If you visit my vintage wedding blog often, you may remember I promised to feature lovely real vintage bride, Leah…
Leah married Tommy in an amazing Tudor barn in Eltham, London. And for her perfect day she chose not one, but two vintage wedding dresses from me!
The first was this stunning full-length 1930s lace wedding dress lace and cape. The sash we chose to complement it is made from gorgeous vintage 1940s satin ribbon. Leah wore this 1930s dress for the ceremony and the early part of the day.
Leah describes the emotional moment when she found her dress,
“I love vintage, and I knew I wanted lace, so I tried on all the lace dresses Helena had. This one stood out because once the sash and cape were put on it became unique and didn’t look like an ordinary dress.
My mum and my bridesmaids all cried when I put it on – so that’s when we knew!”
Leah’s second choice was a wonderful late 1930s satin wedding dress. Leah had loved this dress at my studio too, and in the end decided to take both.
Although it’s quite unusual, some brides do choose two wedding dresses – one for daytime and one for evening. One of my brides actually bought three vintage wedding dresses: a 1930s satin dress with Cathedral length train for the ceremony, a 1950s lace cocktail dress for the dinner, and an 80s ra-ra dress for dancing!
Leah’s second dress was tea length – perfect for dancing! As Leah shows when they hit the floor for David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’…
Thanks for dropping by today.
Leah and Tommy married in the historic Tudor Barn in Eltham
Leah’s hair and make-up were by Lawrence from Pimps and Pinups
She danced to David Bowie in shoes by Rainbow club
And sparkled in accessories by John Lewis
Tommy was dressed by Ralph Lauren
And the lovely 1950s-inspired bridesmaids dresses were by Vivien of Holloway
With flowers by Joanna Marriott
And all photographs with thanks to Sophie Mutevelian
Heavenly Vintage Brides