Amanda & Vic | The bride wore: White Rose

If you’re a lover of lace, you’ll instantly fall for Amanda’s romantic lace wedding dress…not to mention that beautiful (handmade!) bohemian headpiece… 

Amanda and Vic tied the knot last year at the beautiful Hedingham Castle in Essex with talented wedding photographer, Grace Elizabeth capturing their special moments. Wearing a beautiful lace gown by White Rose, the bride really brought a touch of unique bohemian bridal style to her BIG DAY look by pairing it with some truly sumptuous accessories (did you see that headpiece? I’m in love)… 

I caught up with Amanda to chat about her wedding dress journey and to find out how she found ‘the one’ in dress terms…  

#1 How did you start your wedding dress hunt?  

“I looked at Pinterest but soon discovered the dresses I loved were extremely pricey, so I contemplated a second hand designer brand but eventually decided I would go to my friend’s (a mum at the school gates) shop to look instead.”

#2 Did you have a clear idea in your head of what you wanted or did you try a few dresses with an open mind?

“The first dress I tried on ended up being ‘the one’, even after trying others afterwards.”

#3 How many dresses did you try on before finding the one?

“As it was the first I tried on, I jibbed a bit on the decision, but tried on about five others and came back to the original because it was comfortable and figure hugging.” 

#4 Was it the dress experience you always wanted when it came to finding the one?

“I wanted a boho style as this was my wedding theme but they were quite shapeless, so I went with a trumpet style figure hugging and sleeveless dress. I  wanted lace sleeves though, so had a small jacket with high collar and super long sleeves made in the same lace as the dress.”

#5 Did the theme or style of your day and your venue effect the style of dress you chose?

“As I got married in a castle I needed something elegant with no sequins!”

#6 Where was your wedding dress from? 

“My dress was by White Rose from the boutique Abigails Collection in Colchester. She is a friend from the school gates. All the ladies that helped were from my village, including the hairdresser, florist, and make-up artist.”

#7 What accessories did you opt for for the big day? What shoes did you choose and why? 

“I made my own headdress, inspired from Indian brides (as I used to live in Asia). I used Chinese water pearls and aquamarine stone (I used the stones from my favourite necklace, as it had broken a year earlier but I loved it so incorporated them into new head piece!) My shoes were diamond sandals from Carvela – I already owned them and they were super comfy!”

#8 What would be your advice to brides-to-be starting the dress search?

“My advice would be: go for elegant comfort, you don’t want to feel awkward on such an important day, all the ladies at my wedding wore white or cream and they all had posies, so everyone felt special and it looked great in the photos! Inclusiveness was key!”

A HUGE thank you to Amanda and Vic for sharing their beautiful wedding day pictures with me, and to Amanda for discussing her wedding dress journey! I’m totally blown away that she made her headpiece, it’s gorgeous! Plus, a massive thank you too to the talented Grace Elizabeth for her truly DREAMY photography skills!


Wedding dress: White Rose at Abigails Collection, Colchester 

Venue: Hedingham Castle, Essex

Shoes: Carvela

Photography: Grace Elizabeth

All images are sourced from Grace Elizabeth  


1 Comment

  1. Breaking Mad
    April 1, 2018 / 5:16 am

    We had our youngest daughter's wedding at this place. Everything at NYC wedding venues was spot-on perfect, the venue, the food, the view, the service and fortunately even the weather. Cannot recommend the manager and his staff more!!!

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