Real weddings are baaaaaaack! And I am so excited to be sharing this one with you; Jade and Sam rearranged their wedding not once or twice, but five times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I can't imagine the additional stress and heartache this caused them, and then in turn how much more amazing it must have been for them to finally get to say 'I do' to each other.
Their ceremony took place at Aberdeen House, Ramsgate Register Office, with further wedding photos taken on the stunning, albeit a bit breezy, Botany Bay.
Talking about their dream day, Jade said, 'We wanted a laid back rustic vibe which we loved. Our table features had tiny easels with Polaroids of us on them along with candles and rose petals around it. We didn’t want the seating plan to be strict so people just sat where they want with who they wanted to, although with twelve of us in total on two tables, there wasn’t a lot of choice!'
Jade went on to say that their intimate ceremony was the highlight of the day for her; 'I could see Sam was so nervous but we just kept laughing to each other. Sam got one of the words wrong and I had to ask the celebrant to repeat three words as my mind went blank. It made us feel more relaxed I think, that although it was formal we were still ourselves and didn’t put too much pressure on it to get it right.'
If you are currently planning your wedding, Jade and Sam say that you should, 'Do what’s best for you and your partner. Other people have an idea of what they think a wedding day should look like and that’s not reality most of the time, especially in the middle of a pandemic. You make the day what you both want and at the end of it, all you want is to be married to your soul mate. [Our] day wasn’t in any way what we had originally planned, I am so happy that we did it and did it our way. It was a perfect day & the happiest day of our lives.'
Congratulations to you both, Jade and Sam, and thank you so much for sharing your wedding on Weddings in Kent!
List of suppliers
Ceremony Venue - Ramsgate Register Office
Photographer - Photography by Petrina
Flowers - The Secret Garden Florist
Cake - Willow Cakes