Roaring romance

Jessica and Scott's1920s-inspired big day was an intimate affair with their nearest and dearest

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…

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As soon as we walked through the door at The Fennes, we were excited – no other venue felt the same. They have a beautiful rocking horse in the window and we loved the bridge over the water; the house is magical. It was perfect for our reception – the DJ and dancefloor is in a sound-proofed area and there's enough space to keep the tables up for the evening too.


Roaring romance: Image 2aI 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.

Roaring romance: Image 2 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!


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The groomsmen, including Scott, his brother Daz and best friend Rob, who were his best men, and his brother-in-law Jim, his usher, all wore tuxedos from Moss Bros in Colchester and bow ties from twobirds.


Roaring romance: Image 4aMy 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.

Roaring romance: Image 4 Our son Charlie was our pageboy – it was important he was a part of 'mummy and daddy getting married.'


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We opted for a naked cake with white chocolate buttercream and raspberry jam, decorated with faux roses and fruit. I sent my talented friend a picture of what I wanted and she got it spot on.


Roaring romance: Image 6aVintage-looking birdcages with flowers, scattered diamantes and tea lights decorated each table with gold and pink fans on the cake and sweet table.

Roaring romance: Image 6 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


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Scott travelled to the venue in a Rolls Royce, where I was already getting ready.


Roaring romance: Image 8aOur 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.

Roaring romance: Image 8 “ 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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Our photographer Dan's passion and creative flair shines through his excitement to get to know you as a couple and his portfolio is incredible. He concentrates on reflecting your personalities in the pictures and this is evident in his images.


Jessica and Scott's contact book

Bride's dress, veil and tiara
The Wedding Shop

Bride's hair
Vanessa's Hair
Tel: 07912 207 266

Bride's shoes
Mili Mili

Bridesmaid's dress
The Wedding Shop

Lacey's Events

Dreamwave Events

Fiona Sakal

Groom and groomsmen's suits
Moss Bros

Pageboy's outfit

D&A Photography


Nixon's Car Hire

The Fennes

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