Carolyn & Nicole have worked in London’s fashion industry for many years, travelling the globe to fabulous locations, styling and producing fashion shoots and attending fashion weeks in London, Milan, Paris and New York. Along their way they have been lucky enough to work with the best the business and have acquired the most sought after little black books which they want to share with you. With Carolyn’s refined design aesthetic and Nicole’s attention to those intricate style details, together they bring a fresh new approach to designing the most magical and perfect weddings.
HOW WE MET
Stylist and bride-to-be Nicole had a very clear vision of what her dress should look like to complement her bohemian beach wedding venue but was unable to find it. Fashion designer Carolyn came to her rescue offering a unique platform to visualize and create her dream dress. Together they created a spectacular one-off bespoke design which inspired Nicole’s design aesthetic for her big day.
The wedding concept came to life as the dress was being designed and after a year’s creative collaboration and many conversations later Ceremony by Parmar Parker was born. Both Carolyn and Nicole decided it was time they shared their creative visions and enviable contacts to help brides and grooms-to-be curate their perfect day.
Nicole has been working in London’s fashion Industry for just over 17 years, 10 of which were spent as Fashion Editor at Marie Claire magazine.
Over the past 7 years she has become a freelance fashion stylist, art director and brand consultant working with celebrities and luxury brands, creating advertising campaigns and styling editorial shoots for leading glossy magazines. All undertaken alongside being Fashion Director at both Country & Town House and Phoenix magazine.
Nicole is not only in demand as a stylist but also as a brand ambassador and style guru, with numerous companies constantly seeking her advice and style expertise. After recently getting married in Sep 2018 in Mykonos, she decided to start up Ceremony by ParmarParker with Carolyn (the designer who made her wedding dress) to share their skills and experiences with brides and grooms to be.
Working in tandem, Carolyn and Nicole will bring something truly unique to the wedding process.
Having worked in the fashion industry as a womenswear designer for over 20 years, Carolyn has worked with many great British brands. Her contemporary designs have been worn by thousands of women worldwide including celebrities. Now an independent fashion designer, Carolyn continues to design and give creative direction to fashion retailers, alongside growing her bespoke bridal wear label.
Carolyn Parmar Bridal wear began following a collection she designed and shot with Linda Evangalista for a renowned brand using rare and precious French lace.
It was this collection that inspired Carolyn to design her own wedding dress, and she has since created many a dream dress for discerning brides, including celebrity fashion stylist Nicole Parker (Smallwood) – her now business partner.