Many of you are being faced with a lot of uncertainty around the current situation and trying to stay positive even though the effects of the coronavirus have caused changes to your wedding day. We know a lot of you have already been faced with having to postpone your wedding day with others on hold whilst they wait to hear more.
It’s understandable you may feel a sense of sadness around your postponed wedding date as it approaches. But with much being shared by the industry on how to take the time to acknowledge this date as it arrives, you can still make it special and memorable, be it a lovely dinner together or opening your favourite bottle of wine. Some couples are going that little further and over the last few weeks we have seen some of the most cheerful, happy stories that have truly lifted our spirits. Stories of how our lovely couples have made the most of their ‘would have been’ wedding date.
Becca and Will:
Becca and Will were due to get married on Saturday 28th March 2020. With only two weeks to go until their big day the restriction tightened and wedding venues were to close. Although they were heartbroken we worked with them to get a new date booked in for the beginning of 2021. It was the highlight of a very busy week when we received these photos from Becca and Will celebrating a date that will always be special to them.
With the help of some of their wedding day decorations, Becca and Will did not let the current situation get in the way of their mini wedding day for two. The day started in the garden by sharing some special moments whilst they exchanged written vows to each other. Our favourite part included cutting their Colin the caterpillar wedding cake! The day ended with a chinese takeaway over candle light on their very own ‘top table’ complete with table name. It couldn’t be a celebration without a little fizz, so of course, a bottle of Knightor’s very own Classic Cuvee Sparkling Wine to toast to the continued celebrations to come. Here’s to March 2021!
Sarah and Oliver:
Sarah and Oliver were looking forward to their Spring wedding on Thursday 9th April 2020. With two young children, family played a huge part in celebrating their special day. With their new date now rebooked for Spring 2021 the family wanted to do something extra special to mark their ‘would have been’ wedding date so that it could be remembered as a happy day.
Sarah and Oliver were blessed with gorgeous weather which meant outdoor celebrations were a must! A little DIY decoration created a beautiful floral set up for their postponement ceremony in the garden. With their parents living close they set up benches on the road so they too could be there to share this memorable day. A virtual guestlist meant they were able to get their nearest and dearest in on the day from the comfort of their own homes. Their guests pulled out all the stops and even dressed to impress! The children both wrote their own speeches whilst mum and dad raised a glass to love, family and friends. Although they spent their wedding day a little differently than they planned, they bought family and friends together for a day they can remember!
Now pop open that bottle of fizz and celebrate what is to come! Whatever you decide to do on your ‘would have been’ day be it postponement vows or a cooking up a fancy dinner, make it one to remember! There are even some great wedding specialists out there who have come together if you wanted to take it to the next level and work with celebrants for example, such as Get Wed Online.
You will get your dream wedding day; it has not been cancelled; it has only been postponed. It goes without saying that your family and friends will look forward to a big celebration when all this is over!
We would love to hear about how you celebrated your wedding date you had to postpone so please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to share your special day.
Please remember our Weddings Team here at Knightor Winery are still here to answer your questions and concerns around Covid-19 and your wedding.
Stay in touch and take care!
With lockdown measures still in full force and weddings now postponed until later in the year or next year, we are finding ourselves in a place of exploring new ideas and ways of offering couples advice and help when they cannot visit us. One idea that we thought of is to create a series of podcast style videos for you, chock full with wedding advice, hints and tips while you use this time in planning your own wedding.
We want to share what we know and help make the journey a little easier for you, inspire you for your own day and who better to do this that our weddings team!
Here is our first video! Meet Jess and Cathryn two of our wedding planners who, along with Anna, if you get married at Knightor, will help you in your planning. From initial enquiry and listening to your dream plans to helping you with the small details and logistics such as how much wine to order and you're timings as well as on the day support.
With many years of experience between them, they really have seen it all and are a font of knowledge that can help you with your wedding planning.
They wanted to share some of their insights over a series of podcasts, starting with what is undoubtably the most important choice when it comes to planning your wedding (apart from choosing each other!), choosing your venue.
Whilst Cathryn will be starting with us on the 1st May, Jess is available if you would like to have a natter with her. You can contact her on email@example.com if you would like to as her any questions or get some more advice.
We hope you enjoyed and would love your feedback on what you would like to hear from us. Do get in touch and let us know what you think! Next week we will be sharing some of our ideas for bringing more Cornwall to your wedding, wherever you are getting married!
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