It was an absolute treat for me to be able to photograph Vicky Rowe’s debut collection of wedding dresses earlier this year. I have known Vicky since 2010, when I met her at the Hobbs Fashion Show in Bristol. Then she designed and make cloche hats under her brand Clara Bows. Vicky then went on to set up a vintage styling company Vintage Tea Sets, the first of its kind in the UK and one of the most successful. She has always been one to watch.
She has now found her true calling in designing unique intricately hand embellished wedding dresses evocative of the 1920’s and 1930’s but with a more contemporary feel for today’s bride. Vicky lives in a 16th Century Farmhouse on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, and I adore the idea of these dresses being designed in such a breathtakingly British landscape. Her creations are truly exquisite, from the elegance of the lines to the precision of the craftsmanship, I am only sad they were not around when I got married.
I was overjoyed when Vicky asked me to be involved in the shoot for her debut collection. She chose the Midland Hotel in Morecambe as the backdrop. Built in the 1930s, it had just the right feel. Michelle Sisson provided the fabulous hair and make up for our two models – Rachael Tennent and Leela Tikadar.
Vicky launched her brand new site last week, and I thoroughly recommend any brides to be to go and spend a few minutes getting lost in the prettiness of her new creations. You can also check out the stunning feature on Love My Dress of this new collection.
I love how the images have been incorporated into Vicky Rowe’s website. Below you can see the front page, the collections page, and the fabulous look book.