A bride-to-be’s family are keen to tone down her wild and eclectic choices when it comes to her gown, but she refuses to be tamed in Say Yes To The Dress Lancashire.
In tonight’s episode of the TLC show, quirky bride-to-be Charlie describes her style as ‘fun and bubbly,’ and she’s after a wedding dress to match both her personality and woodland-themed wedding.
But when she opts for an unconventional blue gown featuring 3D flowers, her mother Rachel doesn’t hold back on her thoughts.
‘No, no, no, Christ no,’ she says. ‘Charlie looks like the corpse bride wearing the veil that she’s wearing with this dress. It’s a beautiful dress, but it’s just really not Charlie.’
In tonight’s episode of TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress Lancashire, Charlie is after a dress to fit her ‘fun and bubbly’ personality. Pictured, the bride-to-be in dress number two
Charlie’s mum Rachel has a few things to say when her daughter tries on an unconventional blue dress. ‘Charlie looks like the corpse bride wearing the veil with this dress,’ she says
The bride-to-be met her fiancée Jarad in York St John university and he popped the question five months later.
Describing their humanist ceremony, she explains: ‘There’s a big walkway, waterfall and stone pagoda thing on a little mound, so it’s a proper fairy-tale-type thing. Then the reception is going to be in an old quarry.’
And keen for a dress to fit her unusual choice of venue, Charlie is after a gown that’s textured in style.
‘I want my wedding day to be fun and wacky, and kind of crazy,’ she admits. ‘I don’t want to look like every other bride that walks down the aisle. I’d quite like to look whimsical.’
Charlie is delighted with dress number one, which is a pretty ruffled off-the-shoulder gown by Ian Stuart gown. By the end of the episode she decides it is the dress for her – but only after a few alterations
Speaking of her chosen dress, Charlie beams: ‘I feel really happy in this dress. I look really good. I really, really like it’
Thankfully, the bride-to-be’s mother agrees with her decision. ‘I absolutely love it, one hundred per cent. It’s absolutely gorgeous,’ she tells her
Mum Rachel, who is joined by Charlie’s aunty Glynis and her friends Jan and Georgie, has a few choice words for her daughter, as she attempts to curb her quirky style.
‘My role is to tell the God’s honest truth,’ she says. ‘Charlie’s style is very unusual. Whatever dress she chooses will be something fairly scruffy and looks like it needs ironing.’
Tasked with matching Charlie with an equally fun and eccentric dress for her big day, the Ava Rose Hamilton stylist team kick things off with a stunning, £2649 textured gown by Ian Stuart.
Unable to take her eyes off the enormous fishtail, Charlie is eager to hear what her entourage think. But things don’t get off to the best start when Rachel voices her opinion.
During the episode, Rachel has a few choice words for her daughter as she’s tasked with curbing her unconventional style. Pictured, Charlie in dress two
Rachel doesn’t hold back on her view of the blue gown and while she admits ‘it’s a beautiful dress,’ she adds: ‘It’s just really not Charlie’
‘Errrr I think I love it,’ she says, after a moment of gathering her thoughts. ‘But I think it looks like you’ve got a tail. Mind you, you’re getting married in a wood, so…’
And things don’t improve when, much to the dismay of her entourage, Charlie walks out of the dressing room wearing a gorgeous but unusual blue-tinted dress, with 3D flower detail, that could prove to be the perfect choice for her woodland-themed wedding.
The gown, which is £3848 by Ian Stuart, is stunning but unorthodox, and Charlie’s feeling conflicted until her mum makes up her mind for her.
‘Oh God,’ she gasps as Charlie stands in front of her, before declaring she looks like a ‘corpse bride.’
Speaking of her responsibility for the day, Rachel explains,’my role is to tell the God’s honest truth. Charlie’s style is very unusual. Whatever dress she chooses will be something fairly scruffy and looks like it needs ironing.’ Pictured, the bride-to-be in the blue dress
Charlie also isn’t sold on dress number three (above) and decides to try on the very first dress again in case of a change of heart
‘I could pick up the whole forest in that. That is a lot of dress,’ the bride-to-be admits. ‘The colour is great. I just keep staring at it because there’s so much to see.’
But when dress three is also a failure, stylists Ava and Niamh aren’t prepared to give up on Charlie, and make a few tweaks to the first gown by dropping the neckline and adding sleeves and a veil.
After a little bit of Ava Rose Hamilton magic, both Charlie and her entourage fall in love with it.
‘I feel really happy in this dress,’ Charlie says. ‘I look really good. I really, really like it.’
And she gets the seal of approval from her mum who can’t agree more: ‘I absolutely love it, one hundred per cent. It’s absolutely gorgeous.’
Say Yes To The Dress Lancashire airs tonight at 9pm exclusively on TLC
The stylists make a few tweaks to the first dress by dropping the neckline and adding sleeves and a veil. Charlie is delighted by the final result – as are her entourage
Charlie felt conflicted with dress number two as it was so unorthodox, but her mum makes up her mind for her. Instead, she settles on the Ian Stuart gown above