Breathtaking blooms

Gemma and James created a floral extravaganza for their big-day backdrop.

Gemma Bass, 28, married James Bryant, 30, at St John the Evangalist, followed by a reception at The Chequers Inn, on 28th May, 2017.

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Our son Spencer was pageboy. He was with James and the groomsmen on the day and waited with him at the altar.


Breathtaking blooms: Image 2Hav ing had a baby six months previously, I was really anxious about dress shopping but the cut was lovely and it really eased my mind on my body hang-ups.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 2b My eye make-up was more striking than normal and I opted for a natural lip colour. Because I knew I wanted a flower crown, I opted for big curls to complement it.


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James, best man Frazer and ushers Aaron, Thorin, Paul and Gareth each wore grey three-piece suits with a burgundy floral tie and brown brogues.


Breathtaking blooms: Image 4Our bouquets featured pink peonies in tribute to my late nan, as this was her favourite colour.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 4b We love to spend time outside with friends and wanted to create the same at mosphere on the day so the Chequers was perfect as it has a lovely outside space and feels relaxed.


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My three best friends, Sam, Becky and Amy were our bridesmaids and their peach embellished floor-length dresses looked gorgeous. Our daughter Florence and my bridesmaid's little girl Theia were our flowergirls.


Breathtaking blooms: Image 6We had rose gold sequin table runners to complement the tablecloth on the top table along with white ruffle chair covers.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 6b For our favours we gave our guests Violet Liquor bottles from The Trickling Tap, all with personalised nametags.


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Our blooms blew me away. We had a large flower curtain behind the top table with trailing vines and greenery cascading down the front.


Breathtaking blooms: Image 8On the tables we had terrariums filled with flowers, alongside tall candlesticks, tea lights and heart-shaped table numbers.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 8b We had crooks lining the path outside with large flowers in jars leading up to the entrance where two steel buckets bursting with flowers welcomed people.


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The huge illuminated LOVE letters looked great on the dancefloor and friends and family could take photos in front of them while they partied.


Breathtaking blooms: Image 10For our table plan we used a rustic iron grid with stag antlers and suitcase labels to display names.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 10b Our cake was simple yet striking. It was adorned with flowers and a rose gold drip along with some chevron detail around the base of each tier.


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In true James style, he organised some surprises. When we arrived at the reception an acoustic duo were playing in the garden and later in the day a caricaturist was doing the rounds, drawing pictures of guests.


Gemma and James's contact book

Acoustic duo
Gem & Franklin
Tel: 07904 189 641

Bridal party and guest accommodation
The Chequers Inn

Bridal party and guest accommodation
Eden Hall

Bride's dress
Wed2B Nottingham

Bride's hair and make-up
Kelly Warner Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist

Bridesmaids' dresses
Quiz Nottingham

The Confetti Cakery

Ceremony venue
St Johns The Evangelist


Catkin Flowers

Groom's and groomsmen's suits
Moss Bros

Harvey & Harvey Photography

Pre hen and stag spa day
The Little Retreat

Reception venue
The Chequers Inn

Venue styling
Save the Date Event Styling