Heather’s Wedding Dress Story

So this is the story of my own dress!

After making so many very different wedding dresses, I genuinely had no idea where to start with my own. When you’ve seen such a range of ideas come to life, it’s tricky to know what would be best for you. So I started where I tell all our brides to start, with the clothes that they love and know suit them. Oddly, I went straight to my very fitted stretchy t-shirts and started there.

This design started out as a stretchy lace t-shirt dress flowing into a big boho skirt. I knew I wanted to use silk and it was an easy choice to go with a nude silk rather than ivory. I’m fairly pale skinned, so ivory silk just completely washed me out. Layering stretchy ivory lace over the top of nude silk works really well for pale girls who don’t want to reach for the fake tan on their day but also want to ensure that their dress doesn’t wash them out.

The lace I chose has been a favourite of mine for a long time and we used the unusual detailing on the back to make a big feature of it, with the silk dress underneath swooping down very low so that you could see it in all its glory.

I have hair down to my waist and had always thought that I’d have my hair down and flowing. After much deliberation, it felt like an injustice to the dress to cover up the most beautiful parts of it with tons of hair. I had my hair braided up for the day and took it down at night.

I loved wearing my dress, I ran through fields in it, had pine cones entangled in it by the end and it was utterly filthy at the end of the night, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

Heather's Wedding Dress - Leeds Bridal

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