Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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, but with a little encouragement she chose this stunning full-length 1940s lace wedding dress. With its high neck, fluted sleeves and long, long train, the dress was movie-star glamorous. (It was originally made in New York by a store that Marilyn Monroe frequented!)
 And as you can see, Lucie carries it off perfectly...
Lucie teamed the dress with elegant gold peep-toe pumps from Nine West sourced from Shoeaholics (adding the original vintage 1920s shoe clips herself), and beautiful bright blooms.
We've already heard Lucie's own words about the day (see the link to my earlier post, below). So now I'll let the photos of this amazing event speak for themselves...
Thanks to Mark Tattersall for the photos. If you'd like to see more, there's a full feature on Lucie's day on Love My Dress
Thanks, reader, for dropping by today. And most of all, thanks and huge congratulations to our happy couple... Cheers Lucie and Joe!

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Real bride Lisa, lovely in 1940s-style 'Bette' wedding dress

Dear Reader,
Some lovely photos today of real bride Lisa, in her 1940s inspired wedding dress...
Lisa married in Summer and looks so elegant and poised in the dress. She really wears it beautifully. You may recognise the gown as 'Bette' from my Heavenly Collection.
I'm always happy to personalise a dress for an individual client, by adding different finishes. For Lisa, we decided on an original vintage trim of silver bugle beads for the neckline. And we added a belt with the same vintage beads. We were all delighted with the result and in Lisa's words, 
"Many thanks again for creating such a beautiful dress, I had so many wonderful comments on the day."
These beautiful original trims are becoming very rare now, and I spend a great deal of time sourcing them for our vintage-inspired wedding dresses. So it's a delight when they add the perfect finishing touch to a perfect bride! Our thanks to Lisa, for sharing her gorgeous pictures.

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Friday, 8 August 2014

Chloe, so pretty in her 1950s-style lace wedding dress.

Dear Reader,
Today I'd like to share these lovely photos from real vintage bride Chloe...
Chloe was a complete pleasure to work with. And as well as beautiful bride, I was delighted to meet her charming family - mum Sharon, Aunt, and sister Marnie. Together, I think we found Chloe the perfect vintage-style wedding dress...
Chloe looked fabulous in 1950s-inspired Blanche from the Heavenly Collection. She chose the ballerina length with a 3/4 sleeve, trimmed with a silk ribbon and handmade silk rose...
And in Chloe's own words,
" I must say everybody loved and complemented it, especially my now husband :) "
Chloe was a lovely client, and we had such fun finding the right dress...
"You honestly made wedding dress shopping an absolute dream, I was always worried before I started that I would feel uncomfortable standing around shops, being put in and taken out of dresses.
But from the moment I met you I instantly felt relaxed. I knew from our first meet back last October that I would not look anywhere else for a wedding dress. I'm very, very pleased to have found you!"
Chloe accessorised the dress with pretty Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon shoes, a neat mini-veil, and bold red bouquet...
Now I'll let Chloe introduce these photos of their happy day... 
"I hope these can show you what a wonderful day we had - and how myself and husband chose perfectly complementing outfits! 
It was like a proper old fashioned wedding day :) Thank you again, I hope to be directing many future brides in your direction."
Happy Days! Have a great weekend, and see you all next week, Heavenlies - when I shall have some more gorgeous real brides to show you.

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