Vanessa & Derek’s Real Wedding

Derek and Vanessa got engaged on their three year anniversary with an amazing emerald cut diamond ring. The couple married 18 months later in a colourful wedding at Orchardleigh House in Somerset. 


Bridal Party

Right from the start, Vanessa knew she wanted a fishtail wedding dress. She tried on a few different styles just to make sure, but the elegant fishtail shape was the one for her!


The bride works in the fashion industry so she was never going to have a simple dress – she selected an elaborate La Sposa gown, complete with amazing swan feather detailing across the bust and a customised DIY sash.

Bright orange Dior court shoes finished the look – which were swapped for Valentino Rockstuds for the evening.

Vanessa asked her two best friends and two sisters to be bridesmaids. Each bride wore a different style of dress in grey with a bright pair of shoes. Matching personalised necklaces tied the look together.


Derek & Vanessa’s supplier list
Wedding Dresses by: La Sposa
Photography by: Jamie Dodd Photography
Bridalwear Shop by: Bridal Rogue Gallery