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Sarah and Jaz, St Leonards Church, Hare and Hounds Hotel, 31st May

Sarah and Jaz, St Leonards Church, Hare and Hounds Hotel, 31st May
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Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0025 Sarah and Jaz, who have been together for almost 6 years, had their gorgeous wedding at St Leonards Church on 31st May, followed by their reception at Hare & Hounds Hotel. The couple first met whilst working together in Lincoln County Hospital A&E department. Jaz was on a 4 month rotation before moving to Nottingham and Sarah was there working for a year before moving to Bristol. If it hadn't been for those four months, their paths may never have crossed... After a lovely evening meal, they walked up to Edinburgh Castle where it was all lit up beautifully in the background. They were completely alone looking over Edinburgh from the castle site when Jaz asked Sarah to be his wife. He planned to propose at the top of Arthur’s seat, but it was too windy on the day! Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0001 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0002 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0003 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0004 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0005 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0006 After trying on at least 25 dresses from far and wide places in Nottingham and Gloucestershire, Sarah found the one. The chosen gown was an Augustus Jones dress with fine lace and pearl buttons, from The White Room in Minchinhampton. She also had a variety of ivory and purple roses with gypsophila. If I had my time again I would pick the same dress over and over again. I absolutely love ivory roses and the dolcetta roses chosen by Maria (from Sorori Design, our florist) were absolutely stunning. I have kept my bouquet and dried the flowers because I still cannot stop looking at how beautiful they are. Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0007 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0008 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0009 We wanted to be married at St Leonard s Church as Sarah went to school in Upton St Leonard's. I spent most of my childhood in this lovely village and I was christened at the parish Church. It has a lot of meaning for me and my family. We were spoilt for choice of venues in Gloucestershire but we loved the informal friendly feel of the Hare and Hounds hotel with beautiful grounds and the sense that you have the whole hotel to yourselves. It had the right mix of ‘country Cotswold feel’ whilst maintaining some formality.  Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0010 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0011 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0012 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0013 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0014 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0015 Sarah is keen on gardening and loves the Cotswolds so wanted to create an English country garden feel with some vintage touches. We decided on aubergine and ivory as our theme colours and had crates for cards, ivory jugs and wrought iron stands for flowers on the tables aswell as jam jars, spotty fabric and hessian bunting.  Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0016 For favours, they had personalised packets of sunflower and forget me not seeds with their names and date of wedding printed on. They also gave out pin badges for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, as this particular hospital has significance for Sarah and her family when she was ill as a child. They had biscuits for all younger guests which Sarah wrapped in cellophane tied with spotty aubergine ribbon. We had a band – The Bridge from Cheltenham – who were sensational! Our guests are still talking about how great they were. They brought along lots of props including tambourines, percussion instruments and silly hats which went down a treat with our guests. Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0017 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0018 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0019 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0020 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0021 Walking into the room with everyone welcoming us as Mr and Mrs Taggar was a really special moment.  Seeing all our guests smiling and enjoying themselves, and seeing everything come together at the venue was a memory we will treasure forever. It made all the hard work and planning over the last 18 months worthwhile. Dancing the night away with tambourines, kettle bells and silly hats provided by the band and seeing everyone having a great time was really special. It was everything we could have ever wanted or imagined and an awful lot more! Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0022 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0023 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0024 Their first dance was to the song Stand By Me by Ben E King. When they first met, they both realised they shared the same favourite song - Sarah loved the film and the lyrics about staying by each other through good and bad times. Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0032 Sarah and Jaz’s advice: Take time to take everything in. Enjoy every second. Have some time away from everyone to be together alone and don’t worry about anything – even if things go wrong, remember your guests will never know it wasn't supposed to happen!  Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0026 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0027 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0028 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0029 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0030 Hare_and_Hounds_Tetbury_Wedding_Photograph_0031

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