Off The Shoulder Short Wedding Dress – Wedding Day Moved Forward

When we received a lovely thank you email from Ellise for making sure she had her dress in time, we knew we had to share it with you.  Especially as she chose such a stunning off the shoulder short wedding dress.  In these strange times it’s lovely to hear some positive stories.

Chris and Ellie Rose got married on 21st March 2020 in Canterbury Kent although this wasn’t their original wedding date of choice. Their wedding day had to be moved forward as the world got turned upside down. So they arranged to have a registry office service, Ellise had her dress from her fitting in February and so it was the final touches that they needed to arrange at the last minute.

Off the Shoulder Short Wedding Dress

The couple’s wedding was in the porch of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Canterbury and their reception will be held in Chilham village hall.  It was a lovely intimate ceremony with their close family and a roast dinner after their wedding.

Off the shoulder short wedding dress by Cutting Edge Brides

Thank you for your kind, friendly and especially prompt service. You helped make what could have been a disappointing day into one to remember forever. I only knew 2 days before I got married that would be my wedding day!

Off the shoulder wedding dress by Cutting Edge Brides

Getting to wear my dress still made the day so special and everybody, especially my now husband loved the dress and commented on how unique and lovely it was.

Real Bride by Cutting Edge Brides

The experience in the shop was next to none Cutting edge brides service was professional, very friendly and they picked out the most beautiful dresses I’ve ever worn…I could have ordered 3 or more they were that lovely!

The beautiful short wedding dress that Ellise chose was Alessia by Lou Lou Bridal.  It has a very pretty lace bodice that skims the collar bones with capped sleeves. The flattering dropped waist on this off the shoulder short wedding dress flows out into a full chiffon skirt. This is a wonderful vintage style wedding gown to go for if you want something just a little different.

Ellise wearing Off the shoulder wedding dress

I knew I wanted a dress that wasn’t the same old to the floor strapless dress I’d seen before (also didn’t like princess style dresses). I wanted it to be different and me but didn’t know in what way, loved lace but wanted a more modern looking dress at the same time.

Ellise chose to have a ballerina length dress that would be versatile for her wedding day. Lou Lou Bridal creates stunning tea length wedding dresses for the bride who wants something a little different. Their vintage inspired short wedding dresses are soft and floaty with a very modern twist and beautiful tailoring.

Oh and the fitting my goodness was easy…they were all ready to alter my dress but nothing was needed, they had ordered my perfect size and I took it home the day of the fitting! 

The couple got married just as a pandemic was starting to force people to stay inside and so it was a real family affair. Ellise did her own hair and make up, sweeping her hair into a low bun with flowers and a headpiece to compliment her dress. This showed off her shoulders beautifully and enhanced the neckline of her wonderful off the shoulder short wedding dress.

Her mum made the jewellery and Chris wore a dapper chalk stripe suit with gold tones in his tie and pocket square.

I didn’t get to have my reception the way we planned it but dancing would have been a breeze in this dress…also let me show off my funky green heels!

The bride’s hand-tied spring flowers complimented the entire look and her amazing green shoes were shown off at their best.  Their photographs on the day were taken by a family friend in and around Dane John Park. The sun shone for them and they had fun making these memories of their day.

Real Bride and groom wearing wedding dress from Cutting Edge Brides

Wearing a short wedding dress is the best thing ever…people automatically love the dress more and comment on how different it is

Although the couple haven’t been able to have their wedding reception as yet, they are looking forward to holding it in Chilham village hall and celebrating with their wider families.

We have rescheduled our reception where we are planning to have around 200 people for a fish and chip truck meal, we will be performing in our own band and have lots of dancing…what a way to celebrate

Express Delivery from Cutting Edge Brides

If you are looking for your perfect vintage style wedding dress then we can help, at present there are a few options for selecting your dress. There are so many styles available on our website and please do contact us for details on ordering.

We also have an express delivery service that means you can have your wedding dress for when you will need it.

The fact I had my wedding dress on my wedding day made it still feel special…I only ordered this dress in December, on an Express delivery cutting edge brides got it to me by February and little did I know how much I needed it that early as well! Thank you so much and I will be wearing the dress again for our wedding party

Cutting Edge Brides

01322 521 000


Photographer – Ethan Manser (a friend but also semi professional photographer)

Flowers – Anna’s Country flowers.

Hair and make up – by bride

jewellery – made by brides mum

Shoes – Online and added bows to the back.

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