Additional Information

Site Information

 Loading... Please wait...


Bride of Ollichon - Joey

Posted by Abby Summerville on

Joey's wedding is pure wedding goals!  A forest, a first dance to remember and orange wedding shoes - love the colours in this wedding, and would you believe it is in the UK?!

How long have you been together?

This romance has been cooking up since we were at school together. We went out when we were 18 years old for 6 months, but the conditions weren't right. He had just be given an unconditional place at Hull uni. We then fell in love properly in 2007 and have been together ever since. So 11 ½ years.

Who proposed to who?

He proposed to me in San Francisco in 2017

Where did you get married?

Fforest Farm in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was the most amazing venue with unbelievably organised staff.

What was your inspiration to go dress-less?

I had done the wedding dress shop try on day and nothing felt right. I looked as though I was in fancy dress. I just didn't want to spend hundreds on a dress that I wasn't ever going to wear again. I wanted to feel comfortable and wear something unique. There had to be a twist. The Drakeford culottes were that amazing twist. I have never ever seen anyone wear something like that to a wedding before. It suited the festival wedding theme perfectly that we had going on at Fforest Farm.

How did you hear about House of Ollichon?

Through a friend of a friend - Abi Harris (see Abi’s wedding here). She got her two piece from House of Ollichon.

How did you feel in your outfit?

I have never felt so amazing in my whole life. It was everything, no -more than I ever could have wished for. Far exceeded my imagination or expectations. Although it had the twist, I felt very feminine and quite traditional in it. The lace was beautiful. I didn't know it was out there. Thank the Lord for House of Ollichon!

Best buy?

My Drakeford culottes and top of course!

Biggest surprise?

The culottes! James knew there would be a twist...He never expected the culottes!

Did anything not go to plan?!

Probably, but it didn't matter. It was very relaxed and unexpected hiccups only added to the hilarity.

Best moment?

First dance. Who knew it would have become a dance off!! James initiated it by starting the dance with a matador stance, followed by a 360 degree spin on one foot. I knew I was in trouble and needed to up my moves quick!

What did your family and friends and other half think about your outfit?

They all just loved it. It was just so perfect for me.

Will you wear it again?

Yes definitely.


My whole experience from the first try on to receiving the beautifully boxed outfit was incredible. Hannah was so thoughtful and invested in my day. She made every step magical. Not forgetting the House of Ollichon collection. Such an array of stylish choice. There were at least 4 outfits I would have worn, but with the help of Hannah we both realised that the culottes shone! 

Photography by Paul Marbrook

Brides of Ollichon - Susie and Rosie

We do love a bride duo, and Susie and Rosie were such a happy couple, we were thrilled to dress both of you!Susie chose the Bouilly jumpsuit and Rosie chose the Lowry jumpsuit, the styles worked beautifully side by side!  How long have you been together? Coming up for two yearsWho proposed to who? We both proposed to each other on separate [...]

Read More »

Bride of Ollichon - Harriet

This was a woman with a vision worth so much that she flew to see us twice from Switzerland!  Harriet loved two of our designs, so incorporated them into one!  The Clement / Kay hybrid!  How long have you been together? 6 years. We met at a cross-country ski marathon in Switzerland, where I have lived since university.Who proposed to who? Ueli proposed on top [...]

Read More »

Bride of Ollichon - Paola

Paola knew she would wear a bridal jumpsuit after being inspired by Lauren Morelli's wedding outfit, and so travelled all the way from Oslo to visit our studio!  Paola wore the Bouilly jumpsuit during the day and then changed to the Drakeford Culottes and Top for party time!How long have you been together?We have been together for 3 yearsWho proposed [...]

Read More »

Bride of Ollichon - Chloe

Who said long distance relationships didn't work?  Craig and Chloe's worked beautifully! Chloe wore the Stevenson Top and Stevenson Skirt.How long have you been together? 10 years. We met just as Craig was heading off to University - we managed 4 years long distance before we were finally in the same place. Who proposed to who? I proposed to Craig on leap day. [...]

Read More »

Bride of Ollichon - Danielle

Danielle was absolutely a firm no for anything bridal, but found House of Ollichon and changed her mind!  She wore the Thomas skirt and then worked with Hannah on a beautiful bespoke top which we love so much, we have named it the Galway and will be adding it to our collection.  How long have you been together?We've [...]

Read More »

Bride of Ollichon - Sarah

Not one...not two, but THREE wedding outfits...two of them from House of Ollichon!  Sarah knows how to rock it in white and wore the Kay jumpsuit, Le Fay top and Torres trousers beautifully!How long have you been together? 5 and a half years.Who proposed to who? Matthew proposed to me, but we had many conversations about getting married, and even [...]

Read More »

Bride of Ollichon - Nathalie

A non surprise, surprise proposal from Nathalie's soulmate that supported her right from day 1 through hard times! Tim sounds like a keeper to us!How long have you been together?A loooong time ....8 years - we met when I was working behind the bar in his local pub as a bit of respite from caring for my [...]

Read More »

Bride of Ollichon - Claire

After months of plotting the proposal with Claire's bridesmaid after 8 years together, Matt surprised Claire by popping the question on holiday!  Claire wore the Thomas skirt and Drakeford top.How long have you been together?Matt and I have been together for almost 10 years. We got engaged after 8 years together but it took us a while to get round [...]

Read More »

Bride of Ollichon - Lucie

Lucie and Olivia came up with the idea on the way home from a trip that a quiet personal wedding on the beautiful island of Hawaii was in order and started planning it from there!Who proposed to who?There was no proposal... We've been inseparable since we met and we talked about wanting to get married from the [...]

Read More »

Click here to vote for us!

To cherish and keep....

As all House of Ollichon pieces are handmade, from scratch for each individual bride-to-be, returns are not offered.