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Deer Park Country House Socially Distanced Classic Wedding

If you’ve been contemplating having a socially distanced wedding, but aren’t quite sure if you want to wait or just go for it?! Then this Deer Park Country House wedding in Devon, planned and styled by Fern Godfrey Weddings and photographed by Emma Pilkington Photography is not only the epitome of elegance but truly shows you how amazing your day can be. It features all the wonderful wedding day moments and details you’d expect from a pre-COVID wedding. Including an outdoor ceremony, candlelit reception, cutting the cake and first dance. And what’s more, bride and groom, Shanice and Stephen look incredible in their black-tie wedding outfits. What a wedding and what an inspiration.

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The Old Kent Barn Wedding with Bride in Off The Shoulder Wedding Dress

BUDGET £25 – 30K

Just 24 hours before Elsie and Nuno were due to get married at The Old Kent Barn, the U.K was put into Lockdown. Even though they had to cut short their wedding day, and some of their family and friends couldn’t make it, they had the best day infused with their Guinea-Bissau and Zimbabwean cultures and were so joyful and thankful to just be married.

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Caramel, Raspberry and Rust Wedding Theme at Radnor Rooms, Bristol

This caramel, raspberry and rust wedding theme has to be one of the most delicious colour combinations we have ever seen, complemented with black and gold accents to give it even more impact. From the wedding flowers, through to the table decor and bridal headdress, you are going to be wowed from start to finish. Organised by Rock My Wedding recommended supplier, Elizabeth Weddings and featuring many more of our recommended suppliers. Now, are you sitting comfortably?

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My Experience as a Black Planning Groom During COVID by Kelvin

Naomi: A couple of weeks ago we shared Emily’s article about her experience as a Mixed Race planning bride and as promised, today we have Emily’s other half and business partner Kelvin joining us to share his experience as a Black planning groom. Who also happens to be one of the most organised grooms we’ve ever encountered. If you didn’t know, together they own The Blithe Booth Company – hands-free photo booth hire (a perfect entertainment option for socially distanced weddings). Over to Kelvin…

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African Wedding with Traditional Dress and Amanda Wyatt Bridal Gown

BUDGET £25 – 30K

Angela and Theodore have managed to beautifully fuse African wedding traditions with Western wedding traditions, opting for a religious ceremony at their local Baptist church, followed by a marquee reception at a nearby hotel. They also changed out of their classic black-tie attire into a coordinating custom made blazer and dress matching the vibrancy of their guests and bridesmaids in bright orange and navy dresses. Soo much colour, culture and love.

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"I didn’t want anything massively extravagant so started using the search term ‘modern/minimal bride’. For every 50 white brides, there would be one black bride." Pin Image

My Experience as a Mixed Race Planning Bride During COVID by Emily

Naomi: I’m delighted to introduce you to Emily today, who has kindly shared her experience as a Mixed Race planning bride, but also as someone who had to postpone her wedding twice(!) because of COVID. Emily is co-owner of The Blithe Boothe Company, a superb photo booth hire company who are, of course, part of our recommended suppliers. Kelvin, her other half, and business partner will be sharing his experience as a Black planning groom with us next week. Look out for that. Between navigating two postponements, planning their wedding within 8 months and sharing their experiences with us as part of our Black Love Matters pledge, allow me to introduce you to an incredible power couple. Over to Emily…

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UK Black Pride – Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community

Today, UK Black Pride turns 15 and we thought that was something well worth celebrating. UK Black Pride provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. Founded by Lady Phyll back in 2005, it has grown into a movement supporting and celebrating the LGBTQ community.

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Garden for Wedding Ceremony & Reception at Home with DIY Decor

BUDGET £5 – 10K

We have a feeling that using your home or a family members garden for wedding celebrations is going to become a very popular choice over the next couple of months. Especially when you can have a gorgeous day like Olivia & Charlie’s, which was full of DIY decor and wildflowers nurtured, cut and arranged by sister-in-law Hayley. Even the rain couldn’t dampen their spirits as they said I do under umbrellas and went ahead with the outdoor nuptials as planned. Their beaming smiles captured by Virginia Photography say it all.

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The Elvetham Wedding Venue in Hampshire with Feather Bridal Gown

BUDGET £30 – 35K

There are so many heartwarming and amazing elements that make up this winter celebration at The Elvetham wedding venue in Hampshire. The groom Tilman’s mother wrote and recited a poem about love and commitment in German, and Avril’s mum gave a wedding speech during the reception. Plus Avril’s wedding dress story is not to be missed. Especially as in her words: (although we wholeheartedly agree) “I know most people want to feel like a princess, but I wanted to feel like a queen” And an absolute queen she looks, from her West-African-Meets-Old-Hollywood updo right through to her Badgley Mischka bridal shoes.

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