Nikki and Jack's beautiful Methodist wedding ceremony was full of personal touches and family traditions. They brought their wedding down to 13 guests for a socially distanced church ceremony on the 2nd January 2021 - just one day before lockdown 2.0 (3.0? We've lost count).
But Nikki and Jack took the tier changes, rule alternations and wedding replanning on the chin, it made the day so much more of a celebration! It was a meaningful day for all involved as the Methodist wedding ceremony was held in the same church that Jack's parents got married in. Afterwards, they headed to Jack's family farm for their wedding photos, wellies at the ready.
A beautiful and intimate Methodist wedding ceremony in the groom's family church.
We held the ceremony where Jack's parents got married, which was very special. I'm originally from the Czech Republic, so we brought in as many Czech traditions as we could. It was a lovely mixture of Czech food and British countryside!
I wanted the styling to be elegant and slick with muted earthy colours. My dress designer Rita Colson reflected this perfectly in my bespoke dress. It had clean lines and a real contemporary look, the whole process was so enjoyable!
Personal. Jack's side of family are farmers and we got to use their farm after our ceremony! All our friends got stuck in stacking straw bales and moving tractors whilst we had cows watching all the activity in the background. We were also blessed with a sunny winter day, lots of ice and snow! A HUGE unique moment was that we got to pass by and briefly see Jack's grandparents from a distance. We slipped on wellies, had some bubbly and threw confetti! The snow made it so magical, it was perfectly timed with our photos.
I designed a crest for our relationship that we had engraved on Jack's wedding ring. We prepared gift boxes for each guest to take home as we couldn't have a reception. Each filled with Czech traditional wedding cakes, gingerbread love hearts and other Czech treats made by mum and our family friend, a professional cake maker. We also added fun cards with Czech sayings translated to English with the phonetic spelling. The confetti came from Jack's mum's garden, she dried her rose petals which is such a lovely touch! My maid of honour also helped crafted confetti cones. It was a real team effort.
A traditional Methodist wedding blended with Czech details for a personal touch.
Having such a stripped back wedding with 13 guests didn't feel small at all, it was beautifully intimate.
She may not have had bridesmaids, but the cows in the background of Nikki's portrait photos are an a-moo-sing substitution (sorry, we'll leave now). Before we go, check out some more farm-filled wedding ceremonies like this home farm wedding!