About the Designer – Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham is one of the red carpet’s go-to designers for dazzling feminine glamour. From dressing Hollywood royalty – including Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet and Kate Hudson – to actual royalty like the Duchess of Cambridge, Packham’s bejewelled, floor-length creations never disappoint.
After studying fashion at Southampton Solent University and then receiving a First Class Honours degree from Central Saint Martins, Packham founded her eponymous line – then called Jenny Packham London – in 1988.
Jenny Packham’s other high-profile clients include Angelina Jolie, Anastacia, Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Elle Fanning, Dita Von Teese, Uma Thurman, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson, Florence Welch, Jennifer Aniston, Helena Solar, Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Oprah Winfrey, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Adele Adkins and Kim Sears.
In 2013 Jenny Packham designed a bespoke gown for British Oscar-winning singer and songwriter Adele Adkins to the 85th Academy Awards.
Hannah in Jenny Packham for a rustic peach and green wedding.
“I absolutely loved my dress. It fit perfectly, was so comfortable and everyone loved it. I didn’t want to take it off. Photos do not do it justice as in the sun all the detail shines. I could dance freely without feeling restricted. “
And, about us..!
“The Pantiles bride was the first shop I went to, I was a little nervous as didn’t know what I wanted and don’t really enjoy shopping but I cannot recommend this shop enough and especially Alexandra. When I arrived I had my two bridesmaids and my mum, they gave me 8 markers and asked me to have a look and pick some dresses, so overwhlemed I gave my bridesmaids and mum half and I picked the rest, while this was happening Alexandra who had already asked me some questions went and picked some dresses she thought I would like.
I was so confused as they looked so different on the hanger to when they are on you but she made the whole process enjoyable, she was so natural, honest and we all laughed a lot. I ended up picking the dress that day and it was a dress she had picked for me, I knew it was the one everyone went quiet, no sarcastic jokes and I felt great. I went home and rang the next day to pay. It was plain sailing from then on, fittings felt like visiting a friend and I didn’t have to worry about anything, Alexandra dealt with it, she laughed at my scatiness and would listen to be rant about wedding politics. I would recommend this shop to any new bride and absolutely loved my dress.
Fittings were quick, easy and a great way to see my dress again and again. Training me how to walk was a little challenging as I do not normally wear heels but Alexandra gave some great advice and after many laughs all was fine.”
Hannah was featured in an article on the Luxe Bridal website.
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Make A Day Of It!
The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells is a very popular tourist and shopping destination. It’s an historic spa town that holds events and festivals throughout the year. The Pantiles is the ‘must see’ borough for all visitors. It has a lively outdoor café and dining atmosphere with excellent shops and art galleries. Try the waters of the natural Chalybeate spring that made it so popular with Royalty and the Gentry. It’s a great place to be and we’re right in the middle of it!
Read more about what you can do in Royal Tunbridge Wells, visit the official tourism website: Click here