Private bride: Leah

We caught up with the latest Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett private bride, Leah Henderson, on her romantic proposal story and why she wanted a bespoke wedding dress for her big day.

The proposal:

“When Neil asked me to marry him, it came as such a big surprise. We were spending a romantic day in London on New Years Eve 2014. We hadn’t been together for a huge amount of time, a bit of a whirlwind romance you might say, but we both new early on that we were ‘soul mates’.

We had a delicious lunch at The Shard, after which we went to the cocktail bar on the 52nd floor. Neil ordered champagne and then proposed. I was overcome with emotion, it was all so perfect.”

The big day:

“We didn’t want to wait a long time to get married and quickly booked a date, 11th July 2015, leaving us just seven months to plan everything.

Liverpool holds a special place in both our hearts, so following a service in a church near to our home in Cheshire we are hosting an ‘Iconic Liverpool’ themed wedding, at the Panoramic 34 in the city centre. Each of our table names carry a Liverpool theme including ‘Liver Buildings’ and ‘Anfield’ and our invites where based on old maps of the city.

We have a few surprises up our sleeves for our guests, we want them to have a night to remember!”

The dress:

“When I started dress shopping, I quickly realized that a bespoke dress would be best for me. I am quite petite and felt like lots of the dresses I tried on swamped my frame. I also wanted something quite unusual, something that no one else would wear.

Sarah at Lyn Ashworth has made my perfect dress! It was fantastic to have had so much input into the design, and she really understood my shape and just knew what suited me from the word go. Our wedding is late in the afternoon so I wanted something that would work for the church and also for the evening party, Sarah really achieved this. I can’t wait to wear my dress and know I will be sad to take it off at the end of the night.


I love the fact that my dress has been made especially for me, hand made in the UK from the finest materials. The service has been outstanding from first meeting to my actual wedding day, when it will be brought to me and fitted. No stress whatsoever, a complete bespoke service.”


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