CASE STUDY: The first wedding post-lockdown
This year has thrown a LOT of challenges at those planning a wedding. Ultimately, it’s about doing what works for you as a couple, be that postponing or going ahead with a day that’s a little different than initially planned. Either way, these aren’t easy choices to make.
C & P had planned their wedding for July 2020. Throughout lockdown, they stuck to their guns and held onto that date, and boy are we glad they did! C & P’s beautiful wedding took place on Saturday 4th July, yes that’s right; the very day that weddings were once again allowed in England. What are the chances?! Call it luck or call it fate, but we sure are glad this couple didn’t lose hope.
Of course, things went ahead a little differently than initially planned. The large sit-down wedding breakfast couldn’t take place, and the ceremony (at The Guards Chapel at Wellington Barracks) was scaled back to include just a handful of very special guests. Changes also had to be made to the flowers. The table flowers and large arrangements were no longer needed, so the couple went with just a single buttonhole for the groom and a bouquet for the bride. Usually, the Pinstripes team would be busy pinning on buttonholes and rushing around the venue to set up. Instead, the flowers were collected in a safe and socially distanced way from our studio by the bride’s father. Despite the compromises, no magic was lost on this special day, and there were smiles all round as the newly married couple left the chapel.
C & P went with a classic English garden style for their flowers. We created the bouquet with elegant cream roses, summery blue delphinium, and blue thistle; styled with a loose and natural look in mind. The groom’s buttonhole was a single cream rose with a touch of blue thistle to match his bride’s bouquet perfectly.
C & P are planning to have a larger celebration later in the year once restrictions have (hopefully!) eased. We’re delighted that this magical day could go ahead and feel honoured to be part of this couple’s story.
Flowers: Pinstripes & Peonies
Venue: Guards Chapel
Photographer: Paul Rogers