Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding - June/July 2022 (Issue 33)

Wed of the Roses With Gemma being from Lancashire and Matt from Yorkshire, the couple themed their barn celebration Wed of the Roses with a rustic feel Images and videography courtesy of Kate Gray Photography Gemma and Matt met at a mutual friend’s wedding. “I lived in London and Matt lived in Yorkshire so our early days of dating were enjoyed long-distance,” Gemma tells us. “Our first date ended up being at a Wigan football match because we both loved sport. I questioned our mutual friend about why he hadn’t thought to set us up sooner, and he said ‘because I never thought you’d leave London and I didn’t think that Matt would leave Halifax!’” Matt proposed at Dormy House in the Cotswolds during a surprise weekend away. “It was an early Christmas present because we were going to Australia to visit Matt’s sister for Christmas,” Gemma tells us. “He popped the question in our private hot tub in our hotel room. We started talking about what our wedding might be like, and, because we became engaged in the Cotswolds, the search for the perfect Cotswolds venue began.” Here, Gemma tells us all about their special day with a Wed of the Roses rustic-inspired theme. Gemma Davies and Matthew (Matt) Rushworth married on 28th August 2021 at Norton Grounds, Chipping Campden. REAL WEDDINGS 29