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Bonnie had a vision for their dream day firmly in place for a long time, a perfect blend of old-world charm meets contemporary style.

Bonnie’s gown was one she dreamed up over many years – a vision of French silk, elegant beading and a corseted bodice, realised through the combined talents our very own D’Italia. Florals in rich rouge, elegant ivory and muted rust complement the deep chocolate bridesmaid gowns and bring a modern freshness to the timeless detailing.

The outfit. 

I have been planning my wedding dress for about ten years before becoming engaged, even before meeting Joel! I knew I would need it custom-made as the design was so specific. I always knew I didn’t want a white dress and I chose shell-coloured French silk as the underlay with a fitted beaded corset that continued into a fully beaded skirt (about ten kilos heavy!). I then had an overskirt of layered tulle with a two-metre train that I wore for the ceremony and removed for the reception.

I was lucky D’Italia had a cancellation in February 2021 or there would not have been enough time before the wedding to make my dream dress a reality – although my dressmaker did work 14-hour days over a week in October to finish it for me.

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