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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Accessorising vintage wedding dresses: Edwardian flower circlets.

Dear Reader For each of my vintage wedding dresses, I love to picture the whole outfit and imagine what accessories will work best. Today on my vintage wedding blog, I’m writing about the current fashion for fresh flowers in the hair, and the origins of this lovely trend. Model Evelyn Nesbit, photo 1903 Traditionally, a country […]

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Trends in vintage wedding dresses for 2014

Dear Reader One of the best things about January is meeting all the new brides, each beginning the search for her perfect vintage wedding dress. It’s a great way to keep in touch with what my girls are looking for, and see the new trends coming through. I can already see a lot of excitement around […]

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On my vintage wedding blog today… TWO vintage wedding dresses for delightful Leah!

Dear Reader, If you visit my vintage wedding blog often, you may remember I promised to feature lovely real vintage bride, Leah… Leah married Tommy in an amazing Tudor barn in Eltham, London. And for her perfect day she chose not one, but two vintage wedding dresses from me! The first was this stunning full-length […]

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Our first real vintage bride of 2014: a vintage-style lace wedding dress for textile designer Jennifer.

Dear Reader For our first real vintage wedding post this year, I have some lovely pictures from Jennifer, who married Neil in Ireland last summer. Beautiful Jennifer was the first bride to wear ‘Butterfly’, one of my Heavenly collection of vintage-style wedding dresses. I was delighted she was the first to choose this new dress […]

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