Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - August/September 2023 (Issue 102)

Say yes to the dress in one of these stunning styles BEST-DRESSED BRIDES IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Meet the brand: Your Story Bridal Boutique is located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. It’s an exclusive, independent wedding dress destination stocking styles from @loveandlibertybridal, @watters, @evieyoungbridal, @nicolemilanoofficial and @sassiholford. The boutique, owned and run by Natalie Cameron was born from a passion for all things bridal and fashion-related after she enjoyed some work experience at a leading bridal magazine. Natalie carefully curates the boutique’s dreamy collection of designer gowns that offer fashion-conscious brides innovative designs and versatile styles. The boutique is also a treasure trove of stunning accessories, with finishing touches including handmade floral accessories by Ophelia Ren and intricately beaded wedding headpieces from White Designs Bridal. To shop, visit; See more of these beautiful images in our exclusive shoot with Your Story Bridal Boutique which will be revealed in the next October/ November issue... Meet the brand: The Modiste is based in Buckinghamshire and is a dedicated team of 11 seamstresses that work closely with 12 bridal shops in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Did you know that only 4% of brides wear a second-hand wedding dress? While consumers are curating environmentally conscious wardrobes, most wedding dresses are still only worn once. So is the wedding dress the last frontier of sustainable fashion? Introducing The Modiste Modify Movement which encourages consumers to turn luxury items, such as wedding dresses, into new garments that can be worn again. Wedding gowns can be reworked into luxury silk slips, robes, beautiful miniature dresses and newborn christening gowns. This sustainable option allows brides to re-love their wedding dresses for years to come. The Modify Movement is being pioneered by Jennifer Katherine Crooks, founder and managing director of The Modiste. Jennifer and her team of expert seamstresses alter or create bespoke wedding gowns, but were often asked by brides what to do with their dress after the big day. Jennifer and her team can reuse lace from wedding dresses without damaging the gowns and can ensure that dresses can be sold or re-worn again. To find out more, visit Photography courtesy of Q&A Fashion 81 EXPERT ADVICE