A Bespoke Silk Tulle Gown for A Fashion Designer Bride…

I love how this blog celebrates all things vintage inspired, gorgeous and glamorous, and it is with the latter in mind that I'm sharing this particular wedding with you this morning.

Jenny and Anthony tied the knot on 1 July last year with a wedding at the beautiful Syon Park in Brentford, London.

Jenny is a Fashion Designer, so her dress really had to be something special.  In fact, it was designed by her friend Yong, whose collection are sold in Harvey Nichols.  I just adore Jenny's head piece design too, by Million Design

"My dress was designed and hand made by my good friend. We are both in the fashion industry and met whilst working for Ghost. This dress was based on his first ever collection three years ago and I always said to him this will be 'THE wedding dress'.  The dress is made in layers of silk tulle.

My hair accessory was by Million Design, and custom made with vintage brooches and pearl beads.  My neclace, bracelet and earrings were also all custom made by Million Design (All Vintage).  Gillian owner is fab, and I would highly recommended here"

Many thanks to Gloucester contemporary wedding photographer David Jenkins for submitting these beautiful photographs…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, David Jenkins

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Those gorgeous florals above were provided by 'The Conservatory'.

"We went for muted tones of dusky pink rose's which compliment bridesmaid dresses. I wanted a vintage inspired, yet contemporary look."

What an utterly beautiful wedding dress, I love hte intricate chiffon detailing…

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In terms of styling her wedding day, Jenny says her dress was her staring point and that everything else worked around this…

"I think planning is much easier if you know what you want and have a version!!!  I would recommend a wedding planner if decision making is not your strongest point…"

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Jenny wore shoes by Gina

"I'm not a Gina type of girl but my gosh they were comfy!!!!"

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The couple hired a gorgeous 1954 Bentley…

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Anthony wore a 1940s inpired tailor made suit by Saville Row Tailor, Spencer Hart. Anthony's suite, waistcoat and tie etc were also from Spencer Hart, and he wore shoes by Prada

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"My Bridesmaids dresses were designed by my Maid of honour who is the senior designer for Jigsaw. She sourced fabric from London and had them made in India. The dresses turned up few days before the wedding…..phew!!!"

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Jenny walked down the aisle to 'Bird Song' by Eva Cassidy, played on the Harp, and also sang to by the Harpist, Gina Mackay

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Jenny has a French Art Deco engagement ring from the 1920's by Matthew Foster in the Burlington Arcade, London. The couple's wedding rings were from Tiffany & Co.

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The couple chose Syon Park, as their venue because they fell in love with the Butterfly Counservatory, that was built in the 1800's…

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I love the shot of Jenny's Bridesmaids below…

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"Our cake was 6 tiers of cup cakes made by my sister in law a friend who has just started their business called' Loveourcakes'  (Elaine: 07795083968). They do not have website, however you an find them on Facebook…"  

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I love the touch of a sprig of Lavendar on the tables…

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The couple danced to Fallen by Lauren Wood for their first dance…

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Words of Wedded Wisdom…

"Go with your initial instinct and do not wait!!

As a fashion designer the dress, the little details, etc, I thought would be the most important thing to me.  However, surprisingly, memories of my family and friends having a amazing day is all I remembered – everything else didn't seem to matter!!!

The only regret we had was that we didn't  get the opportunity to step back for five minutes and absorb the moment; minutes felt like seconds!  Enjoy every second of the day – just enjoy the process of planning and let it be happy and stress free…….."

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Wedding Dress – By Yong {email link only}

Brides Shoes – Gina

Bridesmaids Dress – Designed by Bridesmaid, made in China

Venue – Syon park in Brentford, London

Classic Car Hire – Tony, ring 07764 475257

Grooms SuitSpencer Hart + Shoes by Prada.

Flowers – The Conservatory

RingsMatthew Foster in the Burlington Arcade, London {Engagement Ring} + Tiffany & Co.


EntertainmentHarpist, Gina Mackay and  a DJ supplied by Yes Entertainment

First DanceFallen by Lauren Wood

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Thank you so much Jenny for sharing your wedding day style with Love My Dress.  Thanks so much too, to Photographer David Jenkins for allowing reproducin of these photographs.

You can see more from David Jenkins Photography on the Love My Dress Wedding Blog here.

Much love,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.