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It is an unbelievably beautiful story of Lucy and Ben, who met on a dating website, but their online relations turned into a fascinating reality when at the pick of Pigeon Island Lucy said ‘YES!’
Their romantic wedding destination was a sandy beach in Jamaica, so our bride Lucy wanted something light and fitting the beach theme. It was magical experience to be able to create something so unique to suit her personality and her small intimate wedding. So the bespoke wedding dress was only the way forward. As soon as Lucy tried our Sanyukta Shrestha hempsilk gown she fell in love with the fabric. Hempsilk is regarded as golden fibre because of its extraordinary properties like resistance to UV light, mould, mildew, salt water and abrasion, besides, it is extremely breathable eco-friendly fabric! That is why it was perfectly appropriate for hot Jamaican weather and the seaside wedding ceremony.
WHERE DID YOU MEET:
We met online on a dating website
He proposed at the peak of Pigeon Island National Park while we were on holiday in St Lucia
A Rustic seaside theme
MOST MAGICAL MOMENT:
When I emerged from the leafy paths of Half Moon Beach to see my husband-to-be and family waiting for me – the rain had stopped and we had this beautiful piece of beach all to ourselves.
I felt that Sanyukta Shrestha wedding dress was the one as I felt beautifully light and I couldn’t stop stroking the fabric. I was so proud to be wearing a bespoke dress that was not only an eco-gown, but was also a dress I’d played a part in designing. On the day I felt so unique but elegant.
I was aware of eco-friendly clothing but had never invested in it. I knew I didn’t want the typical fussy wedding dress that felt heavy and artificial, but I didn’t know it was possible to find an eco-bridal gown until I met Sanyukta at a wedding fair. Now, I am proud to tell everyone that I went against the norm and bought a dress that was ethically made in Nepal.
YOUR ADVISE FOR OTHER BRIDES:
Give yourself plenty of time and space to window shop and think about how you want to look, and importantly, feel. Don’t feel pressured into looking a certain way. It’s about finding the dress that works for you.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE:
Yes – Something old – a necklace my nanny wore on her wedding day in 1946. Something new – my Tori Burch sandals (perfect for a beach wedding). Something borrowed – a pocket mirror my sister used on her wedding day. Something blue – my mum’s garter from her wedding day in 1976 which my sister also wore on her wedding day.
Here’s a blog post Lucy wrote about it in her Travel Journal.
Wedding Photographer: Lexon Photography
Wedding Dress: Sanyukta Shrestha at Behuli Boutique, Fulham
Shoes: Tori Burch
Wedding planner: Weddings by Isabelle
Hair & Makeup: my own
Restaurant celebrations: Ivan’s at Catcha Falling Star
Cake: Negril Cakes