Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 36)

THE DREAM TEAM Photographer, Aimee Thomas, 07860 611 047, | Venue, DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham, 01242 222 021, | Bride’s dress, Rosella Wedding Gowns, 01285 644 662, | Flowers on the cake, Oops a daisy! flowers limited, 01285 644 123, | Groom’s suit, Moss Bros (Swindon store), 01793 487 700, | Rings, Goldsmiths (Cheltenham store), 01242 528 526, | Bridesmaids’ dresses, ASOS | Hair and make-up, Lauren Collins | Flowers, Debbie Owen Hannah and Simon chose the DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham as their venue because it was a hotel that they regularly visited. “The gardens are beautiful and the staff are very friendly,” Hannah tells us. “We had booked a wedding package allowing 80 guests to attend during the day and 100 during the evening but because of the restrictions in place at the time of our wedding, we could only invite 30 guests for the entire day. Everybody needed to wear a face covering apart from myself, Simon and my dad but this didn’t bother us because it was amazing to have my dad and our close family and friends around us.” The couple kept their table plan simple with everyone seated at two round tables and a long rectangular top table. “My mum made our centrepieces using Whitley Neil gin bottles that she had been collecting especially. She filled them with fairylights and placed them on mirrored plates. She also got silver and navy balloons to place in the middle of the round tables and at the ends of the top table. It looked simple yet beautiful, I really can’t thank her enough for all the help and support she gave us.” Hannah and Simon purchased scratch card holders personalised with their married name and wedding date which they gave as favours. “My mum sourced some heart-shaped chocolates with navy and sliver detail to fit in with our colour theme,” Hannah tells us. “My flowers also complemented our theme and our red velvet and carrot cake that was made by my 16-year-old sister, Rose, was decorated with fresh flowers.” The couple’s catering was provided by the talented team at the hotel and included arrival drinks, the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet. The options for dinner were chicken liver pâté, tomato soup or prawn cocktail to start followed by pork belly, sea bass or stuffed chicken as the main course. Hannah chose a princess-style gown with a sweetheart neckline. “It was so beautiful,” she tells us. “I had visited a couple of wedding dress boutiques but nothing caught my eye as much as this one did from Rosella Wedding Gowns in Cirencester. Simon, his best man, father and Hannah’s dad and stepdad all wore navy three-piece tweed suits and Hannah’s maid-of-honour’s dress was also navy with the couple’s two bridesmaids dressed in pink and grey gowns. A spring wedding Images courtesy of Aimee Thomas Photography Hannah Amor married Simon Legg on Saturday 22nd May 2021 at DoubleTree By Hilton Cheltenham. 32