Married: Bex + Al

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk

Bex married her man Al in December, on a perfect bright and crisp winter’s day. After a church ceremony they made their way to the University’s stunning Firth Hall for their wedding breakfast and reception.

Bex had already bought a wedding dress from a bridal shop when she got in touch with me. It was a sample dress which she liked the shape of but wasn’t in love with, and she approached me to see if I could turn it into something she could get excited about.

After talking through lots of options, Bex decided to let me create a new lace dress, which was to be worn over the top of her strapless, full-skirted 50s inspired sample dress. My design was boat necked, with sleeves finishing just above the elbow, and featured beautiful glass original vintage buttons down the back. We used a corded floral lace with a gorgeous scallop edge, which we made the most of by using it across the front and back necklines and along the skirt hem.

At first Bex had wanted the lace top to be removable for the evening reception, but by the time the lace dress was made she loved it so much that she decided to have it fully attached and wear it all day and all night long!

With some savvy shopping and plenty of vision, Bex ended up with a dress she adored at a much more affordable price than she would have paid for a standard off-the-peg dress or fully bespoke alternative.

Bex accessorised her short hair with a stunning Debbie Carlisle headpiece, and wore gorgeous blue shoes by Rachel Simpson, which coordinated with her blue lace bridesmaid dresses.

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk

Image by www.s6photography.co.uk

Bex and Al’s big day was expertly captured by my good friend Jon of S6 Photography

For more photographs, and to read a lovely thank you from Bex, please click here


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Bespoke, vintage inspired and original vintage wedding dresses, designed and hand made in Sheffield, Yorkshire.