"I was so afraid that the guests and the decor would all look better than I would, but I felt great. It didn't feel like a wig at all."
For the 42 year old Surrey woman it was the fear of losing her hair from chemotherapy that threatened to cast a dark shadow on her wedding day.
When Donna was introduced to Miss Rose most of her hair had started falling out in large clumps. "I couldn't even brush it," said Donna. Miss Rose encouraged the bride-to-be to take the power back into her own hands and take her hair before the cancer could.
"To see your own hair falling out is just devastating," said Miss Rose. "When you do it yourself you feel a sense of control." And so she did.
Fast forward to one year later, Donna has regained her health and now has a full head of hair.
On Monday, Donna stopped by Miss Rose's shop for the first cut since losing her hair, pausing to flip through an album showing a bald former self. In the first photo she has a full head of shoulder length hair. In the next she is bald but wearing a large grin. "The first thing I thought was wow, I look just like my brother," chuckled Donna.
Miss Rose said that after shaving Donna bald, she stored away all the hair to make a custom wig that Donna will be proud to wear on her wedding day. Flipping to the last photo it shows a blushing bride with a beautiful head of blonde curly hair under her veil.
"I was so afraid that the guests and the decor would all look better than I would, but I felt great. It didn't feel like a wig at all," said Donna.