About Me

Meet Gemma

Award-winning design led wedding and event styling in Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.




My story

I’m here to save you from inspiration overload and get to the heart of what you really love, creating beautiful, modern design, décor, and details for weddings, life events and creative businesses. 

Weddings are where it all started and they will always be a love of mine. With a creative vision and a knack for translating interests and passions into physical form, I love to work with couples dreaming of a relaxed and detail rich wedding. I’m a visual story teller that believes in creating a laid -back, yet luxe vibe, full of personality and individual touches that reflect each couples love story. I cherish nurturing the relationships with my customers as I become part of one of the most important days of your lives. You are never just another wedding crammed into my schedule.

Based in Bedfordshire with my hubby Chris, spoilt fur balls Smudge and Everest, and mini divas Devon and Eliza, I started The White Emporium with passion, dreams, and a big old leap of faith! The joy I felt designing and styling my own wedding made my (full time, spent 4 years training, got into loads of debt) job seem utterly unfulfilling.

And so one day after 3 years of learning the trade in my spare time, with a huge smile on my face, I handed in my notice and threw myself into this crazy little venture that makes me happier than a 9-5 ever could.

The gamble paid off and I am now a multi award-winning stylist who gets to bring dreams to life for couples and brands alike. Being a visual translator is all I have ever known, prior to starting The White Emporium I spent 8 years working for many High Street Fashion brands as a womenswear designer, so being creative is in my blood.

When I’m not dreaming up new ideas or getting lost with a pencil and sketchpad (which admittedly, is a LOT of the time), I love walks along deserted beaches, exploring new places, and going out for a good meal and a cocktail or two. I’m a country girl at heart inspired by open fields and big skies. I will find any excuse to throw a party so the wedding and events industry is a perfect home for me.

As The White Emporium has grown it needs more than just me to be a success, I have an amazing team of creatives helping behind the scenes and on the setups, each one has the same hard work and dedicated ethic as myself so I know this little biz is in safe hands.