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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Behind the scenes at the Vintage Wedding Blog!

Dear Reader For a while now I’ve wanted to shine a light behind the scenes on the help I’ve had with all the lovely photographs on my site. Firstly from my daughter and her beautiful friends who have been kind enough to model my dresses, but also from my photographer husband Robert Lawler. I am […]

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A lovely photograph of a 1950s wedding dress, worn by Georgia

Dear Reader Today, I wanted to post this picture of model Georgia in another wonderful 1950s wedding dress. It’s not about the dress, though: I wanted to show it purely as a lovely photograph. Oh, and the photographer is my dear husband, Robert Lawler! Robert is a fantastic wedding and fashion photographer – and it’s […]

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1950s WEDDING DRESSES – A GUIDE.

Dear Reader 1950s vintage lace wedding dresses are aways in great demand, and are some of the most popular in my collection. And it’s easy to see why.  ‘BLANCHE’ 1950s style wedding dress in cream lace, £1495 This decade in wedding fashion is so feminine and flattering, from the chic modesty of Grace Kelly-inspired gowns, to […]

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Behind the scenes at the photo shoot… vintage wedding dresses and pretty bridal jewellery

Dear Reader Just a sneak preview today of a new photo shoot using my original vintage wedding dresses… Independent jewellery designer Judith Brown makes some very pretty vintage-inspired pieces. Judith recently included some of my original and vintage-style wedding dresses in her latest photo-shoot, in the rather grand Dunwood Hall. As a little taster, here are […]

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1950s AND 1960s vintage wedding dresses for Alexandra’s San Francisco ceremony

Dear Reader On my vintage wedding blog today, I’d like to share some lovely pictures I received this week from real bride Alexandra.  Alexandra and Adam married in San Francisco City Hall in January. For the civil ceremony, Alexandra wore this super-cool 1960s ‘daisy’ mini dress. You might remember it from a blogpost on 1960s wedding […]

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Vintage wedding dress of the week: lovely 1930s ‘Daisy’

Dear Reader On the blog today, my Vintage Wedding Dress of the Week. This pretty 1930s dress is made in cotton lace with so many wonderful details.  1930s wedding dress, Daisy, in cream cotton lace. Price £995 I call it the Daisy Dress, as the lace is sprinkled with a charming repeat pattern of daises. The […]

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Edwardian lace wedding dresses: two rare original beauties

Dear Reader As I mentioned last week in my post on Edwardian flower crowns, I’ve just photographed these wonderful Edwardian dresses which are new to my collection. You are the first to see them! Edwardian wedding dress 1. Edwardian wedding dress 2. I was thrilled to find these dresses, as original Edwardian gowns are now […]

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Ali, in her beautiful 1950s vintage wedding dress

Dear Reader Today’s real vintage bride is Ali, who chose this beautiful 1950s dress for her wedding. Like so many of the best 1950s and 1960s wedding dresses, this chic and simple gown was inspired by Grace Kelly’s 1956 wedding dress. (Many wonderful photos of that iconic wedding can be seen here.) With its very […]

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