Victoria & Fraser

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Wedding Venue & Location

Almonry Barn, Somerset.

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. Victoria chose a variation of the Miriam Bridal Cape

How did the proposal happen?

Fraser planned a day off work to finish his proposal plans, however told me that he was poorly. He never has a day off work! I said I would work from home which was about to ruin his plans. He was encouraging me to go to work and was acting very strangely, to the point where I actually thought he was going to break up with me!

I kept nagging and asking what was wrong. I eventually broke him…. he told me he was going to propose! The emotion I felt was so overwhelming and I burst into tears as I felt I had ruined it (guess I did a little)! Fraser told me to sit down on our bed, plugged a USB stick into the TV and he went downstairs. A music video came on, DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber ‘I’m The One’, a song that we have danced around the kitchen to with our little one. When the song finished a slideshow appeared of images from when we first met, screen shots of Snapchats we have sent to each other, holidays and renovating our first home.

Then the arrival of our little girl Willow, followed by a video of Fraser singing in bed to Willow just a few weeks old to an Ed Sheeran song. My heart literally melted! Finally Fraser popped up on the screen and told me to come downstairs. He was on one knee with this Grandad’s ring and asked the big Q!!!! We then went ring shopping together and a few weeks later I had my dream ring on my finger and I was officially engaged! Even though it wasn’t what was supposed to happen when it did it was absolutely perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Where did you meet?

Our first meeting was at ‘The Dirty Duck’ in Rugby Town. We’d been chatting on Facebook after a mutual friend told me to message him (glad I did!). 

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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