Jeni chose my Peony separates for her wedding, with a few changes to the original design. We added three-quarter sleeves to the lace top, and changed its neckline to a gentle sweetheart shape, which was edged with more of the lace’s scallop edge. We kept the silk-satin slip and the polka dot tulle skirt just as they were designed, and Jeni added a satin waist sash and sparkly brooch to finish everything off.
Jeni and Jon were married at the stunning Little Longstone church, and had their reception at the Village Hall in nearby Curbar: two lovely Peak District villages. They decorated both venues with handmade personal touches – bunting made from maps of nearby places, and paper daffodils made from pages of an old textbook which Jon had bought from Jeni when they first met.
These two both love to climb – reception tables were named after favourite local climbing spots, which Jeni created beautiful line drawings of – so having their portraits taken out on Stannage Edge really was perfect.
“I wanted to say a proper thank you for making me the most beautiful wedding dress. I will cherish it forever. From the moment I met you I knew I wanted you to make me a dress. You’re such a lovely, warm, funny person and your studio is stunning yet comforting. I’ve never looked in the mirror and thought I looked good, but somehow your dresses made me feel elegant and floaty despite a body built for climbing (and eating chocolate). You were so thoughtful and kind, exactly what I need in the months after losing my Dad.”
Images: Fifteen Photography