LINCOLN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Kate and Jamie were married in a Church wedding ceremony during the COVID-19 pandemic in September 2020 at the lovely St. James Church in Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Kate and Jamie were married during a time when facemasks are compulsory in places of worship, meaning everyone except for the Bride and Groom were required by law to wear a facemask/face covering inside the Church.
COVID WEDDING RESTRICTIONS
Like so many couples who had been planning to get married in 2020, the outbreak of COVID-19 had a massive impact on the plans, the timings and the guests allowed at their wedding, the restrictions at the time of the wedding were for no more than 30 people to be allowed inside the Church for the wedding ceremony, the guests had to be 2 meters apart at all times and reception/wedding food was allowed but only at a COVID secure venue and where social distancing could still happen.
Kate and Jamie had planned to have their wedding breakfast at Skendleby Hall along with garden games to keep the kids and the big adult kids entertained. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, we were unsure if the wedding breakfast was going to be allowed as the restrictions were being tightened. The week before the wedding it was announced by the UK government that the limit on guests was going to be reduced from 30 to 15 and this would be for the wedding ceremony and any reception. Thankfully for Kate and Jamie, the date that the restrictions were to come in was the Monday after their wedding – which was a relief.
Now I have got the COVID stuff out the way; let’s get into the wedding images from this Lincolnshire Micro Wedding.
BRIDES ARRIVAL AND WEDDING GUESTS
With the COVID restrictions in place, Kate and Jamie had the very hard task of telling some members of their family and close friends that they would not be able to come to the Church ceremony, I know how hard this was for them both.
But, the people who were not allowed inside the church still made the trip to see Kate and to offer all their love from a distance – and that’s what is shown in these two pictures; and I love the reaction from Kate as she sees everyone at the entrance to the Church.
FACE COVERINGS AND A SELFIE
With the restrictions in force that all guests must wear face coverings, it can make for some fun images, yes I know not many people like the whole facemasks thing, especially on a wedding day where the photos are going to show all the guests wearing them, but it’s the time that we are living in – so make the most of it and do a family selfie!
Kate and Jamie had made everyone a face mask so no-one would turn up without one and it’s nice that everyone had matching facemasks.
BRIDE WALKING DOWN THE AISLE
It wasn’t long after I’d captured Kate arriving at her wedding in her own VW Camper Van then she was walking down the aisle arm in arm with her Dad – always a special moment for Dad and Daughter – I love the look on Kate’s face as she catches the eye of her Groom.
THE WEDDING CEREMONY
Often with Church wedding’s us Wedding Photographers are very restricted of where we can stand, and what we capture during a wedding ceremony. Typically we get told to stay in one place, to not move and to be silent!
Thankfully the Church COVID Weddings that I have done since the beginning of July have all been very relaxed, I think the members of the church realise that the wedding couple has had to make a lot of sacrifices to still get married in 2020 and they are being a little more lenient with us wedding photographers.
SIGNING THE WEDDING REGISTER
I mentioned on a previous blog post about access for photographers within Churches and the restrictions we have placed on us, the signing of the register is one part of a wedding ceremony which is restricted in Churches or for Civil Weddings. I’m not a fan of the posed picture where the Bride and Groom hold a pen with no ink in it and pretend to sign the register, I much prefer getting pictures of the couple actually signing the register – not taking a picture of the actual register which contains all their private details, but them just signing and being in the moment of signing as a new married couple.
BRIDE AND GROOM AND THE CONFETTI RUN
When the newlyweds got outside following the Church ceremony they were met with strong winds which made the confetti run a little difficult as the Confetti went everywhere except on the couple – so it was down to Dad to make sure that Kate got to keep some of the confetti…
AFTERNOON WEDDING RECEPTION AT SKENDLEBY HALL
Kate and Jamie booked the lovely Skendleby Hall for their wedding reception, a magnificent Grade ll listed large country house set in the amazing Lincolnshire countryside; the weather wasn’t playing nice during he afternoon with drizzle and strong winds, so for most of the afternoon people stayed in the warmth of the drawing-room enjoying being with family and friends.
HOW ABOUT SOME MORE PHOTOS FROM THIS SPILSBY LINCOLN CHURCH WEDDING?
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Destination: Lincoln Wedding Photography | Wedding Venue: St. James church, Spilsby | Wedding Setting: Micro Church Wedding