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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Real vintage bride of the week: Jane, in 1950s lace and tulle wedding dress.

Dear Reader, Today our fabulous vintage bride of the week is Jane. For her London wedding to George, Jane wore a gorgeous original 1950s wedding dress in latte-coloured lace. Jane and George both wore tea-length dresses with a 1950s silhouette to complement each other’s – making two equally beautiful brides. And like the dresses, all their day […]

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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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Real bride Lucie, in glamorous 1940s lace wedding dress

Dear Reader, I’m definitely having a 1940s moment. So here, as promised, are some delightful pictures of Lucie in her gorgeous 1940s lace wedding dress. From the darling flower girls in their delicate hair wreaths, to the beautiful bride herself, everything about Lucie’s wedding is so pretty… Lucie first looked at simpler styles of gowns, […]

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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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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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Lovely Leo in a perfect 1950s wedding dress – the inspiration for my vintage-style wedding dress ‘Blanche’

Dear Reader Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been admiring lace dresses here on my vintage wedding blog, so I’d like to show you one of my very favourites – as worn by real vintage bride, the lovely Leo. Leo looked wonderful in this perfect tea length, champagne coloured, late 1950s wedding dress. Brides sometimes […]

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For the perfect city wedding, Ania looks stunning in a 1970s vintage wedding dress.

Dear Reader, Today – as promised – I’d like to share the pictures from one of my lovely clients, Ania. For their vintage-inspired London wedding, Ania and Mark knew they wanted to keep the day as simple and relaxed as possible… As Ania says: “We didn’t have any particular theme in mind when planning the day. I […]

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A GUIDE TO VINTAGE LACE WEDDING DRESSES Part 1: Pastel and Coloured Lace

Dear Reader Most of the brides I meet love vintage lace wedding dresses. And there are so many fabulous types to choose from. Today, I’d like to talk about the pastel-coloured lace often used in 1950s wedding dresses. A glimpse of a beautiful vintage lace wedding dress, for more details see below COLOUR One of the […]

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