This photo sums it up, this Brighton designer is smiling ear to ear with pride, because she, Louise, is the mastermind creator and founder of Oh My Honey, alternative wedding dresses to ‘dye for’!
I was thrilled to see an invite from Louise appear in my inbox to the launch party of her new season of alternative wedding dresses, not only because I love a party but because I’m proud of the girl. I first met Louise O’Mahony about 5 years ago when she booked a pitch at my first ever wedding fair and since then, ‘Oh My’ how she’s come along. I think the term is leaps and bounds!
Gone are the days of brides being dragged around wedding dress shops with their Mums and bridesmaids in tow just because they have to have a white dress on the day. It is people like Louise that have changed the face of choosing your wedding dress and for that I salute her.
#OHMYPARTY2016, was, in true Oh My Honey style oozing quirky style and creative decor. The Arabian Tent Co. who appear on this site were to blame for the awesome ceiling decor of pink sashes and strung lighting, drifting down to the church walls creating a rustic, boho feel, divine. The venue was new to me, One Church in the heart of Brighton, opened in 1904, right on the Steine and just a stones throw from the Royal Pavillion. What a unique space, if I was still running wedding fairs I would definitely be enquiring about hiring the place, it’s a bit run down, but that only adds to it’s appeal, the juxtaposition of the awesome light up letters (behind Louise in the image above) provided by my pals Amanda and Darren at Doris Loves against the ancient wood and plaster of the interior was a photographers dream, not to mention the catwalk and stage placed in front of the huge wooden organ where the DJ, Harry Burton (oh hello!) was stood playing his tunes.
Dawn Gracie of Dawns Vintage Do was our compare for the night, as always she was full of cheekiness and really got us ready for the catwalk, she never fails to put a smile on the faces of a crowd. The stars of the night were of course Oh My Honey’s 12 brand new alternative wedding dresses, these designs, oh how they shone! I couldn’t possibly choose a favourite, they are all divine in their own way and I am positive you will see them on some blog posts by the end of this year, worn by beautiful brides all over the land. This design is Karolyn, an elegant 1950’s style dress, made with exquisite silk, featuring a delicate and distinct neckline, leading to loose draping silk chiffon straps. Truly a stunner.
Now, Amanda and I have been known to enjoy a photo booth situation and boy were we satisfied with this one, a gif producing beasty called PhotoBot, please enjoy our foolishness below (slightly embarrassed by the sex face!!). . . we were also thrilled to see the GORGEOUS Candy Queens with some light up candy floss, yep!
I have to mention the goody bags at this point because WOW I have received a few since working in this industry and this one took the proverbial jammy dodger. Sunjellies Jelly Bag Baskets were stuffed with truly glorious stuff, including a cupcake topper by Miss Cake and cosmetics by my favourite, Benefit, and loads more, I so enjoyed my train journey home looking at it all.
But back to business, here are a few more of the creations we were so lucky to witness on Thursday . . . I think you’ll agree I’m pretty lucky to have attended such a great party #lovemyjob. If you’re interested in Oh My Honey’s designs for your big day pop over to her site, you won’t regret it!
Thank you Louise, for being inspiring and for the invite,
Until next time folks.