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Congratulations Zara & Mike!

The White Room work with the Royal and Stewart Parvin to create a stunning result…

The White Room bridal boutique has been delighted and honored to be involved in the provision of Zara Phillips’ wedding gown. Zara and designer Stewart Parvin were introduced via The White Room and fittings were hosted at their exclusive bridal boutique local to Zara in the Cotswolds town of Minchinhampton, situated just around the corner from Gatcombe Park.

Owners Rachel Partridge and Lesley Higgins have had a strong affinity with Stewart Parvin since he opened their boutique in September 2010. Initially The White Room worked with Zara to understand the look she wanted and then enlisted Stewart’s expertise to transform the ideas into stunning couture that reflects Zara’s contemporary style and flair whilst remaining timelessly chic. Indeed Stewart was so inspired by the project that he created not one but two dresses for the Royal bride, both of which they are sure she will treasure forever.

Zara’s spirit and grace is perfectly captured in a Silk Faille gown with a luxurious Duchess Satin hem and bust, a chevron pleated bodice and bell shaped silhouette. The Maid of Honour Mrs Dolly Maude is wearing a knee length Silk Duchess Satin cocktail dress with cap sleeves and a bell shaped skirt.


We believe that having strong personal relationships with our designers enables us to offer our brides a bespoke service, ensuring each gown is made-to-measure and looks exactly as the designer originally intended. It is such a privilege to work with Zara and be instrumental in the creation of this unique and stunning dress.

Rachel Partridge, Owner at The White Room

This is a dream come true. When we opened our doors last July making every bride feel special was our aim. Being chosen by Zara to be so intrinsically involved in her gown is a true reflection that we have achieved our goal.

Lesley Higgins, Owner at The White Room

The Dress

The dress is an Ivory Silk Faille and Silk Duchess Satin gown with a chevron pleated bodice ending in dramatic inverted pleats on a dropped waist, creating a bell shaped silhouette. The gown has a concealed structured corset. Silk Tulle straps fall into an elegant V at the centre back of the gown. The bust is in Silk Duchess Satin, with simple bias-cut raw edged ribbons of top-stitched Silk Faille and Duchess Satin decorating the neckline and empire seam. The full skirt has concealed pockets, a luxurious band of Silk Duchess Satin at the hem and a subtle train. Delicate fabric covered buttons decorate the centre back of the gown, falling from the neckline to the hem.


The Veil

The veil is a fine Silk Tulle cathedral length bouffant style with a short blusher.


Maid of Honour dress

Mrs Dolly Maude is wearing a Dove Grey knee length, Duchess Satin cocktail dress with cap sleeves and a high neckline. The pencil skirt has two tucks at the hip creating a bell shaped skirt, which echo’s the silhouette created by Miss Phillips gown. The belt is a wide satin belt with a dramatic Dior bow.

8 comments on “Congratulations Zara & Mike!”

  1. Mary Dowding

    Just brilliant,Well done to both of you.

  2. Richard and Sheila Partridge

    Fantastic!! Well don e to you both – Very well deserved!

  3. Sarah barker

    Zara chose wisely – the best shop in the Cotswolds! Lesley and Rachel care so much for their brides and make them feel so special – well done!

  4. Erika Prout

    Lesley, we were utterly thrilled to hear you were dressing Zara, you have worked so hard this year, and it’s a total credit to you both, well done, long may it continue
    Much love, Dom & Eri xxxx

  5. Trudie Brine

    How wonderful for you and so well deserved!

  6. Carolann Brothers

    The Dresses were beautiful, Zara looked so pretty.

  7. Mike Butters

    Well done girls … fantastic!

  8. Olga

    Such beautiful dresses, and such a great success for you Rachel, v happy for you! Just recommended to a colleague who is getting married.

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