1930s Vintage Wedding Dress in Slinky Satin, for Real Vintage Bride Emily.

Dear Readers, Emily is our Vintage Bride of the Week, wearing a beautiful original 1930s wedding dress in ivory satin… Let’s give Emily a moment to tell the story in her own words… “My experience with Helena helping me choose my wedding dress was wonderful from start to finish. Visiting her studio of unique and original […]

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Accessories for Vintage Wedding Dresses – The Birdcage Veil.

Dear Reader, Some time ago I promised to show you my new range. So here at last is the first of my new heavenly vintage veils…! My clients usually ask for advice on accessorising vintage wedding dresses, and it is hard to find subtle and delicate vintage-style accessories that suit every period. So the answer…? Well, […]

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It’s your perfect vintage wedding dress. Why cover it up… right?

Dear Reader, From lace bolero to marabou stole, the right cover-up is a fabulous addition to your vintage wedding dress – adding an extra layer of glamour or sophistication. Let’s look at a few delicious examples… Ostrich and Marabou Stole, priced £150 First, this super-glamourous ostrich and marabou stole, turning a demure and simple satin […]

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A word about slips… The perfect support for your vintage wedding dress.

Dear Reader, Let’s talk underwear! In this case, underwear pretty enough to wear on its own… Believe it or not, this is actually a satin slip, not a vintage wedding dress! So many girls have commented on how pretty it is, so I thought I’d show it off today… I’ve worked so hard on creating a […]

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Gypsy Wedding, Vintage-style!

Dear Reader, A little while ago I lent some of my original vintage wedding dresses for a photo shoot by Christian and Erica from Christian Ward Photography. Their idea was to recreate a vintage gypsy wedding. Not the ‘big fat gypsy wedding’ kind, but something soft and romantic from days gone by – based on […]

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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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Edwardian vintage wedding dresses – a guide.

Dear Reader The Edwardian period was just ten years from 1901 to 1910. But it is still popular today: just look at the international success of Downton Abbey. (The period after the death of Edward until the First World War is often included, too.) Original Edwardian vintage wedding dress (with 1930s satin slip), £1250 Fashionable […]

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Vintage wedding dresses, and vintage-inspired jewellery

Dear Reader You may remember a sneak preview of this photo-shoot from a few weeks ago…? Jeweller Judith Brown recently used some of my vintage wedding dresses to help launch her latest collection of pretty vintage-inspired bridal accessories.  ‘Violette’ 1930s inspired wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection Model wears Heavenly Vintage Brides original 1950s wedding […]

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A Fun Day Out at the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair

Dear Reader On Sunday I had the most enjoyable day out at the Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair, which takes place every year at Bristol Zoo. It’s one of my favourite events in the vintage wedding dresses’ calendar. The fair is organised by Ali, a most lovely and well organised lady, and is always a great […]

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Behind the scenes at the photo shoot… vintage wedding dresses and pretty bridal jewellery

Dear Reader Just a sneak preview today of a new photo shoot using my original vintage wedding dresses… Independent jewellery designer Judith Brown makes some very pretty vintage-inspired pieces. Judith recently included some of my original and vintage-style wedding dresses in her latest photo-shoot, in the rather grand Dunwood Hall. As a little taster, here are […]

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