The Honor Dress for a Fun Loving Bride and her Country Garden Wedding

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The Honor dress is definitely a much loved style amongst the team here at Sally Lacock. Of course we can’t play favourites with our dresses, as they’re all equally beautiful, but there’s something about the Honor that’s just so right for a fun loving bride. The flared sleeves, the flirty soft tulle hem, the scallop edge neckline of the beautiful French lace, the slim silhouette, the 70s influence – take your pick, there’s so much to adore with this cool, quirky dress.

As always though, it really is the bride who makes the dress and there are certain girls we know will look fabulous in certain dresses from the moment they walk into our showroom.

This was certainly the case with Holly, who married Toby at the end of July with a gorgeous homemade country garden wedding full of laughter, joy and most importantly gigantic smiles all day from both bride and groom!


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A relaxed comfortable dress was a priority

From the minute Holly walked into the atelier, with her fun loving, smiley personality, we knew she’d suit all of the quirkiness that makes the Honor dress so special, and it seems Holly knew it too, as she gravitated to this style instantly (we think it was the sleeves that did it!). Knowing that her wedding was going to be outdoors and informal, having a relaxed comfortable dress was a priority, and so having her dress made to measure was a no brainer. We couldn’t be more pleased to see these photos of her enjoying her wedding day in the gown we crafted especially for her.

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And doesn’t she look wonderful? Proof that having a wedding dress made to measure really is worth every penny.

Original vintage bridal accessories

Holly accessorised her Honor dress with a unique Edwardian beaded belt and a 1920s wax flower headpiece, both from our collection of original vintage bridal accessories.  Our silk layered square cut tango length veil completed the look perfectly.

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Don’t Holly’s bridesmaids look fab too? They wore Needle and Thread beaded tops and tulle skirts. Flowers in their hair completed their look, ideal for this festival themed fun garden wedding.

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A vintage VW Camper for a romantic bridal suite

The wedding itself was a summer dream. Luckily the weather more than held up and a sunshine filled weekend was in store for the couple and their families. Holly and Toby were married in Wiltshire at the Malmesbury Town Hall, followed by a reception in a marquee in the family garden, which they travelled to in a wonderful cornflower blue vintage VW campervan (a surprise from the groom) which later, parked in the adjoining field, doubled as a romantic bridal suite. They opted for a relaxed festival style theme with a fun bright colour scheme and plenty of homespun personal details.

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Blanket covered hay bales and gin cocktails in the afternoon sunshine

The couple arranged their own flowers with help from family and friends and the result was a marquee filled with jewel colours of multi-coloured glass vases and summer blooms. They added to the bright theme with colourful bunting and Turkish lanterns hanging from the ceiling of the marquee. The garden was filled with blanket covered hay bales, and even more floral arrangements and Gin cocktails served for the guests to enjoy in the afternoon sunshine.

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Dinner was served in the marquee in a relaxed sharing style – with large platters served to the tables and guests allowed to dig in for a summer feast.

All that was left then was to tear up the dance floor and have a brilliant party – something that was really important to Holly and Toby. As keen festival goers, this quirky couple’s main desire for their wedding was for everyone to have a jolly good time and a fun knees up so they even decided on a charity shop challenge for the end of the night. Guests switched from their wedding outfits into fun and outrageous pieces they’d picked up from the charity shop and suddenly the dance floor was awash with everything from wetsuits and flippers to satin hot pants and more! What a fun idea!

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We’re in love with Holly and Toby’s fun summer garden wedding, aren’t you? It was such an Honor (get it?) to make Holly’s beautiful dress for her and we wish them all the happiness for the future.

These lovely photographs were taken by Anna Durrant Photography with a few extras by Tom Lacock Gullam.