Glamorous 1940s satin vintage wedding dress worn by real bride Alex

Dear Reader,

Glamorous 1940s satin vintage wedding dress;

This week’s vintage bride is Alexandra, whose wedding to Tim took place in the magnificent and secluded Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland.


Alex chose an original 1940s satin vintage wedding dress in ivory with a glamorous beaded and embellished neckline. She teamed it with an elegant long veil, pearl drop earrings and a froth of scented pastel flowers. And as you can seen, Alex makes a simply stunning bride…
Alex describes the process of finding her perfect vintage wedding dress…

“Choosing the dress was very easy. I wanted something that was classic, modest and original. When I went to see Helena at Heavenly Vintage Brides she was so lovely and gave us all a cup of tea and could tell us so much about every dress she had. It felt so personal and it was just right to go with her advice, rather than a brand/name in a boutique shop.”

After the grandeur of the ceremony at the Priory, Alex and Tim chose to keep a simple, intimate feel to the marquee reception…

“We had a marquee venue overlooking the estuary in Alnmouth. In the evening the sea fret came in and it was just breathtaking.”


“We are lucky have very kind and talented friends and family. We made our own Save The Date cards. Al’s Mum made the cake. Our friend Annahita made our Order of Service. Tim’s brother did our disco. Another friend (a goldsmith) made our wedding rings. One of our bridesmaids made chutney for the after dinner cheese. Our friend Abigail provided some of the very excellent “Sheep’s Nose” cider that she brews on her farm for the reception. The list goes on and we are very grateful!”


If you’d like to see more of Alex and Tim’s wedding, you can find them on


Thanks Alex and Tim for sharing your lovely day. And thanks to Stan Seaton Photography. Pop back, dear reader, for more gorgeous vintage brides next week…



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