Carla knew the moment she slipped on this stunning late fifties lace illusion dress with silk organza skirt that it was a winner. She asked how we would describe the colour, and we started saying things like latte or caramel... but Carla wasn't having any of it. She decided it was most definitely champagne and became known forever in our hearts as Champagne Carla.
After load of laughs, bubbly and a few early morning fittings, the look was completed with a beautiful cream satin sash and bow, matching satin triple bow veil and a bound petticoat. Carla made a stunning bouquet and found some amazingly high shoes which were the perfect match to the champagne dress. Carla had the lovely Elbie for hair and make up, and we loved the Lego figure button holes.
You can see more photos of Carla's day here.
"Ladies! I can’t believe that it’s over. No more coming to the shop totally hung over, no more bubbles, no more trying on that beautiful dress. (Ok well I can try it on at home, just without you two, which is clearly not as much fun).
I had to write to tell you just how amazing you both are. I was convinced that as an average sized woman (UK 12-14) with a more than ample bust I wouldn’t be able to find an original vintage wedding dress as ‘the waists were all tiny back then’ but after just one visit I found my dress. 1950’s American to match my engagement ring and in a colour I would never gave thought of but it was, as they say, ‘the one’. I think the line was “We have a winner Ladies”. You told me how you could change the neckline, nip in my waist (what, I have a waist?) and add a beautiful petticoat and in the end, it was more perfect that I imagined.
The whole FCNK experience is amazing, and not just for vintage lovers but for anyone that wants something unique and completely tailored to their personality. You gals are so clever and I think you might find that I will be coming back from time to time, hanging around like a weird wedding dress stalker. In all seriousness, thank you so much. You are WONDERFUL and I will be back, looking for a Sari very soon. Much love, Champagne Carla xx"
Photography by Emma at Blink Photography