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Real Weddings: Scarlet and Craig

Scarlet is famous for her burlesque-gothic style and her armful of tattoos – including the most exquisite retro teacup! So I just had to have her as our first real-life bride. She embodies everything that Wedding in a Teacup stands for - doing it your way!

Scarlet’s arrival at St Mary’s Church was announced by the striking of a slightly sinister bell. Craig the groom, long haired, top hatted and sexily vampirish, turned eagerly as she glided up the aisle on the arm of her dapper father. Black veil hiding her face, I think you'll agree she looked absolutely stunning in her astounding and voluptuous pink and black dress with a long, flowing train. Guests half expected the vicar to grab a cross and cry Begone creatures of the night! But – like the rest of us - he loved her!


The dress was designed and hand-made by talented family friend Kim Denman, with lots of input from the bride. Inspired by 1950s underwear, it's black on dusky pink with lashings of feathers, beads and netting, and a gigantic stuffed pink bow that balanced erotically under Scarlet’s behind. The bridesmaids charmed in £35 high street dresses and high-heeled Primark shoes. Scarlet’s a make-up artist, so she did her own face and hair.

Scarlet’s dad Nick, a film production set designer, was a primal force in ‘dressing’ the14th Century Suffolk Barn where the reception was held. It had a real dark fairy tale feel: trees in pots, twinkling lights, huge hanging pompoms of ivy and pink ribbon, and a giant baroque gilt frame around the stage. Echoes of the amazing pink and black dress were everywhere: even the stunning wedding cake on its scrolled column incorporated its lace design.

Two gorgeous burlesque dancers were the highlight of the party, but not even they could eclipse Scarlet.

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