We are loving Clare & Marks casual wedding - it is a true testament to ‘love wins’. Due to COVID-19, Clare’s family were unable to fly in from America. So, the couple did away with their entire guest list! Having just two witnesses, they were married at Greenwich Townhall and spent the evening cruising the Thames. You only have to check out the pictures to see how full of happiness and laughter this day was. We absolutely love to see it! 

Casual wedding complete with boat ride across the Thames

The day felt surprisingly calm, probably because we weren't trying to impress anyone or wrangle a million moving pieces. It felt like a true celebration of our commitment to each other—simple and honest. Plus, we got to spend the evening cruising the Thames, just the two of us and our witnesses.

Clare & Mark

Our wedding day felt relaxed, as if it were just another day, except that we looked nicer, ate better and celebrated one another a bit more ceremoniously. I’m American and Mark is British, so getting married guaranteed we can take our life anywhere. We really just wanted to honour our commitment to the future we’re building. We love our house in Greenwich, so it felt right to celebrate at home with simple décor. I chose a dress I could move comfortably in throughout the day and I did my own hair and makeup so I’d feel authentically myself.

Clare & Mark

Love Wins - Always

If Clare & Marks casual wedding is everything you’ve been dreaming of, we wouldn’t blame you! Through stripping back they were able to enjoy their day completely. If this is something you may be interested in, take a look at our guide on how to reduce your guest list, and have a socially distanced wedding. Oh, and don’t forget to listen to our Podcast on small weddings and why we love them!

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

Florist: You Don't Bring Me Flowers | Catering : Hand Made Food Blackheath | Wedding Cake: Cutter & Squidge | Wedding Dress: & Other Stories | Grooms Outfit: John Lewis | Boat: Thames Luxury Charters

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