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Bride of Ollichon - Shona

Posted by Hannah Ollichon on

The gorgeous Shona looked incredible in her Stevenson skirt and Drakeford top. She celebrated her engagement in London, had a surprise 'meet the family trip' to Estonia, found us all the way from Abu Dhabi and rocked her pieces in Scotland. Phew! Air miles anyone?...

How did Stephen propose to you?

Stephen proposed to me in Hyde Park over a picnic in the sun. He then flew me off to Estonia to meet both families as a surprise to celebrate the engagement.

Where did you get married?

In my parent's back garden in Edinburgh.

What was your inspiration to go dress-less?

I wanted something quite different and which suited my personality. I had originally been looking for a bridal jumpsuit which lead me to House of Ollichon. Once looking through the website I changed my mind completely and wanted a two piece; top and skirt. However, as I live in Abu Dhabi I thought it was going to be too difficult to decide. I contacted Hannah and as fate decided, she said she was out in Abu Dhabi in a few weeks so brought me some samples. I fell in love with the top and skirt and bought them both the next day!

How did you feel in your outfit?

I have never felt more beautiful in any other outfit in my life! My now husband completely adored the outfit too and agreed it was very 'me'.

Best buy? (doesn't have to be your HoO outfit!)

It honestly would be! I can't wait to wear them both again and experiment with different items to go with each piece.

Biggest surprise?

Staying in the Shard after our engagement then getting flown to Estonia where both families surprised me!

Did anything not go to plan?!

Luckily everything was beautiful! It was forecast to rain but we woke up on the day to the most beautiful sunshine which lasted all day!!

Best moment?

Seeing Stephen's face when I walked down the aisle. My friend captured a picture and he looks very emotional. Also the 'kiss'...

What did you family and friends think about your outfit?

They completely adored it! I have had the most amazing feedback about it and people asking where it was from etc.

Will you wear it again? 

100% without a doubt!!


Having looked through the website and decided what I would love to try, I contact Hannah directly to explain my wedding and living situation. I am from Scotland but live in Abu Dhabi and was therefore nervous to order something I couldn't see or try on first. By fate or luck Hannah was visiting Abu Dhabi in a few weeks time and brought some samples out with her which was incredibly kind. As soon as I put the outfit on I knew I was going to get married in it! It arrived on time, fitted perfectly and I have honestly never loved an outfit so much! I felt beautiful in it and didn't want to take it off (so much so that I wore it to breakfast the next day too!). The team at House of Ollichon were incredibly friendly, thoughtful, professional and truly amazing! I would highly recommend House of Ollichon to anyone looking for something beautiful and different for their big day. Hannah, the founder, is truly amazing.

Huge thanks to photographer for allowing us to use these stunning shots.

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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.