Bride Mariam in her dream lace bridal gown

This beautiful traditional Palestinian Muslim wedding between our real bride Mariam and Liam took place in July, in the Lake District of the UK.

We first met Mariam when she came to see us in February to talk about her ideas for her bespoke wedding dress. This friendly, joyful and stylish bride knew exactly what she wanted, and had dreamt up a gorgeous colour scheme of blue for her bridesmaids and pale pinks and ivories for her flowers.

The stunning flowers were created by floral designer Valerie Ann, and perfectly reflected the natural feel of the whole day, which was Mariam’s vision.

Mariam describes her vision for the day…

“Our wedding day was perfect, intimate and beautiful…

“…We wanted a location that was natural, untouched and scenic – so choosing a farmers field on the banks of Ullswater Lake was a logical decision…

“…We loved that we were able to talk and socialise with everyone at our wedding and that it was not too big and overwhelming…

“…The day did not feel like a blur and I remember being able to really enjoy the surreal experience of sharing our love for one another with all of our family and friends.”

The Dabkeh Performers accompanied the beautiful bride towards the aisle, and led the guests and bridal party in this traditional Arab folk dance. It combines circle and line dancing, and is performed to celebrate joyful occasions such as this wonderful wedding.

The day was filled with laughter and joy, family and good food, beautifully prepared by “I Do Catering“, and served in the picturesque Tipis by Fjell Event Tipis

The newlyweds had some time together to relax in the beautiful natural surroundings, and just let the moment soak in…

Dancing and celebrations continued into the night…

THE DRESS

Mariam designed her wedding dress using our CoutureKit web app  She chose a sweetheart crepe bodice with internal corset, and full crepe skirt, which she teemed with a corded lace overlayer with 3/4 length sleeves, and a long “Bala” veil by Joyce Jackson. Here, she describes why she decided to have us make her wedding dress…

“The prospect of choosing a wedding dress can be very daunting, it”s difficult to find your ‘dream dress’ at an affordable price in the wedding market. I realised quite quickly that I wanted a dress that I could customise. Designing my own wedding dress was the best decision I made and turned a potentially stressful experience into a enjoyable, creative and collaborative experience. I loved the experience of being able to see the stages of my dress being made. I loved the dress designers and makers expertise guiding me in my decisions but allowing me to imagine my dream dress and make it come true. I truly cherish both the experience and the result and wouldn’t have it any other way.”

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