Finding my wedding dress has been a long and emotional journey. It’s fun but stressful, challenging yet exciting. But after visiting a number of wedding dress shops in London, I finally found the one! The wonderful person I gave the job of designing my wedding dress was Sanyukta Shrestha, an ethical wedding dress designer from Nepal who owns the Behuli by Sanyukta Shrestha boutique in Fulham.
With six weeks to go until my big day (yes, SIX WEEKS!) I will be telling you my full story about how I met Sanyukta in the days and weeks after my wedding in Jamaica in February. But for now – while I have to keep shtum about the details of my bespoke dress (which is very hard) – I wanted to introduce you to her – she’s an incredibly inspirational lady who I highly recommend you visit if you are starting your wedding dress journey this year.
The modern vintage gowns by Sanyukta are ethically made and one of the unique things that attracted me to this brand was the ‘Love Green – Believe in Ethics’ ethos, which means they’re ideal for brides looking to support sustainable fashion.
As well as being irresistibly soft and breathable, the organic and natural fabrics used to make Sanyukta Shrestha’s wedding dresses are sourced from ethical and Fair Trade certified producers. Through her business, Sanyukta works with an NGO which helps create opportunities for village women in Nepal. The charitable arm of Behuli by Sanyukta Shrestha helps to support this and many of the fabrics have been hand-loomed by Nepalese women.
Coming up on the site is a full Q&A with Sanyukta where you can learn more about the environmental and ethical ethos of her business. But for now, do check out her website and have a look at some of her gorgeous designs.
I can’t wait to tell you about my own eco wedding dress. Until then, look out for my upcoming Q&A with the designer and find more information about Sanyukta Shrestha at SanyuktaShrestha.com. You can also follow her on twitter @sanyuktashresth, Facebook Pinterest and instagram.
Until next time x