Poppy Dinsey got married last Autum in St Nicholas Church in Compton, Surrey, where she was baptized as a baby.
The dress she chose was Laudin style, from Collection Costura 2015.
She knew she would find “ the one” in a Pronovias store so Pronovias was the first and only store that she visited “I know most brides visit lots of boutiques to make their choice, but I only went to the London flagship branch of Pronovias and fell in love straight away. I had looked in lots of bridal magazines and whenever I looked up the designer of my favourite featured dresses they were always Pronovias, so I knew that’s where I needed to head to first. It was important to me to have a traditional dress and I wanted a dramatic veil and I knew Pronovias could deliver that in a classic, elegant Spanish style.”
She wanted to take the attention away from her curves – especially in church – so it was important to her to find a high neck design which flattered Poppy’s body shape the right way.
“ I loved how the Laudin dress accentuated my waist but stayed classy and traditional. “ Explained Poppy.
She thought the Laudin style had a “wow factor”. She was very sure that “the one” had to scream bridal so she was looking for a long train dress “There were quite a few Pronovias dresses that I could happily have worn but the Laudin was the main one which I thought was definitely a wedding dress rather than an amazing gown. I wanted a style I would never wear to a posh event, it needed to scream bridal. I think the long train definitely does that!”
“It fitted me perfectly, which is a huge credit to the seamstresses at Bond Street. I literally felt like a princess. The skirt and train was just amazing. The satin was stunning and the lace overlay was beautiful. I loved the way it twinkled in the sunshine and how it filled the church aisle. It was everything I dreamed it would be. I loved Grace Kelly’s wedding dress and of course Kate Middleton’s, but the Laudin style was like the perfect improvement on those classic designs. It was perfect!”
The long train was on the most favorite parts of the dress for Poppy “The long train was tricky to manage in Autumnal England, it was raining as we left for the church, but my bridesmaids helped me with it and the effort was worth it – the train is what makes this dress so perfect.”
Poppy wanted to feel comfortable with her accessories so she chose her own and old rock crystal necklace by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. It was her something old “My husband bought it for me for our first Christmas together and I wear it every day, so my wedding day was no exception!”
Her earrings were by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co aswell and these were her “something new” from her Mother-in-Law. “As they were from Tiffany I counted them as my “something blue” as well! It was hard to choose earrings that complemented my necklace, but I knew pearls would work with the wedding dress and I love the olive leaf design of the silver. We went to Harrods to get them the week before the wedding and it was a very special day out.”
About the shoes, Poppy wanted to be comfy during the wedding day and she did not want to look taller than her husband so she wore flat shoes by French Sole “I wanted to be comfy, especially with such a big train – I couldn’t worry about my skirt and my shoes. I really loved them, especially as I will wear them again and again.”
Poppy’s veil was a lace Pronovias one. It really completed her look “I knew I wanted to wear a dramatic veil, I’ve known that since I was tiny, so even if I had bought my dress from somewhere else there is no way that I would have looked anywhere other than Pronovias for my veil! My veil was my favorite part of the whole look. I felt like a princess and I would happily wear it every day if I could. The lace is absolutely stunning and it’s something I will keep forever and definitely encourage any daughters I have to wear…as long as they give it back!”
On the haristyling side Poppy worked with Maria Galati who is an International Artistic Director for TONI&GUY “I was very lucky to work with such talented people on the beauty side. She used label.m products to create the look and it held all day and all night, which was amazing as I didn’t have to worry about it at all. I wanted it to be up so that my veil was the focus, but it was important for me to have some height in the roots and a natural looking wave put in.”
Emma White Turle did her make-up. “ I loved the Dior foundation she used. It was important for me to look natural but elegant, I didn’t want to look like I was covered in make-up or too different to ‘me’, but I very much appreciated having individual eyelashes put in and contouring to enhance my cheekbones”
Red roses were the Poppy’s election for her flower bouquet. “I just wanted something iconic, beautiful and simple. So the bouquets were domes of red roses with asparagus fern, which really added a nice Autumnal edge. The bridesmaids had the same as me but a smaller version. They were tied with blue velvet to match the groomsmen. The flowers were all done by Leen at The Flower Boutique in Linton, Cambridge.”
The Reception and getting ready was at The Aviator hotel in Farnborough, Hampshire. (South East England).
Photographer to credit: Mark Seymour Photography – http://www.markseymourphotography.co.uk/
¿Do you like Poppy’s dress? As you know, you can make an appointment at your nearest store. Good luck with your search! Get some inspiration from other brides like Pat, Bianca or Zhazira.