Autumnal Wedding – Tea Length Dress with Sleeves

Tony and Susie had an autumn wedding in November 2020 having had to already move it due to the pandemic. Their day was moved once again at the last minute due to further restrictions but their supplies pulled together to make it happen. Susie wore a tea length dress with sleeves which she got to wear twice. The couple enjoyed an intimate wedding at Nurstead Church in Meopham and a bigger celebration at Nurstead Court once restrictions had been lifted.

The Tea Length Dress with Sleeves

Susie had already heard of our boutique from a friend who’d purchased a short wedding dress so she was keen to visit. Also having been to other bridal shops she’d realised that a long dress just wasn’t for her. She wanted more movement and to feel like herself which is one of the benefits of wearing a vintage style wedding dress.

I absolutely loved my dress, it was everything I had hoped it would be and I felt amazing in it.

Our bride tried several tea length wedding dress designs until she found Pollyanna by Brighton Belle. The dress is a beautiful vintage inspired calf length wedding dress with sleeves. The illusion neckline is embellished with intricate lace detail which flows down the three quarter length sleeves. A beautiful sweetheart bodice gives way to a full 1950s style skirt that moves easily.

pollyanna by Brighton Belle. Bride wearing tea length dress with sleeves

Brighton Belle by True Bride wedding dresses have a lovely retro feel to them with lots of features. They are lightweight, created for the modern bride with a full 1950s style skirt which is great for dancing in.

I knew I would find my dress in your shop after my friend told me about it

Susie wore her hair up with flowers nestled above the bun and a low veil and she carried a wonderful bright bouquet of hand tied flowers. Susie wore a stunning pair of low heeled glitter shoes which were highlighted by her calf length wedding dress. Tony complimented his bride by wearing a dark suit and light tie.

tea length dress with sleeves

I loved wearing a short dress, I loved being able to twirl about in it and show off my sparkly shoes and sparkly trainers

Wedding Day Details

The couple had only 15 people for their wedding day and reception meal at Bartellas restaurant in Meopham. All the guests wore personalised face masked due to restrictions and the couple agreed how special the wedding was. 

tea length dress with sleeves. Our bride and groom enjoying themselves on the dance floor

It was so special and intimate, we wouldn’t change it given the choice. 

Luckily Tony and Susie were able to welcome more guests to their wedding reception at Nurstead Court. Susie got to wear her short wedding dress for a second time and all their guests got to celebrate with them.

short wedding dress worn by real bride Susie. From Brighton Belle Collection by True Bride

Not many people get to wear their dress twice so I feel really lucky

Cutting Edge Brides

If you’d love to try on one of our tea length wedding dresses then you can book your appointment online. Every bride gets a one to one appointment and no other brides are present at the boutique. This allows you to take time looking at our 150+ short wedding dresses and to find your wedding dress of dreams.

Cutting Edge Brides

01322 521 000


Wedding reception Nurstead Court. 

Photographer – Dan potter

Flowers and decorations – Chic weddings, 

Makeup – Hair and Make up by Zara

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