A Short Red Wedding Dress and an Owl Ring Bearer

Toni and Cristian married in Winter Barns, Canterbury in July. These gorgeous Kentish Country Barns are a unique venue that made the couples day extra special. Toni had always wanted a short red wedding dress so she visited our Bexley Wedding Boutique to find her perfect gown.

I was never the sort of person who wanted a traditional dress and ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of having a red one.

Cutting Edge Brides

Toni had visited other wedding boutiques but hadn’t quite found what she was after. So she sought advice online and someone suggested she give us at Cutting Edge Brides a call. From a young age she knew she wanted a red wedding dress so that was her starting point.

Bride wearing a short red wedding gown

My experience at Cutting Edge Brides was better than I could have hoped for. Nothing was ever too much and I got my dream dress in the colour I wanted.

Having already seen a few dresses she liked on our website, she came prepared for her appointment. After looking she fell in love with a gorgeous lace tea length wedding dress. As with all our brides, we encouraged her to try as many dresses as she liked and although she wasn’t sure the style would suit her she tried it on.

I thought it wasn’t going to suit me and was encouraged by Jaimie who was the lady I had the appointment with to try i on anyway

Short Red Wedding Dress

The vintage style wedding dress that Toni chose was Emily by Rita Mae. It is a strapless lace wedding dress with a heart shaped neckline. With the lace continuing onto the full 50’s style vintage skirt. The best news for Toni was that she could also have this short wedding gown made in the colour of her dreams.

Bride wearing strapless short red wedding dress

Rita Mae showcase a collection of non traditional wedding dresses all designed to be beautiful and timeless. They specialize in short wedding dresses that are stunning and can be worn again and again. So every wedding dress is made to be one of a kind and all with a modern twist.

I instantly fell in love. Jaimie assured me that I could have it in whatever colour I wanted and worked with everyone else to make it happen, nothing was too much effort for her or the dressmaker.

Toni carried a cascade of red flowers, wore a pair of stunning black heels and wore her hair up which accentuated the neckline on her dress. Cristian wore a pair of red braces to match his bride with a waistcoat over the top.

Tea length red wedding dress

The couple also had another surprise on the wedding day, their ring bearer swooped in and delivered the rings. A beautiful owl delivered the rings in style and made their day all the more memorable. They also then danced the night away at their reception and had an amazing time.

I love the vintage styles and thought the short one was perfect for it so I could still dance my heart away on the dance floor at the reception which is exactly what I did.

Tea Length Wedding Dresses

If you are looking for a wedding dress that is a little different from the norm, why not call us. With so many designer short and calf length wedding dresses available for you to try. As with Toni, there are lots of options available from colour to length of your wedding gown to find your perfect wedding dress.

I loved the whole day although it went so quickly. Thank you to everyone at Cutting Edge Brides who helped make the perfect day

Cutting Edge Brides

01322 521 000


Caterers – Scott Anderson Catering

Photographer – Gavin Hardy Photography,

DJ – Harry Kilb DJ,

Make up – JTs Beauty,

Hair – Jess Mothersole,

Shoes – Nancy Drew Artist

Owl ring bearer – Astrid Arthurs

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