An International Elopement – Real Bride Wearing a Retro Style Wedding Gown
A Journey of Love
We love showcasing real weddings, so when Heather contacted us with her amazing wedding photographs we just had to share. This is certainly a destination wedding to beat and a beautiful way to showcase a retro style wedding gown. Not only did Heather and Robert choose a spectacular location, they also included a helicopter ride to get them onto Coromandel Peak.
Heather and Robert got married at Coromandel Peak, Wanaka New Zealand amidst snow-capped mountains. They didn’t have a reception as the couple had chosen to elope and then travel by camper van tour of south island of New Zealand.
The couple are from the USA and Heather found it hard to find a variety of short wedding dress styles. Heather already loved the classic 1950’s short wedding dress silhouette and knew the style suited her. So on her visit to London for work Heather came in for a consultation and left knowing she had found her perfect vintage style wedding dress.
Rob continued the wanderlust theme to our relationship by proposing to me in an old train station where he asked if we could continue our life’s journey together
Choosing a Retro Style Wedding Gown
Heather chose Molly-Mae, part of the Brighton Belle collection by True Bride. This gorgeous vintage style wedding dress has a 1950s retro edge. Featuring a pretty vintage inspired Lace edge sheer illusion neckline and a full Fifties style skirt, this dress is ideal for the bride seeking something sassy and chic.
I have always been infatuated with pin up/rockabilly and classic, Audrey Hepburn styles
The illusion neckline was finished with pretty lace detail and button back. The full 1950’s style retro skirt had trickles of lace and sparkle all over it. This made it a wildly romantic look and complimented Heather’s figure perfectly.
A knee or tea length dress was what I wanted to best flatter my shape and show off some cute shoes
The couple have an emotional love story, they met in Omaha, Nebraska after both working their temporarily for their jobs. Their first date involved introductions to Roberts friends and his new puppy Daisy. They fell in love and spent the next four years traveling to five different countries together.
Lucky for me, I was traveling to London for work the next week, was able to get in on short notice, and found the most perfect shop to help that was a short walk from the station.
Before arriving at the boutique, Heather perused the website and found a dress she loved. On the day she tried several others just to see but ended up ordering the vintage style dress that had initially stolen her heart.
Being on a tight timeline, the staff at Cutting Edge Brides helped to make my first gown shopping experience a success by offering a lot of different options for try on to help me make my decision
Heather wore her hair up with a beautiful crystal headband. She wore fantastic pair of burgundy velvet peep toe heels to complete the look. Her wild flower bouquet matched the destination perfectly. She complimented her wedding gown with a fur stole and a long fur coat to keep out the cold.
Robert wore a tweed jacket over a waistcoat and brown trousers. His single buttonhole sealed the deal. Their whole look was relaxed and with strong retro vibes that suited their wanderlust natures
I truly could not have been more happy and recommend the shop to anyone looking to find the perfect, timeless gown
We shipped the gown by expedited service to her home in the US in time for getting it fitted locally. We make every endeavor to make sure that the bride to be gets the dress wherever she needs it.
Heather and Roberts wedding photographs took our breath away and we thank them for letting us share it with you. Their photographer was Alpine Image Co from New Zealand who took some stunning images of the happy couple.
Cutting Edge Brides
If you are having a destination wedding we would love to help you find your perfect retro style wedding gown. We can ship to a destination of your choice and help whatever way we can. Book your one to one appointment today.
Cutting Edge Brides
01322 521 000
Planner: Boutique Weddings
Photographer: Alpine Image Co
Florist: Studio 24 Florist
Hair: Absolutely Fabulous Hair
Makeup: Road To Beauty
Steamer: Pristine Steam of Wanaka
Helicopter Company: Aspiring Helicopters
Officiant: Glennys Logan
Alterations: Will Style Bridal Boutique & Tailors
Ring: Knox Jewelers
Venue: Coromandel Peak, Wanaka New Zealand