A GUIDE TO VINTAGE LACE WEDDING DRESSES Part 2: the story of modern lace

Dear Reader I didn’t realise how much I love vintage lace until I started sourcing the perfect fabrics for my own collection of vintage inspired wedding dresses. My search took me to specialist ateliers all over the world, where I became completely absorbed in the beauty of the vintage and reproduction lace I saw. On […]

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Vintage Bride of the Week Susie – beautiful in 1940s wedding dress ‘Bette’

Dear Reader, I promised a special Bride of the Week, and here she is: Susie, wearing 1940s ‘Bette’ dress from my Heavenly Collection. Susie wears the dress beautifully, teaming it with a charming mini veil and woodland flowers… And thanks, Susie for your kind words…! “Thank you so much for your fantastic dress designing skills! […]

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Lovely bride Anna in 1950s style wedding dress

Dear Reader, Meet Anna, Heavenly bride of the week! For her Spring wedding to Noel, Anna wore Blanche, a pretty 1950s inspired wedding dress from the Heavenly Collection. Anna matched the dress with beautiful mint green shoes from Rachel Simpson, so we added a soft green silk ribbon – perfect with the exquisite French lace […]

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What vintage are you…?

Dear Reader, So I may have nailed my colours to the mast by saying how much I love 1930s dresses. But that’s just me… Now how about you? Are you a Downton Abbey darling, a lover of 1950s prom-pretty fashions, or a stylish swinging 1960s girl? Each style of vintage wedding dresses has so much to […]

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My Vintage Wedding Dress of the Week, Violette – a 1930s beauty.

Dear Reader, Have I mentioned that the 1930s is one of my very favourite eras for vintage wedding dresses? …Oh, only about a hundred times, probably! Well, this week I’ve chosen another gorgeous 1930s-inspired gown to be my Dress of the Week: Violette, from my Heavenly Collection. Handmade in sensuous silk satin, with french lace […]

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Real Bride Sophie shines in a 1950s-style wedding dress, ‘CHANTILLY’

Dear Reader, Remember I promised to share more pictures of Heavenly bride Sophie, and her wedding to Jeremy…? For her city wedding in Ealing, Sophie looked fabulous in ‘Chantilly‘ – a 1950s inspired lace wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection. She teamed the dress so prettily with silver Jimmy Choo ‘Luna’ peep toe pumps, a sweet […]

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1930s Vintage Wedding Dresses – A Guide to the Decade of Glamour!

Dear Reader Who can resist the allure of the 30s, with all the glamour it conveys? I’m often intrigued by the gorgeous vintage wedding dresses I’ve sourced, so I have done a little research into the subject… Beautiful white satin original 1930s wedding dress, £1250 incl slip One question that interested me was, why it is […]

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How to Accessorise your Vintage Wedding Dress… and the super new-look ‘Love My Dress’

Dear Reader, Do you already know Love My Dress? It’s a wonderful wedding blog, full of ideas and inspiration by brilliant blogger Annabel. Well, today it’s all looking rather new and different… Check out their pretty new design here. And it reminded me about a post I wrote for Annabel a little while ago, all about […]

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Sarah in a 1930s satin wedding dress: Heavenly Vintage Bride of the week

Dear Reader Sarah is our Bride of the Week, so serenely beautiful in this original 1930s satin and lace gown. To complement the gorgeous 30s dress, I also sourced this lovely vintage veil. I think it suits her so perfectly, and Sarah was delighted too, “I just wanted to say thank you so much for […]

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1940s lace wedding dress and jacket – what a darling!

Dear Reader, For my original vintage wedding dress of the week, I’d like to show you a charming little 1940s lace dress and jacket. The 40s are sometimes overlooked, getting a little lost between the glamorous slinky 30s and the super-pretty 50s. But I think dresses from the 1940s have so much to offer: from lovely elegant […]

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