Gloucestershire Wedding Photography: Naomi & Ashley at Matara

April 2, 2020

“From the minute we got engaged, I knew I wanted a winter wedding. What better colours than navy and gold for this time of year. The colour scheme was chosen to bring elements of Art Deco along with a black tie/ball style theme. FULL GLAM. Having Matara as our venue made it extremely easy to make the ceremony and reception beautiful, before we had even set up! I Think this was captured well especially with the bridesmaid’s outfits and the table decor. Each element of the wedding was planned to the letter including the balance of colour with centre pieces and place settings. Both elements were tied into our cake by the wonderful Rebecca at The Cotswold Cake Bee which was everything I dreamed of. The only real greenery was the eucalyptus on the tables, all of the buttonholes, bridesmaids bouquets and my bouquet…. I made myself with faux flowers. I wanted to do this so everyone could keep them afterwards.

My dress ’Felicity’ was from Vivienne Stella Bridal Gallery, Gloucester and was really beautiful. As a plus size bride, finding the perfect dress is tricky but this A line with lace ’dripping’, off the shoulder dress was perfect! Paired with bling belt and headpiece to tie in the art deco sparkle! It all worked really well with my Nike trainers I had found! My shoes were always going to be trainers! For anyone who knows me!! By look was finished by Leanne’s Cotswold Wedding Hair & Makeups masterpiece that was my face and hair! From someone who never wears makeup or ever had her hair out of a pony tail, Leanne made me Better version of myself! Lashes were already in place thanks to Lucy @ Lashes By LucyB.

But of course, it wasn’t Ash and I who stole the show. That would be our 4 year old Lurcher X Collie and Ringbearer: CODY. From getting ready, to the speeches, Cody had heads turning. In his matching bow tie, he looked dashing with his ’built in’ dinner jacket and shirt! He was the ultimate: guest greeter, hand warmer, ring bearer, bride and groom leader, floor warmer and general bundle of love and cuddles. However, I don’t think Sheryl got enough photos of him!! 😂

And finally, Sheryl! Well, the pictures say it all! She is incredible! Perfect for whipping guests into shape, making everyone laugh… At themselves! Dealing with awkward couple, making us look almost natural!! Just capturing everything we wanted and more!!”

Hair & Makeup- Leanne @Cotswold Wedding Hair & Makeup –
Lashes – Lashes by Lucy B –
Dress- Vivienne Stella Bridal Gallery –
Shoes – Nike
Cake – The Cotswold Cake Bee –
Venue – Matara


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