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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Vintage 1960s Wedding Dress by Valentino – our Friday Inspiration!

Dear Reader, Spring is in the air – at last. The clocks change this weekend, but the flowers are already out on this gorgeous Valentino vintage wedding dress from 1968… So pretty, I thought I’d make this picture our Friday inspiration! Have a Heavenly weekend, Love Helena Heavenly Vintage Brides

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Ralph Lauren vintage-inspired wedding dress – a little Friday Inspiration…

Dear Reader   Remember my predictions for wedding dress trends this year…? High necks, long sleeves, head to toe lace… Well I was very pleased to see Ralph Lauren has taken my advice*. This romantic beauty from his 2015 collection last week has ’em all. Love those platforms worn underneath too. *Oh alright… I suppose he […]

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1960s William Cahill Wedding Dress for fabulous vintage bride Carolyn.

Dear Reader This week’s Real Vintage Bride is darling Carolyn… For her Hambleden wedding to Jim, Carolyn chose this fabulous 1960s mini wedding dress, by iconic 60s designer William Cahill. The dress is a perfect example of swinging 60s style – in gorgeous lace with a flattering wide boat neck and swingy cape back. What […]

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