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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A 1940s-style vintage wedding dress for a cool Spring day.

Dear Reader, Choosing a vintage wedding dress for an English spring wedding can be a challenge. Of course, it must be gorgeous and glamorous. But it also needs to cover enough skin for our goosebump-inducing climate! 1940s style wedding dress, Florence, from the Heavenly Collection Actually, I love winter and spring weddings. They’re a great […]

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Real Vintage Bride Susan in 1930s-style wedding dress, ‘Violette’.

Dear Reader, Inspired by this burst of early Spring sunshine, I’ve chosen a seaside summer wedding for our Real Vintage Bride of the week… 1930s-inspired silk satin wedding dress Violette from my Heavenly Collection For her wedding to Matt last year, gorgeous bride Susan chose to wear Violette in silk satin, from my Heavenly Collection of […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends 2015 – Number 6

Dear Reader Back to my vintage wedding style forecasts today – with fabulous trend no 6… 6. ALL-OVER BEADED LACE Beaded lace is suddenly trending again – just take a look at the best Oscar dresses from this weekend. And it’s perfect with vintage-inspired gowns. Lupita Nyongo’s vintage-inspired dress with all-over beading by Calvin Klein On […]

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Looking forward to the Oscars…?

13/02/15 General

Dear Reader, Isn’t this chart gorgeous? Before we see this year’s crop of fabulous (ok… and perhaps a few not-so-fabulous) Oscars gowns, it’s fun to remember these brilliant vintage dresses going right back to 1929. Which are your favourites…? Love Helena Heavenly Vintage Brides With thanks to Media Run Digital for the awesome infographic

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends 2015 – Number 5

Dear Reader, Another lovely style that’s swinging right back into fashion this year… 1950s wedding dress worn by the fabulous Audrey Hepburn, in Funny Face (1957) 5. 1950s-style! Full frothy skirts, net and lace.  These cute and frothy prom-style dresses have always been popular. But over the last few years they’ve slipped a little, as […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends for 2015 – Number 4…

Dear Reader, My next tip for 2015 is a trend I really love. I’m so pleased to see it right back in style… 1940s style silk satin wedding dress, Florence – soft, womanly and flowing.   4. SOFT SATIN SLEEVES, 1940s STYLE Long fitted lace sleeves have been very popular for the last few years […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends for 2015 – No 3…

Dear Reader, My next prediction for 2015 vintage wedding style is so romantic and feminine… 1930s style lace wedding dress BUTTERFLY, from the Heavenly Collection 3. LAYERED TRIMS A key trend I see coming through this season is layered and multiple trims. Layering two – or even three – lace and floral trims at a […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends for 2015 – Number 2.

Dear Reader, The second trend I’d like to draw your attention to is… Vintage wedding dress complemented by original Victorian lace cape 2. VINTAGE LACE CAPES AND COATS In my London studio, brides are definitely moving away from shrugs and boleros this year, and asking for a softer style of lace cover-up – particularly vintage lace […]

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