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Oldway mansion in Paignton was the setting for Eliza and Richard's beautiful wedding. It's a fabulous, listed old residence that was built for the founder of the Singer Sewing machine Company. The 17 acres of gardens have an Italian theme, and the building boasts a marble staircase, gilt panelling and mirrors. Their wedding is one of the last to be held there as it has been sold and will be converted to a hotel.
Eliza's inspiration for her wedding gown came from a felt and muslin dress she saw at Buddhafields festival, which included a hand felted bodice. Sally, Eliza's mum designed and made her wedding dress, using silk instead of muslin. She carefully selected a combination of bamboo, cotton and soya fibres to create detail within the felting. The wool was chosen from the speciality fibres available from the World of Wool in Huddersfield. The skirt was made from silk, with more felted edging. Sally hand pleated ribbon in a matching colour for the straps.
Eliza wanted her dress to have a natural, organic feel which she enhanced with a simple but stunning tied bunch of sunflowers for her bouquet. All of the other flowers were Gerbera.
Eliza was a beautiful bride, it was a pleasure to capture her wonderful day. She felt very special to have a unique, one-off wedding gown. She said she was such a lucky bride, to be surrounded by talent and the kindness of family and friends who made her day so lovely. I wish them both every happiness in their married life.
This is just a small selection of Eliza and Rich's Wedding photos, guests may contact Eliza to request the password to their online gallery to view and purchase prints.