Dapper couple Blair & David tied the knot last month at the beautiful Iscoyd Park in Wrexham. For this blog post I got the lowdown on getting married during lockdown...
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Elliott! Tell me a bit about you both?
We met 12 years ago but have been together for 8 years and had been engaged for 2 years before getting married. Dave proposed on a beach in Thailand in 2018 at sunset, it was super romantic and he'd planned everything to the smallest detail. I almost ruined the whole thing by saying I didn't fancy going for a walk on the beach! Fortunately, he convinced me!
How did you come to the decision to have a micro wedding instead of postponing the day?
A mixture of the uncertainty of not knowing whether numbers/guidance would change in 2021 and the fact that we had spent 2 years planning. The importance of being married was our main priority and we felt lucky we were able to go ahead at our chosen venue with our closest family and friends.
How did your wedding suppliers and venue help you throughout the decision-making process?
Our venue were absolutely amazing throughout the whole process, they were so understanding and did everything they could to try and limit the amount of stress we were under, we couldn't have asked for a better team.
How did you inform your guests? And how did you family and friends react?
It was difficult to make decisions on cutting down our list to begin with so we first spoke to all our guests and asked if there was anyone who felt they wouldn’t be able to attend due to travel restrictions or health reasons. We felt extremely fortunate that all our guests were so understanding and so we decided to keep it to close family and friends.
Was there any effect on your overall wedding budget?
Just do it! It will be better than you think and will still be the happiest day of your life. This year has taught us both what is important and for us being able to share that with our very closest family and friends was epic. I think because of the reduced guestlist the people that were there were so happy to be able to be there and share it with us, the love in the room was palpable!
There will be plenty of opportunities for a big party in the future and you can’t put your life on hold forever!
Photo Credit: James Fear Wedding Photography / www.fearphotography.com