Covid weddings part 2
Updated: Sep 23
Now we’re in September, restrictions have been lifted again, this time 30 people can stay for a reception party! Yay!
Penny & Danny. Danny & Penny. What can I say about these two love birds?! Well I’ve met couples that are well suited but these two are on another level!
I had the privilege of meeting them and having an engagement shoot in March, before lockdown and then again in July. The fun we had on their engagement shoots just made me more excited for their wedding!
Having their first engagement shoot at the gorgeous Chevin Country Club & Spa in Otley, so we could get a feel for their big day here in September. A lovely walk around the lake and the grounds. Venue visits can be really helpful to plan your photos for the big day.
In July, we went to Chevin view point, which is literally two minutes away from the view. With stunning views across Otley.
From here we planned their day. We had already planned in their day before lockdown happened but now we needed to plan around the new restrictions.
The day before the wedding, Penny called me to say she had some gifts she would like to give to her bridesmaids and Danny. So off I went the night before to capture the gift exchanges, oh there were tears of joy and laughter all around. I felt so welcome by the bridesmaids and groomsmen. I knew that the wedding was going to be great.
The big day was here! I have so many ideas and plans for photos for them. I spoke to the lovely staff at Chevin, Sophie, Marina and the manager Sam, who all helped me achieve everything we wanted to do. They couldn’t do enough for Penny & Danny on the day and before, I think we were all happy that it was going ahead!
There was so many happy tears on the day, I couldn’t keep it together! You could feel the love and emotion around everyone who was there. I swear, Penny, is the Queen of surprises! They even got me a Thank you gift and sneaky photos of me!!!!
It was so nice to have a wedding with a reception party, sit down meal etc. It felt like there was light at the end of the tunnel for weddings.
Im still looking back over the live stream videos posted on Facebook! Bringing a smile to my face! I honestly felt like id been apart of the family for years!
My thoughts of COVID weddings. Go with it. Get married. Feel the love of everyone around you. The intimacy of having 30 people is something special, you have to experience it to know what I mean, as words really can’t explain how it feels.
Penny & Danny are already talking about having a party for their first anniversary next year and having all those that couldn’t make it there.
I can’t wait to finish editing the photos and showing them off.