Gemma Gibson and Martin Hill tied the knot and celebrated their big day on the 31st of August, 2014. Their 70 closest family and friends gathered in the Tylney Hall Hotel for a stunning ceremony and an equally amazing reception.
“We chose Tylney Hall Hotel because of the stunning grounds, spacious venue and excellent service.”
“The only theme that we had for the wedding, was our colours matching the season we got married in, summer. Colours were yellow, white and Orange. The colours reflected the season so nicely with all the different tones of a summer sky. I managed to get a traditional and very elegant look with the white and yellow roses but with a contemporary twist with the splash of orange.”
Food and Drink – what we served our guests
After Ceremony: Bucks Fizz and Pimm’s with crisps, olives and nuts.
Wedding Breakfast Choices
- Potted Ham Hock with Potato, Carrot, Parsley and Gherkins
- Classic Prawn Cocktail
- Salad of Avocado, Beetroot, Chargrilled Artichoke and Peppers with a Lemon Dressing
- Moroccan Vegetable Casserole served with Spiced Cous Cous, Toasted Almonds and Yoghurt
- Traditional Roast Sirloin of Scottish Beef served with Yorkshire Pudding, Creamed Horseradish and Red Wine Jus
- Seared Fillet of Sea Bass with Spinach and Warm Tomato and Basil Vinaigrette
- Vanilla Pannacotta with Fresh Raspberries
- Rich Chocolate Marquise with Mandarin Jelly
- Eton Mess
“As table favours, we had Engraved wine Glasses with the brides and grooms wedding date and names and Cherry Tartlet scented Muji Candles”
“It is impossible to pick just one favourite moment of the day, it was totally unbelievable and amazing, here are my highlights:
- Walking down the stairs towards the ceremony room with my bridesmaids.
- Walking up the aisle and seeing my guests looking so proud and my future husband waiting.
- Drinking Pimm’s on the terrace of the Italian Gardens after the ceremony in the sun.
- The receiving line gave us a great chance to greet and meet all our guests.”
“My tips for brides-to-be would be to make sure everything is complete, as in the final details, the day before and book into the venue/hotel the night before the wedding and invite your guests to do the same. Arrange afternoon tea/drinks or dinner with everyone. This helps to elongate the wedding by having memories and a lovely build up the day before. It flies by but this way it’s a weekend not just one day. Good luck.”
“Make sure you have a toastmaster that is organised and he will take care of everything. He looks the part and brings an element of regal tradition. On the whole he does the work for you to make sure the day runs smoothly. David Hunt was amazing.”
“Hire a photographer who has a variety of shots in his albums. You need someone who will have a real passion for your venue and what they do to match your excitement and passion for the day. Not someone who feels too stuck in routine. Alistair from Ideal Imaging is totally unbelievable.”
Something Old: Half Penny Piece under my shoe
Something New: Dress
Something Borrowed: Pearls
Something Blue: Garter
Thank you so much to Gemma & Martin for sharing their special day with us! Huge thanks as well, to Alistair of Ideal Imaging for documenting this beautiful day. Check out the exquisite Tylney Hall Hotel for your fairy tale wedding day.
Dress: Perfection Bridal
Groomswear: Village Grooms
Bridesmaids Dresses: JJ’s House
Photographer: Alistair Jones of Ideal Imaging
Cake: Helen Hill (Mother of the Groom )
Flowers: Anna of Buds Floristry