Updated: Jul 8
Courting at the courtyard..
Did your grandparents ever refer to people as courting? did you know that word dates back to the 1570's.? It means "the wooing of a woman, attention paid by a man to a woman with intention of winning her affection and ultimately her consent to marriage" So old school!
Mark and Milly have been 'courting' for 3 years. Mark's speech gave a full run down on the dating period and the challenges presented by covid. It was safe to say that the couple arevery loved and Mark and Milly had quickly become a huge part of each other's families despite the lockdowns and restrictions.
This was my first visit to the Courtyard and it did not disappoint. Nestled in the Shropshire/Welsh countryside the venue is bursting with character. I heard one guest saying they felt they were in the south of France, and I couldn't agree more as the beautiful stone barns and the abundance of lavendar very much gave the meditarianium vibe. Turns out Milly had wanted to get married in the South of France so I can see why she fell in love with this picturesque venue.
Milly and Mark originally wanted to get married in 2023, but when the date for The Courtyard came available they decided why wait another year, and the planning began. Picking a wedding venue in Shropshire is difficult because we have so many stunning places to pick from, but just a stones throw away from Oswestry and their family home, they couldn't have done better with the location.
Everything about the day was just lovely, the family welcomed me and I instantly felt part of the day . I very much try to spend as much time with my couples before the day as I can, whether it's pre wedding meetings at the venue, a cuppa at the family home or even a zoom call if location meetings aren't possible. It makes everyone feel at ease and very often friendships form. Some of my brides have become such good friends over the years.
I could go on and on about the venue and all the wonderful people that came together to make the day so lovely, but it's probably best I stop waffling and show you..
Mr and Mrs Greenwood, I wish you a lifetime of happiness.
Enjoy, Katy x