Meet the new Violette – my 1930s style wedding dress with lace features!

Dear Reader As promised, I have something new to reveal today: I am very excited to introduce the new Violette. This lovely dress is a new variation on my Violette 1930s-style dress, that you may know already from my Heavenly Collection… For the new Violette, I have added a delicate French lace cap sleeve – […]

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Antique and vintage wedding dresses, coming soon to the V&A

Dear Reader Today I wanted to feature the V&A’s upcoming exhibition, Wedding Dresses 1775-2014. It promises two floors of fabulous dresses and amazing wedding fashions, spanning over 200 years!  1. Silk and leather ‘tango’ shoes, 1914 From Victorian to Vivienne Westwood, the exhibition includes over 80 romantic, glamorous and extravagant wedding fashions. I’m particularly excited […]

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Vintage wedding dress of the week: lovely 1930s ‘Daisy’

Dear Reader On the blog today, my Vintage Wedding Dress of the Week. This pretty 1930s dress is made in cotton lace with so many wonderful details.  1930s wedding dress, Daisy, in cream cotton lace. Price £995 I call it the Daisy Dress, as the lace is sprinkled with a charming repeat pattern of daises. The […]

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Trends in vintage wedding dresses for 2014

Dear Reader One of the best things about January is meeting all the new brides, each beginning the search for her perfect vintage wedding dress. It’s a great way to keep in touch with what my girls are looking for, and see the new trends coming through. I can already see a lot of excitement around […]

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On my vintage wedding blog today… TWO vintage wedding dresses for delightful Leah!

Dear Reader, If you visit my vintage wedding blog often, you may remember I promised to feature lovely real vintage bride, Leah… Leah married Tommy in an amazing Tudor barn in Eltham, London. And for her perfect day she chose not one, but two vintage wedding dresses from me! The first was this stunning full-length […]

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Our first real vintage bride of 2014: a vintage-style lace wedding dress for textile designer Jennifer.

Dear Reader For our first real vintage wedding post this year, I have some lovely pictures from Jennifer, who married Neil in Ireland last summer. Beautiful Jennifer was the first bride to wear ‘Butterfly’, one of my Heavenly collection of vintage-style wedding dresses. I was delighted she was the first to choose this new dress […]

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Remembering Joan Fontaine – a true vintage beauty and her own lovely 1930s wedding dress

Dear Reader Today on my vintage wedding blog I’d like to take a moment to remember wonderful actress Joan Fontaine – one of the true Hollywood greats and a classic vintage beauty – who died this week aged 96. Her most famous role: the second Mrs De Winter, in Hitchcock’s Rebecca Fontaine found fame as […]

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To complement the perfect vintage wedding dress…. a beautiful vintage-inspired headpiece.

Dear Reader I am often asked for advice on the perfect accessories to complement vintage wedding dresses. Here we teamed ‘Butterfly’, one of our beautiful vintage-style lace wedding dresses with a lovely headpiece by Abby at Cherished. Abby makes each exquisite piece using original vintage materials: this one was cleverly created from an original paste dress […]

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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dress of the Week… in dreamy original vintage lace. How romantic is this?

Dear Reader I hope you’ve had a good week and have exciting plans for the crisp Autumn weekend ahead…? Yasmin, one of my heavenly brides, is getting married tomorrow in a pale pink lace 1930s dress, which we’ve matched with a stunning Biba marabou feather cape. She looks radiant. I’m sure you’ll join me in wishing her […]

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