Friday… at last! Thanks for joining me at the end of an exciting week. Autumn is always busy here – as so many girls start their search now for the perfect vintage wedding dress for a wedding next Summer.
At the start of each appointment, I give every client time to look through my entire collection of around seventy original vintage and vintage-style wedding dresses (usually while I’m in the kitchen rustling up a nice pot of tea!). I’m always amazed and delighted to see which dresses a clients picks out at this stage – every girl is completely individual, and chooses a unique combination of dresses!
Even after many years of matching lovely brides with their perfect vintage wedding dresses, this is still one of my favourite moments: meeting each new bride and seeing the first dresses she has chosen.
Now – as promised – I’d like to share those pictures of beautiful vintage bride Olivia and husband Nick, fresh from their wedding just a few weeks ago.
When Olivia came to see me, the first thing I noticed was how soft and gentle she seems. The perfect vintage wedding dress would need to be really special, to complement Olivia’s lovely relaxed and bohemian style.
Well, reader, we found it… In this this beautiful 1960s full length white lace gown, with pretty pink satin ribbon tie, Olivia makes a fairytale bride. Don’t you agree?
To complement her romantic lace wedding dress, Olivia cleverly chose a garland of simple Autumn flowers in soft dusky colours for her hair, created by Roz at R&R Saggers. In Olivia’s words:
“I wasn’t really keen on a veil, and I felt flowers matched my hair better than a jewel headpiece. I like the hippy element to flowers – they are so free and not at all formal.”
The wedding took place in their pretty-as-a-picture local parish church, All Saints Little Shelford.
After a wedding breakfast in her mother’s elegant garden, Olivia and Nick partied the evening away at 17th Century country house, Anstey Hall in Cambridge. Here, they were surrounded by friends and family, and sustained by an unending supply of delicious treats including a chocolate fountain, cupcakes and a hog roast!
Warmest congratulations Olivia and Nick, and thanks so much for sharing your wonderful day with us all. I’m delighted to have played a small part in it!
Olivia wore a beautiful 1960s full-length lace dress, with a pink ribbon and vintage flower belt.
In her hair, a garland of Autumn blooms by R&R Saggers.
Olivia’s best friends cheered her on in pretty bridesmaids dresses by Monsoon and shoes by Debenhams. Their hair sparkled with delicate hairbands by Accessorize.
They ate, and drank, and ate some more at Anstey Hall. Then they all danced the night away to the funky sounds of Swagger!
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