Jenny and Jason never dreamed that meeting at university would end up with them saying ‘I do’, but it happened and this country wedding was a beautiful one…

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How they met

Jenny and Jason met on their first day at university, when they discovered they had rooms next to each other in their student house. “Jason won me over with late night tea and toast during my first few weeks of feeling homesick,” Jenny explains.

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The proposal

Jason whisked Jenny away for a surprise romantic weekend in Venice. “I only found out where we were going when we got to the airport,” Jenny smiles. “I was pretty sure that Jason would propose at some point over the weekend, but I was still surprised when I wandered down to the Grand Canal to take a photo, turned round and saw him on one knee with a beautiful antique ring.”

The bride’s outfit

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Jenny originally planned to wear a tea-lenth dress. “I had tried on a few long dresses and wasn’t convinced,” she explains. But then she tried a floor-length Justin Alexander gown with a high neckline, ruched waist and modest train, and was sold. “There was just no comparison – I felt stunning,” Jenny smiles. “It was made of Venetian lace, which tied in nicely with Jason’s proposal.”

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The groom’s outfit

Jason wore a stylish mid-grey suit with a plain waistcoat and a navy blue tie, hired from Austin Reed. “I wasn’t sure about his choice of suit and waistcoat combination at first, but he looked brilliant,” Jenny admits.

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The bridesmaids

Jenny was attended by two adult bridesmaids and two flowergirls. The adults chose their own navy blue dresses, from Coast and Monsoon. The younger bridesmaids and flowergirls wore dusky pink dresses from Next.

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The ceremony

Jenny and Jason were married in a religious ceremony, which included Bible readings about the selfless nature of love. “My dad walked me down the aisle, and I didn’t realise until I watched our wedding video that he was almost in tears by the end,” Jenny recalls.

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The reception

“We hired lace and hessian chair covers, and used potted plants on log slices from a local tree surgeon as table centres,” Jenny says. “We also had candles in lace-trimmed jam jars on the window ledges.”

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The honeymoon

The newlyweds enjoyed a honeymoon in the Philippines. Are you looking for honeymoon ideas? Try these!

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