A Lace Short Wedding Gown & a Custom Pair of Shoes

Carly and Vince got married in Christ the Eternal High Priest Catholic Church in Essex surrounded by their family. The couples reception was held at DeRougemont Manor in the beautiful Essex countryside. Carly wore a lace short wedding gown and the couple had a fun and relaxed wedding day.

A Lace Short Wedding Gown

Carly loves dancing so a long wedding dress wasn’t going to fit the bill for her. Finding Cutting Edge Brides online gave her a chance to pick out a few designs she loved.  She arrived with her mum, sister and young daughter and we got to work selecting dresses she’d love.

a lace wedding dress - Carly

Going to Cutting Edge brides was such a lovely experience. 

After trying on several wedding dresses, Carly narrowed the search down to two favourites. One she loved for the sparkle and the other she loved the lace scalloped hemline.

short wedding dress at Cutting Edge Brides

I knew that I wanted a short dress since I was a little girl looking at my Nan’s Tea length wedding dress in old photos.

Choosing a Tea Length Wedding Dress

Carly chose Rosie by Brighton Belle which is a lace appliqué tea length ivory wedding dress. She went slightly shorter than tea length with a knee length wedding dress which really showed off the scalloped lace around the hem.

The neckline is very flattering with a fitted sweetheart bodice covered in appliqué lace. Elbow length lace sleeves also have a scalloped edge that flows with the rest of the wedding gown.

Carly also added the much loved sparkle from the other short wedding gown.  She chose to added diamante around the skirt area of the full 1950s style skirt to give it more glitz. Carly finished the look with a sparkly satin belt that was everything she wanted.

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I was made to feel at ease and comfortable

True Bride design stunning vintage style wedding dresses that can be worn time and again. Their creativity brings these vintage style wedding dresses into a very modern world. Carly has since worn her dress for her anniversary and to the Shard in London which was wedding present. So it was a fitting tribute to her stunning wedding dress

I loved wearing my short wedding dressIt felt so freeing to dance and wander about

Bespoke Wedding Detail

Carly finished her outfit with a custom pair of green tartan heels with the tartan from her dad’s clan which made it extra special for her family. The great thing about a knee length wedding dress is that your choice of wedding shoes will get center stage. Plus the spin on a short wedding dress is fantastic on the dance-floor!

custom wedding shoes

I also love to dance and the thought of such a long dress and dancing through the night seemed juxtaposed to me

Vince wore a grey morning suit and had a pop of royal blue in his waistcoat and tie. Carly carried a wonderful vibrant bouquet and wore her hair up. Later in the day she changed into a pair of converse which also looked great with her lace short wedding gown. Carly’s bridesmaids wore short royal blue dresses in a similar style and also had converse.

a lace short wedding gown

I was so keen for everyone to feel happy and have a good time and relax.

Cutting Edge Brides

We pride ourselves on making sure a bride to be has a outstanding experience in choosing her short wedding dress. With so many styles to choose from, we use our expert knowledge to suggest ways to make a dress unique to each bride. If you are looking for a bespoke tea length wedding dress, please book your appointment with us today.

Cutting Edge Brides

01322 521 000


Photographer: Brian Baker photography 

Florist: Olivia’s roses

Hair: Sara’s Hair Therapy

Venue: De Rougemont Manor

Shoes:  https://www.laceandlove.co.uk

Transport: DN White taxis

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