Presenting Charlie Brear’s #FridayBridE heather
This week we discover a relaxed city wedding inspired by Liberty print and an 80’s music vibe. Heather married her beau in Islington Town Hall, followed by a party in the nearby Canonbury Tavern. Some brides are just so good at the details, and Heather is no exception – from getting creative with her flower arrangements to curating a playlist spanning 10 decades, she really went the extra mile to realise her and Dominic’s vision of the perfect, intimate wedding day. Heather found her original vintage dress at a Charlie Brear event, a similar style can be created with our Iconic’s collection, vintage inspired pieces to capture the decades.
Their day was captured by wedding Photographer &Videographer - Milda Vasile
Please describe the style of your wedding
A relaxed, city wedding with influences of Liberty prints & 80s music.
When and where did your partner propose to you?
4 years ago, at Lake Windermere.
Which dress did you choose and why? And where did you buy it from?
I bought my dress at Charlie Brear. I love the slinky 1930s fit.
How was your experience shopping for your wedding dress? ( was it easy, was it memorable, was it fun?, was the decision tough?)
It was really easy & stress-free. I bought the dress at my first visit to the bridal store.
What would your advice be to other brides shopping for a wedding dress?
Look for inspiration first - have an idea of what suits you in terms of shape. And enjoy!
How did you feel after you had ordered your dress?
Happy, excited & relieved.
What shoes did you wear?
I wore gold vintage-style dance heels. I'm not one for traditional ivory wedding shoes!
Did you struggle finding the right lingerie that worked with your dress, if so would you recommend anything for future brides?
I had to try a few options before finding the right match in the John Lewis bridal lingerie section.
Who did your hair & make-up and how did you find them?
A fabulous make-up artist called Jessica Hart. I met her through a wedding show.
Where and when did you get married?
Islington Town Hall Registry Office for the ceremony, then onto The Canonbury Tavern for the reception.
How did you feel walking down the aisle?
A mixture of nerves & excitement. I walked down the aisle to ABC's "Look Of Love", so that gave it more of a jovial, fun touch.
What traditions did you follow? (Think something old, new, borrowed and blue.)
We weren't very traditional (I had my mum give me away/had female speakers). However I did follow the old & borrowed (my gran's ring), new (my shoes), blue (my bouquet/pale blue bow within my underwear).
Did your wedding have any quirky or unusual features?
The groom, ushers & best man all wore Liberty print ties. The music playlist throughout the meal started off with 1920s music & followed through each era until it reached today. There was a seriously heavy 80s music influence.
What was the funniest moment of the day?
When the groom caught the bouquet.
Who took your wedding pictures?
Milda Vasile, she did an amazing job.
If you could do it all again, would you do anything differently?
Only that I would pace myself with drinking too much fizz before the evening guests turned up! Apart from that, nothing. It was such a great day.
Did you find organising your wedding an easy process? What parts were easy and what parts were trickier?
I found the creative side, like organising flower displays really fun. The trickiest part for me was the guest list, as we had a fairly small wedding (68 people).
What will you do with your dress now?
I'm still pondering over what to do with it....
What are you and your husband's best memories of the day?
Me walking down the aisle & laughing.
TAKE 5 WITH THIS WEEK’S #FRIDAYBRIDE Heather
Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Don't feel guilty about not pleasing everyone - it's your day!
Make sure you pick a make-up artist that you love, it will be worth it.
There are some great affordable shoes & accessories on the high street. I bought my clutch bag from Accessorize.
Put effort into knowing which music you want, great music can make the day.