And wake up in lockdown……

Photography by pink Photographics

So i want to start by saying if you dont follow me on social media , we did have to heartbreakingly cancel our wedding (that’s the big celebration with the guests and the dress and cake and the dance!) We where obviously gutted, but knew we had to see we are so lucky that the legal peice we had planned had a very small hope of the go ahead.

SO IM IN A WEIRD WAY, ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND GIVE ADVICE ON BOTH HAVING A MARRIAGE AND CANCELLED WEDDING.

and brides need love right now!
In the car I still couldn’t believe it was going to happen! I can see I’m tence

So , to minimize risk I stayed with Tom the night before, we actually watched the inbetweeners movie and got ready together; I wanted to use my own towels and bedding and not put that pressure on my mum, although I’m taking my temperature every day (this calms my anxiety I may pass something along!) It just felt better to social distance wedding day or not (plus me and tom would be sharing a kiss later anyway!)

I didnt sleep much! And I couldn’t even dare to watch the news or check my feed.

I was scared boris would call it!

But I was dropped at my mums to put on my dress! – hand washing upon arrival, I took my own flask and food and we stayed opposite sides of the room, the atmosphere was 100% different; if the topic moved away for even a second. …… it soon came crashing back to reality.

The topic was one thing only…… covid

We tried and failed to change it. In the end I had to roll with it and try laughing with it .

It was small things, after YEARS of pampering brides doing hair seeing makeup artists, I ironically ended up doing my own and having non!

I had a important stop to make before I could say I do….

And emotional stop off to my grandpa and granny!

Tears everywhere! Theres a photo that broke the photographer to edit, me to receive and I’m not even sure I can post online … it may break you too!

Learning to laugh with it

We headed to the registry office, dettoling hands , cars, ticket machines and keeping our distance, it was a pain taking separate cars, but made sense to stay in family units where possible.

Not issues I ever thought I’d have to think about, I didnt think I’d be hand sanitizing during my interview, so worried they may take it away I forgot Tom’s birthday and my dads job 🤦‍♀️ I just couldn’t concentrate, it felt like a gag almost, to good to be true!

THE PEOPLE AT THE REGISTRY OFFICE WHERE SO WONDERFUL, I THINK THEY KNEW WE MAY BE A RARE SIGN FOR A WHILE

THEY COULDNT HAVE BEEN NICER!
A photo from my mums phone

The actual ceremony was so heightened. I cried the intire time! No seriously, my photographer is already laughing at what photos she can give me … I just felt like I was floating, I was so happy but even the hour before it could be taken away from me , so I just remember thinking it may be stopped , and then I realised it wasnt going to be…. wed made it! And that made me cry more! 🤦‍♀️😭❤

My poor photographer, my poor makeup!

TEARS OF JOY AND UNBELIEF

I JUST COULDNT BELIEVE I WAS BEING ALOUD TO GET MARRIED.

With 4 guests the photos didnt take long, we took our photographer and set out for some photos just us * I’ll share more soon.

It was odd to just end the wedding, but with nothing open, and no kissy or cuddly photos!? What else is their. . .

No snuggles for this bride

So off we went, we went to Quorn because that’s where me and Tom had our first date and although we couldn’t go to the pub we had our first date we could go the the park that was close

IT WAS LIKE A EPISODE OF BLACK MIRROR AT TIMES

IT WAS DEFINITELY UNIQUE
Me cleaning a bench on my wedding day!

After dettoling a empty park bench, our first “meal” was jammy Dodgers and non alcoholic beer from latex gloved hands , the park was basically empty, there was a couple who kept there distance but obviously enjoyed seeing us, turned out it was there 50 year anniversary so they had come for a walk to celebrate, we took that as good luck!

We also passed a young lad who started to video us, I realised he must have been on the phone to someone in icolation and trying to cheer them up, so I waved and blew a kiss. He was to far away to say much but I could here him trying to explain that we where getting married.

We got so many (far away) cheers or congratulations, I think people where happy to see something positive, I’m not sure if they knew it was real or not, our photographer had to shout across that yes, it is!

Only once did a social distance rule get broken….. nobody told a posh looking dog 😂 he decided to have a close by sniff.

However walking past closed shops, people looking out behind glass , home by 2.15 –

You couldnt make this up!

Having a honeymoon in lockdown is…. interesting. I can 100% say, if anyone deserves a holiday at the end of this, it’s my husband! Because…. well probably end up cleaning the house Haha

I think my face sums it all up.

So heres to a week of TV, trying not to worry about my own business, trying not to go insane and just honestly hoping everyone stays heathy!

IM JUST SO GLAD IVE A HUSBAND TO WEATHER THIS STORM WITH

and I cant believe I’m a wife! We look forward to our wedding !

❤ a side note. I’ve since seen my husband go to work every day as a key worker, and I couldnt be more scared, proud and glad for our weird chance –

Hair by myself www.www.plaitsandpincurls.co.uk

Photography – pink Photographics

Bouquet – Charlotte laurie designs