As a petite bride, the thought of finding the right dress for your big day can fill you with dread. Teeny brides can feel limited in the styles they can pull off - but, like Charlotte, you may just be surprised!
“When I came in I was full of anxiety!” Charlotte says. “I had tried on four dresses when I came to my dress, and I just knew it was the one! Due to my short frame, a fishtail dress was perfect. It elongated my body and gave me curves in all the right places. I am very conscious of my tummy, yet I have a small bottom and no hips, but this dress flattered every curve and I felt flawless.”
The dress that captured Charlotte’s heart, was JIN by Enzoani. A strapless sweetheart neckline is just one classically elegant highlight of this romantic lace gown. But there was another element that Charlotte was head over heels for: “I always dreamt of pearls and buttons all the way down the back of the dress, and lace is also a favourite of mine. This dress combined both elements beautifully!” Charlotte finished her look with a chapel-length, plain ivory veil that swept the tips of her dress’ train perfectly. She wore her hair half down, and gave a nod to her ‘wildflower’ theme with floral accessories.
Charlotte and Matthew’s wedding was one that incorporated an abundance of personal attachment; not least, the church that Charlotte had been christened in, and attended Sunday school! Their vicar had seen Charlotte through the celebration of birth, schooling days, and now her wedding day, which meant a lot to both her and her family.
“We got ready at my mums house - my childhood home. Everybody locally knew us and waved us in. It was full of love and happiness!” Charlotte explains. And it’s no wonder everyone in her childhood village was out in their swarms to see off the future Mrs Chicken - she looked a vision, with a chapel length plain ivory veil completing her bridal look. Even the reception was poignant - taking place in a marquee on her tree surgeon father’s land.
Farm and nature elements created the foundations for the countryside-themed day - flower arches adorned the entrance to the marquee, while floral displays dressed the trailer attached to the unique transport - a tractor! And her dad’s profession certainly didn’t go unmissed: with a wooden post box, centre pieces and table plan featuring in the decor.
Even a little rain didn’t dampen the proceedings - the bride and groom embraced the ever-changing weather for some fun umbrella shots during a downpour. Charlotte braved the fields in flip flops, hitching up her gown’s train between locations…that’s our girl!