This week we were inspired by our very own TSB bride Tayla & her fiancé Braden; who like many 2020 couples, were forced to postpone their wedding. To celebrate their original wedding date, the two popped out to their balcony for champagne, dress-ups, & a photoshoot. Fair to say this light-hearted approach brought a big smile to our faces! And also made us consider other ways in which you can acknowledge your own original wedding date from home.
"In the heart of a pandemic it's been challenging finding the balance between feeling sorry for ourselves that we postponed our wedding, and realising this is nothing compared to other people's situations this year. It was great to bring light to a frustrating situation and spend the day turning it into a special memory. Was well worth acknowledging the day that could have been, whilst dressing up and having a laugh." - Tayla, TSB Bride
A ROMANTIC NIGHT IN:
Spoil yourself to a nice meal together and a living-room slow dance . This is the perfect opportunity to practice your first dance or even choreograph one of your own! If you're not the dancing type - we recommend a cheesy blanket fort & a movie marathon.
A BACKYARD PHOTOSHOOT:
Like our friends Tayla & Braden, this can be a fun way to switch out of the sweatpants & acknowledge the occasion. All you need is love & a phone on a self-timer! Sharing the pics with friends & family is also a nice way of including them in your mini celebration.
DRINKS VIA DISTANCE:
There's nothing like drinks with the girls to cheer you up! Host your own virtual celebration with bubbly, a cheese platter (Bachie style) - and a call to your nearest and dearest. If you're in need of game ideas - you can find loads of fun suggestions here.
CUT THE CAKE:
Take the opportunity to spend some quality time with your best friend, and bake & decorate your own wedding cake! Once complete you can cut it together, and seal with a kiss! Our serving suggestion - with a romantic picnic.
JUST BEING TOGETHER...
We appreciate that for many brides the original wedding date can be a little painful. It's important to take some time to acknowledge the disappointment, and know that it's ok to feel that way. Finding a fun & quirky way to celebrate is helpful in bringing a little happiness & healing; but ultimately the best way to do this - is just by being together.
We'd love to see the creative & fun ways in which you're celebrating your own original wedding date! Tag us - or use our hashtag #twelvesouthbride on Instagram.