The enjoyment of colour should be part of everyone’s life and if it is colour that a bride wants for her wedding then we can create a gown in any colour that she has a passion to be married in. The traditional white gown often ends up in the back of a wardrobe – not so with one of colour. A colourful wedding gown can be worn many times without being out of place at all sorts of functions.
St. Tewdrics House
St. Tewdrics House is a fabulous venue for a wedding and certainly we had a lovely day there on Sunday for their Wedding Fayre. It was sunny and very lively all day long with an interesting mix of exhibitors from the exotic like Jeff Banks’ very smart men’s wear, Alison Tod’s hats and beautiful flowers by Catherine Gray. I will add more as I remember them although I can’t remember the guy who was tempting us with his pies!
Colour theme wedding – mother of the bride
It used not to be that common to have a colour theme for a wedding, but more and more people are wanting colourful weddings. We have made very few wedding dresses in the traditional white or cream. Colour sings of someone’s personality and on the practical side it means that the dress can be worn over and over again. And the mother of the bride should delight in wearing a glowing colour for herself too.
I have focused this first group on the colours of the sea and fresh lime.
Unusual wedding dresses
We have known Alison for a very long time and it has been a delight to watch her become such a talented bespoke milliner. So in this small country town a mother of the bride can have something made for her that is rare and beautiful from our studios and then get a bespoke hat to compliment her outfit.
Exotic wedding gowns
Mother of the groom
The mothers of the bride and groom are still young enough to look elegant, feminine and it is their day too. Choosing an outfit often seems to be traumatic when it should be fun. It is the best possible excuse for the mother of the groom to re-look at herself and realise that she can still turn heads and so she should.
Wedding hats and flowers
There should be a sense of adventure and excitement in choosing a hat for a wedding – and flowers. Personally I would prefer living plants that I can plant out in the garden as memories but mostly people love their bouquets to be unpretentious and abstract these days intertwined with wild flowers and wispy clouds of babies’ breath.
Grandmothers, sisters, cousins, friends and aunts all enjoying a colourful wedding.
It is becoming more fashionable to have a colourful theme for a wedding – and persuading everyone to wear one colour is sometimes tricky, so giving a broader base of colours that somehow work together is a really good idea. There has to be enough variety that the grandmother, sister, friend, cousin and aunt to be able to find their own distinctive tone of colour.
And my final picture says it all – the maker of the hats – Alison Tod, the flowers – Catherine Gray – and my best friend who was glad to see me home after a long day at St. Tewdrics House.
There will be a new selection in Liberty’s in London in a week ready for Spring celebrations. Not that I can manage to think of Spring when it is so cold here in Wales.