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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Vintage wedding dresses, and vintage-inspired jewellery

Dear Reader You may remember a sneak preview of this photo-shoot from a few weeks ago…? Jeweller Judith Brown recently used some of my vintage wedding dresses to help launch her latest collection of pretty vintage-inspired bridal accessories.  ‘Violette’ 1930s inspired wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection Model wears Heavenly Vintage Brides original 1950s wedding […]

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A Fun Day Out at the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

Dear Reader On Sunday I had the most enjoyable day out at the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair, which takes place every year at Bristol Zoo. It’s one of my favourite events in the vintage wedding dresses’ calendar. The fair is organised by Ali, a most lovely and well organised lady, and is always a great […]

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Hairstyles for 1930s and 1940s vintage wedding dresses

Dear Reader, My lovely clients often ask about hairstyles to suit their vintage wedding dress. And I do take a special interest as I was a hairdresser for twenty years – working on fashion shows and shoots around the world. Rihanna in 1940s style waves Zoe Saldana with 1930s-inspired curls and updo So on my vintage wedding […]

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Vintage Lace for my Butterfly and Angel Wedding Dresses

Dear Reader I just found this lovely old photo. It’s from the Nottingham company who make the lace for the Angel and Butterfly wedding dresses, from my Heavenly Collection.   The lace is made to an original pattern from their archive. This photo looks like it may be the exact same pattern that the rather […]

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Meet the new Violette – my 1930s style wedding dress with lace features!

Dear Reader As promised, I have something new to reveal today: I am very excited to introduce the new Violette. This lovely dress is a new variation on my Violette 1930s-style dress, that you may know already from my Heavenly Collection… For the new Violette, I have added a delicate French lace cap sleeve – […]

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Antique and vintage wedding dresses, coming soon to the V&A

Dear Reader Today I wanted to feature the V&A’s upcoming exhibition, Wedding Dresses 1775-2014. It promises two floors of fabulous dresses and amazing wedding fashions, spanning over 200 years!  1. Silk and leather ‘tango’ shoes, 1914 From Victorian to Vivienne Westwood, the exhibition includes over 80 romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding fashions. I’m particularly excited […]

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Behind the Scenes at the Vintage Wedding Blog – Part 2!

Dear Reader There’s definitely a glimmer of Spring in the air today. So let’s end the week with a picture post – a last few of my favourite images from the website of photographer Robert Lawler. (Also known as Mr Heavenly Vintage Brides!) If you’d like to see more, you can contact Robert any time […]

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