Clare and Natalie planned the wedding of their dreams during the Covid pandemic. Their special day was a romantic elopement at Berwick Lodge!
“We always dreamed that our wedding day would be intimate and cosy… Covid gave us a great excuse to achieve that by eloping!”
The couple eloped a year after their engagement but met for the first time many years before.
“Clare was the one to actually propose even though we’d openly chatted about it. The day started with a mystery trip out whereby we visited various places in which we’d lived together with the final stop being outside the school gates where we’d first met.”
Clare and Natalie started their remote wedding planning journey by searching for a venue and they knew exactly what they were looking for. It wasn’t long before they found the perfect place to elope.
“We wanted a venue with plenty of character, beautiful gardens and scrummy food.. a quick search on Google for elopement weddings during lockdown found us this gem of a place!
The simplicity of eloping was so appealing to us and the elopement package at Berwick Lodge included everything we wanted, making it stress-free!”
Clare and Natalie didn’t have to blow the bank to find a dress that suited their natural and elegant style. Instead, they hit the high street and we think they look absolutely flawless.
“We always knew we weren’t going to go for traditional white wedding dresses so hitting the high street was perfect for us. Turns out we were spoilt for choice so would definitely recommend to others!”
Coupled with beautiful white flowers picked from Berwick Lodge’s very own gardens, the married couple walked out holding their bouquets with tentative, gleaming smiles.
Clare and Natalies’ advice for couples planning a wedding during Covid couldn’t be more spot-on…
“Remind yourselves that it is all about just the two of you. We found it easiest by focusing solely on us and choosing things important to us. Local suppliers were great as it was easy and quicker to make decisions. One big tip – choose an elopement package at Berwick Lodge!”
In the end, the happy couple gushed at how Berwick Lodge “simply provided such beautiful backdrops for our photographs.” With a special thanks to their hair and makeup artist, Maria Lucas MUA and their photographer, Christy Blanch Photography:
“We absolutely love the photos by Christy! We are so pleased with them, they are amazing!”
South West | Bristol | Spring | Classic | Outdoor | Neutral | Blush | Country House| Elopement | Covid
More beautiful wedding inspiration:
Laura & Marko in London (London Eye + Lace Veil)
Tanith & Conner in Oxfordshire (Outdoor + Autumn)
Prisha & Paul in Stratford (Saris + Purple)
Gemma & Damien in Buckinghamshire (Coral + 9 Bridesmaids)
Kirsty & Luke in Wales (Umbrellas + Fascinator)
Rach & James in London (Hyde Park + Pink Socks)