Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Rock 'n' Roll Bride

When we spotted this wedding on the fabulous 'Rock 'n' Roll Bride' blog, we were all bowled over by the bride and groom's unique style and the distinct way in which they brought certain elements of 50s glamour to their day, while still keeping it all true to their own style.

The bride, Charlotte, looked completely breathtaking in Vivien of Holloway. She bought one of our White Lace Halterneck Circle dresses and customised it to suit her and their day. This particular dress is often chosen by brides who want a traditional and classic 1950s style wedding, but Charlotte styled hers a little differently.

Charlotte customised the length of the dress, and added a thick red sash around her waist, tying it in a giant bow which cascaded dramatically down her skirt. She teamed this with a fluffy red petticoat and a big red bird-cage fascinator in her hair. By adding some white peeptoes and a posy of deep red roses, Charlotte was the epitome of a modern day, 50's style bride.

Finally, our white satin bolero over her shoulders during the ceremony gave her outfit that final touch of elegance.

Charlotte and her groom, Chris, wanted their guests to enjoy a special wedding gig in their honour, so spent 5 months before the wedding devising the perfect wedding playlist and arranged for friends' bands to play as their entertainment. Even Charlotte herself took to the stage and played with her Dad's band! They also enlisted the help of burlesque performer Vicky Butterfly to make sure their guests experienced a wedding party they'd never forget!

The personal touches were all there, from a table brimming with old-fashioned style sweets to the carefully edited playlist. And as a cake designer herself, Charlotte and Chris inevitably had a fabulous cake to cut when the time came! Congratulations to the happy couple from all at Vivien of Holloway!

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