Real Bride – Choosing a Calf Length Wedding Dress
Isobel and Andrew got married in St Michael’s Church in Cumnor Village and their reception was held in The Jam Factory in Oxford. We first became aware of their wedding story when their photographer Bernie Palumbo shared some gorgeous images with us. Isobel’s stunning off the shoulder calf length wedding dress and amazing flowers caught our attention.
The bride wore Margie by Loulou bridal with its whimsical off the shoulder sleeve detail and lace bodice. The tulle and lace detailed full skirt was a calf length wedding dress. The bodice has a sweetheart neckline and is covered in pretty intricate lace. It was a fitting choice for their intimate dual nationality wedding.
I did have an idea of what I wanted but the dress I chose ended up being quite different.
When Isobel arrived for her first consultation, she had an idea of the sort of short wedding dress she wanted. After trying on a few Suzanne helped her really get to what aspects of each style she liked best. Then together they worked towards finding a tea length wedding dress with all of these aspects on them.
I wanted a shorter tea dress but when i started trying them on Suzanne showed me others that suited me better
In the end Isobel realised that her dream short wedding dress wasn’t exactly as she had originally thought. After briefly considering having it made shorter, she decided to keep it calf length.
I found it really personal and I never felt rushed at all, Suzanne just gently guided me to the right one
Suzanne was so friendly and professional, advising and suggesting dresses without judgement or opinion – she really is very talented at it
The amazing bouquet that Isobel carried was full of wild flowers that really complimented her style of calf length wedding dress. We were amazed that the church flowers and reception flowers were arranged by different people but kept the theme throughout. Simply stunning.
I loved my experience of choosing my dress.
Andrew complimented Isobels look with a lounge suite and a royal blue waistcoat and his buttonhole was a small spray of flowers. The couples bridesmaids wore full length sumptuous green dresses and Isobel wore some electric purple Mary Jane shoes to tie together the whole look. The bride wore her hair down with a clasp of flowers and a short veil. This highlighted the beautiful button back detail on her Loulou bridal dress.
The couple decided to theme their wedding around travel, with joint nationalities it was an obvious choice for them. Their table names were all places the couple had visited on holiday. With the individual place names the luggage tags doubled up as the wedding guest book. The beautiful detail of their wedding day also saw the favours being precisely planned.
Isobel is half English half French and Andrew is half English half Colombian. So they referenced that in the favours – English lavender and rose; Colombian coffee beans; French herbs de Provence.
Thank you once again and congratulations to Isobel and Andrew, what a glorious wedding they had. Also thanks to Bernie for supplying the beautiful images we have used.
Cutting Edge Brides
Sometimes it is hard to move on from an idea you’ve had before you arrived. We aim to talk through the details of your wedding and find a dress that you’ll love even more than your idea. It’s precisely this reason why we chose to have dedicated one to one meetings with our brides. If you would like to try on a beautiful calf length wedding dress contact us today.
Hair and make up was Alex Rapazzini (Andrew’s cousin)
Cake: Ben Gibbons – (another of Andrew’s cousins)
Ceremony: St Michael’s Church in Cumnor Village
Reception: The Jam Factory in Oxford.
Photographer: Berni Palumbo Photography
Florist was Daisy’s of Oxford for the bouquets and the reception venue.
(Flowers at the church arranged by the ladies of St Michael’s Church)