Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen reveals he helped design daughter Hermione’s wedding dress

‘I was very curious!’ Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen reveals he helped design daughter Hermione’s wedding dress for her wedding to childhood girlfriend Drew Marriott










Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen has revealed that he helped her daughter Hermione design a wedding dress for her recent wedding to her childhood sweetheart, Drew Marriott.

The 56-year-old TV personality, best known for her home designs, also helped create outfits for the big day for his wife Jackie (56) and eldest daughter Cecil, 26.

Hermione, 23, married her fiancée, 24, at the 12th-century Church of St. John the Baptist in Cerencester, which changed its original plans due to coronavirus restrictions.

Stunning: Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen reveals she helped her daughter Hermione design a wedding dress for her recent wedding to childhood sweetheart Drew Marriott

Stunning: Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen reveals she helped her daughter Hermione design a wedding dress for her recent wedding to childhood sweetheart Drew Marriott

The changing room host told Hello! The dress of the magazine was ‘too big, too rich and too us’ but there was also ‘reality’ in it.

He said: ‘I was very curious that Hermione should wear something beautiful. He needed something architectural and youthful.

‘I came up with a simple design – a white satin dress with a low waist, sweetheart neckline and a little white velvet cape with a (fake) fur trim.’

Loved: Lawrence, who walked Hermione down the aisle, said: 'She was desperate to have Drew, who was smiling from ear to ear'

Loved: Lawrence, who walked Hermione down the aisle, said: ‘She was desperate to have Drew, who was smiling from ear to ear’

Hermione said she was happy to hand over the task to her father because he knew he would have his ‘best interests at heart’.

The church ceremony was followed by a ceremony at the Mansion House in Cirencester Park, owned by close family friends of the Earl and Countess of Bathurst.

Lawrence said of the Covid shock: ‘Poor Hermione. She’s been very patient about it all, but still felt like, “Oh my god, am I ever going to get married?”

Family: TV personality, 56, best known for his home designs, also for his wife Jackie, 56, (center-right) and eldest daughter Cecil, 26, (far-left) Helped make the outfit for the big day.

Family: TV personality, 56, best known for his home designs, also for his wife Jackie, 56, (center-right) and eldest daughter Cecil, 26, (far-left) Helped make the outfit for the big day.

‘But Lady Sarah Bathurst was a superhero. She put her pants outside her tights like Wonder Woman and said, “You gotta put it here.”

The TV presenter said that her highlight of the day was walking Hermione down the aisle, describing the experience as ‘like a movie’.

He reflected: ‘Because we were walking down this runway of candles, it was so comfortable.’

‘She was desperate to get to Drew, who was smiling ear to ear.’

Released now: The full interview is available in the latest issue of Hello!  magazine

Released now: The full interview is available in the latest issue of Hello! magazine

Hermione conceded it was a special moment and said she almost cried when her father took off her hat and kissed her on the cheek because there was ‘so much love’.

Lawrence said the relief that the wedding finally brought was something worth watching at the ceremony.

‘I’ve never been to a wedding where the whole troupe was close to clapping on every level. The feeling was, “Oh my god, we’ve got there – they’ve said, I will.”

‘When we left the church to walk down the beautiful cobbled streets to Sirensster Park, there was a huge crowd and everyone was clapping. It was such a powerful moment.’

Read the full interview in Hello! Magazine, out now.

Impressive: Hermione, 23, married her 24-year-old fiancé at the 12th-century Church of St. John the Baptist in Cerencester, changing her original plans because of coronavirus restrictions.

Impressive: Hermione, 23, married her 24-year-old fiancé at the 12th-century Church of St. John the Baptist in Cerencester, changing her original plans because of coronavirus restrictions.

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