At the end of May I photographed the most fabulous ‘Alice in Wonderland’ styled wedding shoot, in association with Ellie at From The Wilde. The two of us pulled together some wonderful suppliers and amazing creatives from within the industry and spent the day frolicking in the woodland and surrounding beauty spots at Scraptoft Hill Farm, home to Leicestershire Woodland Weddings.
One of the crucial parts to the shoot was THE DRESS. We had struggled slightly in convincing a designer to agree on letting us have a dress when we alluded to the fact that we were spending the day on a farm! Not ones to give up at the first hurdle though, we continued our hunt locally and were blessed to discover ‘Sue Ryder’s Retro & Vintage Shop’ in Peterborough. The store is a treasure trove of vintage goodies including a large wedding collection, of which we got our pick!
The dress we had imagined in the ideas stage was one with lots of tulle, a bit of a something different, and something that would help create an ethereal feel to the shoot we had planned. I’m sure you’ll agree that we lucked out with what the Sue Ryder store were able to offer…
The dress was beyond perfect! It was like a dream and meant that the resulting photographs had the impact that we had longed for. With the help of the florists and hair and make up, we were able to create two very distinct looks with one fabulous dress, both being entirely beyond our expectations.
And now, in order to say thank you to the folks at Sue Ryder, this very dress could be yours!! We are hosting a charity auction on this blog post in order to raise money for the Sue Ryder charity and give this fabulous dress the wedding it deserves!
All you have to do if you want the dress is to comment on this post with your highest bid. If your bid is the highest bid at the time the auction closes, we will send the dress to you for your big day and all proceeds (minus shipping) will go to the charity. Simple!
Now we just need you to spread the word! If you know a friend who is getting married and would look fabulous in this dress, tell them about the auction. Share, share and share some more as it’s for a great cause and could really be the dress of somebody’s dreams.
THE DRESS is a size 8-10 with a boned shaped bodice and full tulle skirt with small train. The bodice has a tie back so the size is adaptable and not fixed with a zip or buttons. A small bow sits at the bottom of the tie back and atop the skirt. There are at least three layers of tulle with small tulle bows dotted randomly throughout and a satin layer sits below this. TO SEE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DRESS, PLEASE VISIT THE GALLERY HERE, OR SEE IT LIVE ON THE ‘SO YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED‘ BLOG TODAY!
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The auction opens at midnight on Monday 2nd July 2012 and ends at midnight on Thursday 5th July 2012. Any bids made after this point on Thursday will be null and void.
Please note that the auction is only open to residents of the UK.
Due to the vintage nature of this dress it is sold as seen and although every effort has been made to describe the dress to the best to our abilities please be aware that it is a pre-worn item. This does not effect the dress aesthetics yet we would recommend professionally cleaning the dress before it was worn again.
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