The very petite bride, who is five foot tall, knew she needed a dress that would flatter her tiny frame without swamping her. Vanessa knew a fishtail gown would be the most flattering, and the streamlined shape would make her appear taller.
The first dress Vanessa tried on at Bride’s Dream in Newcastle-upon-Tyne turned out to be the one! She tried on a further five wedding gowns to be sure, but her gut feeling told her the lace fishtail dress from Ronald Joyce was the one! She had the neckline changed to a more flattering sweetheart shape by an independent seamstress.
Vanessa’s two bridesmaids were sisters Angela and Beverly, who’d set her up with Mark in the first place. The girls wore one-shouldered, mink coloured gowns bought in House of Fraser. Lots of glittering diamante detailing added extra sparkle.