Kate Beaumont


Caroline loved my Dahlia dress straightaway, so much so that it was the only one she tried on and she booked me on the spot. What had begun so simply then got a lot more complicated, as Caroline found out she was (unexpectantly) pregnant. The wedding date was originally set for the following April, but Caroline and Sid decided to bring it forward to September, by which time Caroline would be three-months pregnant. Luckily, their venue, photographer and caterers were available, and so I managed to squeeze Caroline in for last minute fittings to make sure her dress fitted perfectly around that baby bump!

We had to swap the original lace used as it was out of stock, and chose a gorgeous bold floral lace of a similar weight. {I loved the new lace so much I later used it to make the Hellebore skirt.} Caroline chose to add half-sleeves, and make the front and back necklines higher, and we added in a row of widely spaced pearl buttons at the back. A narrow satin sash at the waist finished the dress off perfectly.

Caroline and Sid were married at their local church in East Yorkshire, then headed to Harpham Village Hall (via the pub!) which they’d decorated beautifully with reams of bunting, light-up letters and tables full of heather, flowers and trailing foliage – which Caroline’s florist mum did a wonderful job of. A gorgeously styled laid-back wedding, especially impressive given the super short turnaround.

“Thank you sooo much for my amazing dress. I had the best day on Friday and everyone loved the dress and kept saying how it was ‘so me’. I was incredibly comfortable all day and felt very confident walking down that aisle (I was half an hour late, much to Sid’s dismay). Everything went perfectly. Thank you for doing it for me in such a short time and working so hard. It is greatly appreciated.” Caroline

Images: Neil Jackson Photography