Designing a Dream Wedding Dress
Gemma always knew that she wanted to wear something classic with a lot of sparkles on her wedding day. But, after trying on a few different dresses in various shops, she opted to have her wedding dress made-to-measure. She chose a tight-fitting bodice with a sweetheart neckline and trumpet skirt designed with lace and tulle with a large train. To add extra sparkle, Gemma had a beautiful diamante belt sewn around the waist. The bride-to-be loved every element of designing her own wedding dress; from the initial sketch that she drew with her mother, to collecting her dream gown just before her wedding. It was all a very special experience.
Gemma teamed her wedding dress up with a luxe pair of Jimmy Choo wedding shoes and when it came to her bridal hair, she asked for the help of close family friends Paolina Genova and Hollie Butler. The bride was experimenting with different hair styles, but opted for a classic up-do after her father told her that she looked like a princess during her trial. Make-up artist Polly Marchant was hired to do make-overs on the bride and her 9 bridesmaids. So much fun was had getting ready in the bridal suite at Notley Abbey on the chilly morning of Gemma and Joss’s wedding.