Gemma + Matt
How did you meet?
We met on a dating site years about 8 years ago, we added each other on social media but never ended up meeting. I ended up going out with someone else for four years we broke up and then I logged onto my old dating site account and Matt messaged me not remembering me from before. I remembered him because he had such an unusual surname – little did I know I would end up with that name. We often wonder what would have happened if we went out the first time – I guess we were just meant to be!
When did you know they were the one?
I had a newborn baby when we started dating, Matt has brought him up as his own son. The first time I saw him with him and saw how gentle he was with him I knew he was the one. We are both very lucky to have him.
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner
Matt really is my soulmate, he’s gentle and kind and he’s really handsome – he’s also a great DJ – am I allowed four?
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I had tried on lots of dresses but felt stupid in them all, none of the more traditional styles suited me. I had seen Stevie on Instagram so I decided to travel to London to try it on, I loved the dress but it only came in White and Nude and the colours weren’t quite right, I’d also tried on Harlie in bone and I fell in love with the colour – my ideal dress was a mix of the two. I left as the dress wasn’t right but I couldn’t stop thinking about how Stevie in bone would be my dream dress – I decided to be cheeky and message the lovely team at Made With Love to see if they could make it in bone, you can imagine how happy I was when they said they could.
Who proposed and how?
Matt proposed on our second anniversary at the pub where we went on our first date. I found out I was pregnant with our son three days later – it was quite a week!
Where did you go to Honeymoon?
We haven’t been yet, Matt is Djing at a festival in Amsterdam in October and I am going with him, then next year we are spending 10 days in an over water Villa in the Maldives – I cannot wait to spend some time alone with Matt.
We got married in my Local church and then had the reception in a marquee at a private manor house
I had hand painted sola flowers, I wanted them as they are ecofriendly – they are massive in America but the trend hasn’t hit the UK yet so I decided to do my own. Everyone loved them – so I’ve opened up my own business called the Secret Garden Club – I’m currently working on another wedding – check me out in Instagram
I had Navy Multiway Dresses from Etsy made in Russia
I was lucky enough to be able to use my late Grandmothers eternity ring as a wedding band, it goes perfectly with my engagement ring. I just had to have it made smaller as I have tiny fingers. Matt has a black carbon band it really suits his style.
Matt had a bespoke made to measure suit in biscuit from Antony Formal Wear Tailoring, the groomsmen had Navy suits from Slaters menswear to match the Bridesmaids
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