Vintage Wedding Dresses in the Movies: What’s your favourite?

Dear Reader, Ask anyone their Top 10 wedding movies, and the same films appear over and over. From My Best Friend’s Wedding to Bridesmaids, from Twilight to Sex and the City. Well, you probably know by now that I’m a fan of old movies. (We know, we know, I hear you cry!) Over the next few days, […]

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Choosing a veil for your vintage wedding dress.

Dear Reader, I am always on the look-out for lovely accessories for my clients, and recently I’ve been thinking about veils. The right veil can add so much to a beautiful vintage wedding dress. Just think of the wonderful images of Kate Moss in her Juliet cap veil. And of course, the iconic Grace Kelly… […]

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A classic 1960s wedding dress by William Cahill, and gorgeous flowers.

Dear Reader, Today I’d like to show two of my vintage wedding dresses in a lovely photo-shoot by new Floral Designer Aisha Vohra. The first is a late 60s dress by American designer William Cahill – famous for his exquisite craftsmanship and elegant design. Cahill of Beverly Hills was one of the finest names in wedding […]

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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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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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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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Vintage Wedding Dresses at the V&A

Dear Reader I was delighted to be invited to a preview of the V&A’s vintage wedding dresses exhibition at the weekend. It’s a great day out with eighty spectacular dresses and some lovely stories about the brides. Kate Moss in fabulous vintage-inspired dress, and designer John Galliano The show starts with some amazing examples of 18th and […]

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Hairstyles for 1930s and 1940s vintage wedding dresses

Dear Reader, My lovely clients often ask about hairstyles to suit their vintage wedding dress. And I do take a special interest as I was a hairdresser for twenty years – working on fashion shows and shoots around the world. Rihanna in 1940s style waves Zoe Saldana with 1930s-inspired curls and updo So on my vintage wedding […]

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Vintage Lace for my Butterfly and Angel Wedding Dresses

Dear Reader I just found this lovely old photo. It’s from the Nottingham company who make the lace for the Angel and Butterfly wedding dresses, from my Heavenly Collection.   The lace is made to an original pattern from their archive. This photo looks like it may be the exact same pattern that the rather […]

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