Married: Vicky + Gareth
Vicky knew from the start that she didn’t want a traditional ‘white’ wedding dress. She loved the silk and lace textures of bridal fabrics, but wanted to use them on a coloured dress instead. Vicky came along with a proper sketchbook to her first meeting with me – full of notes, inspiration images and fabric swatches – the perfect way for me to get a clear vision of what was in her head.
Vicky opted for the most wonderful greeny-blue chiffon and grey French lace (an ivory lace which we had dyed to achieve the perfect colour on her favourite lace design). She loved the diamond waist panel on my Honeysuckle dress, so we created a bespoke dress which featured a similar version. Vicky knew she wanted to have most of her covered up on the day, but we left the lace sheer on the upper back, décolletage and sleeves. The skirt was full and swishy, and featured a petite puddle train.
Vicky made her own veil from pale grey silk tulle, and teamed her wedding outfit with the most striking accessories – earrings, rings and a leather clutch bag made by her dad, along with a pair of green and gold Chie Mihara shoes which are far and away the most gorgeous shoes I have ever seen! By not limiting herself to a bridal colour palette, Vicky was able to choose colourful accessories which she’ll wear again and again – clever girl!
Vicky and Gareth had their ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception at Halifax Hall in Sheffield – though snuck off out into the Peak District with their photographer Shelley Richmond to get some stunning portraits. Vicky invited me along to their reception and it was a real joy to be there, and to see how much love there was for this gorgeous couple.
Gareth didn’t let the side down on the colour front – he looked incredibly dapper in his blue jacket, plum trousers, tweed waistcoat, blue-green tie and blue shoes.
Extra respect to these two for learning a specially choreographed routine for their first dance – and especially to Vicky who attached some (colour-coordinated!) pegs to hitch her skirt up so as not to trip on it while they danced!
Huge thanks to Shelley Richmond for these stunning pictures.
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