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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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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Meet ‘Colette’, the perfect cover-up for a vintage lace wedding dress.

Dear Reader, Allow me to introduce ‘Colette’, my new vintage lace bolero.  1. Vintage lace bolero ‘Colette’, worn over ‘Butterfly’ vintage lace wedding dress Colette is the perfect cover-up for a vintage wedding dress. Many wedding dresses are backless, like the ‘Butterfly’ dress it is shown with here. This is gorgeous for the party, but […]

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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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An Oscar-winning partnership: Grace Kelly and Edith Head

Dear Reader I just watched the beautiful Grace Kelly in one of my all-time favourite movies, Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.  Grace Kelly in Rear Window As always, Grace looks stunning in a range of wonderful 1950s dresses. I was inspired to find out more, so for my first post after the Oscars I’d like to […]

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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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Behind the Scenes at the Vintage Wedding Blog – Part 2!

Dear Reader There’s definitely a glimmer of Spring in the air today. So let’s end the week with a picture post – a last few of my favourite images from the website of photographer Robert Lawler. (Also known as Mr Heavenly Vintage Brides!) If you’d like to see more, you can contact Robert any time […]

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Behind the scenes at the Vintage Wedding Blog!

Dear Reader For a while now I’ve wanted to shine a light behind the scenes on the help I’ve had with all the lovely photographs on my site. Firstly from my daughter and her beautiful friends who have been kind enough to model my dresses, but also from my photographer husband Robert Lawler. I am […]

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