Josie in 1950s-style wedding dress, our Real Vintage Bride of the Week.

Dear Reader,  Our Vintage Bride of the Week is Josie, so sweetly pretty in a 1950s inspired wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection… Josie chose the Chantilly dress… with one or two extra special touches. While Chantilly is based on an original 1950s design with a swishy prom-style skirt, Josie has a lovely understated style and was […]

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Vintage Bride Rachel, in 1930s-style Angel lace wedding dress.

Dear Reader, Meet our lovely Vintage Bride of the Week, Rachel, wearing the Angel dress from my Heavenly Collection… This adorably floaty and romantic dress looks so pretty on Rachel and fitted her wonderful figure like a dream. (With some input from Heavenly’s expert seamstress Grace, of course!) Angel is closely based on an original […]

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1930s Vintage Wedding Dress in Slinky Satin, for Real Vintage Bride Emily.

Dear Readers, Emily is our Vintage Bride of the Week, wearing a beautiful original 1930s wedding dress in ivory satin… Let’s give Emily a moment to tell the story in her own words… “My experience with Helena helping me choose my wedding dress was wonderful from start to finish. Visiting her studio of unique and original […]

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Accessories for Vintage Wedding Dresses – The Birdcage Veil.

Dear Reader, Some time ago I promised to show you my new range. So here at last is the first of my new heavenly vintage veils…! My clients usually ask for advice on accessorising vintage wedding dresses, and it is hard to find subtle and delicate vintage-style accessories that suit every period. So the answer…? Well, […]

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Vintage 1950s wedding dress by Christian Dior – Friday Inspiration.

Dear Reader, Spring is Oh-So-Sprung, the blossom is blooming, and the sun is shining. Hooray! Let’s celebrate with a gorgeous floral Friday Inspiration… This classic 1950s wedding dress is by Christian Dior, and has all the signature features of his divine ‘New Look‘ with its heightened femininity, tiny waist, fabulous flowers and acres of luscious […]

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80s beaded knee length wedding dress worn by real bride Joanna

  Dear Reader, this amazing 80s beaded knee length wedding dress is a real showstopper. It’s a beautiful dress, and I always knew it would take a special bride to wear it and truly make it her own…   The moment Joanna tried it on, she was obviously the one! Super-stylish taxidermist Jo married web […]

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Vintage-Style Wedding Dress by Alexander McQueen – our Friday Inspiration.

Dear Reader, The V&A Fashion department’s spectacular Alexander McQueen show, Museum of Savage Beauty, is now in its third week and garnering rave reviews. This vintage-inspired wedding dress showcases all his couture skills and includes so many of my favourite features… High neck…? Check. Head to toe ivory lace…? Check. Long sleeves…? Check. Absolutely beautiful…? Check check […]

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1960s lace vintage wedding dress – Clare our Vintage Bride of the Week.

Dear Reader, For her wedding to Ed, Clare teamed the all-lace Stella dress with a gorgeous 60s-style updo and fabulous super-high heels for a chic and slinky look. (Look close further down the post and you’ll see she cleverly has a pair of flats on standby for dancing in!) Clare talks about her experience of […]

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