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Tue 11 Jul 2023

Bride and bridesmaids stun in dresses bought from Tenovus Cancer Care’s bridal shop for under £300 at “dream” pre-loved wedding on Cornish coast.

A bride wore a pre-loved gown from Tenovus Cancer Care’s bridal shop at her dream wedding to the “love of her life” on the beautiful Cornish coast.

Loved up newly-weds Vicky and Tom tied the knot during a non-traditional ceremony Saturday – three years after meeting at a “Zoom wedding” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Vicky, 39, and three of her bridesmaids looked stunning in a bridal gown and dresses bought for under £300 at our bridal store located on Bristol’s cosmopolitan Gloucester Road.  

The happy couple had vowed to marry pre-loved style, to save money and support people affected by cancer by buying second hand.

Groom Tom, 44, proposed to Vicky in Florence, Italy, on the Piazzele Michelangelo overlooking the romantic city last year.

They chose scenic village Kingsand – part of the so called “forgotten corner” on Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula- for their boho-style wedding with family and friends.

Tom’s best friend Jez conducted the ceremony, and the bride’s ring was made of sea glass from the beach where they exchanged their vows.

During the day some of the couple’s favourite tunes were strummed on guitar by a mutual friend. Happy Together by The Turtles was also sung during the ceremony.

Their reception ended in the Maker with Rame Community Hall, run by volunteers, after guests walked in a procession though the village.

The couple are now honeymooning camping on the Cornish coast.They have yet to choose their new surname from suggestions made by guests during their wedding day.

Bride Vicky said: “I found my dream dress at Tenovus Cancer Care’s bridal shop, as well as three of my bridesmaid’s dresses, and all the dresses couldn’t be more beautiful.

Tenovus’ cause is close our hearts and Tom and I are tremendously proud to be able to support the cancer charity through the choices we made for our special day.  It’s given us a feel-good factor you just can’t buy, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Tenovus Cancer Care Shop Manager Helen Skuse said: “Tenovus Cancer Care congratulates Vicky and Tom on tying the knot and wishes them all the best in their future life together.

We are overjoyed Vicky was able to find the perfect dress for her at our bridal shop, as well as three of her bridesmaids. Vicky and Tom’s love story is simply enchanting.


She added: “The rails at our bridal shop are stocked with different dresses to suit every wedding, whatever the theme, and for every budget.

 Our wide selection of donated wedding gowns are also bought for festivals, proms, and even fancy dress, it really is anything goes. We also stock accessories, bridesmaid dresses, bridegroom suits, and Mother of the Bride outfits.

We’re always looking for wedding attire to sell in our bridal department. If you would like to donate and give your dress a chance to have another big day, call us or pop in for a chat. Your gift will raise vital funds to support us to give help, hope, and a voice to everyone affected by cancer.”

Tenovus Cancer Care’s Bridal Department is open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm. No appointment needed but feel free to call if you would like to arrange a special visit.

181 Gloucester Road,

0117 942 7744

If you or someone you love has been affected by cancer, our free Support Line is there for you. Just call 0808 808 1010