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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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 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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Vintage lace wedding dresses – featuring gorgeous Felicity!

Dear Reader, As our Bride of the Week is Felicity, I thought we’d take a minute to look again at the beautiful lace she is wearing… For this 1930s inspired Butterfly dress from my Heavenly Collection, we use a family firm of lacemakers in Nottingham. They have been producing some of the world’s finest lace […]

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Felicity in BUTTERFLY 1930s-style lace wedding dress… Our Bride of the Week.

Dear Reader, Big congratulations today to lovely Felicity, my newest Real Vintage Bride… For her recent wedding to Luke, Felicity chose Butterfly, a 1930s-style wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection… Butterfly is based on an original 1930s lace wedding dress. With its mermaid skirt, and waterfall frill at the neck it is wonderfully dreamy. Felicity looks […]

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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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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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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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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE WEDDING DRESSES remodelled as a new collection

Dear Reader, I have so much to tell you. I hope you’ll forgive my absence these last few months… I’ve been busy, busy, busy! Choosing, restoring, and designing the most beautiful vintage-inspired wedding dresses – based on gorgeous original vintage bridal gowns from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. But now it’s time to turn […]

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