Grazia Brides Spill On Their Dresses

15 March 2013 by

My wedding dress hunt isn't going brilliantly. So I'm seeking inspiration from the recent Grazia brides as to how they decided which was "The One" - and whether they still think they made the right decision today...

Sophie Ferguson-Jones, Fashion Editor

With 6 months to plan a wedding (1 month of that spent at the collections) time was against us. But it was only when I found out wedding dresses took 3 months to make I started to panic! I knew I wanted something classic, simple that wouldn't date. As I was getting married at my childhood home in Spain I wanted lace and had always fantasied about having a traditional Spanish veil worn over the head and down the side, not behind. What I thought I wanted shape wise was most certainly not what I ended up with, it's only when you start trying on do you realise what actually suits you - I mean whenever else do you try on a big white dress. That was the other thing, I am a traditionalist so as much as I wanted the 'fashion' dress, I wanted it to feel like a wedding dress rather than a gown. So I went for Spanish designer Rosa Clara. Looking back no regrets but it has only been six months now, perhaps ask me in another year…'

Lauren Murdoch-Smith, Grazia Beauty Editor

My dress was from Monique L’Huillier.  I just loved wearing lace on my wedding day, it felt very classic and appropriate for the church service.  It had three parts to it so that it adapted for each part of the day.  The two comments on my dress from friends and family that have stuck in my head  are that I looked ‘Edwardian’ and ‘regal’. Perhaps that was the Kate Middleton effect coming in to play yet again! Looking back I think I made the right choice but I am an indecisive girl when it comes to fashion so ask me on our 10 year anniversary....

Katherine Ormerod, Grazia Senior Fashion News and Features Editor

My dress was from Jenny Packham and is so completely feminine it was a surprise even to me. I had always imagined wearing something seriously fashion forward but in the end this dress was the perfect for my Tuscan olive farm venue. Would I make any changes? I definitely wouldn’t have my hair as poufy and would doubtless upgrade my hairstylist (aka my maid of honour). But I still love that I wore red lipstick!


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