Wednesday, 02 May 2012
A young couple who met while studying at the University of Worcester are returning to the University to get married in September.
Gemma Lawrence and Shaun Hill will be the first people to tie the knot at the University’s City Campus, which was licensed for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies last year.
The pair met in their first few weeks at the University, as they both lived in the same halls of residence. They have now been together for over four years and will marry on September 1.
“When we heard that the University was able to host weddings we thought it would be perfect,” said 22-year-old Gemma, who works in a nursery in Battenhall, Worcester.
“Most places we had been looking at were either too expensive or wanted us to have the ceremony and reception there. But we had already set our hearts on having the reception on the Worcester River Cruises and were looking for somewhere just to have the service before. This was the perfect solution. What better place to get married than the place we met.”
“We went to the Malvern Hills on one of our first dates so it was very romantic that Shaun chose to do it there,” said Gemma, who hails from north Somerset.
The couple, who now live near Shrub Hill Train Station in Worcester, graduated from the University of Worcester in November 2010. They will marry in the City Campus Board Room, where the British Medical Association was founded, at 3.30pm on September 1, followed by drinks in the neighbouring Jenny Lind Chapel, before going on to their reception on the River Cruise.
“We’re really excited about getting married at the University,” said Shaun. “It has made the whole thing even more special for us.”
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