Elopements: Private and Intimate Weddings
Elopements have started become a more popular way to marry in the UK during the Covid-19 Pandemic. They are intimate and are just about the two people who want to get married. No distractions of how others view a wedding day should be. No worry about what others think of your choices. Significantly less stress in the planning stages as no big event co-ordination.
Elopements can be adventurous, or quiet and calm. In England you still need to marry indoors with a registrar, (things are changing hopefully however) but in Scotland you can marry outside with a celebrant to conduct a ceremony for you.
Lumley Castle Elopement , County Durham
Ashleigh and Matteo always planned to elope, but Covid-19 even got the way of their plans in April 2020, when all marriage ceremonies were banned. They were able to reschedule for September 2020 and thankfully since August, small weddings have been able to go ahead. By the time the day arrived however, the cat was out the bag and the secret was no-longer a secret. And despite a littlest of pressure from family to share the day, they stuck to their guns to hold a private and intimate ceremony. Just to two of them, me, their elopement photographer, and two witnesses provided by the venue. It was decided to live stream the Ceremony via Facebook Live, for the family in the North East and in Italy, so they felt that had not missed out!
Lumley Castle provided a gorgeous setting for Ashleigh and Matteo’s wedding day, and they were able to facilitate a ceremony without requiring a reception. And as castles go, Lumley Castle in the heart of County Durham, is pretty impressive. It’s interiors remain true to its history, dripping with character and warmth.