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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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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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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A lovely photograph of a 1950s wedding dress, worn by Georgia

Dear Reader Today, I wanted to post this picture of model Georgia in another wonderful 1950s wedding dress. It’s not about the dress, though: I wanted to show it purely as a lovely photograph. Oh, and the photographer is my dear husband, Robert Lawler! Robert is a fantastic wedding and fashion photographer – and it’s […]

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1950s WEDDING DRESSES – A GUIDE.

Dear Reader 1950s vintage lace wedding dresses are aways in great demand, and are some of the most popular in my collection. And it’s easy to see why.  ‘BLANCHE’ 1950s style wedding dress in cream lace, £1495 This decade in wedding fashion is so feminine and flattering, from the chic modesty of Grace Kelly-inspired gowns, to […]

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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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Vintage wedding dress of the week: lovely 1930s ‘Daisy’

Dear Reader On the blog today, my Vintage Wedding Dress of the Week. This pretty 1930s dress is made in cotton lace with so many wonderful details.  1930s wedding dress, Daisy, in cream cotton lace. Price £995 I call it the Daisy Dress, as the lace is sprinkled with a charming repeat pattern of daises. The […]

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Edwardian lace wedding dresses: two rare original beauties

Dear Reader As I mentioned last week in my post on Edwardian flower crowns, I’ve just photographed these wonderful Edwardian dresses which are new to my collection. You are the first to see them! Edwardian wedding dress 1. Edwardian wedding dress 2. I was thrilled to find these dresses, as original Edwardian gowns are now […]

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Accessorising vintage wedding dresses: Edwardian flower circlets.

Dear Reader For each of my vintage wedding dresses, I love to picture the whole outfit and imagine what accessories will work best. Today on my vintage wedding blog, I’m writing about the current fashion for fresh flowers in the hair, and the origins of this lovely trend. Model Evelyn Nesbit, photo 1903 Traditionally, a country […]

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