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Nicky in Falling Away With You and Eternal Flame

Nicky

Nicky and Bex were married in true Italian style at the stunning Borgo Santo Pietro in Tuscany, in a private vow ceremony beneath an arch of white roses, amongst the fountains in the gardens of the hotel. All 13 acres of the estate were decorated with lemons, lavender and stunning flowers creating a look that was as relaxed as it was elegant, and as chic as it was fun.

Nicky chose two Stewart Parvin gowns – the first Falling Away With You for her Italian ceremony, and then the elegant Eternal Flame for a later celebration at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire, in the Japanese Tea Garden.  The simple cut, and delicate lace of Falling Away With You perfectly encompassed the elegant and timeless feel Nicky wanted to achieve for her wedding.

“I am really not a dress person and don’t have much patience when it comes to fittings but immediately in the boutique I felt at ease and not pressured.  Jamie has become a friend and now I’m a HUGE fan of Stewart Parvin.  Its such a beautifully presented boutique with lovely spacious luxurious fitting suites, Jamie looked after me the whole time and made me feel so comfortable”

After the ceremony, the guests sat together for the wedding breakfast, and a fabulous comedy quartet “Quartetto Euphoria” played amazing covers in a beautiful classic style – a lively and engaging performance which kept everyone on their toes!  “Frazzle Mirelli”, an Italian trio, ensured the wedding party could dance the night away, and a dramatic firework display was the perfect finale to this Italian dream of a wedding day.

Venue: Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany; Le Manoir Aux Qaut’saison, Oxford

Photography: Andrea Pitti, Tuscany; Paul Wilkinson, Le Manoir

Flowers: Tuscany Flowers, Tuscany; Fabulous Flowers, Le Manoir

Entertainment: Quartetto Euphoria, Frazzle Mirelli, Tuscany.

Martha in Bespoke Stewart Parvin

 Martha

An informal, laid back English summer wedding was on the cards for Martha and her fiancé, Arthur. Having grown up at Bywell Hall, the family estate, Martha had always hoped to get married there, as her two sisters had done before her, a precedent which set quite a challenge in terms of making the venue and event unique to them as a couple.

Keeping an air of informality was vital when it came to how Martha wanted to look as a bride, as well as a gown that would be suitable for the dramatic surroundings of Hexham Abbey, where the ceremony took place.  Stewart sourced an unusual cotton faille to create Martha’s gown, a move away from the traditional silk fabrics, to achieve this informal look.

“The A-line shape of my gown was suggested by Jamie, for my body shape, and I had always wanted short sleeves rather than long – We had tried on loads of dresses elsewhere but ultimately the team at Stewart Parvin was so down to earth, honest and genuine, and we really liked Jamie because she was so practical and reliable as well as being friendly! I chose my dress because it was the most flattering, and perfectly suited to the sort of wedding we were planning”

Albion Events along with Laura Lee Flowers, planned a beautifully decorated marquee, presented in the centre of the lawn in front of the main facade of the house which gave an air of formality, in stark contrast to the ethereal and romantic aesthetic within. The tables were overflowing with green foliage, tiny hanging baubles containing fruit, and concrete plant pots with beautiful wild flowers. After dinner was over, a nightclub was revealed to guests, consisting of bold colours, giant canvases of Bridget Riley prints and a full sized tree in the middle of the bar!

More details of Martha’s wedding can be seen on Vogue.com.

Photography: Lucy Cuneo

Planners: Albion Parties

Flowers: Laura Lee Flowers

 

 

Denise in Bespoke Stewart Parvin

 

 Denise

Denise and Mark chose to get married at the beautiful and majestic Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare, Ireland. Having already experienced the excellent service provided by the staff at a New Years Eve ball, coupled with the fact that Denise knew she wanted to wear a big white dress on her big day, where better to hold the wedding than a castle!

Denise chose Stewart Parvin to design her a bespoke bridal gown, suitable for the stunning surroundings of the Dromoland Estate, and one that would create the look she wanted – that of a timelessly beautiful bride.

“What initially drew me to Stewart was the elegance of his designs. I loved the beauty in their simplicity. A ‘simple’ dress cannot hide, it has to be expertly made and it has to fit. You couldn’t help but notice his craftsmanship. I also found Jamie, the bridal boutique manager, an absolute dream to work with. Stewart and Jamie listened to me, and helped bring the vision I had of the dress to life”

The dress was a full skirted, silk faille and duchess satin gown, worn with a tulle jacket with a stunning 50’s style off the shoulder cuff, which overlaid the bodice, and was finished by a simple grosgrain bow belt (Wild Strawberries) at the waist.

Together with their planner Kate, Denise and Mark created an elegantly romantic aesthetic for their wedding day, covering the venue in flowers and candles, and complimenting Denise’s classic wedding dress with elegantly simple bridesmaids dresses in shades of deep berry. Denise’s flowers also reflected the soft romantic theme, her own bouquet being a frothy mixture of wines, plush pinks and white and her bridesmaids carrying simple posies of gypsophillia.

“The ceremony was the most memorable part of the day. It was such a lovely mixture of emotion, love and laughter. From Father Liam Enrights diabetic alarm going off mid ceremony and the congregation having a good giggle, to when he surprised Mark and I by reading the poem “These Hands” to us at the top of the alter, to the beautiful rendition of “Voice of An Angel” by Catriona Fallon that made me cry.

My favourite moment overall however, was after we walked down the aisle. Mark and I got straight into a 1970’s E Type Jag and drove off, waving at our guests. He stopped the car at the end of the lane for a moment and said “come here and give me a kiss”. I did, and we just smiled at each other before he continued to drive off. I’ll remember that moment between us forever”.

Photography: Woodard Photography

Venue: Dromoland Castle

Florist: Victorian Posy

Planner: Co-Ordination Made Easy

Bridal Sale – January 2017

During January 2017 we will be offering appointments to view our collection of sample bridal gowns – with incredible discounts of up to 75% off !

We are also offering any new orders placed by the 14th January a 10% discount! Contact us now to book your appointment !

Here are a few highlights of dresses available in our sale…….

 

First Row L-R:  New York State of Mind, When You Smile, Sweet Dreams

Second Row L-R:  Love of My Life, You Belong To Me, Get Happy