Your Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 43)

Kimberley and Charles met when Kimberley was based in Cheltenham and Charles was located in Birmingham. “We shared a similar sense of humour and Charles’ confidence and charisma attracted me to him,” Kimberley tells us. “Kimberley’s kind nature and thoughtfulness drew me to her,” Charles adds. Charles proposed in Barbados on the beach. “He had persuaded me to watch a West Indies and England cricket match,” Kimberley explains. “Also, it was about time that he popped the question having been together for eight years, lived together for six years and have a dog (Bruce) together!” SETTING THE SCENE Kimberley has always loved the Cotswolds and therefore it was an area close to her heart when the couple were looking for wedding venues. “We searched endlessly for the perfect venue and as soon as we arrived in Lower Slaughter village, we knew it was the dream location for us to exchange our marriage vows in,” she tells us. The couple were married at The Parish Church of St Mary, Lower Slaughter, by the Rev Sue Pestell. “Walking into the church was a magical moment for me,” Kimberley tells us. Charles adds, “Seeing her looking so beautiful was an emotional moment.” Kimberley and Charles chose a traditional white, blush and green theme to decorate their day with, filled with foliage. “We had plenty of flowers including a floral arch outside the church entrance and blooms positioned around the cake,” Kimberley says. “Our tall vase centrepieces also included varieties including roses, sweet peas and hydrangeas and clusters of bud vases and bottles containing flowers were styled around glass floating candles.” The couple had a long top table and six round tables for their guests. “We named each table after overseas holiday locations that we had visited together including Barbados, the Maldives, “Our photographers, Nicola and Glen, really captured all the happy emotions and made us feel at ease with the entire experience. We would recommend them!” - Kimberley and Charles REAL WEDDINGS 25