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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My new vintage lace cloche veil, 1930s-style a la Kate Moss.

Dear Reader, Today I’d like to show you the last of my new vintage-inspired veils. This pretty lace cloche or cap veil is inspired by the laid-back glamour of Kate Moss… My new vintage-inspired cloche veil. Beautiful from all sides, Heavenly’s new full length cloche veil. In turn, Kate’s veil is based on original lace […]

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Hannah in 1930s style wedding dress ‘Violette’ – Vintage Bride of the Week.

Dear Reader, Today’s vintage bride is Hannah, who chose 1930s style Violette wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection for her Spring wedding. Hannah was delightful to work with, and together we agreed a few variations to this beautiful silk satin wedding dress: satin ‘petal’ sleeves, subtle champagne beading on the shoulders, and a French lace panel in the back. It […]

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Josie in 1950s-style wedding dress, our Real Vintage Bride of the Week.

Dear Reader,  Our Vintage Bride of the Week is Josie, so sweetly pretty in a 1950s inspired wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection… Josie chose the Chantilly dress… with one or two extra special touches. While Chantilly is based on an original 1950s design with a swishy prom-style skirt, Josie has a lovely understated style and was […]

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Vintage Bride Rachel, in 1930s-style Angel lace wedding dress.

Dear Reader, Meet our lovely Vintage Bride of the Week, Rachel, wearing the Angel dress from my Heavenly Collection… This adorably floaty and romantic dress looks so pretty on Rachel and fitted her wonderful figure like a dream. (With some input from Heavenly’s expert seamstress Grace, of course!) Angel is closely based on an 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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1960s lace vintage wedding dress – Clare our Vintage Bride of the Week.

Dear Reader, For her wedding to Ed, Clare teamed the all-lace Stella dress with a gorgeous 60s-style updo and fabulous super-high heels for a chic and slinky look. (Look close further down the post and you’ll see she cleverly has a pair of flats on standby for dancing in!) Clare talks about her experience of […]

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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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Real Vintage Bride Susan in 1930s-style wedding dress, ‘Violette’.

Dear Reader, Inspired by this burst of early Spring sunshine, I’ve chosen a seaside summer wedding for our Real Vintage Bride of the week… 1930s-inspired silk satin wedding dress Violette from my Heavenly Collection For her wedding to Matt last year, gorgeous bride Susan chose to wear Violette in silk satin, from my Heavenly Collection of […]

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