Our gorgeous bride Sophie Lowdon had her beautiful UK destination wedding amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sophie wore a bespoke wedding dress, a combination of 2 dresses from the NOYA brand.
Although the couple had to accommodate, In the end, it all worked out! Sophie looked like a princess from a friary tale to her sunny wedding day.
Read the story here of how a small wedding turned into a big success.
Where (or how) did you discover Riki Dalal?
When I was looking at 'wedding dresses' on the internet and Pinterest I kept coming across your dresses and knew I had to go to your shop. I loved the dramatic trains.
How was your experience in the Boutique?
I brought my mum, best friend, auntie, and cousin. They loved the drinks and snacks. I had visited two other shops that day so knew exactly what to expect at this point. I love sparkles so the shop was like a dream for me.
What made you choose your dress? What was your favorite thing about it?
As soon as I saw what became the top half of my dress (it was a body) I knew I wanted to try it on. Flami pulled me a few different skirts to try it on with. I didn't want sleeves so she attached it to the corset and said we could totally customize. I then also added a lot more material to my skirt to make it extra dramatic.
How did you know it was "the one"?
I just loved it. My friend said she saw a look in my eye and knew it was the one too. I also loved that nobody had my dress it was totally customized to my taste. When it finally arrived, it filled the whole fitting room which I adored (although I didn't realize quite how big it would be)
Tell us all about your wedding day!!!
We had exactly the day we originally planned pre-Covid-19 but just with fewer people. This made it a lot more intimate which was amazing. We had time to spend with all our guests and not be dragged to different places. We got married in Chichester at Farbridge which has the most beautiful grounds which made for amazing photos. I went overboard on flowers so the whole room smelled amazing. Everybody loved my dress and how dramatic it was with the very long train.
Sophie wore a unique combination of 2 dresses from the NOYA brand. The sparking top with the sweetheart neckline is Ophelia's and the elegant skirt is Romi's.
Our bridal experts at the London boutique help her put her vision together to create her dream dress!