July Wrap Up 2020

Who remembers the days of counting down the “21 days of Lockdown” – oh how optimistic we all were!

Now we sit at the end of July, over 100 days in Lockdown under our belts… unable to buy champagne… not knowing when big celebrations will be allowed again… and the world in utter shambles.

We go through days of feeling like we can conquer the world, and yet the very next day it is a struggle to get out of bed.

However, like the kids in High School Musical once said:
“We’re all in this together” 😉 

We are here for you and want to bring a smile to your face.
So make yourself a cup of tea, grab a rusk (or two), and get ready for some feel-good stories we saw in July.

  1. Brooklyn Beckham is engaged!
    Okay, I officially feel OLD!
    Yes, he is only 21, but still… how on earth is he at an age to be proposing to someone? Is this a sign that I need to start using eye cream?
    In all seriousness though, we are over the moon for Brooklyn and his fiance, Nicola!
    Also, did you know that 9 year old, Harper Beckham, captured their announcement picture? That Beckham family certainly is a family of MANY talents!
  2. Stoop weddings are officially becoming a thing
    So you must remember the Stoop Wedding we shared in May’s wrap up? No? Click here to catch up on what we shared in May.
    But fast foward to this month and we have a fabulous new stoop celebration to share. These weddings are certainly making us more jealous of American brides who have beautiful stoops available on their city streets! Pictures by Fola Lawal Studios
    “My husband and I were able to get married on the street we grew up on despite our original wedding in Puerto Rico being canceled due to Covid-19 on July 4, 2020. We were surrounded by love, family, friends, and our community 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾. The feeling of making a lifelong commitment to your one and only True Love, my Bestfriend right where it all began was nothing short than a fairytale. The whole day was magical and perfect… It was God’s plan.”  – @chelle_bella28
  3. Adore Weddings launches their ‘A La Carte Occasion Flower Collection’
    We are so proud of all the wedding vendors out there, using their creative energy to continue creating magic even though their beloved wedding days have been brought to a complete standstill (SOB!)
    The latest creation to have caught our eyes is from one of our Hooray Directory Members, Adore Weddings:
    “We have something new available on the website, an A La Carte Occasion Flower Collection! Not everyone needs a bespoke full wedding or event floral service, so we’ve added an offering for those who would love something wildly romantic and beautiful; full of movement, and designed with intention and love in the colour palette of their choice, that can be ordered from the comfort of their home and then either collected from our studio or delivered the week of their function. No design consults, no concept revisions, just a straightforward “place your order and we’ll do the rest” offering.” – Adore Weddings
  4. Princess Beatrice said “I do” (and wore one of the Queen’s dresses while doing so!)
    So we know you must have seen this romantic intimate celebration by now. but it would be so wrong of us not to share it!
    Princess Beatrice decided to go ahead with an intimate ceremony and we have to say, even though we missed out on sipping on champagne and eating macarons while watching another royal wedding… it really might be one of our favourite royal weddings to date.
    Maybe it is the fact that it reminded me of an at-home wedding, borrowing Granny’s dress (and TIARA!), a small guest list, and an intimate celebration… a royal wedding that we can all relate to in the year 2020!
    Photography by Benjamin Wheeler. 
  5. Demi Lovato is engaged!
    We are over the moon happy to hear of another engagement in the celebrity world!
    Demi Lovato said YES when her boyfriend, Max, got down on one knee and asked her to spend forever with him. Get your sunnies ready because her ring is the queen of BLING BLING! Also, this just in, that bling bling is estimated to cost a whopping $500,000… gulp!
    “When I was a little girl, my birth dad always called me his “little partner” – something that might’ve sounded strange without his southern cowboy like accent. To me, it made perfect sense. And today that word makes perfect sense again but today I’m officially going to be someone else’s partner.” – Demi Lovato
  6. Mnet announces it’s first Bachelorette
    After two successful seasons of “The Bachelor”, M-Net has officially announced their new Bachelorette, Qiniso Van Damme.
    Qiniso caused some waves in season 2 of The Bachelor, as she was the first one to lock lips with Mark Buckner.
    Guys! WHAT ON EARTH! I’m the Bachelorette! Thank you so much for your support!” – Qiniso Van Damme.
    The Bachelorette is expected to air in early 2021 with filming set to start as soon as South Africa’s lockdown restrictions ease.
  7. Lastly, a 90s wedding-themed party to make ALL of you jealous!
    Guys, why did I not think of this? This is THE best idea for an engagement party, bachelorette party, bridal shower – goodness, I think I might just do this for my 30th birthday party next year!
    “So I got engaged during the pandemic (😭) & wasn’t able to have an engagement party or anything very celebratory. Myself & two other lovely ladies in my neighborhood are also engaged and we’ve all had to either postpone, cancel or cut-down our weddings. SO we decided to have a small neighborhood celebration in our front yards! All the girls dressed up in old, ugly wedding gowns & veils. We enjoyed pizza, champagne & yard games (we followed all of our state/counties social gathering rules & regulations). We just wanted a fun way to celebrate being BRIDES (pandemic & all)!” – Natalie Krystal

And that’s a wrap for July!

If you have anything coming up in August that you would love to share or you think may inspire other brides, be sure to hit us up at info@hoorayweddings.com
xxx

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