Bride’s five trips to church in five different dresses

Rosie Carne, preparing the model for the photo shoot
Rosie Carne, preparing the model for the photo shoot

SHOPPERS watched as a bride walked from Steyning High Street to church five times, in five different dresses.

It was all part of a photo shoot for former Steyning Grammar School student Rosie Carne, showcasing her new collection of wedding dresses.

The Rev Neil Roberts had given Rosie permission to use the churchyard at St Andrew and St Cuthman Church for her Rosemary Jane Designs photo shoot.

The model walked from Rosie’s studio in High Street to the church, as well as other locations around the town, in five different dresses.

Rosie said: “It was a happy sight to behold.

“My style is girly and lacy. I love using colours and lace as a starting point for my designs.

“Sometimes I’ll see a piece of fabric and it will make me think it would look so beautiful if used in this way and a design starts to develop.”

She said she was a ‘true romantic’ and had dreamed of creating beautiful dresses that would be remembered forever since she was a little girl.

After leaving school, she studied costume at Hull University and went on to work for a freelance costumier in the film industry.

Rosie was associated with many varied films, including Prince of Persia, Sherlock Holmes, and Snow White and the Huntsman, which she said had a great range of costume styles.

“I learned about couture techniques, creating shapes with corsetry and petticoats, and attention to detail,” she added.

The photo shoot by Sarah London Photography featured tiaras by Amy Rose Bridal in Hurstpierpoint and posies from Jennifleur Florist in Burgess Hill.

“All these young professionals are starting their own enterprises with ambition to succeed,” she explained.

Rosie will be exhibiting at the Country and Vintage Wedding Fair in Chalvington on September 7 and Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair at the Brighton Centre on September 21.

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