HAPPY UPDATE FROM OUR POST “THE HUMAN COST OF A COVID CANCELLED WEDDING 2020”

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If you’ve regularly been reading our blogs, you may remember an article from December last year when we looked at three young couples whose wedding plans were disrupted by COVID-19. Obviously they weren’t the only ones, since we had a busy summer 2021 with mothers of the bride and groom and their guests visiting our shop in Tadcaster as wedding restrictions were eased and celebrations returned to normal.

What we did notice, however, was that many of the postponed weddings took place mid-week, since venues were either fully booked at weekends or couples just wanted to have their day as soon as was possible.

Lavinia and Jack had their nuptials postponed five times during 2020 and 2021, but finally walked down the aisle in September at the stunning Priest’s House at Bolton Abbey. It meant that Lavinia’s family from The Netherlands were able to fly over (She’s half Dutch) and take part in the ceremony. And the icing on the cake was that Simply Devine’s PR, Anne, was invited along to share their day – and was obviously wearing a beautiful Simply Devine hatinator in champagne.  (Anne and Lavinia are former colleagues from some years ago).

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Lovely bride Lavinia

We also featured Caroline and Tom, who went ahead with a very small wedding, because they wanted a particular date (8th August, which is considered lucky in numerology and by the Chinese!)  They also were planning baby number 2 so wanted to get married before that happened.  So we were delighted to hear last week that Caroline is expecting again, so congratulations are in order!

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Caroline and Tom at their small COVID19 wedding

That just leaves Fiona and Andy, who made the decision during the pandemic that they would put off their wedding until 2022.  Watch this space…