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 2aHav 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 2 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 4aOur bouquets featured pink peonies in tribute to my late nan, as this was her favourite colour.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 4 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 6aWe had rose gold sequin table runners to complement the tablecloth on the top table along with white ruffle chair covers.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 6 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 8aOn the tables we had terrariums filled with flowers, alongside tall candlesticks, tea lights and heart-shaped table numbers.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 8 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 10aFor our table plan we used a rustic iron grid with stag antlers and suitcase labels to display names.

Breathtaking blooms: Image 10 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
www.chequersweddings.co.uk

Bridal party and guest accommodation
Eden Hall
www.edenspa.co.uk

Bride's dress
Wed2B Nottingham
www.wed2b.co.uk

Bride's hair and make-up
Kelly Warner Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist
www.facebook.com/KellyWarnerBridalMakeUpArtistAndBridalHairStylist

Bridesmaids' dresses
Quiz Nottingham
www.quizclothing.co.uk

Cake
The Confetti Cakery
www.theconfetticakery.co.uk

Ceremony venue
St Johns The Evangelist
www.stjohnmanthorpe.org.uk

DJ
TrueMix
www.truemix.co.uk

Flowers
Catkin Flowers
www.catkinflowers.com

Groom's and groomsmen's suits
Moss Bros
www.moss.co.uk

Photographer
Harvey & Harvey Photography
www.harveyharveyphotography.com

Pre hen and stag spa day
The Little Retreat
www.thelittleretreatnottingham.co.uk

Reception venue
The Chequers Inn
www.chequersweddings.co.uk

Venue styling
Save the Date Event Styling
www.savethedateeventstylist.com