Hannah, who grew up in Preston before moving to London, visited St Catherine’s second-hand and bridal clothing store on Lune Street to get a feel for what her ideal wedding dress might look like, but had no idea. not intend to buy anything on the day. .
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But by the end of the day, she was out with not one but two dresses, which she had personalized and put together to create her perfect bespoke dress.
Hannah said: âI only came here to try on different styles so that I could get an idea of ââwhat kind of dress I would like; I didn’t expect to find anything right away, let alone two dresses.
âOriginally, I had a completely different style in mind. I live in London so my plan was to make an appointment at stores in London once I knew what I was looking for. I was visiting family in Leyland when my sister-in-law told me about the St Catherine wedding dress store, and I fell in love with two dresses for different reasons.
âI absolutely loved the fit and style of the top on one, and the fabric, detailing and princess-style skirt on the other.
âI knew I wouldn’t be back in Lancashire for a while, so I decided to buy them both to give myself more time to decide. It was Â£ 300 for both. After telling my sister that I couldn’t choose, she suggested that I sew them together, and I ended up with my perfect and unique dress.
She added: âThe lady who worked in the store was so lovely and very helpful and even told me where the dresses I had chosen were from which was amazing. There was a lot of choice; would definitely recommend to anyone else There are fantastic quality choices at really affordable prices, and all to support the hospice. â
The couple live in Hackney where her husband Andy works as a solutions architect and Hannah runs an escape room accessible to the blind. They met at a party with friends at the age of 16 and then became part of the same friendship group, but did not meet until a few years later when they were at different universities and took the time to see each other on weekends.
âAndy proposed while we were on vacation in Barcelona,â Hannah said. âWe were picked up and taken to the mountains where we went on horseback and had lunch. Then our driver took us to Parc del Laberint which is a beautiful maze and gardens where Andy proposed.
They tied the knot on August 7 at MKII Studios in Hackney in a ceremony led by their best friend.
Hannah said: âOur wedding day was absolutely perfect, we both enjoyed every second even though it was a full whirlwind and passed really quickly. Andy said I looked gorgeous in my dress and that I loved him as much as I did. “