Wedding - Dress ShoppingSeptember 10, 2014
We went away and decided that I'd need to go and visit a few more boutiques and try lots more dresses on before I made any decisions. So we went to three boutiques in St Albans, Satin Bow Bridal, The Bride and Perfection Bridal. I again tried on a real range of dresses from full lace fishtail fitted gowns to A-line and everything in between. I kept an open mind but ended up comparing each dress back to Lyn Ashworth's Helena. One thing I did pick up is that I loved a sweetheart neckline which Helena didn't have, this is something that I had altered when I eventually did order my dress.
After a couple of weeks of thinking and a couple more trips back to Brides of Berkhamsted to try Lyn Ashworth's range again, I decided on Helena. I loved everything about her and as cliche as it sounds, I knew she was the one. The dress is from Lyn Ashworth's classic collection by Sarah Barrett, it's described as a collection inspired when walking in endless beautiful English countryside.
Yard upon yard of silk dupion, organza, satin and the finest lace creates something of natural beauty, so romantic they take your breath away. All gowns are designed and made on the Duchy of Lancaster Estate surrounded by beautiful countryside. All of Sarah's gowns are manufactured on a made to order basis with love and precision using the most beautifully crafted fabrics from around the world and where possible, locally sourced. The signature Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett dress is Romance with a capital 'R".
- Make sure you're completely head over heels in love with your dress and how it makes you feel when you wear it. It's one of the most important purchases you'll ever make.