Samantha Wynne 20th Anniversary…. Real Bride, Tamsin

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Ms Chinoiserie

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Celebrating her 20th anniversary in 2016 as a couture wedding designer, today we feature another one of Samantha Wynne’s ‘Real Brides’, Tamsin, from the period 2001 – 2005.  Looking back, we can see changes in gown design, accessories, flowers and more.

Name of Bride: Tamsin

Period: 2001 – 2005

Age at time of wedding: 34

Location of Wedding: Caves House Yallingup Western Australia

Colour Theme: White and fresh green

Reception flowers

Cake: Croquembouche filled with vanilla and lime custard

Party Favours: Small hand tied noodle boxes filled with Western Australian nougat, crunchy almond and cappuccino

Food: Cocktails on the terrace with canapés followed by dinner and dessert

Music: Our own mix of favourites in Dutch and English

First Dance Song: “I’ll Be There” by The Four Tops

Engagement/ Wedding Ring: Pear shaped diamond and gold band

Veil: Samantha Wynne


Shoes: Champagne jeweled kitten heels

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Green silk chiffon

Honeymoon:  South America including climbing Machu Pichu, cruising the Galapagos and a few days in New York

Hairstyle: Up-do similar to that worn by Holly Brisely at her wedding

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Photographer: Samantha House of Photography

“I had an image of a wedding dress from the USA that I really liked;  it was a simple dress with a fabulous cut out back,” says Tamsin. “I wanted something simple and elegant. I had previously bought an evening dress from Samantha that I adored. I love her simple long-line designs and her attention to detail. Samantha also made me a French lace jacket as I was getting married in Yallingup and was concerned I might get cold – I loved it.”

“When I first met Tamsin she was so lovely and open,” remembers Samantha. “It was evident she loved an incredibly beautiful back on her dream wedding dress. If any client could pull it off it was Tamsin; she had an amazing fit figure to work with! Both of us went through the creative process with inspiration coming from her various photos she had pulled (nowadays the girls’ Pinterest boards are their inspiration.) It was obvious from her first fitting that we were on the same page as one another. Tamsin also wanted a beautiful lace jacket to complement her wedding gown, so we sourced beautiful lace for this too. She was an absolute delight to dress.”

All images by Samantha House of Photography

“Inspiration always comes from my clients’ briefs; their personality plays a huge role and then the sourcing of fabrics… in the early 2000’s, my clientele were looking for elegant, sophisticated silhouettes. The mermaid, sheaths and  trumpet designs with fluted hems were most sought after. Bursts of colour appeared on sashes and ribbon detail. It was a beautiful time…


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