A truly cosmopolitan real wedding with Scottish details and guests from around the world…Jenny and Morgan got married in September 2009. Read on to find out all about it!
WHO: Jenny and Morgan
WHERE: Notley Abbey, Thame, Oxfordshire
WHEN: September 2009
PHOTOGRAPHER: Julie and Martyn Cooke
Two years after their first meeting, on board an Emirates flight where Julie was cabin crew and Morgan was flying business class, Morgan popped the question over dinner at the world’s only seven-star hotel; the Burj al Arab in Dubai. “It came as a complete surprise,” says Julie. “Everyone in the restaurant gave us a round of applause, and the people on the next table even sent over a bottle of Champagne!” recalls Jenny.
The bride’s outfit
Jenny looked sensational in her stunning Benjamin Roberts gown from The Wedding Centre in Marlow, with its ruched bodice and small train. “It was my big day, so I wanted to shine, and I just felt fabulous in it,” says Jenny. Her tiara was her something borrowed, courtesy of one of her bridesmaids, and her Indian pearl necklace was a gift from Morgan early in their relationship.
“The whole day was such fun: we were both fuelled by nervous energy and excitement…”
Morgan looked dapper in a classic black morning suit from Lemmings in High Wycombe, with a stylish tartan cravat made by Jenny’s Mum. “As our surname is Jamieson and Morgan’s family is of Scottish origin, we chose Jamieson tartan as the theme for our real wedding,” explains Jenny.
Jenny’s four oldest friends were beautiful bridesmaids in merlot satin dresses from BHS.
Jenny carried a stunning hand-tied bouquet of roses in a deep red, to match the wedding’s tartan theme, with the bridesmaids carrying contrasting posies of ivory blooms, from Pollenation in High Wycombe.
“The colour matched the Jamieson tartan perfectly, and my Mum even sewed a band of tartan across the top of each dress to tie them all together,” adds Jenny
Jenny and Morgan chose the medieval Notley Abbe in Oxfordshire as the romantic venue for their civil ceremony, blessing and reception.
Soul and funk band T6 stole the show at Jenny and Morgan’s evening reception. The happy couple rehearsed a routine for their first dance, with the help of their friend and choreographer Vicky Brown Vicky Brown. The evening finished with a bang thanks to a sparkling display from Classic Fireworks.
“With global guests, we made sure every one knew someone on their table…”
The scrumptious three-tier cake was created by Sugary Crumbs.
After their stunning real wedding, and with only days to spare before they were due back at work in Dubai, Jenny and Morgan travelled to Venice for a whistle-stop three-night honeymoon.