As a small child, I always envisaged myself walking up the aisle in a dress which resembled my favourite Disney Princess of the moment - a bell shaped confection which had a corset top and the utmost of sparkle everywhere. In reality, as a 26 year-old bride (many years ago) I ended up in something demure, with sleeves (I was so Kate Middleton even though I didn't know it then) and to be honest a gown which was rather understated. I loved it. But it was never the dress I had dreamed of.
And that seems to be so true of many of the brides I am working with now.
Take Kate pictured above. She came into Heritage Brides set on a 50s style dress which fitted her personality perfectly. In truth they suited her beautifully but when she tried on a long gown, then her mind was changed - almost instantly. She was transformed into the princess that she didn't think she wanted be.
Hayley was the same. A traditional gown with the ever so popular illusion neckline was at the top of her list to try and again she loved it. But then a Terry Fox gown which was a bit different was thrown into the mix and Hayley's sense of adventure kicked in. She decided she didn't want safe. She didn't want to be the bride that everyone expected her to be and she was transformed into a bride with unerring style and vintage glamour.
I suppose I have to thank all the brides I have in the boutique for being so patient with me. More often than not, they place their trust in me and go with suggestions they haven't even considered. I get terribly excited when I am allowed to add in veils when a bride has adamantly said she doesn't want one. And a lot of the time we get it right, but sometimes it is still the dress they have dreamed if which walks out of the door with them.
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