Married: Lissie + Raoul
Lissie got in touch only 3 months before her wedding in something of a panic – she’d bought a sample wedding dress which had been damaged beyond repair while in for alterations. Understandably, Lissie was very upset and worried she wouldn’t be able to find a replacement in time.
Although originally hoping to find an original vintage dress or a new sample from me, Lissie fell in love with the fit and colour of my own wedding dress Honeysuckle – and that’s the one sample dress I’ll never sell! I was able to squeeze Lissie in to my schedule, and we worked together to make a few changes to the original Honeysuckle design – adding a V front neckline, and selecting a cotton antique lace trim to run around the front and back necklines.
Lissie already had her accessories sorted – the most beautiful embroidered lace veil which complemented the oyster silk of the dress perfectly – plus an original wax flower headband, stunning earrings and pale grey Rachel Simpson shoes.
Lissie and Raoul were married at the incredibly beautiful Victorian Conservatory at Wentworth Castle. Guests then boarded their vintage double decker bus and headed to The Chimney House for dinner and speeches, and then on to Tamper: Sellers Wheel for the evening reception, which featured cocktails and a vintage swing band.
After such a stressful start, Lissie made the most wonderful bride – hand-making lots of wedding details and supported all the way by her lovely mum who did all the incredible flowers for the wedding, and even treated me to a stunning thank you bouquet!
For more images, and to read a lovely thank you from Lissie, please click here.
Photos by James Brown