26 Feb 2014
The colour scheme and the extra special touches made Tyrone and Gemma’s wedding a sparkling occasion
Tyrone Brennand and Gemma O’ Neill
Where: Ceremony at Our Lady of Dolours Servite Church, London followed by reception at Hampton Court House, East Molesey, Surrey
Photography: iGroover Weddings
We said if we ever got married we would like a big stately home venue with lovely grounds. We visited Hampton Court House and instantly fell in love with it.
I have always liked lace bridal gowns. I chose the Pronovias ‘Siliba’ dress and had a family friend, Rosa Blue, who is a dressmaker, make a veil coat for me with crystal embellishment to give me a longer train. The bridesmaids chose ivory Grecian gowns, so we decided then that the colour scheme would be ivory and silver. Our daughter, Taleah-Jasmine, and Shanaye Gordon were flower girls. I had a brooch bouquet and a florist friend, Lucy Hawkins, did the rest of our wedding flowers.
On the morning of the wedding I was shocked at how nervous I was and Tyrone was so nervous he couldn’t even turn around. The ceremony was lovely, topped off by Paige McCormick, an opera singer and friend singing Ave Maria during the service. We put on a coach service for our guests and hired a master of ceremonies, Joseph Nascimento, who helped us to relax and enjoy the day. During our reception drinks a violinist played for our guests while we had our photos taken.
We had a three-course sit-down meal and scattered pearls and crystals along with six laminated love quotes on each table. For the table centre pieces we bought vintage-style birdcages and presented 12 guests with a thank you card asking them to take a birdcage with them at the end of the night as a reminder of our day.
Our wedding favours were silver, personalised pens for adults, handmade canvas goody bags for children and personalised bibs for babies. Our wedding cake was very elegant and matched our theme. It was four tiers of different fillings (lemon, chocolate, madeira and fruit), and had lace and pearl detailing to it with handmade
We had the cutting of the cake and first dance once our evening guests had arrived and my uncle, David O’Neill, did a surprise Bee Gees tribute for us.
In the evening we laid on a sweetie table and selection of pizzas inside, and had a delicious hog roast outside which was very popular. We also hired a fun photo booth.
We then ended our special day with a bang, thanks to a fantastic fireworks display.
WHO DID WHAT
Photography: iGroover Weddings, 07525 431660, www.igrooverweddings.co.uk
Venue: Hampton Court House, Surrey, 0208 614 0857, www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk
Dress: Teokath, Wimbledon, 020 8971 2000, www.teokath.co.uk/wimbledon
Veil Coat: Rosa Blu, www.michaelafashion.co.uk
Hair accessories: Oriental Pearl, Kingston-upon-Thames, 020 8546 6588
Flowers: Lucy Hawkins, Bushby Flowers, 07824 705330
Transport: Westway, Surrey, 020 8944 1277, www.westwaycoaches.co.uk
Catering: Parties to Go, Wimbledon, 020 8947 5337, www.partiestogo.co.uk
Entertainment: Violinist Kai Choi, firstname.lastname@example.org; toastmaster, Joseph