My own wedding gown was a loving tribute to my mum, who is sadly no longer with us, as well as a celebration of my love of historical costume. Inspired by fashions of the late 1700s and using historically accurate Janet Arnold patterns, I constructed a full corset and petticoat to go underneath the gown. I wore my mum’s shoes and veil, and used the sash, lace trim and petticoat from her dress.

Credit: Ash James Photography