‘Into my Arms’ – a real Claire Pettibone wedding

Nirdushan Emad married Rob Jones at Masson Farm in Matlock Bath, Derbyshire.  It was beautiful, truly beautiful. Full of colour and as their perfect images capture, a day to show & celebrate how much in love, 2 people are. This is their real wedding and her words about how becoming a White Room bride was for Nirdushan…

Nirdushan came to The White Room after finding us on Google and says that he first impressions of us were that of a “very high standard boutique which I felt excited to go to.  The window dressing and shop-front are very inviting and attractive. And the website is well designed”

Good start then! Nirdushan came to us at the end of 2011 for her May 2012 wedding and loved the different and unique styles which we champion. She loved that “there are not rows and rows of dresses, it makes a much less stressful experience to have less choice – I find it very difficult to make decisions”. 

Of her 1st hand experience of us, she says: “Chloe was very gentle and professional. I tried on a few different styles -it was nice to be able to try on a dress that was out of my price range too (just for fun!), however Chloe did encourage me towards my budget, but by no means made me feel like I wasn’t allowed to touch or look at the other dresses, she had as much fun as I did!.  The privacy and comfort of the changing room and one-on-one service made a very comfortable and relaxed experience. I did not feel rushed at all and was welcomed to ask as many questions as I liked”. 

So enough about how we did, lets hear about her beautiful wedding!

“We wanted to have an outdoor ceremony somewhere with great views and a relaxed environment. We had such gorgeous sunny weather which was a real blessing, so our guests could sit out on the grassy courtyard and watch us say our vows to each other in the Swallownest Barn at the farm – the swallows were quite shy on the day! We had a bird theme running throughout the day, and a South African choir singing. We then had a marquee in the garden next door with a South African style menu and a live band and DJ”.

“I wore the ‘Yolanda’ by Claire Pettibone. It was quite a simple design with an ornate organic lace pattern, which I thought would fit in well with our relaxed outdoor venue. There was a lovely organza flower detail on the front of the dress, which fitted with our natural beauty theme too. The dress was so light and easy to wear – it was really important for me to feel comfortable on the day. And I managed to dance non-stop for a good few hours”.

“I had some light pink shoes with lace overlay and a beautiful haircomb made by designer What Katy Did Next – she specialises in handmade to order hairpieces. It had a lace flower design, pearls, a feather and dried lavender. I had some simple  pearl earrings and drop necklace to complete the look”. 

“Rob thought my gown was beautiful – I think he liked that it was quite figure-hugging! I had lots of compliments throughout the day for the uniqueness of the style and material, and how it really reflected my personality. I felt absolutely amazing and happy all day wearing ‘Yolanda'”. 

“It really was the best day of my life. I was beaming like a Cheshire cat all day. I was so lucky to have people help me with personal touches – my sister and brother-in-law sang/played guitar in the ceremony, my mother-in –law made some fantastic crocheted birds for our cake toppers, and my chief bridesmaid made our very tasty  chocolate wedding cake. The only worrying moment was when we had to leave the cake in the marquee overnight, and were told that a fox might come in and eat in…luckily that didn’t happen”

Asking Nirdushan the best part of her day she says: “Saying our vows to each other in front of all our family and friends – and making most of them cry!” I think it’s evident to see how that could have happened from this beautiful picture below!

Their 1st dance is such a beautiful song too, one of my favourites. She says: “We danced to ‘Into My Arms’ by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The lyrics to this song are so romantic and Rob emailed them to me whilst he was away in South Africa without me for 6 weeks”.

And finally, any tips for our brides to be… “Try to get as many people involved in the details of the day as possible, because it makes a much more personalised event. Also, bring some Tupperware to pack yourself some food into for later because you’ll be starving at the end of the night!”

“There was nothing I would change about our day, it was wonderful although I’d love to make the day much, much longer.  And be less excited so I could actually eat something!

“It was an absolute pleasure to be a White Room Bride. The boutique is a beautiful place to experience, and Chloe will make you feel like a very special bride”.

And it was an absolute pleasure to support Nirdushan to be a White Room bride. She looked amazing and I love the huge amount of genuine love and care that is so evident from all involved and how DIY can create a great event too! I wish both Nirdushan and Rob the most love and happiness for their marriage together, you both deserve it!

Best Wishes

Chloe x

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A beautiful bridal boutique in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Styling brides since July 2011. Award winning boutique with designers including Suzanne Neville, Sassi Holford, Halfpenny London and Rosa Clara. Accessories by Debbie Carlisle and shoes by Rainbow Club. Bridesmaid gowns by Ghost and underwear and nightwear from a range of UK and international suppliers including Wonderbra 0114 2722336 www.whiteroombridal.co.uk

3 thoughts on “‘Into my Arms’ – a real Claire Pettibone wedding

  1. Hello, apologies for contacting you to reach Chloe – but should she wish to sell her gorgeous dress and it is a size 10 (or 12) do let me know…I tried in on yesterday and would love to find it second hand.
    Many thanks, An

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