Wedding of the Week: Jasmine Hammonds and James Stubbs

05 Feb 2018

Exuding elegance, Jasmine Hammonds and James Stubbs’ big day saw the couple surrounded by their nearest and dearest, as well as their two children 

A rustic theme characterised the wedding of Jasmine Hammonds and James Stubbs, which took place on May bank holiday weekend. Featuring neutral colours and DIY touches, the day perfectly captured the couple’s wishes for their dream day.

The venue

The Manor House Hotel in the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, hosted the day, with 65 day guests and 100 evening guests in attendance.  Dating back to the 16th century, the Manor House Hotel exudes charm and character with beautiful arched windows and manicured gardens. Jasmine says: “The Manor House Hotel had me as soon as I walked in. The venue is gorgeous and the staff and the surroundings are amazing. Jamie and I knew we had found our venue just by looking at the smiles on one another’s faces.”

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The dress

Jasmine found her dream dress at WED2B, an off-the-peg wedding dress company with shops nationwide. She says: “I tried on what felt like hundreds of dresses. I ended up going for a dress I said I definitely didn’t want when I first started looking and I went for a dress from WED2B in the end that I had loved from the start.”

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The outfits

The young bridesmaids wore ivory, while Jasmine’s maid of honour wore sage green to contrast. The groomsmen suits came from Domino Menswear in Witney.  

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The flowers

All floral arrangements were provided by Classic Flowers in Witney. A neutral colour scheme with hints of green set the brief, with gypsophila used for the table centrepieces and bridesmaid bouquets. Jasmine’s bouquet featured white roses and gypsophila interspersed with greenery.

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The details

Jasmine’s creative skills were put to good use with the table plan, place cards, sweet stand, photo booth, and signage all dazzling DIY details. Hobbycraft The favours were miniature corked bottles containing flower seeds and displaying a tag which read ‘Let our love grow’. The couple’s first dance was to Ed Sheeran, How Would You Feel, striking the perfect balance in a song that was modern and that both Jasmine and James loved.

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The ceremony

A traditionally styled civil ceremony was made as personal as could be with hand-picked music that meant the most to the couple. Commenting on the ceremony, Jasmine says: “As I walked down the aisle I was overcome with emotion; I was excited, happy and sad, and in love all at the same time. It’s the most amazing feeling, it truly is. Also a relief when it’s all over after all that planning. My most memorable moments were seeing the look on my husband’s face as he saw me for the first time and the first time I saw my little boy all dressed up in his suit, as well as my dad’s speech.”

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The cake

Jasmine wanted a simple and rustic cake and her aunty, who used to own a cake shop, fulfilled the request as a gift. Jasmine didn’t want a traditionally tiered cake so chose three separate cakes that sat atop log slices and featured different cake toppers.

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Get the look: 

Flowers: Classic Flowers, www.witneyflorist.co.uk
Photography: Cat Stephens Photography, www.catstephensphotography.com
Venue/catering: The Manor House Hotel, Moreton in Marsh, www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/the-manor-house-hotel/

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