Childhood sweethearts Jessica and Scott met at school when they were just 14 years old. “We didn't have a first date as such, it was probably playing football in Colchester Castle Park.
Our friends were betting on Twister ice lollies that we'd ask each other out,” remembers the bride. Scott proposed to Jessica at home on Christmas Eve in 2012, with their then four-month-old son. Three years later they tied the knot. The mother-of-the-bride, coordinator Sharyn from The Fennes and Lacey's Event Services helped the pair make their dream 1920s-themed nuptials a reality.
Here, Jessica shares all the details of their cream, gold and dusky pink day…
I tried on at least 15 dresses, all in different styles. I wanted a dress that showcased my pear-shaped figure and fell in love with the feathers, lace layers and glitz of my Pronovias gown. I felt like a swan princess.
My best friend Vanessa, who specialises in bridal and prom hair, styled my locks on the big day incorporating my tiara and veil. I couldn't believe it was me in the mirror!
My bouquet was made up of pastel pink roses and gypsophila – they perfectly complemented the lace on my gown. I explained the theme and colour scheme to our florist Fiona and she surprised me with the incredible blooms on the big day.
Our son Charlie was our pageboy – it was important he was a part of 'mummy and daddy getting married.'
Vintage-looking birdcages with flowers, scattered diamantes and tea lights decorated each table with gold and pink fans on the cake and sweet table.
My mum kept me on the straight and narrow throughout the three years of planning. If I had gone with everything I loved, it would have been more of a circus than a wedding! – Jessica
Our DJ played everything we wanted, from '20s hits right through to current tunes. He was lovely, his reputation was amazing and we'd definitely recommend him.
“ When I looked around at our guests, I couldn't believe how fortunate we were to have all these people in our lives and who wanted to be a part of our future as a married couple".– Jessica
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