Possibly two of my favourite wedding combinations… Boho Inspired and Spring Weddings.
I may also be a little biased when it comes to this particular wedding, the pretty Bride is my cousin.
As someone who’s been involved in the wedding world for over a decade, I am more than accustomed to the etiquette of it all. The dramas, dilemmas and dynamics of organising the big day. The need and want to please other people… or not, and everything in between.
I obviously would have loved to have attended, but due to finances and the aftermath of covid I understood (after a little bit of a strop) that as a couple they had decided to keep it a small and intimate affair.
However that didn’t stop me wanting to blog about it and show you all what a talented family I have.
So, let’s tell you a little bit about these two lovebirds and their journey to walking down the aisle and saying “I Do”.
How They Met
If you cast your memories back to the first Covid lockdown you’ll probably remember when Zoom Parties were all the rage and “Staying In”, was the new “Going Out”. This is how Georgie and Isaac first met….
Georgie recalls meeting Isaac for the first time on April 8th 2020, whilst attending a mutual friends virtual quiz night on zoom. That’s when it all began, Isaac was smitten and decided to woo Georgie the old fashioned way with handwritten Love Letters….how bloody romantic!
Due to covid restrictions they didn’t actually meet in person until May 18th. Isaac surprised her by turning up at her house and taking her for a walk, they hit it off straight away. After spending the next couple of months getting to know each other and becoming the best of friends, on July 11th Isaac asked Georgie in the sweetest of ways to be his Girlfriend. He gave her a a beautiful Swarovski bracelet with a crystal sunshine in the middle and a note saying…
“Aloha, will you be my girlfriend? You are the sunshine of my life and I want you forever in it”. She obviously said yes!
Their courtship wasn’t the easiest. There were two more lockdowns, family deaths, and both individually had health problems that required spending time in hospitals having surgery. However they stayed positive and helped each other through some tough times, cementing their feelings for one another and becoming even closer.
You guessed it, the proposal was pretty romantic too! Isaac pulled out all the stops (although his first attempt didn’t go to plan as he hurt his foot and ended up in A&E).
You can just picture it… Whilst on a holiday in Cornwall, at St. Michael’s Mount, Isaac called Georgie to come and meet him down on the beach. She eventually found him sat on a blanket surrounded by roses and ‘Will You Marry Me?” written in the sand. It was 1 year, 1 month and 1 day since they first started dating.
Being Jehovah’s Witnesses it was important for them to follow their religious traditions. Again they came up against a few issues due to the Kingdom Halls worldwide still being shut for use since the beginning of the pandemic. Thankfully they came to a compromise and were able to have their legal vows in a local registry office and then on a separate day have their wedding ceremony, Spiritual Vows and personalised talk witnessed in front of friends and family.
Other important elements of the day were things like the readings and scriptures. Georgie being walked down the aisle by her big brother, having special family and friends there who had supported them both on their journey to becoming husband and wife and acknowledging extra special people who are sadly no longer physically here.
Both gave each other special gifts before the wedding. Isaac gave Georgie a Build a Bear named Brian after our Grandad that when pressed sang a recording of him singing “Love Me Tender”…. Ugh, now I’m crying, which I know she would have been to on receiving him. Georgie made Isaac an “Our Adventure” book, taken from the idea in the Disney film “UP”, she’d added pictures of all the moments of our their courtship. Such a cute idea!
The vibe for the wedding was very much Boho inspired. It was also very much a family collaboration…
Georgie’s mum (my Auntie Trish) literally bought her A Game and could have given me a run for my money on this one… she provided all the decor and florals. As a surprise she created a beautiful pampas grass backdrop and styled the heck out of the reception venue.
Our Auntie Karen altered and adapted the wedding dress and baked the wedding cake.
Wedding Dress – Ghost Orchid, the daughters of Simone Collection
Grooms Suit – Moss Bros
Wedding reception – Tickton Grange – Farmstead area
Photographer – Lucy Bowen
Wedding Rings – Etsy.
Earrings – Monstera Darling
Bridesmaids Dresses – Shein
Makeup and Hair – Bride
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Rowden…. may all of your dreams come true!
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