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Poppy Kealey

Dress Annabel

Photographer: Becky Welford
Florist: Juliet Bennett
Caterers: 81 Events
Marquee: Arabian Tents

We loved receiving these beautiful photos of Poppy and Rian’s wedding in the wild flower meadows of the Oxfordshire countryside. Poppy found her dream gown at our London store, “Thank you so much for helping me find my dress and for being so amazing throughout the whole process. We had such a fab day and I had so many compliments on my dress. It was so special that I had the shamrocks on there as well.”
Poppy looked beautiful wearing Sassi Holford Annabel from our Enamour collection paired with a seasonal bouquet and long veil. The delicate petal embroidery is the perfect match to Poppy and Rian’s natural and wild inspiration. Poppy had shamrocks embroidered onto her gown for her now-husband’s Irish heritage.

What made you choose a Sassi Holford gown?
I always thought that I would go for a wedding dress that was very low-key and bohemian, however I had heard from friends that you never pick the type of dress you thought you would. I decided to go to Sassi Holford as both my cousin and friend had chosen dresses designed by her. They were both so stunning and both so different from each other. Sanda chose Annabel for me to try on and I instantly got the feeling that it was a special dress. Then my mum cried so it was all over.

What was the main inspiration behind your wedding?
I grew up in Oxfordshire countryside and the church we got married in is in the middle of a field surrounded by sheep. I wanted everything to be very natural and wild to go with the setting. There was no real plan to the flowers, it just had to be whatever was in season and like a meadow. This idea followed through to the marquee and then also to my dress. Although it was the most amazing thing I have ever worn, it still had a real fairy tale quality to it. I even had a few shamrock’s sewn into the dress as my husband is Irish, which was really special for him.

What was your favourite moment from the day?
It’s so hard to choose just one moment. The whole day was so magical and we just felt so special that we were able to have the day we wanted and with all our family and friends. There was one moment when we were driving back from the church down Britwell Hill. We had a glass of champagne and a convoy of our family and friends behind us. We just looked out at the stunning view and thought “We did it”.

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