CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Somerset Life today CLICK HERE

Meet the happy couple...Mr & Mrs Morrison

PUBLISHED: 13:19 06 September 2011 | UPDATED: 19:56 20 February 2013

Front of Chapel
PHOTO: NICK TOLLEY/nicktolleyphotography.co.uk

Front of Chapel PHOTO: NICK TOLLEY/nicktolleyphotography.co.uk

Where and when <br/><br/>Donna Chilcott married Don Morrison at St Mary's Church, Nether Stowey, near Bridgwater, on Saturday 30 April 2011 at 1pm before making their way to Taunton School for the wedding reception and evening celebrations.

Where and when
Donna Chilcott married Don Morrison at St Marys Church, Nether Stowey, near Bridgwater, on Saturday 30 April 2011 at 1pm before making their way to Taunton School for the wedding reception and evening celebrations.


About the day
After a spell of hot weather leading up to the wedding, the forecast on the day was for heavy storms. However, after a cloudy start, the sun shone and it was a lovely day.
The ceremony was held at the village church in Nether Stowey, where I (Donna) grew up. My dad is no longer with us, so this job was left to my brother who appeared much more nervous than me.
I entered to the sounds of The Flower Duet sung by some amazing singers, Con Spirito, and my oldest friend, her two daughters and my sister-in-law were bridesmaids. As it was a spring wedding I chose a lime and olive green theme, with some ivory and lemon. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but was very difficult to find the correct colour greens to match.
After the ceremony we had photographs taken in some local gardens and then were driven, in a beautiful car, complete with a bottle of pink Champagne for us to drink on the way to our reception venue at Taunton School.
While our guests waited for us to arrive, they were served drinks and canaps and after our arrival we enjoyed a three-course wedding breakfast served in the banqueting room, which looked especially beautiful as the sun shone through the stained-glass windows.
In the evening we had a brilliant Neil Diamond tribute singer in the Old library, alternated with a disco. Guests were served bacon rolls, which seemed to be very popular, alongside the gorgeous wedding cake, consisting of three layers of different flavours. The evening sped by very quickly and we eventually left to spend the night at The Mount Somerset Hotel.


The honeymoon
Three days after our wedding we went on our honeymoon to the Maldives. Stunning scenery, turquoise water, white sand and very friendly people, not to mention the wonderful food, it was a totally relaxing place and just what we needed after the last few weeks of wedding planning!


Most memorable moment
Sitting in the car on the way to Taunton School for our wedding reception, we sipped the Champagne, the car roof was down, the sun was shining and we had half an hour to ourselves to reflect on the wedding service before joining the guests for the rest of the celebrations.


Brides tip
Its never too soon to start planning dont leave everything to the last moment and then panic! If youre using disposable cameras make sure the guests know theres a flash on them. Enjoy every moment as the day passes so quickly.


Suppliers


The Dress and Groom's Suit Hire
Special Day and Appletons (Keynsham), www.specialdayandappletons.co.uk


Accessories
Abbi Chapel Bridal (Burrowbridge), www.abbichapel.co.uk


The Cake
Just Scrumptious Cakes (Glastonbury), www.justscrumptious.co.uk


Flowers
Musgrove Flowers (Taunton), www.musgroveflowerstaunton.co.uk


Catering
Taunton School Events, www.tauntonschoolevents.co.uk


The Car
TheWedding Car Collection (Martock), www.theweddingcarcollection.com

More from People

The first woman to win a F3 class race at Brands Hatch, Bath-born Jamie Chadwick is on a new racing mission

Read more
Monday, October 1, 2018

Musician Stewart Copeland relives his Somerset school memories with Bernard Bale

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Toby Buckland is hosting his second Harvest Festival event at Forde Abbey this month. Catherine Courtenay spoke to two of the gardening stars lined up for the speakers tent

Read more
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tinnitus sufferers are being invited to use a new online, sound matching tool to help better understand their type of tinnitus and the potential treatments available to them.

Read more
Friday, August 17, 2018

Tony Blackburn is enjoying one of the most enduring careers in music. To think that Somerset played such a part in the amazing story of one of Britain’s top radio DJs

Read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Britain has always been at the mercy of the sea and the Bristol Channel is particularly hazardous with fierce tides, shallow banks and dangerous low tide mudflats, as Andrea Cowan discovers

Read more
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Vanessa White is totally at home when she strolls through the centre of New York or Paris but the former Saturdays singing star still finds her place of birth quite breathtaking. After all – she was born in Somerset, says Bernard Bale

Read more
Friday, June 15, 2018

We know we love our coast, but what do the celebs make of it? We find out...

Read more
Friday, June 15, 2018

Somerset toasted the success of Jenson Button when he was crowned king of the F1 track for 2009, so stand by because there is a new budding driver revving up – and he is from our county too

Read more
Friday, May 25, 2018

One of the biggest British vloggers, three of the best UK comedians, a Formula One World Champion and an award-winning author – the towns and rural retreats of Somerset are a breeding ground for talent

Read more
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

We talked to chief audiologist at The Tinnitus Clinic, Mark Williams, who discussed causes, symptoms and treatments for tinnitus and hearing loss. Here’s what to do if you have ringing in your ears

Read more
Friday, April 13, 2018

The Sports Day, in aid of PCRF and open to the whole community, is taking place on April 28 from 10am to 4pm in and around the Boswells Café in the Quedam Shopping Centre

Read more
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Kim Wilde is back – and Amy Noton discovers she hasn’t lost any zest for life

Read more
Monday, March 19, 2018

Bernard Bale talks to Hollywood A-lister Nicolas Cage about his decision to make our county his home

Read more
 
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


subscription ad


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search