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Real Weddings - Gemma and Luke’s 1920s Elegance

December 2015

Gemma and Luke’s special day took place in November this year. From the first day we met the couple, they had lots of ideas about what they wanted and how to create their special day. Every detail was thought of and, with our help, executed with precision. 


Gemma and her bridesmaids prepared for the day in Royal Celerity, revelling in the excited air of anticipation. Gemma wore a stunning 1920s style, beaded gown, which she complemented with a beautiful fur coat, which added to the vintage glamour while providing her with warmth against the British autumn weather! The vintage theme continued with the bridesmaids’ dresses, which were a beautiful deep navy blue with gold beading on the bodice and sleeves. Luke, his best man and ushers each looked dashing in navy suits and burnt orange ties. 


The Sunset rooms looked beautiful; navy chair sashes added to the romantic opulence of the day and hand cut, locally sourced tree trunks served as centre pieces for the tables, with smaller pieces as the place names. The couples’ sweet tooth was expressed with the table names, each of which was named for their favourite treat, from Devon toffee fudge to maltesers! 


The emotional and funny speeches didn’t leave a dry eye in the Sunset rooms; whether from tears of laughter or emotion it is uncertain! The couple and their 89 guests enjoyed a table d’hôte menu, which included whole baked camembert, Parsnip soup, trio of pork and cod. The dessert was a choice between Executive Chef, Darren’s secret recipe chocolate chilli torte, panna cotta or the old classic, sticky toffee pudding. 


The evening celebrations were welcomed in by “Rocked Up”, a fantastic band that had everyone dancing. The exterior of the Sunset rooms was embellished with festoon lighting, which looked stunning and formed the perfect backdrop for some breath-taking images. 



Photagraphy: Andy Green at Harrera Images