Emma & Lee

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Wedding Venue & Location

Prittlewell Priory, Southend-on-sea

Brides come to me seeking something original and often choose to tweak (either a little or a lot) one of my existing designs, creating a veil which is unique to them. Emma chose a variation of the Gemma Veil

How did the proposal happen?

We were on holiday in Venice, we had stopped at the lovely island of Burano which is famous for its colourful houses and lacemaking. I had NO idea that Lee was going to propose to me. We were alone watching the boats pass by, it was so unexpected and so perfect. Lee had designed my ring from scratch and worked with a mutual friend, who owns a jewelery business, to create it. A lot of thought and love went into my ring.

Where did you meet?

We started off as friends in our late teens. Lee has always made me laugh and that is what has always attracted me to him. When we got together there was no awkward dating as we already knew so much about each other

Any random, quirky or just plain lovely facts about your relationship, engagement or wedding?

What I love about our relationship is that we put a lot of thought and care into everything we do for each other and we always have fun. As cliche as it sounds, our wedding day was the best day of our lives – relaxed and home-spun and was a true reflection of us.

I have a big airy studio in Colchester, Essex where you can make an appointment to come along and have a chat, see the collection of veils and sashes and have a try-on to see which works best. I have made accessories for brides all over the world including America, Japan, Australia, Sweden, France and Scotland and if you are not close enough to pop in, we can chat via email or Skype. I am always very happy to post out samples and sketches too so you can ensure the colour and fabric is exactly right before I post your veil or sash out to you.

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