Focus on the Forties: Florence and Bette, made to order vintage-style wedding dresses.

Dear Reader, What a glorious start to the Spring! I hope you too enjoyed some lovely sunshine so far this week. I wanted to talk about the ever popular 40s. Recently I have found I get more requests for 40s vintage wedding dresses, than any other decade. I have two reproduction 40s vintage wedding dresses- […]

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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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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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Vintage Wedding Dress Trends 2015 – Number 1!

Dear Reader,  The year is flying by, isn’t it? … high time I made my predictions for the upcoming seasons! So today and all next week, I’ll be sharing my Vintage Wedding Dress Trends for 2015. Here’s my No 1… 1. SUBTLY SEXY BACKS Brides often ask how they can be a little bit sexy on their wedding day, […]

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Real Vintage Bride Genevieve – Keeping it in the Family!

Dear Reader, Today I’m specially pleased to show you gorgeous vintage bride Genevieve… Vintage bride Genevieve in 1940s lace and satin wedding dress Genevieve is one of four stunning sisters from a truly charming family. And Genny is the third sister who visited my London studio to find her perfect vintage wedding dress! Champagne satin and beading on […]

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Seven beautiful Heavenly Vintage Brides of Last Year

Dear Reader, While I’m thinking about my trends forecast for 2015, it often helps to look back over past seasons. It shows what worked best, which classics will always be in style, and what new ideas evolved… It’s always a pleasure looking back at my brides. It’s almost impossible to choose favourites – I can […]

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Vintage Wedding Dress of the Week in 1940s Satin…

Dear Reader, My dress of the week is this gorgeous original 1940s satin gown, with lace appliqué trim at the neckline… The dress is worn over a fitted slip in heavyweight satin, which helps give structure and drape. This stunning 1940s lace coat – with its open front and long elegant train – makes the perfect cover-up. […]

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