Here at Save the Date HQ, there is nothing we love more than an effortlessly chic bride so you can only imagine our delight when we spotted this wedding. We just fell instantly in love with Lisa’s lockdown wedding look; doesn’t she look amazing? Captured by the mega-talented photographer, Henry Lowther, Lisa and Chris married in a micro celebration at Bridgeford Hall in September 2020.
“We started planning our wedding at the start of 2020 with no idea that a couple of months later the whole country would shut down for the first national lockdown. We had got our hearts set on what we thought would be our dream day, so of course we were devastated. However, as the months passed, our priorities changed - there’s nothing like a global pandemic to make you realise what is (and isn’t) important.
Fortunately neither of us had ever dreamed of a big white wedding, we just wanted to be married above everything else. We didn’t want to wait forever and didn’t believe there would ever be the “right time”. Chris phoned the registry office on a Tuesday afternoon in August to arrange for us to officially give notice, which felt like the first step in the right direction. During the same phone call he spontaneously booked the next available date for a ceremony, which was 1 month later.
The ceremony was short and sweet, with our parents as our only guests. Such an intimate setting meant those moments felt relaxed, romantic and somehow even more meaningful. A few of our closest friends and family waited outside the venue to throw confetti and drink champagne with us afterwards, socially distanced of course!”
Keeping things simple for the day, Lisa wore a satin wide leg jumpsuit from the ASOS bridal collection and her best friend made my bouquet from eucalyptus and gypsophila from her parent’s garden but she did splurge on a Bottega Veneta bag to “even out the budget”. The relaxed feel didn’t stop here; “After the ceremony and celebrations, we walked across the road to Gusto, where we were lovingly greeted with huge gin and tonics and bottles of Champagne. We ate and drank the afternoon away with an amazing sharing table of sourdough pizzas, chilli prawns, calamari, salads and focaccia; washed down with lots of wine and finished with boozy affogato.
The whole day was so laid back and relaxed, which is very “us” - it’s hard to imagine it ever being something different. I can remember thinking throughout the day that I couldn’t have wanted anything more”. And we aren’t surprised, it sounds like a perfect celebration! Understated and intimate, this wedding really was a stylish little soiree!