In-between lockdowns our beautiful brides said 'I do' and proved you can still look fabulous & celebrate during a pandemic.
So many of our brides got married during Covid-19, and every time we received their big day pics it made all the trials and tribulations of operating a wedding shop during a pandemic so worthwhile! They all looked fabulous in their gowns, had an amazing yet not quite as they imagined day and proved that it was still possible to get married during a pandemic. Some married abroad in countries with fewer restrictions, some tied the knot in the UK with smaller numbers of guests. Wherever they wed, we're so happy they did, because it shows the determination of our girls to have their special day but still follow the new rules.
Today however, marks the day of Lockdown 2.0. A sad day for all of us, no doubt about it. Whatever your job, lifestyle or views on the world - this lockdown has an impact on all of us. Be it financially, mentally or emotionally we are all feeling the affects. And in times of crisis, being English we'd usually go down the pub, be we can't even do that!
So today, we thought we would bring some pre-Christmas cheer and share some of our brides who got married during Covid-19. The lucky ones, the tenacious ones and the ones who knew this was going to be their year. So sit back, scroll through and forget about the world outside for two minutes! Oh, and wash your hands again, just to be sure!
Bellissima Brides Who Got Married During Covid-19
REBECCA SMITH | Married 23rd May 2020
Rebecca and James tied the knot on a sunny Saturday back in Auckland, New Zealand. They decided to have their nuptials and celebrate in James's Grandfather's back garden, as the original venue they had planned was closed due to Covid-19. Rebecca wore the stunning Kenneth Winston 1836 in dove grey/ivory and it suited the occasion perfectly!
'Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Aimee for helping me find my perfect dress for our perfect day. I really did feel like a princess for the day, we had the most absolutely perfect day.' Rebecca Smith
BHAVANI PATEL | Married 8th August 2020
Our Bellissima bride Bhavani tied the knot with Ravi back in August in the chapel at Orsett Hall surrounded by 28 of her nearest and dearest. It was a little different than the 300 people Indian wedding that they had planned, but they're planning a big party to celebrate when all this is over. As Bhavani says 'What other brides get to wear their wedding dress twice?!', absolutely!
Speaking of her dress, Bhavani wore the gorgeous Marni by Enzoani on the big day, which looked stunning set against the Greenwich riverfront, the location of our post-nuptials drinks. Mum organised and arranged all the flowers on the day and Bhavani's friend did her hair, while her sister made the wedding cake.
CHRISTINA MELETIOU | Married 26th September 2020
Our bride Christina tied the knot not long ago in September to her now husband, Stuart. The happy couple celebrated their big day at The West Street Vineyard in Coggeshall with their close family and friends.
Christina chose the stunning Deirdre by Maggie Sottero for her big day, and we think you'll all agree it suited her perfectly!
LILLIE | Married 18th July 2020
Lillie said 'I do' in the magical surroundings of The Fairytale Chateau - Chateau de Cazenac in Le Coux et Bigaroque, France back in July. The big day went without a hitch and everyone loved her big day dress!
'Everyone LOVED my wedding dress, so thank you so much for all your help. I feel truly blessed that it was able to go ahead.' Lillie
SOPHIE GOODWIN | Married 7th September 2020
Our Bellissima bride Sophie was determined to tie the knot this year as her Dad is not well, and she wanted to make sure he was there to give her away. After multiple cancellations due to Covid-19, Sophie and Chris finally got married on the 5th time of trying, and we're delighted they managed it. Their happy day was celebrated at Channels Estate in Chelmsford and Sophie chose the gorgeous Ingwiller from Blue by Enzoani for the big day.
Sophie also chose her beautiful bridesmaid dresses from us while the wedding photography was by Stacey England and The Perfect Marriage did her makeup. 'Thank you so much for making my wedding dress shopping experience so incredible and being so accommodating when the date changed.' Sophie Goodwin
GEORGIE HOCKLEY | Married October 2020
Wow! What a beautiful shot of our real bride Georgie! The happy couple tied the knot in the heavenly location of Santorini! Her tulle ballgown looked absolutely fabulous set against that stunning backdrop, and we're so delighted that Georgie managed to pull off her dream destination wedding during a pandemic!
'I just want to say thank you for my wonderful dress' Georgie
CHARLOTTE GOODAY | Married 11th October 2020
Charlotte's Lane dress from Blue by Enzoani looked simply incredible on her big day last month! The happy couple tied the knot at Hatfield Place in Chelmsford surrounded by their closest family & friends and her beautiful flowers were arranged by Springfield Florist.
We can't wait to see more pics from the photographer!
ELLIE LANGMEAD | Married October 2020
We're finishing up with another Santorini bride, Ellie! The happy couple managed to have their dream wedding in the sun last month and their pictures are simply incredible! And a little terrifying, you wouldn't catch us up there! Ellie chose the gorgeous Rasia by Mori Lee wedding dress for her big day and it certainly suited the occasion perfectly!
A huge congrats to all of our brides who got married during Covid-19, it must not have been easy but you all certainly pulled it off fabulously! Planning your big day? We may be on pause for now, but rest assured as soon as we can open our doors again we'll find you your dream dress too.
Laura & the girls xx