On Saturday 29th August, we had the pleasure of hosting Michele and Nick's wedding ceremony in our Memorial Library. This is our first wedding since Covid-19, which meant a few changes here and there, but our happy couple did not this interrupt their special day!
We recently caught up with Michele and Nick to look back on their wedding day and find out how it all started.
How did you meet?
Nick designs kitchens and we met when he came round to my new house to measure my kitchen. We liked each other straight away and slowly got to know each other and amalgamate our lives over the years. We are just a good fit and accept each other wholeheartedly! We were together for about 6 years before our engagement last year.
Nick proposed! It was a complete surprise to me, though it also felt like the most natural thing ever. We were in the Nags Head Malvern pub having fun with our friends…and no, he didn’t drunk propose!
Your Chosen Venue... Why Malvern College?
Malvern College is such a beautiful setting, the building, the green space and the view makes it so special. This gorgeous location is right on our doorstep too! We initially thought it would be out of our budget but were pleasantly surprised to find it was not. The events team were amazing - especially Sally-Ann who understood what we wanted for our day and did all she could to get it for us.
The Wedding Day
The library was a perfect size for us as initially as we were going to have about 60 guests. Thankfully, we did not have to change the date because for us the marriage ceremony was always the most important part of the day and we wanted to go ahead if we possibly could. We did however have to reduce numbers to comply with government guidelines in relation to the current pandemic. We did include other important “outside” guests, by creating an outside bar for them so they could have a socially distanced drink whilst watching us go in and come out of the ceremony.
I walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Just a beautiful piece of music that I have loved since childhood. To decorate the venue we used large candles and blue and pink toned floral arrangements. My dress was a fitted lace delicate pink number that I partnered with a long white veil from The Bridal Room in Broadway. Nick made a loud arrival with his friends on his Harley Davidson motorbike - definitely a memorable moment! I arrived in style in a white F-Type Jaguar.
Advice for couples getting married this year...
We wanted to get married despite the restrictions because it was all about us taking that important step together. There will be other times to get together with friends and family, so why wait? But also, try and include other family members and friends by perhaps videoing all parts of the day. Allow people to watch over Zoom or other such media. Plan a larger get together later if you want or just be super pleased that you’ve probably saved a lot of money!