According to Jason, it was love at first sight when he met Jenny online. The pair went for a meal together in Weston-super-Mare and Jenny soon fell for Jason’s sense of humour, “He makes me laugh every day,” she tells us.
When a friend got ill and couldn’t go to see the Stereophonics with Jenny, Jason stepped in. The couple stayed in a hotel that night and on the way back to Bristol stopped at Porthcawl. As they walked on the beach, Jason paused to write, “will you marry me?” in the sand. It was a total surprise for Jenny, but of course she said “yes.”
The Square Club in Berkley Square, Clifton, was the first wedding venue the two visited and quickly knew it was the one, booking it straight away. “We loved the intimacy of it, as well as its cocktail-bar style, which suited us really well,” Jenny explains.
Read on as the bride gives us the lowdown on their big day, 10th July 2021...
Jenny and Jason's venue styling centred around a super-modern palette of blush pink, ivory, green and gold. Centrepieces featured gold candelabras, foliage and small gold vases filled with flowers. There wasn't a formal table plan as such, since the guest list was halved to 30 due to Covid restrictions, so everyone was encouraged to mix and mingle. They were each given a tequila glass as wedding favours, engraved with the newlyweds' names and wedding date. All assembled were asked to drink a shot from it, which no doubt helped to create a lively atmosphere. The couple also treated their loved ones to some chocolates and wax melts to take home.
The Square Club served a three course meal for the wedding breakfast, followed by a barbecue later in the evening. The semi-naked two-tier cake was part lemon drizzle and part Victoria sponge, decorated with gold ribbon and fresh flowers.
We love Dilly the Morris Minor who drove Jenny and Jason across Clifton Suspension bridge and back as they sat on the parcel shelf! "Honking the cute horn as we drove was definitely one of the stand-out moments," Jenny remembers. "Jason hates being the centre of attention, but he loved all the cheers as we rode around in Dilly. I found it especially poignant as it brought smiles to people's faces at a difficult time just after the second lockdown," she continues.
Once the festivities drew to a close bang on the Covid curfew at 10pm, the newlyweds were persuaded to head to Browns Bar, where they were met with a standing ovation and a chorus of Cliff Richard's Eurovision hit, Congratulations, from the patrons.
Jenny selected a simple Bardot-style satin dress for her big day. "I didn't want anything too fussy, just classic," she explains. Although, she did still manage to add a touch of grandeur with a long train, which she fastened up for the evening. The bride's daughters bought her some delicate heart earrings and a short necklace to wear, and she paired these with the Tiffany bracelet Jason gave to her on their first Christmas together.
The groom looked dapper in his stylish beige heavy linen suit, which he wore with a floral tie made from Liberty fabric. His best man wore a navy suit with matching buttonhole, and Jenny's 14-year-old daughter wasn't sold on the ideal of a bridesmaid dress, so she donned a cream waistcoat, shirt and trousers with a pink bow tie. She looked super-smart when she stood up to give a speech at the reception and gave everyone the giggles when she mentioned her mum's past "sketchy boyfriends!"
The bride's two eldest daughters reported for bridesmaid duties wearing beautiful blush pink Grecian-style dresses, while her three granddaughters acted as flowergirls and wore handmade ivory tutu dresses.
Jenny and Jason had planned to honeymoon in Halkidiki, Greece but again due to the pandemic, plans were changed. However, they still managed to get away for a mini-moon and headed down to Devon for a few days, where they enjoyed some amazing weather. Meanwhile, they moved their Greece trip to coincide with their first wedding anniversary.
The bride says, "Having Becky as our photographer was really special as I worked with her on the same District Nursing Team. She was just so wonderful and went the extra mile to produce amazingly beautiful photographs for us. All of our guests mentioned how fab she was!
"We're also grateful to Jenni, who gave us such a bespoke service with Dilly the Morris Minor. She really made our trips so much fun, both to the venue with my daughter who gave me away, and around Clifton once we were married."
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