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RIP Ian Stuart

I am utterly stunned to learn this evening of the death of my favourite wedding dress designer Ian Stuart, at 55. You can read more about Ian’s illustrious career here, but I want to record what his work has meant to me personally. Ian’s designs caught my eye years before I was even engaged; his […]

PSA: Brides have HORNS 🐐

Winter’s Wedding Words: special Japanese edition I didn’t attend many weddings when I lived in Japan 20-odd years ago and only found out today that the traditional Japanese bridal head-dress, tsunokakushi (角隠し), literally means HORN CONCEALER! It was/is believed to hide the bride’s “horns” of jealousy, ego and selfishness, and is a sign of her […]

With this ring, I thee… bet?

Winter’s Wedding Words: Wedding Are you a betting person? Fond of a flutter? Paying wages? Planning a wedding is closer to all of these than you might have ever thought. The word ‘wedding’ comes from the Old English ‘weddian’, which meant to covenant, engage or pledge. Germanic linguistic history gives us loads of similar words […]

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Hello, I’m Holly. Welcome to my latest musings on designing, dressmaking, what goes on behind the scenes and all things weddings. May contain cats.

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