The fabulous Meringue and the royal wedding
Lincolnshire Boutique Has Designs on Royalty…
She may have missed out on designing the wedding dress of the century earlier this year, but local designer Nicola Culliford, owner and founder of ‘Meringue’ Wedding Dress Boutique on St Mary’s Street Lincoln, moved a step closer to royal fashion this week when a guest at the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall chose to wear one of her very own creations to the second royal nuptials of 2011.
Former Lincoln resident Lisa Lloyd and her ex rugby international husband Leon, were amongst the privileged guests invited to share Zara and Mike’s special day with them in Edinburgh on Saturday 30th July and with a such a special invitation in hand Lisa headed straight to Nicola for advice and inspiration on her royal wedding outfit.
“With just over four weeks between invitations being received and the big day itself, it was a bit of a challenge getting everything completed in time” says Nicola “but seeing how lovely Lisa looked plus the thought that one of my designs could be in the same room as the queen and might even catch the attention of the new Duchess of Cambridge, the person every designer in the world would like to dress, made it all worthwhile”
Lisa and Leon were captured leaving the Ceremony at Cannongate Kirk on Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile on Saturday afternoon en route to a spectacular reception at the official Royal Residence Holyrood House. They both looked suitably sophisticated amidst the array of royal and sporting celebrities also sharing in the exciting occasion. Lisa’s soft pink dress was cut from pure Thai silk and chiffon with Leon’s morning suit being topped off by a pink silk tie cut and hand finished by Nicola from the very same fabric.
Sharing her thoughts on attending such a grand occasion Lisa said “It was an amazing experience that Leon and I will always remember. Zara looked stunning in her Stewart Parvin gown and there were some amazing outfits amongst the congregation, but I felt extra special in the dress Nicola designed and created for me plus I didn’t need to worry about arriving at the Ceremony wearing the same outfit as another guest!”
We at Save the Date magazine ♥ Meringue and we’re so pleased for Nicola and this fabulous claim to fame. We are also SO pleased that Meringue will be exhibiting at the Wedding Event with a Difference on 16th October … yay!