Sooo, who now can’t live their life without a hummingbird dress in it? Yep, us too. Rebecca & Rowley were due to marry in a big Scottish celebration with over 160 guests. As a result of the pandemic, they were forced to change plans. After months of agonising, they decided to postpone their main wedding celebration. The couple went for a rustic & boho style, filling the room with pampas grass arrangements, lanterns and candles. We love the idea that it took on a cosy living room vibe… apart from you know, the wedding. Obviously.
Hummingbird dress with beaded appliqué and V-neck front
Instead of traditional wooden chairs, we set up the ceremony room with rows of comfy sofas, armchairs, footstools, and were married in front of a wood burning stove. We surrounded the room with our families wedding photos, going back generations to our great grandparents. It really felt like we were getting married in a cosy living room.
Walking down the aisle! The previous 8 months had been constant disappointment, anxiety and frustration. With the rules constantly changing, we really thought at one stage that we were never going to make it down that aisle. So, when I was able to walk with my dad towards my husband, all I felt was pure joy. In a strange way, I think the worry and stress made the moment even more meaningful and special.
With just 18 guests we felt we could create an intimate space. People could cosy up on a sofa by the fire. I never thought I would say this, but Storm Alex added to the atmosphere! It was perfect for a small number of guests and the COVID regulations (no dancing, social distancing, etc.) we had to adhere to.
The best advice I can give is to surround yourself with a good support system and invest in suppliers. We will forever be grateful for the help, advice and love our friends and family gave us, and, the support, kindness and love our suppliers showed us.
If our future wedding doesn’t resemble the cosy vibes of a living room, then we just don’t want it!
All our suppliers were incredible. We were due to get married on the 10th of October, but, as the end of September approached, we saw the COVID number creeping up. At the end of September, with a weeks notice, we asked to move our wedding forward to the 3rd October. Every single supplier bent over backwards to make this happen. We were blown away by their response and determination to make our day special.
Rebecca and her hummingbird dress has got us feeling all kinds’a ways! How gorgeous? If you’re looking for something similar, don’t go anywhere! Take a peak at this gorgeous appliqué wedding dress with flowers! Or how about this bespoke handmade Emma Beaumont dress? Which is actually available now on Recycle!