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Bride of Ollichon - Helen

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Helen | Empowered

How long have you been together?

We have been together five years (four years at time of proposal);

Who proposed to who?

Anwar proposed to me in the sea in Sicily

Where did you get married?

We had our legal wedding at Haringey Registry Office and our big wedding in Spain (near Arcos de la Frontera)

What was your inspiration to go dress-less?

I have never felt that I suit traditional wedding dresses and wanted something more akin to my normal style

How did you feel in your outfit?

I felt great!  It was perfect for a wedding in Spain as it felt very light and was easy to wear

What was your best buy?

My best buy (other than the Morris skirt and Stevenson top) was a top I wore for my engagement party created by a designer named Michelle Hoang

Biggest surprise?

There were lots of surprises. Number one, my step-daughter gave a very touching and funny speech during the ceremony. Number two, my sister's girlfriend (Jack Monroe) cooked a fabulous ten-course meal on the sten. Number three, the speeches. They were all fantastic, my maid of honour Alexandria gave a particularly funny one. Number four, my sister-in-law and best friends bought me a beautiful fan with sunflowers on to walk down the aisle with.

Did anything not go to plan?

Anwar cut his hand open on a broken glass during the after-party!

Best moment?

The best moments were probably being able to speak to all the guests whilst having the delicious canapes and cava and the speeches.

What did everyone think of your outfit?

Everyone said the outfit was great;

Would you wear it again?

I have already worn the top again (with shorts) - during the first part of our honeymoon in Cordoba!


House of Ollichon was fantastic and it was really fun trying on the outfits with my family and friends. It felt as though everyone at House of Ollichon really cared that the outfit would be perfect.

Photography by The Love Hunters

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To cherish and keep....

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