Kerry & Neil, 10th April 2012
Kerry fell head over heels for Charlotte Balbier’s ‘Luccia’ wedding dress
“The experience of stepping into the shop on that day with my maid of honour was nothing short of magical. I had started smiling the moment I found the dress and didn’t stop. Time ceased to exist inside this magical emporium where dreams are made.
Eleanor was truly lovely conducting operations in a gentle but professional way making me feel as if mine was the only wedding happening in 2012, which is of course true for every bride.
I wanted to add something to the shoulders and Eleanor and Liz couldn’t have been kinder or more helpful. In the end we decided to make both a bolero to wear for the church service, and off-shoulder sleeves for the evening reception.
To complete my ensemble I chose gorgeous Rainbow shoes, a beautiful Charlotte Balbier flower for my hair, and a Joyce Jackson veil made from very soft Italian tulle decorated with tiny pearls and crystals to match my dress.
When my dress arrived I had lost a little weight but Eleanor and Liz altered it to fit perfectly.
As an older bride to be able to slip on a beautiful dress like this that fit in all the right places without extra help made me feel fabulous.
Eleanor and Liz at The Ivory Secret do not sell dresses, they help create magical moments that will stay with you for a lifetime, formed from dreams you never dared to believe could come true.”