Valentines in Rutland with Amanda Forman Photography

As we head into the second year of lockdown restrictions in the UK I wanted to take a look at the local companies in Rutland and the surrounding areas to gather some ideas for you on how to make your lockdown Valentine’s a little more special.

I hope these give you some incredible ideas and help make this Valentine’s day special even if it is in Lockdown.


A framed print

Vicki over at inviting writing has some fantastic prints for sale over on her site HERE

You can even buy a digital download and print it yourself if you’re in a pinch and want to get something arranged quickly.

With prices starting at only £6 there is something for everyone and every personality.


Lockdown valentines frame
Valentines in lockdown with Amanda Forman Photography


A blind date book

What a cute idea from the Rutland Book Nook. She is inviting you to visit her Facebook page and have a blind date with a book….

How does this work I hear you ask? Simply take a look at the little note on the top of the book and comment underneath the one you would like and for only £5 it’s yours ready to enjoy for valentine’s day.

You can find the post with all of the blind date books right HERE



Flower subscription

Vicki at Paisley Floral is a local Florist based right here in Oakham, Rutland. Not only does she offer an option for bouquets to be delivered she also has the option for a monthly bouquet subscription. What a fantastic idea.

Show that special person just how much you love them, not just on Valentine’s day. Paisley Floral offers weekly, Bi-Weekly, or Monthly subscriptions. You just decide how often and what size bouquet you would like and Vicki does the rest.

Head HERE to select your subscription or one-off bouquets now.


paisley floral bouquet
Lockdown Valentines Magic show with Ricky Locke


A private magic show

How about a live, interactive mind reading and magic experience. You can even get the kids involved as these are suitable for children from the age of 8 up. Shows are 40 minutes long and you can book yours by contacting Ricky HERE

“I had the great pleasure of taking part in Ricky’s show and it was amazing, it was such an experience and a laugh. I can’t fault it at all. He is amazing at what he does and you are never disappointed, thank you very much.” – Chanti Height


A family or couples Photoshoot

We may still be in lockdown for now but why not get yourself booked in for a family or couples photoshoot and be the first in line to have your family photographed when the lockdown is eased.

Photoshoots last for approx 60 minutes in the Rutland area and are £295 including your edited digital images. What better a way to show someone how much you love them than capturing your love for all eternity.

Contact me HERE to get your session booked in and quote VALENTINE’S to get £25 off when booked before the 14th of February.

Engagement session in Rutland Amanda Forman Photography
Bradgate park family photography (6)
Rutland Lockdown Valentines Afternoon Tea


Valentines Afternoon Tea

How delicious does this look! Local company Kavanagh’s are offering couples the chance to celebrate Valentine’s in style with this incredible afternoon tea offering.

All wrapped up with a pink ribbon & Rose for that personal touch. Only £36 for two which includes delivery to RUTLAND (LE15).

Get yours HERE


Wisteria Valentines lunch

Fancy something a little more substantial? Why not opt for the Valentine’s Sunday lunch from the Wisteria Hotel in the heart of Oakham. They are offering an incredible menu of Valentine’s delights including roast sirloin of Beef and Strawberry Cheesecake. My mouth is already watering just thinking of it!

Two courses for two people is £35 and 3 courses is £60

You can order yours on their website by following this LINK

Collection is between 12:30 and 19:30.


Wisteria Hotel Valentines day Amanda Forman Photography
Wisteria Hotel Valentines day Amanda Forman Photography
Valentines in Rutland with Amanda Forman Photography


Movie night

Have a movie night in the comfort of your own home. Get some popcorn, nachos, and cheese or sweets – or all three why not!!, turn down the lights and curl up on the sofa with a blanket. Turn off your phones and just enjoy each others company, admit it, when was the last time you had a tech-free night!



Feeling brave? why not play MR & MRS with your couple friends on zoom. The winners can be treated to a drink by the other couples when we are allowed to go back out again!


Valentines in Rutland with Amanda Forman Photography
Valentines in Rutland in Lockdown



Because if we are honest, a cake is always the answer. The Purple Pumpkin cake company have some delicious looking boxes for you to order. You can find them on their Facebook Page 

There are so many more things you can do on valentines day too, here are just a few ideas; 


1. Go out for a long walk and hold hands like old times

2. Get all dressed up for dinner as if you were going out, shirts, dresses, makeup the full works

3. Put a concert on TV and pretend like you are there

4. Have a cocktail making night, get creative and have a bit of fun putting some new cocktails together. 


I hope these ideas and recommendations bring a little spark to your lockdown Valentine’s day. Enjoy wonderful people of Rutland xx

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