Real Brides – A Tea Length Wedding Dress to Dance In

Our wonderful real bride blog post today is all about Maddy and John’s wedding day. We instantly fell in love with Maddy the moment she told us that she wanted a tea length wedding dress to dance in. The wonderful Images were captured by their photographer Alex Tenters Photography. The couple had their ceremony and reception in The Tythe Barn at Priston Mill, near Bath. It’s a beautiful simple and grand venue that was ideal for the couples 150+ guests. Maddy told us the team on the day made everything run seamlessly and calmly.

Maddy and Johns wedding - retro wedding dress from Cutting Edge Brides

I was fairly sure I wanted a short style from the start; I always enjoy wearing that fifties, full style in skirts and dresses.

Maddy chose Nellie by LouLou which is a stunning Polka Dot Vintage 1950s Inspired Tea Length Short Wedding Dress with Short Sleeves. She had it customised to a include full back polka dots and button detail finished with a satin bow. She opted for half sleeves full of polka dots too which gives it an amazing retro style.

Nellie short wedding dress by Loulou bridal at Cutting Edge Brides

Your seamstress was also super lovely and incredibly affordable. I loved that she was willing to try different solutions and was honest about what worked and what didn’t.

Previously Maddy had visited a selection of other bridal boutiques and quickly realised long dresses weren’t for her. Even with customising the longer wedding gowns she still wasn’t able to envisage the look she wanted. There wasn’t as much versatility with a longer gown and so she quickly realised a specialist short wedding dress boutique was the answer.

Nellie by Loulou bridal at Cutting Edge Brides. Worn by real bride Maddy

I wanted to look glamorous but still modest and comfortable

She chose beautiful red velvet shoes from Joe Brown for the day look and changed into some fantastic sparkly red trainers for the evening. As we mentioned before, this was definitely a tea length wedding dress to dance in!

A tea length wedding dress to dance in by cutting edge brides

A big component of our wedding day would be the dancing, so I wanted to be able to dance without tripping myself or the groom in the process

Keeping her hair down, Maddy opted for a pearl and diamante headband and birdcage veil. Her jewellery was all borrowed from family. The overall look was classic and fun with the polka dots covering the bodice and skirt to give the tea length wedding dress a vintage style feel.

Maddy and Johns wedding day with Cutting Edge Brides

I went with Cutting Edge Brides because they had the best range of shorter styles, and because they were lovely at the first appointment and throughout.

Real Bride Maddy wearing Nellie a tea length wedding dress at Cutting Edge Brides

The couple chose earthy colours for their day with navy, burgundy and tones of yellowy gold. The bridesmaids wore short light burgundy dresses with complimentary bouquets. Flowers included Dahlias, Carnations, Roses, Rosehips, Ranunculus and Skimmia, with Cotinus and Eucalyptus.

Real Bride Maddy wearing Nellie wedding dress from Cutting Edge Brides

The Groom, two best men and four groomsmen were in navy three piece suits, with burgundy ties and pocket squares, except John who wore gold ones. They all wore Star Wars socks with different characters. Maddy’s Bridesdude (brother) also had matching tie and pocket square.

Real wedding Maddy and John at Cutting Edge Brides

Your seamstress was also super lovely and incredibly affordable. I loved that she was willing to try different solutions and was honest about what worked and what didn’t.

The couple were given some sage advice at the start or their planning journey. To pick three things of importance and compromise on everything else. The couple really embraced this advice and focused on the things that meant the most to them. These included having their loved ones close, food that was amazing (they had family style platters of food) and some great dancing time.

Real Bride at Cutting Edge Brides wearing Tea Length wedding dress to dance in

We picked: having everyone we loved there, amazing food and maximum dancing time.

Lots of the gorgeous details at the wedding were handmade by Maddy such as the hexagonal table centerpieces. As for the wedding cake, Maddy’s dad built a striking four tiered cake stand that rotated. So it really was a family made wedding with amazing special touches that they won’t forget.

Real bride at Cutting Edge Brides

A Tea Length Wedding Dress to Dance in

If you are yet to find your perfect tea length wedding dress, let us help. Come for an informal one to one consultation where we’ll get to know your style. From here we can help you find the perfect short wedding dress for you wedding.

We once again thank Maddy and John for sharing their stunning wedding day with us and wish them every happiness in the future. If you are one of our brides and would love to share your wedding as Maddy and John have please email: info@cuttingedgebrides.com

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Venue: The Tythe Barn at Priston Mill, near Bath

Photographer: Alex Tenters Photography

Makeup: Victoria Draper

Hair: Abigail Constanza

Flowers: Classic Flower Designs

birdcage veil: Lilybella

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