Real Jewish Brides: Charlotte on Changing Plans

Charlotte will be marrying Adam on 25th April 2021 at Swynford Manor in Newmarket, UK. Click here to read all Charlotte’s planning posts to date.

THREE FACTS: (1) Adam proposed to Charlotte on holiday in Cyprus (2) Charlotte and Adam met at work in London (3) Charlotte is a member of STG Brides Club!


This post and update on our wedding was meant to look a little different. We had our engagement photo shoot, which was really more an engageaversary shoot, I was feeling more upbeat about the wedding and had really got my head around a wedding for 30 and a bigger celebration down the line. A few days ago the UK government announced yet another change, only 15 guests are permitted to attend weddings. This change is expected to last 6 months. 

Until now we’ve been quite lucky with regards to Coronavirus not having affected us too much. Now, I’m sad, I’m angry and I’m so impressed with all the couples that have missed their big day or chosen to postpone. How they’ve worked through this ever changing time and stayed strong is awesome. When I heard the news, I was not okay. There were a lot of tears.

All I could think about, and still am, is how do Adam and I get married without our grandparents there with us. I’m so grateful to have the best support system with my mum and sister on FaceTime while I cry,  a bridesmaid rushing to be with me so I can cry and talk and let it out, my amazing dad, the voice of calm to get us back on track, and Adam, who knows when a only a cuddle will do!


By the end of August over 110,000 weddings have been cancelled or postponed this year. Businesses need events to make money and to survive. A micro wedding is a beautiful thing and if you have one please do use your suppliers, they need your business, but it’s not enough. There would need to be countless micro weddings to make up for the cancelled and postponed dates. The wedding community needs to stick together and ride this through by making a noise and using our voices hopefully we can get a clearer idea of what weddings can look like.

I don’t know what our wedding is going to look like and who will be able to there with us but I do know that through adversity we grow stronger and that things are sent to try us and that through it all Adam and I will be stronger and closer. It’s okay to not be okay and it’s okay to be angry and cry. The dream may not come true. Today I might cry, tomorrow I might but whatever happens, whatever it looks like I will get out of it a marriage to the person that supports and loves me through it all. And that really is the dream.

Click here to read all Charlotte’s planning posts to date

Charlotte & Adam’s Wedding Vendors booked so far:

Photography – Point and Click Photography
Wedding venue – Swynford Manor
Flowers – Designer Flowers Essex
Dress – Davids Bridal
Cake – Keen for Cakes
Makeup – Amanda Steed Makeup

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