Gemma and Dave had two dates in London before Gemma went to Singapore to visit family for Christmas. While she was there, Dave asked if he could fly out to join her. So they spent their third date in Borneo, travelling around together for ten amazing days. Their fourth date was when they got back home and Dave moved in! Talk about a whirlwind romance. We asked Gemma a few questions about their wedding and honeymoon patchwork.
How did you get engaged?
We got engaged in a very different way to how we got together – Dave popped the question on a slip road between the M4 and M5. We were driving under a big rainbow, which was his offering of a ring (or half a ring).
What kind of wedding did you have?
One that was as informal as you can manage when fielding 100 or so guests, as outdoors as possible in the great British climate. And one that involved a bit of swimming, a lot of dancing and some seriously good beer.
What are your favourite memories of your wedding day?
Walking through the village from the ceremony in the top field, to the party in a friend’s garden at the bottom of the valley, while being led by a fiddler and accordion player. Or dancing wildly to our amazing band.
Why did you choose Patchwork and what did you decide to fund?
We discovered Patchwork when my best friend used it last year, and thought it was easy peasy to use. We loved that we could personalise our patchwork with pictures.
We wanted to spend a few nights in the comfort of some BnBs during the course of our long drive from Kent to the South of France and then back up to our home in Edinburgh. We’d usually sleep in the van, so this was a bit of a treat. When we set off we felt really relaxed about finally spending some money on ourselves, and were totally glowing with all the goodwill and love that had been poured on us.
Thank you Gemma & Dave and a huge congratulations from Team Patchwork. If this has inspired you to make your own gift registry, check out our customisable templates here, or create your own from scratch.