Short Wedding Dress

On 1 May 2021 horticulturist wed building surveyor inside a registry office ceremony at, Lewes, East Sussex.


After their micro-wedding, with just eight guests, the newly-weds invited small categories of six to become listed on them within their garden in their own home, ending with pizza and marshmallows around the firepit. The day's vibe was casual but chic, with lots of coral peonies, Gemma's favourite flower.

Louis and Gemma met via a mutual friend.

"Our paths crossed one New Year's Eve in Brighton. We got engaged in 2018 in Malta, an entire surprise. We have been engaged for two along with a half years before our wedding."

"I purchased a shorter lace wedding dress that would be a bit more casual in fashion to go with the brand new plans. This was combined with a pair of bright orangey-red heels from these converted into mine along with a lot of people's favourite area of the outfit. The hem from the dress was built with a lovely scalloped hem which I adored."

As a horticulturist, Gemma styled the marriage flowers herself.

"Flowers were minimal. I made my bouquet along with a buttonhole for Louis. I love peonies, particularly the bright coral-coloured ones, so these were the main influence within the bouquet. I also love dried flowers so desired to incorporate these using the fresh flowers." Click

Louis wore a suit he already owned and his favourite fragrance, Invictus.

"He obtained a tweed waistcoat to contrast. He also wore the tie and pocket square he later wore together with his suit for wedding part two that people did later in 2021."

"After our ceremony, we were built with a couple of small gatherings within our garden with six people in a time that was the allowed number during the time of our wedding. We decorated our backyard with lots of fairy lights to create it look beautiful. Our evening was spent with four friends eating pizza and toasting marshmallows around a fireplace pit. It wasn't at all what we'd planned but was the type of wonderful and extremely fun."

The couple enjoyed a while together within the beautiful, sun-filled gardens before heading home for their intimate garden celebrations, among their favourite parts of the day.

Words of Wedded Wisdom

"Expect the unexpected! Don't be disheartened if things don't quite visit plan. Surround yourself with supportive family and friends because then you'll feel like you can achieve a lot more and it results in a positive atmosphere who are around you."

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