Married: Grace + Hugh

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I met Grace about four years ago, at a collaborative photoshoot I was involved in just after my own wedding. I’d only just decided to try and make a business out of making dresses, and I actually made my Wild Lupin gown especially for this particular photoshoot. Grace was modelling – not my dress this time around – we got on brilliantly from the start, and she was kind enough to offer to model for me if I ever wanted her to. Obviously, I totally did, and got in touch when my first Collection was ready.

When she told me that she and Hugh were getting married I was over the moon – Grace said I had the most excitable reaction of everyone she told… And it was my pleasure to make a bespoke dress just for her, to pay her back for letting me use her gorgeous face to promote my business for the last 3+ years.

As Grace has modelled every one of my dresses for me, I really had no idea what she’d want to go for when it came to me making her own wedding dress. Luckily she loves lots of my designs, but her favourite was Hollyhock, which we adapted to make a version just for her. We switched the original pale pilk silk lining for a cream one, made V necklines at the front and back, and created less fullness in the gathered lace skirt.

Grace and Hugh had the most wonderful, eclectic wedding which reflected this lovely (and very silly) pair perfectly. They were married at Sheffield Town Hall, then greeted friends outside at the Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens, before heading out into the Peak District for a few portrait shots. Their reception was held at Burton Street Foundation – home to an amazing community organisation that supports adults with learning disabilities. Lots of funny and emotional speeches, a rousing group rendition of ‘Jerusalem’, folk songs performed by Grace’s dad, a cake competition (Grace is in the WI and her friends took this very seriously – some exceptionally tasty entries) and wedding favours featuring easter chicks and totoro stickers – all helped to make this a joy-filled and unforgettable celebration. So much love for this fantastic couple…

 

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Thanks so much to our lovely friend Shelley of Kindred Photography, for taking such wonderful photos.

For more pictures of Grace, and to read her thank you message, please click here


© 2017 Kate Beaumont
Bespoke, vintage inspired and original vintage wedding dresses, designed and hand made in Sheffield, Yorkshire.