Kate came to me in search of an original vintage wedding gown, and fell for the one that I have always loved best; affectionately nicknamed the minstrel dress. This 1930s beauty is bias-cut ivory silk, with panels down the front and back featuring squiggly embroidery and 3D circles – the minstrels in question. For Kate we cut away some of the dress’s damaged puddle train, and made a belt from the rescued fabric, finished with ivory ribbon which tied at her back. She opted for a pair of gorgeous heels, on which we changed the ribbon ties to match the one used on her belt.
Kate and Tom married at Longton St Andrews church in her home town of Preston – her parents have photos taken in front of the same blue church door from their own wedding. After some portraits in her parents’ back garden, they headed to New Longton Village Hall for their afternoon and evening celebrations. Their epic Pulp Fiction first dance makes me smile every time I look at these pictures!
“I could never have dreamed up my minstrel dress, so thank you for providing me with a dress that was more perfect than I could ever have imagined. It felt so right on my wedding day; I felt both comfortable and glamorous at the same time and that is no mean feat!” Kate
Images: Nichola Morton Photography