A 1960s vintage wedding dress for Rebecca’s Berlin wedding

Dear Reader This week, I’d like to show you beautiful bride Rebecca, who married Gerald in April. For her city wedding in Berlin, Rebecca wanted a very chic vintage dress. She chose this lovely sophisticated ‘tape lace’ dress from the early 1960s. The dress looked fabulous! Rebecca teamed it with a very pretty pair of […]

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Another wonderful Edwardian vintage wedding dress, on real bride Francesca

Dear Reader After talking about Edwardian vintage wedding dresses last week, I wanted to show you these pictures of beautiful Francesca, who recently married in Italy. Francesca’s lovely outfit is very similar to an Edwardian dress I just saw in the V&A exhibition. But, actually Francesca’s is an original Edwardian lace blouse teamed with a contemporary […]

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Edwardian vintage wedding dresses – a guide.

Dear Reader The Edwardian period was just ten years from 1901 to 1910. But it is still popular today: just look at the international success of Downton Abbey. (The period after the death of Edward until the First World War is often included, too.) Original Edwardian vintage wedding dress (with 1930s satin slip), £1250 Fashionable […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress of the Week

Dear Reader Original 1950s wedding dresses are always amongst the most popular with my brides. And today, I’d like to show you one of my favourites – a fabulous 1950s Vintage Wedding Dress of the Week.  Original 1950s lace wedding dress, priced £950 Original 1950s lace wedding dress, beautiful ballerina skirt. Priced £950 What makes […]

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Milly’s 1940s vintage wedding dress with stunning silk velvet train

Dear Reader Today I’d just like to share a few pictures sent in by Heavenly bride, Milly. For her wedding to Colin, Milly chose a gorgeous 1940s gown from my collection of original vintage wedding dresses. This was a really special dress – SO glamorous! The dress was constructed from ivory lace and silk velvet, […]

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Meet my new 1950s-style wedding dress: ‘Dorothy’

Dear Reader Drum roll please…  Meet ‘Dorothy’, the latest in my Heavenly Collection of vintage-inspired wedding dresses…  ‘Dorothy’ 1950s style wedding dress, new to the Heavenly Collection Dorothy is a new version of my 1950s-style Blanche dress. Dorothy features a full length, more A-line skirt to give a softer look.  A really versatile dress, Dorothy […]

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Molly, stunning in a 1960s wedding dress by Priscilla of Boston

Dear Reader Today I’d like to share some pictures from beautiful vintage bride Molly. Molly was married last Summer in a stunning 1960s wedding dress. With its gorgeous lace, elegant high neck and long sleeves, the dress has all the hallmarks and details to suggest it is by renowned American designer Priscilla of Boston. Priscilla […]

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HAIRSTYLES for VINTAGE WEDDING DRESSES, Part 3: 1970s, and short hair.

Dear Reader In the last of three posts about hairstyles to suit vintage wedding dresses, I’d like to finish with 1970s-inspired styles, and some gorgeous looks for short hair. 1970s For me, Farrah Fawcett typifies the 1970s look, with her tumbling sexy curls. But a literal interpretation is not what this is about, and I think […]

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Charlie’s original 1950s lace wedding dress, and a vintage-inspired wedding that’s a real family affair!

Dear Reader, Today I’d like to share some pictures from Charlie, one of my lovely real vintage brides. For her Summer wedding to Liam, Charlie wore a gorgeous 1950s lace vintage wedding dress, with fitted bodice, elegant full-length lace sleeves and scooped neckline. As you can see, she looked fabulous – the dress could have […]

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Hairstyles for 1950s and 1960s vintage wedding dresses

Dear Reader,  I confess I have a special interest in hair: I spent 20 years as a hairdresser specialising in designer fashion shows and fashion shoots. And I always loved creating wedding hairstyles, as it’s an opportunity to do something really special. What an icon! Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, 1961 […]

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