Wedding Dresses

Charlotte’s dress for her autumn wedding

This is one of our favourite weddings of 2011 and there have been a lot to chose from. I first met Charlotte and her Mother Liz at the Hopetoun House wedding fair. They then came to see me to discuss Charlotte’s dress, and we had a great exchange of ideas.
Charlotte had some lovely things to work with. First the wedding itself was to be at Fettes College where she works. We had a great laugh. To get the length of the train right for when Charlotte was standing at the alter, she went to the chapel and held a piece of string behind her down the steps from the alter. The lenght of string was compared to the train as we developed the style.
Charlotte was also so lucky that she had the opportunity to wear a 1920es French Tiara, which was family owned.
Charlotte was very involved in organising her wedding, and had great help from her mother. Along with that, and her teaching and playing the Cello, it has been a very busy year for her.
We so enjoyed working with Charlotte and the rest of her bridal party, that i was so pleased to be asked to come to the The Balmoral, and help Charlotte, her bridesmaids and her mother into their dresses. It was so lovely and I felt totally part of the family to be there on the day, and I do hope I was being a tiny bit helpful too.
We had a whole list of amazing wedding suppliers involved in this wedding, and it was a joy to work with them all. The Bride was staying at The Balmoral, the cars were
from William Sleigh, Maxwell did all the flowers for the ceremony and for the reception at The Signet Library, he especially sourced the beautiful Lily of the Valley.
Liggy’s Cakes supplied a lovely autumn style cake, and a cup-cake making class for a girls treat. LG Makeup, made everybody up very nicely, and all the hairstyles were done by Charlie Miller.
With the Fabulous Firstlight Wedding Photography  Photographing Charlotte and Allan’s wedding, there is far too much gorgeousness to show in just one blog, from stunning venues, attention to detail and lovely portraits, so another blog with the bridesmaids and Mother of Bride will follow one of the next days.
Charlotte’s dress was made in a Emperor Thai silk, silk Satin “lip” and silk satin bolero jacket. Charlotte had hand beading of aurora borealis Swarowski Crystals, and
pearl. She had a little bolero jacket in silk duchesse satin, With the dress Charlotte wore a 2 tier fine silk veil.
After the ceremony the jacket came off and then the veil came off after the Dinner. The dress bustled up for the dancing by The Ceilidh Experience.

Charlotte said this after the wedding:

“Mette is simply fabulous! I went to her with ideas for my wedding dress but absolutely no artistic skills to draw any of them. She was instantly able to draw up each of my ideas, not only creating the perfect outfit for me but also for my bridesmaids and mother: all of us felt a million dollars on the day and there were compliments from everyone about our dresses! Every visit to her was relaxed and full of giggles and having her with us on the morning of the wedding was truly special. Mette sparkles with enthusiasm and talent and has a real gift with people too: a thousand thank yous Mette!”
















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