Sparkling Winter London Wedding

We’re revisiting Christmas now, with some beautiful images by Nick Tucker Photography.

Sarah planned her wedding for Mid December, which also became her deadline for her PHD thesis, crazy woman you ask? You might think! But the wedding was beautiful, and she emerged with a PHD with no corrections (which I hear is rather good!)
Sarah wanted a wintry, sparkling wedding, and a dress to match! - I love those sparkly ones!!
Sarah had in her mind that she wanted slim bodice, that was softly draped with a kinda body-con effect, and some densely beaded sparkly sleeves and a soft and flowing skirt.
There was a huge mixture of different cuts and shades of silver and white Swarovski crystals and pearls within the sleeves so that they would reflect off of each other and have a depth about them. There is a little drape in the sleeves, which gives the illusion that the sleeves are lightweight, and flowing, just as the rest of the dress. I made a narrow trim in matching crystals and pearls to follow the waist too.
The drape and skirts are made in porcelain french chiffon, which has a really beautiful sheer and matte texture to it, one of my favourites!

I also created a veil for Sarah in silk tulle, which had a mixture of tiny silver sequins hand embroidered around the edges with metallic silver thread. As it was mid-winter, I took a chance and I bought some snowflake shaped sequins too, and luckily Sarah really liked them!

Sarah and Tom’s wedding photographs are just magical, knowing what a cold and windy winters day it was, they are just so warming and lovely!

Charlotte Hardwick