This week we’re featuring another of our lovely real brides – Vicky who chose a gorgeous Sophia Tolli gown to get married in. Vicky came in to Lisa Rose with a real open mind when it came to the style of wedding dress she wanted for her big day. This particular mindset from clients makes it so much more exciting for us as bridal consultants. We have ‘an eye’ for dressing women, and have a very good idea of what shape and style will suit a bride the moment we see her. To be able to pick out a range of wedding dresses for a bride to be, and see her reaction when she tries something on and realises that’s ‘the one’ is the highlight of our job, so working with Vicky was a real treat!
Vicky & Richard Harding (nee Manders)
Married Saturday 28th May 2016
Why did you choose your gown? Was it everything you dreamed of and more or was it an unexpected choice? What accessories did you choose? Who was your bridal consultant?
I tried on about 8 different gowns as I wanted to get a feel for different styles. There was one dress that stood out which was at the time on the mannequin, it caught my eye straight away and even my bridesmaid Caroline kept looking at this specific dress. It was the last dress I tried on and OMG did I fall in love with it… yes I did. The dress I had chosen was Sophia Tolli Caracara. I just knew from that moment it was my dress.
Where did you buy your bridesmaids dresses from and what colour were they?
I had five bridesmaids – Lynsey, Caroline, Rebecca, Holly, Mollie & Emily. Their dresses where hand made by a close family friend – Betty Edwards and I chose the colour coral.
What did your groom wear and who supplied his and his groomsmen’s outfits?
The groom and his groomsmen – John, Dean & Rich all ad suits supplied by David Atchison in Knowle.
Who supplied your flowers?
Jo from Solihull Wedding Creations supplied all of the flowers for our big day.
Who was your photographer and how did you choose him/her?
We hired Phil Pritchard photography to shoot our wedding photographs as we had heard how good he was from people we knew and were more than confident after seeing previous work of his.
Who did your hair and make up?
Holly Manuelle did all of our make-up. After she was recommended by several friends that have been married and used her on their wedding days. I was lucky when it came to hair, my bridesmaid Holly is a stylist at Nikki Clarke so she was our number 1 choice!
Where did you get married?
The Limes Country Lodge, Earslwood. Solihull.
Who were your shoes by?
Who supplied your wedding cake?
A family friend – Deborah Hudson made our wedding cake for us.
Why did you choose Lisa Rose for your wedding gown?
Lisa Rose was recommended to me by a friend. I had driven past a few times and seen the bridal shop, it just looks so attractive outside as you drive past. As soon as I booked the appointment I felt special and looked after and didn’t feel the need to look anywhere else. From the minute you pick several dresses to try on, the staff are so helpful and interested in you and your day.
Congratulations to you both Vicky and Richard. It looks like you had a fabulous day and Caracara from Sophia Tolli was most definitely the right choice Vicky, you look stunning. Wishing you both all the very best for your future together as husband and wife.