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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

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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.