Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette… was last modified: September 23rd, 2014 by Annabel

Morning everyone Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings ) I'm venturing a little more towards the style of the modern-day Marie Antoinette with this morning's real wedding feature Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings ) Rosella and Trevor tied the knot in September at St Peter's Italian Church in Clerkenwell, London and celebrated after with a reception at the Stationers' Hall.  

Rosella's striking and glamorous grey dress is a design by Terry Fox Bridal Couture

"I had tried so so many dresses on, and I knew I didn't want my gown to be white or ivory. I love period costume and I had been searching the internet for a Marie Antionette inspired dress. That's when I came across Terry Fox. I pretty much knew as soon as I saw her website that was exactly what I was looking for. A period style dress that had a contemporary twist. Something very unique and that hopefully would intrigue my guests. It was the first sample as soon as I walked into Terry's Fox boutique, but it wasn't until I tried it on that I knew for sure that it was the one.

Terry made me a very similar copy to her sample dress but added some vintage buttons that used to be my father's when he was a tailor (he passed away in 2006). She made the whole experience totally stress free. I went for three fittings and it was briliant knowing that dress was being made just for me…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog, Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Steve Gerrard 

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"My Bridesmaids dresses were from Asos and we added halter straps.

My shoes were from Bourne Collection…"

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Rosella wore a necklace from Pied a Terre at House of Fraser She made her Bracelet herself with labradorite beads and peruvian opals and the earrings were a gift from the couple's Goldsmith, who made all their rings {Cos of London, Southgate, 020 88861118}…

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Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

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"I was really surprised that my Mum loved the dress and the colour also, especially as I was thinking that most mothers can't wait for the day they see their daughter in a classical white dress…"

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Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

The couple hired Florist Rachel Morgan

" I choose a pink avalanche rose bouquet, as I thought it would contrast well next to the grey, without being over powering. I wanted it to look contemporary and I think the looped bear grass made it look so. I didn't want all the flowers to be pink, so for the church and the venue I chose pink and ivory as the main colours…"

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Trevor wore a besopke suit from King and Allen

 When Trevor chose a grey suit, I was very concerned that we would all start to look a bit grey, somehow it worked next to my dress, as it was different enbough in colour. Then the pink broke it up and the slight purple tinge in Trevor's tie…"

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Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

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"The ceremony was conducted in English and Italian. Trevor read his vows in English and I read them in Italian, as we had various guests that couldn't speak English…"

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"The week of the wedding was very calm for me, (as it had at times been pretty hectic!), I decided that what had been organised had been done, and anything that had been forgotten about, well it was too bad. From the moment I arrived at the church my attitude completely surprised me I was so relaxed and playful, even in the church, trying to sing extra loudly to try and get my guests to sing and waving at them etc."

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Rosella's veil was made by Anna -Maria D'Amato…

"It was based on something I had seen on the internet. I bought the fabric on ebay and Anna -Maria D'Amato made it for me. She added a vintage brooch at the back…"

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Rings were by Cos of London…

"We designed the rings and our Goldsmith made them for us. He came highly recommended from family and friends and provides good quality for a reasonable price.

The ceylon sapphire in my engagement ring was bought seperately from Justine in Hatton Garden…"

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Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

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Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

The couple chose the 350 year old wedding reception venue, Stationers' Hall…  

"As I wanted to be married by the legendary Priest, Padre Carmelo, at St Peter's Church, we were looking for a venue that wasn't too far away. We wanted something that was very English to balance with the Italian church, as my husband is English, and also it was important that we had a venue with outside space. The in-house caterers seemed great and the whole team at Stationers' are very experienced at catering for weddings. Also it's a venue that's not open to the public and that too was important. Stationers' Hall fit the bill for us…"

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Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

"We bought our champagne direct from these champagne houses; http://champagne.g.tribaut.com/en-default.htm and http://www.champagne-vollereaux.fr/…"

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"For the top table I wanted something simple and striking, so we had alternating cubes of pink and ivory roses. I wanted light colours that would contrast against the dark wood of the venue…"

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"The cake was made by Trevor's Mum. I had shown her some pictures of flowers with ribbons and brooches and one with lots of iced roses. She combined all the elements I liked, plus made a replica of my bouquet for the top of the cake, which was a lovely idea. We loved the cake. The bottom and top tier were fruit and the other was chocolate and carrot cake. It made it all the more special because it was made by Shirley, she put her heart and soul into planning and making the cake and we are truly greatful. One of the best wedding cakes I have ever seen and tasted!"

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The couple hired entertainment acts, The Rockabellas, Bellydancer Reshma Rose and Nick of Time, Kitty La Roar and their band

"The entertainment really made the difference on the day, in getting your guests involved and giving them something to enjoy, as we all know wedding days can be very long, so it's was good to break it up with music dancing and chinese lanterns at the end of the evening…"

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Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Make sure you give everyone a very detailed schedule and tell them what their duties on the day are, that way you will totally get to enjoy it, without any unnecessary interruptions. Take your time choosing the elements that are really important to you. I.e it took me 3 months to find a photographer and a dress I liked. Save money on the elements that aren't as important, for me that was transport…"

Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette... (Weddings )

I think that Rosella pulled off that modern day Marie Antoinette style fabulously! Congratulations Rosella to both you and Trevor and thank you so much for sharing your wedding day style.

Thanks too, as always, to the fabulous Birmingham and West Midlands Wedding Photographer, Steve Gerrard, for allowing his beautiful photographs to be reproduced on Love My Dress.

To read an interview I featured with bridal wear designer Terry Fox, click here.

Much love,

Annabel xXx

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18 thoughts on Glamorous in Grey ~ A Modern Day Marie Antoinette…

  1. Sigh….I am a huge fan of Terry Fox.True craftswoman and inspirational design.Chantal Mallet used to make corseted delightfully over the top dresses in a similar vein, but doesn’t seem to be doing so much lately.I think I am right that Terry Fox trained with Zandra Rhodes at some point.Fashion rock royalty at the time along with the likes of Ossie Clark,anyhow her work is amazing.

  2. Oh wow! Fantastic glam-gothic-historical dress. What a fabulous take on a wedding dress- bold yet historical.
    I was just walking past the Italian church the other day and wondered what a wedding in there would be like- what a co-incidence! :) Such a wonderful church: for couples who wish to marry in church the right priest is so important (I bumped into my childhood priest a few months before mine! Such serendipidy!) and it’s so wonderful when the ceremony and reception contrast but go together wonderfully.

  3. Hi Annabel,
    Superb feature, great images, well done!
    What a stunning and unusual dress, like all Terry Fox dresses!!
    Absolutely correct Dana, Terry worked with Zandra Rhodes, and then with the Emmanuels (yes, THE Royal dress designers!)
    The first of four new collections from Terry Fox will be out Jan 2011, looking forward to seeing reviews/blogs!! – John

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