wedding date
They got married in October after rescheduling from March, to July and then finally made their marriage official on a blowy autumnal day at Marylebone Town Hall.
Corona was no challenge for Naomi & Kalia. They always wanted a small, intimate wedding, followed by a South East Asian adventure.
Their wedding was perfect, just as they always planned, with just two witnesses and a very quick signature on the formal paperwork. Their adventure in South East Asia is still in the pipeline, but they did enjoy a mini-moon in Gloucestershire instead (same, same but different).
Gemma and Terry then surprised everyone with a secret elopement to Gretna Green