Pam & Jon’s wedding took place under a the cloud of 2020’s Covid-19 restrictions. They had decided early on in the year that they wanted to go ahead with their nuptials regardless. Nevertheless the days preceding the wedding were on a knife edge, with the rules set to change again at any time. Fortunately, Pam & Jon’s wedding was able to go ahead with a maximum of 30 people in attendance.
Joe and Amber held their wedding on the 14th March 2020, 9 days before the UK locked down due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It was consequently (at least so far) my only wedding of 2020. Although family and guests were aware of the potential of lockdown (I remember a family member hoping they wouldn’t be locked down on the Isle of Wight) everyone at the wedding had a completely wonderful time.
On their wedding day, Jenna had her bridal preparations at a property within the gardens themselves. Her family and bridal party gathered around and we took photos as they walked past greenhouses and through tunnels of overhanging plants. The ceremony took place in a pagoda in the New Zealand Garden.
Stephen and Julian’s wedding followed an unusual timeline which suited the day perfectly. The couple walked down to Appuldurcombe House from their adjoining accommodation together. They were greeted their guests at a drinks reception on the lawn. Their wedding breakfast was served in the main hall before their ceremony took place.
Nicole and Steve’s wedding took place on the hottest day of the year. Fortunately a great deal of the day, including the ceremony was in a wooded glade, blessed with shade and dappled light. The bridal party, having prepared at the home of one of the bridesmaids, travelled to site by tractor and trailer.
Emma & Gareth had their legal ceremony quietly before their big day with just close family in attendance. This allowed them to hold their wedding in a field adjoining the beautiful Wolverton Manor. The ceremony was conducted by Jenni from Island Celebrants and took place under a corn-flower blue sky.
On their wedding day, Kylie and her wedding party got ready in an apartment adjoining Appuldurcombe House. Hair and make-up was provided by Lynsey-Marie with assistance from Jo Lofthouse. Mirroring her personality, Kylie wore a dress from Forget Me Not Designs, paired with a pair of incredible Irregular Choice shoes and carried a unique non-floral bouquet, created by Maddison Rocks.
Tom and Roshan had really strong ideas about what they wanted for their wedding. When faced with the logistical difficulties caused by the distance between their chosen venues, they hired a gorgeous vintage double decker bus. ‘The Old Girl’ carried them and their guests between the two. Both Tom and Roshan got ready at East Afton Farmhouse.
With Christmas came the day that Katie and Ashley had been waiting for. Their wedding took place at The Royal Esplanade Hotel in Ryde between Christmas and New Year. The hotel was adorned with Christmas trees, colours and sparkles as the bride walked down the aisle. Father Christmas even made an appearance!