Every bride deserves to feel more beautiful than she ever has on her big day; and even more so when her health has had an impact on her body.
This sentiment couldn’t resonate more with bride Emma: who - after having scoliosis - had put the idea of wearing a backless dress, to the back of her mind. That was until she came into the boutique and was swept away by a Charlie Brear design.
“My dress was very simple,” Emma says. “I loved the way it hung at the back. After having surgery, I never thought I would be able to wear a dress that showed my back. I think that’s why I fell in love with it so much.” The gown - ‘CHARTRES’ from the Iconics bridal collection - features bias cut silk crepe, gathered into a halter neck before twisting down into the low back.
Emma paired her elegant dress with a beaded cathedral-length veil, a Pandora back necklace, and a pair of earrings that her mum wore on her own wedding day. The overall look perfectly complimented her rustic venue, Dove Barn, and the down-to-earth decor she and new husband Richard opted for.
“We went for gypsophila and lavender with the flowers, and the bridesmaid dresses were a silver grey that had a hint of purple. The men were in navy blue and the colours all went together really well.”
Emma describes her wedding day as ‘really special’; being able to share the occasion with the couple’s family and closest friends. But the best part of the day? “Walking down the aisle with my husband after we got married!”
Her parting advice for brides-to-be: “It’s true what they say…when you find the right dress, you just know!”
Photography Sophie Oldhamstead Photography
Flowers Rachel Howarth
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