Winchester Springtime Town Hall Wedding

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Introducing Jess and James

James and Jess had known each other through friends and nights out for a few years since they were late teens, they cannot remember ever speaking face to face before their first date! They had got talking initially through Instagram and Jess had arranged for James to come up to London for a drink. James agreed and got the train up into central London, they were both very nervous but after an hour they seemed to warm to each other and there was never an awkward silence. They had drinks at a bar in Shoreditch called 'The Drunken Monkey' and then went for dinner at Pizza East, this is where they both knew they had found someone special. After the meal they walked back to the tube station and shared their first kiss at Whitechapel, they both went their separate ways home and have been inseparable ever since.

One day James got back from work late and asked Jess if she wanted to go for a walk later after dinner, Jess thought that would be a nice idea as they often went for walks at night because it's often peaceful and relaxing. As that night got later, James decided to drive to Bournemouth for their walk, they walked along Bournemouth beach front and at midnight James told Jess that he had dropped something and Jess thought it was his phone and panicked as it was quite dark! Jess got her phone out to use the flashlight to start searching for it and found a spoon on the beach....

Jess said to James, "you've dropped a spoon, why do you have a spoon!?."....

She picked up the spoon and turned it over she saw that it wasn't one of their spoons and engraved on it said "Jessica Will You Marry Me" she then span round saw James on one knee where he repeated the question and she was in shock and speechless for about a minute before he asked Jess again and she, of course, said yes!

James and Jess got married in King Charles Hall at Winchester Guildhall, their ceremony was decorated with falling petals to simulate springtime, when Jess started walking down the aisle towards James one of their guests was playing his guitar. Although it had been raining outside during their wedding ceremony the room was full of light beaming in from the massive windows which created some amazing photographs without the use of flash, when the register was being signed James' Dad favourite song "That's entertainment - The Jam" was being played on the guitar as remembrance which caused a few tears and smiles.

The reception was held in The Courtyard at Winchester Guildhall where James and Jess had made everything by hand, from the invitations to table names and all stationary. Their first date was a Pizza restaurant and they wanted to incorporate that into their wedding so they decided to have Pizza table names and about 100+ Domino's Pizzas' delivered in the evening!