Author - Katie Portman

My Wedding Dress: Hazel Shares her Classic, Elegant Gown

Hazel 'My Wedding Dress'

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I  AM delighted to bring to you all the very first ‘My Wedding Dress’ feature.

 

And just a little bit giddy with excitement!

Because let’s face it, who amongst us doesn’t love looking at beautiful images of beautiful brides in beautiful dresses, on one of the happiest days of their lives.

I defy even the most cynical among you not to be able to read this and feel a little warmer and cosier inside.

My first bride is the very lovely Hazel Miles, a freelance graphic designer who married her husband Andy less than two months ago at The Swan in Lavenham.

Here she tells us all about her wedding dress that made her cry tears of joy. Thank you Hazel and congratulations!

So please, grab yourself a cup of tea, settle down and enjoy! I just know you’re all going to agree that Hazel looks absolutely exquisite.

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The dress I should have bought but didn’t. AKA – The dress that got away.

IT  was vintage, the dress that should have been mine.

 

And yellow.

A bright canary yellow as glorious as the sunshine it shone in, when it caught my eye.

Short, with layers upon layers of delicate fringing, it winked at me as I walked past it hanging from a shop door way and said: “I am yours. Come and buy me.”

And I nodded and whispered back, “I will later, I promise.

And I meant it too.

I did go back to the tiny vintage shop in Manchester, fully determined to walk away with the sexy, sassy showstopper. The party frock of my dreams.

With a spring in my step, I was so excited at the thought of wearing it on those hot magical kind of summer nights, dancing the hours away.

But I was too late.

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Don’t Be Shy – Come & Share Your ‘Dream Dress’!

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Have you a stunning number in your wardrobe that you’ve never worn but won’t throw out?

 

Have you a frock that holds precious memories that you can’t bear to be parted from?

Have you a story about a dress that is so special or so heartwarming, that it needs to be told?

If so, don’t be shy and come and say hello!

 

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There are two ways you can get involved currently on To Dream Of Dresses as a reader, in the features My Memorable Dress and My Wedding Dress.

All the information you need can be found on the submissions page and I promise you it’s really easy to submit something for me to consider.

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A Cinderella Moment – Wearing a Suzanne Neville Evening Gown

 

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This sensational Suzanne Neville gown costs more than my wedding dress did.

 

Sophisticated, timeless and sassy, this beautiful dress moulded and sculpted my body in the way that only exquisite gowns can.

Wearing this elegant but sexy black evening gown was a dream come true, a real Cinderella moment if ever I’ve had one.

Only this Cinderella had no ball to go to, but to a town centre.

Barnsley town centre in fact. Barnsley – I’m not sure you’ve ever looked as fabulous.

You were on this day, the perfect setting. The cherry blossom trees bloomed, the sun shone and the fountains poured. Gorgeous.

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Welcome to ‘To Dream Of Dresses’ – a style blog with soul!

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Hello and welcome!

 

It’s been a long time coming. Around two years in fact, since I came up with the idea for this blog.

But at last, after many musings, trials and tribulations, it is finally here! And yes, it feels amazing, if a little surreal.

To Dream Of Dresses is a new kind of style blog. A style blog with a difference. A style blog with soul.

As you’d expect, it is indeed a blog all about dresses.

Naturally, I want to celebrate the glamour and beauty of dresses and share with you the most dream-worthy of gowns.

But more importantly, I want to capture the emotions that dresses evoke in us. This is where the soul part comes in.

I want to share your stories, as well as my own, about the dresses that truly mean something to us. The ones we can’t bear to be parted from, the ones we can see our loved ones wearing, the ones we will never forget.

ToDreamSuzanneFINAL 48The dress is a powerful item and an incredibly emotive style piece. It is iconic – celebrating and championing our femininity more than than any other fashion item.

Long or short. Black or colourful. Embellished or plain.

Every dress – and every woman in it – has a story to tell, be that a secret, a memory or a lasting impression.

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