Gemma and Dan created a Gloucestershire wedding that combined understated elegance and old fashioned charm.
On a romantic weekend in Brighton, after a delicious meal, Dan took Gemma down to the beach and said ‘I’ve got something for you.’ He then pulled out a flyer from the restaurant and told her she could keep it as a souvenir. But Gemma’s hunch that a proposal was on its way was spot on – when they arrived home, Dan went down on one knee and popped the question.
Eighteen months later, the ceremony and reception were held at Kingscote Barn in Tetbury. Gemma explains that she had wanted to find a venue that had a feeling of tradition, and was close to her parents’ home. ‘I fell in love with it instantly and cried when I was in the main room.’
A vintage car took her to the ceremony, for which she wore a strapless dress from Anne Harding who also provided the Dessy bridesmaids’ dresses, one of which had to be altered for a bridesmaid who was living in Venezuela, so all the measurements were sent by email.
Her key piece of advice to other brides to be is to keep formal photos to a minimum. She points out that they take ages on the day, and it’s the fun ones which will go up on the wall.
Venue:Kingscote Barn Transport: Champagne Weddings Bridal/Bridesmaid Dress: Anne Harding Flowers: Gather Me Flowers Photography: Pixel Photography
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